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sorry not too talkative lately. My dad has pneumonia and blood clots on his lungs.
And I'm getting truck repairs done.

Suggestion: Perhaps have the firewall turned on and set to public on install? Can provide some additional protection without compromising your ideals?
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Hardware / Re: Display problems with Samsung Netbook Model N130
« Last post by PCNetSpec on Today at 02:39:41 pm »
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I'm really happy now with my working netbook

Happy to hear that Norbert, and welcome to the Peppermint community :)
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Hardware / Re: Display problems with Samsung Netbook Model N130
« Last post by Norbert on Today at 01:21:24 pm »
Ok, thanks for this info. For my N130 it is useful to have a lightweight web browser.
And once more many thanks for your support. I'm really happy now with my working netbook  :D
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Hardware / Re: Display problems with Samsung Netbook Model N130
« Last post by PCNetSpec on Today at 12:59:40 pm »
At the time Firefox 57 wasn't out, and earlier version of Firefox were s-l-o-w by comparison to Chromium (not Chrome).

There's nothing stopping you from switching to Firefox though .. specially considering the new versions of Firefox are now just as quick as Chromium/Chrome :)
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Hardware / Re: Display problems with Samsung Netbook Model N130
« Last post by Norbert on Today at 12:47:06 pm »
Thank you very much for your help!

It was a bit tricky to get an unscrambled display because the suspend trick worked only after a few attempts but then I was able to edit and update the grub configuration as described. Now everything works well.

And now I have a dual boot system with Peppermint OS V7 and V8.

Btw. why did you change the default browser from Firefox to Google Chrome?
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Hardware / Re: Samsung Laptop
« Last post by PCNetSpec on Today at 12:32:05 pm »
According to the manual
http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/content/UM/201409/20140901120906140/Win8_Manual_eng.pdf
(page 74)

Stabbing away at F2 immediately after turn on should get you into the BIOS



And the Samsung NP350 definitely has the boot evice selection key set to F10
http://boot-keys.org/notebook/samsung/np350v5c/

I'd have expected the NP300 to be the same, so if neither of those are working.....

Might be worth trying the old trick of

a) shut down laptop
b) remove all power (brick and batery)
c) hit and hold the power button for a few seconds to discharge any power remaining in capacitors.
d) add the battery and brick back
e) power on and see if the keyds now work.
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Hardware / Re: Samsung Laptop
« Last post by alynur on Today at 12:24:40 pm »
If you can get into the BIOS, can't you just change the boot order in there, putting USB as the first boot device ?

I can't get into the bios.
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What are you running Peppermint on? / Re: Dell Dimension 4600
« Last post by PCNetSpec on Today at 11:07:23 am »
I'll make a note to explain our minimum specs a little better, but really this shouldn't be down to us .. the other distros should have sensible minimums in the first place, and the tech press should know better than to list distros by nonsense claims.



Great to see your old Dell performing so well VinDSL, shows what **can** be achieved .. just not in 256MB RAM :)
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Hardware / Re: Samsung Laptop
« Last post by PCNetSpec on Today at 10:30:00 am »
If you can get into the BIOS, can't you just change the boot order in there, putting USB as the first boot device ?
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Hardware / Re: Samsung Laptop
« Last post by alynur on Today at 10:02:21 am »
Now I'm convinced it's a keyboard issue. As I mentioned, none of the F keys do anything and the F4 key worked once but not again. Could this be a need to unplug the keyboard and plug it back in like we do with ram memory? I guess I'll have to investigate dismantling this laptop
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