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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: Installing/fixing TP-Link AC1200 (T4UH 1.0) drivers in Ubuntu

[Updated instructions for Ubuntu 20.04 here] I have had this USB wireless adapter working fine on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS for a while. A system update stopped it from working. Re-installing the OS provided drivers (Software & Updates / Additional Drivers) made no difference. I tested the adapter in other operating systems and it worked fine.… Read More »