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New Users / webcam and microphone
« on: June 02, 2019, 11:58:28 am »
Just got to wondering:this laptop has a built in webcam and,I presume, microphone.So far I have'nt seen any thing in Peppermint 9 that would allow me to disable these two features,since I never use them.I've been searching thru the menu,but have't seen these settings so far.Computer is a Dell Latitude i5 dual core.

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Software & Applications / Long trem backup
« on: May 16, 2019, 06:28:35 am »
OS agnostic topic:I am using a 2 TB external HDD,Ext4,to back up data.Is there a utility that will check the integrity of the backup files,especially the ones that have never been accessed?I can use my peppermint laptop to do this,but my Mint tower would be a lot faster.I have over a TB of backup files.

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New Users / Just installed Peppermint 9
« on: May 12, 2019, 01:42:33 pm »
    Just installed Peppermint 9 on my dell dual core laptop after running Ubuntu 18.04LTS on it for several months(bought it used around Christmas).Definately snappier than Ubuntu.Minimal install worked fine.Had to muck about to get Wifi working;probably pilot error.Works fine now.In fact I seem to get a stronger signal now.Probably time to clean glasses.After using Mint on the tower for a while,I figured it was time to try something flashier than vanilla Ubuntu on the laptop.Lets hope Canonical isnt taken over by Microsoft,making all these nifty derivative distro scramble.

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New Users / New-ish user
« on: May 13, 2017, 05:59:41 pm »
 8)Hi.Just installed peppermint 7 alongside Ubuntu 17.04 on my old HP elitebook.Sorry ,I dont know how to get the hardware info from the terminal to this forum.It is a dual core Elitebook with a new SSD installed as well as a 1TB 5400 rpm data drive.The only issue I had was that it was neccessary to disconnect the data drive in order the get the installer to see the SSD.After that,it installed flawlessly,automatically partitioning the SSD into two equal halves,plus swap.Since I have been using Ubuntu for almost a year,I am having some trouble finding stuff on this Windows-ish distro!!!The main reason I want to try Peppermint is to Convince my brother to ditch Windows when I visit him in a couple of months.So far everything works fine,with the help of three different youtubers.Very helpful.

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