Norwegian Macbook Air keyboard with Ubuntu

To use the shift+4 combination to get a dollar-sign on a Macbook Air with a Norwegian keyboard, enter the following in a terminal:

To use this setting permanently, add the line to .bashrc in your home directory.



Start menu not working in Windows 10

So all of a sudden my start menu stopped working. The button does just not react anymore. All other buttons on the taskbar work. After a bit of googling I found a solution that worked for me.

First, press ctrl+shift+esc. This will open the task manager. Now if your taskmanager looks something like this:


Press the button for More details.

Click File->Run new task.


Enter powershell in the Open: input, and make sure to select the Create this task with administrative privileges checkbox.

Press OK

In the new window paste the following

and press Enter.

Don’t worry about the errormessages, just let it finish. Try opening the start menu again.

Virtualbox bridged ethernet not selectable on Windows 10

So I installed Windows 10 (works pretty well by the way), and one of the first things I did was spin up my VM’s again. That worked fine… Installed VB 5, started all the machines, yey!

Then I had to reboot… After the reboot VirtualBox told me the NIC was missing and it couldn’t select a network interface to bridge to, even though it worked fine before the reboot.

To fix this, open up the start menu, find Virtualbox and right click on the shortcut. Press Open file location. Once you’ve done that and the new window has opened up, right click on the Oracle VM VirtualBox shortcut and select Properties.

Go to the Compatibility tab.


Check off the box that says Run this program in compatibility mode for: and select Windows 8 from the drop-down.



Restart VirtualBox and check if your network interface is back

If the network interface does not show up after restarting VB, try rightclicking and choose Run as administrator from the menu.