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 …

What I’ve found

On swap

This is a bit odd.

  2., I found this, extending swap on an ubuntu 22 system.
  3. And this on sizing swap! There it seems several rules, varying from 2Gb to same as RAM.

On Snap

  1., claims to do it l the time or at least four times/day, can I configure a refresh to be part of the boot sequence.

Image Editing

  1. from Linuxhint, I downloaded GIMP, I thought I knew how to use it, but it seems I don’t. Perhaps I should use imagemagick?

On Samba

  1. The client only uses SMB1? If so this is a bug in Ubuntu, can I configure my servers to use both versions of the protocol.


I forgot to do the things to make VLC work, it’s not as simple as it should be, I checked my V20 notes and  referred to these notes, which guided me through the reinstall and then the configuration. I used steps 1-4 with apt.

On Sudoers privilidge

When running under virtualbox, I corrupted the sudoersfile. This is not simple to fix, well it is, but you need to know how. You need to boot in recovery mode and enter single user shell as root. I used this advice from and found this from askunbuntu, which wasn’t quite what I needed.

Google Drive

This is now managed via settings -> online accounts. Do the do, and make sure that the file manager is granted permissions. Nautilus will find the drive.

Bad Blocks

I have one or more bad blocks on my hard disk, to remediate this,,

It would also be good to fix the boot manager if this works.

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