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Ubuntu 18.04 fan control on a Dell XPS 9570 laptop

Posted on Tue 19 March 2019 in desktop • Tagged with open source, ubuntu, hardware

Some weeks ago I bought a Dell XPS 9570 laptop to run Ubuntu Linux 18.04 natively. Installing Ubuntu was done using github project that patches the default Ubuntu iso to match the hardware config of the Dell XPS pretty closely.

R2D2 Dell XPS with stickers

The only minor annoyance was the system fans slightly …


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govroam wifi settings Ubuntu 18.04

Posted on Mon 11 June 2018 in desktop • Tagged with open source, ubuntu

Today I tried to connect my laptop running Ubuntu 18.04 to the govroam wifi network (equivalent to the eduroam thing I guess?).

Tux the Linux Penguin

The default settings supplied by Ubuntu did not work and I could not find any official documentation specific for Ubuntu.

These are the settings that worked for …


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Ubuntu on a Macbook Pro tweaks

Posted on Mon 11 June 2018 in desktop • Tagged with open source, ubuntu

Last weekend I wiped my Macbook Pro 15″ late 2013 and installed Ubuntu 18.04 on it. The install was painless, but there were some tiny bits and pieces missing as to hardware settings and drivers.

Ubuntu logo

I was able to fix most issues searching the web, but I thought I …


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