Showing posts from July, 2023

Dell Alienware m17 R4 disassembly

Needed to change the keyboard on my Dell Alienware m17 R4 and couldn't find images online to prepare myself for what will need to do when I started. So I took them while I was in the process of doing it, to help someone else in the future. And here are two advices before starting. 1) There is one connector where you need be extra careful. You can see it at image 1 with blue arrow. It is glued with black tape over it so don't try to remove it quickly or you will broke the upper plastic of the connector. Image 1 - week connector! 2) You will need very small screwdriver to remove keyboard at the end. Don't start with dissembling the laptop if you don't have one.   If this saves you some time or a connector, you can thank me by buying me a coffee.

Linuxdeployqt Icons missing in AppImage

Recently I wanted to build a Gridcoin wallet in docker and everything was successful until I started a wallet and then noticed that icons were missing. That was strange because I didn't get any error while building it which I think is partial fault of Gridcoin itself. Figure 1 - Left is properly build AppImage with icons and right without icons It took me some time to figure out what was missing so here are steps that I have done. I was lucky enough that on my main machine, everything was working properly so I used --appimage-extract on both AppImages created in my machine and in docker and I compared the output. chmod +x Gridcoin.AppImage ./Gridcoin.AppImage --appimage-extract What I found out that docker ouput was missing iconengines plugin . So I installed libqt5svg5 with apt install -y libqt5svg5 and next time when I crated AppImage with: linuxdeployqt /Gridcoin-Research/build/src/qt/gridcoinresearch -appimage and when I started App icons showed up.  If you find this useful yo