September 26, 2012
I got a new laptop. More on that later, perhaps.
This laptop doesn’t have hardware controls for the screen brightness, it’s done
via software. In linux, this is done via poking at stuff in /sys.
So to make my life easier, I wrote a little Python script to do it in a sane
way. I do a similar thing for the keyboard backlight, but that only has 3
levels of brightness, so the math is much easier.
August 29, 2012
So I’m working with Fedora 17 lately, which uses
systemd. I really want to
like it, there’s a lot of good things here, especially the ability to auto-
restart dead services, which I had been using
The issue is, systemd doesn’t quite seem ready for production use, despite being
adopted by various Linux distributions.
I just spent some time this morning trying to work out why some NFS mounts
configured in /etc/fstab would mount, but others wouldn’t. It appears to be a
timing issue, for some unknown reason, systemd doesn’t load the nfs module
before trying to mount NFS shares.
echo 'nfs' >
At least that’s easy.