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Setting up a ThinkPad x250 with Linux

... wip... BIOS Update The latest BIOS update for this machine is from September this year. Impressive for a 5-year-old laptop. I checked the BIOS, it is at a lower verion than the current 1.38. I downloaded the .iso (first item on this list) and followed the instructions here. Going through the BIO...

How to provide information about peripherals with dmesg

You want to see how your Linux system reacts to a certain peripheral being plugged in (smartphone, monitor, USB stick etc.). dmesg can provide that information, but one needs to separate that from previous messages. Here's how: Make sure the device in question is unplugged. Open a terminal, maximis...

32-bit Only Hardware - Still Usable in 2019?

I understand your reluctance to throw that nice little netbook away. Actually I used to own a very similar model until recently, an Acer Aspire One ZG5, with one of those infamously underpowered intel Atom processors (and GPU). I bought it used (dirt cheap) in 2015 (it was new in 2010) and installed...

Using GNU bash? Forget date!

Since Version 4.2.0 GNU bash can print times in strftime format with printf. OK, the external date command can do a lot that bash's builtin cannot do, but for most use cases this is enough - and it's always better to use builtins, because if you're using bloated bash, at least take full advantage of...

An Open Letter To LinuxQuestions

...or maybe to myself. Introduction Two things first: 1. "This is a Linux Forum" - yes, it is. But wherever people come together to discuss whatever, the sociological, emotional and psychological aspects, and aspects of communication and language, are just as important as the (technical) topics. I h...