Turn off hibernate and suspend
In the past the two options hibernate and suspend, which can be found in the shutdownmenu, gave many problems. In a simple way these two options can be removed from the shutdownmenu. Follow these steps:
- Open a terminal
- Type in the following command: sudo gedit /usr/share/polkit-1/actions/org.freedesktop.upower.policy
When the file is opened, search for the following 2 rules:
The contents of these two rules are: <allow_active>yes</ allow_active>.
These these 2 lines in: <allow_active>no</ allow_active>.
After restarting (or logging of and logging in), the options to hibernate or suspend in the shutdownmenu disappeared.
Increasing the interval for disc checking
Most distros check the discs after 20 to 30 times docking at startup. If this is too much time-consuming with extremely large disks or partitions, or the interval is too low for a server system, then the interval can be changed by the following command:
- Open a terminal window
- Type: sudo tune2fs -c # # # /dev/***
- Press enter
- Repeat this command for all partitions
# # # = Interval (fill in any number above 30)
*** = For which partition the interval should be increased/decreased (eg.: sda1 or sdc1)
Show hidden files in Nautilus
Hidden files and folders are are characterized by a point at the beginning of the file- or foldername. To make those files and folder visible in Nautilus there's a simple trick to do this:
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