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Software & Applications / Re: Rar files how to unpack?
« on: April 07, 2016, 03:27:28 pm »
Hello, All!

I know this thread's rather old, but I had to do this to get unrar installed in PM6:

sudo apt-get install unrar-free

Just thought I'd share this...

73 DE N4RPS
Rob

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User Submitted Tutorials / Re: How to install hplip for HP Printers
« on: November 14, 2015, 05:56:36 pm »
Hello!

Thank you for your tutorial.

I have an HP LaserJet Pro p1102w wireless printer. I just thought I'd mention that after installing hplip-gui,  hplip-gui didn't seem to like my root password. I had to type

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sudo hp-setup
To pull in the needed plugin from HP to finish the installation.

If anyone has a had a problem getting Bluetooth to work in Peppermint, let me know, and I can post the procedure we put together on the Linux Lite forum to get it going. This may sound off-topic, but some HP printers also use Bluetooth (but not mine)...

73 DE N4RPS
Rob

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General Discussion / Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« on: November 11, 2015, 12:08:28 am »
Hello1

Anyway, someday I'll get my General.  I've read that it's easier now.

It certainly is. No more code testing you just take the multiple-guess written ones. As I see it, you don't really get a lot more frequencies to use as an Extra, so were it not for my situation, I wouldn't bother.

Of course, they made the Extra class test more difficult, but considering some of the folks in my neck of the woods who have successfully upgraded, it can't be too bad.

Perhaps we can QSO on Echolink sometime...

73 DE N4RPS
Rob


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General Discussion / Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« on: November 10, 2015, 12:17:37 am »
Hello!

Hi N4RPS, welcome aboard  ;).  Yeah, we're quite a bit different from other Ubuntu spins.  We truly believe in freedom of choice.  I hope you enjoy the ride  ;)!!

From what I've seen so far here, a great OS and helpful user forums go a long way...

73 DE N4RPS
Rob


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General Discussion / Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« on: November 10, 2015, 12:12:33 am »
HAHA Love it - Ain't that the truth  8)

Nothing like truth in advertising, eh?

I already see PM6 as something new to master. The more I play around with Peppermint, the more I like its perfect blend of what I like most about XFCE and LXDE in one platform.

73 DE N4RPS
Rob

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General Discussion / Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« on: November 10, 2015, 12:05:11 am »
Hello!

Hey N4RPS, and welcome to the forum :) .. a radio ham eh ?

Yes, indeed. I have a General class license. I started off as KF4ICR, copied enough code to answer enough questions to get Tech Plus (and the vanity call) in '98, and took advantage of the opportunity to upgrade with only the written General exam in 2000. Since my future involves some international travel, an upgrade to Extra is forthcoming because unless you hold an Extra-class ticket, CEPT limits you to Technician privileges.

It all started for me in the spring of '96. You see, my brother was going to take his Technician exam, and I just happened to glean enough out of "Now You're Talking" during the trip to the testing site to pass the exam by one question. Despite his having studied, my bro failed the examby one question, and had to return the next month to test again to finally pass. Of course, he'll NEVER live that down...

73 DE N4RPS
Rob


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General Discussion / Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« on: November 09, 2015, 11:42:10 pm »
Hello!

Welcome aboard !!!

51's N7XVK   ;D

As in the Las Vegas 51s?

73 DE N4RPS
Rob

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General Discussion / Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« on: November 09, 2015, 04:20:29 pm »
Hello, All!

Kudos to the Peppermint OS development team. After having tried on and off over the years to make Linux work - to no avail, it was Lubuntu 11.04 that was able to get me into using Linux regularly.

My favorite distro is Linux Lite, but it seems to be sluggish on PCs using 1 GB of RAM or less. Even with 2 GB RAM and an SSD, neither LL nor Lubuntu proved to be responsive enough on this machine (HP Mini210-1091NR).

I'm impressed with the way LXPup runs with some snap on a flash drive, plugged into an ancient Compaq Evo N600c with 512 MB RAM, using USB 1.1. However, even though LXPup Tahr is Ubuntu-compatible, it still has somewhat of a learning curve to it.

I thought I might have to go with LXPup for the HP as well, but then I tried out Peppermint OS. I'm not at all into cloud computing, but since Peppermint's cloud-based approach means far less bloat than anything else Ubuntu, I believe that this is a part of why Peppermint is so much faster. Since the developers of PCManFM, in their eminent wisdom, no longer trust us with root user support out of the box, the fact that unlike Lubuntu, PCManFM is not insidiously intertwined with it is a real plus...

73 DE N4RPS
Rob

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