Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Messages - dsplayname

Pages: [1] 2
Hardware / Re: Amazon Fire Phone [solved]
« on: March 29, 2015, 05:08:50 am »
Thanks!   ES file explorer is cool, and I'll use it as the only real file browser on my phone.  I ended up getting an app called "software data cable" that automatically sets up an FTP between my laptop and phone wirelesely.  It only transfers at speeds of roughly 3mb/sec but it's super easy use.  I'm actually copying music to my phone right now.

Hardware / Amazon Fire Phone [solved]
« on: March 28, 2015, 04:55:16 am »
I recently upgraded to a new phone, and got the 32gb Amazon Fire Phone.   I love it...even more than my old Android POS that I had for years.
   The only problem is though, I can only get a "partial" connection to my laptop via USB.   When I say "Partial" I mean it connects for charging, and my computer is able to open a file browser for photos only.  This is one of the USB connection options in the FireOS software. The other is for music, books, everything else, etc.   When I switch to the "everything" option on the phone, my computer no longer detects a data connection; it only charges.    In Either mode, the Disks software doesn't recognize a drive at all. 
   When in the "Photos only" mode, I can't move up beyond the photos folder on the phone, although I can access all the lower folders.  I haven't tried moving any files to/from the photos directory; I really don't want to break anything on it.
   It does say, on the phone, that Macs will require special android connection software.  I'm on an ASUS K52F running P5.  It could open up the drive on my old Android just fine, and could even read it's SD card within the phone.   
   I'm not sure what to do about it.  A basic web search didn't yield any clues for me.  Pretty much everything I know about the phone, I have just stated.   I know Amazon's Fire OS is more or less just a layer on top of a striped down Android OS, but that's about all I could gather.  I'd like to load my phone up with some of the music, audio books, etc that I have on my laptop.   

    Other than any help here,  The phone does have built-in, live, video tech support. I think Linux discussions may be over their tech peoples' heads though.  Also, I can go somewhere with a better internet connection and load what I want onto my Amazon cloud drive, then download it to the phone.  I haven't tried this yet, as my home connection is about on par with old dial-up, and the phone is  on a shared data plan with my sister and some of her friends(Don't want to hit that data cap and ruin it for everyone).
   No big rush here; I plan to have the phone for at least a couple years.  Just something I'd like to eventually figure out, to take advantage of the awesome hardware I now have. Thanks

TL;DR- P5 won't recognize the file system of my Fire phone to transfer files.

GNU/Linux Discussion / Re: Grinch?
« on: December 17, 2014, 05:51:39 pm »
I wonder if he knows the prophet McAfee

GNU/Linux Discussion / Re: Grinch?
« on: December 17, 2014, 04:20:55 pm »
As with 99.9% of tech news....the article was poorly written.   But, my question is, What exactly is a "security evangelist?"

Artwork, Themes, and Icons / Re: Login screen theme change
« on: November 18, 2014, 11:32:44 am »
LightDM GTK Greeter is a nightmare to theme/modify.  It's possible, but the migraines involved make it hard to justify as "worthwhile."   

  Anyway, if you want to take a shot at it,  there is not much in the way of useful documentation.   On top of that, the various "upgrades" and version changes make tricks that used to work not work anymore.   All in all, it is a very shot-in-the-dark, balancing act of modifying the CSS and conf files. 

 So, in the countless hours I spent working on a LightDM GTK Greeter theme, I never got it where I wanted it and eventually gave up. This is as far as I got with it though:

Sorry, it's a photo from my phone of the screen, so image quality is poor.

What I did was create a separate GTK theme from what I use on my desktop, and set it as my LightDM theme.  I found that this was easier than trying to experiment/break/repair one unified theme.

If you figure anything out, please share.  And, good luck with the battle of the LightDM Greeters.

General Discussion / Re: Peppermint and Ello
« on: November 18, 2014, 11:14:29 am »
I finally got my invite a few days ago.  I don't have many friends on there yet, so I don't use it much.   Feel free to add me or whatever it is there. @dsplayname

  I'm not sure that there is much incentive to dedicate any real time/resources to ello as a social media outlet until they fully open up.  As it is, the beta community is a broad mix of people looking to share their own content, without any real demand for finding the content of others.   
  Just my thoughts though.  We'll have to wait and see how it pans out

I played with OpenSUSE 13.1 a little was nice.  YaST has( from what I've read here), improved a good bit.  It's just GUI for things I prefer to do through the terminal and text editors though, so I didn't use it much.   Zypper is the apt/yum equivalent for that stuff. It works fine, but is more to type than apt or yum.
  I really like their art direction and general look/feel.   Most of the software for OpenSuse is available through their web portal, with 1-click installs available in the form of web link buttons.  It's a very nice feature.   And, as already said, their build service/tools are good, as is their balance between stability(everything I tried was stable) and cutting-edge releases(most of what I tried was the latest and greatest versions of software).

  Anyway, a developer named Ikey recommended it to me, so I gave it a try for a while; and liked it for the most part. I switched back to Peppermint for work on the P5 release, so I haven't given 13.2 a go yet.   My general impression of it was that it was a little bit more work to get initially setup than Ubuntu and it's children, but worked pretty much the same once everything was the way I wanted it.


Artwork, Themes, and Icons / Re: Show Us Your Desktop
« on: September 29, 2014, 08:03:39 pm » is an understatement on that one.

GNU/Linux Discussion / Re: Duck Launcher
« on: September 04, 2014, 10:17:36 pm »
I gave it some playing with, and yeah....drags in a whole lot of extras.   Seems like it could have potential, but is still too early in development for my needs.

GNU/Linux Discussion / Duck Launcher
« on: September 03, 2014, 05:47:26 pm »
Anyone play with Duck Launcher?  It looks pretty slick, but I haven't tried it yet. Looks like it'd be awesome in a horizontal/panel mode, if that's an option.

I don't do a whole lot of coding, and it's pretty much just html and css when I do any.  I usually use Gedit(or whatever basic text editor is on hand) for super simple quick stuff, and Geany for anything more than 5 minutes. Love Geany for it's color editor and "replace" tool.   I have tried Atom a little bit, but it is slow to load and has different features than what I normally use. I think it's more for writing real code and app development.

New Users / Re: Customised Colour Scheme
« on: July 05, 2014, 09:13:46 pm »
When I tried to reproduce the bug, I get LXAppearance showing the check for custom colors as well as the modified colors, but the changes do not take effect anywhere except within LXAppearance.   Not sure what exactly is going wrong, or how to properly fix it. 

  I did notice that there is no "themes" folder in my home directory, which is where I'd assume a modified theme would go.  I'll look into it and try to figure out what's going on with it.

General Discussion / Re: Peppermint Five Desktop
« on: July 02, 2014, 09:00:11 pm »
Here's mine...I usually work in the dark.

News and Reviews / Re: How an Idiot reviews a Distro.
« on: June 29, 2014, 06:46:50 pm »
Heh!  That's how they talk in New Plymouth, New Zealand...   :D

I thought everyone in New Zealand sounded like Bret and Jermaine from Flight of the Conchords.  This guys sounds like the stereotypically, cockney British guy, but with a live goldfish in his mouth.

I previously had the same problem with Clementine, but in another distro( I think it was Fedora or openSUSE).    Rather than actually fix it, I think I just switched to Audacious for a while.

Pages: [1] 2