Reboot instead of shut down

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad S430 laptop. Occasionally, when I want to shut down the machine, it would power off and a second later turn on again. Seems to happen more often when using the battery, but I am not sure. I am using XFCE and this happens when I select shut down from the Log out menu. This behaviour can be really annoying if you are on a hurry… Read the rest of this entry »

Touchpad scroll

My old laptop’s touchpad works but the scroll does not. I’ve been lazy to fix it, but finally peeked at Arch linux’ wiki. So, I just copied the example .conf file /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d and modified it according to the wiki example: Read the rest of this entry »