Category Archives: Linux

Ubuntu: System freezing for a few seconds with iwlwifi microcode sw error

For a few months now my main system would momentarily freeze or stall (usually about 20-30 seconds) and then continue working. It was something that started after one system update and wasn’t fixed with any further updates. I opened a bug with Debian without much luck. The system would notify that one of the CPU… Read More »

Ubuntu/Linux: systemd-resolved[2344]: Server returned error NXDOMAIN, mitigating potential DNS violation DVE-2018-0001, retrying transaction with reduced feature level UDP.

In one of my systems the system log was reporting every 2-3 minutes the following error message: This was caused by a mismatch between the systemd configuration and /etc/resolv.conf. /etc/resolv.conf should be a symbolic link pointing to the systemd DNS configuration in /run/systemd/resolve/resolv.conf You can check if this is in place just by listing the… Read More »

Ubuntu 20.04: Install Ubuntu with ZFS and encryption

Ubuntu 20.04 offers installing ZFS as the default filesystem. This has lots of advantages. My favourite is being able to revert the system and home partitions (simultaneously or individually) to a previous state through the boot menu. One major drawback for me is the lack of an option to encrypt the filesystem during the installation.… Read More »

Ubuntu: Ubuntu 20.4 installing NVIDIA drivers breaks built-in audio on laptop

On a new laptop I couldn’t get the external HDMI monitor to work with the nouveau drivers, so I installed the NVIDIA drivers (version 440). The NVIDIA drivers worked perfectly and the external monitor could be configured, but it didn’t take too long to notice that the built-in audio wasn’t working. Audio would only play… Read More »