Some of my Kubuntu-Hoary tweaks
auspex at pointerstop.ca
Fri Apr 15 15:15:30 UTC 2005
On Friday 15 April 2005 11:57, Abdullah Ramazanoglu wrote:
> >> 6. A new "root" command (instead of "sudo -i") to switch to a permanent
> >> root session:
> >> echo "alias root='sudo -i'" >> ~/.bashrc
> > ??? You mean 'su'? I don't _have_ a pure kubuntu install (yet - just
> > downloading it) but a hoary kubuntu-desktop on top of Debian sid, so
> > perhaps 'su' is missing from pure kubuntu, but I'd be very surprised.
> I meant sudo. There's no password defined for root (disabled for login) in
> Kubuntu. So either it's necessary to define a "passwd" for root
Ah! right. Of course, since I started from Debian, this installation _does_
have a root password.
> > I really think only the ubuntu supported packages should be
> > enabled by default, but make it easy to get the rest, by having commented
> > lines for both universe and multiverse.
> This is a highly controversial subject, at least to me, regarding
> definition of "right thing to do". I guess it deserves a separate thread
> of its own. But suffice it to say that I think Kubuntu should go even
> further and include non-supoorted and *non-free* packages (as long as it's
> legal to do so) in the CD. It takes just a simple installer question: "Do
> you want to install packages not supported officially by Kubuntu?" The
Yeah, I'd have no problem doing it that way - I just felt you need to explain
to the user beforehand that he's going to access software not supported by
Ubuntu. Asking in the installer is fine.
> > They're good suggestions - I'm just not sure that many of them should be
> > defaults :-)
> I'd like to add another one.
> 10. Harden filesystem robustness:
> Don't laugh, but I swear I've observed huge increase in filesystem
> integrity with this, particularly in rather adverse conditions.
> sudo echo "* * * * * root /bin/sync"
> I'd much like someone more knowledgeable on kernel internals shed a light
> on this one. Until then, I'll continue to do it the first thing after any
> Linux installation.
You must be missing something there - ">>/etc/crontab"?
What file system are you using? iirc when I did a fresh ubuntu warty (not
kubuntu) install it didn't understand Reiser (at least I must have had _some_
good reason for making the partition ext3). I imagine the usefulness of this
would be dependent on the FS. You're definitely defeating the purpose of
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