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Old 01-26-2006, 12:02 PM   #1
rev_swid
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Question Thunderbird Issues.


Yesterday I loaded THunderbird 1.5 on a system running Suse 9.3. Everything worked great and I received over 60 emails. This morning when I restarted the system and clicked on my Tunderbird icon nothing happened. I then tried to open it in a command shell by typing thunderbird, this also did not work. At this point I restarted and in a command shell listed the programs in the directory that THunderbird resides and it was right there where it should be. Any suggestions?
 
Old 01-26-2006, 12:14 PM   #2
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try the full path of the thunderbird binary...like

Code:
/path/to/thunderbird
Tux,
 
Old 01-26-2006, 12:36 PM   #3
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I tried and this was the result:

linux:/opt # /opt/thunderbird
bash: /opt/thunderbird: is a directory
 
Old 01-26-2006, 01:22 PM   #4
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you are referring to a directory and not the thunderbird binary. try this

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/opt/thunderbird/thunderbird
thunderbird binary is located in /opt/thunderbird directory.

Tux,
 
Old 01-26-2006, 01:38 PM   #5
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Tux you are the man! Thanks.

What's strange is now I must reconfigure all the settings as if I had never done it yesterday.
 
Old 01-26-2006, 02:01 PM   #6
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might be a bad install or something. I have installed and revomed thunderbird package lot of times but it never caved in for me. All the mails and settings are stored in .thunderbird directory in your home directory so unless you somehow removed that directory, it should not ask you to reconfigure everything. Are you logged in as a different user?
 
Old 01-26-2006, 02:45 PM   #7
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No, not logged in as a different user. What directory did you install Thunderbird in? Possibly /opt is not the proper place for it.
 
Old 01-26-2006, 04:37 PM   #8
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think i got it sorted by adding a shortcut to my /usr/bin folder

ln -sf /opt/thunderbird/thunderbird

thanks again.
 
  


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