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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 🙂

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

Updating Linux within LINUX (Lubuntu)

April 22, 2014 Leave a comment

Easy peasy lemon squeezey

Start – system tools – software updater follow the onscreen instructions

ROOT / superuser – terminal type sudo su and enter password

quick LMGTFY some good info about HERE


Goto terminal – sudo do-release-upgrade & let it works it magic (after you except some prompts) 

Categories: Linux, Superuser, Upgrade OS

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 ?