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New Users / Re: Peppermint user Wannabe!
« on: August 28, 2019, 08:17:55 am »
The only reason that you might lose your pictures is if you do a complete install which will delete your Windows stuff completely.  If you have space on your hard-drive I would advise installing Peppermint alongside of Windows.  This will let you dual boot - which means that you will get the option which one you want to load when you turn your computer on.  I have this and find that I use Windows less and less, but it's there as a back-up should I need it.

If you do dual boot into Peppermint then you will be able to see your windows files from within Peppermint, so you will not lose anything.

Another option, if you are feeling adventurous is to look at on-line storage for your files.  Dropbox and Mega spring to mind as two platforms that Peppermint support quite well, although space might be an issue if you have lots and lots of files to copy there.

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Software & Applications / Re: Stuck on Log-in Screen (Solved)
« on: August 25, 2019, 12:01:24 pm »
Follow up.  I just got a message from dropbox that said my harddrive was nearly full so I ran Disk Usage Analyzer and it seems that Steam has been taking up rather a lot of space on the ol' hard drive.  So I have deleted some old games we don't play anymore and hope that keeps the laptop going until the screen finally breaks (see other post).

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What are you running Peppermint on? / Re: Laptop recommendations
« on: August 21, 2019, 07:34:27 am »
Thanks all, lots to think about. The Toshiba is hanging on in there at the moment, but I am armed with the knowledge I need when it finally gives up. 

For what it's worth, the Tosh Portgage is super light, fast enough and the battery lasts for over 6 hours on a single charge.  The screen isn't the best as getting the right angle to see it properly is always a problem, but if another one dropped in my lap, I certainly wouldn't push it away!

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Software & Applications / Re: Stuck on Log-in Screen
« on: August 19, 2019, 04:29:05 pm »
ok that is odd.  I did lightdm restart again to see if there were any clues as to what happened.  Before typing the command it didn't work.  After typing the command it did work so I am back in again now.

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Software & Applications / Re: Stuck on Log-in Screen
« on: August 19, 2019, 03:34:36 pm »
Lightdm restart took me to log in screen again but when I tried logging in using the gui it took back to the login screen again.

I should have plenty of space on the hard drive. Udev shows 3.9g at 0% the Dev Loops all show 100% but they are low megabytes.

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Software & Applications / Re: Stuck on Log-in Screen
« on: August 19, 2019, 01:57:51 pm »
Had to do it through live USB boot (sorry, I don't know how to paste it in colour...

peppermint@peppermint ~ $ inxi -Fz
System:    Host: peppermint Kernel: 4.18.0-18-generic x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: N/A
           Distro: Peppermint Ten
Machine:   Device: laptop System: TOSHIBA product: PORTEGE R930 v: PT330E-0DC044EN serial: N/A
           Mobo: TOSHIBA model: PORTEGE R930 v: Version A0 serial: N/A
           BIOS: TOSHIBA v: Version 6.60 date: 01/15/2013
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i5-3230M (-MT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB
           clock speeds: max: 3200 MHz 1: 1208 MHz 2: 1464 MHz 3: 1256 MHz
           4: 1294 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.20.1 )
           drivers: modesetting (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1366x768@60.17hz
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ivybridge Mobile
           version: 4.2 Mesa 18.2.8
Audio:     Card Intel 7 Series/C216 Family High Def. Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.18.0-18-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel 82579V Gigabit Network Connection driver: e1000e
           IF: enp0s25 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235 driver: iwlwifi
           IF: wlp4s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 260.2GB (1.5% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: Crucial_CT256MX1 size: 256.1GB
           ID-2: USB /dev/sdb model: DataTraveler_2.0 size: 4.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 3.9G used: 64M (2%) fs: overlay dev: N/A
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 1.03GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/zram0
           ID-3: swap-2 size: 1.03GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/zram1
           ID-4: swap-3 size: 1.03GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/zram2
           ID-5: swap-4 size: 1.03GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/zram3
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 45.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 203 Uptime: 2 min Memory: 722.8/7870.7MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.56

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What are you running Peppermint on? / Laptop recommendations
« on: August 19, 2019, 07:17:52 am »
The screen on my Toshiba Portege is slowly breaking and I fear it is time to jump into the murky world of second hand laptops again.  I had 8gb Ram and Intel i5 so don't want to step down from that as it was quite zippy and coped with spreadsheets and games quite well.  Not bothered about hard drives as everything I do is on the cloud.  It must have HDMI so I can connect the TV.  And I want to keep the price down!

So.... I wondered what your recommendations might be for maximum compatibility with P10. 

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Software & Applications / Stuck on Log-in Screen (Solved)
« on: August 19, 2019, 06:07:21 am »
Last night my P10 stopped booting.  I get to the log-in screen but after entering the password, the screen flashed black for a brief second and then went back to the log-in screen.  It is the correct password.  I have 2 other profiles, one of which has no password and they also do the same.  I have re-booted a few times, but no joy.  Any advice?

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General Discussion / Re: 32 bit Petition
« on: June 27, 2019, 08:06:37 am »
As long as you can move "pretty quickly" then we are in safe hands should the worst happen.  It always pays to have options that have been thought through when you have the luxury of not having to panic.

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General Discussion / Re: 32 bit Petition
« on: June 24, 2019, 10:07:27 am »
I'm sure the dev's here already are, but it's never too early to plan for disaster recovery so we are ready should the worst happen.

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General Discussion / Re: 32 bit Petition
« on: June 24, 2019, 09:47:24 am »
Ok, I'm sure this would have been mentioned if it was an issue, but it needs to be asked...  If they do cut 32bit support, would this effect Peppermint running steam and the like?

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Software & Applications / Re: Auto Start xScreenSaver-Demo (SOLVED)
« on: June 20, 2019, 04:47:02 am »
thanks.  top advice as always  :D

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Software & Applications / Re: Auto Start xScreenSaver-Demo
« on: June 17, 2019, 01:38:41 pm »
Sorry that was a bit rubbish of me, I should have said that in the first post.  The message when you load it is...

The XScreenSaver daemon  doesn't seem to be running on display ":0.0". Launch it now?

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Software & Applications / Re: Auto Start xScreenSaver-Demo
« on: June 17, 2019, 04:51:03 am »
When I first installed it, it worked ever boot up.  Now is doesn't.  To be honest I am not sure whether it is an intermittent problem as my wife isn't too clear on the details!  All I know is that when I try to start it  and it tells me that it hasn't started.

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Software & Applications / Auto Start xScreenSaver-Demo (SOLVED)
« on: June 14, 2019, 11:52:35 am »
Hi all,
We have installed this and it gives some amazing screensavers.  But every now and then on re-boot it doesn't auto-load and I have to manually load it.  Any ideas how to get it to auto load?

Thanks

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