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  1. #91
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    Re: Using Google Calendar, Thunderbird and Lighting to full effect

    The answer is: It doesn't. At least I wasn't able to get it working. I have gone back to 8.04. I have my system tweaked to the way I want it and am tired of having to retweak everything when I change my system. Hardy works for me and my laptop.

  2. #92
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    Re: Using Google Calendar, Thunderbird and Lighting to full effect

    I installed lightning .8 with the add/remove program utility and then downloaded and installed provider 0.5.1 but got a message that the i was missing a dependency for google provider. on closer inspection i found out that provider 0.5.1 only works with lightning version 0.9

    all i had to do to fix this uninstall lightning 0.8 (this stay may be unnecessary), downloaded lightning 0.9 directly from mozilla (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/2313) and installed it from thunderbird. now it works fine.

  3. #93
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    Re: Using Google Calendar, Thunderbird and Lighting to full effect

    Try installing this library: libstdc++5
    It worked for me. It is in the Ubuntu repositories.

  4. #94
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    Re: Using Google Calendar, Thunderbird and Lighting to full effect

    Okay, I finally got this to work on my system. Here is what I did step by step:

    1) Checked to see if libstdc++5 was installed. (It was.)
    2) Removed Lightning extension I got from repositories.
    3) Downloaded latest Lightning extension from TB extension website.
    4) Installed Provider after installing Lightning.
    5) Restarted TB and lo and behold, it works.
    I might not be Cory Doctorow, but I am still a writer, who uses Linux... and that makes me cool.

  5. #95
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    Re: Using Google Calendar, Thunderbird and Lighting to full effect

    If you want to add your phone (I have Nokia N95) to the syncing, follow these instructions. I found them really helpful !!

    http://www.lucagasperini.com/blog/20...ogle-calendar/

    Now my life is in sync

  6. #96
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    Re: Using Google Calendar, Thunderbird and Lighting to full effect

    If only it worked for the new Nokia 5800.

  7. #97
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    Re: Using Google Calendar, Thunderbird and Lighting to full effect

    OK i have read every thread here and think I have most of this worked out. I have google feeding thunderbird my calendar, but have not proved that it is two way syncing yet. Thunderbird seems to freeze and grey out sometimes but come back, is this when it is syncing?

    I have the calendar working, now how about contacts... Does this work the same way ie two way sync?????
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  8. #98
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    Re: Using Google Calendar, Thunderbird and Lighting to full effect

    I second this problem. It is driving me freaking CRAZY! I don't think I have ever gotten this frustrated by anything a computer has done to me. Every so often, like 60 - 90 seconds but sometime longer, TB/Lightning greys out and freezes/hangs for 30-60 seconds while it connects to either a calendar or mail. I can't tell what it's doing and it happens most frequently in the middle of trying to type an email during which time I can't do anything with TB/Lightning.

    I have disabled every automatic connection thing in both I can find. This includes:
    • Fetching mail
    • Updating Calendars
    • Checking for TB Updates
    • Checking for Addon Updates


    ACK! While typing this, there was another TB grey out but since I'm mobile I must have had a momentary connection problem because TB just popped up several errors about not being able to auto save a draft! Maybe that is the last auto save crap I have to disable.

    I sure wish they would just put all the communication in another thread so it wouldn't hang up the entire program...

    Anyone know of a real fix for this besides crippling the software?

    Thanks!

    UPDATE: Can't find any setting to disable autosave of drafts...
    Last edited by nowhere@cox.net; February 25th, 2009 at 09:13 PM.

  9. #99
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    Re: Using Google Calendar, Thunderbird and Lighting to full effect

    Check that you have not got auto compact set with a small limit, I did and ur right it drives you nuts

  10. #100
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    Re: Using Google Calendar, Thunderbird and Lighting to full effect

    I found the auto save for drafts and disabled that and increased the compact to 10MB instead of 1MB (for now). I don't think auto compact was the problem because it always asked me if I wanted to do it and I could say no.

    We'll see how the auto save disable affects things. Hopefully we'll get an improvement soon...

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