Looking for a way to manage your Apple Airport Express under Ubuntu? There are two ways, but the only decent option is to run Apple’s Airport Utility under Wine.
This post serves to highlight just how awkward my setup is, and as a guide to help with anyone with a similar setup (all 3 of you, worldwide).
I’ve recently started using Synergy to control my Macbook from my Ubuntu (10.04, if that turns out to matter!) desktop. However, I use the slim Apple USB keyboard on my Ubuntu desktop (a subject of previous posts here). They key mappings for Alt and Command on my Mac were reversed when I was controlling the Macbook. I.e. the Apple keyboard wasn’t being reported as such to the operating system. Here’s a snippet from the synergy configuration file showing the swap to make the Apple keyboard work as expected on a Mac Synergy client. If you use QuickSynergy, the config file is in
alt = super
super = alt
By default, Ubuntu has plenty of Irish keyboard layouts which will let you type a fada on your vowels. However, if you’re using an Apple aluminium USB keyboard, like me, your layout options are restricted. I have the UK variant of the keyboard, which does have a corresponding layout in Ubuntu (under United Kingdom > Macintosh), but that doesn’t provide support fadas (acute accents).