Howto from Gutsy to LM & what about Evolution?

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Howto from Gutsy to LM & what about Evolution?

Postby 61811 on Fri Nov 30, 2007 4:19 am

I am running Gutsy with the default Evolution email client. Tired of Suspend/Resume issue. Someone in that forum suggested using Linux Mint.

- Do I just download LM4.0 (Main), create a LiveCD, and install?
- How do I save all my emails from Evolution for Thunderbird, if that's the default client in LM?
- Does Power Management work okay w/o issues in LM4.0? Does it resume from automatic suspend?

Thank you.
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Re: Howto from Gutsy to LM & what about Evolution?

Postby Husse on Fri Nov 30, 2007 6:47 am

Welcome to Mint 61811
Yes just download - burn - install
No simple method to import, but both Evolution and Thunderbird use the mbox format and can read each others files directly. A little more to do than just importing but simple enough
http://www.linux.com/articles/113798
There's no way of telling you beforehand if suspend/hibernate is going to work. The wast majority have no problems but there is a number of users that experience problems.
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Re: Howto from Gutsy to LM & what about Evolution?

Postby constantine768 on Fri Nov 30, 2007 7:00 am

Suspend/Hibernate did not work for me
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Re: Howto from Gutsy to LM & what about Evolution?

Postby 61811 on Fri Nov 30, 2007 12:53 pm

Thank you for your valuable feedback. If the Suspend/Resume issue lingers here too, then my purpose for switching over is not met. I have no choice but to wait for the next release of Ubuntu to see if they are able to resolve the issue. Or, downgrade to Feisty, and use Thunderbird.

Curiosity: Does the LM version that corresponds to Feisty also have the Suspend/Resume issue?

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Re: Howto from Gutsy to LM & what about Evolution?

Postby Husse on Mon Dec 03, 2007 7:54 am

The versions don't have the issue - it's different computers that have the issue. By that I mean that there are computers that don't or do hibernate/suspend in all versions of Mint (and for that matter probably any OS) so it's not a version problem. One can say that it probably was somewhat "worse" in the early editions, but still no clear pattern
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Re: Howto from Gutsy to LM & what about Evolution?

Postby GrayWizardLinux on Mon Dec 03, 2007 9:31 am

suspend and hibernate work most of the time - I found a few times that the wireless will not reconnect and I have to reboot.

I am in Celena.

also I use and you can too - Evolution email. I do not like firefox or thunderbird and use evolution and epiphany browser. I am not a fan of evolution but dislike thiunderbird that much that I use it. you can download that and use it if you want to.

Just in case you are interesting in still using evolution.
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