KDE 4.5 mailto links & thunderbird

Recently updated Opensuse 11.3 from KDE 4.4 to 4.5 using the dedicated kde 4.5 repo.
Loving it and no problems so far other than clicking on mailto links in Firefox.

In config desktop I have thunderbird set as the default mail application. When I click on a mailto link in Firefox I get the following error message

Could not start process Unable to create io-slave:
klauncher said: Error loading ‘kmailservice %u’.

anybody have any idea on how to correct this?

I am seeing the same error. I have changed the default email program to kmail and again get the same error.

Opensuse 11.2, 64 bit, kdelibs4-4.5.2-5.2 from: Index of /repositories/KDE:/Release:/45/openSUSE_11.2

I’m not sure when this broke as I haven’t clicked on an email link for quite awhile.


I changed the “mailto” to “use thunderbird” in the applications tab of Firefox’s preferences, and it works for me. As I understand it you guys changed the default applications in personal settings?

Thanks cesorensen. Changing the setting in firefox did fix the issue. Firefox was set to: Use KDE (default). If I set it to kmail or thunderbird the compose window opens for the respective email application.


yes, fixes for me too. Thanks.

As per the error message . . .bug in KDE 4.5.2 perhaps - as if firefox set to KDE default should launch thunderbird as did with prev versions of KDE?