Tips and Tricks

Here you can list your tips and tricks.  Certain things you got working that may be of assistance to other users but be advised we are watching.

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  1. When Black Lab 6 KDE tries to update itself it hangs at "waiting for configuration file". What do I do?

  2. Open your terminal and type the following commands

    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

    Whats happening is the dialog is not being processed by the KDE updater.

  3. Help! I have a Dell Latitude XT laptop currently I'm using a version of puppy linux. Only because it is able to use my wifi effortlessly, but it is not friendly as blacklab when it comes to the touch screen. blacklab however is touch friendly but cannot access the wifi. my chipset is: 14e4:4312 rev 01

  4. Docker wont start on NetOS Server or NetOS Enterprise

    We have had several reports that the docker service wont start on NetOS Server or NetOS Enterprise and returns and error message like this

    INFO[0000] Listening for HTTP on unix (/var/run/docker.sock)
    ERRO[0000] [graphdriver] prior storage driver "aufs" failed: invalid argument

    To fix this error type the following commands into a terminal

    sudo rm -rf /var/lib/docker/aufs
    sudo service docker start

    That will bring up your Docker Daemon

  5. Opening a terminal window in NetOS/NetOS Enterprise/Onyx a4

    hit Alt-F2 and type in the run dialog 'xterm' or 'netos-shell'

    that will open a terminal window

  6. I'm new to BlackLab but like it a lot so far. I have 2 questions;
    1) how do I resize icons globally.
    2) how do I switch to one click behavior.
    Usually I would do both in the preferences of the file manager but I can't find the menu bar in the stock file manager and therefore can't get to preferences.
    I am using the unity (gnome) vers of the OS.