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Month: November 2015

Re: [trinity-users] kmail vs gmail problem

From: Gene Heskett <gheskett@...>
Date: Sat, 14 Nov 2015 17:33:01 -0500
On Saturday 14 November 2015 13:52:37 Dr. Nikolaus Klepp wrote:

> Hi Gene!
> Does this happen with all mails from gmail or just some?
> Nik

Just some.  So far from people who haven't a clue how to configure a 
webmailer.  Personally, I'd druther they was never invented.  But now we 
have them, and not all are written by competent coders, gmail people are 
no exception.  They are far more interested in getting the commercial 
attachment on your screen than in meeting any RFC's that might apply.

I like to help the newbee's just like you do Nik, where I do have some 
level of experience, but it bites me too.

> Am Samstag, 14. November 2015 schrieb Gene Heskett:
> > 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

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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