Google Gears, Firefox and Ubuntu 7.04

Due to a comment by Jon on my last article on Google Gears, “Google Gears still not working for me on Ubuntu“, I gave this tool an other try on my FSC Amilo si1520 with Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn).

Google Gears SettingsIt seems to work for Jon with Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon). He mentioned, that he had installed libc6 and libstdc++5. I have checked and both files were installed already on my system. So these were not the problem. My next try was to deactivate all other Firefox add-ons. This was not a major success, as Google Gears still does not work. But at least now a pop-up opens, when I click on “Extras” -> “Google Gears Settings”.

Google Gears AddonUnfortunately I still can not change the settings. When I go to “Extras” -> “Add-ons” I can see “Google Gears” as a add-on, but the “Settings”-option is greyed-out.

Google ReaderAdditionally the “Offline”-option in Google Reader does not show up in my account any more. This makes it quite difficult to use Google Gears for me at the moment. I don’t know. It was there a few days ago.

I guess the guys in Mountain View do not really like me, so I thought I migh just give up for now. 😉

Maybe once I have figured out my problem with my external hard drive (I think I will write a post about this too), I can make a back up of my data and then upgrade to Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon), where Google Gears seems to work. At least for Jon.

[UPDATE|22.11.07] Google Gears works now on my notebook! Read the story “Finally Google Gears works on Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn)” to know more.

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