Notes and hints from Putte

This page is mainly for Putte posting notes an things to remember when on the fly.
Mostly hints and other good to have stuff.

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  1. Putte

    When installing Linux on a new Asus Zenbook 14 with Ryzen 7, (BX425QA), the keyboard did not work.
    It worked after the first reboot after a fresh install, and also after running an upgrade with apt update/upgrade.
    But after a cold boot the keyboard stopped working again.
    The problem was present with Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 22.04 and Linux Mint Cinnamon 20.3
    Error code during boot:
    i8042: Can’t read CTR while initializing i8042
    i8042 is the keyboard controller on this laptop and that device does not always seem to work correct on Unix/Linux systems.
    This fix solved my problem and now the keyboard works after a reboot or a cold boot.
    Use a Terminal and do the following:
    – Edit the the grub configuration file with the command:
    sudo nano /etc/default/grub
    -Change this line:
    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=””
    – to these two lines:
    #GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=””
    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=”i8042.reset i8042.nomux i8042.nopnp i8042.noloop”
    – Save the change you did with the command:
    ctrl s
    – Exit the editor with the command:
    ctrl x
    – Update bootloader with the command:
    sudo update-grub
    – Reboot the computer with the command:
    sudo reboot
    – Congratulations, you’re done!
    Link to page with the solution:
    https://askubuntu.com/questions/1360683/keyboard-not-working-after-shutdown-asus-zenbook-13-oled-um325s

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  2. Putte

    How to Show or hide the trash can on the desktop in Ubuntu 22.04
    To show the trash can run this command:
    gsettings set org.gnome.shell.extensions.ding show-trash true
    To hide the trash can run this command:
    gsettings reset org.gnome.shell.extensions.ding show-trash
    You can remove the trash can from the dock in settings/Appearance/Configure dock behavior/Show Trash
    Or run this command:
    gsettings set org.gnome.shell.extensions.dash-to-dock show-trash false

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