so I recently installed Ubuntu 18.10 on my Surface Pro 3. I added my Google account with gnome online accounts and logged in successfully even with 2FA enabled.

However, I noticed that nothing is being synced from my account e.g. Calendar doesn't show any events.

When I try and access gdrive via Files/nautilus it eventually pops up with:

Nautilus gdrive timeout

Anyone know what I can do to solve this? I have tried deleting and re-adding the account. In the past (previous machines, VM etc.) I have been able to sync just fine.

  • what is google ?
    – cmak.fr
    Feb 11, 2019 at 9:17

1 Answer 1


you may need an App Specific Password from your google acct

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