Articles with the linux tag

Thinkpad T440 ArchLinux Setup

I recently got a Thinkpad T440 and decided to document the steps I took to set up archlinux. The last time I'd done this was on the Asus Zenbook UX330UA some years back. I thought the process would be different, but it was largely similar.

I first got the iso …

First Haskell Parser (for Kindle Highlights)

Kindle saves highlights, bookmarks and notes in a My Clippings.txt file. I needed a way to parse it and filter out the content I wanted. I also wanted to work on a parser in haskell, so this was a great opportunity to get my hands dirty.

I used stack …

Hiding Toolbars in Firefox

While using i3, I've realized that a lot of screen real estate in firefox is taken up with the tab and navigation bar. This isn't a problem when its the only application open, but when some tiling has been done, these two bars quickly become a barrier to usage, for …

Huion 420 driver setup

I bought the Huion 420 because I wanted to experiment with graphics tablet and drawing on linux. I chose this primarily because of its cost. Out of the box, the device worked on my archlinux setup, however it behaved more like a mouse, with pressure sensitivity not detected. I did …

Fixing Small Fonts on My Laptop

I have been having this problem with my laptop where the fonts seem too small. To fix this, I first had to check out my laptop's screen configurations:


Part of the output of this command is shown below. As can be seen it shows that my laptop screen is …

Bluetooth Speakers Problems

Connecting to Device

To connect to the bluetooth speakers, I use the bluetoothctl commandline options. The following are commands I run for this to work:

sudo systemctl start bluetooth.service
# Within the bluetoothctl environment
power on
agent on
scan on
pair A4:A7:B5:22:E6:F5
connect …

Freeing up Space in my Linux Machine

I have a 256GB SSD on my laptop. This is rather constrained and I occasionally end up with less than 10GB drive space. When this happens, I have to figure out what is taking up all my space and fix this. This prompts some form of search and cleaning up …

Document Scaning in Arch Linux

Using a scanner in arch is pretty perplexing at first, especially if you want to try it from the command line. Here are my steps to end up with something that works.

First install the sane package. Sane provides a command line tool for using scanners.

sudo pacman -S sane …

When Memory is not enough

A computer or server suddenly freezes or crashes. You don't know what the problem is and you really need to complete this task. One of the options is to consider memory. You might have just run out. To confirm this, you can monitor memory usage using the htop command while …


SSH provides a secure means of remote login from one computer to another computer. When setting up linux servers, the OS usually provides ssh by default. To login:

ssh user@ipaddress

This prompts for a password, after which you have access to a remote terminal. Sometimes, no password is requested …

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