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Month: November 2015

Re: [trinity-users] kmail vs gmail problem

From: Kate Draven <borglabs4@...>
Date: Sat, 14 Nov 2015 16:49:22 -0500
On Saturday 14 November 2015, Gene Heskett wrote:
> Greetings;
> Twice in the last 2 weeks I have been forced to reboot the machine, as it
> had a locked up, unkillable session of kmail showing in htop.  I had hit
> the list reply button, only to be greeted by the spinning dumbell mouse
> cursor, which would spin forever.  The machine was NOT stuck in a loop
> someplace burning up cpu's, nothing, not even kmail was showing any
> great cpu activity, but the process itself was unkillable.
> This time I was attempting to teach Bret Busby how to construct a sig
> separator, the \r-- \r sequence and it was one of his reply messages I
> was reading & tried to reply to when it locked up.
> This reboot took around 30 minutes because /amandatapes-1T, a terabyte
> drive, had not been fsck'd in 181 days, and fscking a terabyte drive,
> even if no errors other than severe fragmentation (62%) exist is a 30 to
> 45 minute process.  Amanda, the backup program, /thinks/ the drive is a
> 30 tape, changer equiped library. (except its 10,0000% more dependable
> that such a mechanical monster would be, and 2% of the cost) I'd hate to
> think how long it will take to do a 2 terabyte drive as there is now 4
> of them here at the Heskett mini-ranchette. Its difficult to buy
> anything smaller.
> I deleted the last 4 messages from him from ~/Mail/kubuntu-users/cur
> before I restarted kmail, knowing I'd be going thru the same hung
> machine procedure if I didn't.  Last time I made 3 reboots trying, and
> finally just cleaned out the folder (a  different one) before trying a
> 4th reboot & kmail restart.  That, like this, complained about the index
> file being corrupted on the launch of kmail but normal operation was
> able to be resumed.
> Has anyone a clue just what gmail is doing now?  Or how to fix kmail so
> it tolerates a message posted from their (IMNSHO) busted webmail app?
> This is R14.0.0.2 I believe.  Last updated from Slavics? server a day
> back.
> Looks like I'll need to reboot again, I have a net caused ooops in the
> log, and my local network is dead although I can ping yahell.
> Cheers, Gene Heskett

Gmail has had some hiccups of late. As Google is trying to implement more DRM 
& spyware into their products and services. Gmail recently went down for a 
few hours according to a contact. 

Try activating the pop along with imap. I use that combo and all is well. When 
I use the imap alone, bad things happen "Bad things Mickey!"

Cheers to all,