Belgian eID on Ubuntu 13.10

As I explained in Getting Saucy, I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10. I wasn’t successful in using my eID on Ubuntu 13.04. Time to try if I can get it to work. The type of my smart card reader is ACR38U. I installed the drivers from the website of ACS, I followed the instructions on … Continue reading

Getting saucy

I know: Trusty Tahr has already been released and Raring Ringtail was already unsupported for a few months. But I finally upgraded to Saucy Salamander. The release of Saucy Salamander more or less coincided with my move to the Czech Republic, so at that time I didn’t really have time to upgrade. After that I … Continue reading

Upgrading from Oneiric

Last week I finally found the time to upgrade from Oneiric. I first upgraded to Precise and the next day I upgraded Quantal. I have to say that the upgrades seem to go better each time: there was practically no intervention needed. However, the problem I had the last time, still seems to exist: I’m … Continue reading

Transition to Oneiric Ocelot

Last week I finally upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot. A bit later than usual, but due to the film festival I usually only had an half hour the time before I had to go some time, but last Sunday I started the upgrade. At first it looked as if everything had gone perfect, but … Continue reading

Dual-boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu: take 2

Ok, so my hard drive crashed. And I talking major no-survivors airplane crash. Thank god for backups. Too bad I was still setting up some things and not everything was properly backed up, but nothing imported was lost. I got my computer back 26h after turning it in. With a new hard drive and a … Continue reading

Mapping drives in Citrix Receiver for Ubuntu

This morning I had a file that needed to be opened using Microsoft Office. I didn’t feel like restarting my laptop to boot run Windows. So this was the moment to finally use Citrix which I had already installed. I went to the university website and Microsoft Word started without any problem. I wanted to … Continue reading

Empty out your trashcan, baby

A screenshot of my desktop

I am one of those guys who likes to have the trash icon on the desktop. When I installed Lucid Lynx, I discovered it didn’t have such an icon on the desktop. 😦 OK, there’s an icon in the lower right corner of the screen, but I want a giant icon on the desktop. Mostly … Continue reading

Dual-boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu

Ubuntu logo and Windows logo

I finally bought a new laptop. I usually postpone these kind of things to the point that even a dinosaur would refer to me as grandfather. Now, I mostly get by with a ‘light’ system. I’m no gamer and when I’ve got a difficult calculating task I have computers enough at work that can do … Continue reading