The T510 finally got here. Tonight i begin fiddling and, time permitting, install .

Anybody know if ever got softmodem support (like the linmodem project). This is entirely for giggles, i do not need the modem in my laptop, itd just be fun to have it working.

Heh the keyboard light is a literal led above the monitor!


Its currently not seeing the bluetooth...

So windows doesn't see the bluetooth but linux on the clonezilla drive does.... ah well good enough for me. Backup time.

So gave a few errors but i think it worked. If not I have the product key if i need windows.

I verified all the HW I could before the install.

The Bluetooth sorted itself which is good because i didn't wanna take it all apart to access the daughter board.

I went through the install ok and installed , curl, doas, tmux, and ohmyzsh ok.

Installed and slim but they didn't work till i actually installed xorg. Apparently pkg doesn't consider it a prereq.


That was as far as I got last night. Slim doesn't yet dump me into mate because i haven't setup any of my configs yet.

Next steps are to get X up and going properly. Also to see how many of the fn keys and stuff i can get working.

Im reading through Absolute as i do this so I'll be configuring stuff as I learn.

Im also interested in setting up an ubuntu jail so i have it as a fallback for software.

Got a chance to fiddle with it some more, the fn key just started working after a few reboots. Not sure what (if anything) i did to get this working.

Got x and mate running ok. So far i like pkg but what it doesnt consider dependencies is kinda weird. Like how is xorg and dbus not prereqs for ?

Played with the linux compatibility layer but couldn't get the edex-ui appimage running yet.

I need to work through some more chapters of Absolute so i can fiddle with some optimization

@Capheind I know you are not asking for advise, so feel free to ignore it, but this could save you time:

Remember to enable slim and dbus in rc.conf and to setup an executable $HOME/.xinitrc with contents equivalent to:

#!/bin/sh -e
export LANG=ca_ES.UTF-8
exec xfce4-session

@evilham nice try xfce mafia, but you wont get me that way either!!

@evilham LOL! I see what you did there. 😉 Nice catch, @Capheind! They won't get us! 🧉

BTW, I think you have to set .xinitrc (or .xsession if you're using a login manager) to load MATE with "ck-launch-session mate-session". @solene posted about it on her blog.

@claudiom @Capheind @solene XD I use #hikari on Wayland actually, just meant that it's something in that direction, modulo language and WM :-D.

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