Archive for February, 2006

Checking Debian hardware compatibility

Sunday, February 26th, 2006

This site is absolutely great for finding the right drivers and checking hardware compatibility:

http://kmuto.jp/debian/hcl/index.cgi

Just paste the output of lspci -n into the form and it’ll tell what is supported and by which drivers. It couldn’t be easier.

Citrix client for Debian

Thursday, February 23rd, 2006

I’ve been running the Citrix client for linux for a while and it works quite well, even though I have a hard time getting used to having Windows windows on my display. It feels unclean ๐Ÿ™‚ but its better than running Windows to get the job done.

Anyway, it doesn’t take all that much. Download the client from citrix.com, its a file name linuxx86.tar.gz, and unpack the archive in an empty directory. Run the script setupwfc as root and follow the instructions.

The programs and libraries are installed in /usr/lib/ICAClient/.

It didn’t work out of the box for me. The programs are linked with Motif libraries and an older version of the X11 Athena Widgets. I therefore had to install the two packages before the programs would start:

apt-get install  libxaw6 libmotif3

When starting applications from my employers nFuse setup I got a message saying more or less “You have chosen not to trust the Thawte Premium Server CA”. Apparently the Citrix client needs copies of the server certificates, so I had to do a

cp -a /etc/ssl/certs/Thawte_Premium_Server_CA.pem
 /usr/lib/ICAClient/keystore/cacerts/Thawte_Premium_Server_CA.crt

and all was well (except for having to run Windows ๐Ÿ™‚