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Good Times/Bad Times

Posted 2017-09-07 19:22:31 GMT

It's been a long and frustrating road, but I have finally resolved the touchpad issues that have plagued me for seemingly forever in Linux. By installing libinput and using it in favor of the Synaptics touchpad driver, the touchpad sensitivity issues that have often plagued my sessions of heads-down programming have come to an end.

On the flip side, however, the latest kernel build for Dell/Ubuntu 16.04 has destroyed Bluetooth support on this laptop. Prior to this update, it was working flawlessly. I am looking at how to revert to an earlier kernel in hopes that I can get it back. Secure boot seems to be standing in my way.

The new 4k monitor I ordered should arrive tomorrow. I am wondering what kind of special hell awaits me when I try to get a multi-monitor setup going. I might have to fall back to good-ole' clamshell mode.

Tags: crome-plated linux ubuntu

Encrypting your Linux desktop/laptop?

Posted 2017-07-21 23:26:17 GMT

I opted to encrypt my home directory in Linux some time after setting up Ubuntu on my laptop. My home directory went flawlessly, however, it is also recommended that you encrypt your swap partition afterwards, and that did not go so swimmingly. Thankfully, this guide was able to help me out, and I was able to reboot with no further issues. Hopefully if you are unable to create an encrypted swap partition under Linux, this will help you too.

Happy Friday!

Tags: crome-plated linux security

Happy Independence Day!

Posted 2017-07-04 16:17:09 GMT

As always, I feel a little late to the party… here's a couple of fun things I learned this week:

I will not be late for any 4th of July parties though. Have fun, be safe!

Tags: crome-plated apache linux

Updating NodeJS

Posted 2017-05-26 21:33:26 GMT

And while we are on the topic of NodeJS, both Debian and Ubuntu ship ancient versions of it out of the box. If you want to upgrade, the n package makes this pretty painless.

Tags: crome-plated linux nodejs

Using node on Debian-based distros

Posted 2017-05-26 21:25:58 GMT

Old news for most of you, but since I got bitten by this again, I figured I'd share.

On Debian-based Linux distributions, the NodeJS executable gets installed as nodejs, not node. As it turns out, this is an easy problem to fix.

Happy Friday!

Tags: crome-plated linux nodejs