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Touchpad issues under Arch

Posted Yesterday at 09:47 PM by drask

Here's an issue that I keep having ever since I switched to Arch. Most of my computers are Dell Latitude laptops, which use an AlpsPS/2 ALPS DualPoint TouchPad. After installing Arch Linux on them, I always end up with a strange situation where any time I put my finger on the pad, the mouse cursor jumps to that location within a small square about half the size of my screen, making it impossible to move the mouse out of that square.

So, to move the mouse to the upper left part of...
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Diskless PXE netboot How-To for Debian 8 Jessie

Posted 09-23-2016 at 03:15 PM by IsaacKuo
Updated 09-23-2016 at 03:53 PM by IsaacKuo

There are plenty of other diskless how-to sites out there, but I decided to post this one so it would fit in with my other similarly themed blog posts. Also, most other how-to's are a bit more complicated. This one is a simplistic setup for just one client workstation. You'd have to modify things in one way or another to handle multiple clients.

You can combine this How-To with my How-To for serving up tmpfs nfsroot on the server side. This could be useful if you want to make use...
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AndEX Marshmallow 6.0.1 64bit with GAPPS and kernel-4.4.20-exton-android-x86_64 Build 160922

Posted 09-23-2016 at 02:13 AM by exton (Exton's Blog)

NEWS 160922 AndEX 64bit Marshmallow 6.0.1 with kernel 4.4.20-exton-android-x86_64 and GAPPS
My build of Android-x86_64 Marshmallow 6.0.1 has GAPPS pre-installed. I.e. Google Play Services, Google Play Store, Gmail and more apps. Other pre-installed apps are for example Aptoide App Manager and the famous (?) game Clash of Clans. The ISO is called android_x86_64-marshmallow-6.0.1-gapps-736mb-160922.iso. AndEX Marshmallow 64bit Build 160922 is totally error-free (as far as I know). Everything...
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tmpfs NFSroot - use one computer's RAM as an SSD for another computer

Posted 09-22-2016 at 04:48 PM by IsaacKuo
Updated 09-23-2016 at 08:44 PM by IsaacKuo

In a previous blog post, I described how to share one computer's SSD to host another computer's OS. With a gigabit ethernet connection, the result is almost as good as a local SSD in real life desktop performance.

But what if you don't have any SSD? You can still do it, if one of your computers has at least 2GB of RAM! The nfs server in this case creates a tmpfs ramdisk and copies the OS from a hard drive copy to the ramdisk. We then use rsync when we want to sync back changes to...
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RAMboot How-To for Debian 8 Jessie

Posted 09-19-2016 at 01:58 PM by IsaacKuo
Updated 09-19-2016 at 05:11 PM by IsaacKuo
Tags ramboot, ssd, tmpfs

I have refined and updated my RAMboot how-to for Debian 8. Honestly, my previous how-to's still work fine for Debian 8, regardless of the switch to systemd. I have, however, tightened things up.

The basic concept is to boot from a local hard drive or USB drive, using a modified initrd to unpack ramboot/image.tar.gz to a tmpfs ramdisk. From then on, the system runs entirely from ram - uncompressed. This is like running off an extremely fast SSD, but with some important differences:...
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