new to it all ca some one explain how to use pidgin as a messenger i just keep getting no server and not linked ha some one got the instructions or some were i can get them
on 12/29/2009 – Made popular on 12/29/2009
pidgin privacy please is a pidgin plugin to stop spammers from annoying you. You can block messages from certain users, block messages from people who are not on your contact list and suppress repeated authorization requests.
Since a few weeks I've been running a whatsapp protocol through Pidgin messenger. The first week there were no troubles at all. (except that I couldn't chat with people on android, but I've found a workaround for that -> invite them in a 'private' group chat)
But now all of a sudden Pidgin started closing itself directly after logging on.
I recently installed Pidgin and tried to install pidgin-facebookchat. Ubuntu software center now says that pidgin is corrupt so I press repair but nothing gets fixed.
I've tried sudo apt-get purge pidgin but I get this error:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information...
Pidgin is a nice chatting client that is pre-installed in a lot of Linux distributions. Pidgin supports many chat platforms like yahoo, facebook, irc, AIM ... but unfortunately, the popular social network Twitter is not on this list.
However, with the help of a plugin called pidgin-microblog, you can update and check twitter and some other social networks like Identi.ca, Status.net ..
I have built pidgin from source on CentOS 7. This is because there is no package available yet. This went well however pidgin-otr-4.0.0 cannot find the headers for pidgin and purple. They reside in /usr/local/include, and I can't work out what the configure script wants with its suggestion.
I'm presently using pidgin, but it doesn't adequately notify me when I receive a message. I know I can get it to make noise, and pop up a notification, but I very specifically would like the icon to flash or wiggle (or something) on the sidebar until I check it. Is there a way I can get pidgin to do this/and or is there a different program that does?
I use Pidgin to chat with Gmail contacts. In cases when:
PC is off
A message was not sent from pidgin
I do not get these messages in the pidgin.
Is there a way to fix this?
For example, if I send a message via Pidgin, it appears in Hangouts app on Android almost instantly. If the PC if off and I send a message from Android phone, then turn on the PC and Pidgin, I do not see such messages.