Installing Kubuntu 18.04
Few changes to 18.04
- Network order has been somewhat fixed, you can use the network manager to set IP address/gateway/etc
- SDDM is now an issue (formally KDM) - it loads before ubuntu has a chance to get NIS users. Additionally, it logs out users after a couple of minutes of use - can't figure why (possible graphics issue? not being able to immediately do something with users passwd/profile?). It is definitely not a power saving problem.
- Fix for this is to use lightdm
sudo apt-get install lightdm-gtk-greeter lightdm
- IS had changed some gateway settings, here's the new set of addresses to use for interfaces;
auto enp*s* iface enp*s* inet static address 128.243.74.*** netmask 255.255.255.0 gateway 220.127.116.11 dns-nameservers 18.104.22.168 22.214.171.124 126.96.36.199
- To get a local (lab) network working (with devices that can set their own IP and point to
192.168.74.1as the gateway), add this to interfaces;
auto enp*s* iface enp*s* inet static address 192.168.74.1 netmask 255.255.255.0
- Restart networking using
sudo systemctl restart networking
- In some cases network doesn't work with this setting, use netplan instead: make sure /etc/netplan/01-network-manager-all.yaml is like this:
network: version: 2 renderer: networkd ethernets: enp*s*1: dhcp4: no addresses: [128.243.74.***/24] gateway4: 188.8.131.52 nameservers: addresses: [184.108.40.206,220.127.116.11,18.104.22.168] enp*s*2: addresses: [192.168.74.xx/24]
where enp*s*1 for internet and enp*s*2 for a local network. And run
sudo netplan apply. Use space instead of tab for each line, and has to be at the exact position, or
sudo netplan apply would return error.
- Make sure you do
sudo apt-get install tcsh openssh-client openssh-serverbefore asking help from the software fairy!
- If you can not see your home directory, do
systemctl add-wants multi-user.target rpcbind.service
which simply mean rpcbind must start first.