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Old 04-25-2006, 09:53 AM   #1
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Thunderbird won't open!!! Running Xandros

Let me precursor this by saying I'm not great at working on computers, so the easier the explanation the better.

When I left work last night I closed it down. When I got in this morning, I clicked the icon to open thunderbird. The tab shows up in the bottom bar for about 20 seconds while it acts like it's booting up, but then disappears.

I'm running a Linux machine. Xandros is the OS.


Thanks in advance.
Old 04-25-2006, 10:17 AM   #2
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Open console. Type 'thunderbird' then enter. Post the output.....
Old 04-25-2006, 10:43 AM   #3
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kevin@CoreMediaLinux:~$ thunderbird
bash: thunderbird: command not found

I have no idea if I just did that right. I had to figure out what the console was first. Like I said, not a computer guy at all.

Let me know. Thanks so much.
Old 04-25-2006, 09:11 PM   #4
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Try "locate thunderbird" to find where it is.

It sounds like the thunderbird executable is not in your $PATH. Post the output of the above command, and we can help you fix the problem. Basically, you will need to place a link to thunderbird in your $PATH (the list of places Linux looks for places to execute a command). We will give you the correct command when you post the output of "locate thunderbird".

I hope this helps


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