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Arch Linux on a Lenovo Yoga 900

Warning: this is about 5,500 words with plenty of links, so wait till you’ve got something to drink and some time.

After 3 years running Arch Linux on a Lenovo Yoga 2, I decided to upgrade to a Yoga 900:

Lenovo Yoga 900 Amazon special for $900 – 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 3200×1800, Intel Skylake […]

1+ Year Running Arch Linux on a Lenovo Yoga 2

In October 2013, I bought a Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro: Promotional picture of a Yoga 2 Pro. After 5 years with a Thinkpad, I was ready to upgrade to a prettier model. I wrote a long, but still incomplete review, and it became the most popular article on my website. It has apparently become one […]

Shipping the LibreOffice HiDPI Patches, or How I Learned to Love Heartbleed

I wrote my story about getting some HiDPI patches into LibreOffice, but it was an unfinished one because while the code had gotten accepted into the main Master branch, there was a lot remaining. It hadn’t shipped, I’d only tested it on Gnome and KDE, it hadn’t been tried on Windows, and didn’t work on […]

LibreOffice HiDPI Patches

I bought a HiDPI laptop in October 2013 to replace my 5-year old Thinkpad. Between the 5.7 million pixels, and the bright LED backlight replacing my dying and dim fluorescent bulb, it makes the daily computing experience much easier on the eyes. I’d put up with a lot for this screen. It turns out I […]

Response from Synaptics regarding Linux drivers

Here is the mail I received this afternoon from Synaptics regarding the petition:

The open source Linux kernel currently has a PS2 touchpad driver from the third party open source community which was not developed, reviewed, or tested by Synaptics. Based on industry and customer pull, we do not support PS2 interfaces for Linux as […]