[Solved] pidgin will not run

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[Solved] pidgin will not run

#1 Postby LanceHaverkamp » Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:41 am

New install of Mepis 11, 32 bit.
Removed kopete, installed Pidgin, but pidgin will not run.
Uninstalled, then reinstalled, still won't run.

Is this a known problem?


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Re: pidgin will not run

#2 Postby Eadwine Rose » Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:31 am

Open the konsole, enter kopete, see what the output is that it gives you.

Also.. what else got removed along with Kopete?
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Re: pidgin will not run

#3 Postby LanceHaverkamp » Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:19 am

$ pidgin

ERROR: Caught a segmentation fault while loading plugin file:
/usr/lib/gstreamer-0.10/libgstlv2.so

Please either:
- remove it and restart.
- run with --gst-disable-segtrap and debug.
Segmentation fault


Doesn't mean much to me.....

Don't think anything was removed with kopete.

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Re: pidgin will not run

#4 Postby Eadwine Rose » Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:25 am

Here is what I found googling your konsole message:

http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=573269

A workaround is to remove the file in question.
$ ln -sf /dev/null /usr/lib/gstreamer-0.10/libgstlv2.so



Personally I'd rename the file first (that way it isn't gone) and see if pidgin starts.
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Re: [Solved] pidgin will not run

#5 Postby timkb4cq » Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:47 pm

A better way to fix this issue is to Install gnome-media, then run gstreamer-properties in a terminal as your normal user (once only).
This will configure gstreamer to avoid the problem.

It isn't just a pidgin problem. Several other applications assume that any system using gstreamer will have had it set up with this command and have similar crashes if it hasn't been.
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Re: [Solved] pidgin will not run

#6 Postby Eadwine Rose » Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:54 pm

Subtitleeditor has this issue of gstreamer plugins missing (decoders, xvis mpeg-4 and mpeg-1 layer 3 (mp3) in this case).

Could that be the same solution then? I have googled myself crazy for that and all tips that I found did not help.
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Re: [Solved] pidgin will not run

#7 Postby Jerry3904 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:31 pm

A better way to fix this issue is to Install gnome-media, then run gstreamer-properties in a terminal as your normal user (once only). This will configure gstreamer to avoid the problem.

Is this what you expected to see?

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jb@BondDesktop:~$ gstreamer-properties
gstreamer-properties-Message: Skipping unavailable plugin 'alsasink'
gstreamer-properties-Message: Skipping unavailable plugin 'artsdsink'
gstreamer-properties-Message: Skipping unavailable plugin 'esdsink'
gstreamer-properties-Message: Skipping unavailable plugin 'pulsesink'
gstreamer-properties-Message: Skipping unavailable plugin 'glimagesink'
gstreamer-properties-Message: Skipping unavailable plugin 'sdlvideosink'
gstreamer-properties-Message: Skipping unavailable plugin 'ximagesink'
gstreamer-properties-Message: Skipping unavailable plugin 'xvimagesink'
gstreamer-properties-Message: Skipping unavailable plugin 'v4lmjpegsrc'
gstreamer-properties-Message: Skipping unavailable plugin 'qcamsrc'
gstreamer-properties-Message: Skipping unavailable plugin 'alsasrc'
gstreamer-properties-Message: Skipping unavailable plugin 'esdmon'
gstreamer-properties-Message: Skipping unavailable plugin 'pulsesrc'
jb@BondDesktop:~$
Then it spit up a little GUI that I did not know what to do with...
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Re: [Solved] pidgin will not run

#8 Postby timkb4cq » Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:08 pm

Yup! That's what you see. You needn't do anything in the GUI although you can test audio inputs & outputs if you like.
The command creates folders & xml files in ~/.gconf to configure how gstreamer connects to the sound system. I don't know the rest of the details - only that it works.
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Re: [Solved] pidgin will not run

#9 Postby timkb4cq » Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:29 pm

Eadwine Rose wrote:Subtitleeditor has this issue of gstreamer plugins missing (decoders, xvis mpeg-4 and mpeg-1 layer 3 (mp3) in this case).

Could that be the same solution then? I have googled myself crazy for that and all tips that I found did not help.


I installed Subtitleeditor and it appears to work. I don't know the program or work with subtitles at all so I may be missing something.
You might need gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly & gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg from the CR. I had them installed already & had run gstreamer-properties
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Re: [Solved] pidgin will not run

#10 Postby Eadwine Rose » Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:29 am

It works like a peach as long as I use an external player. As soon as I use the internal one it spits out about the missing things. No biggie really for me, as it does work after all, just in mplayer, instead of internally in that screen. Ah.. if that is all.. *shrug* you know :smile:
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