Add local folder to Nextcloud Snap as External Storage

After setting up my Ubuntu Server as a home server I wanted to make Nextcloud mount my network shared folder so I could alter files through the Nextcloud interface. First I installed the Nextcloud removable media snap with, which meant that the Nextcloud Snap would be able to access removable media (eg; anything mounted under …

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Using pkcon – the PackageKit console client

Picture of searching for a package using pkcon

Pkcon is the preferred way of dealing with packages in KDE neon and is the back end of Discover, KDE neons graphical package manager. You can use Apt as well but you might run into problems with dependencies while updating and in the end it is easier to just use one system. Luckily, pkcon is …

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Install the True Type core fonts for better web browsing

Fonts

In 1996 Microsoft decided to create a pack of core fonts for the Web. Unfortunately there were propriety restrictions on the fonts restricting their distribution. Microsoft terminated the project in 2002 but many websites still default to these fonts if the one used is not available so it is handy to have them installed. The …

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Change swappiness to use RAM instead of the swapfile

Konsole

Swappiness can be thought of as the point that KDE neon decides to stop keeping files in RAM (fast memory) and start writing them to a swap file on the hard drive (slow memory). Unfortunately the defaults for KDE neon treat it the same as the defaults for a server with swappiness set to 60. …

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