Gnome Evolution Authentication Bug

Sometimes, when using evolution it will fail to obtain the authentication token for gmail. The fix for this is to restart ‘goa-daemon’ using the command (though the path to the goa-daemon varies by distribution)

goa-daemon –replace &

Once restarted, restart evolution and it will probably work again. For me, the goa daemon seems to lose track of its tokens after 6-8 hours of use.


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