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  1. #1
    imatechguy NNTP User

    Default Thunderbird does not "fully open".


    I'm having some problems I can't seem to solve via the forums or google.
    The big one is getting my Thunderbird working and I really need some
    input. I've successfully set up a working application of Thunderbird in
    Ubuntu, Kubuntu, MEPHIS and Mandriva over the last few weeks so I'm
    pretty confident the problem is not within my Thunderbird itself.

    When I launch the application I get the GUI and I can access the file
    menus but the cursor remains in the "thinking" configuration and I can
    not get new mail nor can I access the emails stored in my local
    folders.. I do dual-boot with that other OS (XP) and Thunderbird still
    works fine for me in that one. I can see the folder names in the
    folders pane but can not see any emails within those folders. I've
    tried reconfiguring and even uninstalling Thunderbird as well as turning
    off the firewall program all to no avail. I should also mention that if
    I launch Thunderbird in the terminal I get no errors or other messages,
    the GUI just pops up and it tries unsuccessfully to fully load.

    I'm on openSUSE 11.1 running the KDE 4.1.3 desktop.


    Thanks.


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  2. #2
    caf4926 NNTP User

    Default Re: Thunderbird does not "fully open".


    It should work fine. I would suggest the following.

    Look in your /home/*username/. (hidden files)
    look for .thunderbird
    rename it .thunderbird_old

    Now try Thunderbird.
    (All your accounts etc will not be there)

    But first - tell us if this seems to sort the problem or not.


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  3. #3
    imatechguy NNTP User

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    Well that worked...sort of. At least it helped verify the where the
    problem is. I rebuilt the server connections first and everything
    loaded in fine and I could check for new mail. However once I change
    the local folders setting to the file on my mounted drive, Thunderbird
    again becomes non-functional. I'm not sure why as this setup has worked
    fine on my testing of other distro's.

    Just out of curiosity could it have anything to do with where I mounted
    my shared partitions? I've mounted them at /home/<me> instead of /mnt
    where I normally do just because they seem easier to get too. I
    wouldn't think that would matter but it's the only thing I've changed
    between this and other distro's where this has worked.

    Next steps?


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  4. #4
    caf4926 NNTP User

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    The mounted drive? Is this a USB external? If so what format?

    Can you otherwise read / write to it OK.


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  5. #5
    imatechguy NNTP User

    Default Re: Thunderbird does not "fully open".


    Sorry, should have been more clear. This is partition on a HDD with
    data that is shared between XP and Linux. It is in NTFS format and I
    can access it fine outside of Thunderbird.

    The easy solution is probably to try a fresh install but for the sake
    of learning I'd really like to solve the problem.


    Thanks.


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  6. #6
    caf4926 NNTP User

    Default Re: Thunderbird does not "fully open".


    Post your
    /etc/fstab

    Identify the drive/partition in question and we'll check the settings


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    imatechguy NNTP User

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    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-WDC_WD2500YS-01SHB1_WD-WCANY2932678-part6 swap
    swap defaults 0 0
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-WDC_WD2500YS-01SHB1_WD-WCANY2932678-part5 /
    ext3 acl,user_xattr 1 1
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-WDC_WD2500YS-01SHB1_WD-WCANY2932678-part7 /home
    ext3 acl,user_xattr 1 2

    ***************** this is the partition *******************
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-WDC_WD2500YS-01SHB1_WD-WCANY2932678-part2
    /home/dad/LNXWINSHARE ntfs-3g
    users,gid=users,fmask=133,dmask=022,locale=en_US.UTF-8 0 0
    ***********************************************************

    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-WDC_WD5000AAKS-00YGA0_WD-WCAS87625318-part1
    /home/dad/MEDIA_FILES ntfs-3g
    users,gid=users,fmask=133,dmask=022,locale=en_US.UTF-8 0 0
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-WDC_WD2500YS-01SHB1_WD-WCANY2974359-part1
    /windows/Programs ntfs-3g
    users,gid=users,fmask=133,dmask=022,locale=en_US.UTF-8 0 0
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-WDC_WD2500YS-01SHB1_WD-WCANY2932678-part1
    /windows/WIN_OS ntfs-3g
    users,gid=users,fmask=133,dmask=022,locale=en_US.UTF-8 0 0
    proc /proc proc defaults
    0 0
    sysfs /sys sysfs noauto
    0 0
    debugfs /sys/kernel/debug debugfs noauto
    0 0
    devpts /dev/pts devpts mode=0620,gid=5
    0 0


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  8. #8
    caf4926 NNTP User

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    edit the file and change to this:

    backspace this part out

    users,gid=users,fmask=133,dmask=022,locale=en_US.U TF-8

    put in this:

    defaults

    ============
    so it should look like this:

    /DEV/DISK/BY-ID/ATA-WDC_WD2500YS-01SHB1_WD-WCANY2932678-PART2
    /HOME/DAD/LNXWINSHARE NTFS-3G DEFAULTS 0 0
    reboot


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  9. #9
    imatechguy NNTP User

    Default Re: Thunderbird does not "fully open".


    Awesome! Worked like a champ, thank you very much.

    I used the install disk to set up the mount points during install so
    I'm not sure what I might have done wrong but I'm very grateful for the
    help.

    Thanks again!


    EDIT: Oh, how can I change the thread title to reflect it's solved?


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  10. #10
    caf4926 NNTP User

    Default Re: Thunderbird does not "fully open".


    imatechguy;1917266 Wrote:
    > Awesome! Worked like a champ, thank you very much.
    >
    > I used the install disk to set up the mount points during install so
    > I'm not sure what I might have done wrong but I'm very grateful for the
    > help.
    >
    > Thanks again!


    You are most welcome


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