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Questions about syncing with various protocols and services, as well as between devices: Examples include Ubuntu One, Contacts/Calendar/Mail syncing, and Dropbox for software, and between devices, syncing between Android and iOS are prime examples.

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sound drifts out of sync, lots of crackles

I am running 20.04.4 lts I have sync/drift issues and lots of crackles when it does this, sometimes it happens on youtube or a media player. it just suddenly decides to drift off and crackle. I've ...
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How can I sync Passwords and keys data between two Ubuntu PCs?

I have an office and a personal PC, and I want to sync my "passwords and key" data between these two PCs. Right now, I am using MEGAsync to sync ~/.gnupg & ~/.local/share/keyrings but it'...
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Nautilus keeps crashing in 22.04

I recently updated to Ubuntu 22.04 Also I use a software called PowerFolder Sync and Share to synchronize some folders between my computers. Unfortunately, the file explorer (Nautilus) now randomly ...
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How to install MEGAsync client on ubuntu 22.04

is there a way to install the current MEGAsync desktop client on ubuntu 22.04? they offer megasync-xUbuntu_18.04_amd64.deb as the most recent version. when i try to install it i get: $ sudo dpkg -i ...
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How to sync pdf highlights between iphone and linux?

Currently, I'm using Okular for highlighting PDFs, but it doesn't have a feature for syncing between different devices. I tried to download adobe and it seems that the only available version is the ...
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Evolution CLient to synchronizing

For some reason, my Evolution mail client (3.40.4-1ubuntu2) has stopped synchronizing. I use 5 x Gmail and one Hotmail account. Worked flawlessly, then started to become erratic a couple of days ago ...
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Does Evolution+OpenSync have Calendar+Contacts+Notes and cloudless sync with iPhone+Android?

I've been a solid Windows laptop person since I bought my first computer 2 decades ago. I would like to move to Ubuntu, since Windows is getting slower and slower despite laptops getting more ...
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How to keep synchronized in real time two Ubuntu installations?

I'm looking for the better tool /method / technique that can help me to keep synchronized in real time two Ubuntu installations. I want that every change I make to one of them will be immediately ...
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How to configure onedrive to sync Business shared folders

I'm quite new to Linux, and have been trying this client to sync OneDrive files. It initially works for personal files, but not for shared folders. I believe I need to configure this functionality as ...
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How can I change the Dropbox folder location using only the command line/remote access?

I have Dropbox installed on a remote machine which I can only access via command line. The Dropbox folder installs by default to ~/, which is on a low-capacity SSD that holds my OS and programs. I ...
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bypassing the unison GUI

I use unison on a number of machines, all running ubuntu 20.04. For some baffling reason, one morning two of these machines starting opening a GUI whenever I did a file transfer. The other ...
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Two way synch from Desktop to (ReadyNas) network drive

I am trying to make my documents folder synchronise with my ReadyNas network drive. Currently, I am already synchronising my Windows Laptop's Documents folder with the network drive on my ReadyNas via ...
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Sync Ubuntu folder with Anbox

I have Anbox (v4-56c25f1) running on my Ubuntu 18.04 PC and I want to sync a folder between the two systems. It may be possible to use a cloud drive like Google Drive or Dropbox, but I am hoping for a ...
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gNote Ignoring Directory Sync After Fresh Reinstallation of Ubuntu

According to the good folks over at gnome, the default and only version of gnote available for Ubuntu 20.04 is gnote 3.36.0. And it is too old for them to provide support for, therefore the ubuntu ...
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How can i schedule a automatic synchronize of two folders on Grsync?

Hello, So, i have two disks on my computer and i had synchronized a folder from the main disk to the external one with Grsync but now, instead of doing it manually i was wondering if it possible to ...
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Nextcloud : Changes In Synchronized Folders Not Being Tracked Reliably

I use nextcloud-desktop (version 3.3.6) from ppa:nextcloud-devs/client repositories on Ubuntu 20.04. Every time I start the software, the notification about “Changes In Synchronized Folders Not Being ...
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Failure to sync wallet and stuck Block Explorer

I cannot get my QT wallet to sync toy my Ubuntu servers, they are now 5 days behind. I see "Network Traffic" and the "Peers", my Block Explore numbers are stuck at very high value ...
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How to know that the chrony works well to synchronize timestamps on two computers?

I used the chrony to synchronize timestamps on two computers. The robot's computer is a master and the workstation's computer is a client. All I did, I follow the question's answer here after ...
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Is there a way to speed up the uploading/downloading of many small files using onedrive-abraunegg?

I recently switched to Linux from Windows and I've been having issues synchronizing my OneDrive. Although the onedrive-abraunegg program is really cool and I'm really happy using it, it has a small ...
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Ubuntu Studio / Chrome Browser

Have an old HP Elitebook and decided to put the new Ubuntu Studio (Plasma 5) on it. Its a thing of beauty but I cant get Chrome browser to install because 'dependencies'. So I tried our own chromium. ...
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Audio sync issue while using FFMPEG transition command

ffmpeg -i inputVideo1.mp4 -i inputVideo2.mp4 -filter_complex xfade=transition=fade:duration=5:offset=2 outputVideo.mp4 I am trying to apply this type of command between 2 video clips where the first ...
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command to retrieve which processes are launched at boot time in linux

I am working on a sync server. I'd like to retrieve which processes are launched at boot time. I have tried systemctl list-unit-files --type=service
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Ubuntu 20.04 with Gnote sync with Rainy or Grauphel Nextcloud app

After the Tomboy Ubuntu application was discontinued there is Gnote as replacement. But it lacks the api synchronization service (yet?) which was present in 18.04 Tomboy. This I used with the ...
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Vscode repository mirror sync problem

When I try the sudo apt update command the following message is shown. File has unexpected size (255716 != 256011). Mirror sync in progress? [IP: 52.163.211.218 80] Hashes of expected file: - ...
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Why is the time not syncing?

I want the time to sync, but it's not. I tried running the following commands, but it's still not syncing. # timedatectl set-ntp off # timedatectl set-ntp on # timedatectl status ...
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Calendar and Google synchronization

I have a problem with the pre-install Calendar app: until yesterday it was automatically synchronized with Google calendars with I connected the device by panel "Online Account", from this ...
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Evolution : How to exclude some folders ftom Sync

I use Evolution to access my Exchange mailbox through the EWS plugin. I have many folders that I have "Archived" under one folder. There are hundreds of subfolders under the "Archive&...
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Clock Synchronization using ptp4l facing delay request failed error in PTP4l

I was trying to sync slave and Grand Master with hardware timestamping System clock seems to be synchronized with PHC and PHC and GM synchronization also looks good. and then i observed this in the ...
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How to get calendar event (both local and remote)

I have many different calendars (both remote and local) synced in my gnome calendar. I'm trying to get all of today's events, sort through the unimportant ones and run scripts accordingly (example: ...
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Dropbox is not syncing anymore after upgrade to Kubuntu 20.04

I upgraded from Kubuntu 18.04 to 20.04. Now the Dropbox icon keeps switching between "network folder" and "box with circular arrows" as if a lot were going up and down, but ...
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How to transfer opened pages in filrefox?

I have recently been forced to reinstall Ubuntu due to my ssd card problem. I had opened several pages in firefox and I want to know how it is possible to transfer those pages to newly installed ...
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Sync iPod Shuffle 5th gen. with Rhythmbox in Ubuntu 20.04

My OS is Ubuntu 20.04 and I would like to sync my iPod Shuffle 5th gen. with Rhythmbox or other suitable program. Can you please advise? Rhythmbox does recognize iPod however when it prompts me to ...
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iPod not syncing properly

So I just pulled an old iPod Nano 4th gen out of my drawer and tried to sync it up with rhythmbox. I received an error but was able to fix it with sudo mount -t hfsplus -o remount,force,rw /media/...
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Can I sync Chromium extensions between 18.04 and 20.04?

Over several years, I've added a number of extensions to the Chromium browser on my Ubuntu 18.04 computer. Last month I installed Ubuntu 20.04 on another machine. I installed Chromium there and would ...
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regularly back-up files

I have a set of files that I wish to back up to Google Drive on a daily basis. I have a continuity of practice arrangement with a friendly firm of accountants, to whom I have given access to this set ...
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vdirsyncer sync error

Have started to get this error. I'm syncing between calendar on server (one.com) and client Kubuntu 20.04 The problem is always with a public holiday item. Syncing khal_sync/calendar error: Unknown ...
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Slow write speeds when writing onto USB flash drives

I am running Ubuntu 20.04 on an old Dell Optiplex 760 box and the transfer speeds while copying files to USB flash drives are quite slower than what they should be, furthermore, at the end of the ...
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Music sync from Ubuntu 20.04 to Iphone (RhythmBox won't Recognize Iphone)

New linux user using Ubuntu 20.04 (from windows 10). Trying to sync to and from my iphone and after doing some research and trying several options I have installed the required repositories (...
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Alternative to Keepass (too often conflicts)

Up to now I use Keepass and sync it via Nextcloud. But I get this too often: Translation of the error message: server version downloaded, local copy renamed and not uploaded There is a conflict. ...
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Chrome Sync Now Impossible with i386

Am I right thinking that there is no workaround to enable Chrome to Sync on an i386 machine? Access to the API has been withdrawn from Chromium, and no earlier i386 version of Chrome will have access ...
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PDF/eBook reader with horizontal scrolling feature instead of vertical

So far all the readers I experienced scroll pages vertically, while fitting horizontally A4 pages' width. Are there softwares out there able to: "swipe left" pages fit vertically both A4 ...
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How to find out which NTP (Network Time Protocol) is configured on Linux-ubuntu

I'm working on ubuntu where i want see which NTP is used as default, ex. chrony! and if its even configured for the purpose of correct time synchronisation in a cluster of another app. So How can i ...
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Isolated NTP Server for use in switchgear testing

I need to set up an NTP server to test the NTP functionality of some power meters (PXM2000), gateways (PXG900), and MOXAS in a switchgear application. For my application I do not care about precise ...
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How to get rsync to synchronize only new blocks for blockchain

Every time I run rsync to backup a blockchain, it starts from the beginning and tries to sync the whole thing, every time, even though there may only be a few blocks worth of data that is new. The ...
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Sync Chromium with a Google account does not work any more … solutions?

Since around today, March 10, 2021 and recent update to 89.0.4389.82 Chromium stopped syncing to Google accounts. As is turns out, this is due to some changes made by Google. What can we as users do? ...
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Thunderbird 78.7 - How to sync Google contacts and calendar

I have seen countless messages about this question (though none specifically for Ubuntu) and lots of references to TBsync and Caldav (which I don't know what is), and I have tried adding TBsync and ...
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Backups utility started requesting password again while syncing and not sure if sync is completing or not

Ubuntu 18.4 Bit of a fuzzy post here. About a week ago I set up the backups Utility that ships with Ubuntu with my cloud provider. Everything was going fine, I set it to daily and each day the utility ...
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Auto copy files to phone upon connecting though mtp

I want to create some setup that will auto copy files (specifically videos) to my phone from a specific workstation directory, upon establishing an mtp connection. How can I achieve the above? I know ...
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fresh ubuntu server 20.04 system clock cant synchronize

I'm trying to set System clock synchronized to yes. I constantly see "Timed out waiting for reply from [endpoint:123]" even after a hand full of different endoints. scanlon@ogserver:~$ ...
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Properly sync gnome-calendar and the drop-down calendar to a (non-)Google online calendar

I have recently installed Ubuntu 20.04 and so far I'm really liking it. Earlier today I tried to sync my calendar to the gnome-calendar that ships with the OS. I have linked my Google account in the ...
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