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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 

 

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Categories: HDMI, Issues, Lubuntu, Tips & Hints

HDMI and linux mint 15 issue – the fix

November 3, 2013 Leave a comment

The current issue I’m getting is the standard mint logo and no video output, so as usual I’m in need of the fix ASAP the asus S300 lappy is working nicely on 15 far faster than windows 8 and the hibernation I thought was quick on WIn 8 well Mint 15 is rapid.

things you forget its a simple fix – go to display settings and select mirror image (simples) 

LUBUNTU – OPEN YOUR VIDEO PLAYER TO ALTER SOUND OUTPUT

people seem to have sound issues, this is the cure

find your device list : open terminal type in lspci search for your item

** my Audio device: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04) **

THE FIX – pretty simple but slighty different, normally audio devices would be available in VLC but not if you are running the Cinnamon version click on the sound icon on the panel (bottom right near the clock) and select at the bottom OUTPUT and then HDMI (SORTED)

updated April 2014 – edited 

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-audio-dev/alsa-daily

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install oem-audio-hda-daily-dkms

life is so easy just takes a little reading and a lot of messing but hey its all fun I love LINUX for this reason its not just there you need to think about it. goodbye windows 8

Categories: HDMI, Lubuntu, Sound, Terminal