When I try to open Thunderbird, it opens for 1 second and then force close.

I executed via terminal and I saw this:

/usr/lib/thunderbird/thunderbird-bin: symbol lookup error: /usr/local/lib/libgobject-2.0.so: undefined symbol: g_bsearch_array_lookup

What's happening???

System: eee Netbook OS: Ubuntu 12.04 32-Bit OS

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Perhaps updating thunderbird to the latest stable version (currently 13) will fix this problem. Open a terminal console and enter:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/thunderbird-stable

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get upgrade

After that, your thunderbird should be the latest stable version (and function). I hope this helps.

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