[kde-linux] KMail startup

Anne Wilson cannewilson at tiscali.co.uk
Thu Sep 15 15:20:44 UTC 2005

On Thursday 15 Sep 2005 15:22, PB111 wrote:
> Morning -
> I'm running KDE 3.3 under Mandrake Limited Edition 2005.  I just crashed
> and pretty have everything restored.  Next step is to restore all my
> Kontact/KMail data.  I did a fresh install of Mandrake, and moved the
> .Mail directory to my home directory.
> My problem is happening when I start Kontact the counter goes to 85% the
> I get this message:
> "KMail could not create folder '$Home/.Mail
>  please make sure that you can view and modify the
>  content of the folder '/home/paul'.
> I have full privileges to that folder and have no problem
> creating /home/paul/.Mail
> Thanks for any suggestions.
The problem is not with the file/folder, but with $HOME.  I had the same 
problem with that version - either the variable is not set or is not being 
read properly.  Unfortunately I can't remember how I corrected it.  
Perhaps someone else can elaborate?

Registered Linux User No.293302 (http://counter.li.org/)
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