Some Linux post-OS installation steps

Too insignificant for my Linux tips & tricks book but significant for me

  • Windows network folders over Samba: Some old content servers cannot be updated. Ubuntu refuses to browse their shares. Edit /etc/smsmb.conf and these lines after where the Windows Workgroup is defined.
    client min protocol = NT1
    server min protocol = NT1
  • PHP MBString: Some CommonMark-related functions in my SqlSiteServer failed in the new OS. Needed MBString library. This extension did not require the PHP version when installing the package.
    sudo apt install php-mbstring
  • VPN: VPN connections did not work out of the box.
    sudo apt install resolvconf
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