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Can you help me solve a few issues with Ubuntu 17.10 on a 2008 White MacBook?

Can you help me solve a few issues with Ubuntu 17.10 on a 2008 White MacBook?:

Hi,

I’m fairly new to the world of Linux but decided to bring new life to my old 2008 white MacBook (Core2Duo, 2.4Ghz) by installing the newly released Ubuntu 17.10 on it.

Most stuff works completely fine but I’ve run into several issues that make the experience less than ideal and I hope you can help me. I’ve already tried Askubuntu but nobody answered my questions. Here they are:

  • The right alt key doesn’t work. Keyboard configuration solves this but only temporarily. For some reason, after 30 minutes it stops working and I have to run it again on terminal. This pretty much makes severeal special characters invalid.

  • Sometimes, the computer doesn’t shut down. This happens about 10% of the time and it’s something that already happened when I had Linux Mint on this computer. The computer simply gets stuck in a screen with the Ubuntu logo and 5 small loading circles beneath it but never shuts down.

  • The boot time is more than 4 minutes long. I’m not sure if this is natural or not but it doesn’t feel right. This seems to be a very long time for a computer to boot.

  • The trackpad isn’t 100% accurate. There might be some specific drivers for this model but I haven’t find them.

I know the list is long but I’m kind of desperate, particularly with the first issues. Programming or even emailing people gets quite frustrating when you have to configure your keyboard every 30 minutes.

Hope you can help me!

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I’m very accustomed to Windows, but I’m looking to install a Linux distro. My main question is: why don’t you like Windows?

I’m very accustomed to Windows, but I’m looking to install a Linux distro. My main question is: why don’t you like Windows?:

I ask that because it’s a stereotype, as far as I know, that most Linux experts don’t like Windows. I’ve had very little issues with it, and have had more issues with trying out Linux Mint than Windows (as far as I know). So, what’s up?

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The definition of insanity

The definition of insanity:

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and not writing a perl script to do it for you.

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SSH Tunneling?

SSH Tunneling?:

How do you SSH tunnel in the Linux terminal?

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Thoughts on Fedora 27 and Samsung phones running Ubuntu

Thoughts on Fedora 27 and Samsung phones running Ubuntu:

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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 739

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 739:

This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Fedora 27 WorkstationNews: Ubuntu running on Samsung phones, Red Hat unveils RHEL for ARM, Parabola continues to provide 32-bit packagesQuestions and answers: Cross-distro software portsReleased last week: Fedora 27, Tails 3.3, VyOS 1.1.8Torrent corner: Fedora, GhostBSD, KaOS, RDS, Slax, Sparky, Tails, VyOSOpinion…. via DistroWatch.com: News

Review of Fedora 27 Workstation

Review of Fedora 27 Workstation:

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[Q] Switch Linux Windows script / link / icon

[Q] Switch Linux Windows script / link / icon:

I’m going to sleep in a moment but there’s something still bothering my mind.

I recently installed Mint again what happens to me every ~6 months but then I let go staying more and more time using windows because of laziness and frustrated that my browser tabs haven’t synced.

My plan is always using linux for everything else and windows for SolidWorks, CAD, Office, Steam. I thought it would be awesome to have a icon on each system which I click, go for a snack give it a minute and come back seeing the other OS booted with my desired software launched.

Is it possible or has been already accomplished?

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Cant connect to school wifi with linux, same laptop connects in widows, any ideas?

Cant connect to school wifi with linux, same laptop connects in widows, any ideas?:

I have an XPS 13 with Solus installed – everything is working pretty damn nice – except for my schools wifi. Recently theyve made some changes, and things are kinda wonky. Its more or less fixed now, but my laptop still can’t connect.

My girlfriend also has the same laptop, but running windows 10. Hers connects with no problems.

I also have a chromebook that I installed coreboot and galliumos that was previously able to connect and now cant since they made chances to the network.

So in short, linux laptops cant connect to wifi, windows can – why would this happen?

I plan on going and asking them what the deal is tomorrow, but im guessing they wont have a clue.

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Purge config files from removed packages (Debian)

Purge config files from removed packages (Debian):

I always removed my packages with “apt-get remove”, but now I know that the “purge” command is more useful to remove leftovers, so how do I remove the config files from removed packages?I tried “sudo dpkg –purge ‘dpkg –get-selections’ | grep deinstall” but there is something missing or the command is wrong.

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