• Re: Pan crash?

    From GrailKing@grailking@invalid.net to alt.os.linux.ubuntu on Tue Mar 2 01:43:00 2021
    From Newsgroup: alt.os.linux.ubuntu

    On Sat, 28 Nov 2020 14:38:30 -0600, Notta Goodidea wrote:

    On 11/16/20 1:13 PM, Paul wrote:
    Notta Goodidea wrote:
    I am sending this from a Windows newsreader because I am apparently
    having Pan crash on me in Linux. I am using Ubuntu Studio 20.04 on a
    USB hard drive installation hooked to a HP Prodesk 600 G1 SFF
    computer. Everything else seems to be stable. I set my news server and
    it comes up remembering that configuration. But when I am browsing the
    articles here in alt.os.linux.ubuntu everything in Pan disappears and
    the list of open applications no longer shows Pan. Has anyone else had
    a problem like this? Thanks.


    Open a terminal

    $  pan

    By launching from the command line, when pan disappears on you, there
    could be an error message printed to stderr in the Terminal window.

    Copy and paste the error message into a text file,
    using xed or gedit or similar. Save to a place you can open in Windows,
    then post the error message to us from Windows.

    You can click the Windows C: drive in Ubuntu and it will mount, and
    that's how you can copy your text message for when Windows boots. NTFS
    partitions are a way of sharing files between OSes. You don't need any
    tricks with floppy diskettes or USB sticks.

    The purpose of collecting the error message, is so you can Google for
    something similar. The address 0x123456 type info might be perfectly
    useless, but other text strings might be unique enough to get a hit in
    Google.

    One of the versions of Pan was causing grief, and people using it,
    backed off to the previous version as a workaround. Maybe when we see
    your error message,
    that will tweak some memories.

    Another solution, would be to use Thunderbird and use the USENET
    capability in there. You could then post without using Windows at all.

    You could also get an old copy of Forte Agent that was free, and run it
    from WINE :-) That's if you run out of hobbies or something.

       Paul
    It never occurred to me to run pan from the command line or to use Thunderbird to read newsgroups. After running pan in the terminal I got:

    howard@HP-ProDesk-600-G1-SFF:~$ pan GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name
    news.pan.NZB was not provided by any .service files

    (pan:42669): Gtk-WARNING **: 10:21:36.667: Unable to parse accelerator '<constrol>O' for action 'import-tasks'
    Segmentation fault (core dumped)

    ...so I decided to see how Thunderbird works in newsgroups and it seems
    to be working. Thank you for the suggestions.

    I downgraded to .145 works fine.
    The latest Pan doesn't allow posting in 20.04
    I was told Pan developer has to update .
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  • From azigni@azigni@yahoo.com to alt.os.linux.ubuntu on Tue Mar 2 05:44:38 2021
    From Newsgroup: alt.os.linux.ubuntu

    On Tue, 02 Mar 2021 01:43:00 +0000, GrailKing wrote:

    ...so I decided to see how Thunderbird works in newsgroups and it seems
    to be working. Thank you for the suggestions.

    I downgraded to .145 works fine.
    The latest Pan doesn't allow posting in 20.04 I was told Pan developer
    has to update .

    I keep a copy of .Pan2 in another directory. Then if pan crashes, I copy
    it into /Home/User directory.

    It is only certain posts that make Pan crash. Some I think, are by
    design, because after all, what else do people have to do with their time other than show their brilliance at taking advantage of a well known bug?
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  • From Rex Libris@king.book@bookworm.com to alt.os.linux.ubuntu on Sat Apr 3 18:31:35 2021
    From Newsgroup: alt.os.linux.ubuntu

    On Sat, 28 Nov 2020 14:38:30 -0600
    Notta Goodidea <Notta@fictitious.com> wrote:

    ...so I decided to see how Thunderbird works in newsgroups and it
    seems to be working. Thank you for the suggestions.

    You might want to look at Sylpheed Claws as well?

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