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Quantizing AI Models with LlamaCpp: A Bash Script for Slackware64-current

Posted 05-11-2024 at 05:08 AM by rizitis
Updated 05-11-2024 at 02:35 PM by rizitis (add link for updated script)

As the demand for AI models continues to rise, optimizing these models for efficiency becomes increasingly important, especially in resource-constrained environments like Slackware64-current. In this blog post, we'll explore a bash script that automates the process of quantizing AI models using LlamaCpp, a powerful toolkit for model compression and optimization.

In this post, we'll delve into the world of model quantization and introduce LlamaCpp,...
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Fix Google Chrome's ugly thick transparent-but-shadowed borders on compositors such as picom

Posted 05-10-2024 at 08:20 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 05-10-2024 at 10:05 PM by the dsc

By adding this on the "shadow exclude" section:
"argb && (override_redirect || wmwin)"

They've decided to once again reinvent the same GUI in the latest version of Chrome, but with some added dysfunctionalities or incompatibilities with more or less standard compositor configurations. Its context menus all of a sudden had a rather thick transparent...
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ArchEX 2024 (Arch Linux) Live with KDE Plasma 6.0.4, LXQt 1.4, kernel 6.8.9-ARCH and Calamares Installer 3.3.5 :: Build 240509

Posted 05-09-2024 at 10:39 AM by exton (Exton's Blog)

ABOUT ArchEX 2024 Build 240509
I've made a new extra version of ArchEX with KDE Plasma 6.0.4 - latest version released 240416. "Plasma is made to stay out of the way as it helps you get things done. But under its light and intuitive surface, itís a powerhouse. So youíre free to choose ways of usage right as you need them and when you need them". LXQt 1.4 can also be used as Desktop Environment (DE). This ArchEX version uses kernel 6.8.9-ARCH.* ArchEX can very easy be installed to...
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Cloning and trimming a RaspberryPi microSD card

Posted 05-05-2024 at 09:30 PM by rouvas

A mini how-to on cloning (i.e. making an exact copy) and trimming (i.e. not copying any empty space at the end of the useful stuf) a RaspberryPi microSD card. The procedure should be applicable to other images as well, but I'm only reporting what I've tried.

Now if the source SD card can be accessed all of it is a lot more easier if the steps outlined at are followed.

However if you're like me who made...
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Beware of the Acer BIOS lock bug!

Posted 05-04-2024 at 03:26 AM by beachboy2
Updated 05-05-2024 at 06:19 AM by beachboy2

For the attention of all Acer laptop users

NB Other makes of laptops are featured at BiosBug:

I am writing this as a result of recent personal experience with an Acer laptop on which I had installed MX Linux.

The laptop was donated to a local charity who then sold it. A few weeks later I was contacted by the charity and told that the laptop had a fault and that the buyer had returned it for a refund.

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