Plantronics C520 headset

Plantronics Blackwire C520

I’ve always been a fan of Sennheiser. I have a Sennheiser HD 218 because its on-ear and not too big.
But on my work, I’m constantly switching between a headphone and a headset for using Skype or Google Hangouts.
Time to find a headset that delivers the Sennheiser sound with a microphone for conferencing.

After an intense search I found the Plantronics C520.


Fix the brightness function keys on Ubuntu

Ubuntu brightness

If you’re running Ubuntu with discrete graphics on a Thinkpad T530, it’s most likely that the brightness function keys don’t work.
This happens when you’re using the proprietary Nvidia driver.

Luckily, this is easy to fix by adding one line to the /etc/X11/xorg.conf configuration.