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Nautilus problems flaring in Ubuntu 14 on a Samsung Ultrabook

Ultrabook means an Intel processor unfortunately, but it is what it is...

Nautilus quit opening a few updates after upgrading to 14.04. For those going umm, "nautilus"? It is the file browser, or "Files" icon in your apps.
dmesg shows something like:
traps: nautilus[pid] trap invalid opcode error:0 in nautilus[400000+152000]

Without having the time to go super deep on this, I simply reinstalled, and it appears to be working again.
Try reinstalling nautlius if you run into the same thing, with:
sudo apt-get install nautilus --reinstall

I'd love to know if anyone has the real answer for what is going on here.

Warning: Updating to Ubuntu 13.10 deleted /var!

Maybe it was my situation, or how I went about the upgrade but on the same machine which had started out 12.04, then via 'do-release-upgrade' became 12.10 (which didn't delete /var), and then just this week via downloading ISO for 13.10 and using option for "Updating existing installation"-- wiped and replaced /var.

Be warned!

P.S. This was Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 dev 64-bit

Installing Webmin on fresh Ubuntu 10.04 VPS

I prefer to install Webmin using the debian package, to be sure to get the latest version.  With many of the VPS's I've worked on, there were a few dependencies required before Webmin could be installed and often Ubuntu starts to act froggy with perl dependencies.  This is most often what I need to get started:

sudo apt-get install perl libnet-ssleay-perl openssl libauthen-pam-perl libpam-runtime libio-pty-perl apt-show-versions libapt-pkg-perl

Then I move on to wget the latest .deb download and  'dpkg --install xxx_filename.deb' it.