An alternative method to upgrade to Ubuntu 22.04 LTS (Jammy Jellyfish)

I recently upgraded my installation of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) to Ubuntu 22.04 LTS (Jammy Jellyfish). Ubuntu comes with a bundled tool to handle the upgrade process, but I decided to do it a bit differently. This method is a bit more manual compared to the default Ubuntu method but, in my view, it gives more transparency and more control over the upgrade process. Here is how one can upgrade from Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) to Ubuntu 22.04 LTS (Jammy Jellyfish),

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How to install NVIDIA drivers in openSUSE

openSUSE doesn’t include proprietary NVIDIA drivers by default. The included Nouveau driver is okay but it is not good enough for gaming and heavy multimedia tasks. openSUSE makes it pretty easy to install the proprietary NVIDIA drivers. Here is a short and to the point guide on installing proprietary NVIDIA drivers in openSUSE.

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How to install multimedia codecs in openSUSE

openSUSE doesn’t include proprietary and patented software by default. Many codecs required to decode and play some common and popular multimedia formats, hence aren’t available, and those multimedia files can’t be played. A third party repository, called Packman, provides these missing codecs for openSUSE. Adding the Packman repository and installing all the necessary multimedia codecs is a relatively straightforward task. Here is how you can do it,

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The Linux moment

You are faced with a time-bound task, and the only available tool to complete the task either doesn’t work on Linux or it’s unsupported, outdated and buggier than a Louisiana evening.

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