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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 :-) 

issues with Easy Peasy install on Acer Aspire One Netbook so used Jolicloud

May 17, 2011 Leave a comment

Nice easy job installing the operating system, oh no its not i get the boot loop then error message: general error mounting file system, maintenance shell etc etc

info from the forum

installed (Ubuntu based system designed for netbooks) it originally had XP on it and had the boot.ini loop, its got the same problem booting up even with fresh install forums don’t really have an clues scanning on google etc

Easy Peasy forum post

Jolicloud os 1.2 is the next step to install and try see if it cures the problem, installed with no issues at all no more boot loops or errors just works the interface is kinda cool as well, worth a go. 

try it 

Categories: Netbooks