Rclone

Rclone is rsync for cloud storage and I wanted to use it because it includes WebDav as one of the protocols it can access. There are about twenty others. It is quite cool. You can run it to sync to everything from Alibaba Cloud to Yandex Disk. In my case I wanted to use it …

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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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Black screen with blinking cursor on boot after installation

Blabk boot screen with cursor after installation

If you have just installed KDE neon or another Ubuntu 18.04 based operating system and after installation it has booted to a blank screen with a cursor then it might be because it is trying to boot another UEFI system. This happened to me today and it wasn’t until after I had reinstalled the operating …

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