Ubuntu Installation :: 10.04 - Thunderbird Won't Start

May 8, 2010

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.

--------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


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