Every few years I rebuild my home theater computer. It has an older NVidia GX220 or something model card in it. Ubuntu never wants display the desktop correctly. Today I found that the “nosetmode” switch from the F6 menu was not successfully adding that word to the boot command so I had to type it in manually. Once done, the Desktop would appear correctly.
Behind the F6 menu is the Boot Options command. Cursor over to the end where you find “quiet splash” and add “nomodeset” before “quiet” and all was well again.
Sometimes you just want to create a share on your workstation that can be accessed from your other computers in your home network without any bleeping passwords. After upgrading to Windows 10 I had to make this switch again. Here’s how we did it in Windows 7.
Click through Settings -> Network and Sharing Center -> Change Advanced Sharing Settings.
Click the arrow to drop down the last heading All Networks.
Change the radio button on the bottom and save the settings. You should be able to access your shares on this computer without needing to enter passwords. You will still need setup read/write permissions on your shares.