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Old 05-01-2006, 03:34 PM   #1
carlosinfl
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Thunderbird & Spellcheck


I have Mozilla-Thunderbird installed 1.0.7 and I have a Spell-Check option when I send email however when I select that "spell check" option, it has no suggestions when clearly there are corrections to be made.

What am I missing?

http://img348.imageshack.us/img348/8...llcheck1pg.png
 
Old 05-01-2006, 03:55 PM   #2
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I had the exact same thing happen. The problem turned out to be that I didn't have execute permission for the necessary dictionary files.

Unfortunately, I can't remember now exactly which folder I changed to get it back. I think it was /usr/lib/thunderbird, but it could have been /usr/share/thunderbird or /var/lib/thunderbird. Whichever it is though, just make sure your user has execute permissions and the problem should go away.
 
Old 05-01-2006, 05:16 PM   #3
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Do you have a spell check extension installed. Remove it and see if that works.

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Old 05-02-2006, 08:00 AM   #4
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Do you have a spell check extension installed. Remove it and see if that works.

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I don't think I have this extension. How do I verify this?
 
Old 05-02-2006, 11:12 AM   #5
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...anyone?
 
Old 05-02-2006, 11:28 AM   #6
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Simply check tools>>extensions to see what you have installed. If you didn't install it yourself, you probably don't have it.

I still think it's a permissions problem though, because the exact same thing happened to me. Examine the permissions on the directories I mentioned above, and give yourself executable access if they don't have it already. I'm pretty sure that will take care of the problem.
 
Old 05-02-2006, 12:21 PM   #7
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Well lets start with Davids permission theory...

Here is one dir I found but have no clue what to look for...

Code:
cwilliams@cwilliams:/usr/lib/mozilla-thunderbird$ ls -la
total 3724
drwxr-xr-x   7 root root   4096 2006-05-01 10:21 .
drwxr-xr-x 103 root root  28672 2006-05-02 07:53 ..
drwxr-xr-x   2 root root   4096 2006-05-01 10:21 chrome
drwxr-xr-x   2 root root   8192 2006-05-01 10:21 components
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root     43 2006-05-01 10:21 components.ini -> /var/lib/mozilla-thunderbird/components.ini
drwxr-xr-x   8 root root   4096 2006-05-01 10:21 defaults
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root     41 2006-05-01 10:21 defaults.ini -> /var/lib/mozilla-thunderbird/defaults.ini
drwxr-xr-x   2 root root   4096 2006-05-01 10:21 extensions
drwxr-xr-x   2 root root   4096 2006-05-01 10:21 greprefs
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root     37 2006-05-01 10:21 icons -> ../../share/mozilla-thunderbird/icons
-rw-r--r--   1 root root 138248 2005-10-17 19:09 libgkgfx.so
-rw-r--r--   1 root root 107368 2005-10-17 19:09 libgtkembedmoz.so
-rw-r--r--   1 root root  14200 2005-10-17 19:09 libgtkxtbin.so
-rw-r--r--   1 root root 170752 2005-10-17 19:09 libldap50.so
-rw-r--r--   1 root root 524380 2005-10-17 19:09 libmozjs.so
-rw-r--r--   1 root root 203356 2005-10-17 19:09 libnspr4.so
-rw-r--r--   1 root root 445572 2005-10-17 19:09 libnss3.so
-rw-r--r--   1 root root 225916 2005-10-17 19:09 libnssckbi.so
-rw-r--r--   1 root root  14828 2005-10-17 19:09 libplc4.so
-rw-r--r--   1 root root   8760 2005-10-17 19:09 libplds4.so
-rw-r--r--   1 root root  14532 2005-10-17 19:09 libprldap50.so
-rw-r--r--   1 root root 144408 2005-10-17 19:09 libsmime3.so
-rw-r--r--   1 root root 457568 2005-10-17 19:09 libsoftokn3.so
-rw-r--r--   1 root root 136180 2005-10-17 19:09 libssl3.so
-rw-r--r--   1 root root  45796 2005-10-17 19:09 libxlibrgb.so
-rw-r--r--   1 root root 109892 2005-10-17 19:09 libxpcom_compat.so
-rw-r--r--   1 root root 760552 2005-10-17 19:09 libxpcom.so
-rw-r--r--   1 root root   8292 2005-10-17 19:09 libxpistub.so
-rwxr-xr-x   1 root root  65900 2005-10-17 19:09 mozilla-thunderbird-bin
-rwxr-xr-x   1 root root  10332 2005-10-17 19:09 mozilla-thunderbird-xremote-client
-rwxr-xr-x   1 root root  11212 2005-10-17 19:09 regchrome
-rwxr-xr-x   1 root root  22368 2005-10-17 19:09 regxpcom
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root     35 2006-05-01 10:21 res -> ../../share/mozilla-thunderbird/res
-rwxr-xr-x   1 root root  10989 2005-10-17 18:07 run-mozilla.sh
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root     44 2006-05-01 10:21 startup-hooks.d -> /var/lib/mozilla-thunderbird/startup-hooks.d
Another dir you suggested...

Code:
cwilliams@cwilliams:/usr/share/mozilla-thunderbird$ ls
chrome  icons  parts  res

Last edited by carlosinfl; 05-02-2006 at 12:22 PM.
 
Old 05-02-2006, 12:33 PM   #8
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Ahhh - Here is the Myspell dir this URL

Code:
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root      28 2006-05-01 10:21 myspell -> ../../../share/myspell/dicts
What do you think?
 
Old 05-02-2006, 02:26 PM   #9
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I had the exact same thing happen. The problem turned out to be that I didn't have execute permission for the necessary dictionary files. .......just make sure your user has execute permissions and the problem should go away.
Look at the permissions on the files
 
Old 05-02-2006, 02:48 PM   #10
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Look at the permissions on the files
I am looking - root and the root group have 777 on that file directory.
 
  


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