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Old 09-15-2003, 11:59 PM   #1
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Mozilla mail


Hi,
Im on my second week of linux use, and having all the newbie problems you'd expect, but still im plugging away
My problem is that i managed to update mozilla to 1.4 after a fair bit of hassle and it seems to be working fine, except for my mail. Whenever i try to open it nothing happens, either by icon or toolbar menue. I'v been searching the boards for a solution without luck.
I tried to use Synaptic to load mozilla mail, but it need's the older version of mozilla to run.
Any help would be great thanks.

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Old 09-16-2003, 01:23 AM   #2
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Have you try to run it from a command line?

Open a terminal window, I think you can find one under "System Tools". At the prompt, type "mozilla -mail" and see if there are any error messages.
 
Old 09-16-2003, 05:54 PM   #3
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Thank's for the reply.
I try-ed typing ''mozilla mail'' with no luck.
If i use the ''locate mozilla'' command i get the mozilla directory, but the only entry containing the word ''mail'' is

/home/ralph/mozilla/mozilla/defaults/pref/mailnews.js

It's almost as if its not installed I looked to see if i could download the mail client separately but that does'nt seem to be an option. I really don't want to have to go through the whole uninstall/install thing again if at all possible.
Thanks.
 
Old 09-16-2003, 06:42 PM   #4
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Were you trying this when you already have a mozilla window open? Sounds like it, if so, try simply clicking on the little mail icon (second from the left at the bottom of the Mozilla window) or selecting Window->Mail and News

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Old 09-16-2003, 06:48 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by jambo56

I try-ed typing ''mozilla mail'' with no luck.
try mozilla -mail
 
Old 09-16-2003, 07:40 PM   #6
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Thank's for the suggestions guy's, but still no luck
Im having a hard time trying to figure out what it was that i did wrong.
I uninstalled the older version of mozilla before i installed the new one, and the mail client worked fine for about a day and then suddenly it just stopped responding. Is it poss able that something else i installed afterwards ( java or flash) could have corrupted my mozilla directory ?
 
Old 09-16-2003, 08:44 PM   #7
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When you typed "mozilla -mail", what error messages you got exactly? You mean you've got nothing display? Could you post the messages here if you've got any?
 
Old 09-16-2003, 09:37 PM   #8
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[ralph@localhost ralph]$ mozilla-mail
bash: mozilla-mail: command not found
[ralph@localhost ralph]$

I get the same message when i log in as root also.
I used the ALT/F2 command and the search for files utility's but still nothing. Everything else ( composer, IRC chat etc) work fine.
What would happen if i installed the older mozilla over this one, i noticed it when i was using synaptic.

Thanks..
 
Old 09-16-2003, 09:48 PM   #9
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It's mozilla <space> -mail

mozilla -mail
 
Old 09-16-2003, 10:32 PM   #10
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Quote:
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It's mozilla <space> -mail

mozilla -mail
Nope, that didn't do it. Thanks though.
I'll keep at it for a while, maby wait and see if any one comes up with a solution, if not ill just re-install. Ah well, ill get it right next time
 
Old 09-17-2003, 06:23 AM   #11
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This should help rpm -Uvh ftp://ftp.pbone.net/mirror/atrpms.ph....4-11.i386.rpm
 
Old 09-17-2003, 11:27 PM   #12
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This should help rpm -Uvh ftp://ftp.pbone.net/mirror/atrpms.ph....4-11.i386.rpm
Didn't work, but thanks.
I gave up and reinstalled everything and now the mail client is working fine. Unfortunately i now have a permission issue
I set everything up just the same as before so as to use the icon launcher in the task bar. When i click on it i get a permission denied message. Im able to run mozilla from the run program terminal, but that's it. I read a few other posts about permission problems, but that didn't help.
I removed all of the old install, so that's not the problem)
What did i ever do to mozilla, very frustrating
Thanks again.
 
  


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