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With Leeenux Linux comes unlimited support through email. Here is the database of some of the support letters and our responses.

v10

Installation Support for v10 4G (in Serbian)

Q:
I have a problem with install the os in asus eee pc 4g, I try it with v8 lxde 2g. when it arrives near the end …go in crash???
maybe v8 lxde 2g it is not suitable for this tipe of pc ( asus eee pc 4g)???

A:
Did you during the installation choose some other language than English? English is the only option, and after installation the system language can be changed.
Q:
yes, I have tried in Italian. jestedrday I tried in english and he was go in crash too…. at the finish, I send to you fotos.
A:
Posto imas 4G potrebno je da skinete 4G ediciju.
Tokom skidanja moze da dodje do greske, tako da je najbolje da skinete ponovo.
Potrebna je USB fleska od najmanje 4GB i prethodno preformatirana sa FAT32.
Program za prebacivanje mora biti Unetbootin, moze se skinuti odavde:
http://unetbootin.github.io/
Kada prebacite na USB, pre bootovanja sa USB treba u BIOS podesiti OS installation od “Finished” na “Start”.
U prvom meniju, treba izabrati za “…Celeron M… PAE…”
Kada udjete u sistemski meni, izaberete iz menija “Install Leeenux 16.04”
Instalacija je obavezna preko engleskog jezika.
Kada pita, izaberite da izbrisete ceo drive i instalirate Leeenux. To je najverovatnije druga opcija. Prva je da pregazi postojeci sistem.
Uz ove korake, sigurno prolazi instalacija na eee 4G. Posto i ja njega imam i testiram na njemu znam da sigurno sve radi, jedino sto je striktna procedura instaliranja.

Skype audio and 64b and 32b editions

Q:

I currently run V8 XFCE deluxe on my EeePc 904HA When trying to upgrade with V10 XFCE I get following error message: This kernel requires an x86-64CPU, but only detected an i686CPU Unable to boot – please use a kernel appropriate for your CPU.

A:

The new XFCE edition is 64b, and your CPU is only capable of 32b, thus you can only upgrade to LXDE edition. The benefit is that it is a lot faster. If you still prefer XFCE environment, it is not a problem to install it afterwards, after you install LXDE edition.

Q:

now I’m running version LXDE. Seems to run OK. One problem I found, There is no sound and microphone activated for Skype. Under sound devices is ”virtual device” as default option. I tried also my micro/headphone combi, but without succes. I couldn’t find a sound device control in Leeenux.

A:

The sound settings are going by the name ALSA. I will try to see how to set up everything correctly in Skype and post the procedure online.

Q:

Sorry for the late reply, but I was not able to reproduce the issue with skype, because on my netbook everything works fine.

First try: sudo apt-get install libpulse0:i386

If after restart that does not work try: sudo apt-get install –reinstall linux-image-$(uname -r)

And if it still does not work, this should do the trick, although it is a lot of installing/reinstalling:

sudo apt-get update;sudo apt-get dist-upgrade; sudo apt-get install pavucontrol linux-sound-base alsa-base alsa-utils lightdm ubuntu-desktop linux-image-`uname -r` libasound2; sudo apt-get -y –reinstall install linux-sound-base alsa-base alsa-utils lightdm ubuntu-desktop linux-image-`uname -r` libasound2; killall pulseaudio; rm -r ~/.pulse*; ubuntu-support-status; sudo usermod -aG `cat /etc/group | grep -e ‘^pulse:’ -e ‘^audio:’ -e ‘^pulse-access:’ -e ‘^pulse-rt:’ -e ‘^video:’ | awk -F: ‘{print $1}’ | tr ‘\n’ ‘,’ | sed ‘s:,$::g’` `whoami`

OS installation and partitioning

Q:

I downloaded and attempted to install Leeenux 10 on my Asus eeePC 4G (701) but there’s a problem. I followed the installation instructions, choosing “…for Pentium M or Celeron M” from the Unetbootin menu. After a rather long delay, a graphic desktop appeared with a message box saying “No session for pid xxx”, where xxx was some number. After just a couple of seconds, the display blanks for several minutes, then the process repeats (for several hours so far), each time with a different pid number. Any idea what’s gone wrong?

A:

Please download the file again, maybe iso got corrupt. I also have eee 701, so I know it works on it. Do use only 4G edition. Also, if the bios is set to OS start, change it to OS finished, and vice versa.
If it still does not work, this is the solution:
When the problem occurs, do CTRL+ALT+F1, and log-in with username: eee, password is blank, and do:

sudo mv ~/.Xauthority ~/.Xauthority.backup  sudo service lightdm restart

Q:

Thank you for your advice, which did solve the problem. I first downloaded a second copy of the ISO file, but it was identical to the first copy. I then changed the OS Installation setting from Start to Finished and that enabled the Live session to start up. I installed Leeenux 10 on the SSD, but somehow set up the partition incorrectly. On a second attempt I looked for options when creating the partition and must have chosen the right ones as the machine is now working properly. Perhaps you could include some advice on specifying the partition in the installation instructions to help other users?

32b and 64b editions

Q:

When I went to boot from the USB stick, I received an error message saying that I was trying to install a 64-bit OS on a 32-bit system.

A:

Yes, you cannot install Leeenux XFCE because it is 64b OS, while your netbook has 32b CPU. LXDE edition is 32b and you can install it. Download LXDE iso file.

Leeenux base OS

Q:

Is your new version based on Ubuntu 16.04 ?

A:

Yes, it is.

Update & Upgrade

Q:

Just a simple question. Is it safe to do ‘apt-get update; apt-get upgrade’ with Leeenux Linux? Or is it better to stay with the preinstalled software and wait for a new version?

A:

It is safe, however it will install the latest kernel, and leave the previous one installed, as all Ubuntu based linuxes do. After upgrade you can safely remove the old kernel, as it takes up at least 200MB, if space is the issue.

Support emails for v8

Calendar

Q:

When I try to update the calendar, it only shows in Russian. I can’t find how to change this setting to English (everything else is set to US English).

A:

The changes should be made in Language settings: change to English and choose “Apply to the whole system”.

WiFi on 900HD

Q:

Unfortunately this isn’t staying connected to WiFi (I have an eeePC 900HD). It connects, then the netbook freezes after a few seconds. Does this OS usually have connection problems with this netbook? If so, do you know if there is a fix for it?

A:

This is the first time that someone complained about that problem. I would suggest trying some other network manager, or even better, see if there are some other, possibly proprietary drivers for your netbook’s WiFi.

Window size on small screens

Q:

One small problem I had, when I was updating, the window height did not adapt to the screen size. I had to minimize them, move the bar to the center of the screen, then open again and move the upper part out of the screen to be able to see the Ok Icon. Not very practical.

A:

Unfortunately some screens are just too small. However, there is a trick that works in almost all linuxes: to move a window hold ALT and drag that window with left mouse click.

Localization

Q:

I tried to install Leenenux V8 XFCE Deluxe on my EeePc 904 HD. As you can see on attached pics it almost worked. But on reboot it hangs. I could try to clean (reformat) the 160 Gb HD and give it another try. What would you recommend?

A:

Install with English language, and then later try to install the language of your preference.

Asus 1005HA

Q:

which version you recommend for the above machine?

A:

XFCE Deluxe is the best choice for your netbook.

Q:

so I can install the V8. No need to go down to V7, then?

A:

Yes, install v8 directly.

eeePC 1005P

Q:

I am trying to install on ASUS eeePC 1005P. Right at end of the installation it crashes. Executing ‘grub-install/dev/sda’ failed. This has occurred on both Kids for Leenux as well as the Standard version. I tried pulling out the USB after files copied, but that just crashed it immediately.

A:

Could you try XFCE Standard edition and choose “install for pentium M and celeron M”, and during installation choose English lenguage?

Q:

Thank you so much for your reply. I will try XFCE Standard (leeenux-linux-v8-xfce-standard). Just to provide you better information on my previous email, the other versions that I had problems with were: leeenux-v8-standard and leeenux-linux-v8-lxde-kids.

I also have checked the hard drive using the Leenux Live disk checker and found that there were 20 sectors that were bad on the HDD. Could this possibly cause problems on install? I have seen on a YouTube video that I can replace this drive with SSD. Possibly will be better. But first will try your suggestion.

A:

20 bad sectors is probably what is causing the problem, especially if they are at the beginning at the hdd, in the mbr for example. There are programs that try to repair them, but they tend to reappear in some time. I would first try to repair them, and if nothing works I would replace the drive. SSD is always a great choice, it would also speed up everything.

Q:

I installed a new SSD and the Leeenux for Kids install worked fine. Eeepc 1005P runs your distro software fast. My kid and I are enjoying it and getting to know Linux (I am a newbie).

However, this morning I have encountered a problem on login. Seems like this is a common Ubuntu issue. I had installed as requiring no password on bootup, but then tried to introduce a password from command line. The script ran, however, did not seem to have any effect. Then, a day later after running some updates, the session could not shut down properly. I did a hard shut down. When I booted up again, I got the login screen, but entering correct password on multiple accounts did not work. I went into shell and could access using password. I added a new Testing user, but even this one did not work.

So, do you have any suggestions? I know I can reinstall, and that won’t be a problem.

Would you be able to tell me what Leeenux runs for the GUI start up? Is it DBlight? Perhaps there is a corruption in the startup script.

Q:

Reinstalled with require password ticked. Problem solved.

How much development still goes into your distro?

A:

Sorry for the late reply. Development is waiting for the new LTS Ubuntu. In May there should be a new version of Leeenux, and that will be the last one.

Installing from SD card or USB flash drive

Q:

I’ve tried to install both LXDE V8 Lite and 2G to my eeepc 4G, but although both worked on the installation from the SD card, neither will boot from a cold start of the hard drive. When I try to boot from a cold start with 2G installed, I get:

GRUB Laoding stage1.5. GRUB loading.pleasewait… Error 15 I think this is the same as I got on the Lite installation or at least similiar. Can you help me? I would definitely appreciate it! Also, just for reference, will 2G boot up faster than Lite on a eeepc 4G or would either be about the same.

A:

Did you use Unetbootin to transfer the iso? Could you try instead using an SD card for installation to use regular USB flash drive? I cannot say at this point what might have caused the error, but I just want to rule out the memory card controller. Also, make sure to change in bios OS from Finished to Start.

Q:

Using the USB drive rather than the SD card solved the problem! Thanks so much for your help! Guess I need to read and follow directions better. PS, I took your advise and installed the LXDE Standard version; really nice!

Disk size for installation

Q:

At the beginning of the installation process I received a warning “a 3.6 Gb partition might not be enough”. I didn’t change any of the partition options when installing. Is this supposed to happen? The machine only has 4 Gb…

A:

Which edition of Leeenux did you choose to install? I would advise you to choose LXDE Standard, then choose to use entire drive.

Spotify and XBMC/Kobi

Q:

Thank you for Leeenux allowing me to breath life back into my old 701 EeePC.

Do you know if it is possible to install Spotify and XBMC/Kobi using Leeenux?

These are the steps using terminal for what you need.

XBMC:
sudo apt-get install software-properties-common
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install kodi

Spotify:
# 1. Add the Spotify repository signing key to be able to verify downloaded packages
sudo apt-key adv –keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 –recv-keys BBEBDCB318AD50EC6865090613B00F1FD2C19886
# 2. Add the Spotify repository
echo deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list
# 3. Update list of available packages sudo apt-get update
# 4. Install Spotify sudo apt-get install spotify-client

Right edition for 4G

Q:

I would like to kindly ask which of the distributions I purchased one suits mod. eeepc 4g, possibly in Italian language?

I came across a difficulty which hd too small, only 4g., If you have any advice.

Or possibly a vision for movie streaming, and fluidity.

Listed under the ardware netbook to bottom.

A:

I would recommend LXDE Standard edition, use the entire hard drive, and during partitioning chose not to create SWAP partition.
Install using English language, if you prefer Italian, you can switch to it later when the OS is installed.

Remove lxlauncher from autostart

Q:

Is there any way to remove this menu page and have the desktop? This is LXDE v8..

I would have liked to use XFCE v8, however some of the windows are cut off at the bottom with the 701SD, in particular the network properties.

Thanks!!

A:

Sure, there are two ways. Remove lxlauncher from autostart or uninstall lxlauncher and it will be reverted to regular desktop.

Booting on eeePC 900

Q:

I just downloaded Leeenux and was hoping to run it from a flash drive on my eee PC 900. I followed the directions as far as using Netbootin to put the .iso on the flash drive, but when I put the flash drive into the eee PC, it will not boot. I have done the F2 at startup and made sure that the system is told to boot from removable storage. But when I exit, it still boots up with Xandros. Any help would be greatly appreciated! I would really like to resurrect this little machine and give it some new life. I am not a Linux user by any means. My first experience with it was 7 years ago when I bought this machine. So, if there is a “for dummies” version of how to do this, that is probably the one I need! As a side note, the flash drive I am using is brand new. I did not format it in any way, so I don’t know if there is something I need to do to it in order for the process to work correctly.

A:

The drive should be formated with FAT32 before using Unetbootin. Did you get Unetbootin boot menu?

Q:

I just formatted the flash drive to FAT32, but I thought that it already came that way. In any case, I did it again, but I am still having the same issue. I launch Unetbootin, select Diskimage, and then select the zip archive for Leeenux. Unetbootin confirms that the files are written to the drive, I exit and then remove the drive from my Windows PC. I put it in the eee pc 900, turn it on, F2 to get to the BIOS menu, check to make sure that boot priority is set for removable device, F10 to save and exit. When it continues to boot, it goes straight to Xandros. I get no menus or anything else after putting the flash drive in the eee pc. I must be missing something, I just don’t know what!

A:

For some reason the BIOS seams to skip the USB drive. While booting enter the boot menu with F12. There should be a USB device listed. Try changing the USB port as well, sometimes that does the trick.

Q:

F12 doesn’t do anything.  I have tried from each of the 3 USB ports, and still nothing.  Perhaps it just won’t work on this machine for some reason?

Q:

I found a post about this issue on a message board, and I had to hit esc to get to a per session boot menu, where I could select the USB directly. Now it is trying to install, but I thought I could run it from the drive to see how it works? Right now the install is defaulting to Replace Debian GNU/Linux programs, etc. I am not even sure which version of Leeenux it is attempting to install. Sorry for asking so many questions!

Q:

It did boot up, kind of.  I have a blue desktop screen, with a gray bar on the left hand side.  The icons are mostly boxes with the no sign in them.  The only icon that is really operable is the one that looks like a gear, that lets you log out and change users.

A:

1. Running from the drive i.e. Live distro is not what Leeenux is meant to be, so it is not the same as installed,
2. Installation should be started from Unetbootin’s menu,
3. If you are looking for a well-rounded-nice-looking OS, choose XFCE iso file, for speed go with LXDE. By the what you told me, you choose LXDE. It will look differently when installed.
4. In the Unetbootin menu, do choose to install for devices with Pentium and Celeron M, since eee 900 has Celeron M CPU.

Q:

Thank you!!

eeePC 901 edition choice

Q:

I’ve got an eeepc 901 and I thought the best choice for having a linux server with postfix would be “LXDE M Standard ” is it ok?

Q:

i just install your distro leeenux-v7-M-standard.iso, in my eeepc 901 everything’s fine but there’s no ETH0, no NIC, I can only connect to internet with wifi as you can see in the attached snap. I tried everything …. Do you have any idea what could be wrong?

A:

Maybe it sounds silly, but is ethernet port enabled in BIOS?

Q:

Wow… i haven’t check that…. sounds weird but i’ll try it

Kind words

Installed the v8-xfce-deluxe on eeepc 900.
Works very well.
Makes this netbook useful and fun again.

Best $9.00 I have spent in a long time!!!

Games and updates

Q:

I purchased the Leenux Linux today and downloaded a few of the variants to try them. I occasionally get 4G and less often 2G computers both of which are unable run Lubuntu due to the small hard drive size. I am trying them on a Dell Inspiron 6400 Laptop that has a mechanical hard drive. If that is the cause of the below issues then please let me know. I’ve tried 3 distros now. 2G, Kids and Standard. I first deleted all existing partitions using Gparted then installed Leeenux choosing to install updates etc during the install. All seemed to go well. However, as an example, with the kids version, most of the games don’t work – If I click on Aisleriot for example either nothing happens or I get a message to the effect that “Games Application Closed Unexpectedly” Another problem occurred when I clicked on Software Updater and clicked on “Install Now” chose to update the distro. I got lots of messages where it asked me if I wanted to Replace your changes in ‘etc/issue’ with a later version of the configuration file. I chose yes to this as per the recommendation below it. However at the end of the update it said that “Package Operation Failed” and when I restart the laptop not all the programs work. Am I doing something wrong? Should I choose not to replace config files when updating?

A:

For that laptop I would recommend XFCE Standard edition, that one should go without problems. Updates are maintained by Canonical, Ubuntu, and some of them do tend to create problems. The problem with Kids version is the known bug – some of the shortcuts in the lxlauncher is available only for root users, using chmode on them will correct the issue.
Both problems will be corrected in the next version of Leeenux, we apologize for the problems you encountered.
However, do not upgrade the whole distribution or essential system files. Apps are fine to update.

Q:

As an example could you please tell me how to chmod to play Aisleriot? That is what my Grandmother wants.

A:

You were right, the problem was deeper than that. I tested it in the Kids version, if you have found the same problem in other versions please let me know.
The solution is very simple:
1. Uncheck remastersys from software sources list,
2. Do update (via terminal its sudo apt-get update),
3. sudo apt-get upgrade
4. choose Yes for replacing config files
5. restart

Sorry for the trouble and thanks for pointing the bug to us. In the next update of Leeenux it will be corrected.

eeePC 8G

Q:

I thought that I only had 2G Memory on my EeePC but when I started the Install I discovered that there was actually 8G and it asked for the SWAP File allocation and would not let me choose the whole drive for the EXT4 Partition [ kept saying that it was out of the Drive ] I would like to know the Hard drive Partitioning Ratios to get the best of Leeenux this is what I did to get the install working EXT4 [ root ] for the OS SWAP [ 1G ] the Remaining Space was used at EXT2 But I don’t think what I’ve done is correct at all.

Kind Words

Just a note of thanks.  I have tried Puppy Linux, Knoppix, Slitaz and others.  While a full install of Ubuntu is fine for newer machines, Leeenux can’t be beat on my Asus eee pc 900.  Great job!

Lightness

Q:

what is best to use? I want it to be small as possible

A:

Depends on the netbook, but I would go with LXDE Lite.

Fn key and NumLock

Q:

I used Leeenux in the past and loved how simplistic it was. However, my new netbook (eee pc 1001) wont boot it. Tried via USB and via burnt dvd on external DVD drive. It states “No DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found!”

A:

Please do download the iso file once again, as it may have got corrupt during the download process.
Use the Unetbootin to transfer it to USB.

Also, do format the USB with FAT32, and do make sure that it has enough space for Leeenux. If it still does not work, try with other usb flash memory, sometimes faulty usb flash may cause the problem.

Q:

I have tried this and i believed it was working. however, now the keyboard appears to be using fn keys instead of primary keys. On regular ubuntu & windows xp this is not the case, and there is no option to lock Fn.

Do you know any way around this?

A:

Yes, on printscreen key there is numlock. Use fn+printscreen. Also some bios-es have an option “disable numlock on boot”.

Standard edition on 4G installation problem

Q:

i am only able to load the lite version. i have a asus eee 4g with 1g memory. i want to instal one of the standard versions. each time i try to instal it aborts due to insufficient hard file space error. The loader shows the hf partitions as 2.9g linux /1g swap. please tell me which of the v8 versions are meant to work and any undocumented tips that may be needed.

A:

You can install the standard version, but you need to manually partition during installation. There is a time during installation where you need to choose “Something else”, which will bring you to the partitioner. Do not make swap more than 512MB, or do not make it at all. You need to create at least one ext4 formated partition and mount it as “/” or “root”.
On this video, at 0:35 is partitioning. It is for the previous version of Leeenux, but it is the same with the new version:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_4xW4y14j0

Upgrade Leeenux

Q:

I have a little question on leenux: when i make an OS upgrade (apt-get upgrade) System made me hundreds of Question like this: “Configuration file created by you or by a script this file is also contained in package provided by package maintainer What would you like to do about it? install the newer version keep” what can i do?

A:

Regarding this I cannot be of much help. It is usually better to keep the configuration file, however that depends upon the package. I would suggest not upgrading kernel nor C++ compilers, they can cause problems and rarely give an actual benefits to the user.

Run out of space

A:

Can you tell me which netbook you have and did you use unetbootin? Which edition of Leeenux did you chose?

A:

Do you have something else on internal SSD, some other OS installed? LXDE standard needs to use entire internal memory. There is an option during installation to chose what to do regarding that.

Q:

Thanks for your email. Machine only had XP and has 1Gb RAM. I will try again and tell you what happens

Edition for eee 1015

Q:

I am doing the install for Emily and I am a little confused as to which distribution to use for her. She has : Asus Pc eee 1015 with a Atom 450n Processor and 2GB of memory She wants to have it installed to boot from hardrive after installing from USB stick From my research I get conflicting information on whether or not the Atom 450N is a PAE CPU or not?

A:

Atom is PAE CPU. I would chose XFCE Deluxe edition.

Dual Boot and Live

Q:

I am running Leenux a Live Standard in a Live session and there is a lag between typing on the keyboard and the appearance of letters onscreen. Will this lag diminish if I install Leeenux on teh SSD? I am using an Acer Aspire One 722 with an AMD C60 dual core, 4GB RAM, 60GB SSD installed with Windows 7 64-bit. I am interested in Leeenux since Windows 7 is slow on this netbook. Can I dual boot Leenux with Windows 7? If yes, please provide me instructions.

A:

Leeenux is much faster when installed. I would chose some XFCE edition for your netbook.
Dual boot option is available during installation. It will ask you to keep the Windows 7 and install Leeenux alongside it, to erase everything or to manually partition the drive (option “Something else”).

Updates

Q:

After latest system updater my V8 looks different and hangs. V7 still more stable. Now I have to revert back to V7.

A:

Sorry, but updates are Ubuntu’s business, and they do tend to make mistakes.

AspireOne keyboard problems

Q:

I have installed Leeenux on an Acer AspireOne netbook. It has a keyboard with three characters on some keys and four on some keys, I don’t remember the exact designation of type, but use entails using the Fn and ALT keys to get the correct output to screen. I could not find the correct designation at install so it makes typing difficult. Is there something that I missed?

A:

When did the problem occur, during installation or after?

Q:

Hello Aleksander! The install seemed to go well but I must have selected the wrong keyboard configuration. The Fn key has to be used on a number of characters to get the proper output eg: Fn+p to get p out. My problem is that I can’t find any way to change the keyboard config other than a full install. Please advise.

A:

Some netbooks do have the fn key pressed by default during installation, and some BIOS-es have the option to turn that on or off. However, since you have

A:

I need just one more information, on key J does it display 1, and on U number 4?

Q:

Yes that is correct.

A:

Ok, this is the simple thing than. NumLock is turned on, probably it is on by default in BIOS. Check if there is an option in bios that has numlock on. To turn it off in Leeenux, do fn+num-lock. Num-lock should be in the upper right side of the keyboard.
You may have entered password with numbers instead of letters. If you need help changing that, do tell.

Q:

Not so simple as it seems . The unit is an Acer Aspireone *netbook* with no number keypad ergo: no numlock key or setting. I was hoping that there is a way to access the kbd config without having to do a re-install and that there is a configuration that would mimic “ISO99+95-3{US keyboard with 3 levels per key)”.

A:

I have eee’s for testing, unfortunately no Acer Aspire One, so I cannot test that for myself. There is app called iBus, you can try and see if it the issue can be resolved by it.

On eee, numlock can be turned on/off by: fn+F11. Maybe its the same with Acer, or it maybe uses some other F key.

Q:

You got it, this worked fine and NUMLOCK stays off on re=boot. Thanks for your prompt help. THE OS seems to be just what I wanted AS this netbook is slated for a single use as a digital meal planner, shopping list etc. for a home care kitchen.

External monitor

Q:

Firstly, I have to say that I really like this software of yours and take the little eeePC with me on my travels. Secondly, when in my caravan, I have access to a bigger TV screen which always makes things easier to work with and extends my ability to tackle wide-screen programs, like my family tree. Am I able to set things up so that I can direct the screen output to the external VGA connector?

A:

Attaching external monitor is easy, all the settings are in Preferences/Monitor. There you have a checkbox for the VGA or DVI monitor.

Asus eee 1201PN Unetbootin issue and Control Panel (in Serbian language)

Q:

Skinuo sam i instalirao tvoj Leeenux (XFCE Deluxe) za svoj 1201PN Asus netbook. Radi dosta lepo, zadovoljan sam, inace sam potpuni pocetnik za Linux. Evo par primedbi na uputstva: Preporucio si UNetBootIn za kreiranje boot-abilnog USB-a. Kod mene to nije radilo, instalacija bi se zakucala posle prvog prozora. Nakon toga sam probao Universal USB Installer (http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3/) i radilo je odmah. on “OS Installation” change from “Finished” to “Start”, exit saving changes – u mom Setup-u ova opcija ne postoji (stavio sam USB kao primary drive i onda je boot-ovao) Nakon instalacije sam shvatio da Windows 7 (koga sam ostavio na disku; kreirao sam posebnu ext4 particiju za linux) se ne boot-uje – nemam mogucnost da ga izaberem. Na kraju, ne mogu da nadjem nikakve “preferences” u sistemu, nesto kao Control Panel u windows-u (hteo bih da dodam druge tastature).

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Mozda Unetbootin ne radi sa tvojim netbook-om iz nekog razloga. Ta podesavanja u BIOS-u su samo za 700 eee seriju, kasnije su to izbacili. Ako si rucno particionisao, moguce je da GRUB nije dodao ulaz za Windows. Nije problem, mozes ga naknadno dodati, ima gomila uputstava na netu kako se to radi.
Control panel je malo sakriven u XFCE. U start meniju, dole, ima jedno dugmence. Tu imas skoro sva podesavanja, ostatak su u aplikacijama u preferences i settings.

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🙂

Našao sam dugmence, hvala 

eeePC 1000H Booting problem

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I want to revive my Eeepc H1000 (XP) after lending it for some time to an acquaintance. The latter replaced Windows XP for Vista. As for I am an iMac-user for some years now, I do not want Windows back in the first place, so I want to give it a try for Linux. Thats why I arrived at your site. I followed your first steps, but already after 3 I got stuck. In the BIOS I made the USB-port as only bootable device. On booting I can see the stick respond, but then I get the message: “ Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key” Do you think, I should remove Vista first? By what means? I will reformat the USB en replace the ISO as next step. Could you give me a clou? I’m not a computer-wizard, but I know my basics.

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Did you use Unetbootin to transfer iso to (previously formated with FAT32) USB stick (that is 4GB or larger)? The problem here, it seams, is that it cannot recognize USB as bootable device because there are no boot records on it.

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Thanks for your quick respons. Yes I did. I enclose a print-screen of the contents.

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Can you try to boot from that USB from some other PC, if you have one? If you still have Windows, maybe try to use Unetbootin from it, or at least start USB from linux with sudo.
Let me know,

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In the meantime I restored the out of date XP on the Eeepc. From there I made a bootable USB en transfered the ISO. Leeenux is now running fine, although a little slower than I expected. Thanks once again for your helpfull support.

Scan

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I have difficulty in making simple scan works. Seems no response when I click on. Please help.

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See if sane is installed and service enabled.

Numlock

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It works perfectly on my eee 1001p.

The only problem I had during install was that num lock was on.  I could not turn it off until after installation was completed.
That caused me problems because I couldn’t enter the password for my Wifi connection.  I used Ethernet to get around that problem.

I don’t know how numlock got turned on.  I replaced a working win 7 installation.

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Maybe it is turned on by default in bios. Even so, the regular numbers can than be typed in while holding Fn key.

4G out of space

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Hi, every time I install on the 4gb ssd I run out of space, this is with LXDE Standard. I can’t seem to get it to boot on the 8gb ssd.

Any ideas?

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It is probably due that you are not using entire drive. If unsure, please format the drive first.

Unetbootin and ISO

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I’m familiar with UNetBootIn but got an error with your ISO. Will create a new one again tomorrow (it’s 12:30 AM here at the moment).

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Thinking it might be my USB stick, I reformatted it, then used unetbootin-windows-608.exe and installed puppy-4.2retro-k2.6.21.7-seamonkey.iso on it as a test, it worked perfectly. I reformatted the USB stick again (2GB) and installed your leeenux-v8-2G.iso using unetbootin-windows-608.exe again. Again it failed. 

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Did you remember to manually partition during installation? Video on how to do this is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_4xW4y14j0 When asked to partition drive, chose “Something else”, create partition table or delete existing partitions, create only one partition and mount it as root. Do not create SWAP partitions. Also, in bios, where it says “OS Installation – Finished” should be set to “START” before you try to install it. On the installation menu, chose to install on devices with Pentium M or Celeron M.

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I’m booting it off the USB stick only, not installing on a hard drive.

It surprisingly worked after I again reformatted the stick and tried again.

Good thing? WiFi worked right away without any fiddling around!

Bad? No option for a version with Chromium browser. Any chance you might produce such a version?

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For the next version I will consider Chromium for lighter editions. It is in repository so it is easy to install.

Network Configuration during installation

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When trying to install LEEENUX V8 LXDE STANDARD , I got this message on the screen “ BOOTING SYSTEM WITHOUT FULL NETWORK CONFIGURATION “ , but I have my 701 EEEPC 4G directly switch to the router .

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It is best to install without connecting to the network and connect after installation.

Leeenux vs Lubuntu

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What is the differences on Leeenux and Lubuntu ? Is there any differences in the Kernel at all between those two ? Because I see now that Leeenux derived from Lubuntu, so why should I choose Leeenux before Lubuntu ? Witch one is best for eeepc ?

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Leeenux is built for eeepc. This means it is a bit faster than Lubuntu, and UI and apps are adjusted for smaller screens.
Kernel is almost the same as with Ubuntu. Some options have been turned off, since generic kernel contains too much stuff which eee user does not need.
Leeenux is targeted mostly at novice Linux users. If you are an experienced user or developer than you don’t need it, as you could adjust it all by yourself in the given time.

BIOS Update

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This is for your future benefit in case anyone else has problems. I spent several hours dealing with blank screens after booting (fixed by grub nomodeset) and wrong resolutions while trying to get the 1024×600 screen resolution to work could only get 800×600 to work. I finally solved my problem by updating the BIOS from version 1808 to the most current 2103 version. After updating the BIOS I removed the changes from /etc/default/grub file and runs great now and looks goods.

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Thanks, I will pass this on.

Language during installation

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i download leeenux-linux-v8-lxde-kids.iso but during installation on computer real and virtual i have the problem attached. I repeat the download but the problem is the same. What can i do?

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Please install using the English language. You can change the system language later.

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can i install this ISO on a eeepc 701 (4G)?

I have the same problem also with the english language

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On internal memory of 701, no, since it is more than 4GB when installed.

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I think that leeenux-linux-v8-lxde-kids.iso is a bad image, i tried also to start the live distro and doesn’t work. Can you check the image please?

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I have just personally downloaded and installed Kids edition. The trick is that you have eee 701. Its SSD is 4GB, and Kids edition requires at least 5GB. Also, before installation it would require to chose “Install for Pentium M or Celeron M…”. Live mode cannot work on 701 for that same reason. If you want to boot into Live mode, you would have to edit that command and add “–forcepae” at the end.
However, you made a good point. There should be Kids edition for 701. I also have 701 and gave it to my daughter. I will make special Kids edition just for that netbook and I will give you links as soon as it is made (in two or three days).

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The problems on the ” leeenux-linux-v8-lxde-kids.iso” come from a QEMU machine. If you prefer i’ll send you the xml file configuration of the machine. On the 701 i’ll try to install the system on a SD card of 8 GB with the same results. Is possible to control the MD5 checksum of the iso file downloaded? I try with checkisomd5 but the result is: NA. Thank you for send me the Kids edition for 701. I want to give for Christmas my 701 to my daughter (5 years old).

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It is ready, by tomorrow it will be uploaded to the server and I will send you the link to it. I have tested it, works fine on 701.

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Good job! the installation on e QEMU machine work fine with an HD 3.9GB, so i think that with eeepc there is no problem. My daughter likes tux-kart and extreme-tux-racer. Do you think that 701 is able to install and play this games with this distro? Did you use a gamepad on 701?

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I did not try gamepad on Leeenux, but it should work. Tux cart should work, for tux racer I am a bit unsure since it has a bit better graphics.

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