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Thunderbird Lightning and Google Calendar, bidirectional sync, ubuntu 64

Posted by lazybit on October 1, 2008

Here’s a quick howto on using your Google Calendar with Lightning when you’re at home, with all edits being synced, no matter if done online or with Lightning.

We’re using the recent 0.9 Version of the Lightning extension for Thunderbird. You need to download the 64bit extension manually. The direct download on the Mozilla homepage will only give you the 32bit version. You can find it here: http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/calendar/lightning/releases/ under 0.9/contrib/linux-x86_64/

After that grab the Google Calendar addon: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/sunbird/addon/4631

After installing both of them, you should be able to set up a: new calender -> on the network -> Google Calendar. Post your XML address in the field, enter your password and you’re ready for bidirectional editing.

A pictured howto can be found here: http://bfish.xaedalus.net/?p=239 the wiki is here: https://wiki.mozilla.org/Calendar:GDATA_Provider#Accessing_your_Calendar

Two things to mention:

  • make sure to use the recent addons, which is a bit of manual work, but otherise the field for the Google Calendar will not show up or may not sync.
  • make sure to use the remote caledar when adding entries and not the local one which was set up by default (you can delete it if you don’t need it to avoid confusion)

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Update 1: Flash 10 beta on ubuntu 64 with firefox

Posted by lazybit on September 3, 2008

Even though getting a native 64bit flash in the near future (meaning within this decade, not as posted some time ago) there is an update on flash 10 beta.

Over at me and ubuntu there is a very nice script, and tutorial.

Should work for almost everyone with a default ubuntu 64 install.

Thanks for the work. Have fun.

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Fix for Ubuntu 8.04 64bit 4gig ram and fglrx driver using mttr

Posted by lazybit on September 2, 2008

I’ve seen I’m not the only one running a 64 bit Ubuntu Hardy and running into a problem starting Xorg with the fgrlx driver when using 3+ gig of ram.

My Xorg is running (without crashes so far) for a few days now, thanks to this fix at the ubuntu forum.

I’m using a script during startup that applies the patch and then starts kdm.

Here’s the fix (as seen in the ubuntu forum, link above):

#!/bin/sh
# Fixup /proc/mtrr
echo "disable=2" >| /proc/mtrr
echo "disable=1" >| /proc/mtrr
echo "disable=3" >| /proc/mtrr
echo "disable=4" >| /proc/mtrr
echo "disable=0" >| /proc/mtrr
echo "base=0x00000000 size=0x80000000 type=write-back" >| /proc/mtrr
echo "base=0x80000000 size=0x40000000 type=write-back" >| /proc/mtrr
echo "base=0xC0000000 size=0x10000000 type=write-back" >| /proc/mtrr
echo "base=0x100000000 size=0x20000000 type=write-back" >| /proc/mtrr
echo "base=0x120000000 size=0x10000000 type=write-back" >| /proc/mtrr

I’m using a ATI 3870, and a P35 chipset.

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Flash 10 beta in Firefox 3 on Ubuntu 64 bit

Posted by lazybit on July 6, 2008

Yes, there is no native 64 bit version (again!) for us, but with the good old ndiswrapper and this tutorial you will get it to work.

Full screen view is now working. Everything else seems the same as in version 9.

As in the previous version, it seems amazingly hard on the cpu. And after watching some flash movies on you tube npviewer.bin was consuming a lot of cpu time, even though all flash pages have been closed.

This seems either to be a flash or a flash – ndiswrapper issue.

Because I wanted my cpu back I killed the processes, indirectly disabling flash for the current running firefox.

Again, this seems to be a working solution, but not the best one.

Or maybe flash 64 bit is on its way. Hm, maybe next decade.

If I find out more, I will let you know.

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ubuntu 8.04 hardy heron x86_64, firefox 3 and flash plugin

Posted by lazybit on June 4, 2008

I recently installed a fresh copy of Kubuntu 8.04 with KDE4. Quite nice I must say.

I always had trouble installing flash and firefox on my 64bit distros, but this time it was really painless.

sudo apt-get install nspluginwrapper flashplugin-nonfree lib32nss-mdns

That’s it. I tried gnash but it would not work. Hopefully in some future release.

Thank’s to Andy for providing a nice howto.

Update: Also read the post on Flash 10 if you’re interested

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