#!/bin/bash # As my preferred Exchange add-on doesn't like Thunderbird 15, it has to be downgraded. Here is a guide on how to do it: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/thunderbird-stable #to make sure access the official repositories sudo apt-get update # to get the descriptions sudo apt-cache showpkg thunderbird # to list the available versions sudo apt-get install thunderbird=14.0+build1-0ubuntu0.11.10.1 # install the desired package, this might remove some packages sudo apt-get install thunderbird-locale-de=1:14.0+build1-0ubuntu0.11.10.1 \ thunderbird-locale-da=1:14.0+build1-0ubuntu0.11.10.1 \ thunderbird-locale-en=1:14.0+build1-0ubuntu0.11.10.1 \ thunderbird-locale-en-gb=1:14.0+build1-0ubuntu0.11.10.1 # make sure to reinstall the packages you need # goto https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/lightning/versions/, get the right version of lightning and you should be done
Connecting to DTU Mekanik
You can connect to DTU Mekanik via VPN and SSH.
For the VPN connection, you need a cisco compatible client, e.g. vpnc, to connect to the server at sbx1.mek.dtu.dk. Remember that you also need a group name and a group password in addition to your personal login. Given you have all you need, your four letter DTU initials and the standard "Win" domain should enable you to successfully connect via Cisco UDP.
The host for SSH services is xssh.mek.dtu.dk and you can forward a port with a command like:
ssh -L (PortToForward):(YourMEKmachine):(TargetPort)(DTUinitials)@xssh.mek.dtu.dk
Your local port is now a shortcut to the machine inside the DTU network.
Working on a Latex package
There is a Latex support group at DTU. Several people have been busy to provide you with files that comply with the guidelines stated on the DTU homepage. To benefit from their good work you can go to their homepage at http://www.student.dtu.dk/~latex and download the template package dtutemplates.zip. However, I had some trouble using this package, especially because of the related font adjustments. In order to solve this, I created my own latex package. This version gets updated regularly and also contains some minor adjustments, fixes and addons. Please use the link provided below to obtain my version of the DTU templates. this file is a nightly snapshot of my development files.