I needed to log onto the site at work and we use Citrix. Not a problem except that I use Ubuntu and Helpdesk don’t help anybody that is on Linux so I was on my own.
I managed to install Citrix and got it working and then it dawned on me that I have to upgrade my Ubuntu from 10.10 to 11.04 and when I meant upgrade, I meant reinstall as I wanted a 64 bit operating system. Since I will be wiping out my hard diisk, I decided to record my attempts at installing Citrix so I can redo it once more.
This is the recording:
First I searched Google for references:
From Google I got to the Ubuntu Community page at; https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CitrixICAClientHowTo
The link on that page did not work so I eventually got this link from Google: http://www.citrix.com/English/ss/downloads/details.asp?downloadId=2309164&productId=1689163&ntref=clientcenter to download the ICA receiver. A hint: Use the Download Manager offered on that page. It is both faster and downloads completely.
Then I got stuck on finding out what the equivalent Linux was for OpenMotif: This page helps: http://www.google.com/search?client=ubuntu&channel=fs&q=openmotif+v.2.3.1+ubuntu&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&gl=uk and it led me to: Alex Voinichs page that described how to get the Linux equivalent of openMotif. Alexs’ page is at: http://alex-v.com/2010/10/03/how-to-install-citrix-receiver-on-linux-ubuntu/
Next isssue was to deal with the trust issie. This site was very helpful: http://www.hanckmann.net/?q=node/13; And the Citrix Knowledge Centre at : http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/topic/receiver-linux-blackfoot/linux-readme-11-100.html#linux-readme-11-100
Then I hit aproblem with a non existent file called: libXm.so.4.
I googled it and got this list: http://www.google.com/search?client=ubuntu&channel=fs&q=libXm.so.4&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&gl=uk
The Google list led me to this page which gave an idiots guide to resolving the libXm.so.4 problem and also a few other niggling ones. It was a very helpful and clearly illustrated site: http://karuppuswamy.com/wordpress/2010/05/06/how-to-solving-libxm-so-4-error-in-citrix-receiver-icaclient-on-ubuntu/
Final wrapping upcame from these two pages: http://www2.slac.stanford.edu/computing/windows/services/citrix/faq_xp.htm and http://www2.slac.stanford.edu/computing/windows/services/citrix/linux_client.htm
After that the Citrix Client logged in successfully after I restarted my machine to enable firefox to find the root certoficate I copied over. I could have closed Firefox and restarted just it alone to achieve the same effect but my hard disk was going like crazy and I felt a restart would solve both issues.
I hope you find it useful.
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I am currently trying to identify the best tool to use to manage my references section. So far Mendeley s the best one but my problem is the propietary format and the corresponding EULA.
Irrespective of that though, that is so far my choice and I am at the moment installing it in my ubuntu laptop.
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