View Full Version : 10.04 - Thunderbird won't start

May 8th, 2010, 08:52 AM
I'm on a fresh install (albeit I've kept my former separate /home partition) of 10.04 UNR.
Thunderbird (mail client) won't start saying it's already running and I've either to close it before or reboot.

Problem is Thunderbird is not running as also confirmed with the terminal output below
Rebooting didn't solve, nor did uninstalling Thunderbird, rebooting and reinstalling.
Please advise!


Michael Badt

--------copy of terminal output----------
ps aux | grep thunder
miki 1892 0.0 0.0 3320 804 pts/0 S+ 10:44 0:00 grep --color=auto thunder
miki@miki-netbook:~$ kill 1892
bash: kill: (1892) - No such process
miki@miki-netbook:~$ killall thunderbird
thunderbird: no process found

May 8th, 2010, 10:49 AM
Probably a lock file in your thunderbird profile. Feel free to delete it. its in ~/.thunderbird/yourprofile and its called lock. Delete it (needs root privileges)