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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 :-) 
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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

Zotac MAG HD-ND01 – boot from a USB stick? + windows 8 install

December 23, 2013 Leave a comment

To setup your Zotac to boot from the USB drive or card:

  • Insert the USB flash drive or card.
  • Power up the Zotac and immediately press the Del key on your keyboard for BIOS options !!!!
  • At the BIOS Setup Utility menu, use the right arrow key to go to Boot
  • Use the down arrow key to go to Hard Disk Drives (I know. You may not have a hard drive, but go there.)
  • Press Enter. Use the down arrow to select your USB drive or card.
  • Press Shift +- to move it to the top of the list.
  • Press F10 to Save and Exit.

Sept 2014 – No option to boot from USB – I needed to disable hard drive in BIOS to get it to use the lexar USB stick no idea why on this occasion !!!!!!!! 👌 🔌 🔫 Ubuntu 14.04 installed on zotac (no windows on any gadget from today)

You have the option built inside the USB files to install with WUBI (click for options)
next up install windows 8 over windows 7, its not as easy as before.

July 2014 – downloaded a copy of the latest 8.1 for install but the media driver error showed up (remember this is a pain as I’ve paid for windows 8 on my ASUS already but wiped it (files backup but still errors) microsoft really don’t do themselves any favours with the general public

Media driver error when installing – maybe try this from a fellow blogger HERE (Didn’t work for me)

No a fan of downloading things like this but if it works all good – speedy pc – HERE (July 2014)

Linux Mint upgrade via APT

March 9, 2013 Leave a comment

It suggests advanced users only upgrade via this system here are the full destructions HERE 

mint 14.1 going cinnamon this time

Categories: Linux Mint, Upgrade OS