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Linux Red Hat Ubuntu

Vi (or Vim) session no longer responding?

If your Vi or Vim session is hanging and is not responding to anything, then it might be because you pressed CTRL+S accidentally (out of habbit). To fix this, just press CTRL+Q to unblock the session.

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Dell XPS15 Laptop Linux Ubuntu

No wifi or no external monitor on Dell XPS-15

If your wifi card is not available after booting your Dell XPS-15 laptop (with Ubuntu 20.04 or 22.04), or your external monitor refuses to display anything, please try the following:

start up your laptop without your power supply plugged in, connect with wifi, and/or your external monitor and only then plug in your power supply.

This fix works everytime for me.

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Linux Ubuntu

Ubuntu Server – CTRL-ALT-DEL

If you press CTRL-ALT-DEL on a Ubuntu Server the server will be shut down without asking any confirmation or password. This is of course not a good idea.

To disable this, enter the following commands as root:

systemctl mask ctrl-alt-del.target
systemctl daemon-reload