Monthly Archives: September 2012

I’ve got a taste for gingerbread!

This is how it was before I rooted it

 

I am currently using the LG Optimus V smart phone and while it has been pretty cool except for a few complaints I have decided to root my phone and make some tweaks to it.  Hopefully this will increase the functionality of my phone and help me hold off until I can upgrade to a much more powerful phone.

Going to youtube to look at step by step instructions proved to be a real pain, so I decided to write this in hopes that maybe just maybe you can be spared the foolishness I had to go through.

Let the games begin!!!

I decided to search for GOOD instructions again and I came across http://virginmobilehacks.webs.com/apps/blog/show/12354181-easy-root-method-for-the-lg-optimus-v-gingerbreak-v1-2.

Once I was there I read the instructions and then I was like….How do I install the App to my phone?  Thankfully the answer was provided.  So I removed my SD card from the phone and put it into my laptop, then I  went to my file manager called Astro and seached for the file that was needed.

Then I installed the app called Gingerbreak and ran it.  Once that was done the phone rebooted and, da da da da! my phone was rooted.

I decided to double check just to make sure I rooted it correctly and that will be covered in part 2.

How much longer will my laptop last?

Recently I posted about my laptop and how awesome it is.    Now I still enjoy using it and all but it is over six years old so I have no idea of how much longer she will last.

Sad but true!  I gotta face reality, even though it this case it really bytes.     That sad reality is something I have already experienced in my two other laptops that I have of the same make and model and they have already stopped working properly due to the GPU failing in them both.

So, it makes logical sense to me that while I could simply get another one online, by them being the same age,  they would all fail at some point.  The problem would be much simpler if they had discrete or removable GPU’s but they don’t.

Due to them being integrated GPU’s they are a part of the motherboard so they cannot be upgraded by themselves, I would have to get a new motherboard which to me is not a good idea since it would cost more to buy one of those and then I would still have to not only take the laptop apart, but then I would have to put it back together again.   So not worth it in my book.

I really would like to repair the messed up part, but again this does not seem to be feasible.  Not cool at all, but what can I do?

Oh well, these things happen.  Such is life.

Like I said, I have no idea how long she will last, but the least I could do is keep her well maintained and hopefully she will keep on running at least until I can get a new one.

be careful

Brain Knowledge

Linux’s terminal commands are powerful, and Linux won’t ask you for confirmation if you run a command that won’t break your system. It’s not uncommon to see trolls online recommending new Linux users run these commands as a joke.

Learning the commands you shouldn’t run can help protect you from trolls while increasing your understanding of how Linux works. This isn’t an exhaustive guide, and the commands here can be remixed in a variety of ways.

Note that many of these commands will only be dangerous if they’re prefixed with sudo on Ubuntu – they won’t work otherwise. On other Linux distributions, most commands must be run as root.

rm -rf / – Deletes Everything!

The command rm -rf / deletes everything it possible can, including files on your hard drive and files on connected removable media devics. This command is more understandable if it’s broken down:

rm – Remove the following files.

-rf

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Now this was an awesome post!!

Kixspeak

PinguyOS DesktopFor beginners and experienced Linux users alike, Ubuntu probably ranks among the most preferred Linux distros right now. Easily customizable, flexible, and best of all — easy to use and get comfortable with, Ubuntu delivers most of what you need and would get you up and running in minutes. For free.

But for those who want to take it a step further, and experience what  a truly powerful and no-brainer Linux distro is all about, take PinguyOS for a spin.

PinguyOS is an Ubuntu fork itself, meaning that while it is a separate OS altogether, its underlying system was derived from Ubuntu.

Here are some of the things that made PinguyOS my instant favorite:

Compatibility

Since PinguyOS is essentially an Ubuntu spinoff, everything that you can do on Ubuntu can also be done in PinguyOS. That means Ubuntu repositories, .deb packages, and all native Ubuntu programs will work with PinguyOS…

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Now this was an awesome post!!

Kixspeak

PinguyOS DesktopFor beginners and experienced Linux users alike, Ubuntu probably ranks among the most preferred Linux distros right now. Easily customizable, flexible, and best of all — easy to use and get comfortable with, Ubuntu delivers most of what you need and would get you up and running in minutes. For free.

But for those who want to take it a step further, and experience what  a truly powerful and no-brainer Linux distro is all about, take PinguyOS for a spin.

PinguyOS is an Ubuntu fork itself, meaning that while it is a separate OS altogether, its underlying system was derived from Ubuntu.

Here are some of the things that made PinguyOS my instant favorite:

Compatibility

Since PinguyOS is essentially an Ubuntu spinoff, everything that you can do on Ubuntu can also be done in PinguyOS. That means Ubuntu repositories, .deb packages, and all native Ubuntu programs will work with PinguyOS…

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awesome information

pacesettergraam

Introduction

There are probably thousands of Windows users out there who have looked at LINUX and thought “I’d like to try that”.

Sometimes though fear and lethargy take over and with so much fear mongering spread by the mainstream press (You know who you are Sky television) it is amazing that any of us ever made the move.

The truth is that people switch to Linux everyday and once they realise the benefits they don’t go back. In fact a large number of those Linux users become evangelical about the wonders of Linux.

This article is for those Windows users who just want to try Linux without making a firm commitment. Lets call it distro dating.

Without further ado here are 5 ways to try Linux without messing up Windows.

1. Live CDs / DVDs

There are a lot of LINUX distributions that provide a live CD or DVD installation.

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