Current total boot time: 22 seconds. (from BIOS load to full boot: less than 10 seconds).
sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configurationto change system keyboard layout to Dvorak.
loadkeys. My keymap is, fundamentally:
keymaps 0-127 keycode 58 = Escape keycode 1 = CtrlL_Lock
(this is not quite it, because I also changed all the Meta keys + Caps Lock to map to Meta_Escape. But I’ll probably never use this anyway.)
$ sudo loadkeys swap_caps_esc.kmap
$ sudo mkdir -p /usr/share/keymaps/ $ sudo mv swap_caps_esc.kmap /usr/share/keymaps/ $ sudo chown root /usr/share/keymaps/swap_caps_esc.kmap $ sudo chgrp root /usr/share/keymaps/swap_caps_esc.kmap
$ sudo vi /etc/systemd/system/swap_caps_esc.service
[Unit] Description=Swap CapsLock and Escape [Service] Type=oneshot ExecStart=/bin/sh -c "/usr/bin/loadkeys /usr/share/keymaps/swap_caps_esc.kmap" [Install] WantedBy=multi-user.target
$ sudo systemd enable swap_caps_esc.service
It is sadly impossible to configure the console terminal very much. But I tried my best.
$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure console-setup
settermget reverted as soon as any command wants to use colors within its output.
I was surprised that there’s a new end user interface to install Debian/Ubuntu
software. The new (to me) command is called
apt and it’s a replacement for
aptitude which I used to use. It provides nicely configured
Programs (all installed with
sudo apt install ____):
powertop(the one system management program I need)
vim-tinyis too small – I want my syntax highlighting!)
clangand friends (
elinks-doc(to read documentation)
That’s it! My tiny SSD only has 5GB used – 90% free space!
For some inexplicable reason, sometimes when rebooting my laptop it fails to pick the correct font and reverts back to the ugly, tiny default font. I don’t know how to fix this long-term. I fixed it short-term by re-running
sudo dpkg-reconfigure console-setup
a bunch of times, and rebooting until it worked. My best guess is some kind of race condition / misconfiguration of the boot process. But I really have no idea how that could happen.