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Tag Archives: gentoo

How to squeeze the most of your ancient Thinkpad T20, T21, and T22 on Linux

If you’re like me, you just can’t bring yourself to get rid of a perfectly usable computer, particularly an old Thinkpad workhorse. However, in the case of my Thinkpad T21, even in Linux it is being forced into obsolescence, primarily by the graphics card (01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: S3 Graphics Ltd. 86C270-294 [SavageIX-MV] (rev 13)). […]

/etc/bash/bashrc or ~/.bashrc

One of the things you’ll notice about Linux distros is that they often have different color schemes for the command line. I always found Gentoo’s default to be head and shoulders above all others. That’s great if you’re using Gentoo, but what if you don’t? Well this post includes the full Gentoo .bashrc file (as […]

Installing Linux on Software RAID in 10 Steps

Installing Linux on Software RAID in 10 Steps. While this guide is primarily targeted at Gentoo, the concepts and core operations apply to any distro. This guide is a hybrid of several sources, including the Gentoo wiki (which seems to come and go and come and go…) as well as my own notes from doing many Gentoo installs on Software RAID over the years.