linux

EDID for ViewSonic Vx2025wm

2 minute read

I recently reinstalled Fedora on my desktop machine, which has (amongst others) a ViewSonic Vx2025wm screen connected to it. It’s an oldie, but still works (quite well). Unfortunately, Linux just complained that it didn’t get a proper EDID out of it, and refused to activate it – might also explain why Windows doesn’t recognise it as a PnP monitor – I guess the chip fried somewhere along the way.

Hibernate after suspend (on Fedora)

1 minute read

I recently found out that Windows has this nice feature where, after suspending your laptop, it’ll go to hibernate after a while to preserve battery. Seems like a really cool feature, saves your battery too, so I wanted it on my linux installation. I’m using Fedora 27 right now.

ASUS UX305UA and Linux

2 minute read

The ASUS UX305UA is an ultrabook with the Skylake microarchitecture – the (as of writing) latest iteration in Intel processors. Unfortunately, Skylake support on Linux wasn’t really a granted thing the time the device got released. Fortunately it’s gotten a lot better of late.

Using adb with a OnePlus X on Linux…

less than 1 minute read

… is not really that hard. Just annoying. Since OnePlus’ USB ID is not in the default adb list, you need to add it yourself: echo "0x2a70" >> ~/.android/adb_usb.ini where 0x2a70 is the identifier for OnePlus. (you can find this with lsusb)

XPS13, Linux, suspend and Intel Rapid Start Technology

1 minute read

As an addendum to my previous post on how to install Debian Sid on the XPS13, I’ve been having issues with suspend – the laptop would sporadicaly not go to sleep properly on lid close, or it wouldn’t come out of suspend afterwards.

Dell XPS 13 and Debian Sid

6 minute read

I purchased a Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook, to replace my ageing Apple Macbook 2,1. After six years of daily use, it’s (over)due to retire.

Fixing the ACPI DSDT of an Acer Ferrari One 200

8 minute read

Last year I installed Debían on my mother in law’s network (an Acer Ferrari One 200). The thing ran fine, but gave some “firmware bug?” warnings. Since no new BIOS’ were available at that time, I left it at that.

Adobe AIR 2.6 and Debian Sid 64-bit

3 minute read

I wanted to get Adobe AIR to work on my 64-bit Debian Sid installation, to try out some other twitter clients, more specifically Saezuri. (On a side note: the offering of twitter clients on linux is … mediocre. Bad, even. The (imho) best one is Pino, but it has problems of it’s own).

Multiseat on Debian

5 minute read

Since I have a rather well-scaled desktop PC (nothing really fancy by today’s specs, but it’s underused as it is), and my gf sometimes wants to use it, and sometimes we both want to use it at the same time, I decided to turn it into a multiseat configuration.

Using an Alcatel X200 under Linux

less than 1 minute read

I recently purchased an Alcatel Onetouch X200 3G USB modem, to be able to use internet on various locations where there is no wired or wifi available. Works fine under Windows/Mac OS X, bit more of a hassle under Linux.

World of Goo!

less than 1 minute read

A good friend of mine introduced me to a new game: World Of Goo!

Linux on the Apple Macbook

less than 1 minute read

I was bored recently, and decided to install Linux on my Macbook. I opted for the distribution I like best – Debian (unstable/Sid).

Reading DRM’ed Adobe Ebooks on Linux

less than 1 minute read

Sade linked me to this nice ebook by Neil Gaiman, Neverwhere. Unfortunately, you need Adobe Digital Editions for it, which only exists for Windows and Mac. Since she’s a Linux user, that one didn’t really fly with her.

atvsync 0.1

less than 1 minute read

ATV Sync is a simple script that allows you to easily synchronise the premade ATV PalmOS databases to your PalmOS-powered handheld.

phpComics 0.4

less than 1 minute read

This is a collection of scripts that allow you to download complete archives of web-published comics.

htmlpop! 0.5

less than 1 minute read

This script allows you to download POP3 mailboxes over an HTTP interface. I wrote it to allow me to get my mail through the company’s http proxy server.