Here's my problem:
History: I've been using YM without problems on my laptop running XP. One day it just started to continuously get disconnected and reconnected again. The problem just disappeared without me doing anything with my system or the YM configuration. I'm behind a firewall by the way.
Next I installed FedoraCore on an external drive. I configured Pidgin and it was working perfectly using the same YM account. One day it just stopped working, i.e., I cannot connect to the YM server anymore. I tried all the connection configuration options already and reinstalled Pidgin but to no avail.
I tried logging in on YM again using XP on the same laptop and found the disconnection problem re-occurred. - so it's not a program and system problem (YM/Pidgin, XP/FC8)
I tried exchanging IP settings with another PC on the same network/firewall but it still doesnt work on my laptop- so it's not my IP settings.
I tried my YM account using that other PC and it worked on that PC- so it's not my YM account.
So what do you think guys? I think it's my laptop. But what could be wrong with it? It's really frustrating...