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Hardware / Re: is it possible to switch back to 64-bit? (Solved)
« on: October 03, 2016, 05:50:11 pm »
Hi TechyGirl, how's it going?  With the 64-bit Peppermint 7 ISO you just downloaded, you'll have to make a LiveUSB/DVD.  The LiveUSB stick option is the most popular method, so that's the way I'll explain things. 

Format a USB thumb drive with Peppermint's own USB Stick Formatter.  An 8GB one is plenty big enough, even a 4GB if you're lucky enough to still have one of those, is just fine.  This can be found by navigating to:
  • menu > System Tools > USB Stick Formatter
From the Format list, select your USB drive.  Select the FAT32 file system.  Label it something if you want.  Select: Format and enter your user password when asked.  It'll take a few moments to complete.  Now to install your Peppermint 7 64-bit ISO.  Navigate to:
  • menu > System Tools > USB Image Writer
From: Write image, select your Peppermint 7 64-bit ISO.  It'll probably be in your Downloads folder.  In the next field, select the USB Stick you've just formatted.  Select and click on: Write.  Enter your user password when asked.  This process will take a few minutes to complete, so go and grab a cup of coffee  :).

Now that's complete, shutdown your machine and boot into your newly created LiveUSB Stick, (it maybe necessary to enter your BIOS and adjust the boot order).  After Peppermint 7 has booted up, make sure your computer has an internet connection, either by attaching your ethernet cable or by accessing your WiFi.  Double click on the desktop icon to launch the Ubiquity Installer

CheckHave you backed up all of your critical data?  Installing Peppermint 7 64-bit over your existing Peppermint 7 32-bit will erase all data on this partition.

If this is a straightforward installation with no dual booting with Windows, or any other operating system.  Go through the simple installation procedure, step by step.  If you are dual booting and need assistance, please let us know.  I hope this is helpful for you  ;).


Hey AndyInMokum, thank you soooooo much for your reply. Im about to get started and i'll be back (hopefully on my 64bit version) to let you know how smooth it went.... lol I appreciate all of the help
  :D

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Hardware / Re: is it possible to switch back to 64-bit os?
« on: October 03, 2016, 03:50:47 pm »
would i lose all of my info that i have saved?

YES, you will loose everything because you're going to need to do a FULL reinstall .. so as acer say's, backup any user files to an externl source first.

Okay ive backed everything up, and ive downloaded the 64 bit version, but now im at a standstill. Im not sure how to get the instillation started. I guess i assumed that it would start automatically once i clicked on the finished download. I appreciate any advice... Thanks

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Hardware / Re: is it possible to switch back to 64-bit?
« on: October 03, 2016, 12:06:39 pm »
You need to backup your info/files on a flashdrive or whatever before 64bit installation.
Better safe than sorry.. ;)

Thnks!

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Hardware / Re: is it possible to switch back to 64-bit os?
« on: October 03, 2016, 11:32:40 am »
Sure you can install Peppermint 7 64bit, but there's no way to do it as an 'update', it will require a FULL reinstall.

Just be sure to download the 64bit ISO this time around ;)

Direct link to the Peppermint 7 64bit ISO image:
https://peppermintos.com/iso/Peppermint-7-20160616-amd64.iso

thanks... also, would i lose all of my info that i have saved?

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Hardware / Re: is it possible to switch back to 64-bit os?
« on: October 03, 2016, 11:19:57 am »
To help us help you, ALL new requests for technical support should include basic system information.

If you haven't already done so, please open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run the following command:
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inxi -Fzthen copy what was returned in the terminal and post it back here.

This was an automated response but please don't ignore it, providing this information now is highly likely to save time for both you and any prospective respondents and aid in the diagnosis of your problem  .. Thanks in advance :)

                 
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$ inxi -Fz
System:    Host: TechyGirl Kernel: 4.4.0-38-generic i686 (32 bit) Desktop: N/A
           Distro: Ubuntu 16.04 xenial
Machine:   System: Hewlett-Packard product: 520-1020 v: 1.04
           Mobo: PEGATRON model: 2AC3 v: 1.04
           Bios: AMI v: 7.08 date: 11/30/2011
CPU:       Dual core Intel Pentium G620 (-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB
           clock speeds: max: 2600 MHz 1: 1994 MHz 2: 1937 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.3 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@59.99hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Sandybridge Desktop x86/MMX/SSE2
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 11.2.0
Audio:     Card Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Family High Definition Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-38-generic
Network:   Card-1: Ralink RT5392 PCIe Wireless Network Adapter
           driver: rt2800pci
           IF: wlp4s0 state: up mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169
           IF: enp7s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 500.1GB (3.6% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST3500413AS size: 500.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 455G used: 14G (4%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 4.19GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 50.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 180 Uptime: 1:19 Memory: 872.4/3946.3MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35

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Hardware / is it possible to switch back to 64-bit? (Solved)
« on: October 03, 2016, 11:12:45 am »
When i purchased my computer i was running Windows 7. I eventualy switched to Windows 10 and then Linux. While running Windows, my pc was 64-bit, now that im using Linux, its 32-bit. Could someone explain this, and also if i can go back to 64-bit, how?  :(

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Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to give me great advice on this thread. I did however search the site and found the solution on another thread answered by PCNetSpec. I entered the following code, into my terminal and Finally the Hplip installed. After the instillation, i searched HPTOOL BOX in my Menu and followed the 'hp-setup' instructions. This is truly a happy moment for me after two weeks of trying! Aso a BIG thanks to PCNetSpec ;D

First
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sudo apt-get install hplip-guisecond
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hp-setup
The other thread...
https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,4123.msg41145.html#msg41145

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Installation / Re: how do i download my new HP printer onto my syste
« on: September 26, 2016, 12:37:09 pm »
I've just checked your sources.list in a VM and it worked perfectly for me  :-\

Can you connect to your router via an ethernet cable and post the output from:
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sudo apt-get updateCan you also post the output from:
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for i in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/*.list; do echo; echo; echo "** $i:"; echo; cat $i; done

Well i dont use a cable, i pay $54 a month to connect to Wifi Hotspot with Xfinity..


Here is the second one that you requested


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for i in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/*.list; do echo; echo; echo "** $i:"; echo; cat $i; done


** /etc/apt/sources.list.d/otto-kesselgulasch-ubuntu-gimp-xenial.list:



** /etc/apt/sources.list.d/peppermint.list:



** /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ubuntu-wine-ubuntu-ppa-xenial.list:

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-wine/ppa/ubuntu xenial main
# deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-wine/ppa/ubuntu xenial main


** /etc/apt/sources.list.d/wine-ubuntu-wine-builds-xenial.list:

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/wine/wine-builds/ubuntu xenial main
# deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/wine/wine-builds/ubuntu xenial main

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Installation / Re: how do i download my new HP printer onto my syste
« on: September 25, 2016, 07:15:56 pm »
You appear to be getting errors when you update the package cache...

Can you run:
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pluma /etc/apt/sources.listand post the contents back here .. but please enclose the output in code tags to preserve formatting.

Thank you. Here is the contents...


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# deb cdrom:[Peppermint 7 _Seven_ - Release i386 (20160616)]/ xenial main multiverse restricted universe

# See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
# newer versions of the distribution.
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial main restricted
# deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial main restricted

## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
## distribution.
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial-updates main restricted
# deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial-updates main restricted

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
## universe WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu security
## team.
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial universe
# deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial universe
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial-updates universe
# deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial-updates universe

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
## multiverse WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu
## security team.
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial multiverse
# deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial multiverse
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial-updates multiverse
# deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial-updates multiverse

## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review
## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial-backports main restricted universe multiverse
# deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial-backports main restricted universe multiverse

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Canonical's
## 'partner' repository.
## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by Canonical and the
## respective vendors as a service to Ubuntu users.
# deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu xenial partner
# deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu xenial partner

deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security main restricted
# deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security main restricted
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security universe
# deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security universe
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security multiverse
# deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security multiverse

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Installation / Re: how do i download my new HP printer onto my syste
« on: September 25, 2016, 01:15:09 pm »
Hi TechyGirl, how's it going?  For future reference, could you please remember to encapsulate terminal outputs with the Insert, Code # function.  For extra long outputs, please use the Spoiler, Sp function.  If you're using either the Chromium Browser or Google Chrome, don't combine the functions.  Only use one or the other  ;).  These functions preserve the original format of the output.  This makes it easier for future visitors to relate to their own issues.  These functions are found in the forum editor, above the,  :-[ Embarrassed and  the :'( Cry emoticon respectively.  Use the Preview button to see how it'll look in the forum.  This time, I've done it for you - many thanks  ;).

Im not exactly sure how to do the "insert, code#" function... also was i correct with how i posted my last comment with the "sp" function?

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Installation / Re: how do i download my new HP printer onto my syste
« on: September 25, 2016, 01:12:57 pm »
Your software manager issue needs fixed prior to addressing the printer issue.
Have you done what was requested by PCNetspec on your other thread titled 'Software manager isnt working' in the New Users section?
https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,4328.0.html

Once that is fixed, then come back here and retry what was requested by AndyInMokum.  :)
I+

Thank you. I was able to fix the issue with my software manager, but then when i tried the instructions that AndyInMokum left, i got the following message...

Spoiler (click here to view / hide)
[close]

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New Users / Re: Software manager isnt working [SOLVED]
« on: September 25, 2016, 12:34:39 pm »
Open a terminal and run these commands in sequence
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sudo apt-get cleanthen
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sudo mv -v /var/lib/apt/lists /var/lib/apt/lists-oldthen
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sudo mkdir -p /var/lib/apt/lists/partialthen
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sudo apt-get updateany errors post them here .. if not, does the software manager open now ?

Thank you Issue resolved

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Installation / Re: how do i download my new HP printer onto my syste
« on: September 17, 2016, 01:27:24 pm »
Hi TechyGirl, try this tutorial for installing hplip: How to install hplip for HP Printers  ;).

Thnks for the info, however i followed the directions that was given and i recieved this message in my terminal

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sudo apt install hplip hplip-gui
[sudo] password for TechyGirl:
Reading package lists... Error!
E: Encountered a section with no Package: header
E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_xenial-security_main_binary-i386_Packages
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.

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Installation / Re: how do i download my new HP printer onto my system
« on: September 17, 2016, 11:51:44 am »
My system information

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$ inxi -Fz
System:    Host: TechyGirl Kernel: 4.4.0-24-generic i686 (32 bit) Desktop: N/A
           Distro: Peppermint Seven
Machine:   System: Hewlett-Packard product: 520-1020 v: 1.04
           Mobo: PEGATRON model: 2AC3 v: 1.04
           Bios: AMI v: 7.08 date: 11/30/2011
CPU:       Dual core Intel Pentium G620 (-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB
           clock speeds: max: 2600 MHz 1: 1847 MHz 2: 1795 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.3 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@59.99hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Sandybridge Desktop x86/MMX/SSE2
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 11.2.0
Audio:     Card Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Family High Definition Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-24-generic
Network:   Card-1: Ralink RT5392 PCIe Wireless Network Adapter
           driver: rt2800pci
           IF: wlp4s0 state: up mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169
           IF: enp7s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 500.1GB (3.1% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST3500413AS size: 500.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 455G used: 11G (3%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 4.19GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 53.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 165 Uptime: 3:20 Memory: 928.4/3946.3MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35


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Installation / Re: how do i download my new HP printer onto my syste
« on: September 17, 2016, 11:51:13 am »
My system information

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$ inxi -Fz
System:    Host: TechyGirl Kernel: 4.4.0-24-generic i686 (32 bit) Desktop: N/A
           Distro: Peppermint Seven
Machine:   System: Hewlett-Packard product: 520-1020 v: 1.04
           Mobo: PEGATRON model: 2AC3 v: 1.04
           Bios: AMI v: 7.08 date: 11/30/2011
CPU:       Dual core Intel Pentium G620 (-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB
           clock speeds: max: 2600 MHz 1: 1847 MHz 2: 1795 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.3 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@59.99hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Sandybridge Desktop x86/MMX/SSE2
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 11.2.0
Audio:     Card Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Family High Definition Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-24-generic
Network:   Card-1: Ralink RT5392 PCIe Wireless Network Adapter
           driver: rt2800pci
           IF: wlp4s0 state: up mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169
           IF: enp7s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 500.1GB (3.1% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST3500413AS size: 500.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 455G used: 11G (3%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 4.19GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 53.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 165 Uptime: 3:20 Memory: 928.4/3946.3MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35


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