Originally Posted by mavgh1
root 13563 0.0 4.0 34564 20920 ? S Mar06 0:01 kwrite [kdeinit ] kwrite /etc/postfix/sasl_passwd
What's that? Is it possible that kwrite hangs when you try to edit /etc/postfix/sasl_passwd?
I recommend to use vi on the command line to edit files: http://www.howtoforge.com/faq/12_15_en.html
Can you post the exact error message from your mail log?