Linux Info: UEFI + GPT + Secure Boot = Dongled OS = Printing Dollars

UEFI+GPT+dongled OS = Printing endles Dollars for PC Manufacter and  M$.

 

UEFI was offered for „security reasons“ but in my opinion the normal users should be prevented by this „UEFI LOCK“ to use Dual Boot or remove Windows on owned hardware, in cases of Mainboard failures the Users are forced to buy new Mainboards with OS-Key. Legacy Mode on Bios will disappear in the next generation of PCs than every OS is „dongled“ to Hardware like MacOS to their Products…

 

Ubuntu Lucid Lynx 10.04 Bug vnc4server press „m“ not usable! vnc4server

Problem: If you install vnc4server and open a ssh tunnel session to
you Lucid Lynx Server you can’t press little key „m“ cause it highlights
taskbar indicator applet!

Solution1:
1. edit /home/username/.vnc/xstartup
2. add lines:

#!/bin/sh
# Uncomment the following two lines for normal desktop:
# unset SESSION_MANAGER
# exec /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc
[ -x /etc/vnc/xstartup ] && exec /etc/vnc/xstartup
[ -r $HOME/.Xresources ] && xrdb $HOME/.Xresources
xsetroot -solid grey
vncconfig -iconic &
x-terminal-emulator -geometry 80x24+10+10 -ls -title "$VNCDESKTOP Desktop" &
x-window-manager &
#gnome-session & (disable gnome opens only Screen with a Xterm)

3.save xstartup
4.restart vncserver

#vncserver -kill :1 and then vncserver -geometry 800x600 -depth 16
this will open vnc with xterm here you can start firefox inside xterminal
#firefox &
.

Solution2: Try update the server cause the indicator-applet gets a new release

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade -y

Solution3: Install jwm windowmanager, and replace at .vnc/xstartup the line

x-window-manager & to jwm &