Debian Configuration :: Network With Pidgin No Longer Works
Mar 14, 2011
There is something strange going on with Pidgin in Debian 6. I have just installed the system, then Pidgin, then configured my MSN accounts and chatted; but after rebooting, it no longer works. It just hangs while trying to connect - this is what I see from strace:
- a largish number of times. My very rough and ready thoughts about this so far are that it is probably not Pidgin that has an error, since 1) It worked initially, and 2) I am pretty sure the developers would have know about it very quickly if this was a general problem in Pidgin. On the other hand, my networking seems otherwise to be fine - s what is going on here?
I upgraded from lenny to squeeze on a notebook and I can no longer connect to the wireless network. The computer is an LG notebook and the network card is ralink rt2860. I am using Gnome and NetworkManager. The wireless key is WEP hex. It was working fine with lenny till before the upgrade. After the upgrade, the network card stopped working. So, I checked
Then I reinstalled the driver with apt-get install firmware-ralink wireless-tools Then the network manager tray started working again and saw the network, but cannot connect. It was trying to connect but timed out and kept asking for the password. It is the correct password. I tried deleting the old connection and recreated a new one in the nm. But still does not work.
I ping my router. If I keep my mouse moving (or i'm typing) I get a 5ms ping.If I stop typing/moving my mouse, it times out.
- I disabled NetworkManager for the inteface eth0 but it doesn't solve the problem. - I'm having the same problem using a Ubuntu 15.01 bootable image - I'm having the same problem usign an Ethernet PCI Adapter - I'm having the same problem usign a Wifi PCI Adapter
for some reason, ubuntu cant see it anymore. so how to fix? windows still prints to this printer on the network. I deleted the printer in ubuntu and tried to redetect and now it says no printer at that address.
before I deleted it, I recall it saying something about the backend had failed?
I am using Squessze and Gnome. When I try to use the gui System>Administration>Network or Users and Groups I get the error The configuration could not be loaded. You are not allowed to access the system configuration.Everything was working before. I read around a bit. In some cases,it was caused by mismatching group and password files after using the gui. I do not know how to check if they are matching. Of course I do not know for sure that is the problem in my case.
Testing an upgrade Etch>Lenny 5.08, and one issue I've found is that "sudo konqueror" in a teminal no longer gives root priveleges, instead konqueror starts with limited rights. It also seems that using a .desktop shortcut, an attempt to run konqueror under any credentials other than the logged-on user fails.
Yet, 'sudo kwrite' works. Anyone met this before, or know why?
I have a problem. I'm using the latest Debian stable, Lenny. I am trying to get my usb wifi card working. The Debian wiki advised me to upgrade my kernel to 2.6.30 using backports, because the drivers for my wifi chip are supposedly in the newer kernel.
So thats what I did. The install went fine. However, after rebooting the computer hangs when it is starting gdm. Only the desktop background appears with some fuzzy stripe over it, the mouse doesn't respond. Pressing ctrl+alt+f1 does nothing. I can only restart with ctrl+alt+del.
I can still use the computer with the old kernel. No problems there. I tryed disabling GDM and rebooting again with the new kernel. It boots up and works fine on command line. However when I type startx it hangs, just like before.
I'm not an expert, but I'm suspecting there might be problems with the graphic drivers in the new kernel. When I installed lenny at first, X started fine. However 3d acceleration was not functioning. I got help from IRC, I had to install some package to enable direct rendering. Don't remember which one anymore.
Here's what lspci gives for VGA: 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Rage 128 PF/PRO AGP 4x TMDS
I upgraded my testing/Wheezy Inspiron N5010 to 2.6.38-2-amd64 recently (along with a bunch of other updates, of course) and now my Samba network share is no longer automatically mounting, I have to open a root terminal and do a "mount /mountpoint"; my relevant /etc/fstab entry:
I've tried over options, as well, but it isn't automatically mounting. Any suggestions (including where to file a bug report)?
I bought a laptop : Samsung R580 and when i want to install Debian Squeeze with NetInstall, it's impossible because ma Ethernet Card isn't recognized.These are the caracteristics of my card :PCI ID : 11ab4381Supporté : YesFabricant : Marvell Technology Group Ltd.Matériel : 88E8059 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet ControllerPilote : sky2The driver is not in the kernel 2.6.32 and i must to wait a new kernel version in Debian?
After to install Debian Sid, i can't to connect to my network. When i launch lsmod, ath9k is present so the module is enabled.I don't use network-manager-gnome, wicd and other, i modify myself /etc/network/interface. But even with this configuration, the wifi does not works.
I just put a pfSense firewall inbetween my ADSL router and my LAN. It's configured to have a cachng DNS server and a DHCP server. Among other things. For reasons beyond this post the address range served by DHCP changed from 10.0.0.x to 192.168.1.x. The new DHCP server gives 192.168.1.1 as gateway and DNS server name and not the public IP addresses of our internet provider.
After reconnecting our client machines everything worked just fine on the win-xp boxes, but the Debian Squeeze servers and Ubuntu 10.4 clients all started to get network timeouts. If I ping public websites it works but browsing to the same servers fails. Other services like POP3 and IMAP also fails. All machines use WiFi to connect and the access point is the same as before.
What could it be that make the debian boxes fail? My laptop runs squeeze too and also fails. But when connecting to various other access points at hotels and such I do not get this problem.
Another weird thing is that the debian server running virtualbox cannot do things online but the virtual windows boxes running on this machine can. Weird! Where should I start looking? How is networking/dhcp clients on Debian different from Windows XP?
This is my first post and I'm just starting to use Ubuntu again. I currently have 11.04 installed. So my friend and I are trying to voice chat using Google Talk. He is using Windows XP and is going through his web browser. If I use Empathy or Pidgin I can call him and he can hear me speak but I can't hear him. When he calls me, I get no notification from Pidgin, and from Empathy it rings and when I pick up I get nothing. It works perfectly fine for both of us if I also go through my browser. Hopefully someone can help with this or perhaps have another voice chat client we could use? For example, MSN is suppose to work with Empathy. If so, would we have fewer problems using that?
On a side note I always wanted to know when you guys give terminal commands on here do you have them memorized or do you copy and paste?! I'm such a noob when it comes to Linux and can't count the times Ubuntu has made me feel so dumb!
I have a very strange problem.ometimes, yes sometimes not all the time, I get a Destination Host Unreachable when I ping a computer on my network. If I switch to root using su I can ping that same computer. Here is a screen shot:
joseph@laptop:~$ ping 192.168.1.14 PING 192.168.1.14 (192.168.1.14) 56(84) bytes of data. From 192.168.1.9 icmp_seq=2 Destination Host Unreachable
I have a debian-powered NAS (Buffalo LinkStation) and I want to configure the following behaviour: When ethernet (eth0) is plugged in, connect and get a static ip address (ie. 192.168.0.11) When a wireless usb-adapter (wlan0) is plugged in, connect to a wireless router (ie. "Ankkanet") get another static ip address (192.168.0.12)
My /etc/network/interfaces :
auto lo iface lo inet loopback auto eth0 iface eth0 inet static
what could be causing wireless to disconnect when ethernet cable is unplugged?
I have been using my system for couple of weeks, and normally update software when the icon is displayed on top bar (gnome). Last couple of days there were updates for X, and I am not sure whether that is the cause of my problem. Once bootup, I get the login screen. When enter the password the login screen keep coming back. there is no error about any password issue, or anything. It keeps prompt me to enter the password.
I could login back the following way.
1. ctrl + alt + F1 , and login with the same username/pwd as for X 2.change to root 3.pkill gdm3 4.exit from root to user privilege 5. startx
The system starts X correctly and no login screen is displayed. I could use the system as usual.
The only thing I did custom to my system was upgrading to the latest kernel (2.6.38) using the source. This was to get support for my hardware, but that was about a month ago. I do not see anything in /var/log (X, demesg etc).
Previously after doing aptitude upgrade, my pidgin seems broken with no gui shown. So I decided to download the latest source from pidgin website and build it from source, but I think I made situation worse because it then complained that ssl lib was needed. Then I removed the libpurple (e.g. aptitude purge libpurple0 libpurple-bin libpurple-dev) and reinstalled pidgin (aptitude install pidgin). Now it shows the error
pidgin: symbol lookup error: pidgin: undefined symbol: purple_media_element_info_get_type
I searched on the internet and can not find a solution. The clues on the internet says that's because the piding I use is the older version of libpurple. But I think I've removed all with purge and reinstalled it. Maybe some legacy binary is referenced. What or where it might be? Or where there may contain related information.
It may be not correct place for asking but I will give a try. There is a "strange" problem with network on computer of my wife. Sometimes it works sometimes it does not (under WIN7), it complains that LAN cable is not plugged in. On the same computer it always works if I boot computer from Ubuntu CD. And it always works on my computer (Debian testing). Under Linux i can see intensive blinking of LAN card diodes, under windows it blinks few times and than stops. I have little, if any knowledge about LAN hardware. But based on what I see and same logic i supposed the following: Driver of network card is programed to recognize certain levels of signal, and probably in win driver those levels a set a bit higher than in linux. when because of some reasons signal in LAN cable goes below some level, the card under win7 cannot see the network.
I was playing with my debian server when something went totally wrong while i was editing something on my network interface,i removed those crap that i wrote and left the network interface configuration as it was
Like for example after re-editing my network interface,it was like :
As i did a network restart, i get this error saying :
There is already a pid file /var/run/dhclient.eth0.pid with pid 2802 killed old client process, removed PID file.
What is this error and how can i fix it,because every time im re booting my server i lost my network config.
I installed Debian Squeeze on my Acer AspireOne yesterday, and was delighted to see that my ZTE MF627 broadband dongle (from 3 UK) appeared to work "out of the box". I wasn't able to connect due to lack of signal, but the behaviour was as I expected. (The dongle is one with a "zero CD" that needs to be ejected before the modem itself can be accessed. Recent versions of udev are supposed to do this automagically.)
However, when I tried to use the dongle today, I was unable to make it work. It appears that udev is no longer ejecting the zero CD when it is inserted, but is instead detecting the modem as a (non-functioning) serial port.
Here is the output from /var/log/syslog for the "successful" attempt. Note the disconnection at 4769.479857 which is followed by reconnection as a different device:
Jan 16 14:11:30 john-netbook kernel: [ 4759.175449] usb 1-2: Product: ZTE CDMA Technologies MSM Jan 16 14:11:30 john-netbook kernel: [ 4759.175459] usb 1-2: Manufacturer: ZTE,Incorporated Jan 16 14:11:30 john-netbook kernel: [ 4759.175762] usb 1-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice Jan 16 14:11:30 john-netbook kernel: [ 4759.180622] scsi3 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices Jan 16 14:11:30 john-netbook kernel: [ 4759.181863] usb-storage: device found at 4
I had some trouble with the netinst CD and I had to install lenny with the 6DVDs instead. My internet connection only works after I edit the interfaces and resolv.conf files manually. So my question is: can I do that from the netinst CD before it actually needs the connection to install everything? (otherwise I'll just need to use the DVDs.
I'm planning to use Debian as the OS for a firewall machine, which will sit between my internet connection and the rest of my computers. Now my network is all wired, no wireless whatsoever. I'm using the onboard the motherboards cat5 socket which seems to be using the VIA rhine driver and I'm also using a 3com 100MBps card.
I can list the machine spec if you want but it's nothing special, an old Athlon 64 rig with 1gb ram and an OEM motherboard, it all seems to work ok apart from the internet doesn't' seem to work. Lenny seems to detect both cards ok and I even used the net install CD and it managed to download everything using the 3com card.
The strange thing is when I'm in Lenny, I can't seem to connect. I can ping google, but when I try and view a webpage, the browser just sits there with a while screen... Could it be that using 2 network cards is confusing Debian? Right now I've only got the modem hooked up the the 3com card, and nothing connected to the onboard network card.
i loaded the YUM suggested by fedora and adobe. the install went well and worked during that time during the next and all restarts after the flash player no longer works infact all websites requiring flash say it si not even installed. I tryed to reinstall it and it said it is already installed and to cancel.