Category Archives for Linux
Thirty years ago I used to know how to use mount and /etc/fstab and things like that to mount disk drives. But nowdays, it’s all too hard to remember. Especially now that we use UUIDs. So here are some things … Continue reading
I clobbered my dual-boot laptop. I ought to have clobbered it long ago, so it was uni-boot Linux, but that whole secure-boot UEFI firmware business scared me too much to do that without knowing more, and who has time to … Continue reading
The biggest problem with the HP laptop is that the Intel 3160 wireless chip doesn’t work. Something to do with BlueTooth. Here’s some information about the problem.
After you have a Linux USB boot drive, then you need to do the following: 1. configure the boot order in the system BIOS (hit F10 and proceed from there) 2. Install Linux on the primary drive.
I don’t do enough system admin to enjoy it when I do. (Does anyone?) When you upgrade Ubuntu, you lose a lot of the software you’d installed. There’s a list of system admin tips that I try to remember here. … Continue reading
I had to reinstall Linux on my laptop and ran into some trouble with the ttf-mscorefonts package. (It runs some text-mode click-wrap license agreement, except in my case, there was a problem where it didn’t run properly. I probably hit … Continue reading
Windows 10 is, in some ways, worse(!) than 8.1 was. (Really!) Since I don’t have time to keep sinking into Windows, here’s what I’ve been doing: Is my PC suited for a 32- or 64-bit OS? ubuntu or windows. Am … Continue reading
It’s time to upgrade your Ubuntu machines. 8 things to do after installing Ubuntu 15.04. One of the items is to add a tweak tool, which reminded me of Unsettings. I’m working on a similar list for Windows, except (a) … Continue reading
A standalone programmer’s editor from Microsoft. And it’s cross-platform. And apparently it’s built on Google Chrome.
How to upgrade to Ubuntu 14.10 from Ubuntu 14.04. Or, how to get an ISO if that’s your preferred way. What to do when you finish upgrading to 14.10. How to watch YouTube on your Ubuntu machine. Normally, I run … Continue reading