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yet another linuxlite ̣x/ubuntu grub update issue

yet another linuxlite ̣x/ubuntu grub update issue !

my choice would be /dev/sda



ed/x/ubuntu & #linuxlite gnu/linux @canonical #grub safe upgrade bug

ed/x/ubuntu grub aptitude safe upgrade bug !

what should the AVERAGE punter do ???

  • install package maintainers version
  • keep local version
  • do a 3-way merge

or just

--- /etc/default/grub root.root 0644 2019-01-08 04:12:59
+++ /tmp/grub.0yzbxKI6ig root.root 0644 2019-01-09 23:25:42
@@ -3,21 +3,13 @@
# For full documentation of the options in this file, see:
# info -f grub -n 'Simple configuration'

-#GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`
-#GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -d 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`
+GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`

-# Linux Lite Grub background
# Uncomment to enable BadRAM filtering, modify to suit your needs
# This works with Linux (no patch required) and with any kernel that obtains
# the memory map information from GRUB (GNU Mach, kernel of FreeBSD ...)
@@ -30,8 +22,6 @@
# note that you can use only modes which your graphic card supports via VBE
# you can see them in real GRUB with the command `vbeinfo'

# Uncomment if you don't want GRUB to pass "root=UUID=xxx" parameter to Linux




howo install #synergy-project keyboad and mouse sharing app on #ed/x/ubuntu

howo install synergy-project keyboad and mouse sharing app on ed/x/ubuntu

download deb from http://synergy-project.org/download/free/

aptitude does not let you install local debs and dkpg doesnt fix dependencies so either

aptitude install libqtcore4 libqtgui4 libqt4-network

before you run dkpg or

aptitude install gdebi

and use gdebi or gdebi-gtk to install synergy-1.4.18-r2250-Linux-x86_64.deb

ubuntu alternatives

as well as the select-editor command ubuntu update-alternatives lets you make your favorite browser, texteditor etc your default

find out what your default apps are currently with

$ su -
# update-alternatives --get-selections

use update-alternatives –config to interactively change a single alt

$ su -
# update-alternatives --config x-terminal-emulator

or if you have a lot of spare time you can set ALL your favorite default apps

$ su -
# update-alternatives -all

adobe have dropped support for acrobat 10 & 11 on gnu/linux

adobe have dropped support for acrobat 10 & 11 on gnu/linux and now only support osx and windoz but you can install acrobat 9.5.5 on ubuntu 14 by doing the following

remove evince

# aptitude remove evince

install adobe acroread

# add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ precise partner"
# aptitude update
# aptitude install acroread

thanks to

WARNING #linux #kernel 3.2.0-43 breaks #ubuntu @virtualbox 4.2.12 guest vms

if you are running @virtualbox 4.2.12 and have an ed/k/x/ubuntu 12.04.02 LTS guest with virtualbox guest additions installed do not allow the the kernel to be updated to 3.2.0-43

  • it may hang during boot
  • it may give you a black screen
  • it may give you a low res video warning

other possible workarounds

  • downgrade virtual box to 4.2.10
  • do not install virtual box guest additions
  • use guest additions from ubuntu repo instead of virtual box iso

also see