René’s old blog

  • Mozilla Thunderbird and the order of accounts

    It has long annoyed me that I couldn’t control the order my mail accounts are listed in the left pane in Mozilla Thunderbird. In the end I decided to just edit my ~/.mozilla-thunderbird/default.xxx/prefs.js file to get it right, and after several unsuccessful attempts I found out how easy it is. Open your prefs.js file in…

  • I love my internet connection

    I have my internet connection through a community network called Bryggenet, which serves a part of Copenhagen with internet, cable and telephony services. The connection is a shared 62Mbit/s line, brought to my house through a 100Mbit/s network 25 september 2004, 09:50 $ apt-get update Fetched 9470kB in 3s (2420kB/s) $ apt-get dist-upgrade Need to…

  • Nautilus: where do you want to go today?

    Nautilus: where do you want to go today?

    The new spatial nautilus is generally nice, but sometimes the mime type detection messes up. This time I had an sftp: location open, where I have a symlink to another folder on the remote server. First the symlink is shown as a file of an unknown type, but when I double click on it to…

  • OpenOffice.org won’t print with CUPS anymore

    For some reason oowriter has decided it doesn’t want to print with CUPS anymore. I had set up CUPS_SERVER to point to my home server, so I wouldn’t need to maintain a print setup on our laptops, and every other application prints nicely, but OOo. In the print dialog the two CUPS printers are there,…

  • GNU Emacs and UTF-8 locale

    I recently wanted to shift to a UTF-8 locale, because I wanted to play with stuff like writing in Arabic, and because it seems to be the road forward. So I switched and GNU Emacs starts to enter garbage in my buffers. I type “æøåÆØÅ é퀓, but Emacs gives me “æøåÃÃà éí⬓. Ever so slightly…

  • Old stuff moving over here

    I’m moving most of my old Linux related material over here, to have it all in a single location. Since the material is old, I backdate the pages so they won’t appear on the front page. Currently migrated are: Linux on Asus L8400 laptops Linux on Olivetti Echos laptops

  • Using the Mail led with remote mail

    I recently switched all my mail reading over to using IMAP over SSL, and needed to get GNOME’s Inbox Monitor applet to handle it. It doesn’t do it natively, so I had to use a script to do the check. It is done easily with fetchmail. I have found a way to use the extra…