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Hardware Specific / Re: iMac (17-inch Late 2006 CD)
« on: October 25, 2017, 08:37:00 PM »
You'll need to do a CD install on a Mac that old.

This has been fixed the release 3.22 and above. See,302.0.html for details.

General Support / Re: Ubermix wipes out all mounted media on boot!
« on: April 03, 2017, 04:13:56 PM »
Interesting. This shouldn't happen since rc.local should finish before automount, which means the disk shouldn't be there yet. In any event, version 3.22 fixes this, or you can just run

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sudo apt update && sudo apt dist-upgrade
in generic mode and the ubermix-settings package update will fix it. Alternatively, you can replace the
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rm -rf /media/*

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for dir in `find /media -maxdepth 2`; do
[ -z "`find $dir -type f`" ] && rm -rf $dir

Q&A / Re: Multiple students using one computer and Chrome
« on: August 08, 2015, 11:02:19 PM »
You can clear everything on exit by going to Chrome Settings->Show Advanced Settings->Content Settings and choosing "Keep local data only until I quit my browser".

How-to / Re: Enabling Remote Access
« on: July 11, 2015, 09:46:59 PM »

General Support / Re: Broken link to google apps icons package?
« on: July 11, 2015, 09:46:38 PM »
You shouldn't need to download that individually any more. You should be able to find and install via synaptic or Ubuntu Software center. Or you can install from the terminal with

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sudo apt-get install gapps-icons-all

Hardware Specific / Re: Travelmate B115 Wireless
« on: July 11, 2015, 09:37:42 PM »
Awesome, thanks for the tip! Will be sure to forward to others in need.

Thanks for your thoughts. Updates applied.

Hardware Specific / Re: Travelmate B115 Wireless
« on: July 03, 2015, 01:32:16 PM »
You can also try newer firmware, which you can download from . For the B115, the firmware is iwlwifi-7260-[version].ucode. ubermix 2.23 already has versions through 12 in it, so you will only want to download newer. Click on the newer file in the list, which will bring up a binary editor, then click the "plain" link at the top to download. Once downloaded, copy into the /lib/firmware folder to install, and reboot.

Note that you will want to download all of the newer versions, since you won't know for sure if the backport driver will use the latest one. The 4.1 driver I built per instructions above only went as high as the "13" version, even though there was a 14 available.

Hardware Specific / Re: Travelmate B115 Wireless
« on: July 03, 2015, 01:06:52 PM »
Panama-Buena Vista is also on Aruba and has experienced weird issues, although I think they were able to get them worked out. The 7260 seems to prefer 5GHz, so definitely make sure you are connecting to a capable 5GHz SSID.

You can also try a newer driver from an upstream kernel through the backports project. To do this, first go to the backport page here: then click on the link under "Download" for the current release. Once on that page, download the latest one at the top (I used
backports-4.1.1-1 for this test run) and extract the downloaded file to your Home (user) folder, then follow these steps:

  • Open a terminal (ctrl-alt-t)
  • cd backports-[tab] (should autocomplete to the version you downloaded - if not, start typing the version and press tab to complete, or type out the full version)
  • make defconfig-iwlwifi
  • make
  • make install
  • reboot

After this is done, test to see if things are better.

General Support / Re: Problem with Ubermix 1.5 Image
« on: July 03, 2015, 12:39:34 PM »
That's not an error. It is installing normally as it should. The home partition is where the user files are, and is handled later in the installation process.

Sounds like Virtualization is disabled in the BIOS of your machine. Am guessing it's HP, so what you would do is reboot and press the ESC key repeatedly as it turns on until the BIOS menu appears. Look for a BIOS settings option, then for a virtualization option.

If not HP, consult your manufacturer documentation for instructions on getting into the BIOS setup.

Hardware Specific / Re: Travelmate B115 Touchpad
« on: July 03, 2015, 12:35:06 PM »
The "jumping all over the screen" issue is usually a bad touchpad or a bad connection inside the machine. First thing to try is the connection, which can be easily reseated by removing the bottom panel. If that doesn't work, replacing the touchpad typically does the trick.

FYI, if you want to upgrade the BIOS to 1.26, we built a usb key that will automatically do it for you. You have to switch the BIOS to Legacy mode for it to work, however, then reset everything to UEFI per the instructions on the wiki page. Download the image here and create the key just like you do for a standard ubermix key (see Download and Install instructions) replacing "ubermix-key2.xx.img with "bios126.img"

Hardware Specific / Re: Travelmate 115 graphics driver issue
« on: July 03, 2015, 12:17:49 PM »
2.23 should be better with that device. The Intel driver installer from the prior instructions actually only updated the Intel kernel driver to Linux 3.16 version. As of ubermix 2.2, the 3.16 kernel is the default.

All that said, I have built a backport package for the Intel kernel driver from the 3.19 kernel that you can download from here: . On the B115s, I'm seeing better performance and improved battery life with the newer driver. Should work on all Intel laptops, and I plan to include it as a default in a future build, once I've been able to test it a little more.

You might also try updating the user-space (ie xorg server) drivers, which include a lot of the 3D code, to see if you can eek out a little more performance. There is some risk in that these are typically nightly builds of upstream updates, so you'll want to be sure to test them fully before you deploy at scale. To install, do the following from the terminal (ctrl-alt-t) - preferably in generic mode:

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:oibaf/graphics-drivers
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

I haven't seen a huge difference in performance myself - your mileage may vary.

How-to / Re: Can I install Ubermix on Windows tablet
« on: July 03, 2015, 12:05:51 PM »
Not on the W3. It has a special Atom processor that is hardware locked to Windows 8. Ubermix does work on higher-end, non-Atom tablets, like the Switch 11.

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