Add Suspend and Hibernate to GNOME 3 shell status menu in CentOS 7

Posted on Sat 10 January 2015 in blog

I spent days searching for the Suspend option in my new CentOS 7 installation.

Well, I finally found it, but it wasn't as easy as you'd expect.

GNOME suspend menu option

First you need to install a couple things:

$ sudo yum install gnome-shell-extension-alternative-status-menu gnome-tweak-tool

Next, log-out and log back in.

Then, use gnome-tweak-tool to …

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Dual Booting with GRUB2 (CentOS 7) and Windows 7

Posted on Sat 03 January 2015 in blog

TL;DR: You need to install the ntfs-3g package, in order for os-prober to detect Windows installations. This allows grub2-mkconfig to automatically generate an entry for dual-booting into Windows.

Doing a lot more hardware hacking these days, I've felt constrained running Linux in a VM all the time. I was …

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