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Removing trackpad from ASUS S300

February 4, 2017 Leave a comment

Easiest fastest way is to enter BIOS – restart and press ESC and then diable internal pointer, forget disabling drivers etc it doesn’t work, well for me

So much easier this way and easy to reverese if required by simply doing it all again but re-enable it.

Lifes made easy

Asus S300 has been great since I upgraded the HDD to SSD but the trackpad went mental so wireless mouse is back in action.

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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 ūüôā

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 Рapplications Рsystem tools Рmetapackage 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 ****

Dual boot windows 8 & Linux mint 15

October 26, 2013 Leave a comment

Download linux mint 15 and use something like unetbootin then enter bios and  do that follow these steps:

  • When your notebook booting press F2
  • Go to Boot page and Enable “Launch CSM” option.
  • Then go to security page and disable the “Security boot controle”.
  • Now save the changes and restart the netbook, and press escape button
  • Now you must find your USB device, select it !

Windows 8 – make it smoother tips

September 6, 2013 Leave a comment

1st tip is get the dam password pop up removed Рuse the run icon and type netplwiz and select user and untick above enter password jod done 

2nd tip:

Categories: Asus, Vivobook, Windows 8

13.3″ could be the future

September 4, 2013 1 comment

splashed the cash on a 13.3″ to replace the tiring dell 15.6 running LINUX weights a ton 3.1kg so the new ASUS at 1.75kg should be all good

spec here

Asus VivoBook S300CA-C1060H Specifications

Processor Intel¬ģ Core‚ĄĘ i3-2365M Dual Core (1.4GHz, Intel Sandy Bridge Architecture, 3MB Cache)
Screen 13.3″ (ASUS Color-Shine, 1366×768 HD, LED Backlit)
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit
RAM 4GB (DDR3) RAM
Hard Drive 500GB
Optical Drive None – Designed to be thin + light
Graphics Integrated (Intel HD Graphics 3000)
Wireless LAN Wireless (802.11b/g/n Wireless)
Network Card 10/100/1000 Gigabit Fast Ethernet
Integrated Webcam Integrated Webcam with Microphone
USB Ports 2x USB 2.0 ports, 1x USB 3.0 Port
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
Speakers Integrated Sound System
VGA Port 1 External VGA Port
Kensington Lock Kensington lock slot
Charge Time 2.5 Hours
HDMI 1x HDMI Port
Warranty ASUS 12 Month UK Collect & Return Warranty (View More Information)
Battery Life 5-6 Hours (Upto 5 Hour Battery Life)
Weight 1-2 Kg (This Model 1.75 Kg)
Product Type Notebook
Keyboard Type Laptop Keyboard

£429 not cheap but decent enough spec with TOUCH SCREEN and no DVD drive who uses them any more ?? and were back on windows again this time 8. not quiet the netbook I was thinking about

Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)