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New Users / Re: Recommendation
« on: May 22, 2020, 06:36:52 pm »
Mmm, rats.
So I did get the machine to crash for me, meaning I noticed the menu disappear.
And none of the solutions worked.  Neither the Terminal icon nor Cntl-T pulled up terminal.
Cntl+Alt+Del.  Cntl+Alt+SysR.  Neither worked.
Sometimes it would run fine for hours.  Days without a mishap.
Still shutdowns returned with greater frequency.
My suspicion was that her computer (a 15 year old laptop) was end of life.
I installed a small Debian OS (Slax) on a flash for my wife to use as backup.
That is now her OS.  The HDD has not successfully booted in over a month.
Many things could be the fault, but the keyboard, screen and RAM work in conjunction with the flash, and I am reluctant to hurl money at such an old unit.
Peppermint was a better system, and has a more helpful forum.
One way or another, my problem is now "solved."
Thanks, guys.

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New Users / Re: Recommendation
« on: April 03, 2020, 07:29:12 am »
Thank you, Mr Slim.  I wrote down your instructions.
I'll try to run her computer over the weekend, see if it fails on me.
If so, I'll launch Whiskermenu, run Terminal, or Cntl+Alt+SysR with R E I S U O.
Appreciate your assistance.

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New Users / Re: Recommendation
« on: March 31, 2020, 09:27:21 am »
I replaced both RAM cards a couple months ago.
A whopping 2 GB.
She just uses this to surf, email, download and listen to podcasts.
In a pinch, I can run Puppy, but Peppermint is more familiar and fairly effortless.

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New Users / Re: Recommendation
« on: March 31, 2020, 08:53:43 am »
I installed Peppermint Seven as dual boot with XP.
(Yes, the XP OS that I must have reinstalled 6 times last year)
Worked fine for a few days, then neither system would launch.
Ran DBAN, reinstalled Peppermint Seven as the lone system.
Works fine, but every now and then the taskbar and whiskermenu disappear.
Each time, I have had to resort to a hard shutown, which I don't like doing.
Is there any thing that might be causing this?
Aside from aging hardware.  Yes, this is a an old lap.
Thank you.

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New Users / Re: Recommendation
« on: March 19, 2020, 09:27:06 am »
I have Seven on a multiboot.  I just loaded it to test it and got the dread -
“This kernel requires an x86-64 CPU, but only detected an i686 CPU. Unable to boot – please use a kernel appropriate for your CPU”
Damn.
This unit was dual booted with Peppermint Six several years ago, but was not reinstalled.
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OK, I bet I downed the 64 bit for my Win 10 unit and kept it on the multiboot.
Downing the version for 32 bit now.

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New Users / Recommendation - SOLVED
« on: March 19, 2020, 09:15:12 am »
My wife uses a vintage Dell 6000.
XP, 80 G hard drive, 2 G RAM, i686 CPU.
The OS goes down once a year and I reinstall everything.
What Peppermint would work in this unit.  Seven?
I'm currently running Seven over a Win 10, and am very happy with that.

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New Users / Re: Missing Taskbar on Peppermint Seven
« on: January 02, 2019, 09:16:32 am »
Brilliant!
That worked nicely, thank you for helping me.

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New Users / Re: Missing Taskbar on Peppermint Seven
« on: January 01, 2019, 03:08:49 pm »
Update

OK, so I figured out how to go into the synaptic package manager and reinstall the lxpamel.

First off, we need to establish whether or not the panel is still running somewhere. Hit Alt+F2 to see if a "run" dialog opens. If so, then the panel is still running somewhere. If not, then it's not still running somewhere.

Then, following this tip, I got it running.
Not as pretty as the earlier version, but the same could be said for me.
I restarted - and - the taskbar was gone again.
The Alt+F2 trick worked again, but how do I get it to stay?
And once it stays - can I restore to defaults?
Thank you.

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New Users / Missing Taskbar on Peppermint Seven - (SOLVED)
« on: January 01, 2019, 03:06:52 pm »
My taskbar disappeared last night.
I found an earlier thread and followed several of the suggestions.

does the terminal open if you hit Ctrl+Alt+T ?

if so, what happens if you run this in the terminal:
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lxpanelctl restart?

Maybe the file is missing (which may explain a lot) .. what's the output from:
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ls -a ~/.config/lxpanel/Peppermint/panels

In both instances, I see,  "No such file or directory"
I have a small panel where I can access files, and by hitting Help, access internet.
My fault for getting on this during New Years Eve.
How can I reload my Peppermint panel?
I am running 7.  Would going to 8 or 9 resolve this without file loss?  (What a fool believes.)
I understand no one may see this for awhile.
Happy New Year!

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New Users / Re: Lost task bar (SOLVED)
« on: January 01, 2019, 03:05:08 pm »
relocated to new thread

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New Users / Re: Lost task bar (SOLVED)
« on: January 01, 2019, 09:36:52 am »
Apologies for the necro post.

does the terminal open if you hit Ctrl+Alt+T ?

if so, what happens if you run this in the terminal:
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lxpanelctl restart?

Maybe the file is missing (which may explain a lot) .. what's the output from:
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ls -a ~/.config/lxpanel/Peppermint/panels

In both instances, I see,  "No such file or directory"
I have a small panel where I can access files, and by hitting Help, access internet.
My fault for getting on this during New Years Eve.
How can I reload my Peppermint panel?
I am running 7.  Would going to 8 or 9 resolve this without file loss?  (What a fool believes.)
I understand no one may see this for awhile.
Happy New Year!

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New Users / Re: aMule skin
« on: October 01, 2016, 10:57:22 pm »
Thank you so much for helping me!
That worked and I can see aMule again.
I appreciate your help.
You may mark my query solved.
Thank you again for helping me!

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New Users / aMule skin - SOLVED
« on: September 30, 2016, 11:01:23 pm »
I am running aMule on Peppermint 7.  When playing with aMule skins, I crashed it.

aMule forum advised me to "Please, open ~/.aMule/amule.conf in a text editor, locate the line starting with "Skin=" (without the quotes), and delete any text after the equation sign."

I entered ~/.aMule/amule.conf into text editor Pluma ---> nothing.
I entered ~/.aMule/amule.conf into Terminal ---> nothing.

I must be entering the command incorrectly.
Can you help me?

Thank you.

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