Backup/reinstall checkist

March 14th, 2018

Backup checklist

* Top level dirs in ~

* Dot files/dirs in ~

* dpkg -l

Prepare install media

dd if=image.iso of=/dev/sdX bs=4M status=progress oflag=sync && sync

Boot from install media

Switch BIOS to use SATA in AHCI mode, not RAID mode. Otherwise the drive may not be detected.

To see block devices: lsblk

To see details of hardware: lspci -vvv or lshw

Reinstall checklist

* /etc/sudoers

* apt: curl emacs-gtk evince gimp git gitk htop iotop ipython3 kdiff3 mpv net-tools network-manager-openconnect openssh-server python3-pip ttf-bitstream-vera ttf-mscorefonts-installer vim-gtk vlc yakuake

* pip: nametrans reps

* rustup: ripgrep

* manual: chrome dropbox skype vscode zoom

* ~/.xmodmaprc (use xev to discover mouse button numbers)


* re pull

Config checklist

* focus follows mouse, 0ms delay

* kde: desktop search off

* kde: startup with empty session

* kde: taskbar do not group items

* konsole: set font size & scrollback buffer for profile, set profile as default

* browsers: smooth scrolling off (chrome: chrome://flags/#smooth-scrolling)

Test checklist

* office vpn

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