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Ubuntu 11.10 update – assorted fixes

Waiting for network configuration hang at startup. Caused by directories not being created in setup.

sudo mkdir /run
sudo mkdir /run/lock
sudo mv /var/run/* /run
sudo mv /var/lock/* /run/lock
sudo rm -rf /var/run
sudo rm -rf /var/lock
sudo ln -s /run /var/run
sudo ln -s /run/lock /var/lock

Flashing backlight on Samsung NC10 netbook… More details at samsung-tools

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:voria/ppa
sudo app-get update
sudo apt-get install samsung-backlight

Reduce font size (now much larger by default).

apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool

Auto login – now the display manager is light-DM instead of GDM the configuration is different. Also possible via the configuration manager GUI but always more fun at the CLI.

emacs -nw /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf

NVidia drivers – seems to have defaulted to the open source version, rather than the proprietary ones. Just run restricted-drivers app to update.

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