Archive for April 15, 2007

Feeling Feisty?

Okay, I promise that is the last time I use that pun. On a more serious note, I have successfully performed a dist-upgrade from Edgy to Feisty Beta. Three problems occurred in the process, but I was able to correct them. At least two of these were my own fault and involved proprietary packages I had installed: Nvidia and VMWare. The upgrade utility constantly complained that VMWare and slapd failed to configure properly, so I removed the packages. After removing them, my only issue was having to run my usual:

dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

Once I did this and switched back to the nv driver, gdm was happy again.

I cautiously issued the shutdown now -r command and it looks like a normal install of Feisty. Restricted manager poppped up as soon as I was at the desktop, and I am back in business.

Thunderbird Extension for vCard Files

I found a really handy extension for T-Bird today. This add-on gives you the ability to import and export V-Cards from Thunderbird. It’s called MoreColsForAddressBook. What you get after installation are three more items under the tools menu:

Action for Contacts
Action for List
Action for Address Book

The Action for Contacts menu is the one that gave me the functionality I desperately needed. I am now able to import VCFs from people that send them.

I haven’t experimented with the list and address book menus, but will when the functionality is needed.

MoreColsForAddressBook is available at