Mounting an iPhone

Due to several reasons that I will not discuss here, I decided my next phone to be an iPhone SE. Of course, I naively expected that when I plug it in my computer, it will behave. Well, it doesn’t. The phone has iOS 11 and in Slackware 14.2 the system sees it, but there’s no way to mount it. In Slackware -current I can access my photos only. Well, I googled a bit and here’s what I did on -current.
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Microphone mute key

I have a ThinkPad x230 with Sound (mute/unmute), Volume, Microphone (mute/unmute) and Lock Screen physical keys. The Microphone key does not work out-of-the-box, and I finally decided to search a bit for a solution. I found this nice post about Ubuntu.
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Break a line in Inkscape

I have a solid line in Inkscape and I want to insert a line break, say, in the middle. The reason is that I had a relatively complex figure generated as SVG, where I need to colour some lines in half.

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Backup with rsync

I decided to finally get into the habit of backing up my home folder regularly. Till now, I just copied everything to an external hard drive every couple of weeks, which isn’t the smartest way. Therefore, I wanted to do things in a somewhat ‘smarter’ manner.

Sure, I knew about rsync but I had never used it…
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ELILO dual boot

I use a computer that has to have Linux and Windows 10 installed in parallel. Windows came pre-installed and requires UEFI… Therefore I went through Slackware’s instructions “To use UEFI, or not to use UEFI?” before installing Slackware. I told the installer to use ELILO and upon reboot, the system booted straight to Slackware. I installed Slackware -current, but that’s a separate story… Now I want to have the option to dual boot Windows and Linux.
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