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Old 06-13-2011, 11:23 AM   #1
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Smile evolution does connect to internet


Hello
I just installed Debian and cannot get Evolution to connect to the internet.
The File/work on line button is grayed out, also the icon in the lower left.
What connection should i look for?
Thanks Cliff
 
Old 06-13-2011, 01:45 PM   #2
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See this link, it is step by step howto set up Evolution. You will know the names of the pop and smtp servers. That should be available from your ISP.

The link -->http://products.secureserver.net/ema..._evolution.htm
 
Old 06-13-2011, 02:42 PM   #3
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Thanks camorri

I checked the url and made sure all the steps were followed.
When opening Evolution it is still indicates it is off line.
Thanks
 
Old 06-13-2011, 02:56 PM   #4
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A few questions.

Do other internet programs work? Firefox?

Do you have a proxy?

Are you running a firewall? This may have it blocked.
 
Old 06-13-2011, 02:58 PM   #5
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Are you using network manager for the connection?
Seems there is a bug with network manager and evolution.
http://lists.mandriva.com/bugs/2011-02/msg00095.php
Do you have the latest evolution?
Try to remove network manager and use wicd.

Kind regards
 
Old 06-13-2011, 03:04 PM   #6
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Hi,

I've been using Evolution 2.32.3 (and previous versions) for a couple of months with Linux Mint Debian Edition (Debian testing) in combination with NetworkManager (0.8.4) without any problems. Going through the responses in the bug pointed out by repo, it seems to work for that user when he connects using wireless, yet fails when using cable.

As asked before, do your other internet programs work, chat, browser, ...

Kind regards,

Eric

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Old 06-13-2011, 03:11 PM   #7
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Found this link, this is Deb...

-->http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=553383
 
Old 06-13-2011, 03:20 PM   #8
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Hi,

That dates from October 2009 and appears to have been closed March 2010.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 06-13-2011, 04:40 PM   #9
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HI camorri
Empathy and iceweasel work just fine
No I am not running a firewall yet, just installed on my desktop.
I do not have a proxy that I know of.

Hi repo
No network manager that I know of. Installed Squeeze 6 from iso.
as second operating system the other sys is Ubuntu Natty. they are both 64 bit.

Hi EricTRA
I have been using Evolution for several years with Ubuntu and wanted to take a look at Debian.
Grub would be the only manager other than Nautilus

thanks for the time
 
Old 06-13-2011, 06:58 PM   #10
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Can you try installing Thunderbird, and configure it to see if you can get it working. Then we'll know if it the Evolution or some other problem.
 
Old 06-14-2011, 12:33 AM   #11
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camorri
Debian equivelent to Thunderbird is icedove. Loaded this up and instantly retrived my email.
Still prefere Evolution as my client.
I must have a switch some where that is not in the proper place.
Cliff
 
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Hi Cliff,

What version of Evolution are you using? Debian is version 6 (Squeeze) I assume?

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 06-14-2011, 04:47 AM   #13
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No network manager that I know of.
How do you make your connection?
Do you connect wired, wireless...

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Old 06-14-2011, 09:23 AM   #14
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Hi Eric
Evolution is ver 2.30.3
That is right debian is Squeeze6

Hi Repo
The connection is wired
Comcast is my isp

kind regards
 
Old 06-14-2011, 11:19 AM   #15
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The connection is wired
How do you connect, since you don't use network manager?
wicd, scripts....


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