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Title: Lenovo Ideapad 120s-11IAP
Post by: mintspider on February 26, 2019, 07:11:35 pm
Tonight I installed Peppermint 9 on my Pastor's wife's Lenovo Ideapad 120s-11IAP.
Windows ran like molasses on it, and was bloated on the 32GB drive.
Peppermint runs smooth and leaves 21GB free.

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System:    Host: lenny Kernel: 4.15.0-45-generic x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Nine
Machine:   Device: laptop System: LENOVO product: 81A4 v: Lenovo ideapad 120S-11IAP serial: N/A
           Mobo: LENOVO model: LNVNB161216 v: SDK0J91216 WIN serial: N/A
           UEFI: LENOVO v: 6GCN30WW date: 10/24/2018
Battery    BAT1: charge: 30.9 Wh 100.0% condition: 30.9/32.2 Wh (96%)
CPU:       Dual core Intel Celeron N3350 (-MCP-) cache: 1024 KB
           clock speeds: max: 2400 MHz 1: 979 MHz 2: 986 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Device 5a85
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 ) drivers: modesetting (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1366x768@60.00hz
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 500 (Broxton 2x6) version: 4.5 Mesa 18.2.2
Audio:     Card Intel Celeron N3350/Pentium N4200/Atom E3900 Series Audio Cluster driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-45-generic
Network:   Card-1: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter driver: ath10k_pci
           IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Atheros
           IF: null-if-id state: N/A speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: N/A
Drives:    HDD Total Size: NA (-)
           ID-1: /dev/mmcblk0 model: N/A size: 31.3GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 29G used: 6.9G (26%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/mmcblk0p2
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 39.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 168 Uptime: 20 min Memory: 432.7/1824.7MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.56

Title: Re: Lenovo Ideapad 120s-11IAP
Post by: VinDSL on February 26, 2019, 07:13:31 pm
Good job!  :)






Title: Re: Lenovo Ideapad 120s-11IAP
Post by: mintspider on February 26, 2019, 07:16:00 pm
Good job!  :)

That will come when I have to train her!!!
Title: Re: Lenovo Ideapad 120s-11IAP
Post by: VinDSL on February 26, 2019, 07:20:08 pm
The nice thing about helping ppl with computers is, it acts as a refresher course for the trainer.   ;)







Title: Re: Lenovo Ideapad 120s-11IAP
Post by: mintspider on February 26, 2019, 07:27:57 pm
The nice thing about helping ppl with computers is, it acts as a refresher course for the trainer.   ;)
Been training people on computers since the 80s.
You are correct.

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Title: Re: Lenovo Ideapad 120s-11IAP
Post by: PCNetSpec on February 26, 2019, 11:25:05 pm
Well done, it's always nice to receive a Peppermint :)

Oh, and thanks for the pic .. it reminded me I need to get another HDD cloning dock, my old one broke.

[EDIT]

BTW I have an Ideapad 100S for testing an experimental 32bit UEFI build of Peppermint 9 .. if I can iron out a minor bug in the installer Peppermint 10 might have 32bit UEFI support baked in (or have a separate build for 32bit UEFI).

(mucho thanks to Dolphin and CubicleNate for their help with this)
Title: Re: Lenovo Ideapad 120s-11IAP
Post by: mintspider on February 27, 2019, 03:55:27 am
Well done, it's always nice to receive a Peppermint :)
Oh, and thanks for the pic .. it reminded me I need to get another HDD cloning dock, my old one broke.

I have 3 Thermaltake BlacX external drives.
2 are USB 2 with eSata. The eSata works great with my Alienware laptops for booting distros.
1 is USB 3. I use that more for modern machines, such as my wife's Razor Laptop and Area51 Desktop (she's a gamer!)
Title: Re: Lenovo Ideapad 120s-11IAP
Post by: stevesveryown on February 27, 2019, 05:03:17 am
Nice job and welcome to the best forums on the planet!  (Oouuu, did I sound too much like EB there?) Once you set her up with some ICE applications of her favorite sites she will be hooked.

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Title: Re: Lenovo Ideapad 120s-11IAP
Post by: mintspider on February 27, 2019, 05:39:48 am
Nice job and welcome to the best forums on the planet!  (Oouuu, did I sound too much like EB there?) Once you set her up with some ICE applications of her favorite sites she will be hooked.

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Peppermint is a fine distro, but it is no Solus! ;)
Agreed that this is one of the better forums I have been on. Very organised.

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Title: Re: Lenovo Ideapad 120s-11IAP
Post by: PCNetSpec on February 27, 2019, 06:03:08 am
It's not easy not being Solus, but we do try so Thanks :))
(in fact we're getting rid of the last "9" from our version number next release ;))
Title: Re: Lenovo Ideapad 120s-11IAP
Post by: mintspider on February 27, 2019, 06:34:02 am
It's not easy not being Solus, but we do try so Thanks :))
(in fact we're getting rid of the last "9" from our version number next release ;))
^5!

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Title: Re: Lenovo Ideapad 120s-11IAP
Post by: VinDSL on February 27, 2019, 08:46:57 am
Peppermint is a fine distro, but it is no Solus! ;)

Consider it Solus vs. Solace  ;)


Title: Re: Lenovo Ideapad 120s-11IAP
Post by: VinDSL on February 27, 2019, 12:23:13 pm
Oh, and thanks for the pic .. it reminded me I need to get another HDD cloning dock, my old one broke.

I have 3 Thermaltake BlacX external drives.
2 are USB 2 with eSata [...]

Noice!

Sounds like the same identical model that I own:

BlacX 2.5"/3.5" SATA Hard Drive USB/eSATA Docking Station (https://www.thermaltakeusa.com/products-model.aspx?id=C_00002058)

I've been using it for a decade (purchased in 2008). It's indestructible.

USB2 works okay, but it's S-L-O-W!

eSATA speeds are indistinguishable from an internal drive (sometimes faster, according to reviews).

Just saying...  ;)
Title: Re: Lenovo Ideapad 120s-11IAP
Post by: mintspider on February 27, 2019, 12:44:25 pm
USB2 works okay, but it's S-L-O-W!

That's when you go put the kettle on, make a drink, grab a bag of crisps, and go watch an episode of Stargate / Farscape / Trek, etc.
Title: Re: Lenovo Ideapad 120s-11IAP
Post by: VinDSL on February 27, 2019, 12:49:15 pm
Gotta love Amazon. They track and record everything one does in perpetuity.  LoL


(http://vindsl.com/images/blacx-amazon.png)


Looking at the details of the purchase, I paid $39.99 USD w/Prime shipping

If you'll notice, in the purdy pic above, a dealer is selling one for $117.45 (used - like new).

You're sitting on a goldmine, mintspider  :)
Title: Re: Lenovo Ideapad 120s-11IAP
Post by: VinDSL on February 27, 2019, 12:50:05 pm
USB2 works okay, but it's S-L-O-W!

That's when you go put the kettle on, make a drink, grab a bag of crisps, and go watch an episode of Stargate / Farscape / Trek, etc.

True that...  ;)
Title: Re: Lenovo Ideapad 120s-11IAP
Post by: PCNetSpec on February 27, 2019, 03:11:00 pm
Oh, and thanks for the pic .. it reminded me I need to get another HDD cloning dock, my old one broke.

I have 3 Thermaltake BlacX external drives.
2 are USB 2 with eSata [...]

Noice!

Sounds like the same identical model that I own:

... [snip]

I've been using it for a decade (purchased in 2008). It's indestructible.

... [snip]

Just saying...  ;)

Okay I confess, I shoulda said "I broke my old one" :-[
(but it does prove they are definitely destructible if you try hard enough :)))
Title: Re: Lenovo Ideapad 120s-11IAP
Post by: VinDSL on February 27, 2019, 06:24:56 pm
Heh. Yeah, I can keep stuff running forever. It's a blessing and a curse. That said, I'm a great guy to have around when you're 50 miles offshore, and your boat engine quits running [emoji41]

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Title: Re: Lenovo Ideapad 120s-11IAP
Post by: PCNetSpec on February 28, 2019, 04:43:52 am
Oh sure, there's always a lot that can be done with gaffer tape/duct tape/string/chewing gum .. but they don't help with a circuit board that's in multiple pieces, at some point you have to call it a day and admit it's not worth the effort or beyond your tool set.
(hopefully you're not off coast at the time, but then you'd likely not give up so quickly)

Theoretically I could solder wire bridges across the pieces and I'd maybe attempt that if at sea and my life depended on it, but I'm happily sat in a warm comfortable office (with ebay/amazon at hand) and the things are dirt cheap :))

BIG difference between being able, and being willing .. the older I get, the quicker I just give up and buy .. I used to see things like this as a challenge and a learning experience and would spend hours/days trying to fix it, now I figure I'd be better off just buying a new one and using that time for something else :)
(time seems a bit more valuable these days)
Title: Re: Lenovo Ideapad 120s-11IAP
Post by: mintspider on May 21, 2020, 05:44:56 pm
More than a year later I am happy to report that Peppermint is still being used on that machine.
The user reported today that she really likes her Chromebook replacement. Her words, but I shall take them. Basically she runs Chrome.
She even runs her updates!!

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