Aaron’s Blog

A place for my thoughts on things, tips & tricks, and maybe a review or two.

Mobile Linux (Phosh) in 2024 Tue, Apr 23, 2024

The issues with Linux on Mobile devices including tablets this year!

New devices! This year I have the following devices instead of the PinePhone to review Phosh: OnePlus 6T (Phone) Lenovo IdeaPad Duet (Tablet) These…

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A review of the Thinkpad X13s with Ubuntu Linux Thu, Mar 21, 2024

This review is mainly with Ubuntu 23.10 but a little on Ubuntu 24.04

Preface I purchased this system from Amazon’s Renewed Store and the listing for this model is also in that link if you wanted to…

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Packaging up COSMIC in NixOS Fri, Feb 23, 2024

The work so far to get COSMIC on NixOS

From the beginning Let’s first start what COSMIC is and it’s history, we’ll look at the first blog post from System76 (the company behind…

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Hosting on NixOS Thu, Jul 6, 2023

Running NixOS on Linode VPS for services like Jekyll, Mastodon and Nextcloud.

Installing on Linode I’ve been using Linode for a while and I used this article to install NixOS on a Linode. Now I was…

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Installing NixOS on the Pinebook Pro Fri, Jan 20, 2023

Getting the server up and running

Creating the install media We can use the ARM ISO files on NixOS.org and if you want a GUI to connect to your network…

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Mobile Linux (Phosh) Sun, Jan 1, 2023

The issues with Linux on Mobile devices

UI/UX Issues Below we’ll most often see issues: FilePicker New windows for certain sections of applications like Settings Application Issues As we enter into…

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Mobile NixOS Fri, Dec 30, 2022

Running NixOS on mobile devices like the PinePhone

Installing Tow-Boot Tow-Boot instead of U-Boot (you can read the differences here) so we’ll need to make sure we install it on the eMMC…

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Installing Armian 22.08 Mon, Sep 26, 2022

How to get a booting system if installed on the eMMC

Installing to microSD card Download the image file from here. You can use the Disks application if you are on GNOME or similar desktops…

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Automounting a drive in NixOS Fri, Sep 2, 2022

Setting a drive to automount at boot

After you create the mount point then we’ll add that drive to our `/etc/nixos/configuration.nix’: fileSystems.”/mnt/ExtraDrive” = { device = “/dev/disk/by-uuid/72315f9e-ceda-4152-8e8d-09590affba28”; fsType = “ext4”; };…

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Unstable software in NixOS Sat, Jun 18, 2022

Keeping the system stable with unstable packages

Installing newer software Recently I ran into this bug with the stable (22.05 at this writing) of the ProtonVPN software in NixOS. A way…

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Welcome to NixOS Sat, Jun 18, 2022

This is my adventure so far

Automate the OS With NixOS you can setup your OS using the “configuration.nix” file which is in “/etc/nixos” and mine enables the following: Xorg…

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systemd-boot and efibootmgr Fri, Apr 15, 2022

Making dual-booting easier!

systemd-boot Systemd-boot started with just support for UEFI which means the code base is much smaller when compared to GRUB which has a ton…

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Flashing different OSes on your PinePhone Fri, Jan 14, 2022

A tutorial for flashing your PinePhone

NOTE: This was done on a PinePhone 3GB model but the steps should apply to the 2G as well. Terms JumpDrive JumpDrive is software…

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Desktop Linux Part 2 Sun, Nov 21, 2021

My general thoughts of Desktop Linux

I would suggest reading Part 1 before reading this post. The Need to Evolve I now understand the pain points of the ground falling…

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Desktop Linux Part 1 Tue, Nov 16, 2021

My general thoughts of Desktop Linux

NOTE: This isn’t a beginner focused post as I will be using Linux terminology. About me and my Linux Journey I’ve been using Linux…

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Review of the Ridge Wallet Thu, Oct 14, 2021

Going over the Aluminum Gunmetal with Cash Strap

NOTE: I bought this wallet with my own money and Ridge had no involvement with this review at all. Some Background I’ve used a…

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Review of the PinePhone (postmarketOS 3GB version) Mon, Sep 6, 2021

Kinda of a current state article of the device as well

NOTE: I’ve had the PinePhone for about 1 year though it has never been my daily driver. It has been running Arch Linux ARM…

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Review of the PineTime (sealed) Sun, Sep 5, 2021

My brief review of the PineTime

NOTE: I’ve had the PineTime for about 2 weeks or so which means take this review lightly. If you have any questions please do…

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Welcome to my blog! Sun, Aug 29, 2021

I finally have a space on the Internet!

What will be here My personal thoughts and links to current projects or life events that are happening What won’t be here Ads Tracking…

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