How To Fix A Damaged Ubuntu OS Without Reinstalling From Scratch

These instructions are copied from Senthil Kumar’s article at https://ostechnix.com/how-to-fix-broken-ubuntu-os-without-reinstalling-it/ which has saved me a great amount of time and grief, as I continue to learn Linux and periodically ruin my operating system trying new things.  Just as he says in his article, as soon as you can access your system well enough to make backups of your data do that before continuing to use the system as normal.  If you make it a habit to keep most of your files in your home directory, with a text file containing notes on any steps that you had to follow to Read More …

How to remove Tracker and Nautilus from Ubuntu

To completely remove the requirement for Tracker and Nautilus in Ubuntu you will need to install a new desktop file manager to replace Nautilus, called Nemo Desktop.  This may sound like a scary component of the operating system to change but on Ubuntu Linux it is actually quite easy. While browsing through my system on Ubuntu this last week, I was surprised to find that Tracker had configuration set up within it’s architecture that interfaced with an advertising company known for providing parking or bulk traffic ads, and these were then forwarding data on to the Google Ads API to Read More …