Pidgin: Yahoo connection fix

So since the last update of Pidgin for Ubuntu broke yahoo compatibility. There are currently two fixes for the problem:

  • 1) Go through the process of configuring your sources.apt file, and downloading the latest Pidgin client.

  • 2) Make a small change in the current client's Yahoo account settings.

Just for simplicity's sake, I choose (and am going to explain how to do) the second.

SO start with opening up the account manager like so:

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Then highlight the Yahoo account and click on the "Modify" button, like so:

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A new window will pop up, click on the "Advance" tab on the top left. And then add "cn." to the text area for "Pager Server" like it shows below:

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And that is all you have to do, and you'll be chatting with your Yahoo friends again in no time.

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