Tag Archives: Chuwi HiBook

Today’s Test on The Chuwi HiBook: Installing Revive Adserver

Originally posted 2016-09-21 11:52:53.

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Revive Login Screen

I rather like Revive Adserver, because first of all it is free and secondly, it works quite well.

Now of course I really have no real use for it on this site, but I just had to know if it would run. So this morning I installed it, created a few adverts and it seems to function quite well. Any of the adverts you see on here that point to Gearbest.com are actually running from the Revive Adserver on the Tablet here.

So it does work, I am once again impressed by how much this little tablet can do and of course the ad server is only going to function on this version of THE Tablet test server, because I am not going to install it onto the Asus Notebook.

You can find a copy of Revive at this link.

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Revive Ad Server Issues Continue. Installed the Latest Release Candidate and Issues Appear to be Resolved.

Originally posted 2016-09-27 15:56:36.

bang-head-on-wall1So yesterday I re-installed the latest stable release of the Revive Ad Server and by the end of the day I noticed that I was getting PHP errors in my Apache server error log.

By this morning the server had ceased to deliver banners even after a server reboot, cleaning out the cache, restarting the MySQL server and restarting Apache several times. It is now working again, but is no longer being used to serve any adverts at least by me. The test account is still active.

So this time I gave up on the version 3.2.4 and moved on to version v4.0 RC1, the release candidate.  So far with the same ads running on both this web site and my other site, there has yet to be a single error in Apache. This version does not have a test user account on it and will not have one until I see a few days of stable operation.

I am unclear why the latest stable version did not work and I am not going to dwell on it. Perhaps the download was corrupted or perhaps there is a bug in that version. But I hate to give up, so I went with the latest version.

Once again time will tell and after all this is simply a test server and that is what this project is.

Update: 23:36 hrs – Once again…I have been foiled! In a mere 5 hrs I began to see errors in my server logs and finally no banners/ads delivered! Did I give up? Of course not! I went back to the version,(3.2.2), that is running fine on 2 other servers, although, those sites are on an actual PC and not a tablet…but…time will eventually tell us the whole story!

Tim

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Follow-up on The Windows 7 Install on the Chuwi HiBook Tablet. Going for the 64-Bit This Time.

Originally posted 2016-10-15 19:11:44.

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We never stop testing, no matter how pointless!

This evening I am attempting to reinstall Win 7 on a virtual machine as I mentioned in my previous post, I ended up with the 32-bit version. The difference this time is that I will be using the 64 bit version!

17:30 hrs, CDT: At the current time I am running the install, while the Asus notebook  handles the server chores. This install will be 64 bit, Win 7 Pro…

15:50 hrs, CDT: Moving right along…66% files expanding….

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18:14 hrs,CDT: Looks like success!

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17:55 hrs, CDT: Looks like we got a winner!

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So ends this test. A few details here, I setup a 25 gb partition and still have roughly 15 gb to spare on my microSD card. That was after installing a few backgrounds and Chrome as my browser. Sound, video and all other normal functions work.

Give it a try, a VM is a handy thing!

Tim

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Kodi on The HiBook Chapter 2: Trying It With Chromecast

Originally posted 2017-02-06 20:52:39.

The other day I wrote about how I installed Kodi on pretty much every device I own and it is great, but I sort of wanted to be able to use it with my TV.

So I began my search of videos on how to do this BEFORE investing in a Chromecast from Google and was pleasantly surprised that it was a fairly simple procedure to cast from an Android device to a TV with an HDMI input.

So since the Chromecast was on sale for only $30 I picked one up at the local Walmart at lunchtime today and was able to cast to a TV at work, via my phone within the hour. I have to admit, that even using it on my phone was not at all difficult and considering the fact you can watch full TV episodes minus those annoying commercials the time spent getting to a source and starting playback sure beats the constant commercial interruptions of normal programming.

I’ll be testing it out on the Chuwi HiBook tonight and expect the same results, at least in Android.

Below is a short video on how to cast from your Android phone/tablet to Chromecast using an app called Localcast.

The neat thing about streaming this way is that you can still use your phone/tablet for other things. Once started the phone becomes sort of the remote but you can still take calls and visit web sites, etc.

That is all for today…so far…

Tim

 

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While the World Slept, I Reinstalled Linux Lite on the Asus X553SA! Yes, It Does Work Great!

Originally posted 2016-10-22 13:43:32.

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Chromium and the Gimp, click to see full size

So last night and well into this morning, I reinstalled a VM of Linux Lite 3.0 onto the Asus Notebook. This time I made sure to remember my admin password and to carefully run all the updates.

All went well and I really am impressed how well it runs on just 1.9 GB of ram. Overall I must say that Linux Lite 3.0 is definitely the easiest to setup and use Linux distro I have ever tried.

Incidentally, this post was written on the Chuwi HiBook, running Linux Lite also in a VM, with the LogiTech  K480 Bluetooth keyboard

One more gratuitous screenshot…

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Full Screenshot, Linux Lite 3.0, click to enlarge

 

Tim

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