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Old 08-17-2002, 01:13 PM   #1
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Kmail has lost my settings!


Hi all,
I had a major crash this morning whilst browsing the internet-
for some reason Konqueror locked up my pc and I had to
switch if off via the off button (yes, I know this is a "bad thing",
but I had no choice).
Anyway, when Linux rebooted, I found that Kmail had lost all
my personal settings, (the obes stored under network in
settings, such as email address, password, email server etc.).
Everytime I close Kmail down, I lose these settings again!
What is amiss? Has anyone else had this problem? I've been
happily easing Kmail/Konqueror etc. for months now and
this is the only bad thing that has happened.

By the way, I am running SuSE 7.3, and the version of
KDE (2.2.1) and KMail (1.3.1) that came as standard with it

Thanks everyone,

Paul
 
Old 08-18-2002, 12:44 AM   #2
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maybe a problem writing to the file, try removing it from your home folder and set it up again.

it should be in ~/.kde/share/apps/kmail


~ = your home folder


also you might want to check log files
 
Old 08-18-2002, 12:45 AM   #3
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If you run kmail from an xterm you may see errors
 
Old 08-18-2002, 04:27 AM   #4
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Hi David,

Running kmail from an xterm produces no error messages - at least none displayed (btw, which log files should I be checking - sorry for such a stupid question, I really am new to this!)

Also, I cd'ed to the directory you specified, but when I got to
.kde/share, I couldn't find the apps directory!

Cheers

Paul
 
Old 08-18-2002, 05:15 AM   #5
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Hello again,
I found the kmail directory under .kde2 and renamed it (in case I need to restore it later on!)...but I still get the same problem: kmail loses my settings when I close it down! Help!

Thanks

Paul
 
Old 08-18-2002, 08:56 PM   #6
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not sure on your system

but look in /etc/syslog.conf

it will give you an idea where logs are at

maybe /var/log/messages
 
Old 08-19-2002, 03:39 PM   #7
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I've had a look in /var/log/messages and I can't seem to find anything amiss. I tried providing my settings at a certain time this afternoon, closed down kmail, and fired it up again (yep, my settings had gone!) I had a look in the logs to see if there was anything amiss when I provided my settings, but nothing was obvious! Arggh!

Cheers

Paul
 
  


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