If you've got some Tips or Tricks with the new Kuki 2.8, put them here. Just Tips and Tricks, please, no questions or bug reports.
Kuki Linux 2.8 Tips and Tricks(11 posts) (5 voices)
Add Home Button to Midori
Missing the home button in Midori?
1. Goto Tools==>Extensions.
2. When the Extensions window opens, click/enable the Toolbar Editor.
3. Close the Extension window and goto Tools==>Customize Toolbar
4. Add Home Button (if you don't add it to the right spot, you can drag it up or down).
Make Websites think Midori is Firefox
Have a website that doesn't like Midori Web Browser?
1. Goto Edit==>Preferences
2. Select the Network Tab
3. Select Firefox in the Identify as drop list
Improve Boot Time
There are two things you can do. The first works for everybody, the second mainly for hard drive users.
A. Change Grub to wait only three seconds instead of ten before automatically booting
1. Open a terminal window (Menu==>Terminal)
2. Enter sudo mousepad /boot/grub/menu.lst
3. Find the line that says "Timeout 10" and change the 10 to 3.
4. Save and Exit Mousepad
The next time you boot the timeout will be three seconds.
B. Profile your boot (again, this mainly helps those with hard drives)
1. Next time you boot, press the Esc key when the grub menu is displayed
2. Press E while on the line that shows the kernel you are booting
3. Hilight the line that begins with "kernel" and press E again
4. At the end of the line type the word "profile" (without the quotes) and press enter
5. Press B to boot
6. After the booting has completed and the login screen is displayed, reboot your computer
What this does is organizes the files during the boot process so they are stored in the order they are called. Anytime you make a lot of changes or install a new kernel, repeat these steps.
Make it so the Grub Menu says Kuki Linux 2.8 instead of 3.0
This one was actually a mistake on our part! But, if it bothers you that the Grub Menu says you're booting Kuki Linux 3.0, it's very easy to fix.
1. Open a terminal (Menu==>Terminal)
2. Enter sudo mousepad /etc/lsb-release
3. Change the DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION to "Kuki Linux 2.8"
4. Save and exit mousepad
5. While still in the terminal enter sudo update-grub
The next time you reboot, Grub will list Kuki Linux 2.8 as the operating system
Faster Web Browsing
want even faster webbrowsing? Use OpenDNS.
the guide: https://kuki.me/forum/topic.php?id=261#post-1758running Jollicloud and Kuki Linux 2.8 final on a AAO ZG5 120gb HD, 1gb ram (labeled by shop as AAO 150 Ab)
Midori fuller screen
Add the midori short cuts add on
set say F12 to navbar
F12 now toggles it on/off for more real estate
It reappears sutomatically when your loading a page to show progress - cool
I did not manage to get F10 to work with toggling the menubar for some reason. Tried menu and menubar in the shortcut editor.
Kuki is cool!
If you find the sound volume too low, open the xfce-mixer (either clicking on the speaker icon in the taskbar or from the menu==>multimedia==>mixer).
If the Playback controls only show sliders for "Master", click on the select Controls button and select PCM (you can select all of them, except for digital, if you want).
Once you close that window, you will see the PCM controls. Slide them up to increase the volume.
Enabling Fan Control
Kuki Linux 2.8 includes the acerhdf module for controlling the fan in the Acer Aspire One. However, it is not enabled by default (just in case it would cause a problem with somebody's hardware). To enable it, open a terminal window and enter:
sudo sh -c 'echo -n "enabled" > /sys/class/thermal/thermal_zone0/mode'
Then enter dmesg|grep acerhdf and a status will be displayed. If there aren't any errors, the last line should say acerhdf: kernel mode fan control ON.
Now, this change will only stick until you reboot again. To make it always happen, you will want to enter sudo mousepad /etc/rc.local
That will open up the mousepad editor. You want to scroll down to the bottom and before the line exit 0, add type: echo -n "enabled" > /sys/class/thermal/thermal_zone0/mode (notice this command does not include the sudo sh -c needed when issuing the command in a terminal). Then save and exit mousepad.
The next time you boot, it will be enabled automatically (to check you can open a terminal and do the dmesg|grep acerhdf command).
I've finally had a chance to test the new version and it seems to work just great.
Also my tweak for enabling the acerhdf fan script seems to still hold true.
This was the only way i could make it work last time, not sure if any other way works better since version 2.8 of kuki but it's still quite easy.
After installation etc create file /etc/modprobe.d/acerhdf.conf
In this file input the line
options acerhdf kernelmode=1 fanon=70 fanoff=60 interval=10 verbose=0
Save file and reboot for changes to take effect.
Any parameter you omit reverts to its default value.
kernelmode=1 this is what makes the magic happen. Equal to mode 'enabled'
fanon=70 at what temperature the fan goes on
fanoff=60 at what temperature the fan goes off
interval=10 at what interval the temperature will be checked
verbose=0 if verbose reporting should be on=1 or off=0
Note: Default values for turning fan on and off is 63 degrees and 58 degrees which makes the fan go on and off quite abruptly unless you change them.Posted 11 months ago #
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