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Old 06-28-2004, 05:17 PM   #1
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thunderbird won't run at all

I installed Thunderbird via swaret. I try to run it (mozilla-thunderbird) and it cranks for a few seconds, then quits.

Does this happen for anyone else?
Old 06-28-2004, 05:31 PM   #2
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do you get any errors? have you tried starting it from the cli to see if there are any errors?
Old 06-28-2004, 05:37 PM   #3
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Yeah, tried that... no errors.
Old 06-28-2004, 05:41 PM   #4
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No dependencies missing when ldd /path/to/thunderbird ? Is it the same when trying to run as root ?
Old 06-28-2004, 05:41 PM   #5
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I wouldn't use swaret for non-official packages. Just download the static Thunderbird binary from, untar it and you're ready to go.
Old 06-28-2004, 06:00 PM   #6
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OK, it mysteriously works now. I ran it as it runs ok as all users. Maybe there were some config files that it couldn't create as a normal user? Hmm.
Old 06-28-2004, 07:58 PM   #7
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I had the same probem.
Old 06-28-2004, 09:36 PM   #8
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I ran the program in the terminal as root. Here is what I got:

root@lola:/tmp/stuff# mozilla-thunderbird
Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
Xlib: No protocol specified

(thunderbird-bin:1414): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:

Any ideas?
Old 06-28-2004, 10:25 PM   #9
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the last error you got is because your desktop user has ownership of the xserver.

you can try xhost +localhost then try to run it again

or export DISPLAY=root@localhost:0.0 (cant really remember how this is done)

anywhoooo that error has nothing to do with thunderbird. I down loaded the latest from thunderbird site at it runs fine just untar it and go... I liked evolution much more now novell got em so who knows.....

I had the same issue as you with evolution using slap-get never did figure it out.


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