I did finally give up on fixing the issues with my Ubuntu 17.04 install and nuked it to install 17.10.
I’m still not all that thrilled with the remoting capabilities. Neither RDP nor VNC seem particularly robust. I can SSH but then I have to do everything through a console window…workable but less than ideal. Continue reading Loaded Ubuntu 17.10→
I have Ubuntu 17.04 installed on one of my NUC machines as a place to run Linux code. I haven’t used it in a while and now I’m finding that it fails to connect with its apt-get repositories and cannot update to 17.10. I’ve done enough google digging and come up with nothing convincing and so I’m on the cusp of blowing everything up and loading it clean.
I think I may just go with the LTS version 16.04.3 as I expect that will have longer useful life and be easier to upgrade to version 18 when it drops. I’m mildly tempted to go to 17.10 and just accept that upgrades to Linux are really clean installs. Not thrilled with that as it means reinstalling everything else each time but I’m finding that I don’t do enough Linux work to maintain the skills to dig deep and fix the routine issues that pop up.
I’ve found that by uninstalling node completely and then reinstalling with windows NVM things seem to be working on my main development machine here now. I’m also running both my command line and visual studio 2017 in admin mode. Not certain that is required, but it did seem to resolve an ‘EPERM’ issue with npm install.
Tonight I’ll try to move forward with some actual coding on top of the sample code from visual studio.