Category: Linux

HOWTO: Recover from a bad Upgrade from Ubuntu 10.04 to 12.04

While trying to migrate a server from Ubuntu 10.04 to 12.04 today, something went wrong. Upgrading to gcc-4.4 had unmet dependencies. While, trying to solve those, gcc wanted to be installed on a newer version of the kernel, but

HOWTO: install add-apt-repository on Ubuntu 12.04

Many sources say that installing the ‘python-software-properties’ package would fix it, but I had to install ‘software-properties-common’ apt-get install software-properties-common Done!

Gnome: The Settings Daemon restarted too many times.

This problem started so long ago that I really have no insight into when or why it first started happening, but for a while now, whenever I started X with the `startx` command, I would get the following error message: