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General Support / Re: Problems on ACER Travelmate B115
« Last post by ssunkev on April 24, 2017, 03:06:02 AM »
Is there anywhere else I can seek assistance ??
General Support / Problems on ACER Travelmate B115
« Last post by ssunkev on April 17, 2017, 08:32:16 AM »
Hi to all,

I am pretty new to this, and I am an adult private user. Not a kid or a student.
I have a very average use of my computer, Internet, Music and video reproduction, and storage.
I don seem to have much of the initial reported problems with my OS like mousepad, connectivity , etc... However I have a small list  of issues I would like to resolve.

First of all, the system crash. I have seen a few solutions on a previous post, but I don t know how to implement them, so I would need probably, the latest fix and how to fix it.

I also have a small issue with my keyboard, it is a spanish keyboard, and although I use the spanish layout config. I am missing the use of some accents and symbols. So I have to rely on spell check, which also doesn't really work on my gmail, for example, it doesn't switch from english to spanish.

Also, and that's quiet inconvenient. On internet, most of the time when I have to fill cases to provide information, and the case is colored, the caracter I type appear in white which makes it very hard to read and make sure of what I am writing. Is there a way to change that parameter.

My Bluetooth needs manually set up most of the time I connect a device to it ( I have 2 ) and even thouhgh it is connected, I have to switch manually the output device. Can this be improved.

And last, Once , a movie streaming web page asked me for Adobe flash plug in to run the video, and it did not seem available for this version of Linux.

Can you please, you genuises out there, help resolve these issues??

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!
« Last post by jnetman1 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
General Support / Best approach to enhance the Spanish translation of Ubermix
« Last post by cesarn on March 26, 2017, 11:43:14 AM »
Hello there:

Thank you very much for creating Ubermix, it is extremely useful for Kids On Computers to create computers labs in under served communities.

My name is CÚsar, and I would like to contribute by enhancing of the Spanish translation for Ubermix. What I have done is:

1. Contribute new translations to Ubuntu via Launchpad for several packages. And they are pending review. (

But now I would like to understand is how once those translations can make it back into Ubermix.

Do you have suggestions or documentation on how to do that?

General Discussion / restore
« Last post by moonshine38 on March 06, 2017, 01:28:54 PM »
I set up a laptop like I want it then updated the image on the key.  I can then deploy the image to another laptop. I need to use these laptops in a lab, so they will be shared. I would like to have the users logged out of their Chrome accounts on reboot. I have tried adding "aufs=restore_home" to /boot/grub/grub.cfg. That did not do it, so I tried "aufs=restore_os". That does not work. I used the directions on the wiki for auto restore, but it does not seem to work. Am I missing something?
I think I found why this happened =>,302.0.html

So I guess I just need to modify /etc/rc.local or do not leave the usb plugged-in when ubermix boots
General Support / [SOLVED] Ubermix wipes out all mounted media on boot!
« Last post by lionel.ta on December 27, 2016, 03:28:17 PM »
Yes. On system boot, Ubermix wipes all data in usb keys and external hard drives.
It took me some work to figure out what was happening after I lost data in some usb keys.

The /etc/rc.local script, which is run on boot, contains this dangerous command:
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rm -rf /media/*Which is run when the connected keys or drives are already mounted...

I was lucky to lose only a few Ubermix and Clonezilla keys, but it could have been all my personal and work data.
It wouldn't surprise me it already happened to other people...

Eveything else in Ubermix is lovely but I really think this needs a fix. Seriously, it's too dangerous.
How-to / Re: How do I default the boot to a specific user?
« Last post by lionel.ta on December 22, 2016, 06:37:53 AM »
I am having the same issue. I also need machines to boot to a user without admin privileges.

The workaround I have tried is creating a user called 'admin' with admin privileges and then changing 'user' to a standard account (System Settings -> User and Groups). The problem is that user still can use the 'Software' program to install stuff. But you can uninstall it with synaptics. The package is called gnome-software.
General Support / Problems updating the image on the key using the machine as a model
« Last post by lionel.ta on December 22, 2016, 06:30:55 AM »
Hi! First of all, thanks for the great work. Ubermix is awesome.

I was able to rebuild the base image in the machine following the steps in
But I have problems updating the image in the usb key using the machine as a model.

I follow the steps described, it takes its time to copy, says everything is ok, reboot system, wait for ubermix to load completely, shutdown system, take out key... but the resulting usb key doesn't work properly and shows this message when trying to boot:

error: file '/boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found
Entering rescue mode...
grub rescue>

The keys have the two UBERMIX and IMAGE partitions but they appear empty. No files at all. Strange.

I have tried many times with different usb keys, with ubermix v3 and v2, in different computers... it always happens the same.

Any ideas?
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