Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 492904
Pidgin does displays neither a main window nor running-icon
Last modified: 2009-03-30 18:35:14 EDT
Description of problem:
After running yum update this morning and rebooting (twice), pidgin will start but the main window never displays. If I kill the program (or SIGINT from the command line) it flashes the window and exits.
The icon never appears in the menu-bar either.
I removed mugshot, renamed .purple and none of those things helped. When I renamed .purple I did get the dialog asking to set up a new account. Pressing Cancel did the same thing: no main window and only a flash of it when I pressed CTRL+c.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. yum -y update
No main window nor icon.
Main window / Icon
Running as root: No window, SIGINT causes segfault:
[root@xxxx bill]# pidgin
(pidgin:4790): GStreamer-CRITICAL **: gst_caps_copy: assertion `GST_IS_CAPS (caps)' failed
(pidgin:4790): GStreamer-CRITICAL **: gst_caps_do_simplify: assertion `caps != NULL' failed
(pidgin:4790): GStreamer-CRITICAL **: gst_caps_unref: assertion `caps != NULL' failed
^C*** glibc detected *** pidgin: free(): invalid pointer: 0x09a2ec10 ***
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Ugh, I was afraid of this. Waiting seems to have fixed it. Perhaps there were strange network issues on my end.