WiFi, Wherefore Art Thou

So it’s been a couple of months since I replaced the keyboard on my Gazelle and I’m still digging it. There’s one other issue that I should mention that I hadn’t really worried about. I noticed the Bluetooth never worked. Since I already had a USB mouse it wasn’t a big deal until I started having other issues. Periodically I’d looked it up but never found any solid solutions. The Gazelle has a dual-purpose Intel 8260 WiFi/Bluetooth adapter and it seemed like there were issues with both the 7260 and 8260 under Linux. It also appeared that the issues were resolved in newer kernels but even upgrading to 4.6 didn’t resolve the issue. Nothing I did could even get the adapter to show up. Read More

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Keyboard Trouble In Paradise

It’s been a while since I got my Gazelle laptop from System76. The matte display continues to wow me every time I turn it on. The speed with the i5 processor and my upgraded SSD makes this a screaming machine. I replaced the stock spinning drive with a 1TB Samsung 850 EVO drive which has been an absolute dream. I’m half tempted, though, to pick up an even faster m2 drive if prices come down enough. But I digress. Read More

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Parsing Linux Logs

I often spend countless hours pouring through server logs. If I think there’s a possible application issue I’ll be sifting through system and application logs. If there’s a connectivity issue I may be digging through Apache logs. Either way, without the proper tools it can be a tedious job. Oh heck, who am I kidding? It’s tedious regardless.
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