Debian

How to compile KiCad 5.1.x for Debian 10

I was looking to use InteractiveHtmlBom plugin for KiCad but unfortunately, Debian maintainers did not set KICAD_SCRIPTING option in the official package. After a few failing attempts I even tested the official flatpak package but it is an old version (currently 4.x) and scripting is not enabled too.

So I dug further until it actually succeeds to compile :-)

Thinkpad T440p & fingerprint sensor under Linux

There are a lot of pages stating that the Thinkpad T440p fingerprint sensor is not working well under Linux, but those are old and outdated. For me it worked well after figured out which packets to install:

Linux/Gnome - Associate an application with a filetype

I lost some time figuring out how to associate “.stl” extensions with Slic3r. Gnome wrote a good documentation but it is not obvious to find. I did not use the package manager for that because I wanted the up to date AppImage.