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.
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 🙂
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 🙁
I just went through the classical painful process of dist-upgrading my Debian Testing on the laptop. The main reason to do so is that I wanted to install Skype, which I hadn’t installed before on this machine, and it wasn’t playing ball with the dependencies. So I went ahead, dist-upgraded and almost all the dependencies for Skype seemed to be fixed, but one:
dpkg: problemas de dependencias impiden la configuración de skype:i386:
skype:i386 depende de libssl1.0.0; sin embargo:
El paquete `libssl1.0.0:i386' no está instalado.
(yes, my system is configured in Spanish)
So, since libssl1.0.0.:i386 doesn’t seem to exist now in the repositories, I was stuck with libsl1.0.0 for amd64 arch.
The solution was to force the installation ignoring dependencies:
dpkg --force-depends -i skype-install.deb
Surprisingly, it works without doing anything else.
Of course, this breaks the package system, but what is a Debian Testing system without a bit of fun?
An alternative, and probably better solution is to manually download the libssl packages for amd64 and i386 which don’t seem to be present in the repositories (Germany at least). Since the version must match, the version from the repositories for amd64 and the one from the packages website for i386 were not working for me.