Hi all

Just switched over to Suse 11.4 and liking it so far. My email program of choice is Thunderbird and I normally install it on my linux partition, but link it to my email directory (local folders) on my NTFS partition where I store all my data.

Now normally this works fine (Ubuntu and elsewhere) but for some reason it does not seem to want to do anything on 11.4. The folders actually show up when I open TB but it never shows anything inside … in fact, just checked, it does not seem to send/receive either, just shows the spinning progress thing the whole time … where/how do I start fault finding?


Close thunderbird

Now open a terminal and type: thunderbird

Report any feed back form the terminal

*** nss-shared-helper: Shared database disabled (set NSS_USE_SHARED_DB to enable).

That’s normal

Is the ntfs partition writeable?
Can you copy and paste a file to it? Is it mounted at boot in fstab?

Aaaahh, never occurred to me to check that, I just assumed if I can see it it’s all good :slight_smile: … that partition gets auto mounted at startup (/windows) … how can I make it accessible to my user?

I dual boot my laptop with Win 7 and 11.4_64/KDE4.7

I run Tbird this way - works well.

I modified my default fstab :

cat /etc/fstab
/dev/disk/by-id/ata-FUJITSU_MHZ2320BH_G2_K618T882G161-part2     /windows/D      ntfs-3g users,gid=users,fmask=133,dmask=022,locale=en_US.UTF-8 0 0 
#cjm /dev/disk/by-id/ata-FUJITSU_MHZ2320BH_G2_K618T882G161-part1        /windows/C      ntfs-3g user,uid=carl,gid=users,fmask=113,dmask=002,locale=en_US.UTF-8 0 0 
/dev/disk/by-id/ata-FUJITSU_MHZ2320BH_G2_K618T882G161-part1     /windows/C      ntfs-3g defaults 0 0 

From Dolphin, the files are owned by root (root) but are drwxrwxrwx - RW by the world.

Thanks, that sorted my Thunderbird problem as well as my Virtualbox issue :slight_smile: