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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.)

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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 things up, like a Virus you have to pay for and then validate with a […]

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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.

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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. (Which reminds me, I should find a better home for it for when Twitter dies.) […]

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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) nobody gets to install Windows, you have to buy a PC with it preinstalled, and […]

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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 Chrome and/or Chromium instead of Firefox, but there’s a new version of Opera too. Here’s […]

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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? Why yes, yes there is: cool retro term. I love the jitter: Oh, and get […]

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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 machine, and from that day forward, the mouse just lived a life of its own […]

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Tab Sweep

I’ve always found CSS all but impossible to debug, so I use as little of it as possible. Here’s a tool that can help: csscss. I’m so out of touch with media formats, I was still using ffmpeg instead of avconv. If you’re a clueless n00b like me, there are tools that just do it […]

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XFCE

I quit using Linux (except as a file server) almost 10 years ago, so I completely missed the Desktop wars. Apparently KDE and Gnome won, with Gnome winning the part of the Linuxphere known as Ubuntu. Which leads to all kinds of out of date help pages telling you how you used to administer a […]

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