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Installing AT&T Global Network Client on Ubuntu

Please read the updated article instead. AT&T now have a version of their Global Network Client for Linux (if you don’t what it is then you don’t need it). Unfortunately they only released it for RPM based distributions. There are some limitations in the Linux version; most noticeably it only supports SSL. Various persons have reported that converting the packages using alien does not work. Not to worry, a kind soul has taken the time…

GMailFS in Ubuntu Gutsy

Gmail Filesystem provides a mountable Linux filesystem which uses your Gmail account as its storage medium. Gmail Filesystem is a Python application and uses the FUSE userland filesystem infrastructure to help provide the filesystem, and libgmail to communicate with Gmail. There is a problem with gmailfs in Gutsy or rather libgmail $ sudo mount.gmailfs none /gmailfs HTTP Error 400: Bad Request Fortunately the fix is easy (or workaround until the libgmail package is updated). $…

Setting the correct locale

This one has caused my some head aches; I wanted to use ISO-8859-1(5) but no matter what I did, GNOME Terminal would select ANSI_X3.4-1968 as character encoding (screwing up everything related to danish characters). The solution: Create or edit the file /var/lib/locales/supported.d/local en_DK ISO-8859-15 Regenerate locales: $ sudo locale-gen –purge Generating locales…   en_AU.UTF-8… done   en_BW.UTF-8… done   en_CA.UTF-8… done   en_DK.ISO-8859-15… done   en_DK.UTF-8… done   en_GB.UTF-8… done   en_HK.UTF-8… done   en_IE.UTF-8……

Fixing hibernation in Ubuntu

The default method of hibernation provided by powermanagement-interface seems to be flaky at best (it does not work on either my T41 or my T61). Luckily µswsusp works out of the box After installing the uswsusp package you need to make sure to “remove” ACPI hibernation as this is the first choice of hibernation selected by the HAL scripts called from GNOME. You must also make sure that no other hibernation packages are installed. $…

VMware Certified Professional

After taking my time to get around to it I took the exam today and passed. I am now a VMware Certified Professional

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