Dec 092016

I’ve had my Toshiba Satellite L750D laptop for quite a few years and when I first had it, the battery would show up in the battery meter in Ubuntu. Over the years and after a few Ubuntu upgrades, the battery just disappeared. The system wouldn’t detect the battery at all anymore. I tried all sorts of things to get it to discover the battery, reinserting, restarting, reinstalling, re-everything-else too, but it just wouldn’t show up.
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Mar 232012

I recently built a HTPC box with Ubuntu 11.04, and then after updating to 11.10, I couldn’t get it to auto login into an XBMC session anymore with LightDM.
However, I found this command which may come in useful for anyone trying to do the same thing.

sudo /usr/lib/lightdm/lightdm-set-defaults --session xbmc