Chapter 22. 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 someday 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 step-by-step 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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