Monday, May 20, 2013

How to fix no video on netflix desktop on linux

Netflix desktop uses special versions of wine and other files to work properly in linux
so you must uninstall prior versions of wine and other wine varients before installing
Netflix desktop, just go into your software center and search for wine, then click remove to uninstall it.

Wine variations like playonlinux and winetricks I would remove also,because they might conflict with the netflix desktop versions.

When all is uninstalled then uninstall your netflix desktop application,after do a cleanup with bleachbit if you do not have it just search in your software center to install it, this will clean up any remnants of any old wine programs.

The last  step in fixing the no video in your Netflix Desktop is to reinstall Netflix Desktop then everything should work smooth as silk.

To uninstall the old Netflix desktop go to menu then accessories then click on terminal in terminal type sudo apt-get remove netflix-desktop
then hit enter on your keyboard next you will have to put in your password,
then it will uninstall the program.

Install Netflix Desktop for linux go to the terminal type in
sudo apt-get install netflix-desktop
then select y when prompted then wait a few minutes until its finished installing.

Special PPA is called Personal Package Archive is software developers cutting edge updates to programs that can be used to update your software.

The first time you install Netflix Desktop you need to add a special PPA the steps are easy the first part is

1- sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ehoover/compholio

2-sudo apt-get update

3- sudo apt-get install netflix-desktop

That's it enjoy your Netflix on Linux have a great day and please follow my blog if you liked this post I will make a video soon if I get enough follows from this,have a great day.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Must have addons for Firefox Web Browser

 Two of the most important parts of a users computer are bookmarks to their favourite websites and the passwords to sign in securely.

When a computer crashes or the hard drive  has to be reformatted for a reinstall of the operating system that runs it, these valuable items can be lost,the best and most easy solution is a addon  fo firefox the first is keeping are bookmarks or favorite websites info saved this can be done with xmarks addon to install just click on the tools option in the top of your browser to the left of help then click on get addons in the top right type in the search box xmarks then click install, after the install click restart firefox will be restarted next step is to add your account by giving it a email and login password then follow the steps to finish your account.

The second must have addon for firefox is Lastpass the free and secure password manager that works with many operating systems and web browsers.
The installation of lastpass on firefox is the same we did on xmarks  click tools then addons then type lastpass into the search bar then click install then restart firefox after restarting  create account email and master password check your email to confirm your account.

Lastpass password manager has getting started videos on their site to help you get started easily. Lastpass can fill in forms for you too making life in the fast-lane a lot easier.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Test your video card the easy way

Hi everyone, the best and one of the most easy ways to test any video card is by using a live Linux dvd or cd, the reason being is that if the live disk boots up well and runs programs like firefox and youtube videos fine then the video card is fine,but if the disk will not play any videos( long as its a newer live linux  disk) the video card has a problem.

Video cards that have major issues will usually not even boot up correctly with a linux live disk.

Make sure before you run this test that your computer bios is set to boot from a cd or dvd first this will be in your boot options moving the devices up or down sometimes is done by using the plus or minus keys or at the bottom of your screen will tell you how to move a device.

Burning a ISO is the way to make your own Live disk in windows you can use imageburn or imgburn, linux  you can use xfburn.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Pinguy 12.04 Basics #5 uploaded to Youtube

Hey everyone just wanted to let you know that I just uploaded number 5 in the series of Pinguy 12.04 basics.
This one is exciting because its full of multimedia and video burning applications
that everyone will love like sound juicer rip your music cds and even pulls the artist and song info for you as long as you have internet.

learn the basics of pinguy 12.04 linux
Devede can make movies that will play in any dvd player and xfburn can make an iso disk burn audio cds and burn data disks as well, oh and xfburn can erase a rewritable cd or dvd also. video is at

Three steps to keep you from being locked out of gmail

Number one while you can  set up a alternate email address to be contacted
Number two  make sure google has your cell number in your account for verification
Number three is the biggest one that most people will not do,its getting a password
manager to securely save your sites log in info.

My recomendation is Lastpass password manager not just because it is secure,
it is free and works on Linux,Windows and Mac is very easy to use,they even have a
video to help you get started using it.

Lastpass can be your best friend in a computing world,take advantage and use it
Three steps to keep you from being locked out of gmail
before disaster strikes.

Just uploaded Pinguy 12.04 Basics #4

Hey everyone I hope your day is going great I wanted you to know that #4 in the series of Pinguy 12.04 Basics has been uploaded to Youtube

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Pinguy Linux 12.04 Basics 3

 Hey everyone I uploaded a new video in the series Basics of Pinguy 12.04 Linux to my youtube channel  this new video covers Conky and removing it from startup also
it covers the brightness and lock settings for your display.

The third area it covers is how to recover the disappearing windows when the minimized area is selected in the top right corner of the screen.