It occurred to me recently that there was pretty much nothing I do (I develop HTML5 web apps) that requires me to run Windows on my computer so I have made the switch to Ubuntu 11.04 on my main development machine - a Fujitsu Siemens Lifebook N. While things have gone quite smoothly I have run into two issues
- When I boot up - even when I restore a hibernated session - I get presented with a blank grey screen. I actually very nearly gave up on Ubuntu at this stage. However, I discovered quite by accident that if I close the computer (i.e. fold it over) and then reopen it a few seconds later everything is working correctly. This is what I am doing right now but there has got to be a more technical fix!
- I have installed and run Apache on this machine - purely for me to use as a local server. The issue I have run into is with ownership of the var folder and its contents. I kept being told that I did not have access to the /var/www directory etc. I ended up chowning/chmoding everything and it works. However, I wonder if this is not the wrong thing to do
I'd greatly appreciate any help.