Frequently Asked Questions

Screen rotation on X200 Tablet

Regarding display rotation and digitizer pen input rotation. The bezel of the screen has a button for rotating the screen 90 degrees at a time. On MATE desktop it does rotate it, but not the digitizer. To fix this, look at Eemeli’s notes on Trisquel forums:

These notes apply to the default MATE desktop that Trisquel 8 comes with.

What happened to the Libreboot D16?

See: This is a new, high-end workstation and server product which comes with entirely free boot firmware, similar to Libreboot.

The TALOS II is vastly superior to the Libreboot D16, not just because of performance, but also this one crucial reason:

Raptor Engineering is the first company on earth to attempt to become a libre OEM, manufacturing hardware and preinstalling libre software (including boot firmware) straight from the factory.

For the sake of the free software community, we have decided to discontinue Minifree’s Libreboot D16.

What payment methods do you accept??

Wire transfer. When you place an order, you will receive an invoice afterwards, containing wiring instructions. For historical context, refer to our PayPal hate page.

What about warranty and shipping times?

See delivery and return policy

What’s the username and password?

On all laptops shipped by Minifree, the default username is user and the password is cuser90r (or password)

You must change at least the password immediately, because this is generic and not secure, used on every minifree laptop that is shipped.

What is Libreboot?

Libreboot is a free BIOS replacement, for core hardware initialization. It starts a bootloader, when will then boot your operating system. See for more information.

You can also find libreboot-specific technical support from that website.

What if I brick my laptop when updating libreboot?

Instructions are available on the libreboot website, for updating when new versions are released. Although the instructions are meticulously well-written, with the aim to reduce mistakes by newbies, accidents can still happen.

If you brick your Minifree laptop when updating libreboot, Minifree will unbrick it for free if you send it back to us.

Why Minifree?

Ministry of Freedom is a joke name, based on the ministries in the orwell 1984 novel. The irony is that freedom is a banned word in the newspeak dictionary. The very concept is thoughtcrime. It was the first name we could come up with off the top of our heads, when deciding on a better company name (Minifree was originally named Gluglug). It just seemed appropriate.