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Networking / Accidentally deleted wireless adapter
« on: April 02, 2017, 12:36:01 pm »
Hi wondering if any one can help?

I went to change the wifi network details and I deleted the old one but I think it deleted the whole wireless adaptor as I can't now connect to a new wifi service. I have tried 'add' and choosing 'wifi' under network manager but it's then asking me for a lot of details ip6/7 etc, and I don't know what to put here. Was hoping for a drop down of wifi networks so I could join my new one there, but I appear to have deleted the wifi module itself.

Thanks if someone can help.   :)

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Installation / Problems installing PM7 [SOLVED]
« on: September 04, 2016, 10:04:22 am »
Hi, I haven't logged on in a while but rest assured I have continued to use PM!  ;D

I got PM7 set up on the Netbook no problem. However, on my desktop it's proving tricky to install.   :-\ The setup here is an SSD which has Win 7 and PM6 on it and they've worked OK together.

I cannot get the LiveUSB to install. It gives me the error msg as per screenshot below. I used UNetbootin to create the LiveUSB. I had initially used Mint USB Formatter and Image Writer but that wouldn't create a recognisable USB that would boot.

I did checksum test the download file also and it appears fine.

Wondering if the Community can help me sort it? I'm liking PM7 so far on the netbook! Seems a little bit smoother out of the box than PM6, but that may be subjective.

Hope the regular users are all well and thank you in advance!!  :D



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Hi all

May be due to angle I sit at on the sofa typing on this laptop (HP refurb running PM6) but I very frequently if writing anything of length 'slip' on the touchpad and the mouse goes all over the shop  ::)

Is there a tweak or software any one recommends to 'mute' touchpad whilst keyboard is being used?

Thanks in advance.

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Yet another machine converted to Peppermint Linux. This used to run Windows 7 (painfully slowly!):

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ms@netbook ~ $ inxi -F
System:    Host: netbook Kernel: 3.16.0-41-generic i686 (32 bit) Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Six
Machine:   Mobo: SAMSUNG model: N150/N210/N220 Bios: Phoenix version: 05JI.M039.20100109.JIP date: 01/09/2010
CPU:       Single core Intel Atom CPU N450 (-HT-) cache: 512 KB flags: (lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 ssse3)
           Clock Speeds: 1: 1000.00 MHz 2: 1333.00 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Atom Processor D4xx/D5xx/N4xx/N5xx Integrated Graphics Controller
           X.Org: 1.16.0 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1024x600@60.0hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel IGD x86/MMX/SSE2 GLX Version: 1.4 Mesa 10.3.2
Audio:     Card: Intel NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: k3.16.0-41-generic
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8192E/RTL8192SE Wireless LAN Controller driver: rtl819xE
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: b4:82:fe:07:ff:33
           Card-2: Marvell 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller driver: sky2
           IF: eth0 state: down mac: 00:24:54:66:08:db
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 250.1GB (1.9% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: ST9250315AS size: 250.1GB
Partition: ID: / size: 230G used: 4.5G (3%) fs: ext4
RAID:      No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 37.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 202 Uptime: 1:30 Memory: 692.6/2009.3MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 1.9.17
ms@netbook ~ $

So far so good  :D

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I have to say I think my netbook runs PM6 more responsively than it did PM5  :D

Haven't put my old SSD in here yet but that's the plan in due course.

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ms@netbook ~ $ inxi -F
System:    Host: netbook Kernel: 3.16.0-41-generic i686 (32 bit) Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Six
Machine:   Mobo: SAMSUNG model: NC10 Bios: Phoenix version: 11CA.M015.20090908.RHU date: 09/08/2009
CPU:       Single core Intel Atom CPU N270 (-HT-) cache: 512 KB flags: (nx pae sse sse2 sse3 ssse3)
           Clock Speeds: 1: 1600.00 MHz 2: 1333.00 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Mobile 945GSE Express Integrated Graphics Controller
           X.Org: 1.16.0 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1024x600@60.0hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 945GME x86/MMX/SSE2 GLX Version: 1.4 Mesa 10.3.2
Audio:     Card: Intel NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: k3.16.0-41-generic
Network:   Card-1: Qualcomm Atheros AR242x / AR542x Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) driver: ath5k
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: 00:21:63:92:c1:dc
           Card-2: Marvell 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller driver: sky2
           IF: eth0 state: down mac: 00:13:77:ae:26:5e
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 160.0GB (3.3% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: Hitachi_HTS54321 size: 160.0GB
Partition: ID: / size: 145G used: 5.0G (4%) fs: ext4 ID: swap-1 size: 2.14GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
RAID:      No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 47.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 197 Uptime: 50 min Memory: 365.2/2008.8MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 1.9.17
ms@netbook ~ $
Tomorrow I'm putting PM6  on a family member's netbook (that currently runs Win XP or 7 - I forget - and which has almost ground to a halt and they hate it). Theirs runs 1GB of RAM but I bought a 2nd hand 2GIG stick from ebay and have just tested on this netbook and used Memtest and all looks to be fine. So I'll install that also.

My current theme and look on this netbook  is fairly simple. Running a basic conky and of course the Peppermix-Dark theme.


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Have you ever been faced with a laggy, unresponsive or crashed application and program window?

It happens - though for me, much less in Linux than in Windows.

Sometimes you can't X out to close the program but you do want to close it down.

There is a very quick and easy terminal command you can use to 'point and kill' the unresponsive program. Simply open up a terminal window using CTRL+ALT+T and then type the code below and hit enter:

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xkillYou will then see a X-hair appear. Just hover it over the window that's not responding and click the mouse button. Voila - the process/window/application will be killed.

Note: don't try to kill by clicking in the taskbar at the bottom of your screen as you will inadvertently kill Nemo (the desktop manager running your user interface  ;))

Anyway, a handy little tool in case you're not aware of it. 8)

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 In my pictures folders, most of the images don't show, example below.

Is there a way to force thumbnail generation so I can easily see all picture files when browsing folders in Nemo?



Thanks for help.  :)

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Hi wondering if any one can help.

In my 32 bit PM6 installations, I can get cryptkeeper to work and the icon shows bottom-right. I can't get it to load (or the icon to show, which it needs to for you to work it as it's a GUI) - in Peppermint 64 bit.

I know CK has is known to be a finickity in terms of it won't always show. Any one got it to work in 64?

I have copied to startup folder (which has worked on my 32 bit versions) and played around with delay figures here too, from 5 to 15 seconds:

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[Desktop Entry]
Name=Cryptkeeper
Exec=bash -c "sleep 5 ; cryptkeeper"
Icon=cryptkeeper
Categories=System;GTK;Security
Terminal=false
Type=Application
StartupNotify=false

Thanks.  :)

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Following a conversation I was having on this thread (I figured it was getting a bit too off-topic so time to start a new one). We were talking about bringing old machines to life with Peppermint Linux.

At parent's house there is an older, tower PC that is at least 10+ years old and still has the printer attached to it I believe. It *could* be 15 years old. It hasn't been used in quite some time.

I would like to try upgrading THAT to Peppermint 6 / 32bit also. It probably has Win XP on it at present (though it may have come with Windows 95, I don't recall).

Which leads me to the question: what is the oldest PC any one has got Peppermint onto?

Is there a moment in time when the chip architecture changed and PM wouldn't work? Just how far backward compatible is PM? What is the absolute minimum CPU/RAM one would need on a machine to still get an 'OK' rendition of PM?

On other forums people like to post stats of how super-charged their machines are. Instead, I'm keen to find out about the lowest-specc'd, most ancient machines that are running Peppermint :)

All comments and anecdotes welcome. What is the oldest and lowest spec'd machine you have running PM?

Curious  :P

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Skill level: Beginner

Background:
this guide is aimed at those domiciled in the UK / BBC license-fee payers only, as a guide to download content. Most people have a set-top box and can save anything they watch or listen to on the BBC, and play back whenever, even years later. However, you can't (easily) transfer content to other devices from a set-top box. The alternative is to use the website/service BBC iPlayer, but due to rights issues, content is usually taken down 30 days after being aired. For a lot of content (e.g. Glastonbury sets shown just after performances) you may have only a few days to watch content before it expires. Being able to save content to your computer allows you to playback at your convenience.

Disclaimer: this guide is not about 'circumventing' BBC content restrictions via proxies, etc. Nor is there anything illegal about saving content direct to your hard-drive rather than set-top box. This guide is only aimed at those domiciled in the UK and who therefore have normal access to BBC iPlayer (this is not available outside UK). get_iplayer does not circumvent DRM and is perfectly legal to use.

Software: get_iplayer

Author's page: https://squarepenguin.co.uk/

This is a great piece of software for saving BBC content. I use the command line interface (CLI) although there is also a PVR (web-based) GUI interface that you can use. However, I've found it easier to just use the terminal.

Instructions:

Download the software. You can download from the repos. However, I prefer to download from the author's site, as per his notes:

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"Linux/Unix packages are maintained by volunteers and may not be updated for some time after a new release of get_iplayer, thus the version of get_iplayer packaged for your system may be obsolete."

When I have downloaded from the repos in the past it has always been several versions behind, so I always download from the author PPA. As ever downloading from an author PPA, you do so at your own risk. Personally I have had no problems over the years and trust this source.

To add the PPA repository:

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sudo apt-add-repository ppa:jon-hedgerows/get-iplayerEnsure package database is current:

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sudo apt-get updateInstall get_iplayer from PPA with dependencies:

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sudo apt-get install get-iplayerDownloading content with get_iplayer

Right, surf over to http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer using your browser of choice and decide what you want to download. Example here is the brand new (ostensibly for children  :D) episode of The Clangers. You have 29 days left to watch 'online', but you want to save and watch at a later date, and or transfer to tablet/phone. Therefore you would like to download it to your computer as an MP4, rather than only have it on your set-top box.

Note the unique alphanumeric in the title (click for larger):



In this case it is: b05zh5dp

Open a terminal using CTRL+ALT+T and at the prompt type:

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get_iplayer --pid b05zh5dpThat's it. It will start downloading the file and convert once it has finished.

Downloading...


Converting...


You now have a high-qual mp4 file to view on any device:



Further instructions and info on the author's informative site if you need it:
https://squarepenguin.co.uk/

There are lots of tweaks you can make should you want to (lower quality download, etc, etc).

get_iplayer is a great tool for being able to save BBC content in high quality and to play back in your own time on the device you want.

Enjoy  :)

PS This is my first tutorial - all feedback welcome  ;)

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Hi I had the same thing in PM5 and could never work out what the issue was, now having it in PM6 also.

Basically, if you load up Firefox (my preferred browser) and put something in the main search box middle of the page and hit enter... nothing at all happens.

Likewise if you try to click any of the buttons at the bottom: (Preferences / Addons / Marketplace etc) - nothing happens.

The browser does work when searching via the URL bar or search box at top right.

Just wondering why this is?

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             8ZZZZZZMMMMM               ms@linux-desktop
          .ZZZZZZZZZMMMMMMM.            OS: Peppermint 6 null
        MMZZZZZZZZZMMMMMMMZZZZ          Kernel: x86_64 Linux 3.16.0-38-generic
      MMMMMZZZZZZZZMMMMMZZZZZZZM        Uptime: 1h 18m
     MMMMMMMZZZZZZZMMMMZZZZZZZZZ.       Packages: 1566
    MMMMMMMMMZZZZZZMMMZZZZZZZZZZZI      Shell: bash 4.3.11
   MMMMMMMMMMMZZZZZZMMZZZZZZZZZZMMM     Resolution: 1680x1050
   .ZZZMMMMMMMMMMIZZMMZZZZZMMMMMMMMM    DE: LXDE
   ZZZZZZZMMMMMMMMZZMZZZZMMMMMMMMMMM    WM: Xfwm4
   ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZMZMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM    WM Theme: Peppermix-Dark
   .ZZZZZZZZZZZZZMMMZMZZZZZZZZZZMMMM    CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K CPU @ 3.7GHz
   .ZZZZZZZZZZZMMM7ZZMMZZZZZZZZZZ7M     GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series 
    ZZZZZZZZZMMMMZZZZMMMMZZZZZZZ77      RAM: 2660MB / 7932MB
     MMMMMMMMMMMMZZZZZMMMMZZZZZ77     
      MMMMMMMMMM7ZZZZZZMMMMMZZ77       
       .MMMMMMMZZZZZZZZMMMMMZ7Z       
         MMMMMZZZZZZZZZMMMMMMM         
           NZZZZZZZZZZZMMMMM           
              ZZZZZZZZZMM
ms@linux-desktop ~ $ inxi -F
System:    Host: linux-desktop Kernel: 3.16.0-38-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Six
Machine:   Mobo: ASUSTeK model: P8Z77-V LX version: Rev X.0x Bios: American Megatrends version: 2204 date: 08/14/2013
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i5-2500K CPU (-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx)
           Clock Speeds: 1: 3512.566 MHz 2: 3530.484 MHz 3: 3488.976 MHz 4: 3531.257 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Pitcairn PRO [Radeon HD 7850]
           X.Org: 1.16.0 drivers: ati,fglrx (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,radeon) Resolution: 1680x1050@59.9hz
           GLX Renderer: AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series GLX Version: 4.4.13374 - CPC 15.20.1013
Audio:     Card-1: Intel 7 Series/C210 Series Family High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
           Card-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Cape Verde/Pitcairn HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 7700/7800 Series] driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: k3.16.0-38-generic
Network:   Card-1: Qualcomm Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) driver: ath9k
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: f8:d1:11:89:1e:6a
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver: r8169
           IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: c8:60:00:c3:0d:77
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1332.2GB (35.3% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: M4 size: 128.0GB
           2: id: /dev/sdb model: WDC_WD10EZEX size: 1000.2GB 3: id: /dev/sdc model: Maxtor_6V200E0 size: 203.9GB
Partition: ID: / size: 184G used: 8.3G (5%) fs: ext4 ID: swap-1 size: 4.00GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
RAID:      No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8C mobo: 27.8C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 196 Uptime: 1:22 Memory: 2678.4/7932.9MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 1.9.17
ms@linux-desktop ~ $

Was running Peppermint 5 prior to this. It's also a duel-boot system with Win7 which I hardly use these days. Much prefer linux.  :D

PS If you want to know how to get that nice peppermint image and system readout each time you open a terminal window, see here.  ;D

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Software & Applications / Cardapio in Peppermint 6? [SOLVED]
« on: June 07, 2015, 06:15:02 am »
I was a big fan of Cardapio and the tutorial on this site which I used for PM5.

Would this work with Peppermint 6? Thought I should ask before messing around - especially as it is specifically mentioned in the tut that it's for PM5 rather than other versions.

Thanks for any info  :D

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Hi, for some reason I've ended up with a long comp name:

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ms-desktop@msdesktop-System-Product-Name ~ $

Can any one advise how to change it please?

Thanks.  ;D

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Not sure if this is just me or if it's a bug. When I want to send one of my programs as a shortcut to the desktop I right-click and choose 'add to desktop'. This sends an odd file (not clickable) to the desktop and the menu then hangs / won't disappear if you click away.




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