Archive for the ‘Terminal’ Category

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

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

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) 


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

Codecs for Ubuntu

July 30, 2012 Leave a comment

Go here full info how to install via there site (Terminal)

instal via system – Admin – Synaptic package – type in w32codecs two come up bobs your uncle (if you have one)


Categories: Codecs, Terminal

Terminal – YUM – Opera install Fedora 15 etc

December 15, 2011 Leave a comment

I decided to try Fedora 15 again and needed OPERA installing its not that easy

Open terminal – gain root acces: (  su –  ) then yum update select Y let it update

yum install qt3 after i install qt3 i went back to the file i downloaded and it installed with no problems, i took about an hour of google searching to find this tip, good luck i hope i can install other stuff with ease from know on

hope it helps leave a message if you have success or need help – cheers Ricey