Monday, September 01, 2014

Saturday 30-08-2014

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Friday 29-08-2014

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Installing Forticlient SSL on Linux Mint 17 (XFCE)

Another instalment of the eternal Forticlient installation woes on various Linux distros, this time Linux Mint 17, the FXCE variant, 32 bits.

It is really not that complicated, specially since this is on a 32 bits distro.

The plain vanilla installer won't work, since there isn't an Xterm installed (and I don't want to install one).

So, first things first, make the directory where the Forticlient will be installed:

sudo mkdir /usr/local/bin/forticlientsslvpn

And the copy the "forticlientsslvpn" and the directory "helper" to the above directory.
Move to the helper directory:

cd /usr/local/bin/forticlientsslvpn/helper

And edit the file "" and comment the line 12, and add a new one just below that looks like this:

xfce4-terminal -e "$0" Save the file.

Execute the installer, that is, execute the file


It will ask your password, display a License Agreement scrollable banner, type "Yes" at the end of it.
After that a pop will tell you that installation (the Set up) failed, click Ok and forget about it.
Everything will work A Ok, this has been tested with FortiClient SSL VPN 4.0.2068 on a LM 17 32 bits with all the updates installed as of today.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Nose dive!

Luckily, the heatwave -in the middle of winter, mind you- that started last week its over...

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Monday, August 25, 2014

T410 fan error: Manic Monday

Got the fan error on my beloved Thinkpad T410 this morning...
Simply refused to boot, a beep and then shutdown.
Opened the lappie up as far as I could -the photo is a piece of crap, but it is fairly evident the amount of crap that the fan had- and unclogged the poor little thing as best as I could.
Everything went A Ok after that, posting this from the T410, for that matter.
Not a nice way to start an effing Monday.

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Thursday 21-08-2014

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Wednesday 20-08-2014