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Old 07-27-2005, 05:04 AM   #1
Charos
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Cannot access my gmail account in Mepis


Somewhere along the way I seem to have done something (or something has happened) to my browsers (Firefox,Konqueror and Opera) which stops me from accessing my Gmail account.

I can access all other websites I visit, no problems, but at the Gmail log in I wait a bit then the page says "Done" but the account page never loads.

I have cleared my cache in all browsers, but the problem is the same.

It happens no matter whether I am logged in as root or as user.

Has anyone a suggestion about what might have happened? It wasn't always like this.

 
Old 07-27-2005, 05:52 AM   #2
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this may be a problem at gmail, why i say this i have the gmail extension for firefox and cannot log in. it when i try to log in it justs returns the error invalid username/password (username and password are correct) this has only started for me this morning. i have had this happen a couple of months ago and the next day all was back to normal
 
Old 07-27-2005, 07:31 AM   #3
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Thanks hippyhenge,but I think it is a Linux (well,Mepis) problem, because I can access my Gmail from my Windows laptop and desktop PC just fine.
The problem only happens on my Mepis machine and has been like this for a couple of weeks now.

At one time I was logged in a root doing some routine updates and while I was online, I decided to check my gmail.

I selected Konqueror by mistake,which threw up a cookie alert for the site (I had never used it before as web browser)

Instead of 'Accept', I hit the other button (reject or whatever) and the page didn't load.

Trouble is, even though I have cleared my Cache and Cookies in all browsers (as root and user) I still can't get my page to load. It does not throw up an 'Incorrect Password/User name' message. It seems to accept it just fine but at the bottom left corner (of Firefox) it says "Done" but nothing has changed.

I don't see how my pressing "don't accept" could have done this but it is the only thing I have done differently.
 
Old 07-27-2005, 08:38 AM   #4
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Charos, sorry your having these problems, i still cannot get the gmail notifier to work in firefox so i downloaded kcheckgmail using apt

Code:
apt-get install kcheckgmail
this placed kcheckgmail in the internet section of the main menu, i ran it and now have gmail working
 
Old 07-27-2005, 02:04 PM   #5
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I've been using Gmail notifier in Firefox for a month or so, it stoped working couple of days ago -- I think Gmail changed something and that program it's not longer compatible.
 
Old 07-27-2005, 03:30 PM   #6
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new firefox gmail notifier

adrian thanks for the info, i just visited mozilla update and found this A notifier for Gmail accounts.

- Optional dropdown for the toolbar item to access labels (unread count per label is shown there as well as in the tooltip) - Get Gmail storage amount from screenscraping code, no longer hardcoded. - Option to only handle unread mail in inbox (rather than total unread) in Preferences. - GMail changed their login code again.

anyway there is a new version to download 0.5.0 and yes it works, https://addons.mozilla.org/extension...cation=firefox
 
Old 07-27-2005, 08:48 PM   #7
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My gmail is working - Ubuntu, Mepis and SuSE
 
Old 07-28-2005, 12:52 AM   #8
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Thanks folks for all this useful information.

I will try the kcheckgmail and whatever else I can to see if I can get it to work.

I have some other issues with Mepis I am trying to sort out, so have a few things to do yet.

I will get back to you with an update when I can.
 
  


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