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I had very similar problems with my i3 setup, but with help from people on this forum I got it to work like this:

I have the monitor setup in my .xprofile

# Monitors
(sleep 2 && xrandr --output eDP1 --mode 1366x768 --pos 277x1080 --output HDMI1 --primary --mode 1920x1080 --pos 0x0) &

But the nitrogen bit in my i3 config with a 2 s sleep

# wallpaper
exec --no-startup-id sleep 2 && nitrogen --restore

I think it was something to do with my monitors taking time to initialise or something.
I could be wrong


I discovered xinput list and xinput float and after putting the latter in my .xprofile i can now do this with my broken keyboard lappy:



hello frankenstein!, Those are the best. Had at least 2 like that in the past. The gifts that keeps on giving. Man one of them was a Fedora 10-20 install… with the lion wallpaper. I had turned it into a router and was using crunchbang ee-pc netbooks connected to it. That was when I lived in Mexico.


maybe even earlier can’t remember

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it was 11



I am almost sad that I have a new Thinkpad T16 arriving tomorrow

Thanks to people here, notably @eight_bit_al & @PackRat , the ASUS runs like a dream with Windows 10 (for work :frowning: ) and the Linux Swap on an SSD in the original bay, and ArchLabs on an SSD in a caddy in the DVD bay.

But its starting to fail in terms of hardware (keyboard, touchpad, power button cable etc) and I cant have that worry for my main work and home machine

But after Friday I can just enjoy nurturing it with no sense of dread

And put it with my Archlabs ASUS EeePC, ASUS S200E, Thinkpad 410s collection …


Nice, posting from a thinkpad T15 with cats on it.

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@leigh They’re durable. ArchLabs Pet Screenshot Thread - #373 by cog

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Great to hear that someone like you likes the T15!

But I hope my cocker Spaniel doesn’t lie on it (although sometimes I think he’s a cat in drag - hates water and is instantly on your lap when you sit down, and actually growl/purrs/snores when you scratch his tum)

I wanted the 16" screen, and went for the i7 - because … and because I may do some numerical FEA/CFD analyses for work on it, and I tend to overstretch for future proofing, hopefully if the hardware is as robust as they say it will last me even longer than the ASUS did (does).

16GB plus an empty slot too

I am actually quite excited, as you can probably tell

I love the 410s I recently got handed down too, feels lovely and solid

Your dog has the guiltiest looks I’ve ever seen.

There is a reason for that …

Those furr babies are bad.

Spent all day furminating my house. Luckily the pets slept until after I was done. Let’s see how long it takeS for them to destroy it.

But, shaking the tablecloth doesnt have to be done outside and dropping toast wrong way up, or any food or drink on the floor is no problem with a Hairy Hoover

Well sounds like your daughter and pup are in cahoots. Toast wise.

Nice pimpin in there @leigh

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Of course this is fucking impossible when dualbooted into Windows :rofl:
Whatever the multitude of cloned pages tell you about simply uninstalling the driver - uninstall requires a reboot to implement and then it automatically reinstalls at boot :rofl:

@leigh Do a search for “disable laptop keyboard Windows 10/11”.

There is a configuration tool buried within Windows that allows you to turn off the reinstall required drivers feature.

I think this is it. You’ll want to verify it.


If you have multiple machines @leigh, recommend a dedicated Win box & seperate Linux machine. In my experiences, dual booting was never worth the hassle and time to ensure it would work out. For me, simplifying was more beneficial than complication.

Your experiences may be different.

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