Archive for May, 2014

Windows 8 install with genuine OEM key on another computer

May 22, 2014 Leave a comment

MS have made it so hard I paid for the OEM version windows 8 on my new ASUS vivobook Its slow so wiped it, but I have an old zotac mini that is running WIN 7 I’d like to upgrade but it won’t happen.

Could this be the cure HERE worth a try 🙂

Categories: Windows 8

Back to Lubuntu but this time Lubuntu 14.04 LTS (64 bit)

May 5, 2014 Leave a comment

Ups and downs I tried AntiX (Debian 7.5) for a few days it works but its not for me, very basic and very minimal but fast

The only reason I swopped from Lubuntu was due to the upgrade which I tried from TERMINAL never again I’ll go back to the UNetbootin option, download latest ISO use UNetbootin and chuck it onto a USB stick. boot up (press ESC on my ASUS S300 and run from USB EASY)

So its installed and NO BLACK SCREEN ISSUE WE HAD WITH UPGRADE VIA TERMINAL, installs fine except its using a US keyboard layout even tho I selected UK I’ve seen the issue prior to installing (in the release notes UK boards have issues)

Fix issue’s LIST

So first fix is UK keyboard (menu – pref – Keyboard input – input method – select + add – close – reboot UK is working FINE)

Brightness control – its there HA – FUNCTION KEY so FN F5-F6 (f5 down F6 up) life is good

USENEXT –  download via there site and install via package manager (nice and simple)

Browser – Official Google Chrome for me – direct download from HERE

Monitor – not ideal on HDMI but if you move your cursor deep into the bottom left the menu is found (it works)

Garmin Connect – files required for usb to from Garmin 500 device (gps tracking for cycling) HERE

HDMI SOUND – no sound from tv when plugged in Use TERMINAL

FIRST: sudo apt-get install xfce4-mixer gstreamer0.10-alsa
THEN : xfce4-mixer

or find it in sound / video - select controls IEC958 TICK HDMI fully working :-) 


May 2, 2014 Leave a comment

AntiX is a bit limited in design/function but great in speed

no battery icon as standard but use terminal and enter below you get the answer

acpi -b  (battery percentage) 
Categories: Terminal, Tips & Hints

AntiX install – fast netbook linux option

May 1, 2014 Leave a comment

Wow I kinda like the retro look and speed is pretty awesome ok my netbook is fairly new but still impressive, you try the demo option via USB

2 things worth noting – connecting to wireless and root password is user: ROOT & Pass: ROOT on the demo

I’ve highlighted this post from anther site for help with WIFI setup HERE

It doesn’t scan unless you add the wlan0 as stated in the instructions, oh and another thing right click on the wifi OFF to ON (easily missed)

there ya go another OS to tinker with next is WILL THE GARMIN 500 CONNECT TO AntiX 🙂

Debian AntiX is different to ubuntu as you don’t install via TERMINAL best get a guide up asap

plenty of surfing tonight and head scratching lol well a night pissing about scanning how the new system works INTERESTING !!!

START MENU  (antiX logo – applications – system tools – metapackage installer and select options / program to install (garmin seems to like opera on linux or midori but not chromium)

**** instructions for debian garmin install go HERE   *****

*** a good write up on AntiX luddite HERE ****

Lubuntu black screen issue on 13.10 after upgrade

May 1, 2014 Leave a comment

Hi all upgraded from the original 12.?? version to 13.04 and last night had a little tinker and did the upgrade via terminal (1st time I’ve upgraded that way, previous was through the software center) all went well and installed after a while downloading.

Only issue is you can’t really see the timescale the install is going to take via terminal where you can on SC, so fired it up and BOOM issue no screen infact just a black screen. at 10.30pm its not the best time to get an upgrade issue (sleepless nights hey)

So at 5 o’clock I dug my trusty Lubuntu 12 out and reinstalled it all over again (FIXED)

So I started looking at what’s next to try, a quick google and I found this write up HERE with links to the best 6 for 2014

going really retro and installing AntiX 13.2 x 64 bit

Categories: Issues, Linux, Lubuntu, Terminal