fredag den 16. november 2018

Change Orage Clock preferences

Rightclick on the Orage clock, then choose Properties.

1. Click on timezone to set the timezone to the one you are in right now, when finished continue to the next.




2. Set what you want in Line 1 and Tooltip - changes take effect immediately.


Example: In Line 1 %R %S sets the time to be shown as 12:07 01 where %R shows the hour and minutes and %S shows the seconds. If you want 12 hour clock with AM and PM then just only use %X in Line 1

For the Tooltip which is shown when you hold the mouse cursor over Orage clock, an example is:

%A %d %B %Y

%A shows the weekday
%d shows the current date
%B shows the current month
%Y shows the current year

So it looks like this: Friday 16 November 2018

You can set it to how you would like it to show.

Code:

%%   a literal %
%a   locale's abbreviated weekday name (e.g., Sun)
%A   locale's full weekday name (e.g., Sunday)
%b   locale's abbreviated month name (e.g., Jan)
%B   locale's full month name (e.g., January)
%c   locale's date and time (e.g., Thu Mar  3 23:05:25 2005)
%C   century; like %Y, except omit last two digits (e.g., 21)
%d   day of month (e.g, 01)
%D   date; same as %m/%d/%y
%e   day of month, space padded; same as %_d
%F   full date; same as %Y-%m-%d
%g   last two digits of year of ISO week number (see %G)
%G   year of ISO week number (see %V); normally useful only with %V
%h   same as %b
%H   hour (00..23)
%I   hour (01..12)
%j   day of year (001..366)
%k   hour ( 0..23)
%l   hour ( 1..12)
%m   month (01..12)
%M   minute (00..59)
%n   a newline
%p   locale's equivalent of either AM or PM; blank if not known
%P   like %p, but lower case
%r   locale's 12-hour clock time (e.g., 11:11:04 PM)
%R   24-hour hour and minute; same as %H:%M
%s   seconds since 1970-01-01 00:00:00 UTC
%S   second (00..60)
%t   a tab
%T   time; same as %H:%M:%S
%u   day of week (1..7); 1 is Monday
%U   week number of year, with Sunday as first day of week (00..53)
%V   ISO week number, with Monday as first day of week (01..53)
%w   day of week (0..6); 0 is Sunday
%W   week number of year, with Monday as first day of week (00..53)
%x   locale's date representation (e.g., 12/31/99)
%X   locale's time representation (e.g., 23:13:48)
%y   last two digits of year (00..99)
%Y   year
%z   +hhmm numeric timezone (e.g., -0400)
%Z   alphabetic time zone abbreviation (e.g., EDT)

Change Orage week day to start with monday

It has annoyed me for a while that the starting week day in Peach OSI's Calendar App Orage, is shown as sunday - it might be like that in biblical terms, but the first day of week in business terms is monday.

So in order to change it, I went on google to find a solution - to my surprise it's not even on Orage own webpage, so I had to put it together by reading tips many different places and collect them in one solution(there are a lot of misinformation on the net) - this works:


1. Go to Settings then click on Language Support
2. Drag English (United Kingdom) to the top of the list, and click Apply system-wide

3. Restart you computer


If you want to change how dates and number are shown, then click on the tap Regional Formats and change it there.

fredag den 2. november 2018

To be or not to be LTE/4G!

This information could change your internet connection for the better, and not only apply to Denmark but could be used in your country too: 
 
For years now I have only been able to get 3G where I live in Denmark, eventhough I'm surrounded by Mobile towers. Even after an extensive troubleshooting with my ISP(Internet supplier) they said that I lived too far from the tower.

It turns out, that is not always the reason for the problem - If you like me, have had the same Sim card and phone number for many years, then you Sim card may not be LTE/4G enabled!

This is something that support don't usually think about when they try to find the reason that you can't get LTE/4G.

You will need a new LTE/4G enabled sim card - if you are on Postpaid plan, then you can get one with the same number for free, but if you are Prepaid you might have to pay for a new Sim card and thereby get a new number. 
 
Please be aware to backup your contacts before swapping out the simcards.

You can get APP's for making backup to your SD card or copy all your contacts to the phone, there is also an option to upload all your contacts to Google if you use an Android phone, just be aware that Google use a strange format for contacts so they might look a bit strange when restored(not always) - and you will need an internet connection for this.

Hope this helps someone.

torsdag den 18. oktober 2018

Linux with Thunderbird 60 and newer - how to add google to search list!


This is the solution to get Google Search working in TB 60 and newer - I followed the exact instruction here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/add-search-engine-open-search#thunderbird:linux:tb60

But Google never showed up in the search list and the search.json.mozlz4 just gets regenerated when TB starts.

So for linux users, shut down Thunderbird and go to your home folder and find .thunderbird. Open it and open the profile folder - it may be named something like /home/xx/.thunderbird/xxxxxxxx.default/ Where the xx is your username and xxxxxxxx.default is the profile folder.

Now delete search.json.mozlz4

Then rightclick on http://bwinton.latte.ca/Work/google.xml. Save link as a file called google.xml

Then open Thunar or your favorite filemanager in sudo mode and copy the google.xml to

/usr/lib/thunderbird/distribution/searchplugins/common/

Start Thunderbird and Google should now be in the list of search engines. It work on my system which run TB 60.2.1 on Peach OSI TW 16.04 LTS (which is a modified version of Xubuntu - alot more stable).

A pitty that mozilla can't figure out to update their own solutions, when they make major changes to their products!

Hope this help someone else, and you then help other people!


JBJ also known as insomniacno1

mandag den 16. juli 2018

Xubuntu - printer connected but not printing FIX

If your already installed printer that has worked before, when you re-connect it to USB, it will not print - then try these steps:

1. Open Preferences and then Printers
2. Chose your printer and rightclick on it and chose Properties
3. Click on Policies and make sure that Enabled has a checkmark
4. Click Apply and go back to Settings and Print a testpage

Now it should work.


This might happen if you connected the printer to other USB port than the one you installed it to. Can also happen when you get updates to CUPS.

torsdag den 28. juni 2018

Thinkpad Fan control in Xubuntu 16.04 LTS

For anyone looking for a guide:

Requirements

* Python 2.7
* DBus, GTK+, libglade and GNU gettext with bindings for Python
* pkexec to obtain superuser privileges

 Ubuntu users need to install the package python-gobject

Download
https://github.com/tpfanco/tpfancod
https://github.com/tpfanco/tpfanco-admin

then extract the files to a temporary folder

Go to the tpfancod-master folder and open a terminal, then run this command

sudo make install-systemd

Then

sudo systemctl enable tpfancod

Reboot your laptop


Then in terminal run

systemctl status tpfancod

Close the terminal window if everything ok, if not then go to https://github.com/tpfanco/tpfancod/issues and file the issue

Now open the tpfanco-admin-master folder

Open a terminal and run

sudo make install

then

Reboot your laptop

Open a terminal and run

tpfanco-admin_polkit

Reboot once more and you can find tpfanco-admin in Applications>Settings

You have to type your password for it to work.

Hope this helps someone

onsdag den 6. september 2017

Sofware center fix for Peach OSI 16.04 LTS

With the courtesy of Jim, the author of Peach OSI, I have written this small guide for fixing some glitches in the new software center in 16.04(It seems to like to remove entries for software that wasn't installed by the new software center - this is a problem from Ubuntu and not Peach OSI), so if you can't wait for an updated version of Peach OSI 16.04 with the problems solved, then try the following solution - it worked for me:

Before we begin, make sure you have an internet connection.


Open the old software center and search for and install "Debian Package Search" - don't use " ".

Run it(it might start by itself after installing). Give it a minute and then it should have a pop up window appear asking if you want to run the app - cache repair(that is what we want to do), followed by a terminal window.

You can close the old software center while this goes on.

When its finished click on Close and reboot your machine the normal way.



When your system is restarted, you need to open Software Updater from the dock in the bottom of the screen, and do the partial upgrade. Let it run - it may take an hour or more depending on your internet connection.

It'll ask questions to remove older deprecated files - let it remove them.


Reboot and run update again until you get the report from Software Updater, that the system is updated.


Then run the new "Software" center and see if there are any updates there - which there should be.

After you are sure you've completed all the updates reboot again and boot to the new Linux Kernel 93 and then run Ubuntu Tweak from settings, to remove all the cruft and old kernels.

Then run Grub Customizer and adjust Grub to how you want it to look and then reboot again checking your handy work.

You should now have a good clean install and the Debian Package Search program should always notify you if your app cache gets targeted by the new Software Center app again and will automatically notify you if there is ever an issue.


Hopefully Ubuntu will address this issue with their new software center, sooner than later.


If the update center still will not work we may need to update the xapian cache.

Open a terminal and type

sudo update-apt-xapian-index

Let it run - reboot - try to update again.