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Quick Answer: Delete any related file ending in “.ev-summary” in the ~/.evolution/mail/local/ folder. Make sure Evolution is closed before you do this.
Rant: Here’s my ordeal with this horrible error, at least to a noob in linux, like myself. I couldn’t figure out why I was getting this error. When I opened Evolution I would get a pop-up saying “Summary and folder mismatch, even after a sync”. I thought it was my mail stored on my server, I have 4 pop accounts and I ended up deleting all the old emails 500+ each (Yeah I’m a pack rat). It was literally driving me crazy because it wanted to redownload ALL my old emails.
I’m having a hard time understanding what makes Livna so hot, in the linux-world. To my understanding they are better than getting videocard drivers from nVidia’s web site because they are opensource and when you install the latest kernel update – your card won’t go bonk!? on you. As for me, I’ve been using nVidia’s propriatory drivers because that’s the only way I get World of Warcraft or any other video game to work.
The only issue that I have to deal with right now IS, when my kernel is updated. I have to run through the Xserver configuration. Once I get into my desktop, I would then switch back to my propriatory drivers or CTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE back out to a full shell environment to reinstall them. It is a bit of a hassle, but I have yet to jump on the band wagon of Livna.
Since I have tons of financial responsibilities, I cannot buy a next-gen console. I’m itchin’ for GTA IV, Grand Turismo 5, etc… I did get a chance to play GTA IV at my neighbor’s house the other day and I fell in love with it. Aw, it’s sool cool and he has a big screen TV too so it looked really nice. With touching GTA, it’s hard to go back home and NOT play it. I downloaded GTA San Andreas for my linuxbox and everything ran without a hitch via Wine.
I played some World of Warcraft last night (dinged to 46 on my priest) and was pretty tired – so I said my “gnite” to the guild members and intended to go to bed, but I found myself double-clicking on the San Andreas icon and to my surprise – I was up till 2:00 AM – AGAIN!!!?!?!?! It’s funny playing the game on my PC. I certainly had to get comfortable with the controls – it really handles different than the PS2 controller, but I did notice that I took my time with everything. I actually got more emersed into the world than I did when I played it on my console.
Just wanted to share this great resource with folks. My brother has recently gotten into linux and he’s trying to stick it out because of the difficulty factor. He got very confused, as did we all, about installing applications and understanding how things are separated in open source and not all bundled together like Windows – where in windows your OS/Desktop/Kernel are all known as Microsoft Windows – compared to linux where your kernel, desktop, distributions, applications are all different applications working together.
OK; I’m ranting. Linux Reality is an awesome podcast, which was retired at episode 100. I’ve downloaded all his files and I listen to it periodically. A good replacement would be Going Linux. This one that I’m sharing is about compiling linux application from the provided source.