Category Archive: howtos

Passwordless ssh login in Ubuntu

Passwordless ssh login in Ubuntu $ sudo apt-get remove lsh-server. $ sudo apt-get install openssh-server openssh-client $ sudo /etc/init.d/ssh restart $ rm ~/.ssh/known_hosts (or just edit to remove the offending keys) $ ssh-keygen… Continue reading

Flashing the BIOS of a Nexoc Osiris E705III (Clevo M570RU-U) laptop from Ubuntu (no floppy, no CD, no USB key, no Windows)

Flashing the BIOS of a Nexoc Osiris E705III (Clevo M570RU-U) laptop from Ubuntu (no floppy, no CD, no USB key, no Windows) DISCLAIMER: This post is mainly a reminder for myself and it… Continue reading

Using Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client in Ubuntu Jaunty 64-bit

Using Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client in Ubuntu Jaunty 64-bit PROBLEM Cisco does not provide a 64-bit version of Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client. You can use the 32-bit linux version. However, under Ubuntu Jaunty,… Continue reading

Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) customized for performance on a Nexoc Osiris E705III (Clevo M570RU-U) laptop

Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) customized for performance on a Nexoc Osiris E705III (Clevo M570RU-U) laptop I am going to describe how I have customized Ubuntu  in my notebook in order to make it… Continue reading

Open letter to an Indian student

Open letter to an Indian student Every once in a while I receive an e-mail from a student willing to do a McS or PhD thesis in my group. Most of the time… Continue reading

How to set up a Virtual Machine to live in the past

How to set up a Virtual Machine to live in the past THE PROBLEM Two years ago I was working for a company and we were using very specific and expensive (a single… Continue reading