So, first thing's first. You've got your shiny new VPS like I have. The fact you're reading this means like me you won't allow root to ssh into it. This is good! I'm writing this because I seem to be repeating these steps quite a lot (well, once or twice every couple months) so to make sure I don't miss a step I'm writing it up to both help me and others who might need it.<!-- more -->
So you got your shiny new laptop with a decent card and wouldn't you know it...it's not working properly or it's performance is shoddy at best. After having to re-install Ubuntu 3 times I've decided to write a quick post with the commands I used to get my battery to go from 20 mins to 3hrs...yes, that's how much difference it makes!<!-- more -->
I'm sat here, the last day, the dissertation for by undergraduate bachelors due at midnight...about 7.5hrs from now.