Oh, Ubuntu…! Upgrading to 17.04

17 Aug
After upgrading from 15.10 to 17.04 (via 16.04), the NetworkManager refused to control the wired ethernet device, listing it in its menu as device not managed. Turns out after some googling that the package’s configuration was changed in 16.10 to...
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Avoiding Cisco’s extremely annoying VPN client on Linux.

19 Apr
This is how to set up vpnc using NetworkManager to replace the messy Cisco VPN client to connect to the University of Basel: Gateway: vpn.mobile.unibas.ch User name: your full email address Group name: UniBasel-Intern Group password: B82FD7FF53F21B38104EE3BD0A4474BB6A907524EE8D2D6848512BDD966911506C572EC571C246C960094BC42BE80ED9695A7BB121E96166 Advanced Options: leave...
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Several workspaces in unity

6 Jul
To have a fixed setup of workspaces in Ubuntu unity, install the compiz config settings manager and start it: $ sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager $ ccsm & In the General Options there is a tab Desktop Size that allows to...
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installing CP2 on ubuntu 11.10

27 Mar
slightly different than for 10.10: python-stuff: sudo aptitude install cython python-numpy python-scipy \ python-setuptools python-matplotlib python-wxgtk2.8 python-decorator \ python-mysqldb python-nose python-dev python-h5py java: sudo aptitude install openjdk-6-jdk openjdk-6-jre export JAVA_HOME='/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-openjdk' export LD_LIBRARY_PATH='/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-openjdk/jre/lib/amd64/server' Cell Profiler: git clone https://github.com/CellProfiler/CellProfiler.git cd CellProfiler/ run...
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installing CP2 on ubuntu 10.10

27 Mar
python-stuff: sudo aptitude install cython python-numpy python-scipy \ python-setuptools python-numeric python-matplotlib python-wxgtk2.8 \ python-decorator python-mysqldb python-nose python-dev python-h5py java: sudo aptitude install openjdk-6-jdk openjdk-6-jre export JAVA_HOME='/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-openjdk' export LD_LIBRARY_PATH='/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-openjdk/jre/lib/amd64/server' Cell Profiler: git clone https://github.com/CellProfiler/CellProfiler.git cd CellProfiler/ run it: python...
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