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So you can't connect to anything using the VPN connection?

And I don't know how to figure out what I'm doing wrong. 

I found a support request page, and have sent a request, to save us all some time. 

Not sure if they'll provide support for the free service.  I'll keep you all posted.

just as a test does it work with a wired connection but not with a wireless one ?

It did not work with a cable either. 

I guess I was on the wrong track with my original question.

(and just to clarify, I'm configuring using one of the  free servers, not one of the paid ones.  there are 4 servers in the list I used to use all the time without issue in Windoze, I know they should work well)

Basically yes, just as a test does it work with a wired connection but not with a wireless one ?

I'll get a cable, and get back to you.

 Thank you.

1. Do they do a free version, so I can test their instructions ?
You choose one or the other, WiFi or VPN. 
2. It'll probably look that way in neworkmanager, but I'd expect them to be bridged.
3. Does it work with a wired connection ?

1. yes, they have a free version.

2. hmm, I hadn't thought of that.  I don't recall a command that would have created the bridge - unless resolvconf did that.
If I knew for sure that it was bridged, then I could look towards my credentials, and create another connection profile in case that server was too congested.

3. old one has iffy connector, can't rely on it.  I should go out and buy one (but just to test?)

Has anyone managed to successfully use the service on Linux while keeping WiFi intact?

Here is a link to setting up the ProtonVPN service on Linux, using NetworkManager.
(I've tried both options A and B)

I have successfully created a "connection" profile in NetworkManager following their instructions.
But the problem with this, is that the new VPN connection replaces the WiFi connection. 
You choose one or the other, WiFi or VPN. 

I need to use it in conjunction with WiFi.

On Windoze it works fine - they set it up so that a program runs to handle your encryption and connect to the VPN, sending it all through your existing WiFi connection. 

Does anyone know of a workaround, so that you can create that VPN tunnel, over your existing WiFi connection?
Whether it be WiFi at home, in the office, or at a public hotspot or café.

Software & Applications / Re: WICKR
« on: February 07, 2019, 12:22:55 am »
So let's start from scratch...

That totally worked! 

Wickr is in the menu, Wickr launches, I can log in. 
Everything is as it should be. 
Thank you very much.

This is great news for Wickr users who wish to use it on something more recent than Ubuntu 16.x

Software & Applications / Re: WICKR
« on: February 06, 2019, 11:07:55 am »
You have a good eye, and I'm feeling embarrassed about the typo (lol).

Wow!  Thanks for the code, that's awesome!

Menu > Internet > WickrMe
Nothing in the menu yet.  It may have not generated that simply because a dependency file was missing.

I tried the code, and we might be getting somewhere:

Here is some feedback from the terminal on that very last command:
~/wickr-installer $ sudo apt-get install ~/wickr-installer/WickrMe_5.02.04-01_amd64.deb
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Note, selecting 'wickrme' instead of '/home/peppermint/wickr-installer/WickrMe_5.02.04-01_amd64.deb'
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable distribution that some required packages have not yet been created or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 wickrme : Depends: libicu55 but it is not installable
           Recommends: libnotify-bin but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

I wasn't able to install libicu55 (the system has libicu60),
so I installed libnotify-bin (successfully), ran the command again, and got one line less at the end:
"The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 wickrme : Depends: libicu55 but it is not installable
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages."

So here is what I'm thinking: 
what if we copied libicu60 to a file named libicu55, just to satisfy the condition? 
Worst case, we'll have the same libicu__ version by 2 different names running in the system.  What's the worst that can happen?
It pertains to unicode - so it's either not going to display international and special characters properly (not serious) - or it's needed by the encryption component (serious). 
I was wondering if I can just launch it (without it being in the menu), just to try it out and see, but haven't been able to locate where the files are.  I installed xfe (nice, reminiscent of DOS' xtree), found nothing.

Software & Applications / WICKR [IT WORKS!] (ie: solved)
« on: February 04, 2019, 04:45:06 pm »
I am trying to install Wickr.
It is clearly stated that it was designed for an older version of ubuntu (16.04), but that didn't stop it from working when I tried it on Mint last year.  I don't recall exactly what I did, though (the only think that I recall, is I had to run those 2 commands in the opposite sequence in order for it to work). .
Now that I'm giving Peppermint a try again, I'd very much like to see if I can get Wickr to work on P9.
Might someone please take a look at this, perhaps provide some guidance from here on?

Here is the (download and) "How to install" instructions link:
which says the following: 
For use with Ubuntu 16.04 64-bit
Uncompress WickrMe.
This file contains 4 files, 2 .deb and 2 .sha files.
Run 'gdebi wickr-qt_5.8.1_amd64.deb',
followed by ’gdebi WickrMe_4.00.04-01_amd64.db'.
Wickr Me should then appear in your applications menu.
The current build only works with Ubuntu 16.04 64-bit, and not 16.10.

After this failed:
gdeb wickr-qt_5.9.4_amd64.deb
Command 'gdeb' not found(...)
Try: sudo apt install <deb name>

I tried this:
sudo apt install wickr-qt_5.9.4_amd64.deb
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package wickr-qt_5.9.4_amd64.deb
E: Couldn't find any package by glob 'wickr-qt_5.9.4_amd64.deb'
E: Couldn't find any package by regex 'wickr-qt_5.9.4_amd64.deb'

sudo apt install WickrMe_5.02.04-01_amd64.deb
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package WickrMe_5.02.04-01_amd64.deb
E: Couldn't find any package by glob 'WickrMe_5.02.04-01_amd64.deb'
E: Couldn't find any package by regex 'WickrMe_5.02.04-01_amd64.deb'


As you can see, there are some error messages.  I am obviously doing something wrong.
I'm beginner level, so please don't assume any knowledge on my part.
Thanks very much.

Installation / RESOLVED... but not for the installer: bug suspected
« on: July 10, 2018, 11:04:56 am »
OK, it turns out, that if I remove the Toshiba HDD, the installer works:
SSD: installer works
WD hdd:  installer works
SSD+WD hdd:  installer works
Toshiba hdd:  installer does not work (quotes remaining space on booted USB stick (0bytes))
SSD + T hdd: installer does not work (quotes remaining space on booted USB stick(0bytes))

I swapped that out and added only a WD hard disk, and the installer works.
Add back in the SSD, with the WD hdd still present, and the installer works (with both the SSD and HDD).

So it's something with the Toshiba hard drive. Windows kept on nagging me to make a change to it... and maybe at some point it did. (you know how a pop-up shows up, right in the middle of when you are typing something, and while typing you press spacebar which activates "OK" in the pop up dialogue. I never saw what it was, but on the following dialogue, I answered no or cancel or whatever, but never did find out what the first one was).

What puzzles me, is that gParted would not launch, and reported a "bug in libparted", and that even with something wrong with the MBR of the hdd, the installer should still have reported on free space on the SSD, and not reported the capacity on the USB that Mint-live booted from.  It should have identified the drives, and also allowed for GParted to go to work on the drive with the error on it (recommending to wipe faulty partition, or whatever).

So, it's resolved for me, but there are definitely seems to be a bug with the installer - or at the very least, something that could be tweaked.

Installation / Picture Gallery of the ScreenShots (on FB)
« on: July 10, 2018, 01:15:16 am »
OK, I've made a little picture gallery with the pertinent screenshots. 
It's under a FB post I made.  Hope this helps "see" better.

(sorry Andy, thanks for the tip, but I tried with similar, which also preformats the code for you, for various situations, and the forum just wasn't showing anything at all, no picture, no link, nothing. (but it would be there when I'd go to edit my post).   In the end I just got discouraged, and my need for efficiency so I can get some sleep, took over.

Is there a way to place images inline on here?
I don't know/understand the syntax.  (previously I just copy-pasted something from but still don't see any image above).

OK, here are some links to images I posted on facebook, in a Linux group there, since I haven't got a clue as to how to make pictures appear inline here, and these are already uploaded somewhere:
OK, as you can see, the installer should have detected something!

This is where the installer stops - it's the third or fourth screen in.  Note the [continue] button is dead (greyed out/disabled)
(same installer as Mint (mintinstall), same problem in both)
I wanted to get you a picture from GParted, but it claims there is a Bug in libparted (gparted's words, not mine)

Proof that there is space on my SSD (those partitions are labeled beginning with Z (for Zeino) so I can tell them apart from the HDD's partitions.

And proof that there is space available on my HDD (those are the partition labels beginning in T)

As you can see, Peppermint's file manager also agrees there is space available, and sees all of the partitions on both drives:

Sorry about the facebook image links... I figured, using that or another upload service, it comes out to the same thing anyways - it's all offsite.  And they were already there.

Hello Timmi, your photo indicates you have your computer set up with MBR. In that set up of partitioning, 4 partitions are the maximum allowed.... in order to have more than 4 partitions you must either make one of your current partitions EXTENDED (wherein, you'll have options for more LOGICAL PARTITIONS) ... or be set up as GPT...

HOWEVER:  In your current set up,  It appears you have an empty partition set up for Linux. You must not choose the "Set Up Alongside" option, but rather choose the last installation option of "Something Else" then follow the prompts to direct the installer to use your empty partition...

Yes, I'm well aware that you can only have 4 partitions.  And that is why on one of the drives, there is a logical partition that contains the linux and linux swap partitions.  But both drives have an empty partition waiting to take on Linux. And the installer is reporting 0bytes available.

The whole point of this thread, is that the installer will NOT go any further!  It doesn't let you get as far as choosing where/how to install it (ie: overwrite or alongside or something else).
It stops after the language selection, and the "continue" button is dead (greyed out).

Booting Peppermint from a 2GB USB stick (NO persistence set up),
have 128GB SSD with Windows7 and an empty partition set aside for Linux
have 750GB HDD with a couple empty partitions on it that can be used for OSes.

In the installer, I get to where I select the keyboard language, and am blocked from going any farther, with error message "needs 5.6GB - you have 0.0B available"!

I never get to a screen where I can select a drive, or partition, or what to do where to install.  It just blocks at keyboard layout.

Goal: I would like to install Linux alongside Windows7 on the SSD in a dual-boot config.

I hope this doesn't confuse things (I hope not) - but here is an image of my devices and the available partitions for install
Note the 37GB available on the SSD (I can easily remove the small FAT to expand that if needed), and the 91GB and 61GB partitions on the HDD that are both empty.

Thank you so much!

I added it and it works.

Not sure what you mean by "stretch" section, but I finally found it under add once I knew what to look for and it worked.  :)

New Users / Apps / programs not showing in panel /taskbar [SOLVED]
« on: April 22, 2017, 12:29:50 pm »
My daughter's eeePC 1000he has pm6 on it.  (that was put back on after pm7 was deemed too sluggish on this hardware)
She's been using it for a couple of months now.

Today I noticed that the running programs/apps do not show their icons in the panel (I mean taskbar, hope "panel" is the right term for what I mean).  So switching from one to the other is not possible by selecting them from the panel.

I do not see anything in the panel settings or advanced settings that addresses this issue or option.
Can someone please tell me where I need to look, to re-enable that?


(note that I've tried searching for this, but the search finds too many unrelated results)

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