Ironing Out the Wrinkles

So I just re-installed Arch EndeavourOS on both my laptop and desktop and decided it was time to do some much needed re-architecting. I also wanted to keep track of what changes I made in this post so I can maybe someday make an Ansible playbook to set these things up.

A few new things this time:

  • I’m starting from EOS KDE edition, switch to KDE utils
  • EndeavourOS installs firewalld, let’s learn to use it
  • Tailscale
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Its Nice

It sucks when your laptop breaks. But it’s nice when you immediately know how to fix it.

Today that happened to my Arch laptop (either a grub config or kernel install problem.

All it took was:

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linux  arch 

Thoughts on the Steam Deck

As a person who has been daily-driving Linux for about five years now, I am understandably excited for the upcoming Steam Deck and what it means for gaming on Linux in general. I just want to have some place to collect my thoughts so I could easily share what I thought of it.

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Intermediate Sed Usage

If you’ve been using Linux for any small length of time, you’ve likely used sed before. Most of the time, you’ve seen it in the form of sed "s/find/replace/g", so you simply go to it whenever there’s a replacement you want to do.

But sed stands for stream editor, and as a tool it can do more than just find and replace.

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sed  linux  code 

Installing Arch Linux (Again)

Two disks, six mount points

For all my undergrad, my laptop was a refurb’d EliteBook 2540p. It was released in 2010 around the $1000 mark, and I picked it up in the summer of 2014 for $300. It was a little 12-inch thing, came with Windows 7 and no bloatware to speak of. I loved that thing, despite the overheating, the weight, the first-gen Intel Core series chip, the pathetic battery life, and the overheating.

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