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I'd like to be able to sync my contacts and calendar with my computer (Linux Mint Debian). Anyone know how I can do this? Google brings up nothing of any use, just stuff relating to syncevolution which relies on a service that doesn't exist.
On my N900 I use syncevolution for syncing contacts with google, and erminig for syncing calendar with google. Syncevolution can also sync with google calendar but it would never sync the alarm times - nor does erminig really but at least it sets an alarm "0 minutes before" .
If you go to add new service in syncevolution there are templates for google calendar and google contacts. You will need a gmail account already set up to do this though, and you will obviously have to get your PC to sync with google too.
Before doing anything you should probably make a backup of your current contacts and calendar on whatever devices you are going to be playing around with.
Ermining works fantastically! Took a little while to get working for a newbie like me, but now it works! Just need to work out synevolution. If you've got an easy to follow guide it'd be much appreciated. All I've seen don't seem to work, so I'm guessing there's bits missing, or that go without saying, and I'm not doing something right.
Just need to work out synevolution. If you've got an easy to follow guide it'd be much appreciated.
I don't know the url for any guide, there must be one somewhere though but to add contacts syncing with syncevolution all you should have to do is:
Start up syncevolution
Sync services menu > Add new service
Press Next and type in "contacts" as the service name. (you can actually put anything you like in here)
Choose Google Contacts as the template, press Next
Put your gmail email address in Account, and gmail password in Password, press Next
Leave Contacts database as 'contacts', press Next
Then Finish. You should now be able to click the contacts on the list of services and press Synchronize.
edit: I have syncevolution version 1.3+20120925 from extras-devel, if you are having problems it may be because you have an older version. You can check your version by running syncevolution --version in a terminal.
Last edited by af7567; 12-04-2012 at 08:46 AM.
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