Saturday, June 29, 2013

Fast Running Clock In Linux

Problems in Linux with the clock running fast can have many things direct as the cause, like Linux kernel bug a bad cmos battery maybe even the processor but what if its something easy and uncommon well that’s what I found the case to be with a  Abit NF-M2S Motherboard Running Zorin 7 64 bit O/S.

What I found to be the problem was the cmos jumper was in the wrong position,
and usually this position will be to reset the cmos or clear it, most of the time this position will not allow booting yet on the machine it did but with the clock
having erratic speeds and the seconds would jump all over.

Repositioning the jumper and then rebooting set the clock to normal, just goes to show you that even small things can cause strange behaviour.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Keystrokes repeating in Zorin 7 O/S

What to do about the keystrokes repeating problem when installing Zorin 7 O/S, that is based on Ubuntu 13.04, just go to the zorin menu at the bottom left then left click the Z then click on system tools then click on system settings,this will bring up a control panel like menu look for and then click on keyboard then uncheck  key presses repeat when key is held down then just close it out it should save the new settings for you.

stop repeating keystrokes on the keyboard with Zorin 7

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Setting up Printers in Linux

Setting up printers in linux is really easy and you can also add utilities that check printer functions as well, sometimes all is needed is plug your usb printer in then check under control center in the menu area and go down till you see printers then click on printers if your unit is off it will show paused and off.

Sometimes you need to set it up in CUPS in your web browser type localhost:631 then when you get there click on admin then add printer if your printer is not shown.
This is the area where you can add wireless printers or network printers make sure you find the drivers if you need them like an Epson printer XP 400 install then go into CUPS to set it up.

Utilities for printers under linux are available too in Software Center for HP printers and Canon and for Epson you will want stylus-toolbox it will let you know ink levels for older printers and ones with no display built in like XP 400 has this built into its display for you to check stats and setting up Wi Fi.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

How to cancel a print job in Linux

The first step to cancel a print job in Linux is to go into the command Terminal, by clicking menu then go to accessories then down to terminal, once there type lpstat if your printer is on and plugged in running a print job, the date and time are shown for the job with a number, type cancel 21 if 21 was the number of the print job you wanted to cancel,  the job will be stopped in a matter of seconds.