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Linux user since the 1990s

  • Linux-only (MS-free zone) since 2001, Ubuntu since 2005 (05.04)
  • Currently (2012) running: Ubuntu (8.04 / 12.04), Debian, Linux Mint
  • Desktop Environments: Mostly LXDE; SSH on the server ;)

Android user since about 2010

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Jul
7
comment Evolution data migration (on update) missed all but the first “accounts” (mail, addressbook, calendar…)
If you sort out duplicate mail addresses: Is your script aware of "lists"? One could have a) multiple lists with overlapping participants, or b) have full records of people who are additionally part of lists. Just a remark, as it might not affect everybody :) Apart from that: Thanks for sharing your solution!
Jun
25
comment How do I disable overlay scrollbars?
Careful with the single >, it will cause the file to be overwritten if it already exists (and thus destroy all previous changes). Better use >> instead to append the new setting.
Jun
25
comment How do I disable overlay scrollbars?
While this seems to have no effect for me (Ubuntu 12.04 with LXDE -- and yes, X was restarted after that change), Erigami's variant worked excellent. Just as a hint to try the other if one doesn't work :)
Jun
24
comment MySQL server not accessible from remote machine
@dino No longer. I fixed that and also included an excerpt, so if it dies again the steps required are still here. My bad I didn't do so from the beginning -- but as you can see from the timestamp, that was one of my early answers. We all learn :)
Jun
24
revised MySQL server not accessible from remote machine
link died -- fixed, and included excerpt to prevent that problem for the future :)
Jun
13
awarded  Notable Question
Jun
10
comment Replace xscreensaver With gnome-screensaver (Xubuntu)
Thanks! The second one I definitly missed (no screensaver tag :) Will check them both. Still, I cannot understand why there's no user-friendly solution (or rather why that was removed)...
Jun
10
comment Replace xscreensaver With gnome-screensaver (Xubuntu)
Unfortunately, gnome-screensaver-preferences is no longer shipped along with 12.04 (and up). So how does configuration take place now? I'm not that much concerned about fancy stuff, but e.g. configuring screen timeout.
Jun
8
comment Evolution slow when sending mail or switching between components
@Shauna just a friendly ping: looks like I've identified the culprit. My old Nemesis again. After waiving it goodby, all things snappy here -- see my second answer. Breaking up that short before the "silver wedding", eh! But I've got no reason to stay any longer, as my "partner" changed so drastically to no longer be recognizable...
Jun
8
answered Evolution slow when sending mail or switching between components
Jun
4
awarded  Yearling
Jun
1
awarded  Analytical
May
30
answered ubuntu 12.04.2 - evolution 3.2.3: Is there a Logfile?
May
25
comment Evolution slow when sending mail or switching between components
Unfortunately, not much changes: once a week I have to restart Evolution. After a fresh start, it works almost normally for a while -- but gets slower with the time again, until it becomes unbearable and I've got to restart again. Looks like I'll have to live with that at least until the next system switch. :(
May
25
awarded  Revival
May
16
comment Sharing Evolution Mail local folders
Glad it worked -- and thanks for the feedback! Well, using Nautilus (GUI) or the command line directly, it gives the same result :) Please watch it closely for a while, and don't forget to report back if you encountered any "late issues". Of course, a comment like "3 months heavy use, and still works fine" is at least as welcome :D
May
14
answered Sharing Evolution Mail local folders
May
11
comment Sharing Evolution Mail local folders
In that case (locally attached drive) symlinks could do: try to symlink ~/.local/share/evolution/mail/local from the USB attached disk to the same place on the other client. Pre-condition: Both use the same userID, or access would fail due to permissions. Let me know the results then; if it works out fine, I should make that an answer with some additional details ;)
May
11
comment Where are the Evolution data files stored?
Don't forget: $HOME/.gconf/apps/evolution for more config files (those of the several components like addressbook, calendar, mail).
May
9
comment Sharing Evolution Mail local folders
I doubt both clients are running on the same machine. How is the storage shared then? NFS? In that case it might work with symlinks. However, note that Evolution has multiple data locations; I'm not sure if it works just sharing the one containing the "local folders", but it might.