Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Static IPs in Ubuntu 8.10....

Just configure a new machine with Ubuntu 8.10 (intrepid ibex). Everything went fine, except that one cannot configure static IPs properly. When the machine is booted, then something gets overwritten and it goes into DHCP mode again. Since we leave the machines on all day, this is not a problem (I just created a new network connection with the static IP address, and when the PC boots I just change manually to that configuration), but this would be annoying if we switched off the computers every day... Let's hope that 9.04 has solved this.

Accessing remote files with Tramp and Emacs

In recent versions of Emacs, tramp is already installed by default, and it is a very easy and convenient way of accessing files in a remote machine. All the documentation is at

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Progress on this has been definitely slow, but I'm now in position 6 in Spain and in Fortran, nice coincidence...