Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 438042
pidgin crashes after upgrade to fc8
Last modified: 2008-03-19 02:58:09 EDT
Description of problem:
Pidgin fails to start after upgrade to FC8
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start pidgin
[jes@mini ~]$ pidgin
libnm_glib_nm_state_cb: dbus returned an error.
(org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown) The name
org.freedesktop.NetworkManager was not provided by any .service files
After upgrading my Mac Mini from Fedora Core 7 to Fedora Core 8, I am now
getting the above strage error message when I try to launch pidgin.
I do not run Network Manager on this box as it is assigned a static IP address
and I am unable to get that working with NM. NM itself crashes when I try to add
a new connection as a regular user. However it's beyond me why pidgin cares
about network manager in the first place.
That error message is harmless, simply indicating that NetworkManager is not
Please install the debuginfo packages (with "debuginfo-install pidgin") and get
a backtrace as described on http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/StackTraces
Ok, this is the weirdest I've seen.
After installing the 250MB of debuginfo packages, I am suddenly able to start
pidgin again. No idea whats changned, but I'll close this one for now, and
reopen if this happens again.