Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Fixing CPU Governor in XUbuntu 14.04 Dell Inspiron 6000

I really don't know why, but after putting XUbuntu 14.04 Ttrusty on my trusty old Dell 6000 laptop, the cpu governor stayed always at 800mhz.. not good. Turns out the fix was easy... just to to a command prompt and..

sudo nano /etc/grub.d/grub

Find the line that says- GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX and add (inside the quotes) processor.ignore_ppc=1

Hit < Control > o and to save and < Control > x to exit.

reboot and you should be fine

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Install Mate 1.6 in Ubuntu/Xubuntu/Lubuntu/Kubuntu 13.10

Although I am partial to XFCE, I decided to try Mate recently and it really has come a long way. I didn't do any extensive memory/performance testing, but it seemed at least as quick and light as the XFCE I know and love.

sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://repo.mate-desktop.org/ubuntu $(lsb_release -sc) main"
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get --yes --quiet --allow-unauthenticated install mate-archive-keyring
sudo apt-get update

If you just want the Mate core    
sudo apt-get install mate-core

Full Mate Install
sudo apt-get install mate-desktop-environment

Install Whisker menu in XUbuntu 13.10

The Whisker menu is the same menu that you get in Mint Xfce and I really like it, but would rather use it with XUbuntu than Mint because every time mint has a new version, you re-install rather than just upgrade like in *buntu. Here is how to do it.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gottcode/gcppa -y && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install xfce4-whiskermenu-plugin -y