Insensitive Laptop Touchpad

Log of my Ubuntu Tweak config

Problem The touchpad on my new Ubuntu 18.04 LTS laptop was frozen. Toogling 🖱 with <Fn>-<F4> didn’t worked. Attempt Logout: didn’t work at all Reboot: worked most of the time Partial solution After changing the Mouse Click Emulation in Keyboard & Mouse in Ubuntu Tweak from the default “Fingers” (2 fingers for right click; 3 fingers for middle click) to “Area” (Right/middle click determined by clicked area), one might have to wait for next reboot. [Read More]

Ubuntu 18.04 Installation on Fujitsu AH557

Ubuntu installation on hybrid system

Objective To get a hands-on experience on Ubuntu installation on a UEFI hybrid system. Devices 120 GB SSD disk: /dev/sda 1 TB HDD disk: /dev/sdb 8 GB USB key: /dev/sdc Stage 0: precautions Ensure that your machine has enough power. Disable Secure Boot in M$ Windows Disable Quick Boot in boot menu Stage 1: Make your live USB key I tried Xubuntu’s built-in disk writing tool to create a live USB key from the official ISO file. [Read More]

Fujitsu LH532 Keyboard Cleaning

Keyboard Cleaning DIY

😖 @ 📃! This post contains unpleasant images. If you don’t wish to see them, please view this page with a text browser or a text mode plugin of your browser. Rationale Why? My Fujitsu LH532 has been serving me well as my production machine for almost six years. The keyboard was quite dirty: it’s full of hair and dandruff. I had to clean it for personal hygiene. [Read More]

Fujitsu LH532 Fan Cleaning

Let's reduce e-waste!

Problem Two months ago, the Win* 10 installed on my old laptop crashed with blue screen on startup. Two weeks ago, I created a Xubuntu 18.04 LTS 64-bit Live USB and set up the dualboot. However, the fan was still giving out consideralbe noise and heat under Xubuntu 18.04 (installed in /dev/sda7). Many end users’ reaction They’ll simply buy a new PC. This had given rise to industrial parks in Guiyu (貴嶼), one of the world’s largest e-waste village. [Read More]

Xubuntu Dualboot on Fujitsu LH532

Convert Ubuntu to Legacy Mode with Boot-Repair

You may skip to the acutal setup. Background After using Win 7 & 10 for six years on my Fujitsu LH532 , Windows 10 often falls into blue screen. Sometimes, it won’t even start up. Give Xubuntu a try Hoping to give a second life to my old , I’ve decided to try this popular lightweight distro. Initial partition setup I followed the instructions from Danatela’s question, including the optional setup of separate /var and /tmp partition. [Read More]