Notes on upgrade from Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04

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I know that the standard policy in Ubuntu is to offer the upgrade from an old LTS to a new one when the new LTS reaches .1, i.e., 16.04.1, but well…

I upgraded my 14.04 in several machines, and I can signal these almost show-stopper problems (workaround exists for all of them, though):

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A new nice trick for the Linux keyboard: greek letters

New layout for my Spanish keyboard

I do not know you, but me (as an engineer) use Greek letters like α, β, γ and so on quite often. I did a small change to my linux keyboard layout: the new part in the keyboard symbols files now is

partial alphanumeric_keys xkb_symbols “standard_tlde” { include “es(basic)” key <TLDE> { [ grave, asciitilde, […]

Managing PPAs in Ubuntu: a couple of useful scripts.

PPAs are really a great thing in Ubuntu: they allow you to have quite recent programs without upgrading all your system; most Ubuntu users use them extensively.

They have just one problematic side — the havoc that can happen on an upgrade. You see, when you upgrade your system, PPAs are disabled, but the program […]

Fast copy of photos — a solution!

configuring gthumb to run a script after a key press

So, you have a (big) collection of photo, and you want to rapidly browse trough them and select a subset for further consideration for, for example, printing or editing them. What I would like was that, while in the image viewer, with a simple key press I could copy the file to another, pre-chosen directory. […]

Please, resume only when I want...

I have a laptop (a Toshiba one, a 13″ nice thing) which is running more or less happily with Ubuntu Karmic. Lot of good things but some very annoying behaviour sometime. One of them is the fact that it resumes automatically when opening the lid and the AC plug is in.

I don’t like it. […]