Evolution starts as if it was the first time

Basil Chupin blchupin at iinet.net.au
Sun Oct 17 09:45:41 UTC 2010

On 17/10/2010 19:21, Ari Torhamo wrote:
> Hello,
> When I start  Evolution, it behaves as if it was the first time, and 
> presents the settings wizard, although I've been using the program for 
> a long time now. This started happening today; yesterday everything 
> seemed normal. When I start Evolution from the command line, the 
> message "EI: MAIL PREFS" is shown. Update: When I started a new Ubuntu 
> session, and changed the language from Finnish to English, the command 
> line showed the following, more verbose message:
> ** (evolution:2545): CRITICAL **: categories_icon_theme_hack: 
> assertion `filename != NULL && *filename != '\0'' failed
> I can't tell if there's anything missing from the .evolution folder, 
> but at least my messages are there, and also the config folder with a 
> bunch of configuration files. Later today I installed a few available 
> Evolution updates, but the problem stayed.
> I'm using Ubuntu version 10.10, to which I upgraded from 10.04 about a 
> week ago. File system check says everything's OK.
> Does anyone know how to fix this? Thanks in advance :-)
> -Ari-

Strange that  you should ask this question today - but with me it has 
nothing at all to do with Evolution.

I've been off-line for close to 36 hours and got back online earlier 
today; there were some upgrades (to 10.04.1). I use Thunderbird (and 
have been for years and years).

Anyway, I went to reply to a couple of posts and found that my signature 
line was one which I used some weeks ago and not the one I have used a 
couple of days ago.

I found this strange, and cannot explain it. I've since altered the sig. 
line to the one you see below and its been working fine since I altered 
it. But why the previous one suddenly altered I cannot explain.

A coincidence? Little spotty maroon-coloured men in spaceships? Who 
really knows?


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