#8 Gaim crashes when I select checkbox next to plugin


I just installed the latest version of Gaim and extracted the plugin to theplugins folder. I can open the plugins menu and see it there, but when Icheck the box next to it, to enable it, Gaim crashes and the Send/Don't
Send error message pops up. This plugin looks awesome, and thanks for making it. Do you know what could be causing this?


  • Nobody/Anonymous

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    I need more information. What version of Gaim? What version of the plugin? What accounts do you have? What Options do you have selected? What media player (and version) are you running and is it running when you start the plugin?

  • John Roark

    John Roark - 2007-03-17

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    Oops forgot to log in for that last comment...

    You could also try removing the ct prefs from the gaim prefs.xml which is in Documents and Settings\%user%\Application Data\.gaim

    look for an xml blob like this:

    <pref name='currenttrack'>
    <pref name='player' type='int' value='0'/>
    <pref name='file' type='string' value=''/>
    <pref name='format' type='string' value='%so% - %ar%{p}Paused{/p} {q}Quiet{/q}'/>
    <pref name='icon' type='bool' value='1'/>
    <pref name='info' type='bool' value='1'/>
    <pref name='available' type='bool' value='1'/>
    <pref name='away' type='bool' value='1'/>
    <pref name='friendlyname' type='bool' value='1'/>
    <pref name='amazon' type='bool' value='1'/>
    <pref name='update' type='bool' value='1'/>
    <pref name='link' type='bool' value='1'/>

    and delete it

  • Nobody/Anonymous

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    this is happening with me too, i have
    Pidgin 2.0.2
    Winamp 5.35
    Windows XP SP2
    i am using google talk, icq, aim, msn and yahoo

    this crash occurs the moment i tick the box to enable the plugin in the plugins menu, thank you :)

  • Nobody/Anonymous

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    Having the same issue

    XP Pro SP2
    Pidgin 2.1.1
    Using MSN, Yahoo and AIM

    and I've tried with and without iTunes running and still get the same error.

  • Nobody/Anonymous

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    Same issue here,


    Windows Vista
    Pidgin 2.2.1
    CurrentTrack 1.2
    iTunes (attempted enabling the pluging with iTunes both running and closed)
    Google Talk, AIM, MSN, Yahoo enabled (also tried with all disabled)

    Also removed the CurrentTrack XML data from the prefs file, did not help.

    Pops up two error windows when it crashes:

    "Unspecified Fatal Error Encountered, Aborting"
    "This Application Has Requested The Runtime To Terminate It In An Unusual Way. Please Contact The Applications Support Team For More Information."

    It's no drama if I can't get it to work, but it does look like a cool plugin to use =)
    Good Luck.


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