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Off Topic / Linux Lite Twin?
« on: April 17, 2019, 11:44:14 PM »

Hi All,

Does Linux Lite have a twin? Not identical but similar in many areas. Take a look here and tell me what you think:


Start up and Shutdown / MOVED: Screen resolution issue
« on: September 06, 2018, 10:24:38 PM »
This topic has been moved to Video Cards section at Ohjrson's request.


This is not a permanent solution see last step below.

My test environment
Host: Win10 (sorry, I'm at work)
Software on host/Win10: Virtualbox 5.2
Software/guest additions on VM: pre-installed/stock version

Let's begin

Add a shared folder in the LL4 virtual machine

Start the virtual machine

On a working system these two services should be running
(systemctl | grep vbox)

On LL4 only one is running

We need to start the additional service
sudo systemctl start vboxadd-service.service
sudo systemctl enable vboxadd-service.service

If user is already a member of vboxsf group sharing should now be working:
> For me the share is listed in Thunar as sf_Downloads (/media/sf_Downloads/)
> An icon was not placed on the desktop

If user is NOT a member of vboxsf group they can be added to the group as follows:
(Note, you generally only need to do this step one time)
We need to add user to the vboxsf group (cli)
sudo adduser scott vboxsf
We need to add user to vboxsf group (graphical)
start > All > Linux Lite User Manager

Last step
Logout out and Log back in.

Note this will even work for the LL4 Live CD environment
Run terminal cmd

The answer on my system is - linux

Now just go through the steps above with user linux

When logging in/out the user is linux and the password is left empty (i.e. there is no password.)

Not a permanent solution:
For some reason this service is not starting automatically and these commands need to be run again after a reboot.
sudo systemctl start vboxadd-service.service
sudo systemctl enable vboxadd-service.service

Off Topic / Experienced Apple/iPhone Users
« on: May 19, 2018, 05:00:54 PM »

I use an Android phone and have very little Apple knowledge. I'm hoping some of you experienced iPhone users can help.

My mother is a member of a retirement group (70+ age range), they all have iPhones. One of the members, Rozzie, has a text messaging problem:

Situation #1
If Rozzie sends a text message from her iPhone to another iPhone the text message will intermittently display only on the recipient's iPad (in the messaging application) but not in the recipient's iPhone.

Situation #2
If I attempt to send Rozzie a text message from my Android phone it *always* fails. If I send Rozzie an email from my Android phone it is successful.

Is anyone familiar with these issues? Please keep in mind many of the ladies are in the 75-80 age range so any suggestions will need to be very simple.


On Topic / Firefox, Hide Title Bar
« on: May 12, 2018, 05:07:58 PM »

For those not aware, the title bar can be hidden in Firefox:

Open Firefox
Click on the menu icon (upper right corner, 3 small horizontal lines)
Uncheck "Title Bar" (in lower left corner)

I'm doing this in LL4-Beta and I think it looks great, even more useful if you have a small screen.

Off Topic / Manjaro #1 on DistroWatch
« on: May 04, 2018, 11:14:01 PM »
8) Justing mentioning it as an interesting topic of discussion. I don't think I can remember a time when Mint wasn't in the #1 slot. I supposed the times are changing.

On Topic / LL 4 Beta Video Review
« on: April 27, 2018, 06:25:54 PM »

A very nice LL 4 beta review and overview...

On Topic / [ HELPFUL TIP ] Linux Lite 3.8 Beta YouTube Walkthrough
« on: December 29, 2017, 11:00:53 AM »
Hello All,

Just stumbmbled across this LL3.8 Beta video and thought I'd share it, enjoy!

Other / LL-3.4 & Development Repository
« on: July 20, 2017, 05:13:59 PM »

I recently discovered that LL-3.4/64 makes use of the xenial-proposed repository and wondering if this is intentional?

I ask because LL-3.2/64 doesn't use the proposed repository (by default) and not even after an upgrade. While there's nothing wrong with this, two "identical" LL-3.4 machines will end up using slightly different files depending on how the OS was installed. For example, my "native" LL-3.4 machine uses kernel linux-image-4.4.0-87-generic (from proposed repository) while my LL-3.4 (via upgrade) uses kernel linux-image-4.4.0-83-generic. Again, nothing wrong with this, just something to take into consideration when troubleshooting multiple computers on LL or troubleshoot with multiple people who have LL installed.

For a listing of files from the proposed repository go to Synaptic (start > all > install/remove programs) and in Synaptic click on Origin (lower left corner).

Other / Kernel Upgrade but Previous Kernel Running
« on: July 19, 2017, 11:31:36 AM »
After updating the kernel (at the command line, to kernel 4.4.0-87-generic), grub will default to the previous kernel (4.4.0-86-generic) on boot.

To fix this, enter into grub advanced options at boot, and select kernel 4.4.0-87-generic or the most current kernel listed.

This has happend twice. Now and on the previous kernel update but not before that.

One method to check this:
In a terminal type
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ls /boot/ | grep vmlinuzand then
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uname -rthe uname -r value should match the most current kernel in the previous list.

These troubleshooting steps didn't help:
1. Shutdown vs Restart when rebooting
2. Running update-grub

On Topic / Nice LL vs Xubuntu Review
« on: July 13, 2017, 12:31:10 PM »

Linux Lite vs Xubuntu
By Quidsup

On Topic / SSD + LL 3.4 = Happiness
« on: June 17, 2017, 12:07:26 AM »
 :) I'm so far behind the times, I know, but a week ago I installed an SSD in my ancient laptop (Dell Latitude E6500) and the perfomance is great. I hope I never have to go back to non-SSD drive again.

On Topic / Ubuntu Unity, Phased Out
« on: April 05, 2017, 10:59:25 PM »
I didn't see this coming but I'm not exactly surpirsed either. It looks like Ubuntu will feature the Gnome desktop starting with 18.04 LTS. Also looks like Ubuntu phone is going to be retired.

On Topic / Linux Lite ReSpin
« on: March 21, 2017, 11:13:17 AM »
 :) Well it's said imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Here's Linux Lite/LXDE, I have not tried it personally. What do you think?


On Topic / A Nice LL Website Post
« on: February 22, 2017, 09:46:47 AM »
The Linux & Ubuntu website posted a very nice and informative article on LL (in general) and the upcoming 3.4 release.

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