Brightness keys on Linux Mint for Acer E3-111

Enabling brightness control is moderately easy (I’m pretty sure they worked out of the box on slackware). Go to https://github.com/codingtony/acer-brightness-linux-acpi and follow the instructions. Change /etc/acpi/events/acer-tm-brightness-down and /etc/acpi/events/acer-tm-brightness-up with the correct events: event=video/brightnessdown BRTDN 00000087 00000000 and event=video/brightnessup BRTUP 00000086 00000000 Restart acpid and the…

Running gcp.py from cron

On my backup server I run gcp.py from gdatacopier to backup my google docs. I had to fix two issues in order to get it to run from a bash script: – the PYTHONPATH had to be exported prior to running,…

mono 3.10 on slackware 64 bit

I installed mono using sbopkg and found the following issue while trying to run keepass: System.TypeInitializationException: An exception was thrown by the type initializer for Mono.Unix.Native.Syscall —> System.DllNotFoundException: /usr/lib/libMonoPosixHelper.so at (wrapper managed-to-native) Mono.Unix.Native.Syscall:get_at_fdcwd () at Mono.Unix.Native.Syscall..cctor () [0x00000] in <filename…