Archive for June, 2019

QuickJump: bookmark your directories and switch between them easily

June 30, 2019 Leave a comment

I made a little project that facilitates jumping between directories in the command line. You can find it here: . Visit the GitHub page for more info.


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Make a GIF of your terminal and insert it in your GitHub README

June 30, 2019 Leave a comment

For your shiny new GitHub project you want to make an animated GIF and insert it in the README file.

I found a blog post about it here. In short:

$ ttyrec demo
# do some stuff
$ ttygif demo
# the result is in tty.gif

Under Manjaro I could install the packages ttyrec and ttygif with yay.

And then you can insert the GIF in your like this:

![GIF Demo](demo/demo.gif)
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ASUS VivoBook S530F: how to install the Windows 10 drivers?

I got a new laptop at my workplace, an ASUS VivoBook S530F. I wanted to make a dual-boot system with Windows 10 and Manjaro. First, I installed Windows 10 on it. For creating a bootable USB stick, I followed this guide (I used gparted). Windows 10 installed successfully but I had no wifi. Fine, let’s install the drivers from the included DVD. Some drivers went up, but the installation of the wifi driver terminated with a DLL error. This error was produced by a file called pnputil.exe. Hmm… OK, then let’s connect an Ethernet cable. Oh, but this slim laptop has no Ethernet connection! Using another machine, I downloaded the wifi driver from the ASUS home page, I could install it, but nothing happened. The wifi was still dead.

It turned out that the file pnputil.exe is part of the Windows and you can find it in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. On the DVD there were about 18 copies of this file and by comparing their sizes, there were at least 3 different versions. On the official DVD! Congratulations!

So I copied the content of the DVD to the hard drive and overwrote all instances of pnputil.exe with the one from the System32 folder. Then I launched the installation wizard and it installed all the drivers without any DLL error message.

Update: Installing Manjaro
After Windows 10, I installed Manjaro in a separate partition. Under Windows 10 I downloaded the Manjaro ISO and wrote it on a USB stick with Rufus in dd mode. During the installation I created a swap partition and a root partition. Here I got a warning that an EFI partition is necessary. The Windows 10 installer created a FAT32 partition of size 100 MB. I selected this partition and specified it to be mounted under /boot/efi. The installer flagged it automatically as “esp”. Then the installation went on without any problem and my wifi card was recognized out-of-the-box.

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