Howto install Thunderbird on Aspire One Linux


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Perhaps will be a good idea to have a mail client in you AA1, Thunderbird will be a good choice

First download Thunderbird from an official mirror. All available languages can be inthis link :

Step 1 : download Thunderbird :

wget "〈=en-US"

Step 2 : Extracting the files

sudo tar -zvxf thunderbird- --directory /opt
sudo chown user -R /opt/thunderbird
sudo ln -fs /opt/thunderbird/thunderbird /usr/bin/tb2

Step 3 : Now we put an icon on the desktop

sudo cp /usr/share/applications/AME.desktop /usr/share/applications/tb.desktop
sudo sed -e'/Exec/cExec=tb2' -e'/Icon/cIcon=tb2' -i /usr/share/applications/tb.desktop
dca add 10 "file='/usr/share/applications/tb.desktop'"

Now we will Replace the default icon with a high resolution version.

sudo convert -crop 152x152+20+20 thunderbird-logo.png /usr/share/pixmaps/tb2.png

Perhaps a reboot will be needed for some changes to take effect.