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I just upgraded to Mandrivalinux Limited Edition 2005 on my desktop, and there are some problems I met. I installed vmware workstation 5.0 and mozilla-thunderbird but neither of them works. ...
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    Mozilla-thunderbird, vmware and acroread7 on LE2005


    I just upgraded to Mandrivalinux Limited Edition 2005 on my desktop, and there are some problems I met. I installed vmware workstation 5.0 and mozilla-thunderbird but neither of them works.
    For mozilla-thunderbird the program cannot be started, and the error message was
    *** glibc detected *** free(): invalid pointer: 0x08ee8ec0 ***
    thunderbird/run-mozilla.sh: line 159: 2517 Aborted "$prog" ${1+"$@"}".

    For vmware workstation the program can be started but it froze there and have no response at all, the error message was
    *** glibc detected *** free(): invalid pointer: 0x08eb0660 ***
    NOT_REACHED /build/mts/release/bora-13124/bora/apps/vmuiLinux/sig_vmui.c:390

    Finally I even cannot use the acroread7 built in LE2005. Every time I type "acroread7" on command line the program start and shut down immediately.

    I think all these problem are kind of related, but I don't know how to do with it. So does anyone have some ideas of these problems? Any suggestions will be helpful and appreciated.

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    Have you tried just typing ¨acroread¨? I it worked for me.

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    Actually it didn't work for me but I figured it was the ancient 5 release. If it's 7 I'll check it out later and post back. See what I can do...

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    Did you get any errors during your upgrade process?
    I have made an upgrade as well, and had a few problems with my WLAN adapter first, but resolved by uninstall the drivers and re-install them again.
    From the error message it sounds like you have some kind of missmatch of your GLIBc which is kind of serious.

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    Hi Guys,
    As it turned out my acroread problem went away after my reinstall (I have completely purged Windows from all of my machines now - WooHoo!).

    Only thing was search didn't work i Acrobat because plugins weren't installed. Off I went and installed the plugins package only to find one of them is corrupt and I get a message up every time I start it up. I'm not usre how to rememdy this because I can't find any plugin controls in the application and I couldn't see any editable config files for it in /etc/ or hidden at home. Strange but I'll figure it out eventually.

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