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Old 03-30-2004, 10:19 PM   #1
budd
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Mozilla Thunderbird Wont Load in Mandrake 10


I am a new Linux User, I recently installed Mandrake 10 & installed Mozilla Thunderbird. But it will not load unless I am logged in as root, if I am logged in as user it tries to load & then just quits, no messages or anything. I've tried reinstalling it but that didn't help. Hope someone can give me some advice here.
I would just like to say, that I really like using Linux, I find I am using WinXP less & less and Mandrake more & more I am having a ball. Haven't had this much fun with a computer since my old Amiga Days.
 
Old 03-31-2004, 05:18 AM   #2
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"it tries to load & then just quits, no messages or anything" did you launch it with a command from the terminal?
Have you tried a clean profile? Rename ~/.thunderbird (delete the dot) to move it out of the way. If Thunderbird runs with a clean profile then the problem is somewhere in that old profile. If it still won't run then perhaps the problem is permissions. As root cd into the folder where Thunderbird is installed and use the command chmod -R 755 *
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su
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cd /path/to/thunderbird
chmod -R 755 *
 
  


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