Weblog of Nazly Ahmed
Due to the unavailability of proprietary drivers for my VGA card since Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron), I have been using Hardy as I couldn’t give up on working with dual screens. Though I tried upgrading when ever there was a new release, I had to revert back since neither proprietary driver nor out of the box support was available. As of late I was desperate for an upgrade and decided to work at least with a single screen and installed Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat). But to my amusement the dual screen support was available out of the box and with the help of Mili, I was able to set it up and I’m one happy fellow since yesterday.
The upgrade was somewhat smooth, I was expecting some minor glitches since there is a quite a big difference between both releases. I installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu 10.10 mounting my previous /home partition to restore my settings and data profiles. Unfortunately my emails and settings were missing on Mozilla Thunderbird.
While I browsed through the hidden folders .mozilla-thunderbird and .thunderbird existed on my /home partition. Bit of googling revealed that version 2 of Thunderbird used the .mozilla-thunderbird folder to store profile info while version 3 uses .thunderbird folder.
Getting the emails and setting back to Thunderbird is quite easy. Just followed these steps..