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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Feisty has a terrible boot time on laptops compared to server (roughly 3x as long) even though it is a faster computer. You can speedup your boot time from over a minute to roughly 30 seconds by doing the following
Edit the /etc/network/interfaces file using the following command
sudo vi /etc/network/interfaces
Ever found yourself stuck in Command Line only mode? Xorg.conf has bombed out on you because of a silly change you made, or you’ve accessed your computer in single user mode to reset a root password or other troubleshooting.
You make your changes and now your wondering - how do I restart my machine, or just turn the darned thing off? Thankfully the vast developement army behind Linux has taken these considerations to heart and given us several options.