[Bug 363983] [NEW] Thunderbird does not start when second display is missing

HfX krasnojarsk at gmx.de
Mon Apr 20 06:15:31 UTC 2009

Public bug reported:

I am on

Kubuntu 8.10 
Linux 2.6.27-11-generic #1 SMP Wed Apr 1 20:57:48 UTC 2009 i686 GNU/Linux
 apt-cache policy thunderbird
 *** 0
        500 http://de.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid-updates/main Packages
        500 http://security.ubuntu.com intrepid-security/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status 0
        500 http://de.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/main Packages
 Architecture: i386
 Maintainer: Alexander Sack <asac at ubuntu.com>

I have a dual screen configuration (see attached xorg.conf) configured
with the "ATI Catalyst control center". It works fine.

When I am at work I use both monitors, my built in laptop screen and an external 1024x768 Compaq LCD. When I
start thunderbird it starts immediately and shows me my one and only configured newsgroup news.grc.com fine.

When I am at home I only use the notebooks built in LCD 1680x1050. When
I start thunderbird via the KDE start menu it shows shortly in the
control bar but then is gone.

Doing a "ps waux | grep thun" shows me, that it is running/hanging

The program is not on the second screen and invisible. The GUI is not

Btw. I always use it on the primary screen (the builtin notebook screen)
and never moved it to the other.

I had this bug a long ago and went to kmail because of this. Now I thought Thunderbird would work for news
and it did. As I found out now the problem (with mail and news) is the second screen missing.

I hope you could solve this bug. It prevents me from using Thunderbird.

Best regards


** Affects: mozilla-thunderbird (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Tags: display dual kde screen thunderbird

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