First attempts to fixing
The fix (wip, hopefully coming)
This is a common problem in recent distributives of linux, according to my searches online.
After a fresh installation of Mint (xfce version, a very pleasant lightweight operating system) on [yet another] my laptop, I noticed that the brightness of the monitor was low.
Sometimes the system did respond to pressing brightness buttons on the keyboard (Fn+Brightness Up/Down), but the response was weird and chaotic.
I’ve been trying to make Windows key work as Super key in Linux Mint (Mate edition),
as this would be natural after using Windows for quite a long time.
I tried Keyboard Shortcuts,
then searched for the keycode of the Windows key on my machine,
and when that didn’t lead to anything, I tried searching.
Seems like this is a known issue and WIP (hopefully, it will work some day) in Mate(
Here is the post I found:
Windows key (Super L) is not working.
That’s enough to stop searching for a while… Hmm.
showkey (must be run in virtual console, not under graphical user interface*):
‘Windows key’ (left): keycode 125
‘Enter’: keycode 28
HP Compaq nx6310
After installing Linux Mint () I discovered that the usual (and very useful!) shortcut for launching terminal does not work in Mint Mate.
So, to start terminal, I have to go to Menu, then to Accessories, and only after that launch the Terminal.
Not very handy, when usually all you have to do is to hit:
So, recently had some troubles with running screenshot application in Peppermint, and AFAIU the problem could be linked to outdated system. Could be true, so I have had to check the version of the linux distributive I use (some version of Peppermint).
In this post I explain how I’ve made a small RSI -combating utility boot automatically with lubuntu.
Problem with autostarting.
After installing a very nice utility to keep track of working on the computer, Workrave [workrave.org],
I found out, it doesn’t autostart in lubuntu (unlike in Windows 7, where it autostarts with Windows OS).