Having wasted too much time installing Ubuntu on a laptop recently, I thought it would be helpful for the future self to document the issues.
|I’m seeing one or more of the following issues with Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
||Install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS which is not a piece of garbage. #omg|
|Migrate SSH keys from Putty to OpenSSH||https://askubuntu.com/questions/818929/login-ssh-with-ppk-file-on-ubuntu-terminal/818932|
|What are the correct permissions for the .ssh folder?||Typically you want the .ssh directory permissions to be 700 (drwx——) and the public key (.pub file) to be 644 (-rw-r–r–). Your private key (id_rsa) should be 600 (-rw——-). Lastly, your home directory should not be writeable by the group or others (at most 755 (drwxr-xr-x)).|
|How do I connect to our team networkshare automatically on startup?||
sudo su apt install cifs-utils echo "//path/to/windows-share /mnt/team cifs credentials=/etc/samba/credentials,uid=1000 0 0" >> /etc/stab cat > /etc/samba/credentials <<EOC username=UserName password=PassWord EOC chown root.root /etc/samba/credentials && chmod 400 /etc/samba/credentials
Change the username and password appropriately verify your userid is 1000 with id -u UserName
|I skipped creating a passphase for my encrypted home directory, how do I do it now?||run “ecryptfs-unwrap-passphrase” in the terminal|
|How to stop the mouse sticking to the edges of the display||https://askubuntu.com/questions/119281/what-is-the-function-of-the-sticky-edges-on-off-setting-in-displays#119293|
|Can’t install vagrant plugins||Download vagrant from vagrantup.com|
|nfsd is not installed||sudo apt-get install nfs-kernel-server|
|vagrant booting vms reports a timetout||delete (rm) the IdentityFile mentioned in
This document will get updated as I stumble and fix other issues.
|Remote connection manager||https://snapcraft.io/pac-vs|
|Screen Recorder||Kazam (https://askubuntu.com/a/29954), installs well with apt. Alternatively Simple Screen Recorder.|