Post by Notta Goodidea
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
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.