CALENDAR INDICATOR DISPLAYS GOOGLE CALENDAR EVENTS ON THE UBUNTU PANEL

google calendar indicator

Calendar Indicator is a new tool to display your Google Calendar events on the Ubuntu / Unity panel.
You can already do that with Evolution and Indicator DateTime, but there are some differences: firstly, the obvious: you don’t need Evolution to use Calendar Indicator. And secondly, Calendar Indicator displays the next 10 upcoming Google Calendar events at once, so you don’t have to scroll through dates to see your Google Calendar events.

The indicator uses a nice icon with the current day, which is available for both light and dark themes (configurable in the Calendar Indicator preferences).

calendar indicator
If you want to see more than the next 10 events, select “Show Calendar” and a calendar window will pop up. Selecting a date will display the event(s) for that day in a tooltip. Using this calendar, you can see all the previous and future events.

Calendar Indicator is a new application, so there are still features missing: you can’t select the calendar used, you can’t change the number of upcoming Google Calendar events in the indicator menu and so on. But these along with an option to create or delete events and more are planned for future Calendar Indicator versions.

Update: the latest Calendar Indicator has added options to create or remove events and other new features.

Install Calendar Indicator in Ubuntu

Calendar Indicator is available for Ubuntu 11.10, 12.04 and 12.10 in the Atareao PPA. To add the PPA and install it, use the commands below in a terminal:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/atareao
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install calendar-indicator
Once installed, start it, enter your username and password (they will be saved in GNOME Keyring, so your password is safe), select the update interval and if Calendar Indicator should autostart and that’s it.

If you encounter bugs, report them @ Launchpad.

Calendar Indicator was created by Lorenzo, who’s also behind My Weather Indicator,CryptFolder IndicatorGoogle Reader IndicatorTouchpad indicator and others. Check out his blog (in Spanish) @ atareao.es

http://www.webupd8.org/2012/02/calendar-indicator-displays-google.html

How To Enable Root User ( Super User ) in Ubuntu

Warning: Enabling root is not recommended. If possible, you should always try to perform all administrative tasks using sudo.

Question 1: I’m unable to login using su command. How to fix this?

By default, root account password is locked in Ubuntu. So, when you do su -, you’ll get Authentication failure error message as shown below.

$ su -
Password:
su: Authentication failure

Enable super user account password on Ubuntu

First, set a password for root user as shown below.

$ sudo passwd root
[sudo] password for ramesh:
Enter new UNIX password:
Retype new UNIX password:
passwd: password updated successfully

Now with the new password you can login as super user with su command

$ su -
Password:
#

Disable super user account password on Ubuntu

Later if you don’t want to use su anymore, you can lock the root user password using one of the methods shown below

$ sudo passwd -l root

( or )

$ sudo usermod -p '!' root

Ubuntu Tips: How To Enable Root User ( Super User ) in Ubuntu