Yesterday I finally upgraded my Dell D830 laptop to Ubuntu 12.04 Precise. Everything went smoothly - great! Today I decided to give the fingerprint sensor another try - after reinstalling my machine last year I hadn't bothered to get the fingerprint reader to work again. The Thinkfinger package that I had used for older Ubuntu … Continue reading Fingerprint reader on Ubuntu 12.04
Recently I got a new desktop computer on which I installed Ubuntu 11.04 Natty with the Unity UI. Yesterday I compiled Monodevelop 2.6 beta 3 (using the scripts described here) which worked fine - only when I run monodevelop the menu can't be found anywhere: there is no menu in the monodevelop window nor in … Continue reading Lost Menu in Monodevelop in Unity
This morning when I turned on my laptop I noticed that the Applications menu in Ubuntu 9.10 had disappeared - well, not completely, it was still shown in the panel, but when clicking on it it only showed a tiny little rectangle instead of popping up the application list. After a bit of googling around … Continue reading Applications menu disappeared
After returning from vacation I was confronted with a really strange problem on my laptop. Firefox wasn't any more able to load pages from certain domains. After a reboot it worked, but sooner or later it stopped working. At first I suspected a network problem, but my Windows PC was still able to load those … Continue reading Firefox suddenly doesn’t resolve names any more
I had some problems with my fingerprint reader for quite some time, probably since upgrading to Jaunty. It took multiple attempts to read my fingerprint, and often it wouldn't succeed at all. So I had stopped using it. Today, while I was researching a different problem I found a solution: upgrading the Thinkfinger libraries from … Continue reading Fingerprint Reader Working Again!
Recently I updated my laptop to Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty. It went pretty smooth; the only drawback was a problem with my graphics card Intel GM965: because there are known problems it is blacklisted, so Compiz doesn't work anymore. And because of refactorings in the graphics driver some things don't work so well anymore with the … Continue reading Upgrading to Jaunty
Yesterday I managed to build MonoDevelop from SVN source. I had done it before but had forgotten how to do it, and there are no fool-proof instructions on what you need to build. I compiled mono from SVN and installed in parallel to Ubuntu's 1.9.1 version, following the instructions from http://www.mono-project.com/Parallel_Mono_Environments and http://www.mono-project.com/Compiling_Mono_From_SVN. MonoDevelop has … Continue reading Building MonoDevelop from SVN