I have installed Ubuntu Server on an old laptop of mine to turn it into an electronic typewriter. Basically it can just do text editing in nano and then save my files on the cloud in dropbox. I followed this tutorial:
I have finished the tutorial but there are a few nagging issues.
First, in nano:
I would like to be able to use smooth scrolling to scroll one line at a time while editing my writing, but instead it scrolls by paragraph. The -S in the command line prompt while opening the file (nano -S file.txt) does not seem to work
Also, the files I import from dropbox and read and edit in nano replace all the single and double quotes with white boxes. Can I fix this (other than by going through and replacing them all)?
Also, I would like to narrow the columns in the file while viewing it. Each line is currently 180 character wide (from edge to edge of the monitor) but I would like it to be about half that or even less (-r90, or any other number, does not seem to do anything).
Second, for my wireless:
I connected to my WPA network during installation, and it shows it on the networking interfaces file, and it works, but only after a LONG wait. I have to wait about 1 or 2 hours after having turned the computer on before it decides to actually connect to the internet. It just happens suddenly. It will be disconnected for hours and then, all of the sudden, the wifi light will turn on and my other computer (desktop) with my dropbox open will say that new files from the old laptop have been uploaded. Any idea how to fix this?
Also, I would like to know how to setup up the laptop so that it can connect to the internet in multiple places. Can i simply change the ssid and psk values in the /etc/network/interfaces file to the new network?
Thanks for any help you can provide.
Also, sorry if this is the wrong sub-forum, but I am using the server OS (32 bit 12.04).
The network interfaces file looks like this:
iface lo inet loopback
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
iface wlan0 inet6 auto