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Software & Applications / Re: googleearth-package query
« on: December 26, 2018, 01:42:21 pm »
OK, thanks for that.  So, "all roads lead to Rome".
I will rest easy.
I think that what has come out of this is that one does not need to make an individual package but can just install what is there.  The "does not integrate will into a debian system" which put me off seems to have been fixed.

Software & Applications / Re: googleearth-package query
« on: December 25, 2018, 05:55:41 pm »
Thanks alynur for your input.  I have a little more to add after installing Google Earth Pro.

If you go to .com/earth/ you get a page with the option to launch Google Earth from Chrome.  Also there other menu items.  "Earth Versions" gets another page with all the versions:
(1) Google Earth on web
(2 )Google Earth on mobile
(3) Google Earth on desktop

(1) is the Launch G.E. from Chrome again
(2) I haven't tried
(3) gets Download Earth Pro on Desktop - the deb package is google-earth-pro-stable_current_amd64.deb

I installed this and it ran without a problem.  So now I have two ways to run Google Earth.  The version run in Chrome does not have as many features as Earth Pro.  For example there is no image history and no doubt there is much more to discover.

I ran into a problem with Earth Pro when my computer froze.  After that Earth Pro would not start.  I went to Synaptic Package Manager and found there :
google -earth-pro-stable (Version  I uninstalled this.  Then I tried to reinstall the deb package.  I got a message saying that it was preferable to use the listed software which I have done (it had to be downloaded).  All is well again.

Software & Applications / Re: googleearth-package query
« on: December 24, 2018, 03:40:16 pm »
Yes, sorry.

Software & Applications / Re: googleearth-package query - SOLVED
« on: December 23, 2018, 12:15:22 pm »
Thanks for the replies.

Yes, I tried to run G.E. from Chromium.  I got a message to the effect that it had not been integrated into the browser yet.  With Google Chrome, there is some stuff about how this is the new Google Earth and I think that it may now be the preferred method to run the program.  It runs the same way in Windows 10.

No, I haven't tried to download the Google Earth deb package and install it.  I got put off by the description in Peppermint googleearth-package  v 1.2,2 which said something like Google Earth did not integrate well into Debian.  I don't really need the pro version as I just use the program every now and then to check out something that I hear on the news.

Thanks folks for your help.

Software & Applications / googleearth-package query
« on: December 22, 2018, 04:23:29 pm »
I installed Peppermint googleearth-package version 1.2.2.  I cannot figure out how to use it to make the package, so I would appreciate some advice on how to do that please.
In the meantime, I installed the deb package for google chrome web browser and ran google earth from it.  It works well and runs quickly on my slow computer.
I am inclined to leave well alone but would welcome your ideas on the best way to run google earth on Peppermint 8-9.
regards polly

Installation / Re: Peppermint 9 on Intel stck1a32wfc
« on: August 13, 2018, 04:37:27 am »
Hi Slim.
Done.  That was easier than I thought it would be.  Many thanks.

Installation / Re: Peppermint 9 on Intel stck1a32wfc
« on: August 13, 2018, 02:45:56 am »
Hi Slim.

Thanks for the information.  I have found the package and some documentation so off to do some leaning.


Installation / Peppermint 9 on Intel stck1a32wfc
« on: August 12, 2018, 09:30:15 pm »
Hello again.  I removed Windows from the stick computer and converted it into a Linux machine.  It now runs 3 onboard Linux distributions and Windows 10 is installed on an external usb hard drive for use if and when.  Recently i re-visited the Peppermint website and once I found that Peppermint 9 had been released i was anxious to try it (especially after all the effort by the team to get Peppermint 8 working).  I keep Peppermint 8 up to date on another machine by the way.
I am pleased to report that Peppermint 9 installed straight away without any problems.  I downloaded it, installed it on a usb stick and then on the stck1a32wfc.  That was it, there was nothing else to do.  It is stable, starts and stops swiftly and has vlc which is a big plus for me  So a big thank you from me.

Wish list:  One thing that I miss from Windows is Netmeter - a simple real time graphical presentation of the network download and upload speed.  I wondered whether something like this is available for Peppermint Linux?. 
Cheers all.

Networking / Re: Wireless connection
« on: April 12, 2018, 06:36:11 pm »
Solved (fan ON) I think.  Thanks  for all your help.

Networking / Re: Wireless connection
« on: April 06, 2018, 03:40:39 pm »
Hi Andy.
Yes, I have done both so now I wait and see.

Networking / Re: Wireless connection
« on: April 05, 2018, 06:31:19 pm »
Yes, I will do that.
On a broader note, I have continued my personal quest to find distributions which just work on the stick computer.  Now, for those that don't, I apply your fix first and see what happens.  It has been successful with three distributions so far - it takes me quite a while to download a distribution - so it is a slow process.  For me, the 1a32wfc32 stick is on the way to becoming just like an ordinary computer.  So, thank you for that.  Perhaps you might like to post your fix somewhere to reach a wider audience.  Seemingly,the saga of getting the Realtek rtl8723bs adapter to work properly in linux has a way to go yet.
I haven't discarded my 'too hot' theory of the problem yet, as yesterday, it crashed again in the afternoon when the room was hot.  I seem to remember reading a review somewhere that the 1a32wfc didn't perform well in the heat.

Networking / Re: Wireless connection
« on: April 04, 2018, 03:41:04 pm »
Hi Andy.  Now here is a bit of a puzzle.  As booted, I ran
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john@john-STCK1A32WFC ~ $ iwconfig
wlan0     IEEE 802.11bgn  ESSID:"TP-LINK_382C2C"  Nickname:"<WIFI@REALTEK>"
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.432 GHz  Access Point: A0:F3:C1:38:2C:2C   
          Bit Rate:150 Mb/s   Sensitivity:0/0 
          Retry:off   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality=100/100  Signal level=100/100  Noise level=0/100
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0

and then
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john@john-STCK1A32WFC ~ $ gksudo xed /etc/NetworkManager/conf.d/default-wifi-powersave-on.confand got in the file
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wifi.powersave = 3

Some other action has turned power management off before I had the chance.
I shall keep on playing the waiting game.

Networking / Re: Wireless connection
« on: April 03, 2018, 08:47:07 pm »
I think that this problem should be marked as 'solved'.  The wifi link has dropped out a few times since I wrote last but I think it can be put down to the stick computer getting too hot.  I live in a hot place.

Thank you so much for solving this problem for me - for transforming a  useless adapter into a working one and for increasing my knowledge vastly.

I can now add peppermint linux to my list of distributions which work 'out of the box'.  It is only a short list for this tricky beast.

Again, many thanks

Networking / Re: Wireless connection
« on: March 30, 2018, 02:34:25 pm »
As follows:
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john@john-STCK1A32WFC ~ $ lsmod | grep 8723
r8723bs               610304  0
cfg80211              614400  1 r8723bs
john@john-STCK1A32WFC ~ $ sudo lshw -C network
[sudo] password for john:
       description: Wireless interface
       physical id: 1
       logical name: wlan0
       serial: 28:c2:dd:60:60:c5
       capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
       configuration: broadcast=yes driver=rtl8723bs ip= multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bgn

When the link was down, the output from the latter command was

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john@john-STCK1A32WFC ~ $ sudo lshw -C network
[sudo] password for john:
       description: Wireless interface
       physical id: 1
       logical name: wlan0
       serial: 28:c2:dd:60:60:c5
       capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
       configuration: broadcast=yes driver=rtl8723bs multicast=yes wireless=unassociated
john@john-STCK1A32WFC ~ $

I should mention that after the link had dropped twice in the space of half an hour, the computer then ran without incident for the remainder of the day.

Networking / Re: Wireless connection
« on: March 29, 2018, 07:10:20 pm »
Partial success--
No, I don't know how to blacklist the rt2800usb driver, my method has been to pull out the device before booting.  Thanks for the info. on what the github instructions did, that makes things a lot clearer (in my head) about what is going on.
In the meantime, thinking that all my tinkering had upset something,  I reinstalled Peppermint and updated/upgraded it, then applied the github instructions.
Lo and behold, wlan0 woke up and connected.  I was then able to pull out the dlink adapter (rt2800usb) and still connect.  The github instructions must also have installed the missing firmware on the previous kernel 4.13.0-32 because it now works as well.  So I thought everything must be fixed but not so, as occasionally, the link disconnects and the only way that I can get it back up is by rebooting the computer.  That must have something to do with the blacklisting etc?
I would be grateful for your further advice.

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