[kde-linux] KMail startup

SnapafunFrank Frank at snapafun.co.nz
Fri Sep 16 23:49:47 UTC 2005

Anne Wilson wrote:

>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?
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You could try, as user :

[user at host ~]$ echo $HOME

To see if that is correct.

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