Ubuntu Unity Indicators

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The last version of Ubuntu, 11.04 introduced a new shell, Unity. This shell lets you install indicators, that will appear in the top right corner of the display. Though this shell looks a lot like the old Gnome 2 shell, you can’t install the old gnome indicators. Here are some useful Unity Indicators, that I install every time I put Ubuntu on a computer:

Weather Indicator

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:weather-indicator-team/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install indicator-weather

CPU Frequency Indicator

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:artfwo/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install indicator-cpufreq

Sysmonitor Indicator

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:indicator-multiload/stable-daily
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install indicator-multiload

Workspaces Indicator

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:geod/ppa-geod
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install indicator-workspaces

Use Startup Application Preferences, to make the indicators run when the computer starts.
Add: indicator-cpufreq, indicator-multiload

If you use other interesting Ubuntu 11.04 indicators, please leave a comment, so I can update the post!


Gmail & Evolution

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Yesterday i tried to configure Evolution to work with Gmail… Everything went well, the mails were downloaded from the server, but when I wanted to send an e-mail… didn’t work.

Finally I found the solution: when setting the SMTP you have to put the port after the address and use the TSL with Login options for security:

SMTP address: smtp.gmail.com:587
Security: TLS
Authentication Type: Login