Tag: Linux

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hashstress - Hardware stress test using hash calculations

This post is about a little script I wrote named: hashstress. It's intended for stressing and testing the correctness of disk I/O, cache, memory and processing subsystems for an extended period of time. The basic idea is to generate files with random content and repeatedly calculate hash checksums verifying …

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Setting individual mouse pointer speeds in Linux with micetune

This post is about micetune, a Python script I wrote for setting individual pointer speeds for different mouse devices in Linux, with the ability to reduce the speed beyond what the control center setting allows. The script changes the real pointer speed without involving acceleration.

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Linux Mint 18 on Lenovo T420s

I recently installed Linux Mint 18 on my old trusty Lenovo Thinkpad T420s. This post is about the tweaks and tools I used to make the machine run great. Read on for tweaks specific to Thinkpads, general tweaks for laptops and tips relevant for dual booting Windows and Linux.

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Linux Mint 15 on Lenovo Thinkpad T420s, Installation and tweeks

This is an unedited republication of how I installed Linux on my then new laptop. The post first appeared on larsee.dk. Some of the tips are out of date now, so this is mostly for the historical perspective. I am still using that same old T420s as of writing this. It's the most reliable computer I have ever owned.

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