Rebellin Manual, June 2016 update, released!

Namaste to all our Rebellin family members!

The new Rebellin Manual is out. Have you got my email with the download link? If you haven’t, do let me know via the support email. I’ll send you the manual as an email attachment right away!

New customers can download it here.

Some changes:

  1. Five new tutorials added
  2. Fixed plenty of grammatical and spelling mistakes.
  3. Added hyperlinks for better navigation
  4. Improved fonts. Now the commands are in a larger font and dark red in color for better visibility.

We’re back in business!

As you must have noticed, the site went offline on June 1st. There were problems with the DNS settings. I thought it was a great opportunity to change some things. As such, the whole set up has been upgraded. πŸ™‚

A big thank you to the great folks at SiteGround! You guys are fab!

Business is as usual.

Enabling TouchPad Tap-To-Click on Rebellin Mate

Okay. This one is quite an irritating issue – Touchpad settings are not available in Rebellin Mate. Ideally the Mouse Settings (System -> Preferences -> Hardware -> Mouse) should look something as shown in the screen shot below.
But the ‘Touchpad’ tab itself is missing in Rebellin Mate. Not cool. I understand.

Why is this happening? For some reason the Synaptics Touchpad Driver is not being loaded in Rebellin Mate. Hmmm… I’ll look into this later. But first, here’s the quick fix. And mind you, it’s not that straightforward. But I’ve simplified the process for you as much as I could.

Step 1: Download the configuration file I’ve made. By default it’s downloaded in the Downloads folder in your Home folder.

Step 2: Start Root Terminal and navigate to the /etc/X11/ folder with the command below:

cd /etc/X11/

Be careful. The ‘X’ in X11 in the above command is capital X. Now check if the directory (folder that is) called ‘xorg.conf.d’ exists or not with the command below:


The above command lists files and folders. In most cases this directory won’t be present. If it’s not there create it with the command below:

mkdir xorg.conf.d

3. Copy the downloaded the file to the directory we just created with the command below:

cp /home/YOUR-USERNAME/Downloads/50-synaptics.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/

Replace YOUR-USERNAME with your correct username. πŸ˜‰

Done! Restart your computer. Your touchpad should work just fine. The Touchpad tab should be back in the mouse settings and Tap-to-click will also work automatically.

Hope this helps.


Rebellin Linux v3 released!

Building a stable system on Debian Sid that’s reliable for day to day usage is hard. It took me quite a while this time. But I’m immensely happy with the result. Here’s Rebellin Linux v3. With the latest and greatest software from Debian. It’s fast, reliable and got all you need for a great multimedia experience. Download Rebellin now!

List of updates:

  1. Gnome Shell upgraded to v3.20
  2. Mate Version upgraded to v1.12
  3. Kernel upgraded to v4.5
  4. SMXI scripts integrated
  5. Infinality Font Rendering Patches
  6. Droid Fonts added
  7. Improved theme for the Mate version
  8. Bluetooth support added to Mate version (It was previously missing! Silly me.)
  9. Plenty of package and driver updates
  10. Rebellin Manual with great beginner friendly tutorials available free of cost.

Some changes:

  1. Gnome terminal replaced by terminator. This enhances Gnome Shell stability. Gnome Terminal is buggy and results in system freeze.
  2. Totem replaced by VLC. Redundant software removed for building a lighter product.
  3. GDM3 replaced by LightDM. GDM3 was problematic during the build process. Resulted in blank screen on start up. LightDM works fine.

Known issues:

  1. May result in blank screen on start up on AMD Kabini Devices. I’m working on this.
  2. The installer may fail to identify touchpads on some computers. Mouse works fine. Please use Text Install mode or use a mouse. Touchpad works fine after installation on all computers.

Overall, this is a great build. It’s faster than v2.5 and even the Gnome Shell version works gracefully in as low as 512 of RAM. I hope you enjoy using Rebellin. If you need any help, don’t hesitate to contact us. Email support is available!

Thank you so much Distrowatch Team for the news item! πŸ™‚

Here are two screenshots:

Rebellin Linux v3 Gnome


Rebellin Linux v3 Mate


Completed my book on Ghost Blogging Platform!

Complete guide on Ghost Blogging PlatformCompleted ‘Ghost Unleashed’, the 100 page book on Ghost Blogging Platform! Phew! It was quite a ride for me. I’ve put my soul into this book and made sure that it will be the best resource on Ghost out there! I’ve covered every aspect of Ghost including Ghost Pro service, self-hosted Ghost and local installation of Ghost. I’ve even added a chapter on online product based business to show you how easy it is to start your online business and keep it running well!

The book will be given as a return gift to all our customers who donate to Rebellin Linux. This is my way of saying ‘thank you’ for having faith in my project!

For more information about this book, check out our Lifetime Email Support Page.