S09E17 – Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother

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It’s Episode Seventeen of Season Nine of the Ubuntu Podcast! Mark Johnson, Alan Pope, Laura Cowen, Martin Wimpress, and Mycroft are here and speaking to your brain.

We’re here – all of us!

In this week’s show:

That’s all for this week! If there’s a topic you’d like us to discuss, or you have any feedback on previous shows, please send your comments and suggestions to [email protected] or Tweet us or Comment on our Facebook page or comment on our Google+ page or comment on our sub-Reddit.

S09E16 – Reluctant Dragon

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It’s Episode Sixteen of Season Nine of the Ubuntu Podcast! Alan Pope, Mark Johnson, Laura Cowen and Martin Wimpress are connected and speaking to your brain.

We’re here again!

In this week’s show:

  • We discuss having the motivation to adopt Ubuntu Devices whole-heartedly.

  • We also discuss going on holiday, the on-going saga of fixing Mark’s laptop, and naming the new Entroware laptop.

  • We share a Command Line Lurve – pv, which was sent in by The Hatterman. It monitors the progress of data through a pipe and great when used in conjunction with dd to provide a progress bar. For example:

    pv -pa ubuntu_16.04.iso  |  sudo  dd  of=/dev/sdb
    
    

    -p, --progress show progress bar
    -a, --average-rate show data transfer average rate counter

  • And we go over all your amazing feedback – thanks for sending it – please keep sending it!

    • For the disappearing cursor fix, create the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/90-cursoron.conf, and put in it the following content:
    #--makes mouse cursor re-appear
    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Device0"
    Driver "intel"
    Option "AccelMethod" "uxa"
    Option "SWCursor" "on"
    EndSection
    #--
    

    Be careful using UXA acceleration on modern Intel IGPs. It has been superceeded by SNA for some years now and may signifcantly degrade graphics performance.

  • This weeks cover image is taken from the http://ayay.co.uk/.

That’s all for this week! If there’s a topic you’d like us to discuss, or you have any feedback on previous shows, please send your comments and suggestions to [email protected] or Tweet us or Comment on our Facebook page or comment on our Google+ page or comment on our sub-Reddit.

S09E15 – Wotever Next?

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It’s Episode Fifteen of Season Nine of the Ubuntu Podcast! Mark Johnson is back with Alan Pope, Laura Cowen and Martin Wimpress and we’re all speaking to your brain.

We’re here again, all of us!

In this week’s show:

That’s all for this week! If there’s a topic you’d like us to discuss, or you have any feedback on previous shows, please send your comments and suggestions to [email protected] or Tweet us or Comment on our Facebook page or comment on our Google+ page or comment on our sub-Reddit.

S09E14 – El Sputniko

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It’s Episode Fourteen of Season Nine of the Ubuntu Podcast! Alan Pope, Laura Cowen and Martin Wimpress are connected and speaking to your brain.

We’re here again but a man down!

In this week’s show:

That’s all for this week! If there’s a topic you’d like us to discuss, or you have any feedback on previous shows, please send your comments and suggestions to [email protected] or Tweet us or Comment on our Facebook page or comment on our Google+ page or comment on our sub-Reddit.

S09E13 – Hollywood Nights

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It’s Episode Thirteen of Season Nine of the Ubuntu Podcast! Alan Pope, Laura Cowen and Martin Wimpress are connected and speaking to your brain.

We’re here again, but one of us is not!

In this week’s show:

That’s all for this week! If there’s a topic you’d like us to discuss, or you have any feedback on previous shows, please send your comments and suggestions to [email protected] or Tweet us or Comment on our Facebook page or comment on our Google+ page or comment on our sub-Reddit.