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    Linux on very old PC

    You've provided no release details; so I can't really comment on what you tested. I used boxes as old as from 2003 in QA-testing releases up to 19.04 (ie. pentium M, D, 4 & even sometimes celerons from that era) which of course included Xubuntu/XFCE & Lubuntu/LXDE/LXQt etc (with RAM varying...
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    fatal: unable to connect to gerrit.googlesource.com

    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ended it's standard support long ago, so I hope you have ESM enabled. http://fridge.ubuntu.com/2019/05/02/ubuntu-14-04-trusty-tahr-reached-end-of-life-on-april-25-2019-esm-available/
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    Today's article is about updating openSUSE

    Your article assumes OpenSuSE Leap (or whatever it was called before Leap; which may have just been openSuSE; I forget!) as if you're running openSUSE tumbeweed you'll get an error 'Product 'openSUSE Tumbleweed' requires to be updated by calling 'zypper dup`! Either way, with my...
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    Lubuntu 21.04 is shortly reaching its EOL. This is true for all Ubuntu flavors.

    I did like that wallpaper (why I used it in the post). I do feel somewhat guilty not using the default wallpaper in the post (given I suspect that's what most users will likely associate with 21.04), but it'll be that wallpaper/image that I'll miss the most. ( When did I actually see that...
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    ubuntu hirsute Release (ISSUE)

    FYI: Please don't forget Ubuntu 21.04 is in it's last weeks of life.. I didn't post https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-announce/2021-December/000275.html to the Ubuntu Fridge so this additional detail is transference of that decision most probably..
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    ubuntu hirsute Release (ISSUE)

    I can only agree with @KGIII A quick look at https://launchpad.net/~banshee-team/+archive/ubuntu/ppa will show it should never have been added. PPA's are 3rd party sources (PPA = personal package archive) with all security checks needing to be performed by the person who decides to use them...
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    An example Ubuntu bug - for your edification...

    Grub 2.06: A decision hasn't been made by the Ubuntu Foundations Team yet on which way they'll go, ie. responses to https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel/2021-December/041769.html at least as far as I'm aware (most are away currently anyway; Dec 17 was last day of year before...
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    ...run fsck automatic or manually ... does no good

    You don't boot the ISO to install an OS; you use the "Try Ubuntu" option. You're using the *live* system so the disk you're reading the health (SMART) data from is sitting idle & isn't trying to run. You don't need it to be used to read SMART/health data from it; you only need it powered as...
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    ...run fsck automatic or manually ... does no good

    If I have any power failure, disk issue etc... I firstly stop using the system, boot *live* media (once event is over, eg. power is restored & has been good awhile) & then check the health of my drive(s). SMART (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) exists for that purpose; it's...
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    Files icons display on desktop or on side bar ....

    You should be able to just press <PrintScreen> and the system will generate a screen capture image of your display(s). (a quick look at https://packages.ubuntu.com/impish/ubuntu-desktop shows I'd expect the keypress of <PrintScreen> to run `gnome-screenshot` which will save the file in your...
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    Ubuntu 20.04LTS not waking up properly after suspend

    Which kernel stack are you using? GA or HWE? Sometimes issues like this are easily fixed by switching to the other kernel stack (Ubuntu LTS releases offer two stacks; the ISO used to install dictates which is the default) The GA stack for 20.04 remains on 5.4 for the life of the product; this...
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    Today's article has you playing around with 'apt-cache'.

    `apt-cache stats` I didn't know that was there, then again more likely I've read it in the `man` page, run it, then never used it again thus it's forgotten pretty quickly. Good article; and given I've (& no doubt others) used `apt-cache` so often in support; any description on common tools is...
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    Today's article is a meta post about why I use Linux...

    I really liked the article (it was read about 3 hours ago, so my memory of it is already somewhat vague sorry so this is more generic) I was surprised by mention of patching & compiling... I've not done that for years (I recall making changes, compiling kernels so wifi worked better, changing...
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    Linux basics

    Just FYI. I was interested in the first pic I opened from your post, ie. change versus modification time, and as I didn't know the actual answer (sure I could guess but why) I just entered a command into the terminal (`info stat`), used the search key (`/`) & bingo had my answer in <20...
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    Today's article is about upgrading Ubuntu (and others) from the terminal.

    I'll throw in my two cents. I rarely use `apt upgrade` myself; almost always using `apt full-upgrade`. It doesn't release-upgrade you to a later release (`do-release-upgrade` or `update-manager` perform that function in Ubuntu), but it will bump you from 20.04.3 to 20.04.4 for example; ie. the...
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