December 3

the backlight script..

     In my experience, some GNU/Linux installations on laptops don’t quite handle the display backlight adjustment well enough. Sometimes the adjustment lags (which is strange as key-strokes are hardware interrupts, should prempt) with an annoying delay, and other times it simply doesn’t work at all. I often find myself having to reconfigure the hotkeys. This procedure may be unsafe, as it changes the ownership of a file in /sys to that of my user. Use at your own risk!

     To do this, we will use xbindkeys-config (XBindKeys_Config 0.1.3 by Laurent Vuibert), a gui utility that helps setup script execution by means of key combinatons or mouse clicks, using the xbindkeys utility (xbindkeys 1.8.6 by Philippe Brochard).
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November 22

grub menu..

     Aside from providing a fancy looking menu when a system starts, GRUB, or GRand Unified Bootloader, is a boot loader that allows us to choose which kernel we would like to boot into. Some instructions on how to do so can be found here.

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