|date:||Feb 5, 2009 @ 15:18|
The machine I’m using comes with Ubuntu 8.04 installed.
It’s been a while since I last used a Unix O/S in earnest so this will be interesting. I wonder what ever happened to Minix …
So switch the machine on and we’re up and running.
Choice of 2 desktops modes, the Dell Desktop or the Classic (default Ubuntu) Desktop.
Accessing the Research Web
First impressions, just about everything works OK out-of-the-box. It’s straightfoward to connect to the wireless networks at both home and office.
Keyboard takes a little bit of getting used to but no real problems unless you need function keys F11 or F12 or the Right ALT key :)
Screen and clarity is good with a max resolution of 1024x600
Also found a need to use a proper mouse rather than the touchpad, although I’m sure I’ll get used to it.
The Windows DHCP server only gives out the Primary DNS Suffix .
On windows clients the DNS Suffix Search List is got from a group policy.
Linux can’t work with group policies so we have to add them manually.
The best way to do this is to edit /etc/dhcp3/dhclient.conf
Uncomment the line
and update to
supersede domain-name “solidworks.swk solidworks.com”;
F11 = Fn + Z
F12 = Fn + X