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Artwork, Themes, and Icons / Re: Now I feel better --- Thank you !
« on: June 27, 2018, 01:10:05 pm »
Nice!  Good job...

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Welcome to Peppermint land mcsorens!
 8)
Fred

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General Discussion / Re: Birthday Greetings.
« on: February 14, 2018, 10:44:11 pm »
Happy birthday PCNetSpec and Slim and Graeme. Like a fine wine, you are not getting older, you are getting better!   Well, you are getting older...and better and wiser and...
 ;)
Best wishes,
Fred

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General Discussion / Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« on: February 14, 2018, 10:37:13 pm »
Welcome goody211 and williamthe1st!  Great group here,  very helpful and supportive.
All the best...

Fred
Tennessee, USA

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Software & Applications / Re: Radio Player Recommendations
« on: February 14, 2018, 10:09:27 pm »
Got GRadio installed and its working beautifully...
Thanks!
Fred

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General Discussion / Re: Peppermint ISO Size
« on: February 12, 2018, 08:11:52 am »
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Given a lot of XP based PCs I've come across run with 512M or less of RAM, seems I may also be hitting a wall with not only the size of the ISO's but the weight of the O/S

Hello again zElwin...
The cost of ram has come way down from what it was years ago.  If you are working on fixing up PCs for your family, it may be well worth installing another stick of ram, to get those systems up and running better.  If you can't find ram locally, Internet auction sites are one of many low cost sources for ram. Just a suggestion...

All the best,
Fred

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General Discussion / Re: Peppermint ISO Size
« on: February 11, 2018, 08:23:23 pm »
Hello zElwin and welcome.  Just wondering...Do these old PCs have a usb port?  If so, you could install the latest version of Peppermint via usb thumb-drive instead of using a CD.
Best wishes...
Fred

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Software & Applications / Re: Radio Player Recommendations
« on: February 11, 2018, 01:30:34 pm »
Thanks VinDSL...
Appreciate your recommendation!
 :)
Fred

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Software & Applications / Re: Radio Player Recommendations
« on: February 11, 2018, 01:07:51 pm »
Thanks PCNetSpec, I'll look into your recommendation. 
 :)
Fred

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Software & Applications / Radio Player Recommendations [SOLVED]
« on: February 10, 2018, 11:48:52 pm »
Been thinking about installing a simple radio player and wanted recommendations.  Is “Radio Tray” a good one to use or is there a better or more current one out there?  I don’t want a big program that eats up lots of resources...just something simple to provide a bit of music while I work on other things.

Thanks,
Fred

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News and Reviews / Re: TOTAL OS TODAY - Mini Review
« on: February 09, 2018, 01:17:47 pm »
Lovely...nice video.
Fred

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Announcements / Re: Announcement - New Trusted User
« on: February 08, 2018, 10:35:34 pm »
Keep up the good work pin!
All the best,
Fred

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New Users / Re: kernel error in drm_kms_helper, flip_done timed out
« on: February 03, 2018, 08:36:29 pm »
Sure thing PCNetSpec... here it is.

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fred@fred-Latitude-D830 ~ $ inxi -Fz
System:    Host: fred-Latitude-D830 Kernel: 4.13.0-32-generic x86_64 (64 bit)
           Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Eight
Machine:   System: Dell (portable) product: Latitude D830
           Mobo: Dell model: 0HN341 Bios: Dell v: A17 date: 06/19/2013
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core2 Duo T7250 (-MCP-) cache: 2048 KB
           clock speeds: max: 2001 MHz 1: 800 MHz 2: 1200 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (primary)
           Display Server: X.Org 1.19.5 drivers: (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1280x800@60.02hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 965GM GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 17.0.2
Audio:     Card Intel 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.13.0-32-generic
Network:   Card-1: Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5755M Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express
           driver: tg3
           IF: enp9s0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Broadcom BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY driver: b43-pci-bridge
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 120.0GB (7.6% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: CT120BX300SSD1 size: 120.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 106G used: 4.7G (5%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 4.28GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 37.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 154 Uptime: 2 min Memory: 428.4/3936.0MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35

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New Users / kernel error in drm_kms_helper, flip_done timed out
« on: February 03, 2018, 06:47:28 pm »
I recently acquired another Dell laptop... a Latitude d830 and was having issues with extremely long boot times and error messages regarding flip_done timed out, etc.  I found a solution online from several others who were having similar issues, by adding video=SVIDEO-1:d to the boot parameter.  This is what I did... I went to terminal and entered the following...

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gksudo gedit /etc/default/grub
Then I edited the following command line by changing...

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"
into:
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash video=SVIDEO-1:d"

After editing the boot parameter I saved the file and closed it and then did the following terminal command...
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update-grub
after that I exited the terminal and rebooted the laptop.   

This solved my issues!  I now boot up much much faster and with no error messages.  I am a Linux rookie...so what do I know?  All I can say is this helped me and this may help someone else, so I share it for what its worth.

Wishing you the best,
Fred



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New Users / Re: Word Processing - What is the preferred file format?
« on: January 19, 2018, 10:41:12 pm »
I was using .doc until a couple of months ago when some businesses updated their MS Office and started throwing fits that my .docs opened locked on their systems.

Thanks murraymint  for the heads up on that issue. I had set up LibreOffice to save in .docx format because most I know over in Microsoft land now seem to use .docx and I heard speculation  that .doc was going to become a “dinosaur” file format. I guess there is no perfect solution and I can certainly be flexible as most of my writing these days consists of simple text articles and letters. So since that experience have you started using .docx?

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