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Function keys not working on E15 Gen 2 & linux

I keep on trying different distributions on my E15 Gen 2 laptop. Fedora, KDE Neon, now Kubuntu 20.04 (want to upgrade to 20.10) when it will be ready. First thing is always to install a recent kernel that will not prevent the system coming back from sleep mode. It can be done by following instructions…

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Black image with skype for linux on macbook and ubuntu

This kernel module enables the macbook webcam on linux. On my Ubuntu 20.04 Gnome Cheese works perfectly with the webcam. Skype for linux works also but the video shows the “facetimehd” camera name with a black image. The problem is the way Chromium (yes skype for linux relies on chromium…) handles the camera resolution, for…

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How to change Ubuntu gdm login resolution on a macbook

After installing ubuntu 19.10 on my macbook, I changed the resolution to 2560×1600 and scaling to 100%¬†instead of the default 200%. Ubuntu supports very well the retina screen but the login screen was still at the old resolution after reboot. To have the same resolution during the login with gdm you need to copy the…

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Ubuntu but not orange…

If you like ubuntu but can’t stand this orange/violet melting: sudo apt install vanilla-gnome-desktop Then you will get the vanilla gnome experience, more blueish. https://itsfoss.com/vanilla-gnome-ubuntu/

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Ubuntu 19.04 test

Ubuntu 19.04 a.k.a Disco Dingo will be released in few days. I¬†installed it on my 2015 macbook pro. The release plan is the following: Feature freeze: February 21, 2019 UI freeze: March 14, 2019 Kernel freeze: April 1, 2019 Beta release date: March 28, 2019 Final release date: April 18, 2019 The current iso image…