Can't access newsgroups withThunderbird
I have two Linux systems on two disks: Mandrake 10.1 and Kanotix Bug
Hunter X. All the packages in the latter are pure Debian sid. On both
systems I have installed Thunderbird. The copy on the Mandrake system
was downloaded from mozilla.org. The Kanotix deb came from
"http://people.debian.org/~asac/testing". The "prefs.js" for the two
Thunderbirds are quite different.
I get the Internet via cable. The cable modem is plugged into an
Thunderbird works well for the Mandrake system.
Under Kanotix, I am able to send and recieve mail with no problems. But
I am unable to set up newsgroups. First I create a newgroups account in
Thunderbird. When I try to download the list of newgroups ("manage
newsgroup subscriptions"), I am asked to enter my user name and then my
password. I get the error: "A News (NNTP) error occured: Invalid
username or password". What is the problem and how do I fix it?