Category archives: Wikis

Kwheezy wikis (how-to guides and other documentation)

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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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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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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Fix blue tints in Flash / Youtube (rekonq)

Last update on Dec. 21, 2013.

Fix blue tints in Flash / Youtube (rekonq)

Are you experiencing colour issues in Youtube or Flash videos in rekonq? Is everything too blue?

This guide will help you to fix that. It's a known bug between the nvidia driver and the current flash plugin. But there is a good workaround. 

Instructions:

  • Open rekonq browser.
  • Go to youtube website and start playing any video.
  • Right-click anywhere in the video canvas (on the video itself).
  • Select "Settings..." from the list that pops up.
  • Untick "Enable hardware acceleration" and close the popup window. See screen capture below

Now the colours should be looking correct.

Adobe Flash change settings - screen capture

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