Fronck's Howto Collection

(For lack of a better term)
This is a wiki maintained by a handful of Linux users. We keep this mostly for our own benefit, but if you find anything of use, feel free to use and/or improve on it :)

Regular Contributors

  • fronck aka. Franck
  • jakob aka. Jakob Jensen

Gnome 3.x Stuff

I like the new Gnome 3 Shell. It isn't to everyone's liking, and it certainly has taken its share of beatings in online reviews.
I like the basic feel and concept though, and as long as I can tweak the kinks out of it, I'll be sticking with it.

Here, you can learn

Sony Vaio Z12 Laptop

I have a (at this point 3.5 years old) Sony Vaio Z12 (model ID VPCZ12Z9E), that I'm always struggling to get everything working on. Here's some hints of what to do and what not to do with this awesome piece of hardware :)

* Kernel .config for Linux 3.6.11. Not everything works,but the most important stuff does

Dell Alienware X51 Desktop

Apple MacPro

Change <key>fn</key> mode

Normally, you need press Fn to get the F1 through F12 keys to work like F-keys on the MacPro keyboard. You can change this behavior with this command:

$ echo 2 > /sys/module/hid_apple/parameters/fnmode

IBM Thinkpad T43p Laptop

Network Stuff:

  • 3G Modem Howto How I installed my Option iCON 225 HSDPA modem for use with Danish ISP Cybercity

Portage Stuff:

Audio Stuff:


Spring Engine:

The Spring RTS Engine is an open source RTS game engine which, unfortunately is rather lacking in documentation, and especially with regards to installation on Gentoo. I have a guide to installing the engine and the Complete Annihilation mod:


Gentoo Server


Software Installation

Gentoo Misc.





start.txt · Last modified: 2016/06/08 17:48 by fronck
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