Need help with Thunderbird
jerryturba at sbcglobal.net
Mon Oct 25 16:51:33 UTC 2010
I started having a problem with thunderbird the last few days. I suspect
that it started after an update to Tbird on 10-21. According to
/var/log/aptitude this is the entry: [UPGRADE] thunderbird
After the upgrade Tbird was already open I would get a small window
(only a few pixels wide and long that I would have to drag open. It
would be entirely blank, (no text, no options anywhere on the page and
right click did not offer any options). I would have to close the tiny
window in order to be able to use Tbird. I would sometimes have to close
2 or 3 or these windows to use Tbird. If I try to send an email the tiny
window would appear when I hit send. I would have to close the window
and then hit send, and another tiny window would open and repeat the
steps. I closed Tbird to see if that would help and now when I try to
open it I only get the tiny window. If I close it Tbird is closed. Using
google some people talked about deleting or using another profile.
I have tried:
1. to reinstall Tbird without deleting/purging it.
2. deleted .mozilla-thunderbird/profiles.ini
3. changed the line in profiles.ini from StartWithLastProfile=1 to
4. in terminal thunderbird -P and thunderbird -ProfileManager
Nothing has solved the problem.
I am using Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS with the kde meta package.
I am writing this from another computer that also has Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS
and the KDE meta package. This version of Tbird is 3.0.9 but I cannot
find any evidence of the upgrade package from 3.0.8 to 3.0.9 in the logs.
If the recommendation is to purge and reinstall Tbird would saving
.thunderbird/yq3a688c.default restore all my settings, configs,
passwords, emails, etc?
Thanks for any help.
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