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Ubuntu 22

Ubuntu 22

This seems a bit unstable, actually a bit unfair but they have changed how they deal with bursting swap, and firefox at least uses snap and so I may need some more tools. Here are my notes …

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Back to Ubuntu

Back to Ubuntu

I have left Elementary and returned to Ubuntu, which is on v20 now. I am tired of having Linux stuff just not work. Elementary’s distro upgrade path is a menace, there’s no RDP, cloud disks are a pain in the butt, and now I found problems with bluetooth. Here are my notes on starting up on Ubuntu again.  …

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Linux Power Management

Linux Power Management

Been trying to get my latest Linux Laptop to behave nicely while on battery. It’s an Elementary Luna build. I came to the conclusion that there’s not much that can be done; it’s one of those things we leave to the OS authors, in this case Canonical.

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Ubuntu 13.10

I am installing this on the Mac under Virtual Box. This snip is about Ubuntu.

The first problem is that it comes with quite a bit of crap installed and the Unity search is over zealous and too network noisy.

This might be helpful, an article about the first 10 things to do. I seem to have a problem with finding the dash plugins to stop the internet searches. This needs to be tuned.

I want to configure the software package manager to check daily.

I have installed Unity Tweaks.

I have turned the virtual desktop manager on.

I have uninstalled Ubuntu One.

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Planet Planet

I started using Planet in about 2008 2006, it would seem? I rapidly came too “Planet Venus” and this article was originally written during that time, and was copied from the snipsnap wiki, itself copied from my sun blog. This article focuses on installation and administration. It includes links to my scripts. It was heavily amended in June 2020 in thanks to the location of my tools and Sam’s code being on github.