This morning I was unable to connect to MSN, which is very frustrating for me. At first I just waited a bit to see if it was a MSN issue, but after receiving some IMs (via AIM/Yahoo, etc) of others that were also having trouble with pidgin. A friend of mine told me to emerge x11-plugins/pidgin-msn-pecan-0.0.17 to fix the problem. This is currently masked, so you'll need to add it to /etc/portage/package.keywords with the ~x86 flag. After emerging the plugin, edit the account and select WLM as the Protocol and save it. You should be able to logon now.
Pidgin MSN issues this morning
By admin - Posted on January 12th, 2009