Firefox suddenly doesn’t resolve names any more

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


Fingerprint Reader Working Again!

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!

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