kmail & system mail

dave s ubuntu at pusspaws.net
Wed Oct 5 18:57:52 BST 2005


Hi all,

I am trying to get kmail to read my local mail, I know I have some ...


dave at dave-comp:~$ mail
Mail version 8.1.2 01/15/2001.  Type ? for help.
"/var/mail/dave": 25 messages 21 new 25 unread
 U  1 root at localhost.lo  Sat Sep 24 16:07   23/966   Debconf: Ubuntu base 
system configuration -- Welcome to your new Ubuntu
 U  2 root at localhost.lo  Sat Sep 24 16:08   28/1147  Debconf: Configuring 
x-ttcidfont-conf -- FontPath of TrueType and CID m
 U  3 root at localhost.lo  Sat Sep 24 16:30   18/745   Anacron job 'cron.daily' 
on dave-comp
 U  4 root at localhost.lo  Sat Sep 24 16:32   22/827   Debconf: Ubuntu base 
system configuration -- Thank you for choosing Ubu
>N  5 root at localhost.lo  Sun Sep 25 01:18   15/611   Anacron job 'cron.daily' 
on dave-comp
 N  6 root at localhost.lo  Mon Sep 26 07:36   15/611   Anacron job 'cron.daily' 
on dave-comp
 N  7 root at localhost.lo  Tue Sep 27 07:36   15/611   Anacron job 'cron.daily' 
on dave-comp
 N  8 root at localhost.lo  Thu Sep 29 07:36   15/611   Anacron job 'cron.daily' 
on dave-comp
 N  9 root at localhost.lo  Fri Sep 30 07:37   15/611   Anacron job 'cron.daily' 
on dave-comp
 N 10 root at localhost.lo  Sun Oct  2 08:40   15/611   Anacron job 'cron.daily' 
on dave-comp
 N 11 MAILER-DAEMON at loc  Mon Oct  3 00:36   97/3895  Undelivered Mail Returned 
to Sender
 N 12 MAILER-DAEMON at loc  Tue Oct  4 08:06   97/3895  Undelivered Mail Returned 
to Sender
 N 13 root at localhost.lo  Tue Oct  4 08:14   15/611   Anacron job 'cron.daily' 
on dave-comp
 N 14 MAILER-DAEMON at loc  Wed Oct  5 00:46   97/3870  Undelivered Mail Returned 
to Sender
 N 15 root at localhost.lo  Wed Oct  5 07:36   15/611   Anacron job 'cron.daily' 
on dave-comp
 N 16 root at localhost.lo  Wed Oct  5 18:44   43/2036  Cron <dave at dave-comp> ls 
-al /
 N 17 root at localhost.lo  Wed Oct  5 18:45   43/2061  Cron <dave at dave-comp> ls 
-al /
 N 18 root at localhost.lo  Wed Oct  5 18:46   43/2061  Cron <dave at dave-comp> ls 
-al /
 N 19 root at localhost.lo  Wed Oct  5 18:47   43/2061  Cron <dave at dave-comp> ls 
-al /
 N 20 root at localhost.lo  Wed Oct  5 18:48   43/2061  Cron <dave at dave-comp> ls 
-al /
 N 21 root at localhost.lo  Wed Oct  5 18:49   43/2061  Cron <dave at dave-comp> ls 
-al /
 N 22 root at localhost.lo  Wed Oct  5 18:50   43/2061  Cron <dave at dave-comp> ls 
-al /
 N 23 root at localhost.lo  Wed Oct  5 18:51   43/2061  Cron <dave at dave-comp> ls 
-al /
 N 24 root at localhost.lo  Wed Oct  5 18:52   43/2061  Cron <dave at dave-comp> ls 
-al /
 N 25 root at localhost.lo  Wed Oct  5 18:53   43/2061  Cron <dave at dave-comp> ls 
-al /
& x
dave at dave-comp:~$


I have setup kmail as a local mailbox but get a flash of 'trasmission failed: 
could not lock /var/mail/dave'

Any ideas ?

Dave

PS me and mail systems dont seem to get on very well !





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