Category: Operating Systems
Pocophone F1 Fixed – So Much Software in Smartphones!
I had really bad touch screen glitches in my phone, and I was convinced it was a hardware issue. Well, turns out that in addition to the ROM (I run LineageOS), there is also a separate Kernel. Updating to FrancoKernel seemed to have fixed it! This is not the first time I had a problem […]
Lineage OS on Xiaomi Pocophone F1
My old Oppo Find 7 served me really well for 5 years. But Oppo stopped updating Android a long time ago, so I switched to Omni ROM. But updates stopped a year ago as well, and I had to fight with more and more demanding applications. So I switched to another China-Phone, Xiaomi Pocophone F1. […]
Video Acceleration in the Browser on Linux Mint
My performance when playing video has been bad, especially with multiple screens. This guide on installing Chrome with hardware acceleration seems to work.
Embedding Video with Libreoffice on Linux (Mint)…
… does not work, unless you install libreoffice-avmedia-backend-gstreamer. This is just a note to myself.
Try this with Windows: Switching to a new laptop by swapping the harddrive works flawless with Linux
I just love the fact that you can just take a hard drive with Linux out of one computer, put it in another one, and it just works. Try that with Windows! (I tried a few times of the years, always a disaster). To be fair, Macs seem to be pretty good in migrating from […]
Ubuntu: Problem with international Keyboard Layouts
I was very close to dumping Ubuntu. This has so far been the best Desktop Linux distribution I ever worked with, and I really liked the ease of use. But one day, something broke. It didn’t allow me to switch between keyboard layouts any more! As I often have to compose texts in German, this is a big deal, and quite a problem. I was exploring the various forums for months! I found quite a few people who had the same problem, but nobody with a solution that actually worked for me.