Thunderbird lightning issue 11.4

Thunderbird’s lightning fails to install and gives this error.](

I get the same Lightning error message after openSUSE 11.3 _64 has updated toThunderbird 3.18. It is very frustrating as I can’t access Lightning at the moment. Has anybody out there an advice what to do?

You could start Tbird in safe-mode with

/usr/bin/thunderbird -safe-mode

to remove offensive plugin. Close Tbird.

You can try this 64bit version…
Save it locally.

Navigate to ~/Downloads/lightning.xpi and right-mouse click open with Thunderbird, OR run Thunderbird and then Tools > Addons > Install > navigate to saved local file of above link.


I recently upgraded to 11.4 from 11.3
Lightning 1.0b2 and google provider 0.7.1 (I use Google Calendar) working fine in Thunderbird (I believe they were unchanged in the upgrade)

This is what I get from Help-About Thunderbird:
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv: Gecko/20110221 SUSE/3.1.8 Lightning/1.0b2 Thunderbird/3.1.8

I am running kde 4.6.1, doubt that makes a difference

Lightning 1.0b2 can be found here. :: Oregon State University Open Source Lab

More information on what lightning version works with what TB version can be found here.

An explanation about versions and builds for testing… • mozillaZine Forums

I read the articles in the quote below and downloaded the 64bit lightning from link below. :: Oregon State University Open Source Lab

I now have a working lightning install. Thank you for the help everyone.


Thank you so much, that link finally did the job for me as well (you’ve made my week!)!