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How to make Zoom (and other QT applications) scale properly on Ubuntu 20.04 with Fractional Scaling

I have a Lenovo X1 Carbon 4th Gen, running Ubuntu 20.04 – it’s a great laptop, with a 14″ display and a 1080p screen. However, if you run it at 1X display scaling, everything is just a bit too small for comfort. I have found the best display scaling factor for it is 125%. Ubuntu […]


Setting Ubuntu 20.04 to use bfq block scheduler with Ansible

This is a simple ansible config that will set your machine to use the bfq scheduler: Put this in a file called enable_bfq_playbook.yml and then run it with ansible-playbook: Reboot, and you should now have bfq enabled on your disk:

Linux Networking Systems Administration

A script to connect to a Cisco switch and backup the running-config using Python3 and Paramiko

I have been trying to find a way to create a regular backup of my Cisco switch’s running-config, so I can store it in my normal backups. However, after searching online I was able to find some tools that were almost there, but nothing that was quite as flexible as I needed, so I wrote […]

Linux Systems Administration

How to get VMWare Remote Console to install on Kubuntu 19.04 – Probably works on other Ubuntu Versions also

When trying to set up my new Kubuntu install I went to install the VMWare Remote Console, and to my annoyance the installer would fail without any feedback on what was going wrong. Here’s what I needed to do to fix it. To start with , some details of my machines and setup: Date: 2019-05-24 […]


How to Play Age of Empires 3 on Ubuntu Linux using Steam Play – Solving the “Invalid CD Key – Error loading the PID Generator DLL”

This guide is based on one I found here: It was done with the following system: Date: 2019-04-20OS: Ubuntu 19.04Steam Play Version: 4.2-3Graphics: Nvidia GTX 860m with proprietary driver This is to fix the error that you get when trying to run Age of Empires III: “Invalid CD Key! – Error loading the PID […]