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Old 07-10-2006, 04:11 AM   #1
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segmentation faults in firefox and thunderbird

I have an odd problem that I might be able to blame of some overzealous use of KleenSweep.
I have somehow jacked up my Firefox and Thunderbird.
They both work fine as root, and work fine in Gnome, but not in KDE when logged in as a user.
The following is my shell output.

/usr/bin/firefox: Line 159: 7539 Segmentation Fault $AOSS $NOZ_PROGRAM $@

and for Thunderbird
/usr/bin/thunderbird: Line 137: 7551 Segmentation Fault $AOSS $NOZ_PROGRAM $@

Additionally Kontact seems screwed too. I get two popups that say
opening /home/raven/.kde/share/apps/kmail/mail/inbox/cur;
this folder is missing

2. Kmail encountered a fatal error and will terminate now.
The error was.
You do not have the read/write/permission to your inbox folder.

Shell output is similar:

How bad did I screw up, and is there a fix?
btw.. I have stopped using KleenSweep

Old 07-10-2006, 07:52 AM   #2
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In those circumstances I would uninstall and reinstall. Uninstalling kontact may strike at kdebase (I haven't looked), so login to gnome to do the deed.

You may need to restore those lost permissions as root. The kmail folder on my system is in /home/<user>/.kde/share/apps/ The command, once you are in that location, would be chmod u+rw -R /kmail (check man chmod).

I'm not familiar with KleenSweep. It sounds like something which belongs with that other OS. Does it have backup and restore functions? Or would that just add to the complications?

EDIT: Come to think of it, it's kde which is damaged. I'd log in to gnome and uninstall, then reinstall kde. You could remove or rename you .kde folder so that a new one is created during the reinstall and reinstate parts that you want to keep afterwards.

Last edited by noranthon; 07-10-2006 at 06:04 PM.


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