ezyang’s blog

the arc of software bends towards understanding

May, 2015

Ubuntu Vivid upgrade (Xmonad)

Another half year, another Ubuntu upgrade. This upgrade went essentially smoothly: the only things that stopped working were my xbindkeys bindings for volume and suspend, which were easy to fix. Volume up and down If you previously had: #Volume Up "pactl set-sink-volume 0 -- +5%" m:0x10 + c:123 Mod2 + XF86AudioRaiseVolume this syntax no longer […]

  • May 29, 2015

Width-adaptive XMonad layout

My usual laptop setup is I have a wide monitor, and then I use my laptop screen as a secondary monitor. For a long time, I had two XMonad layouts: one full screen layout for my laptop monitor (I use big fonts to go easy on the eyes) and a two-column layout when I'm on […]

  • May 2, 2015