Adrenaline v2.5 stability fix
I’ve received several reports from users that Adrenaline Gnome freezes quite a lot. It’s true. It does. And we need to fix it right away!
Tracing the problem, I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s some way related to the Gnome Terminal. To check if I was right or not, I did a week long experiment. I removed Gnome Terminal entirely and replaced it with Terminator – a really powerful yet simple Terminal Emulator. And it worked! It’s been a week and my Adrenaline Gnome has not frozen even once. It’s as stable as Synergy!
Time to stabilize our beloved Adrenaline Gnome! Let’s do this!
Step 1: Remove Gnome Terminal
Start Root Terminal (Menu -> System Tools -> Root Terminal). Then give the following command:
aptitude purge gnome-terminal
Don’t close Root Terminal just yet. We’ve to install Terminator!
Step 2: Install Terminator
Let’s first update the repos. Give the following command:
Now let’s install Terminator:
apt-get install terminator
Wait for a moment as the system will download and install Terminator. Once the process is complete you may close the Root Terminal with the following command:
Step 3: Update Adrenaline. (Not optional)
It’s important that you update Adrenaline to the latest packages. Follow this tutorial to update Adrenaline:
Step 4: Terminator preferences (Optional)
If you’d like to change colors and fonts in Terminator, it’s easy. Right click anywhere inside the Terminator window and select ‘Preferences’. A new window will open up where you can customize Terminator in any way you like. Here’s my Terminator customized to look like the standard Gnome Terminal:
Now when you select ‘Root Terminal’ from the menu, it will automatically start Terminator with root privileges as shown in the picture above.
All done! Adrenaline is now as stable as Synergy. No more freezes. No more irritations. No more loss of work!
Let me know if this works out for you. If you’re facing issues, email support is always available.