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    Default kaddressbook groups

    I have an old bugzilla on this topic. It appears to be dead.

    I cannot make groups in my kaddressbook. The icon and the menu item are both grayed out. This happens the instant I select an address book, either akonadi or default.

    I read a post sometime ago that made me think this might be related to mysql. But, mysql is running. About the only setting available in the menu is for ldap servers and its blank. Can anyone shed some light on this? Groups are useful.

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    Default Re: kaddressbook groups

    On Tue, 19 Oct 2010 09:36:04 +0530, Prexy <Prexy@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    > I cannot make groups in my kaddressbook. The icon and the menu item
    > are both grayed out. This happens the instant I select an address book,
    > either akonadi or default.


    strange, i can create groups in my addressbooks, and i'm using oS 11.3 / KDE 4.5.2 as well. recently i switched back from KDE release/45 to distro/factory, which has a slightly different kaddressbook version, but i'm not convinced that's the reason.

    before i could get my contacts & calendars to work properly, i had to do some fiddling with KDE resources in system settings. i remember that some contact list was working before that, but it wouldn't update from google contacts or show up in kmail, so probably akonadi wasn't picking up the contacts. perhaps have a look at your KDE resources?

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    Default Re: kaddressbook groups

    Could you be a little more specific? BTW, I can no longer find KDE Resources in my menu????!
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    Default Re: kaddressbook groups

    On Tue, 19 Oct 2010 22:36:02 +0530, Prexy
    <Prexy@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    > Could you be a little more specific? BTW, I can no longer find KDE
    > Resources in my menu????!


    i'm sorry, this happened a while ago and i don't remember what i finally
    did to get everything working.

    you find "Configure KDE Resources" in KDE systemsettings; if you look at
    the (default) icon view, it's in the first row, under "Personal
    Information". there used to be a different view, but that seems to have
    gone. i created and deleted resources from that dialog, and also from
    kontact, etc. what finally got things working i can't recall.

    one problem was authorization with google. at that time (don't know about
    now) i had to set systemsettings - > Network Settings -> Proxy to "connect
    to the internet directly". that was happening anyway, but unless this
    option, which so far had been empty, was ticked, no akonadi google
    resource could authenticate.

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    Default Re: kaddressbook groups

    In 11.3 select Launcher --> Favorites -->Configure Desktop --> Personal
    Information --> KDE Resources. You can then add a resource, edit or
    remove a resource.


    Hope this helps.

    Prexy wrote:

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    > Could you be a little more specific? BTW, I can no longer find KDE
    > Resources in my menu????!
    >
    >


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    Default Re: kaddressbook groups

    Thanks for pointing out the way to get there. I found a couple of boxes that were not checked: Contacts and Distribution Lists. I checked them and that did not fix the problem. I will try a reboot and see if that helps.
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    Default Re: kaddressbook groups

    A reboot didn't help. I'm at 4.5.2 (KDE 4.5.2) "release 10" from the stable repo.
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