Resolving the Network Manager bug in Ubuntu 9.10

Due to a bug in Network Manager, establishing PPPoE connections is not possible on a new installation of Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala). It is possible to resolve this bug by downloading and installing Network Manager from the Network Manager Team Launchpad Personal Package Archive (PPA). But you need to connect to the internet first, for […]

Get rid of freeze-ups during disk I/O activity in Ubuntu

If you are using Ubuntu(or it’s variants), and your computer locks/freezes up or becomes unusable during copying files or heavy disk activity, this post is for you. Ubuntu currently employs the kernel default I/O scheduler, CFQ or Completely Fair Queuing. It has been known to cause lags and lock-ups during heavy disk activity like copying/moving […]