Installing Gentoo on a computer with some previous Linux knowledge is pretty straightforward thanks to the well maintained Gentoo Handbook. However since Gentoo is a highly customized distribution there are always some machine specific settings that are not covered by the general guide. In this post I intend to cover these specifics required for Lenovo’s Thinkpad X230 laptop to complement the official handbook.
While working on a custom board featuring an AT91SAM9261 processor our system has met a strange problem of audio channel swapping. A search on the Internet confirmed that it is a known problem met also by others as you can read on this mailing list and this mailing list. Since changing the SoC on the board was not an option, another solution needed to be found.
A good zoom lens will bring small things closer and open up a whole new world to marvel at. In these pictures I try to capture these frequently unnoticed, but beautiful aspects of life. See the macro gallery.
Android phones are more than just phones, they are portable mini computers. They not only serve us to make calls but people also check email, access their social network and messenger services, browse the Internet, do banking and many-many more things on these devices. As a result they contain a lot of private and/or business information that must be protected from prying eyes (or at least highly recommended). For this reason the security of the locking mechanism of the phone has more importance then before.
Using the shell in Linux makes a lot of operations more convenient and faster.
In order to make things even more comfortable here are a few tips to setup the
bash shell. Put these lines in your