Older, obsolete releases of Ubuntu are no longer available on localized mirrors. Instead, you must use the old-releases repositories. This is done by replacing the repository entries in /etc/apt/sources.list:
To disable automatic suspend, but leave manual suspend working in Ubuntu 14.04, create the text file:
[Disable suspend (upower)] Identity=unix-user:* Action=org.freedesktop.upower.suspend ResultActive=no ResultInactive=no ResultAny=no [Disable suspend (logind)] Identity=unix-user:* Action=org.freedesktop.login1.suspend ResultActive=yes ResultInactive=no ResultAny=yes [Disable suspend when others are logged in (logind)] Identity=unix-user:* Action=org.freedesktop.login1.suspend-multiple-sessions ResultActive=yes ResultInactive=no ResultAny=yes
You can efficiently change the console fonts, character sets and keymaps through the following command:
sudo dpkg-reconfigure console-setup
The configuration is stored in the file /etc/default/console-setup, and can be edited by hand as well.
The changes are effective for all virtual consoles after reboot. To apply the change for the current console, run:
To prevent changing the console font completely (i.e. native system/BIOS font will be used), set the font to "do not change".
The equivalent in the config file is:
Nice article about things you can do after a fresh install of Ubuntu on your computer:
Very useful if you don't have a whole lot of experience with linux in general, and Ubuntu in particular.
If VMware Server Console doesn't work on your Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy install, here's what to do.
If after installing, the console does not launch, but instead takes up 100% CPU until the end of days (or until you kill it), try starting the console with this command:
This fixes some yet to be resolved issue around shared libs.