Debian Falling Behind In Hardware Compatibility

One of the great controversies in the open source world is manufacturers who supply closed source drivers for their devices for open source operating systems like Linux. Debian uses the term “firmware” to describe these drivers and Debian, more than almost any other Linux distribution out there, prides itself on a firm policy of “officially”… Continue reading Debian Falling Behind In Hardware Compatibility

How to PERMANENTLY disable an input device in Linux (Xorg Display Server)

About 2 months ago I posted on how to use the xinput command (on Ubuntu and derivatives) to disable an input device. This, however, only works until the next time the computer is restarted. In addition, not all distros provide the xinput command; Debian doesn’t, and I haven’t done any research to determine whether this… Continue reading How to PERMANENTLY disable an input device in Linux (Xorg Display Server)