Posts Tagged ‘Private computer’

Access home folder from Linux

Friday, January 30th, 2009

Here I explain how you can access your home folder from a remote Linux machine. (more…)

Printing from your Mac

Friday, January 9th, 2009

To print from a Macintosh running OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), follow these instructions. When you get to the point where you are asked to name the print queue (“kø”), refer to this list to get the names of the printers in the department.  For example, the queue for the printer “Emma” in room 532  is “Mi09_emma” (without the quotation marks).

You may remember earlier times when we had to use the “Samba” protocol for printing.  Now it is much easier!

Ubuntu 8.10 on Latitude E5400

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

Here is how I installed Ubuntu 8.10 on a Dell Latitude E5400. (more…)

Installation of Ubuntu 8.04

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

Here is how I installed Ubuntu on my machine.

VPN on Ubuntu

Friday, June 13th, 2008

The Network Manager program is most likely running on your Linux box. You communicate with it by clicking the symbol with two computer-screens somewhere on the toolbar. It might be wise to reboot the machine after filling in the relevant information in Network Manager before trying to enable VPN. For VPN to work you need the network-manager and network-manager-pptp program packages. See also

Remember that username is or Gateway is either or

Software for privately run computers

Tuesday, August 14th, 2007

You may find software for downloading at the ITA download page. The direct link is

Wireless access for guests

Tuesday, August 14th, 2007

If you have a guest who has his own laptop with him/her, you can establish a temporary account for him/her that lets him or her connect to the internet via our VPN wireless network. Go to to do this.

Connect your Mac to the wireless network

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

Most of the UiB campus, including the Department of Mathematics, is covered by a wireless network – “Airport network” in apple-speak.

Access your ITA home directory

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

This post explains how to connect Mac and Linux computers to the central file server.


Email, private PC and Mac

Wednesday, August 1st, 2007

For employees the outgoing server is <> and the incoming server is <>. See It-avdelingen for more details.