Kevin Thomas Development


How to use hardware acceleration with Flatpak Firefox

December 9, 2020

This is how I was able to get hardware acceleration working on Flatpak Firefox (version 83.0 at the time of writing this). Note that I am using an AMD GPU for this, though I believe it should work with other brands as well. This guide is for the Xorg display server:

My Linux desktop

November 15, 2020

My Linux Desktop Screenshot (Click here for a full sized screenshot)

How to install and run Ableton Live 10 on Debian

July 22, 2020

There are a few caveats to installing and running Ableton Live 10 on Linux, and I initially had some issues getting it working on Debian that I couldn’t find solutions for online. Here’s how I got it working:

Home server setup

July 18, 2020

For the past few months, I’ve been interested in switching from a lot of the proprietary cloud services I use to self hosted free and open source alternatives. Back in late June, after a lot of research, I finally bought my first home server to accomplish this. I ended up getting a Dell Poweredge R220 server with the following specs:

  • Intel Xeon E3-1240 V3 8M Cache 3.40 GHz Quad Core (8 Threads)
  • 4x 4gb 10600E DDR3 Memory
  • H310 Raid Controller
  • 2x Brand New 1TB SAS Hard Drives