Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 598311
Unable to login to facebook through pidgin; presented with endless captchas
Last modified: 2010-06-01 21:35:27 EDT
Description of problem:
Pidgin tries to connect to Facebook and presents me with a captcha. After typing the Captcha, it gives me another one to do, Over and over with no end in sight.
This worked just a few days ago.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
I killed pidgin and after restarting it repeated this behaviour.
Steps to Reproduce:
2.Enable facebook account.
Lots of squinting and typing
In the past, similar problems like this have been got around doing a FaceBook login through the web browser. Did you tried this?
Yes, repeatedly. I've logged out and logged back in, closed and restarted pidgin. Same thing. The captchas only come after clicking "modify account" and then save. It tries to connect and then presents me with a captcha. The first of many.
I just now deleted the account and set it up again, and am having the same difficulties. No captchas, it seems it just displays "incorrect username or password".
Seems there's a new release upstream, but until weekend I will not work on int.
btw, apparently that problem is not happening to me :-m
Thank You. I appreciate your efforts. Kurt
It turns out that the way to enable this is to not use the "Facebook" protocol but rather the "XMPP" one. Notabug, sorry to waste your time, Kurt
P.S. Found this out after testing it on a livecd, where the problem continued, telling me it was not a software problem.