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Ubuntu 18.04LTS on the HP boat anchor

Some time ago, we bought three HP laptops. One had a failure we were never able to resolve, and another was replaced by an ASUS desktop. The last was decommissioned back in January. So I decided to try installing the … Continue reading

27. April 2018 by luke
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Clobbering my Dual-Boot Laptop

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

11. January 2018 by luke
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Bonjour troubles in Ubuntu 17.04

Actually, it turns out that they’re really problems with IPv6. I guess. Anyway, the solution is really just a workaround: $ sudo service avahi-daemon restart See here. (Or follow me.)

09. May 2017 by luke
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Windows, BIOS, and UEFI — Adios!

I had some trouble with the laptop (an HP x360 13-A113CL) upgrading to Ubuntu 17.04. But something I did along the way gave the Windows an opening to screw me up, and it did. (I have Windows waiting to screw … Continue reading

28. April 2017 by luke
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Installing Ubuntu on an HP Windows 10 laptop

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.

24. April 2017 by luke
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Ubuntu 16.10 and Zeroconf

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

01. November 2016 by luke
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Tech Tab Sweep

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

29. April 2015 by luke
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Ubuntu Tips

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

12. November 2014 by luke
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Retro Terminal Emulator

Everyone knows the command line is where it’s at. Macs have had it since the beginning of Mac OSX. Windows people are slowly coming around too, with Powershell and Console2. But what about Unix users. Any love for the graybeards? … Continue reading

12. November 2014 by luke
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Twitchy Mouse in Ubuntu

I have a love/hate relationship with Wacom tablets. They’re awesome when they work, but that’s rare, because the drivers are crap. And that’s on a Mac, where a lot of people actually use them. I installed one on my Linux … Continue reading

25. August 2014 by luke
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