Archives Sept. 20, 2013

Version 1.2 released!

Last update on Nov. 27, 2013.

Version 1.2 released!

Version 1.2 is now available from the download page.

This release has three main focuses. Stabilizing the installer, Linux Gaming and Removing the third party repo deb-multimedia.org.

Changes in version 1.2:

  • Incorporates a couple of remaining installer bug fixes.
  • Kwheezy Profiler, a new GUI tool to backup and restore user profiles.
  • Rekonq browser updated to 2.3.2.
  • Steam client installed by default.
  • PlayOnLinux installed by default.
  • Some open source games (kdegames, dreamchess) included.
  • deb-multimedia.org packages replaced by official Debian packages. The necessary codecs / decoders included from Kwheezy repo instead.
  • Some minor tweaking here and there ...

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New App: Kwheezy Profiler

Last update on Sept. 20, 2013.

New App: Kwheezy Profiler

Kwheezy Profiler 1.0 has been released.

Kwheezy Profiler is a user friendly GUI tool for backing up and restoring multiple profiles. Primarily used for backup and restore, you could also use it to change your mood or use as presets. That is if KDE Activities is not relevant to your needs.

Also, it can be used to restore the Kwheezy Desktop defaults.

It's in the Settings menu. It's very straight forward. A wiki is just not needed.

Kwheezy Profiler

Enjoy!

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Remastering with kwheezy-livecd

Last update on April 6, 2014.

Remastering with kwheezy-livecd

kwheezy-livecd is a powerful yet incredibly simple command line tool that will remaster your system.

This guide is recommended for intermediate to advanced users.
Although anyone can do it, as it is very easy. 

It can be used for several reasons:

  • To make a backup of your system for later restoration.
  • To create a customized Debian 7 installer of your own. Your own distro if you like. Whether it's just for yourself to clone your machines or to give to friends / relatives.
  • You can strip it down, install other DE's and yet still use the easy peasy Kwheezy ...

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How to use Kwheezy Toggle Screens

Last update on Oct. 6, 2013.

How to use Kwheezy Toggle Screens

Kwheezy Toggle Screens is a tool for helping you switch (toggle) the graphical output (screen) between display devices. This could be a projector, an external monitor or a TV. It assumes you have a primary screen, usually an internal monitor on a laptop. It is more useful for laptops that need to quickly setup on a projector or other screen device.

When you first login after installation. Kwheezy Toggle Screens will try to get some information from your Primary display. If this fails, then the first time you run it, it will ask you to remove the secondary device (screen ...

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How to install and update software

Last update on Oct. 6, 2013.

How to install and update software

This guide will briefly show you how to install and update software in Kwheezy.

Both these tasks are done using a program called Apper. It is a software manager that connects to the Debian and Kwheezy repositories over the internet. It's a bit like the Apple AppStore, or the Google Play Store. Infact the Linux/BSD distributions invented this way of installing software. Those proprietary stores were inspired by the open source way of distributing software.

The first thing to do is open Apper. Go to the launcher menu (botom left) and then select System -> Apper.

Now you will ...

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How to make a bootable Live USB stick

Last update on Oct. 24, 2013.

How to make a bootable Live USB stick

This guide will show you how to make a bootable USB memory stick (pendrive) for installing Kwheezy. Or perhaps just to use as a portable Live session.

This guide requires that you have an existing Linux or *BSD installation. We will be using the dd command.

The dd command is very powerful, be very careful when using it, particulary when specifying the drive.

First, make sure you have the iso (image) file you want to image to the USB stick. Let's say it's in your Download folder. Open the command terminal.

Plug in the USB stick. In the ...

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Diagnose and repair video (graphics card) driver issues

Last update on Oct. 6, 2013.

Diagnose and repair video (graphics card) driver issues

This guide will attempt to help you diagnose or repair your video (graphics card) driver issue.

This guide will not go into great detail but will give some basic pointers. It will also help you to get support from the Kwheezy support channels. If you need support, following this guide first will speed up the process.

We will consider two main categories of failure:

1.) Failure to boot into a graphical session. This graphical session that provides a login and then a graphical desktop is provided by a service called 'X'. Also commonly refered to as Xorg or "the X ...

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smxi - A cool wee tool

Last update on Oct. 6, 2013.

smxi - A cool wee tool

smxi is a command line tool that does many cool things for your debian installation.

smxi website: https://www.smxi.org

Originally smxi was a tweaking slash maintenance script for debian systems, particularly for followers of testing and unstable. Although not officially approved by Debian themselves, it has grown into much more than a script. smxi is a high quality tool for helping out where Debian can't, or won't. And it's got one of the coolest websites, even the site hostname is genius. You'd know if you had to download the script, but you don't because ...

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