Hello, this is my first time working with Linux. I had an old laptop, a Dell Inspiron E1505, that I wasn't using, so I thought I'd install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS over the existing OS, Windows Vista. I'll start from the beginning, just so you have all the info.
I couldn't get Ubuntu to boot from a Live CD, so I went the USB route which worked great.
I've tried to fix this for whole night and still no idea what's going on.
When I log to empathy then it shows I'm available and everything is fine but doesn't load my contacts. Same happens with pidgin and emesene and skype. Also having problems to download my mail thru evolution. Thunderbird downloads mail but throws me some alert boxes when starts to download contacts (from gmail).