‘waiting for network connection’ get this Pidgin problem solved!

I was facing this problem with Pidgin for a quite long time. After upgrading to Fedora 10, I see the problem is not fixed yet. So I had to look into the issue and finally found a solution.

  • Click System -> Administration -> Services
  • Choose Network Manager and click Stop and Disable
  • You can stop it from command line using
    sudo service NetworkManager stop
  • Restart Pidgin.
  • It should now connect automatically.

Stopping Network Manager will also solve the ‘no network connection’ issue that you might have been facing while Adding/Removing programs from System -> Administration -> Add/Remove Programs.