[maemo-users] Claws Mail won't start

From: Rick Bilonick rab at nauticom.net
Date: Sun Jan 18 01:41:42 EET 2009
On Sat, 2009-01-17 at 04:37 -0500, Peter Bart wrote:
> On Sat, 17 Jan 2009 01:55:19 -0500
> Rick Bilonick <rab at nauticom.net> wrote:
> <snip>
> > 
> > > If you have the mailboxes on one of the memory cards check to see
> > > if the card is read only. I had that issue and discovered a RS-MMC
> > > had spontaneously protected itself. I reformated the card, verified
> > > that was the problem and replaced the card. I seem to remember a
> > > bug about that but don't quote me. I just got rid of my old cards.
> > > 
> > > Best Regards, 
> > > 
> > > 
> > 
> > I'm running the N810 from an 8gb external memory card. I uninstalled
> > claws and all components and re-installed but it still refuses to run.
> > Everything else runs fine. I tried running claws-mail from an X shell.
> > It does not report any errors. But the gui never appears. It used to
> > work.
> I'm afraid this is way past me. If I understand you correctly you are
> booting from the memory card? Claws normaly installs itself
> to /usr/bin IIRC and puts its config into /home/user/.claws. Where
> yours are  don't know. I might check for multiple files where there
> should be just one? When you say there are no errors when starting
> Claws from xterm, does anything output or do you simply get a command
> prompt? Good luck.

Yes, you clone the image on the flash memory to the external card and
install a boot menu. I don't pretend to understand all the details (the
installation process is all automatic thanks to wonderfully talented
programmers and hackers) but for all practical purposes everything works
just like it was booting from flash memory - the file structure is the
same. Claws worked just fine booting from the external card. It's just
in the last few weeks that it stopped working.  I was just wondering if
anyone else was having this problem. Everything else (and I've
downloaded a lot given I have an 8gb card) has worked fine and continues
to work.

Rick B.

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