Fingerprint reader on Ubuntu 12.04

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

Lost Menu in Monodevelop in Unity

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

Upgrading to Jaunty

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

Building MonoDevelop from SVN

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 and MonoDevelop has … Continue reading Building MonoDevelop from SVN