I’m going to post Kubuntu reminders here so I don’t need to have scraps of post-its everywhere when trying to remember how to fix / improve various issues: First up BOINC; Sometimes the menu line in BOINC Manager or Truecrypt vanish. Usually they can be recovered by removing the appmenu-gtk program. Just open a terminal and enter: sudo apt-get remove appmenu-gtk If that doesn’t work try accessing the menu line using the short cut ALT+ “letter”. Eventually you should find one that brings up the menu items. For BOINC I selected the simple view and then selected the advanced view to restore the missing menu.
Need a list of what’s installed on your machine so you can transfer it to a second one? here’s a neat way to do this.
dpkg –get-selections | grep -v deinstall > ~/packages.list
Creates a list of everything installed on the first machine. Copy the packages.list file to a thumb drive. Mount the thumb drive on the second machine and copy the file to your home folder. Open terminal and enter:
sudo dpkg –set-selections < ~/packages.list; sudo apt-get -u dselect-upgrade
fsarchiver basic command To take a snapshot: Mount the location for saving the file. e.g. mkdir /media/data mount /dev/sdaX media/data sudo fsarchiver savefs -vv -j3 /media/data/filename.fsa /dev/hard drive number. To restore a snapshot: sudo fsarchiver restfs -vv /media/data/filename.fsa id=0,dest=/dev/hard drive number