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I did a fresh install of ubuntu 18.04 (binonic beaver) and everything is working smooth except I'm unable to sync with my google account/calendar.

When I navigate to Settings --> Online Accounts --> Google, the page load is very slow. Subsequently, after I enter my username, it just hangs at "Something went wrong"

https://i.imgur.com/nSg6BDJ.png

I've found few issues related to this w.r.t gnome installation and apparently and a bug was filed against webkit2gtk. https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/webkit2gtk/+bug/1687019. However as per that, latest version of webkit2gtk should fix this issue. I'm already on the latest version(I believe) of webkit2gtk.

➜  ~ sudo dpkg -l | grep libwebkit2gtk                        
ii  libwebkit2gtk-4.0-37:amd64                      2.22.2-0ubuntu0.18.04.1              amd64        Web content engine library for GTK+
ii  libwebkit2gtk-4.0-37-gtk2:amd64                 2.22.2-0ubuntu0.18.04.1              amd64        Web content engine library for GTK+ - GTK+2 plugin process

How do I get google account working ?

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I spent days trying to figure it out. The problem was with the network configuration actually.

My syslog was full of warning like this: localhost systemd-resolved[1632]: Using degraded feature set (TCP) for DNS server 127.0.1.1

This thread helped: Syslog flooded with systemd-resolved messages "Using degraded feature set"

In a gist:

  1. Make sure your network manager wont update file you are about to modify by adding dns=none in [main] section of /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf
  2. Look into /etc/resolv.conf. You will probably see the line about nameserver address. Remove or comment it.
  3. Run sudo service systemd-resolved restart to be sure all is reloaded

Those steps made my problem with Google Account login go away.

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