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
One thing that always confuses me is how the special folders of Environment.SpecialFolder translate into real directories. Some are really obvious, especially on Windows, but on Mono on Linux it's not so obvious. So I wrote a little app that tells where those folders are. Here are the results: Environment.SpecialFolder .NET 3.5 on Windows 7 … Continue reading Location of special folders on Linux
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
On Microsoft's .NET implementation on Windows a Debug.Fail() (which is equal to a Debug.Assert(false)) when run on a debug build displays a dialog box with the options Abort, Retry, Ignore. When run in the debugger it also displays the call stack. On Mono however no dialog box shows; it behaves the same as when the … Continue reading Debug.Assert and Mono