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I am trying to open Thunderbird Mail and I cannot the same happened to Opera but that was not an issue (nothing to lose) changed to Firefox. But I have messages in there that I need I have a problem >:( I click on the icon and absolutely nothing happens.

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« Last Edit: April 06, 2019, 02:53:25 am by zebedeeboss »
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Re: Why cant I open my thunderbird email client when I could previouly
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2019, 12:47:10 pm »
Hi Grumpy,

Sorry to hear you are having problems.

What happens when you open a Terminal and type thunderbird.

Do you get any error messages ?

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Re: Why cant I open my thunderbird email client when I could previouly
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2019, 08:22:42 pm »
G'day Ze
This is what I get:
dropping privs did not work 

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Re: Why cant I open my thunderbird email client when I could previouly
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2019, 08:41:00 pm »
Hrm...

Is this a snap install?

 
 



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Re: Why cant I open my thunderbird email client when I could previouly
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2019, 09:48:34 pm »
G'day Vindsl,
No
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Re: Why cant I open my thunderbird email client when I could previouly
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2019, 12:59:50 am »
Thank you Zeb and Vindsl,

Upon Zeb's asking if I had typed Thunderbird in my Terminal (which I had not). When I did this and got the reply of dropping privs did not work it did not dawn on me until I received Vindsl's question about snap install. I answered no to Vindsl then it hit I simply did not have permission to access Thunderbird and Opera.

So I Went into the Peppermint settings panel and selected "System" from the left side of panel opened select "Users and Groups". A Users Settings panel will open and in this panel on the left select your user name then on Account type, select change. Select Administrator then go to advanced settings and change user group to Admin now I am a little less Grumpy.

I still do know what I did to change the permissions for these two programs but that was a solution that I found.

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Glad to hear it's resolved

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