Category Archives: Linux

amd_iommu=off or amd_iommu=fullflush

Hundreds of years ago the poet William Shakespeare wrote: To be, or not to be? Today, users of some HP Notebook laptops with AMD CPU (like HP Notebook 15-ba006nm) wanting to have Linux often have different dilemma: amd_iommu=off or amd_iommu=fullflush … Continue reading

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Laptop’s screen blank after detaching from a docking station

On Linux Mint 18.3 64-bit with MATE 1.18 running on Lenovo ThinkPad L470 laptop I’m experiencing the blank screen after detaching the laptop from a docking station. Usually the scenario is like that: laptop is sitting on a docking station … Continue reading

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Docker-compose, Windows 10/Linux/Bamboo and containers’ IP address

Last time I was playing a little bit with setting up a Docker-compose environment with couple of applications running in separate containers and communicating with them from the host machine. A program running on a host machine needed to know … Continue reading

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No Windows in boot menu after installing Linux Mint 18.3

Last days I needed to install Linux on a computer having pre-installed Windows. I wasn’t installing Linux next to Windows for many years and the previous time it was a plain PC with BIOS and Windows XP and all went … Continue reading

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How to install Skype 8 on Linux (Ubuntu & Mint)

An installation of Skype in version 8.xx is a little bit different than it was with Skype 4.xx from what I found. As of writing this the current version of Skype is 8.11 and the procedure that I’ve checked on … Continue reading

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How to add a key binding to toggle a touchpad under Linux

My previous laptop (Asus) had a special key on its keyboard to toggle the touchpad. It was working out of the box with Linux Mint & the Mate desktop environment – there was a special support for it. My new … Continue reading

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Problems with Linux on a HP Notebook

This is a documentation of my tries to get a properly working Linux desktop environment on a brand new laptop: HP Notebook 15-ba006nm (P/N: 1BV18EA). This hardware contains: APU: AMD A10 9600P. It has integrated GPU: Radeon R5, 3rd generation … Continue reading

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