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  1. HOWTO: Add Bodhi desktop to Ubuntu 14.04

    Note: on a KDE (Kubuntu) based system, econnman will confict with network-manager for KDE and remove it, leaving one or the other desktop without a native network tool. I got around this by installing the gnome version of network manager and have it autostart from the "startup in. Reason: For anyone running cedarview graphics, Intel GMA 3600, Ubuntu with Unity as a base was so unworkably slow. The fallback driver for this graphics card is the gma_500 and it doesn't use the 3600's gpu and everything runs on software rendering, and there is no way I can find to easiy get the semi propriatary intel cedarview driver to build and install in anything later than ubuntu 12.04 running kernel 3.2.x. KDE oddly does not use many resources compared to Unity ad actually runs almost as smoothly as Enlightenment using the "substitute" driver gma_500. I am currently running Bodhi 2.4 on another partition with the 3.2.36 kernel with the cedarview-drm package. Looks awesome but oddly locks up at times because I think Intel did crappy job with the first version of Ubuntu drivers (and apparently no others were released that are simple to deal with without hand compiling bunch of crap, including xorg). So, on a Kubuntu system as I also didn't want to mess with the login theme because the Kubuntu version is pretty slick and also did not want the plymouth them installed (I like it, I just don't want a lot of extra packages): after adding the Bodhi repo: sudo apt-get install bodhi-icons bodhi-profile-e19 bodhi-skel bodhi-slideshow desktop-base e19 eepdater efl elaptopcheck elementary epad epulse-e19 evas-generic-loaders gdebi-core gnome-accessibility-themes gnome-icon-theme gnome-icon-theme-full gnome-icon-theme-symbolic gnome-themes-standard gnome-themes-standard-data gtk2-engines-murrine gtk2-engines-pixbuf gtk3-engines-unico humanity-icon-theme libbulletcollision2.81 libbulletdynamics2.81 libbulletsoftbody2.81 libido3-0.1-0 liblinearmath2.81 libluajit-5.1-2 libluajit-5.1-common libpackagekit-glib2-16 localechooser-data lxmenu-data matrilneare-icon-theme packagekit packagekit-backend-aptcc packagekit-tools python-efl python3-packagekit radiance-theme-e19 terminology ubuntu-mono user-setup network-manager-gnome
  2. Asus Dark Screen on shutdown

    If your Asus machine goes to brightness 0 (almost black) at the splash screen during shutdown / reboot such that the reboot is also a really dark screen, add an executable to /etc/rc0.d and /etc/rc6.d and call it something like S15fixbright, and it should start with S15 because I tried it in other places in the process (by using 00, 98, etc) and it didn't "stick" and the screen still went black after a brief flicker. #!/bin/bash echo 10 > /sys/devices/platform/eeepc/backlight/eeepc/brightness exit 0 don't forget to chmod +x S15fixbright in each directory! You could use any number to "echo" from 1 to 15. I have a eeepc 901, but there are other reports in other distros with similar issues with other Asus machines.
  3. Screen at load and shutdown is too dark

    This issue is confirmed on my eeepc 901. It uses the same graphics card.
  4. I post this to help any user of this machine: This howto also works for ubuntu 12.04 but unity taxes the machine quite a bit. Bodhi is the BEST linux distro I have used on this quirky machine. It takes some hacks to get it working completely sound/wifi won't work off of the iso. One must install last kernel made for Ubuntu Mavericks: 2.6.35-32-generic and boot with flags. All of that need be added to the CD boot command line. A USB installer or install doesn't seem to work past Ubuntu 10.10 Mavericks. I did the install this way (if cd is not an option, but if cd is, parts of below still relevant): I had intel atom asus eeepc 901 so any i386 machine will probably do (choose "something else," choose target and don't bother with swap space: Install Bodhi onto a usb device and upgrade the install to latest packages. Reboot for good measure. Install gdebi and perhaps gparted and dump if the intention is to transfer it to the internal drive. Add the flags via_agp.blacklist=yes xforcevesa=xforcevesa nomodeset vga=785 psmouse.proto=bare to grub at the appropriate place in /etc/default/grub (before "quiet splash"), but don't plan on a reboot on original machine (unless you know the ctrl-x and edit grub lines before boot). Install the above kernel (link below). Have an Internet connection even during the kernel install because it has some dependencies that are in the ubuntu 12.04 repos that Bodhi uses. I found a copy http://archive.ualinux.com/ubuntu/main/maverick/ specifically http://archive.ualinux.com/ubuntu/main/maverick/linux-image-2.6.35-32-generic_2.6.35-32.67_i386.deb Use gdebi because it requires dependencies. dpkg -i will frustrate you. sudo gdebi linux-image-2.6.35-32-generic_2.6.35-32.67_i386.deb If you want the matching header files, do that by installing the -all header dependency first. You need to add this to an /etc/X11/xorg.conf file before booting on the oqo Section "Device" Identifier "Configured Video Device" Driver "openchrome" Option "VBEModes" "true" Option "EnableAGPDMA" "true" Option "AccelMethod" "EXA" Option "MigrationHeuristic" "greedy" Option "SWCursor" "true" Option "HWCursor" "false" EndSection Section "DRI" Group 0 Mode 0666 EndSection Section "Extensions" Option "Composite" "Enable" EndSection Then boot the OQO 02 off the USB you just installed Bodhi to. If you get to this point, you'd most likely know how to partition the internal drive w gparted, use dump to best copy the running file system, find the uuid, change fstab to the teansferred fs, install grub to the internal drive (I'd chroot the internal partition and run dpkg-reconfigure grub-pc). I didn't include much here because it is not oqo specific. dump 0f - / | (cd /media/target ; restore -rf - ) target replaced by path to drive or partition sudo blkid -c /dev/null and copy uuid to clipboard sudo leafpad /media/target/etc/fstab and paste over the uuid chroot as root or sudo each line mount -o bind /sys /media/target/sys mount -o bind /proc /media/target/proc mount -o bind /dev /media/target/dev mount -o bind /dev/pts /media/target/dev/pts chroot /media/target /bin/bash dpkg-reconfigure grub-pc follow the prompts should boot from internal drive now