Monday, October 22, 2012

LiLi USB Creator 2.8.17 released

LiLi USB Creator 2.8.17 is now available for download.what’s new in this release?
New Linux Distributions supported :
Debian Live 6.0.5 Gnome/KDE/LXDE/Xfce/Standard
Ubuntu 12.10 “Quantal Quetzal” Unity/KDE/Xfce/LXDE
Edubuntu 12.10 (DVD)
Ubuntu Studio 12.10 (DVD)
Pear Linux 6
Gparted Live CD 0.14.0-1
Parted Magic 2012_10_10
CrunchBang 11 2012-09-24
Tails 0.13
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 5.1
GeexBox 3.0
SMS (Superb Mini Server) Live 2.0.0
ArchLinux 2012.10.06 x86/amd64
Chakra 2012.09
Sabayon 10 KDE
Super OS 11.10
Fuduntu 2012.4
Android x86 4.0 RC2

Download LiLi USB Creator

Disable ‘Logout’, ‘Restart’ and ‘Shutdown’ Confirmation dialog box in Ubuntu 12.10 (tip)

In Ubuntu’s Unity desktop, whenever you select ‘Logout’, ‘Restart’ … functions from the top-panel’s session menu, the OS asks you to confirm. It is a good move from the users perspective, as you can undo the request at the conformation dialog box (say that you forgot to save a web page in Firefox).
However, apart from its usefulness, I mostly find it to be an annoying feature. Now, you can easily disable this in Ubuntu, but until the 12.10 release, one could not do that, due to how that menu was implemented.
For example, in earlier versions of Ubuntu, the ‘Restart’ option was only shown at the confirmation dialog box of ‘Shutdown’. Thus, if you had disabled the conformation dialog, then you no longer can access the ‘Restart’ option.
Luckily, with Ubuntu 12.10, this menu has been changed and users can access the ‘Restart’ menu item directly from the main session menu.
So finally, this gave me the chance do disable that conformation dialog box. I just did it and so far, loving it ;-) .
If you too would like to do that too, then open your Terminal window and simply enter the below command.
gsettings set com.canonical.indicator.session suppress-logout-restart-shutdown true
That should do it.
If you wanted to get back the original functionality later, then you can undo the change by using the below command.
gsettings set com.canonical.indicator.session suppress-logout-restart-shutdown false
Yup, that’s it!.

System Log not Opening in Ubuntu 12.10? (fix)

The ‘system log’ in Ubuntu (or in any other OS) is not something that most users are interested in or use that much. However, it is a pretty useful tool that lets you track back software or hardware related issues etc.
And for some reason, in Ubuntu 12.10, I cannot open it by clicking on its icon in Unity’s ‘Dash’. I don’t know if it is a system wide bug, but if you are too having the issue, then until a fix comes in, you can still open it by using the below command in your Terminal window.
If you want to open it with administrative privileges, then use the below command instead.
gksudo gnome-system-log
That’s it.

[FIX] Laptop's Touchpad/Trackpad Not Working On Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal

In case your touchpad (aka trackpad) is not working despite having enabled it or re-installed its driver, you can follow this article which may solve your problem. In this tutorial we will see two solutions for enabling a laptop touchpad under Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal. It is also possible to apply it on Ubuntu 12.04 or Linux Mint 13.

Solution  1

Open the terminal and enable the touchpad with this command:

gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.peripherals.touchpad touchpad-enabled 'true'

Solution 2

If the first method is not working for you, you can try this tip:

- Via the terminal, list your devices with this command:

xinput --list

Here are the outputs returned for my laptop:

 ~$ xinput --list
⎡ Virtual core pointer                     id=2 [master pointer  (3)]
⎜   ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer            id=4 [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ SIGMACHIP Usb Mouse                id=11 [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad           id=14 [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎣ Virtual core keyboard                   id=3 [master keyboard (2)]
    ↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard          id=5 [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Power Button                     id=6 [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Video Bus                        id=7 [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Video Bus                        id=8 [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Sleep Button                      id=9 [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ USB2.0 0.3M UVC WebCam           id=10 [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Asus Laptop extra buttons            id=12 [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard          id=13 [slave  keyboard (3)]

- My touchpad is identified as id=14 (change it with yours), you can get more info about it with this command:

xinput --list-props 14

If it is disabled (0), you will get these outputs:

 xinput --list-props 14Device 'ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad':
Device Enabled (137): 0

- To enable the touchpad, run this command (replace 14 with your own touchpad ID):

xinput set-int-prop 14 "Device Enabled" 8 1