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With all the noise about google switching away from XMPP, I was pretty concerned when Pidgin stopped connecting to Google Hangouts (aka gtalk or xmpp) with the following error:

"Server does not use any supported authentication method"

I wasted some time updating things hoping that would solve it before I finally figured out my problem: It wsn't google changing things at all; it was me. I'd changed the hostname of my (relatively new) laptop. But what I hadn't done was put the new hostname into /etc/hosts under 127.0.0.1. A quick edit later, and the newly christened laptop is back on the air.

I found the solution here, but I had to dig for it a bit so I'm puting up this post that shortcuts to the answer without the debugging, just in case anyone else runs into this one and needs help.

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