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Smooth backlight transition
#!/bin/bash for user in $(who | cut -d" " -f1); do sudo -u $user xbacklight -set $1 -display :0; done
Pentium II tips and tricks
User experience fiddling around with Arch Linux on my vintage Pentium II workstation.
Yes, Arch Linux will run on a Pentium II 233. Yes, you can develop on it too.
Enable "i8042" and "atkbd" in mkinitcpio if you want to use PS/2 peripherals. There are Xorg video packages out there for legacy GPUs.
Make your swap partition small, about 256MB is enough for Xfce.
I do not recommend you do this on a modern PC.
The aplaymidi program seems to sputter out on my Crystal CS4236 (Yamaha OPL3 compatible chip) if you play certain stuff like passport.mid. In that case, a restart should help.