Linux again

So it seems I had it wrong. I can have dual-boot system (win+linux) afterall. Saw this line of code on pc properties, that allowed me to see that my bios wasn’t on UEFI mode, even thought it seemed like it. So I ran to my 3rd favorite distro: xubuntu (for testing purposes), download it flash it to usb stick, bam! Dual booting again!

I played a bit with it, but it has a naggy bug on it: volume info keeps popping up, out of the blue. I also had some issues, and theming, so head straight to #!, it’s been running almost in a week now, an boy I’ve missed it :D :D (more…)

How update your Kernel from backports: Debian Wheezy and Crunchbang Waldorf

Kernel is the most important part of your system. It keeps things running nice and smootlhy and also, keeps things more secure. Debian is, however, very cautious when it comes down to put things into the main branch/mirror, so it uses backports.

Quoting debian backports:

You are running Debian stable, because you prefer the Debian stable tree. It runs great, there is just one problem: the software is a little bit outdated compared to other distributions. This is where backports come in.

+ info here: http://backports.debian.org

Backports are packages taken from the next Debian release (called “testing”), adjusted and recompiled for usage on Debian stable. Because the package is also present in the next Debian release, you can easily upgrade your stable+backports system once the next Debian release comes out. (In a few cases, usually for security updates, backports are also created from the Debian unstable distribution.)

1. Install if (#! already has it installed) aptitude

sudo apt-get intall aptitude

2. Check tha latest kernel image available from the repos you have by

aptitude search linux-image

kernel


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[DEPRECATED] Want Google Now Launcher on your OnePlus One?

UPDATE: From August 1st Google officialy added support for Google Now Launcher to all devices running Android 4.1 and above.

SOURCE: http://www.androidpolice.com/2014/08/01/google-now-launcher-updated-in-play-store-now-available-on-all-devices-running-android-4-1-or-later

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If you’re like me, and like the Google Now Launcher and you get an annoying message from the Google play store, saying that it isn’t compatible with the device or something similar, you have a simple solution: just grab the damn apk and side-load it.

compatibleWill Verduzco, Portal Administrator from xda-developers, uploaded the apk for our rejoyice. (more…)

How to root One+ One without flashing a custom recovery

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To my amaze, I noticed that inspite being a CyanogenMod phone, it didnt came with the bootloader unlocked or rooted. But, to my understanding this a a google thing, and no device is allowed to be like so straight out of the box. But onde more, being this a CM Inc. phone, it shouldnt be thar hard to unlock your phone’s bootloader and unleash it’s full power, right? right! (:

I’ve chosen not to install a custom recovery for now, because I want to be able to get all the OTA’s CM might provide. Hence, Everytime CM launches a new update, I’m able to get the OTA’s without having to flash an entire new image. (more…)

Got myself a One+

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Hello there.
Just posting to let you know, what my new terminal is. That’s right, the very hyped terminal the One+ One.

As you know, I’m an HTC fanboy, and I was going to buy the 2013 HTC One M7 back in May, since I was getting tired of the Xperia S. But the terminal was defected: the camera sensor, was kind funky and was having the famous purple tint, and the deal was off. Fast forward I got this sweet deal to buy a Nexus 5, and was actually arranging the last terms of the deal about 280€ for the 32gb version, when out of the but i got an email saying I got an invite.

I was actually not giving a fuck about the OPO anymore, since I was one of the very first forum members and wasn’t given an invite at the fist batches, and was already waiting too much for get it. So the M7 and later the N5 presented themselves to be a good deal.

So I waited about 4 days o get my hands on it. Shipping was ok, the customer service Ok, with some bumps, particularly concerning the shipping status (brace yourselves). After that, all the splendor of the Sandstone 64gb Model was there in my lap (:

I’m gonna post some thoughts and a small review of it pretty soon, an also a few tutorials as well, so stay tuned.

KUDOS!!

Away time

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Hello fellas.
I don’t expect many of you reading this but here goes:
I’m deeply sorry for this almost 4 month interregnum.
I’ve quite occupied with some personal problems mainly related to job issues. I’m almost 32 and some perspectives on my age that should’ve been presented by now, aren’t quite there yet. So I’ve focused on those and had to drop some of the things I liked to do, some of those blogging, doing Linux related stuff, encoding stuff. I even stopped using Linux!
Yep I have. Doesn’t mean I don’t like it any more but some of those projects I want to pursue are not Linux compatible, and I’ve just been to last and don’t have the time or strength to keep tinkering with Linux or even running Linux.
I’ve adopted windows 8.1, which is quite fine for my daily needs, but I do miss that command line. I was hoping to get a Linux laptop running, but I miss a HDD sata2 for it.
Those are rare and I can’t find any bargains…
So I’ll try to post in a more regular fashion particularly android and movie related stuff.

Until then, hack on peepz!
Kudos!!!