Evolution is a complete solution for mail, calendar, tasks, contact lists, but it uses a lot of resources, and I’m not using all of those features.
Last week I was looking at multiple mail clients (aka mail user agents). I was really interested in Claws-Mail, a fork of Sylpheed. It is very lightweight, and has a bunch of features, not as much as evolution, but it can compete pretty well.
Memory-wise, I switched from 30mb used by Evolution to ~14mb (maximum, but usually ~10mb) used by Claws-mail.
The only problem I was facing is setting it up with Gmail. Here’s how I figured it out after a couple days.
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Note that in Karmic Koala 9.10, the sound is working by default!
I had problems having any sound working on jaunty pre-releases (beta and release candidates). I have a HP Mini 1000 1120NR. This workaround should also work for other models.
This is related to this bug report. There is no official fixes yet.
Here’s my workaround:
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This workaround was used because of a bug BUT it has been FIXED (#355376 and #354226).
DO NOT USE THIS POST unless you know what you are doing.
To install a CLI system on my hp mini 1000, I used the MID Live lpia iso, and when it gets into the graphical interface, I pushed ctrl+alt+f2 to switch to another TTY. And then I installed using cdebootstrap. This is quite an expert installation and it is very long and hard to do.
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Have you ever thought about a Windows virus being run under Linux using Wine? Well, there’s a chance this happens and you probably don’t want to risk it!
In this tutorial, you will see how to compile and install wine as another/separate user and only that user can run Wine. So, YOU choose when wine should be running, this avoids viruses being run by other applications without your permission. Of course, this is not “bullet-proof” but this is one more security.
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If you have a Compaq Presario 2100 or Omnibook, or some laptops like this, you can use this program to help you fix the mute key or some other hotkeys. In fact, the program will activate them, then you can assign them to a special task.
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After removing linux or changing a few stuff about your disk partitions. Grub might become unhappy and give you an Error 22 when booting windows.
This is quite easy to fix if you have your windows XP CD.
- Put your cd in, and reboot.
- When asked, hit a key to boot from the cd-rom.
- When you see the screen where it asks if you want to install, recover, or whatever, push R to recover/repair,
- It should ask you what windows you want to recover/repair, usually hit 1 and Enter.
- For the administrator password, if you don’t think you have one, just hit Enter
- Then type “fixboot” and hit ENTER
- Type “fixmbr” and hit ENTER
- Type exit
- Remove the CD
In Ubuntu Hardy 8.04 and also 8.04.1, when you set up your compose key and you activate the automatic login, the compose key is not set at all everytime you start you computer.
I found a quick and clean fix for this using ~/.gnomerc.
Here’s how :
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This tutorial will show you several ways on how to redirect an URL without any www at the beginning.
For example, you go to:
You’ll be redirected to:
I’ll show you how to do this using .htaccess file, and then using conf files.
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This tutorial will help you learn how to find files, or find files containing a given text using the terminal. We will use commonly “built-in” commands, such as : find and grep.
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Still using that plain old black and white Terminal? how boring!
Follow these steps if you want your terminal to be more colorful!
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