Firefox snap, Ubuntu, EPSON printer not available

So I had to repave my primary workstation to fix a problem with my ZFS configuration (my ashift setting was causing problems) and things are mostly back online, but I wasn’t able to print from firefox for some reason.

I think the problem was that I had installed firefox prior to adding the printer. Anyway, long story short, this command seemed to fix the problem for me:

# snap connect firefox:cups-control

New KDE Plasma widgets

So I upgraded my Ubuntu from 20.04 to 22.04. That mostly went without problem but there are still a few gremlins to iron out. One change was some of the desktop widgets I was using in the previous version seem to have been replaced. I found the replacements easily enough. I particularly like the new CPU activity widget, it’s a much more sensible way to visualise 24 CPU cores than the previous widget which just gave one reading instead of 24.

How to mount an Xbox formatted drive on Ubuntu

When I finally get a PCIe IDE adapter that works, this is gonna come in handy: How to mount an Xbox formatted drive on Ubuntu.

The IDE adapter that I have is this one, but it reports all disks as damaged (and they’re not). I think maybe it’s too new for the drives maybe? Speaking a newer version of the ATA protocol? I have no idea really.