Fedora 25 Post-Install Guide: Thinkpad X1 Carbon (2015)

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)

Hiatus

Well, it’s been a long time…almost 6 months…since I’ve posted.  That’s quite a hiatus.  A lot has gone on.  Fedora 25 is out, I have a new job, I’ve cooked a lot, and I’ve been in a car accident.

My old job involved my having a ton of spare time – plus my website wasn’t blocked at work.  That means I could cook something or mess with a computer at home, and I could just go to work the next day and write up an article.  Not so anymore.

But, now I’m working from home for a while – since I got in the accident – so I have some time where I can update.  I plan to add more later, I have some frozen meal reviews to write, for instance.

But for now, I’ll just leave you with a picture of my knee.

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Thinkpad OneLink Pro Dock and Linux

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  I did a lot of searching since I run and wanted it to work with Linux, and I found some outdated and/or inaccurate data from over the past several years.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:

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Fedora 24 Post-Install Guide: Thinkpad X1 Carbon (2015)

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.

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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)

Fedora 24 Is Out!

Fedora 24 is finally officially released.  I’ll outline a little about how to upgrade, but I won’t be able to upgrade my own machines until I get home from work.

Stupid work, getting in the way of my Linux upgrades.

Anywho, let’s take a look at the upgrade process to get from 23 to 24 – I’ll just add this for informational purpose, as I’m a stickler for clean installs.  Plus, my 23 installs are fairly recent, so I won’t be losing a ton of stuff there…so I don’t have much of a reason to not to a fresh install.

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