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From the Mozilla site , Extract the compressed archive and run thunderbird i.e. type into a terminal: Code: ./thunderbird also read the README.txt for specific instrructions on installing....
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    From the Mozilla site,

    Extract the compressed archive and run thunderbird
    i.e. type into a terminal:
    Code:
    ./thunderbird
    also read the README.txt for specific instrructions on installing.
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    that is the first thing i did but it didnt work. it said it cant execute. do you think the file is corrupted?

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    i had this same problem when i Downloaded Thunderbird... i couldent figure out how to get it installed so i just unpacked it all ina a folder and eaach time i use it i just open up a shell and run the thunderbird executable.
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    what exactly did you do zacam87?

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    I assume you are using Mandrake/Mandriva so why not use urpmi?

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    I would also suggest just using urpmi since your using Mandrake/Mandriva. Also, since you already download the file, try running the "thunderbird-bin" file. I think you can ./thunderbird-bin. If not, try double-clicking it in the file browser and then see what it gives you.

    Hope this helps.

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    i swear i am not lying. i just typed ./thunderbird and it started working. But, when i closed the shell script window, my thunderbird window closed too. i dont know why and there is no icon anywhere for me start me... i have to go to shell window and do it everytime. any suggestions on that.

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    try:
    Code:
    ./thunderbird &
    this way, whenever you try to close shell, thunderbird won't close.

    to add icon, goto the KDE command center:
    -> Panel menu
    -> Edit Kmenu

    here add a new item and in the entry for command, type:
    thunderbird
    I don't know how to do it for gnome as I haven't used it for several years.
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    You can make a Link to that file on your desktop if you don't want to run it from a terminal. Just right-click the desktop - Create New - File - Link to Application. In the Application tab and in the "Command" box, just enter the path to the Thunderbird file.

    If you wanted to add it to your KMenu, just right-click the toolbar and go to the "Menus" tab.

    Hope this helps.

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    yep. it helped. thanks all. i hope i would be able to install plaxo on it.

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