Chapter 21. WOUNDED WINGS

Fixing Common Problems

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Like death and taxes, computer problems are an inescapable fact of life. Ubuntu suffers from its fair share of annoyances, and although I seem to spend far less time fixing things on Ubuntu than I ever used to on Windows, it's best not to ignore the possibility that you might some day experience a hardware hiccup or sticky software situation.

The purpose of this chapter is to arm you with some general-purpose tips, tricks, and troubleshooting hints. You'll find explicit instructions on how to fix several specific problems, but for the most part I've tried to keep the discussion general. This is because ...

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