[lubuntu-users] boottabled records

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Wed Oct 26 12:50:05 UTC 2016

On Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:35:41 +0300, Корень Зла wrote:
>usless startupmanager


IMHO either graphical user interface tools, as well as all those GRUB
configs, to auto-config GRUB, are far off a philosophy that is much
important for many Linux users. Many users, including myself follow the
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KISS_principle .

When using Ubuntu flavours, the most easiest thing is to stray with the
default boot loader GRUB2 and to allow Ubuntu flavours to install it,
even if you would prefer to neither use GRUB2, nor any other bootloader
installed by an Ubuntu flavour. Then iron out annoyances, by using
dpkg-divert to get rid of the grub auto-crap. After doing this simply
edit /boot/grub/grub.cfg with your editor of choice.


PS: A script using dpkg-divert to get rid of grub-mkconfig
and update-grub [1].

An off-topic note [2].

[root at moonstudio src]# ./dpkg-divert-grub.sh

divert () {
name=\$(echo \$(basename \$0) | sed -e 's/[0-9]\+ *//')
printf "\n \033[7m\$(basename \$0) was renamed \$name.real\033[0m\n\n"

case $1 in

    for s in grub-mkconfig update-grub
      dpkg-divert --add --rename --divert $s.real $s && divert > $s
      chmod a+x $s

    for s in grub-mkconfig update-grub
      rm $s && dpkg-divert --rename --remove $s

    dpkg-divert --list | grep "local diversion of"
    ls -hlv /usr/sbin/grub-mkconfig* /usr/sbin/update-grub*|grep -v "gf"
    cat $0;



If you chose Lubuntu to get something clear and light weight, you might
be on the wrong track.

I'm an experienced long time Linux user, didn't migrate from Windows or
MacOS and tested Lubuntu.

The default apps provided by the live media don't follow a clear-cut
course, some apps e.g. Galculator follow an old school GUI design,
other apps, e.g. file-roller follow a fashioned GUI design. What ever
the Lubuntu team should prefer, a clear-cut course would be to provide
either galculator and e.g. Engrampa or gnome-calculator and file-roller.

I experienced a serious issue, by default Lubuntu comes
with something that makes Green WD drives constantly spin up, when they
go to sleep. I removed GVFS, this is one of the known Green drive
killers and anyway good for absolutely nothing for users who preffer
small environments over bloated environments. I also killed all udisks
instances. Nothing is wrong with udisks, you just need to ensure that
it's not active, when you don't use it and a Green drive should be
used. When installing smartmontools it's required to disable smartd,
since it's an Ubuntu policy, to start anything that could be
auto-started by default. However, I'm an Arch Linux user and in
addition I've got a tailored Ubuntu 16.04 install, both running openbox
with lxpanel and I was the one who helped getting rid of
https://github.com/lxde/libfm/commit/994a1e25ba0c3da80575fc002af17ab02ed5998b .
In short, neither my Ubuntu install, nor my Arch Linux are waking up
Green WD drives, but I couldn't stop Lubuntu from harming the drive.

There are other inconsistencies why I discourage users from using
Lubuntu after I tested it, but to keep it short, if you want a
lightweight and clear Ubuntu based install, then e.g. use the server
image, disable all packages it would install by default, IOW do the
minimalist install possible and then install what you need. Openbox and
LXDE apps are good choices, when not bound to Lubuntu. Sure, this is
just an opinion, based on much Linux experience. YMMV!

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