Getting News and Weather in Evolution Despite Privoxy
Novell Cool Solutions: Trench
By Peter Hyman
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Posted: 9 Apr 2004
Hi Novell, Congrats on your Ximian purchase.
I use privoxy, which is an ad filtering agent. Since it hijacks the default http proxy, it can cause problems with Evolution with regards to getting news and weather. I have a workaround for this, and wish to contribute this FAQ for consideration.
Problem: I receive an error "Error downloading data for [location] instead of seeing my local forecast on the Summary Page.
- Check your proxy configuration. Evolution uses standard channels for making http requests.
- If you use Privoxy as an ad filtering agent, you must disable all filters for the site family .noaa.gov. In your browser, choose http://config.privoxy.org/show-status and edit the user.action file.
- Add a new section and click the radio button to DISABLE all filters and click submit.
- Then, add the URL .noaa.gov for that section. This will allow the weather reports to be returned to Evolution.
Hope this information is useful.
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