So, it’s been a long time without any news – time for an update. A new job, and all kinds of other things have gotten in the way. I’ve made some changes to try to be as open source, Linux, and privacy-minded as I can.
Due to a whole range of problems and issues surrounding updating from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to 16.04 LTS, I’m in the process of migrating to a new Linode that I’ve set up. This site will be going up and down over the next few hours, and will also probably be throwing out some SSL certificate errors as I get everything moved over and troubleshoot.
I know I’ve been laid up for a little while, and I know that Fedora 25 has been out for a few weeks, but here’s my updated guide for installing and configuring Fedora 25 on the Thinkpad X1 Carbon (2015). Not much has changed, in fact it becomes a little easier every release…more and more of the hardware is supported by the kernel by default, and Gnome is getting better with every release at dealing with HIDPI displays. (Of course, you can ignore the HIDPI stuff if you got the model with the 1080p display.) I still have the same issue with the fingerprint sensor – but it’s a minor issue. It lights up any time the computer asks for a password (including in the terminal) and doesn’t turn off – even after you type in your password – until you run your finger across it. Again, minor issue.
Not much has changed since I wrote the last one, so a lot of this is largely copied and pasted from my last guide. Continue reading Fedora 25 Post-Install Guide: Thinkpad X1 Carbon (2015)
I’ve been searching for a while for a good docking solution for my X1 Carbon…and I’ve settled on Lenovo’s Thinkpad OneLink Pro dock. I did a lot of searching since I run and wanted it to work with Linux, and I found some outdated and/or inaccurate data from over the past several years. I wanted to add a new data point, and hopefully it will help someone else in a similar situation.
Here’s the dock:
As promised, here is my post-install list for the Thinkpad X1 Carbon (2015 model, 3rd gen). I spent most of yesterday evening and this afternoon getting things set the way I want, and I love it so far. I have one nagging issue – the fingerprint sensor – but everything else is working well. I’ll address my issue at the bottom.
A few things have changed since I wrote the last one, so I’m going to basically start from scratch. Continue reading Fedora 24 Post-Install Guide: Thinkpad X1 Carbon (2015)