;claws-mail' installs, but won't run

Dushan Mitrovich dushanm at spinn.net
Wed Aug 18 15:37:33 PDT 2010

Scott Webster wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 11:51 AM, Dushan Mitrovich<dushanm at spinn.net>  wrote:
>> I just installed 'claws-mail at 3.7.6', apparntly successfully, but when I try
>> to launch it from terminal (after launching X11) I get the expected message
>> 'Xlib:  extension "RANDR" missing on display ":0.0"'.  From the message
>> board I've gathered that this is harmless, but nothing else happens: the
>> text cursor drops to the next line and sits there blinking, and no claws
>> window has shown up.  What am I missing; what should happen?  I'm running
>> Snow Leopard (6.4).
> Can you launch other X11 apps?

Yes, I can run gnuplot.  From Octave if I ask for a plot with no X11 running
I get the messages

    gnuplot: unable to open display ':0.0'
    gnuplot: X11 aborted.

but then a plot shows up and X11 is running.  If I then do another plot,
the messages are gone and the appropriate plot shows up.

- Dushan

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