Posts tagged ‘Ubuntu’

This is a gonzo-review starting already before the installation is finished. It takes a looong time for anything to happen. But, OK, the netbook or whatever you call it, is an old Atom thing from before the Arabian spring. The version of Ubuntu is something like 13.10 or perhaps 13.90?

(…) It is installed and running quite nicely. However, one thing struck me like a rabbit screaming for more: The version system is obsolete. There needs to be ONE Ubuntu for each supported architecture, and a continuous updating on all levels.

(…) The problem of arbitrariness in hardware is, however, as huge as it is in Windows. Fuck MacOS, which is developed to a limited set of component combinations.

The world needs to change. There must a limited number of component combinations, or else … or else the fucking world will seize to exist. Our way of life will be impossible under the spell of the arbitrariness of unlimited hardware combinations.

Hence, the NEXUS, hence that fucking iPad, hence Dell. Hence, that rotten apple of euphoric delusions!

Ubuntu must be bundled with SYSTEMS, only some SYSTEMS, and BIOS upgrade must be part of the OS upgrade system. Die, the PC!

I had some trouble findig out how to copy all files from all subdirectories of my music collection into one folder. The reason why I want to do this is to be able to play my music on a Playstation 3. I am presently a happy Ubuntu-user (Ubuntu 8.04 or “Hardy Heron”), and it took me some time to find a solution in the Ubuntu Forums:

Open bash (a terminal) and type:

find /music/path  -type f -print0 | xargs -0 -I {} cp "{}" /desitination/path/ --verbose

You must obviously adapt “/music/path” and “/desitination/path/” to your needs. Please don’t ask me to explain the details of this command… (If you are moving your collection to a PS3 then you’ll have to copy all music files to one folder “MUSIC” on an external harddisk or USB pen drive. Then your PS3 will discover the music when the disk is attached to its USB-port.)

1. Download the Citrix client for Linux (tar.gz). Open a terminal in the folder in which you downloaded the Citrix package, and unpack it with

tar -zxvf en.linuxx86.tar.gz

or whatever the file is named, and enter the unpacked directory:

cd en.linuxx86

2. Run the installation script :

sudo ./setupwfc

3. Restart your Firefox browser and execute Citrix .ica files on web pages by clicking them. Then open them with the application /usr/lib/ICAClient/wfica.

Citrix in Ubuntu

If you right click on ica-files within Gnome you can open them with /usr/lib/ICAClient/wfica.

4. Now, if you would like to mount your local disk in the Citrix machine… Edit the All_regions.ini-file:

gedit ~/.ICAClient/All_Regions.ini

5. Change these lines related to disk U (for Ubuntu!) in the following way:

DrivePathU=/home/you
DriveEnabledU=true
DriveReadAccessU=true
DriveWriteAccessU=true

6. Save the file and next time you start a Citrix session your home directory (/home/you) should be visible in the “virtual” file system.