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Installation / Problem with installing Peppermint 10 32 bit
« on: August 20, 2019, 09:07:45 pm »
Im running Peppermint 8 on my netbook (32 bit obviously). Downloading Peppermint 10 32-bit is fine but when I boot it from  the install, Im just presented with a black sceen which has flickered from a paisley grey then black screen? Pressing the powerbutton after a while simply shuts the computer down. I have an ISO of Peppermint 9 and that installs ok. Any clues?

What I have tried:
Downloading ISO with different browsers (Chromium and Firefox)
Burnt to USB with diff software (Peppermint's own USB writer, and Etcher)

Hmmm... ok thanks ppls

General Discussion / Re: Does anyone know of a 32bit Skype for linux?
« on: June 08, 2017, 01:22:52 am »
Ok ..thanks.. Not the 'End of the world' but, to have access  to Skype on my 32-bit Netbook would be nice. Maybe the Skype team will wakeup and see that 32-bit computers are still used!

Does anyone know of a 32-bit Skype for linux (Pepperment/Unbuntu) post 4.3?

I read that Skype 4.3 is due to be retired 1st July .

'Important notice: All Skype for Linux clients version 4.3 and older will be retired on July 1, 2017. To keep chatting, please install the latest version of Skype for Linux.'

So far I can't find anything.

Is there any alternate to Skype on linux that will communicate with Skype users?

General Discussion / Re: Peppermint Forum Rocks...
« on: June 04, 2017, 09:02:29 pm »
Yeah, I'd second that. Help on Peppermint is great!

..excellent...Ubuntu Deb it is.

Thanks ppls


I want  to download / install a VPN software package called VpnOneClick for my netbook.

It gives me the option to download a Deb package for either Unbuntu or Debian (I already use the Ubuntu version on my PC).

As Peppermint is based on both Debian and Lubuntu (as listed in Distrowatch anyway).. which should I choose?


New Zealand

Installation / Re: Peppermint 8: Autostarting an application
« on: June 02, 2017, 01:20:12 am »
Hey Thanks for the help ppls, but I seemed to have solved it.

During trying various things to get Cairo Dock to Auto load upon bootup, I discovered their was 3 methods to get it done (correct me if Im wrong):

1. Set Cairo dock to autostart (load) in its configuration menu
2. Edit and add Cairo Dock to the LX Sessions menu of XFCE4
3. Add it manually through terminal.

Not sure what I did, but I came across a commandto use Terminal to delete it from the auto start  (of what Im not sure). I tried it and its seems (so far to have worked).

As a guess, maybe one 'Auto start' was conflicting with another??

Anyway, as the saying goes, 'If it ain't broke, don't fix it'!

Thanks again, ppls

I came across the command to delete <cairo dock>

Installation / Re: Peppermint 8: Autostarting an application
« on: June 02, 2017, 12:06:44 am »

Thanks for helping me on this. :)

This is the output from:

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ls ~/.config/autostart


Installation / Re: Peppermint 8: Autostarting an application
« on: June 01, 2017, 02:15:48 pm »
I can start Cairo-Dock  through the menu ok. I have right-clicked and checked its properties to ensure the name is spelt (upper/lowercase) correctly and the LX Sessions AutoStart of Cairo-Dock is spelt correctly.

I have tried starting it manually through Terminal but it hangs after a page of script/etc (although could be that i havent waited long enough).

I have tried uninstalling it and reinstalling to no avail.
I have also tried when I manually start it (through the menu) to right-click on a dock and choose Cairo-Dock -> Launch Cairo-Dock on startup.

I had it working ok on Peppermint 7, and it starts ok when manually clicking on Cairo-Dock in the menu. If I can't fix it, I might try another Dock like Docky (albeit graphic limited).

Installation / Peppermint 8: Autostarting an application [SOLVED]
« on: June 01, 2017, 04:50:02 am »
Hi.. I have upgraded from Peppermint 7 to Peppermint 8 (complete install) on my Netbook. Its got to the easiest Linux installation I've made yet!

I have installed Cairo Dock. Although, I can't seem to get it auto starting on bootup.

I have ticked the Load on start in Cairo Dock.. not  loading.
I have gone into Peppermint's LX menu and set it up as auto-loading (ensuring its spelt correctly)... not loading
I see in LX menu there is an option to update database. I am currently  updating database (to see if thats it..taking ages)

..any suggestions?

General Discussion / Re: old netbook
« on: October 10, 2016, 11:39:22 pm »
I have an Acer Aspire One (model D270) too. Upgrading the memory is a good option. I have upgraded with a 4 meg DDR3 ram module. Not sure if Peppermint uses a PAE kernel (to allow addressing greater than the just over 3 meg limit for 32 bit systems) or not. If your model Aspire One doesn't accept DDR3 (different type of slot) .. get the fastest speed DDR2 you can.

I ditched its hard drive and installed an SSD. When I upgraded I searched Google and found Samsung 840 Pro SSD's to be one of the fastest (albeit several months ago). The problem with Netbooks is that the 'bottleneck' seems to be around the processor (amongst others).. so even though you will get good noticeable increase in boot/shutdown/load-speed..don't expect miracles.

Peppermint 7 is excellent (over my previous Linux distro). Lightweight, feature-packed and customise-able.

I have it dual - booting with Win7 (on a 120 gig Samsung 840 Pro SSD) so you don't really miss the 320 gig HD (unless you specifically need that size I guess - but there is a tradeoff).

New Users / Re: Wireless Printers
« on: September 28, 2016, 06:26:50 pm »
Excellent.. thanks for you help.
New Zealand

New Users / Re: Wireless Printers
« on: September 28, 2016, 01:21:47 pm »
I don't currently have a wireless printer..thinking of getting one., Is there a good wireless brand to get.. like Epsom, Canon etc? I currently have a wired Canon MP250.

New Users / Wireless Printers [SOLVED]
« on: September 28, 2016, 02:08:54 am »
Are you able to use Wireless Printers with Peppermint...or must they be wired only?

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