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Linux user since the 1990s

  • Linux-only (MS-free zone) since 2001, Ubuntu since 2005 (05.04)
  • Currently (2012) running: 8.04 (2 machines), 12.04 (2 machines)
  • Desktop Environments: Mostly LXDE; SSH on the server ;)

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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.
May
7
comment Sharing Evolution Mail local folders
Could you add a few more details on what you want to achieve? // I'm afraid sharing mail folders might lead to trouble when two clients want to write-access them simultaneously -- so the least you had to take care for in such a case is that always only one of the clients is running, however you do the actual "sharing".
Apr
29
comment Evolution setup
Once you've finished the setup of a new account, Evolution usually tries to retrieve mail immediately, and thus should ask you for the password -- it always did for me. That's what's meant with the "first login". You also could try pushing the send/receive button to trigger this.
Apr
2
revised How to remove typed-in URLs from browser history in Firefox?
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Apr
2
answered How to remove typed-in URLs from browser history in Firefox?
Apr
1
revised How to remove typed-in URLs from browser history in Firefox?
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Apr
1
comment How to remove typed-in URLs from browser history in Firefox?
Thanks a lot, that describes about what I just experienced. I still wonder, as I had no "readwrite.com" bookmark (but of course visited one specific page there), how to get rid of all entries for that domain without completely disabling auto-complete. I thought opening the suggestion and then deleting the urlbar content did it; but when I did so for the second "r" domain, readwrite.com was back. So I might need to update my question to better explain the entire dilemma... +1 meanwhile :)
Apr
1
comment How to remove typed-in URLs from browser history in Firefox?
Thanks, Dan! But that seems not always to work. I have e.g. "readwrite.com" somewhere in the history. As soon as I start typing "r", that's the suggested URL. But it's not contained in the drop-down list. So how to delete it, if I cannot select it? I tried to completely mark it in the address bar, and hit 'delete' key then. But that doesn't seem to remove it: Next time I start typing 'r' (even in a different tab), it's displayed again. If I simply hit "enter" (so the page is open), it's no longer suggested then (even after closing the tab, ugh!)
Apr
1
asked How to remove typed-in URLs from browser history in Firefox?
Mar
30
awarded  Nice Question
Mar
29
comment How to link inserted images by default in LibreOffice writer?
Thank you, MHC -- and yes, I could use the rollup-option (thanks for that idea I didn't think of). As described, having the FM in "window mode" and switching with Alt-Tab should do for me. I will try this when the next task comes up; currently I'm busy with other things, the books are just done :)
Mar
29
comment How to link inserted images by default in LibreOffice writer?
If I had two monitors, this would be a good work-around indeed! But at home, I only have one, and LO I use in full-screen mode (which makes drag-and-drop a little hard, but not impossible having the file manager open as a window to switch to with Alt-Tab, and then drag-n-drop). +1 from me meanwhile -- accept comes later (I doubt there will be a better solution). And thanks for crossing over to ALO and LO's bug reporting, I will follow-up there.
Mar
28
comment How to link inserted images by default in LibreOffice writer?
That's the other way around. I usually pick the images to be linked from the file system, not embedding them via copy-paste from some graphics editor or the like. Chosing "bitmap" would embed it -- I want to link it. But I will check for those options as soon as I'm back home, thanks!
Mar
26
comment How to link inserted images by default in LibreOffice writer?
I have to check that box every time I insert an image. Regardless of the last used state, this box always turns up unchecked in this dialog the next time you insert an image.
Mar
25
comment How to link inserted images by default in LibreOffice writer?
Unfortunately, that again requires a separate account. Neither do they provide the possibility to "anonymously" file a bug, nor permit using some existing like the ones we have here :(
Mar
19
comment Error in Oracle 11g installation in Ubuntu 12.04LTS
@TheLordofTime They've never been short, not even the ones for RedHat (which is officially supported): from Kernel adjustments to package requirements, a lot of things to do...