Friday, July 17, 2009

Information independance: how to import GMail onto your local pc

For different reasons it is wise to import the email you have on GMail to your local pc.
First install Thunderbird:
sudo aptitude install mozilla-thunderbird

Act upon the info given here.
So install the webmail plugin by going here and downloading the xpi file to a local folder (right click and save as). You first have to install the Webmail add on and after that the GMail add on (or Yahoo etc.):
  1. In Mozilla Thunderbird, open the extension manager (Tools Menu/Extensions).
  2. Click the Install button, and locate/select the file you downloaded and click "OK".
After you have installed both (restart Thunderbird each time) you can add your gmail account. In Thunderbird: edit, account settings, add account and provide the needed information.

Restored sound after update Pulse Audio

After an update from pulse audio no sound (Hardy).
Alt+ F2 and run gstreamer-properties, selected Alsa as default output plugin ( was default) and sound returned again.

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