This is not the first time I’m using Pidgin. But this is for the first time it behaves pretty weirdly. The reason goes like this:
Whenever I login to my google account via xmpp using the Pidgin, I can see myself online in the buddy list! Whao! What more? During logging in, it pings libnotify and notifies me that “Sajjad is Online”, with a nice pic of mine, smiling at me!
Problem started after a recent upgrade. For the sake of account, the pidgin version is 2.6.6
Recently, I upgraded to the much awaited Karmic Koala from Jaunty. Experience with Jaunty was not so sweet. Anyways, thought to give a hand on Koala. Upgrade went successful. The only problem remaining was that I could not start voice or video chat using Pidgin. Koala comes with Empathy as the default client. But I never wanted to use that.
When ever I tried to start a voice chat I got the following error:
Error creating session: Could not create the rtp muxer element
Error adding stream.
This is just a trouble due to permissions to gstreamer and Farsight2. Follow the steps to get it right.
- Fire a terminal.
- Change directory to your home folder.
- Now type “mv .gstreamer .gstreamer.bak
- and “mv .farsight2 .farsight2.bak
We are moving the folders in order to be safe rather than deleting them, in case we need to restore them.