Thanks for posting your fix, I will give it a go, I already had the courier services installed but not fam,
Ill post the results.
Looks like it's worked a charm, Thanks for the Heads up. I was on my way to a complicated rebuild. However I probably would have come across the same issues.
FAM is something I have never knowingly used,
From the http://packages.ubuntu.com/hardy/fam
FAM monitors files and directories, notifying interested applications of changes. This package provides a server that can monitor a given list of files and notify applications through a socket. If the kernel supports dnotify (kernels >= 2.4.x) FAM is notified directly by the kernel. Otherwise it has to poll the files' status. FAM can also provide an RPC service for monitoring remote files (such as on a mounted NFS filesystem).