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nocache ‑ minimize filesystem caching effects

Once again I have to copy tons of files to a USB stick, and it's way too slow. It's a known effect on Linux systems. Why filemanagers cannot recognize that, I don't know. It's be enough to copy files one by one (queuing) instead of starting all those operation all at once. It also happens on the com.....

The Fluxbox Windowmanager

This article is part of a series. Here you can see the old Fluxbox web page from ~2002: How nice is that! What fascinates me about Fluxbox is its history. It has developed from blackbox around 2001, is still actively developed and has a devoted user base. In its early days it must have been the num.....

dwm window manager

I am interested in window managers that can do both tiling and floating layouts. I don't think I'll ever become a tiling purist, but trying out dwm for some longer time has been a good experience. There's some truth in it - the lack of "features" helps to focus on what's relevant. Both looking at an.....

Dotfiles

The term usually refers to a (shareable) collection of all sorts of user configuration files, often through a VCS such as git. A collection of dotfiles might help to set up a fresh system, incorporate ideas & changes from different (but similar) systems, or to share these files with other Linux .....

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.....

Submit a Package to the Arch User Repository

My first AUR package! I assume you are somewhat familiar with makepkg, git and the process of creating packages under Arch Linux. Once your PKGBUILD is created, works as desired and the package builds, is installable and works, this is how you continue: Preparation, Initial Upload create the .SRCIN.....

Setting up a ThinkPad x250 with Linux

This article never turned out to be the device-specific alround tutorial I envisioned and has been partially superseded by this article. The ThinkPad itself is in daily use. No regrets! BIOS Update The latest BIOS update for this machine is from September this year. Impressive for a 5-year-old lap.....

Use root‑tail & top instead of conky

Conky is good for displaying things on the desktop. But it has a few disadvantages: There's no option to continuously show the output of a command (or file), like tail -f or dmesg -w, and update conky's output as that output grows. [X] Some internal conky commands measuring system resources are bug.....