Dell XPS setup

01.09.2018, to see all post click here.

CPU frequency:

thus grub line in /etc/default/grub works.

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash acpi_rev_override=1 acpi_osi=Linux drm.vblankoffdelay=1 mem_sleep_default=deep intel_pstate=enable nouveau.blacklist=1"

also try:

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash mem_sleep_default=deep intel_pstate=enable nouveau.blacklist=1"


Emoji Selector - GNOME Shell Extensions

Hide Top Bar - GNOME Shell Extensions

Workspace Grid - GNOME Shell Extensions

I use this extension to disable win+<int> keyboard switching behavior - on default it switches between apps where as I wan't to be able to switch between desktops.

Dash to Dock - GNOME Shell Extensions

Installing Linux


Ctrl / swap

Ask ubuntu

Gnome tweak tool > Keyboard & mouse > Additional Layout option > Ctrl position

GPU settings

Fingerprint reader


That project seems inactive.

Model 27c6:5395, use lsusb

Firefox settings


sudo ufw default deny
sudo ufw enable


Keyboard shortcuts

SUPER+<int> behavior: link

gsettings set org.gnome.mutter overlay-key ''

That does not work, maybe i need to modify source code.

Bash setup

sudo apt-get install git-core bash-completion


Quiet fans:

sudo apt install smbios-utils
sudo smbios-thermal-ctl --set-thermal-mode quiet

The supported thermal modes are:

sudo cpufreq-set -r -g performance
sudo cpufreq-set -r -g powersave

Disabling effects:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface enable-animations false

But should I really be doing that? Well everything feels so much faster...


Sometimes the touchpad opens 50x tabs.