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I am trying to set up my Google Account through Online Accounts, but all I get is the blank screen.

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I am behind an authenticated proxy server.

I have set up the following

  • Proxy environment variables.
  • Proxy settings in the Network Settings Dialog.
  • Proxy settings in both GConf and Dconf.

Despite all this, I am not able to connect to my account.

This has been reported in Launchpad, and as per the bug report, the problem has been solved, but I am still facing problem.

Any help in this regard, will be highly appreciated.

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I have exactly the same problem :( – Tomás Ramírez Feb 12 '13 at 6:54
Have you installed the right version 0.0.18-0ubuntu1, not …1.1? – qbi Feb 12 '13 at 12:10

I had the same problem for very long time.Here's how I solved it:

(Follow the steps serially)

1. For gtk3 programs such as rhythmbox and online accounts:

First you need to enter proxy settings in network settings (along with authentication):

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Then apply system wide.

2. For apt,software center etc

edit the file /etc/apt/apt.conf

And then replace all the existing text by the following lines

Acquire::http::proxy "http://username:password@host:port/";
Acquire::ftp::proxy "ftp://username:password@host:port/";
Acquire::https::proxy "https://username:password@host:port/";

3. Environment variables

edit the file /etc/environment

And then add the following lines after PATH="something here"


That's all..

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