kmail/kontact doesn't start

Alex Schuster wonko at
Fri Mar 4 10:20:25 GMT 2011

Barna Daniel writes:

> Hello
> sometimes, if I want to start kontact or kmail after I have used and
> closed it, it just doesn't start. Any explanation?

Yes, sometimes I see that, too. When it happens, there is still a 
/usr/bin/kontact process running, you can theck this with 'pgrep kontact'. I 
wait a little, in case there are still things happening with it, then I kill 
it (pkill kontact). After that, I can start it again without further 
As you're using kmail instead of kontact, use pgrep kmail instead of pgrep 

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