Tag Archives: Chuwi HiBook

Dammit Tim! Quit Cloning Around!

Originally posted 2016-08-23 21:52:35.

Strangely alike, these two.
Strangely alike, these two.

Sometimes we do things without realizing and other times we just become creatures of habit, but I was staring at my 2 displays tonight, on the Chuwi Tablet and on the Dell PC monitor…

Looks like I could use a little variety in my desktop display choices. On the other hand, a P51 Mustang is a killer aircraft, no pun intended and has to be one of the finest propeller driven aircraft ever produced, although there is a good argument for the Spitfire also, but both share that Rolls-Merlin engine.

Just an observation here. Nothing technical to discuss. But hell, the purpose of the tablet test server is to simply see what it can do, so post content is sometimes less important than posts themselves. I also checked the Asus notebook, yeah same desktop look. But I am happy to report that the Linux Lite VM on  the tablet has a Lamborghini desktop image and the Asus Linux Lite VM has the image seen below.

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Tim

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Since I Covered Screenshots in Windows 10 on a Tablet, Here is the Video!

Originally posted 2016-11-19 16:11:53.

The capture done with snipping tool
This capture done with snipping tool

My previous post covered most of the basics, but for those who must have video I have spent a few hours creating one of how to do a screenshot on your Windows 10 Tablet.

I shot the video using a free video capture program but needed to find a way to add audio. I found that Windows 10 has a built-in audio recorder so I shot the video first and then did my best to record an audio track while I watched it. It is slightly out of sync, but it does get the point across.

Incidentally this was all done on the Chuwi HiBook, then edited on the very same tablet in a Virtual Machine running Linux Lite 3.2, in a program called Openshot, which is a free video editor. It took a bit to get all the options in OpenShot right so we could have audio/video, but once done the result was not bad.

So without further introduction, here is the video…

That about covers it! Well not quite, obviously you are curious about that Openshot video editor I mentioned, so I did a video…

Tim

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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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