Don’t know / can’t remember exactly what happened but for some reason my proprietary Nvidia driver stopped working, I lost OpenGL, and with that a lot of functionality on the desktop. After living with it for a couple of months, and there are many different solutions to doing it, I finally got around to sorting it out like this: Continue reading
A quick and simple one.
Download your new font
Move it to
In a terminal run the following:
sudo fc-cache -f
Just sending out some love to the developers of Bunsenlabs Linux, who over the last year or so have raised Crunchbang Linux from the ashes.
If you like minimalist
If you like openbox
If you like the command line
If you like Dark
If you like speed
If you like lightweight (on your system, not “a lightweight”)
If you like getting new life out if older machines
If you like control
If you like debian
If you like getting on with your apps not fighting your OS
If you like Linux
If you like freedom
You will like Bunsenlabs Linux
Note: Valid at 01/08/2015
When I first got my new desktop machine a couple of years ago, I was a little wary of Windows 8, so I did a dual install of Windows 7 Pro (OEM) as well. Given Xubuntu is my weapon of choice, I had a triple booting machine in the end. Once I sorted Windows 8 out I never went near my Windows 7 install. With the arrival of Windows 10 a few days ago, and with the offer of a free upgrade from Windows 7, it didn’t make much sense to have two installs of the same OS running directly, I therefore looked into virtualising my Windows 7, to then upgrade it to Windows 10, which I could then access directly from within Xubuntu, should I need it. Continue reading
I have a penchant for making full screen slideshows with a clock on them
Bought this little ultrabook, an i3 core, for the wife, has W8 on board and a great little machine, except for the fact the wireless kept dropping out every time I/she used it and required significant fiddling to get it working again, only for it to drop out again.
Checking online found many people with the same problem, given that Samsung ultrabook all have the same wireless card, an Intel Centrino Advanced-n 6235.
My router was kicking out DHCP and WPA2-Personal
So how to fix:
- Went to the Intel site and download the very latest drivers
- In Settings for the card, changed from AES to TKIP encryption
Connection is immediate and solid now
I need to write up the top of this post about Webconverger, but have been busy figuring out all the useful options for it. In simple terms, its a locked down bootable kiosk. Very clever, works on 486 and 686-pae machines. Also here so I can browse this whilst booted into webconverger 😉
http://webconverger.org Continue reading
I’ve done something similar using an IDE adapter and compact flash (CF) but now it was time to try it out with a SATA adapter on a slightly newer PC.
The target was an Asus EB1012 net top.(The one that you can’t use an SSD with !)
I used a Kingston Ultimate 266X 16Gb Compact Flash card (£15):
I saw I could upgrade my Asus EB1012U to an SSD and 4GB ram, so dashed out and bought a Crucial M4 128 gb SSD and the required sticks. Hardware installation was straight forward. (Note the EB1012 is not compatible with SSD’s according to Crucial, you need the “U” at the end.)
I then shoved a W7 DVD in the drive and started the install. Had to do a telephone activation due to changes in hardware (or not using an OEM DVD) but that all went well and installation of W7 went sweetly enough. rebooted a couple of times and did the updates, and then resized the W7 partition. I should have done partitioning first as W7 would only shrink down to 60gb which was a pita, I was hoping for 35/40gb. Anyway, can easily use the spare space for some data storage.
Next I booted up with Xubuntu Desktop 12.04, partitioned the rest of the sapce for the install and storage, and left that to run. Grub installed then rebooted and tested that both Xubuntu and W7 would boot up. Fine, no problems.
If you want to boot an iso from grub2 here is the post that helps you with syntax