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  1. Thanx to some CrossOver for chromeos (actually for Android) we can now run Windows applications - its not perfect - but its fun to play around with. Sadly, it was pulled from the play store a while back by Google - but grap the APK and you should be good to go. Decided to try out Microsoft Office 2007
  2. Hi there, X-mas comes early this year - so from all of us - to all of you - we have now upgraded the internet backbone of OSXL from 100/100mbit to 250/250mbit. Early tests shows that the page loads faster and downloads is blazing fast. Merry x-mas everyone Leon
  3. NOTE: If you are running the STANDARD debian stretch container you will get the Elementary LOKI applications - however, if you want Elementary apps from JUNO - you will need to upgrade to buster first and then use the buster packages packages. However, i strongly urge you to backup your crostini package first. Howto upgrade to Buster: Buster package: wget https://gandalfn.ovh/debian/pool/main/p/pantheon-debian-repos/pantheon-debian-repos_5.0-0+pantheon+buster+juno1_all.deb
  4. Morning, So - you figured out that crostini is freaking nice - but you miss having some nice applications ? - Have no fear - Pantheon applications is here Let me introduce you to Elementary OS (https://elementary.io/) - Properly one of the nicest distros out there - slick design, in-house developed applications, good performance - whats not to like - well - that should be the fact that these apps is not avail. on Crostini - lets fix that - and lets make it look good - but first.. a teaser. "Files" "Epiphany browser" "Terminal" "Mail" .. Get the idea ? Right, lets get to it. Start by adding Pantheon to your repo - for this our friends over at linuxconfig. org have the solution (https://linuxconfig.org/how-to-install-the-pantheon-desktop-on-debian) Open a terminal and download the deb file.. wget https://gandalfn.ovh/debian/pool/main/p/pantheon-debian-repos/pantheon-debian-repos_0.4-0+pantheon+stretch+loki1_all.deb Install it... sudo dpkg -i pantheon-debian-repos_0.4-0+pantheon+stretch+loki1_all.deb Update package tree... sudo apt update Now lets install some applications.... sudo apt install pantheon-photos pantheon-terminal pantheon-files epiphany-browser (there is plenty more to choose from, but lets start with that) .. right, so now you got the apps.. but they dont quite look "good" .. do they.. lets fix that by adding ARC theme - For that we will get some help from (https://software.opensuse.org/download.html?project=home%3AHorst3180&package=arc-theme) Lets install it... sudo sh -c "echo 'deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/Horst3180/xUbuntu_16.04/ /' > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/home:Horst3180.list" wget -nv https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:Horst3180/xUbuntu_16.04/Release.key -O Release.key sudo apt-key add - < Release.key sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install arc-theme So.. now the theme is installed and we will use "gnome-tweak-tool" to change the theme, start by installing it... sudo apt install gnome-tweak-tool and run it by typing "gnome-tweak-tool" in a terminal... .. and finally.. since we a MacOS site.. lets spice it with some nice MacOS icons from (https://www.gnome-look.org/p/1102582/) - instructions is on the page... .. and there you have it... Let me know what your favorite apps is ? //Leon
  5. Followup: Now, as you by this point have noticed is that ChromeOS will disable the mount after a shutdown - now, i must warn you before going on that this might leave your system more vulnerable - but if you are used to tinkering around and want full control. The solution can be found at: https://sites.google.com/site/cr48ite/getting-technical/remove-rootfs-verification-make-read-write Basically, what we want todo is to disable the write protect on the root file system. Go into shell and run the following: sudo su cd /usr/share/vboot/bin/ ./make_dev_ssd.sh --remove_rootfs_verification --partitions 4 reboot Upon reboot go back into shell sudo su - mount -o remount,rw / Right, so now the write protection is disabled on the root file system and its time to have some fun. Our goal here is to our custom chrome_dev.conf loaded ... there is some different ways we can go around this. 1. We can edit /etc/chrome_dev.conf directly... but the chances are that whatever we do will get overwritten after a firmware update.. 2. We could try and bind mount it via /etc/fstab but chromeos have its own userland - so that wont load during boot.. 3. We could do a init script that would load during boot. Allright, lets test some stuff. Option 1) - Making changes directly in /etc/chrome_dev.conf offcourse works so no point in looking at that Option 2) - adding a bind mount to /etc/fstab run: echo '/usr/local/chrome_dev.conf /etc/chrome_dev.conf none defaults,bind 0 0 ' >> /etc/fstab (you can verify it by running: cat /etc/fstab) Now.. do a reboot.... do a "cat /etc/chrome_dev.conf" and compare it to "cat /etc/chrome_dev.conf" ... what did we learn here ? .. that chrome os does not load /etc/fstab on boot... £[email protected]!!. .. more info here: To add a bit of fuel to fire - i can tell you straith of that editing "/usr/share/baselayout/fstab" wont do anything either.. so option 3 is off the table..well. kinda.. it does allow you to manually run "mount /etc/chrome_dev.conf" ... so atleast /etc/fstab is infact used by Linux itself.. just not loaded during boot. I will get back to option (3) in the next comment...
  6. Morning, Lets face facts, as nice as ChromeOS might be - the animations is a big fail from Google - this half-wit implementation is utterly slow and when you have alot of tabs and android apps open - extremely lagging. So.. lets kill it fire.. sortof anyway - ironicly - Google is here for the saving. Orginal link: https://appuals.com/disable-chromeos-window-animation/ First of all - You need to be in dev mode (face facts, doing anything cool with your chromebook requires that) - and before you can get into that - you will properly need to reset your device - meaning.. DO BACKUP. Anyway, once you are in dev mode, its fairly easy. 1. Popup a shell: CTRL+ALT+T 2. Type: shell (to open a shell) 3. Type: sudo su (to be come root) Now, we need to modify a file call chrome_dev.conf which is located in ETC, but changing that might cause it to be overwritten on a firmware update.. so lets make a copy of it and do a mount. Type this: cp /etc/chrome_dev.conf /usr/local mount --bind /usr/local/chrome_dev.conf /etc/chrome_dev.conf echo '--wm-window-animations-disabled' >> /etc/chrome_dev.conf restart ui exit This should effectively kill most animations and make your chromeos feel alot faster. //Leon
  7. Leon

    Fending of the wolfs

    Hi there, Who would think that attacking a free site serves anyone any good ? A site that does not serve ads, does not download crap to your computer - a community of people from all over the world coming together for a bit of fun. well.. that is the reality of things - we have been under attack.. and is under attack. It makes me sad, mostly because this corner of the internet is funded by the users and an attack us OSXL is an attack on all of us. Well, enough sour apples - as some of you have noticed we have integrated with cloudflare.. for now just the free version - but we might upgrade to a paid one. So, if you notice that the site might not be responding or is a bit slower than usual - you know why - its not the first time and wont be the last - but we will prevail - OSXL will prevail. Anyway guys, keep up the good work and happy hacking. //Leon PS. If you wish to support OSXL, please help us by donating - every little bit keeps the site online, pays for the servers and the licenses for IPboard.
  8. Leon

    Laptop index

    Not sure if building your own since its still not ChromeOS but ChromiumOS - i know that arnold is doing some builds .. google ArnoldTheBat - tested some a while back.. seemed to run ok.. but might require specific hardware.
  9. Orginal and creds goes to: Jeff Avery's blog Notes: Hes orginal blog post is being mirroed here (partly) here with the intend of keeping it online - a full webcopy have been made to the URL below, also, since the orginal links for the software needed isent online anymore - corrected links and mirroed copys of the software will be stored here. Links: Orginal post: http://blog.jeffavery.com/2010/04/25/dell-latitude-on-dell-latitude-on-flash/ Webcopy: http://leon.bollerup.org/mirrors/blog.jeffavery.com/2010/04/25/dell-latitude-on-dell-latitude-on-flash/ Software on Dells site: https://www.dell.com/support/home/se/sv/sedhs1/product-support/product/latitude-e4200/drivers Software: - Dell Latitude ON Software Application - Dell Latitude/Precision ON Flash Utility - Dell Latitude/Precision ON Flash Firmware Update - Dell Latitude/Precision ON Flash Application - Dell Latitude ON EX Application - Dell Latitude ON Reader Application --- In November of 2009 I purchased a Dell Latitude e4200 and I decided to add the Latitude ON module to the purchase. It’s an ARM processor based add-on that allows you to boot a small Linux OS (MontaVista Linux) independent of the operating system. I set it up, tried a few things, and realized I would not be doing much with it until I could figure out a way to customize it somewhat. I recently ran across a Dell forum talking about a “Latitude ON FLASH”. After a little digging I found it was a separate module add-on with a few more features than the ARM based module I already had. The price of the ARM was nearly 4 times as much so I was intrigued about more features for less so I decided to pick one up. It was a bit frustrating to install because the instructions that came with it basically said “install the module”…nice. Mainly I was trying to figure out which of these would be a better option and what the pros / cons of each was. I found little to no information out there that really said anything so I thought I’d put this together. The Latitude ON Original was an ARM processor based module completely self contained from the rest of the laptop. It can extend your battery substantially if you were simply looking to check mail and browse the web. The Latitude ON FLASH relies on the laptops processor so your battery life is decreased somewhat over the original but, with the cost savings, you could purchase the extended battery. Here is a side by side shot of both cards. The Latitude ON Original is on the left: Here you see the back cover removed (one screw…very nice) and the Latitude ON Original removed leaving the empty space and two antenna wires. Also the WWAN (Cellular Broadband) slot where the Latitude ON FLASH will go. Click on the image for a larger photo and markings for each slot: One of the reasons for this post was that the instructions were lacking to say the least. It was not clear as to whether you could run both cards simultaneously or only one at a time. The answer is you can run only one of these modules at a time. It may seem intuitive after the fact however, given the lact of documentation, I was unsure if they played off each other. The price was also part of this confusion. Given that the Latitude ON Original was a $199.00 option and the Latitude ON Flash is around $60.00 it seemed that the FLASH module was possibly a compliment to the more expensive module. This is not the case. When I first installed the Latitude ON FLASH module I removed the Latitude ON Original from the laptop. I then installed the FLASH module (photos further down this post) and booted into Windows. When I installed the “Dell Latitude ON Flash – User Configuration Application for Windows” and the associated Firmware (all itemized below). Windows had me create a password for the Latitude ON FLASH user (It will let you create one of two users. Either a user with the same name as your Windows user account or a user named “user”). It finished up with a statement that I had completed the install process and I could press the latitude ON button and boot into Latitude ON. When I tried to boot to Latitude ON I received an error that the Latitude ON module was not installed and to see my Administrator. I played this game, in and out of Windows, for quite some time. I removed and re-added the software and modules in various combinations. Trying both, one and then the other module. I contacted Dell support and, while they were extremely helpful, they really could not do much for me. When I say they were helpful I mean that they did not have me try several pointless things to waste my time or theirs. The technician finally gave up after about 15 minutes of searching and said that he was stumped and that there was little information available on these modules yet. He said he would do some further research and contact me back the following day. I thanked him for not asking me to re-image my laptop and decided to keep plugging. The resolution ended up being disparate BIOS settings between the two cards. I believe what would have made this much easier is if I had gone into the BIOS first and disabled the Latitude ON Original BEFORE removing it and installing the FLASH module. The Latitude ON Original has two options in the BIOS. There is an “Enable Latitude ON” and “Use Instant on mode” (both check boxes). The Latitude ON FLASH only has one option and it is “Enable Latitude ON”. I’m not sure how, or when, I finally realized this but I believe that having the “Use instant on mode” checked with the newer Latitude ON FLASH installed was causing the issue. Given that the “Use instant on mode” was checked the system was looking for the Latitude ON Original card and since it was not installed the error that the Latitude ON module was not installed and to see my Administrator was thrown. Once I unchecked both options in the BIOS (seen in this photo) I saved and rebooted the laptop. I went right back into the BIOS and the only option available was “the Enable Latitude ON option”. I checked that, saved and powered off the device. I pressed the latitude on button and went right into the new Latitude ON FLASH module. //Leon
  10. Hi Leon,  i want know if u have the files of LACIE 2BIG NETWORK V2. 

  11. Here is a new one: https://discord.gg/vVCpPWu
  12. Hi, Running OSXL have always been a mission we have been proud of - from the early days of D4x0 we could never have imagined that OSXL would grow to what it is today - a safe and nice place where hackintosh and macOS nerds can meet, have fun and play around. But running OSXL also have costs.. hosting.. the forum software.. mail service.. dns .. it cost.. and it never gets cheaper - so faar donations usually covers less than 5% of our operating cost. So.. what todo ? OSXL have always been against showing commercial ads our site - mostly because it slows down the site and ruin the user experience - personally .. i hate a slow website. So, we always explore new options (specially if its fun.. like the seedbox partnership) Anyway, today Brave browser launched - brave browser is (besides being a really nice web browser) - is a browser that allows its users to earn $BAT (a crypto currency) and donate those earned Bat(s) to websites they visit. We have enabled donations to the site - both automatic - but also by using the browsers build-in functionality. Wanna test brave browser? .. head over to: https://brave.com/osx926 (Btw, brave gives us 5 USD for each download, so you having fun testing a new browser, is also helping us and by that yourself) ... and may this be a hint of more fun stuff with cryptocurrencies coming your way //OSXLteam
  13. Morning everyone, Things are moving forward as planed and some cool things will come over the corse of this week,. IPboard upgrade: First of all - we are testing the latest 4.4.2 of IPboard over att http://dev.osxlatitude.com - so faar it seems a few theme issues will have to be fixed - but besides that it looks good.. so expect and upgrade later this week New server: OSXL will be moving to a new hosts - so faar we have been on shared hosting - usually sponsored - but have now decided to move to our own box - this will improve performance but also allow us to integrate features and new services better - the server move is expected to happen with the next two seeks. Discord: Join us on discord - IPboard and the forum is awesome .. a great solution.. but why not take the chance to hang out with the rest of us.. Joins us at: https://discord.gg/Wz7EU3
  14. Hi, After a recent upgrade we found that users now was forced to login using their "Username" and no longer could use their "E-mail" to login, this have created a great deal of support tickets and general confusion. We are truly sorry about that - to the Team's defense this was a chagne in the IPboard software - a fix is now implemented. In other news we are currently working on a new / better hosting solution since the sponsored hosting we currently are using will be going away. To this end we have bought our own box and are taking the chance to experiment with other web server software and newer PHP version - ultimately we would have liked to go with Litespeedtech's litespeed web server and asked if they were interested in sponsoring us (being the non-profit site we are) - they could at best offer us 25% rebate - Sadly. We are currently using Apache - but as everyone knows - its not known for its extreme performance. If you have experince with webhosting or feel like helping out - please contact me at [email protected] //Leon PS. We also identified an issue with sparpost (the mail service we use) - that is fixed now and you should start to recieve mails from the site.
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