Archive for January, 2014

Web browsers for Linux

January 27, 2014 Leave a comment

Only writing this as opera is a pain in the arse and you get the AMD64 error when installing direct from opera’s website, so had a scan about and the fix is up and nice and easy via TERMINAL

you can find the full write up HERE always good to share 🙂

Copy and paste and enjoy

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb stable non-free" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/opera.list'
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install opera

gotta love linux, it kinda makes you work but not really hard. Or is it think about things ?

Lubuntu – hints and tips (problem solving)

January 20, 2014 Leave a comment

A few days in Lubuntu is pretty good, nothing fancy design wise but practical and pretty slick not as slick as BODHI but it works. 

as normal we get the standard issues, HDMI volume has no easy panel like mint 15 (eg right click on volume when plugged in and select hdmi) you need to enter the depths of the gnome player to alter the hdmi sound output (easy but you need to find it as always) 

the next I somehow removed the main menu mystery but hey ho very very easy fix (right click then advanced you get the option to show menus by windows manager tick the box and move on) OK so having done that right click enter terminal and enter this lxpanelctl restart and bingo the menu is back and we can move on. 

booting up could be quicker if I’m being honest 


Categories: HDMI, Issues, Lubuntu, Tips & Hints

No success with Bodhi with WIFI so Lubuntu

January 18, 2014 Leave a comment

Lubuntu is fast very fast but also very basic in style, but functional things just open FAST 🙂 wifi signal issue that could’nt be cured with the fix a few posts below and an afternoon google searching is already 79% rather than 25% we had with bodhi the ath9k fault is common its not bodhi’s fault.

so the asus is fast at last we moved from windows 8 OMG that’s plain crap to linux mint 15 better but not what were after.

onwards to a faster system hopefully

Saturday boredom time to swop the OS on the laptop

January 18, 2014 Leave a comment

AS always the boredom kicks in and having moved away from Windows 8 on the new ASUS laptop we had a good time with linux mint 15 but its time for something new so lets try and get BOHDI linux installed and tried

619mb download took around 10 mins from there download section

use software manager and grab UNetbootin (install) and make USB version


Format your USB drive – us Gparted from the software center (real easy)  does everything you need and as always FREE AWESOME

Windows 8 disc options

January 8, 2014 Leave a comment

Issue installing my backup over windows 7 should not be a problem I bought the windows 8 copy with my new laptop so I can d what I want but as usual MICROSOFT have a different attitude and make it hard

tech post HERE