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Upgrade of HP 2133 Mini-note PC from Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04

Posted 03-06-2019 at 02:04 PM by flshope

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I have a 2008 HP 2133 Mini-note PC laptop running Ubuntu 14.04.5 with the Gnome Flashback desktop environment. A hardware summary is given below. In normal useage, I run the machine with an external display, external keyboard, and external mouse via a Netgear GCS1724 KVM switch.

I have been delaying the upgrade to 16.04 because of previous upgrade difficulties and because of the age of the machine (~11 years). The upgrade software for 14.04 would not run...
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2018 iMac with High Sierra sometimes boots with no cursor -- a fix

Posted 01-06-2019 at 06:09 PM by flshope
Updated 01-13-2019 at 06:43 PM by flshope

I purchased an iMac all-in-one machine in June 2018. An immediate problem I encountered was that the machine sometimes booted with no cursor. The mouse and keyboard are both wireless. The keyboard always worked, but the mouse was rendered useless whenever the machine booted with no cursor, which was intermittent. Turning the mouse off and on (after fully booting) generated a screen acknowledgment that the mouse status had changed but did not bring up the cursor. The voice assistant Siri was no help...
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Upgrade of 7-year-old machine from Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS to 18.04.1 LTS

Posted 09-04-2018 at 06:05 PM by flshope
Updated 09-06-2018 at 08:07 PM by flshope (clarification)

I recently upgraded my primary computer from Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS to 18.04.1 LTS (hardware summary below). I have the machine set up for dual-booting with Ubuntu and Debian 9.5 from separate hard drives, each with its own Grub installation. My preferred window manager is Gnome Flashback although I had been using Unity for a while toward the end of 16.04.

As I have done in the past, I installed the 18.04 upgrade using the Update Manager (UM). The upgrade process went smoothly in terms...
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15-year-old desktop kept alive with Debian 9 and Xfce (but not GNOME)

Posted 06-29-2018 at 11:25 AM by flshope

I have a 15-year-old Pogo Linux Altura desktop machine using an AMD Athlon(TM) XP 2400+ 2GHz processor. I call it Pogo2003. The machine has 1 GB of RAM and two 120 GB hard disks. Despite its age, the machine shows no indication of hardware deterioration. So it has become a bit of an obsession and hobby of mine to keep it running with a current operating system. It serves as one of two backups to my primary machine (Pogo2011), which is only seven years old.

Until recently, the machine...
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Ubuntu+Debian Installation for Dual-Boot from Two Hard Drives

Posted 07-22-2017 at 12:53 PM by flshope
Updated 01-15-2018 at 01:43 PM by flshope (Update on Thunderbird/gmail problem)

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I have a six year old desktop machine from Pogo Linux (my hostname: "Pogo2011"). The machine has been running Ubuntu since it was new and is now at 16.04.2 LTS. The machine has an AMD Athlon(tm) II X3 450 Processor, 64 bit, 8 GB RAM, and two 500 GB SATA hard disks. One drive contains the OS and the other, my own data files. This is my primary desktop, though I have a 14 year old desktop ("Pogo2003" running Debian 8.8) and a 9 year old HP laptop...
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