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To force Linux not use the swap, run sudo swapoff -a As for turning off the disk, you can do that through the included "Disks" application. See screenshot. (The option is grayed out for me as it is my system drive)


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You could look into the tlp package (sudo apt install tlp will install it). Once installed, it sets up various power-saving optimizations for laptops automatically. It's quite "set-it-and-forget-it"; once it's installed, you don't need to manually do anything to make it work. Spinning down hard drives when they are idle is a feature supported by tlp; ...


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I finally solved. sudo apt-get install -y ecryptfs-utils i installed this then this and it worked ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo ecryptfs-recover-private INFO: Searching for encrypted private directories (this might take a while)... ^TINFO: Found [/media/ubuntu/139df09d-a0b5-4567-86c8-ebb26dd88d87/.ecryptfs/caneraydin/.Private]. Try to recover this directory? ...


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I just got into a similar situation with a botched upgrade and subsequent messing around in recovery mode, where a certain subset of packages (namely apport) were hanging on dpkg --configure -a with that same Started Braille Device Support. message. The hack that got me through this was: If you're currently staring at a hung apt-get command, hit ctrl+c to ...


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It will run fine. I would prefer xubuntu for a touch of a lighter system, but in the end the ram eaters will be the applications like Firefox, whatever system (windows, (x)ubuntu) you are running. And I would recommend 16.04 of course,since it is the current lts version.


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I'm not quite sure how Ubuntu would handle it, it might be able to auto-detect, BUT the amount of RAM doesn't live up the recommended amount: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/SystemRequirements



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