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Old 12-09-2004, 08:48 AM   #1
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Question Re KMail

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1. When I go to open my mail in the "Start Applications I get this dialog box,
Only one instance of Email can be run at any one time. It is already running with PID 4781 on host linux according to the lock file located at /home/agladwin/.kde/share/apps/Kmail/lock.
It appears that I have "locked: the mail somewhere, somehow.
How can I unlock it? I can't find /home/agladwin/.kde/share/apps/Kmail/lock

2. When I set up the Kmail I could send OK but can't receive. I get an error message
Error Bug SXW. I saver the Contents of the bug should it be required to determine my problem.


Old 12-09-2004, 09:23 AM   #2
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1. /home/agladwin/.kde/share/apps/Kmail/lock is a lock-file. To clear this issue, you should first verify that PID 4781 is not a running instance of KMail using
cat /proc/4781/cmdline
. If it is then it has likely crashed; in this case you may want to kill it with
kill 4781
The reason you cannot find the file (I suspect) is that .kde is a hidden directory (as it starts with a dot); rather than browsing for it in a GUI tool it's faster to delete it from the command-line:
rm /home/agladwin/.kde/share/apps/Kmail/lock
2. I can find no reference to such an error message off hand. What version of KMail are you using?

An inability to receive email is usually caused by incorrect settings; you need a POP or IMAP connection to a mail server, specifying the correct server, port, protocol, authentication method, username and password. Your ISP should be able to supply you with this information if you are unsure.


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