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Monthly Archives: November 2009

Ubuntu freezing, locking up, or having odd power management issues? Update!

Following a roughly year-long struggle to ferret out and fix a variety of periodic glitches (kernel panics; acpi features going haywire after six suspends; etc.) in my Ubuntu installation on my Toshiba laptop, I’m happy to report that I seem to have finally banished the last of the gremlins for good.  My approach to fixing these various issues, refined and tested extensively over the course of the past year, can be summed up in a single word: updating.

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