I’ve upgraded a few machines to Kubuntu 11.10 recently and they have all suffered from the same problems after the upgrade. All were machines that have been upgraded from 10.10 so it may not be an issue if you start from 11.04. Likewise these issues probably don’t affect clean installs of 11.10.
The ls command list the files and directories (and other items) in a given directory. It can be asked to colour the output that it produces to give you an indication of what each file is and what permissions it has. Since I always forget what colour means what here’s a handy list of what …
I’ve just built myself a new ITX based system to use as an integration server (amongst other things) for work. I hit a few bumps along the way so as usual I’ll let you know what they were.