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Bumblebee - Nvidia Optimus support

Last update on Nov. 13, 2014.

Bumblebee - Nvidia Optimus support

Bumblebee setup guide (Nvidia Optimus support)

Credit: This guide was written by Alex Temchenko, thanks Alex, i hope this helps people get there Optimus graphics working. Please give feedback on the Kwheezy forums, and thank Alex if this guide helped you get it working.


contents

a) about
b) bumblebee on kwheezy
c) useful links





a) about

this guide describes how to install and test Bumblebee with proprietary Nvidia drivers (thereafter "bumblebee") in KWheezy 1.5 64bit (kwheezy-1.5-64bit.iso) on computers with Nvidia Optimus video card.

it was written after applying the SolydXK Bumblebee installation tutorial

https://www.forums.solydxk.com ...

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Netflix Desktop installation guide

Last update on Nov. 13, 2014.

Netflix Desktop installation guide

Netflix Desktop installation Guide

Disclaimer: This guide has not been tested since I am residing in a country that is not permitted to the Netflix service. It also uses 3rd party repositories of which you , the administrator of your system, will have to trust yourself.

Credit: The netflix-desktop package is provided courtesy of DarkPlayer via the OpenSuse build service.

Instructions to install netflix-desktop:

1.) Login as root in the terminal (F12 for Yakuake, otherwise run Konsole), use the comand "su -" to login as root (providing root password).

2.) Add the repository key to your trusted keyring:

# wget https://www.download.opensuse ...

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Version 1.5 released!

Last update on June 6, 2014.

Version 1.5 released!

Version 1.5 is now available from the download page.

This release improves the installer, ships Debian updates, changes and adds some new software.

Changes in version 1.5:

  • Impoved installer: add boot flag to root partition, try to fix progress bar not updating.
  • New App! "Kwheezy Connector" will easily setup mounted WebDAV and SFTP connections. Auto-mount available.
  • Updated to Debian 7.4
  • Default font changed to Deja Vu Sans.
  • Google Earth updated to version 7, now supporting proper Qt4, stable...ish.
  • PDF-Shuffler replaces PDFmod. Same functionality, but pygtk instead of mono.
  • Quick USB Formatter is installed by default.
  • KDE ...

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Version 1.4 released!

Last update on Feb. 28, 2014.

Version 1.4 released!

Version 1.4 is now available from the download page.

This release is mostly a bunch of minor fixes and improvements to the out-the-box experience.

Changes in version 1.4:

  • Fix for entering accents in LibreOffice (disable iBus by default).
  • Firefox and Thunderbird 24 ESR are now default.
  • Cdrtools (original and best) replaces wodim and genisoimage as default Burning/ISO tools.
  • Kopete and Linphone replace Jitsi as default XMPP chat and video calling.
  • Kwheezy Autostart Chooser has additional choices, including iBus.
  • Make KGet and Kopete "Always Visible" in system tray by default.
  • Allow kwheezy-livecd package to be uninstalled without removing ...

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Cdrtools added to repository

Last update on Feb. 10, 2015.

Cdrtools added to repository

Cdrtools has been added to the Kwheezy repository.

Cdrtools is a collection of command line tools for CD, DVD and Blueray support. The most notable being cdrecord, a burning tool. It also includes tools for ripping music, making ISO images and working with them. K3B, the graphical utility uses cdrecord (AKA wodim) in the background.

The package is available from Apper or apt-get and is named "cdrtools".

The package contains the folowing tools:

  • cdrecord  -  A CD/DVD/BD recording program
  • readcd  -  A program to read CD/DVD/BD media with CD-clone features
  • cdda2wav  -  The most evolved CD-audio extraction program with ...

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Firefox & Thunderbird 24!

Last update on Nov. 14, 2013.

Firefox & Thunderbird 24!

Firefox 24 ESR and Thunderbird 24 packages have been added to the Kwheezy repository.

The default Firefox and Thunderbird are still at version 17 and have been updated to the latest security fix (17.0.10). These packages are in addition to firefox-esr and thunderbird-esr and will replace them if you choose to install them.

The packages are available from Apper or apt-get and are named:

  • firefox-24-esr   +   optional firefox-24-esr-languages (for non-English languages)
  • thunderbird-24   +   optional thunderbird-24-languages (for non-English languages)

Note: Thunderbird 24 and above will no longer have seperate Stable & ESR releases. Therefore Thunderbird 24.0.1 is considered an ESR ...

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Version 1.3 released!

Last update on Nov. 20, 2013.

Version 1.3 released!

Version 1.3 is now available from the download page.

This release focuses on improving the installation and post-install process. Also there is quite a bit of tidying up and polishing.

Changes in version 1.3:

  • Updated to Debian 7.2
  • Added GPT partitioning support to the installer (requires BIOS/Legacy boot).
  • A new post-installation wizard adds polish. Hopefully the need to add a regular user account will be clearer.
  • A few redundant (duplicate functionality) applications have been removed.
  • The administrator account has UID/GID changed to 999, so the first real user will be 1000. Thus, more compatable with ...

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How to fully update to Kwheezy 1.2

Last update on Jan. 3, 2014.

How to fully update to Kwheezy 1.2

This guide will show you how to fully update your Kwheezy 1.1 (or below) installation to version 1.2.

The apt upgrade (via Apper or apt-get update/upgrade) will take care of most stuff, and it is sufficiant if you don't mind using dmo packages (deb-multimedia.org). However, if you want to get all the changes of v1.2, follow the instructions below. You may selectively follow these instructions, if  you don't need all the changes.

The first thing to do is an apt upgrade. Just update as usual using (i) Apper, or (ii) "#apt-get update; apt-get ...

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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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