I recently got myself a Dell XPS 15 9520 to replace my aging laptop. It's highly Linux-compatible and just following the official installation guide got me 90% of the way of having a well-behaved Arch Linux laptop. One big thing wasn't working, though: 3D graphics!
On any Linux distribution, there's a file located at
/etc/passwd. This file
contains information about users that exist on the system, including their
username, user id, group id and more. In this short article, I'll outline the
structure of the
/etc/passwd file, and also illuminate why it doesn't …