[CLUG-tech] Thunderbird and OpenOffice

Liam Smit liam.smit at gmail.com
Tue Dec 11 12:39:10 SAST 2007


On Dec 11, 2007 11:51 AM, marius <marius at sanbi.ac.za> wrote:
> marc wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >> What's up with t/bird & OO?
> >> Whenever I open a mail attachment that loads OO & try to do anything in it,
> >> my computer == ubuntu hangs - just like M$ but without the nice bsod!
> >
> > Too little ram ? Do the disk lights flicker madly ? Linux tends to
> > recover eventually by running OOM (heh, the antidote for OO ;)
> >
> > Alternative: Employ an essential problem solving tactic and
> > partition the problem: Save the attachment and open it in OO
> > after closing t/bird - does it still fail ?
> >
> That's what I've learned to do, and it works nicely.
> But! I should not have to!
> (This morning I forgot & loaded an excel s/s & hello coldboot & then I
> send the orig mail to find out if there are fixes to the s/ware & not to
> the user ;( )

Marc is suggesting a method to find the problem not a way to work
around around it.

Well attachments opened from Thunderbird are normally stored in the
/tmp file system when you open them. Perhaps there is a space or
permissions problem there.


Regards,

Liam


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