[Solved] Gnome online accounts not working properly

[Solved] Gnome online accounts not working properly

Postby algarues on Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:24 am

After installing gnome shell in LMDE I noticed only one thing that is non functional

a few control panels do not appear in the system settings

In particular the "online accounts", even though it is installed as well as the complementary libraries, so I cannot synchronize my contacts list

It is funny though that evolution can still sync with google calendars seamlessly, but it gets stuck specifically with google contacts

Can anybody help to solve the issue?
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Re: Gnome online accounts not working properly

Postby xenopeek on Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:55 am

I can't comment about what you should do for LMDE, but bimsebasse has some pointers for running Gnome Shell on Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon that may be helpful here also. See this topic: viewtopic.php?f=208&t=117580. (Of course, you can't use the PPA as used there...)
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Re: Gnome online accounts not working properly

Postby algarues on Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:21 pm

Vincent Vermeulen wrote:I can't comment about what you should do for LMDE, but bimsebasse has some pointers for running Gnome Shell on Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon that may be helpful here also. See this topic: viewtopic.php?f=208&t=117580. (Of course, you can't use the PPA as used there...)


In my experience PPAs can be added

if dependencies cannot be resolved because of versioning, I normally do a apt-get build-dep, followed by downloading and compiling the sources with dpkg-buildpackage

That way I get whatever software which might be available for ubuntu / mint up and running on Debian

one solution might be to recompile the goa and goa libraries from the default repositories

if that does not work I might think of trying the ppa sources.

I might also try to recompile the default gnome-shell and gnome-shell-common packages, maybe if they link correctly with the libraries supplied by mint everything works correctly....

let' s see
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Re: Gnome online accounts not working properly

Postby sammiev on Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:33 pm

When I added Gnome3 to Mint14, I selected gnome-session-common & gnome-session in Synaptic and I was good to go. Do not remember if I had to add anything else at that time.
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Re: [Solved] Gnome online accounts not working properly

Postby algarues on Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:56 pm

This is how I solved it

1. There is no need to add Ubuntu repositories

2. I simply recompiled gnome-shell gnome-control-center e gir1.2-goa-1.0 from LMDE repositories (I also recompiled zenity, but that should not make a difference)

How to do it (I make the example for gnome-control-center only)

open your /etc/apt/sources.list file with superuser privileges, you should find the list of repositories for binary packages. For instance for me they are

deb http://mirror.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/linuxmint-packages/ debian main upstream import
deb http://lmde-mirror-fr-1.wedrop.it/latest testing main contrib non-free
deb http://lmde-mirror-fr-1.wedrop.it/latest/security testing/updates main contrib non-free
deb http://lmde-mirror-fr-1.wedrop.it/latest/multimedia testing main non-free

copy and paste the lines below, but change deb into deb-src.

In the end you should have 8 lines 4 start with deb and 4 start with deb-src

then sudo apt-get update

What follows I do it my way, but you can choose to perform your compilation wherever you want in your filesystem

make a folder named "Sources" in your home

inside make another folder named "gnome-control-center" and open a terminal inside it

give the command:

sudo apt-get build-dep gnome-control-center

then

sudo apt-get source gnome-control-center

the last command will download the compressed sources for the package, uncompress it, patch it all automatically

then move inside the directory (in this case due to the latest version of the package) gnome-control-center-3.4.2+git20121016.29d7c0

then give the command

sudo dpkg-buildpackage -us -uc

merrily wait for the compilation to terminate

then give the commands

cd ..

sudo dpkg -i gnome-control*.deb

this will install all of the recompiled packages

log out and then back in and if you open the system settings you will notice a lot of new control panels will popup, including the gnome online access

however that panel is still not capable to allow connection to google contacts

what you have to do is, following a similar procedure, to recompile gir1.2-goa-1.0

In this case, after decompression of the sources you will find a folder named gnome-online-accounts etc. etc.

recompile inside it and then install all of the new packages generated

then gnome-online-accounts should work

plus your complete gnome settings
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Re: [Solved] Gnome online accounts not working properly

Postby alexboss on Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:55 pm

Same problem here... "Online Accounts" option is not visible anymore in the start menu, and is not displayed in the control center...

But the packages are installed, and I can also see my contacts when I do a search...

Unfortunately recompiling all these packages is not option for me...

I hope someone will find an alternative and easy solution... In parallel, I'll still try to find the option somewhere...

Regards,

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