niels / Software / #linux,#ubuntu

Preferring IPv4 over IPv6

As explained in my previous post, I get my IPv6 subnet through a tunnelbroker. This is a great way to use IPv6 when your Internet provider does not yet support it. There’s a downside though: the tunnel adds overhead in terms of both latency and a lower MTU. It also introduces an additional point where […]

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niels / Hardware / #linux,#router

ExtraIP.com and UDM Pro

I’m using IPv4 and IPv6 ranges supplied by extraip.com. (Available in The Netherlands only.) Unfortunately the UDM Pro has no UI for setting up the required tunnels. I had to write a script, which I’m sharing below. My Use Case The script configures dnsmasq to distribute the IPv6 subnet using SLAAC. If you prefer, you […]

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niels / Blog / #linux

Tweaking Elementary OS

Elementary OS has been my favorite desktop distribution for the past 2 years or so. Its out-of-the-box experience is very close to my preferred setup. Nothing is perfect though. Below are the tweaks I apply when installing Elementary OS 6. BTRFS The default Elementary OS install uses an encrypted ext4 partition. If you want to […]

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niels / Blog / #linux

Magic Trackpad 2 with Xorg

Not quite happy with the solution described in my original post, I took another look at the problem and found: Xorg defaults to the libinput driver (just like Wayland), not the synaptics driver. The libinput driver complained about a parse error in /usr/share/libinput/50-system-lenovo.quirks. I ignored the parse error the first time around because I do […]

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niels / Software / #linux,#snap,#wayland,#zsh

Snap apps with Wayland and Zsh

There’s are two longstanding issues using snap apps in Ubuntu. Two issues that still exist in Ubuntu 20.04 beta. Snap apps don’t show up in Gnome’s Activities view when using Wayland instead of Xorg. Snap apps cannot be started from the command-line when using zsh instead of bash. Looking into this, I ran into numerous […]

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niels / Software / #linux

enlightenment?

Inspired by David’s urge to maximize eye candy on his newly installed Linux machine and old memories of a cutting edge Enlightenment DR16 I decided to check out its latest version. Although still beta, the latest version is called E17. It’s a complete rewrite and has been in development for quite some time now. Based […]

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