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Old 08-26-2008, 10:11 AM   #46
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http://jajoma.blogspot.com/2005/01/h...underbird.html - may help. Apparently it works both ways....
 
Old 08-26-2008, 10:50 AM   #47
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http://jajoma.blogspot.com/2005/01/h...underbird.html - may help. Apparently it works both ways....
Though this would have been informative if I needed to migrate mail, what I need is to migrate contacts and notes.
 
Old 08-26-2008, 11:46 AM   #48
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Ah, apologies. It seems that you can export address books from Thunderbird in .csv format (if you have multiple address books you'll need to export each book individually), Kontact can then import the .csv file (remember to select Contacts first).

http://email.about.com/od/mozillatips/qt/et082504.htm for the exporting and use File > Import > Import CSV List to import.

On Kontact, it doesn't look as though there is a way to import Notes - you could try a copy/paste job or, I'm afraid, you may just have to manually retype them.
 
Old 08-26-2008, 11:55 AM   #49
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[Loud_thought]
I wonder how long this thread would have been if a dude had posted it....
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Old 08-26-2008, 12:09 PM   #50
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I don't see that it would have been particularly different. Regina has asked a lot of questions to ensure that she has a painless switch - the converse of that would have been a post entitled "Linux Sux!" because she hadn't researched beforehand Tchoh, damned if you do, damned if you don't.

Anyway, there are no girls on the internet. Didn't you get the memo?
 
Old 08-26-2008, 04:56 PM   #51
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About the ipod thing, you may want to try Songbird. Visit getdeb.net for a Ubuntu package or check out their site for a more recent version.

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Old 08-27-2008, 02:19 PM   #52
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About the ipod thing, you may want to try Songbird. Visit getdeb.net for a Ubuntu package or check out their site for a more recent version.
Thanks! Actually, I have my iPod working like a champ now in Amarok. It took LOTS of work with my playlists, but I found a script to import my iTunes library and all my playlists after editing the XML file. The instructions are here:

http://thedarkmaster.wordpress.com/2...ps-and-tricks/

I've actually switched to Mandriva now, because Ubuntu doesn't really support WM5 devices. I haven't set it up yet, but so far I like Mandriva better than Ubuntu. I should note, for all of you out there following this with no clue about linux: don't recompile your kernel until you have some freaking clue what you're doing!

Yeah. I was following a tutorial on how to get my WM5 device working in Ubuntu, and part of it was to recompile the kernel. DON'T DO THAT, PEOPLE!! I had no idea what I was doing, nor did I understand that recompiling the kernel is not a trivial task. I completely screwed up the drivers and probably a lot of other stuff too. So, since all my data is still backed up, I just went with Mandriva. No big. (Er, if you have issues with copying your data from hard drive to hard drive and your folders being read-only once you've done that, use the chmod command to set folder permissions)

Note how I'm casually ignoring the jackass who commented on my gender. I think I'm growing as a person.
 
Old 08-27-2008, 03:26 PM   #53
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Since you've gone with Mandriva, check out http://easyurpmi.zarb.org/ - the site will help you to set up your urpmi sources which will make installing programs a breeze.
 
Old 08-27-2008, 06:33 PM   #54
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Yeah. I was following a tutorial on how to get my WM5 device working in Ubuntu, and part of it was to recompile the kernel. DON'T DO THAT, PEOPLE!! I had no idea what I was doing, nor did I understand that recompiling the kernel is not a trivial task. I completely screwed up the drivers and probably a lot of other stuff too.
It's most unfortunate that most people end up with a reaction like this to kernel compiling. It is not inherently trivial at first look, but once you understand how to switch kernels back and forth, you can mess up plenty with little recourse, if ever any.

If you're skeptical, just wait until a distro gives you a new kernel during an upgrade and you reboot to a grub menu with 2 kernel choices. It's that simple, if the new one doesn't work, you can go back to the old one and try again.

It's probably easier and better documented than most of the other tasks you're completing/attempting with data migration from Windows! Don't let it stop you at any point: http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/Compiling_a_kernel goes hand in hand with the info here: http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/Grub

Also, for the whole WM5 issue, http://www.synce.org/moin/FrontPage allows you to "use one's computer to browse files, install applications and synchronize contacts, calendar and tasks with their PIM application of choice." Seems they have packages for the major distros and FreeBSD. (Searching without specifying a distro can be a huge help sometimes, found that on LQ searching "WM5": http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...?highlight=wm5)
 
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Also, for the whole WM5 issue, http://www.synce.org/moin/FrontPage allows you to "use one's computer to browse files, install applications and synchronize contacts, calendar and tasks with their PIM application of choice." Seems they have packages for the major distros and FreeBSD. (Searching without specifying a distro can be a huge help sometimes, found that on LQ searching "WM5": http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...?highlight=wm5)
Thanks for that; I was already trying to follow the instructions for syncing a WM% device in Mandriva that's found at the end of your link. I'm having a problem, though: The Mandriva instructions tell me to install the task-wm5sync-kde package, and I installed synce-kpm on my own. The Mandriva instructions assume that the synce PDA manager (sitting in the systray) will auto-detect my device, and it's not showing any information in the information screen for synce. However, when I unplug the device with the synce manager running, I get a disconnected device popup--though no notification when I plug it back in. Am I missing some packages or something?
 
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Hey, all:
My last syncing problem seems to be that Kitchensync can't find the plugin for a Windows Mobile device. I watched the nifty video...

http://www.happyassassin.net/2008/03...ization-video/

...but the metapackage that the guy is talking about...I don't know what he means. I've installed kdepim-kitchensync, and every other plugin I could find, but there's no option to add a Windows Mobile device in Kitchensync when I try to add a member to my syncing group. In the tutorial...

http://wiki.mandriva.com/en/2008.1_Synchronization

...under the Kitchensync header, it says to: "To create a synchronization group using KitchenSync, start up KitchenSync. Click on Add Group. Enter a name for the group (this is for your reference, so make it something that you will remember easily). You can select exactly what you would like to synchronize by checking the appropriate boxes. Then, click Add Member.... Select Plugin to synchronize with Windows CE device and click OK. You can name the device, if you like, but you don't need to. Click Add Member... again. "

The problem comes in where it says "Select Plugin..." There is no option there to select that plugin; the only Plugin present was for KDE desktop (my Kontact, etc). What do I do?
 
Old 08-28-2008, 11:21 AM   #57
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Aha! The problem was that I was missing the opensync plugin for synce. Apparently, that was the metapackage the guy was talking about. Anyway, I've successfully synced!!!

Onward to the next problem; Azureus will start just fine, but it won't restart. It gives me an error message "can't restart without the azupdater plugin." I've googled til I just cain't google no more, and I can't find any solutions for this other than a reboot. That seems ridiculous; any ideas?
 
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That's odd. I just opened my copy to see if I could find anything out about the updater plugin. And the plugin updated as soon as I opened Azureus! My version of Azureus is 3.1.1.0 and the updater is version 1.8.8. Which versions are you showing?
 
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It gives me an error message "can't restart without the azupdater plugin." I've googled til I just cain't google no more, and I can't find any solutions for this other than a reboot. That seems ridiculous; any ideas?
Yes, try the site directly rather than google. http://azureus.sourceforge.net/plugi...ugin=azupdater
The plugins that are part of the core are all available there.
 
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That's odd. I just opened my copy to see if I could find anything out about the updater plugin. And the plugin updated as soon as I opened Azureus! My version of Azureus is 3.1.1.0 and the updater is version 1.8.8. Which versions are you showing?
I have 3.0.4.2; that's the version of Vuze that is available in the RPM (I installed it through Mandriva's Add/Remove Programs utility). I'm too scairt to try compiling it from source; the last time I tried to compile anything I blew my Ubuntu installation. Is there a way to install the plugin directly? I couldn't find the plugin by itself anywhere, or I would have tried that (I could prolly find the Vuze plugins directory).
 
  


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