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I always try to beautify interfaces... :)

But because I'm new to Linux/Peppermint it will take some time to find the correct files to edit, and the tools to do it/find them. (Like Firebird in Firefox for webpages). But we will learn... And otherwise, I found here a great forum to ask... ;)

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Thanks for reactions.

@PCNetSpec
I worked with Eclipse once on Windows, but that IDE never became my favorite.

@VinDSL
I always write "raw code"  :D I've not tested GEdit, so I cannot give an opinion about, but after Googling a few hours I found a lot of positive reactions about Bluefish editor. I installed Bluefish, and I'm really surprised about the build in features. I created (s)ftp connections (bookmarks) in PCManFM, and now I can open complete online projects, just the way I want.

The only drawback I found till now is the ugly interface(s) (yes I know you can customize a lot), but this is not a specific Bluefish issue, but a more generic problem for all Linux applications. But never mind, I will find the ways to hack the interface so it gets the look I like... ;)

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I'm a webdeveloper who works very much with code (HTML, CSS, Javascript, XML, Less etc).

Since I changed OS of my Acer Aspire One ZG5 from Win XP to Peppermint5 I cannot use my favorite code-editor on Linux anymore (Webuilder)

So my question: what's best code-editor for Linux/Peppermint5 which can edit online files with FTP too?

Any suggestions?

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Software & Applications / Re: Acer Aspire One 150 A0A ZG5
« on: June 28, 2014, 08:07:38 pm »
@PCNetSpec
Thank you very much for these tweaks. I succeeded with both tweaks. The noisy continually running fan has been tamed now, and "TLP power save = enabled" will be returned from the TLP stats even after reboot! Excellent!  :)

For now I will patiently waiting for the other tweaks!  ;)

You really give great support! Thanks again.


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Software & Applications / Re: Acer Aspire One 150 A0A ZG5
« on: June 28, 2014, 04:49:10 pm »
@mac
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This will sound weird but if you're using a usb wireless mouse unplug it and see if the second icon  disappears.
This is indeed very weird, but you are right. Unplugging the USB receiver of the wireless mouse indeed removes the right icon from tray, and shows again when plugging in the USBreceiver.

From the remarks of @PCNetSpec I understand that this issue can't be solved without an update of the xfce4-power-manager 1.2.0. The good news I read at Xfce Bugzilla Bug 10327, that there is a fix already in the git-master, so I assume the fix will arrive automatically with the Peppermint updates (Software updater). I'll wait patiently!  ;)

About Skype 4.3, I'll wait too for updates.

About the icon-grid on desktop: I found I can place the icons nearer to each other except, there's a left-margin on the desktop I cannot get smaller.
   
@PCNetSpec
Are the fixes for " the continually running fan" and the "batteryfix" in Peppermint5  identical  to the fixes you described in your PM4 tutorial?





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Software & Applications / Re: Acer Aspire One 150 A0A ZG5
« on: June 27, 2014, 01:40:18 pm »
@mac
Partial screencapture of the systemtray of my desktop:

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Software & Applications / Re: Acer Aspire One 150 A0A ZG5
« on: June 27, 2014, 12:57:42 pm »
Thanks very much for all reactions! I've solved some problems now. :)

@mac
1.) Installing cheese solved my webcam issue. Working OK now!
2.) I installed Skype the way you suggested and it's working correct, including video and audio connection. Only not the latest Skype for Linux version.
3.) I did some updates using the terminal cli and I also tested the software updater. All worked like a charm. No issues. Only one system-reboot was necessary.
Thanks again mac for your solutions!

@AviJ
I already installed cheese successfully before I read your suggestion, even VLC was already installed :) (I use VLC on windows too). So my webcam problem is completely solved. Works in Skype too!

For me as a longtime window user I'm really surprised you all don't use/need Anti Virus/Malware software and Firewalls. It makes live on computer a bit easier... 8)

@PCNetSpec
1.) Question about Skype-update: Currently version 4.2.0.11 has been installed. I assume now the update to version4.3.0.37 will automatically  come with the software updater via Canonical Partners. But how much time will it normally take before Canonical Partners serves new updates like the one from Skype?
2.) I read you own a Acer Aspire One ZG5 110 AA1, but I own the 150 A0A. Are there essential differences between these devices concerning the fixes you talk about and will be in your new P5 tutorial?

Another 2 question I have:
1.) In the system-tray of the desktop I find two different icons for the same task: xfce4-power-manager 1.2.0, a horizontal laying battery indicating current batteryload, and another icon from which i don't understand the function. Both icons have the same rightmouse-menu, but only the first one has a tooltip with the state of the battery. Any suggestions?

2.) I found the way how to resize the desktop-icons to a smaller size (preferences filemanager), but is there a way to change the grid height and width, so I can get some more icons concentrated on my desktop?

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Software & Applications / Acer Aspire One 150 A0A ZG5
« on: June 26, 2014, 07:54:33 pm »
I installed Peppermint 5 on a Acer Aspire One 150 A0A ZG5.

As I  am new to Linux and Peppermint 5 (but using Windows over almost 20 years)  installing Peppermint on my netbook was quit easy. I need to learn a lot of  new  Linux things in the near future, but already found my way through Peppermint5 quiet fast.

My hardware:
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System:    	Host: Poseidon Kernel: 3.13.0-29-generic i686 (32 bit) Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Five
Machine:    System: Acer product: AOA150 version: 1
                  Mobo: Acer model: N/A Bios: Acer version: v0.3310 date: 10/06/2008
CPU:        Single core Intel Atom CPU N270 (-HT-) cache: 512 KB flags: (nx pae sse sse2 sse3 ssse3)
            Clock Speeds: 1: 1333.00 MHz 2: 1066.00 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Mobile 945GSE Express Integrated Graphics Controller
          X.Org: 1.15.1 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1024x600@60.0hz
            GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 945GME x86/MMX/SSE2 GLX Version: 1.4 Mesa 10.1.3
Audio:    Card: Intel NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
            Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: k3.13.0-29-generic
Network:    Card-1: Realtek RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller driver: r8169
          IF: eth0 state: down mac: 00:23:8b:29:07:f3
          Card-2: Qualcomm Atheros AR242x / AR542x Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) driver: ath5k
          IF: wlan0 state: up mac: 00:23:4e:49:e8:6e
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 160.0GB (2.3% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: TOSHIBA_MK1652GS size: 160.0GB
Partition: ID: / size: 146G used: 3.4G (3%) fs: ext4 ID: swap-1 size: 1.06GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
RAID:      No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors:    System Temperatures: cpu: 54.0C mobo: N/A
            Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 124 Uptime: 11:16 Memory: 199.8/988.7MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 1.9.17

Install issues:
Before installing I had some issues with creation of the bootable USBdrive. First failure was that I used a NTFS formatted USBdrive. I got error during boot of the Acer that the Bootmanager could not be find. Switching to Fat32 formatting solved that issue.

Second problem was the use of UNetbootin for creation of the bootable USBdrive. Every time I tried to boot the Acer with the USBdrive created with UNetbootin the the netbook returned the copyright message of Syslinux: 'SYSLINUX 4.04 EDD 2011-04-18 Copyright (C) 1994-2011 H. Peter Anvin et al_'. Nothing happened. No bootmenu, nothing!
After a lot of re-creations of the USBdrive (with UNetbootin) and hours searching for solutions (I found a lot of people have this problem with versions of Ubuntu too on different hardware) I found the solution:

I switched to the bootable USBdrive creation software named 'Rufus'. I created the USB drive with default settings and formatting enabled. This solved  the Copyright issue, and I finally could boot the Acer netbook. First in Live mode, and later the installation of Peppermint succeeded without any problems.

Most of hardware runs OK. Only I do not know yet how to get the webcam working. I assume there will be a package anywhere which I can use to get the webcam working.

Some questions I have:
1.) Does someone know how I get this webcam working?
2.) I want to install MS Skype for Linux. On my Acer netbook. But the packages I found on the Skype website are for Ubuntu 12.04. So is it possible to install that package on Peppermint5 (Ubuntu 14.04)?
3.) I did not changed any preferences to the Software Updater. When I run System Tools/Software Updater it search end present me with a list of 'Security updates' and 'Other updates'. I assume that I can these updates safely without ruin my Peppermint installation. Is this correct.
4.) On my Windows laptop I'm running Anti Virus software, Anti Malware software and a Firewall. How do other Peppermint users protect their system? Which package should I use?
5.) And of course I'm really interested in, and loking forward to the updated Peppermint5 tutorial of Mark Greaves for the Acer Aspire One ZG5 (150 A0A). Containing fixes for batterylife, stopping the fan from being constantly on etc.

Thanks in advance for answers!

Best regards,
Klipper

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