VSIDO at three

All grown up and matured.  No drama, no muss, no fuss!  Not really so much to write about, as it is still the goto distro on my laptop.  Three years, and one distro.  Been a lot of fun, and a lot of stability.  I have toyed with some different ‘window managers’ during this period, but in the end always arrive back to the default VSIDO WM, Fluxbox.  Quite an elegant Linux distro!  The community is a lot larger now than it was back then, but still the best Linux forum/community, I’ve ever been a part of.  Some really smart, talented people!  You should probably go download and install it now.  Download VSIDO

I’ll say more when it starts getting colder outside…

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The subsequent, subsequent post?

OK, I’ll just come out and type it.  There will not be a ‘subsequent’ Nexus post.  (a) I don’t recall what I was going to write about anyway (b) it would have been boring and probably already written down somewhere else and (c) IT’S SUMMER…

Put down the tablet/phone/laptop and step outside for a minute!  There’s a real world out there… read more

Linux in the woods

Oh yeah, nixnut…

Well, the thing is, it’s summer time here in Maine.  We’re outdoors with no Internet access.  Out in the woods.  Enjoying the last warm days of summer!  Yes on August 5th, 2015 we’re basking in the last warm days of the year.  I’m ready to move south… read more

Subsequent Nexus Flashing Post

Yeah I know, it’s been more than a couple of days.  My intention was to provide a comprehensive, step-by-step, instructive ‘How To’ on the simplicity of unlocking, rooting, and flashing a new ROM to your tablet.

Due to everyday issues concerning family and life in general this article will have to wait.  I still have every intention of writing it, if only for my benefit.  Having it posted here means it will be available for me to peruse anytime I have issues with my Nexus 7.

In the meantime, a good place for you to start while waiting on my lazy butt, would be Cyanogenmod for the Nexus 7 WiFi (2012) [Grouper].  That will take you directly to the instruction page for the Cyanogenmod ROM for the specified tablet.  Another good link for perusal is at the XDA Forums, which is the “Chroma” ROM for the Nexus 7 WiFi (2012) tablet.

That should be a good start for anyone who was waiting for me to get to this.  I’m sure there are some people out there that are just apoplectic with rage that I’ve failed to come through on this pledged post.  My apologies, but alas, life comes along…

BTW, apoplexy is a terrible thing!  Be careful how mad you get. read more

Flashing Your Google Nexus 7 WiFi (2012)

In the next couple of days, I hope to have a comprehensive article posted on how to successfully ‘flash’ your tablet. (this will specifically be written for the above titled “Google Nexus 7 WiFi (2012) also known as ‘grouper’)

The Nexus 7 WiFi (2012)

The Nexus 7 WiFi (2012)

There is an awful lot of uncertainty wandering around on the interwebs concerning bricking your tablet with OTA updates. Over the past weeks, I’ve been successful going from KitKat 4.4.4 to 5.0 to 5.0.2 and finally to Lollipop 5.1. This isn’t to say all was perfect and I didn’t pull out a few hairs in the process, however, I was able to flash all of the above ROM’s using the sideload method from a Linux laptop.

On Saturday, I had enough of being without a rooted device. With Lollipop 5.1, and the SELinux read more