VidyoDesktop autostart on login under Linux

Your VidyoDesktop client on Linux always starts when you login no matter your settings? I mean, you unset “Start VidyoDesktop on login” and it’s ignoring you? Solution:

rm ~/.config/autostart/VidyoDesktop.desktop
sudo rm /etc/xdg/autostart/VidyoDesktop.desktop

Why the option doesn’t work is beyond me, but this does.

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The ATLAS ITk strip detector. Status of R&D

My latest contribution to a conference is available for free access until March 31st, 2017: The ATLAS ITk strip detector. Status of R&D. Even though the conference was now a year ago, the article is still up to date.

Enjoy 🙂

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Reading spree: What If?

Wow, almost another year of hardly even looking at the blog. So what am I up to? Working quite a bit on the ATLAS Phase II Upgrade in Freiburg, with a new life in Germany and getting a little bit in better shape.

And also reading, quite a few books. Although work and the new life in Germany keeps me very busy, I still enjoy the occasional book, usually just devouring them. The last one was What If?, by Randall Munroe from the xkcd webcomic.

It’s a very interesting and enjoyable piece of work, suitable for people who know nothing about science or world class physicists 🙂

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Fglrx on Debian Stretch (testing)

Problems with fglrx and an ATI/AMD graphics card on Debian Stretch?

Go here: http://kubuntu.org/.

Download the ISO and install Kubuntu.

Seriously, not worth the pain of trying to get fglrx to work with Debian Testing, unfortunately 🙁

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