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Messages - ronj1950

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New Users / Re: DIgital Clock in panel skipping seconds or freezing?
« on: August 08, 2014, 02:54:53 pm »
Hello Lamesperambient,

I had a very similar problem in Peppermint 4 [5 is fine and wonderful].  You can search forum to pull it up.  Tried all the help and hints, it did go away, not sure what fixed it .. I believe it was a combination of a changed clock reading format/code, and an upgrade to operating system some where.  May have been hardware related, that again was worked around by what I feel where the fixes.

Regards,

Ron

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Installation / Re: 5 over 4 [wonderful]
« on: July 13, 2014, 08:20:22 pm »
Hello John,

P5 will be a fresh install .. no more P4, so all your customized settings will need to be re-established with 5, documents saved in internal file system will be lost.  Since I use the cloud, no downloads nor files I needed to worry about.

Ironically I like 5 so much, with the 5 years support, I eventually elected to do an complete install on this netbook, over Windows 7 Starter, no more MS nor dual boot.  Part of the appeal is customizing it for my use, so a second re-install did not bother me.

All your settings and documents [not on cloud, such as Google Drive] will be lost, documents can be backed up and re-installed as you most likely know.

Regards,

Ron


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General Discussion / Re: Pep OS community: Give Thanks!!
« on: July 08, 2014, 05:00:49 pm »
Hey PCNetSpec>>

I have an older HP netbook 1000 that I also use Peppermint Ice on .. that is in the kitchen for quick emailing, light browsing, and listening to Pandora... the OS updates still every now and then, and so stable too.

Just got tired of Windows on so many levels, combined with all my computing now revolves around Google and the cloud based applications, plus the support and stability and ease of use of Peppermint 5 was an easy choice for my conversion.  The 5 years of support was the final straw that pushed me over.

Ironically outside of dressing up the panel and a few tweaks as you guys provided, the major of time I am in the Chromium browser.  And I must say 8 times out of 10 if I have a question about the operating system, it is answered in either another post by you, or directly from you to me.  I factor you in in that 5 years of support.

Regards from across the pond here in the lovely Fingers Lake Region of NY.

Ron

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General Discussion / Re: Pep OS community: Give Thanks!!
« on: July 08, 2014, 04:10:00 pm »
And forgot to add the Pepperminted netbook is also my work computer, makes the commute faithfully with me.

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General Discussion / Re: Pep OS community: Give Thanks!!
« on: July 08, 2014, 03:46:43 pm »
Proof is in the pudding.

>  Just converted my Acer Aspire 1 D257 completely over the this wonderful Peppermint 5, installing over the MS Windows 7 starter. [was dual boot before].

>  I prefer this netbook with the Chromium Aura browser over my Acer ChromeBook and my HP ChromeBox.

>  Purchased the USB stick.

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Installation / Re: PM5 always pausing at start-up
« on: July 03, 2014, 03:36:06 pm »
Yea .. Mattosensel .. in a similar post on Peppermint 4, I noted that on same netbook if I let it go to Windows Starter 7, I have lots of time to go to the potty, and even get my coffee going.

Start time does not bother me at all .. in the routine use, I have to wait for hotspot any way.

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Installation / Re: PM5 always pausing at start-up
« on: July 03, 2014, 08:50:39 am »
Hey PCNetSpec,

Yes, I used the default installer after getting live session established; the blkid command indicates ext4 .. I did the purge command and rebooted, and here I am.

Thank you.

Ron

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Installation / Re: PM5 always pausing at start-up
« on: July 03, 2014, 07:31:44 am »
Hello All,

I routinely start up PM5 at the same time I start up my Verizon HotSpot, and even with it doing this file search, it gets to the desktop before wi fi signal is established.

Any down side to dis-engaging BTFRS filesystem search?  I do notice a copy of files listed but PM5 is so fast can not really read.

Regards,

Ron

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Hardware / Re: Wi-Fi Issues With Toshiba Satellite Laptop (SOLVED)
« on: June 30, 2014, 09:27:57 am »
Hey PCNetSpec,

Oh I agree based on what I have read, and ironically, put that same fear into her [again] yesterday.

The PC in question is off/idle/not used at all.

Regards,

Ron

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Hardware / Re: Wi-Fi Issues With Toshiba Satellite Laptop (SOLVED)
« on: June 30, 2014, 08:35:35 am »
Hey Perknh,

Appears you got both your wife's little annoyances under Peppermint fixed.  Ironically, under version 4 my netbook display would dim too after about 10 seconds because I had that 'dim screen when idle' active.  Deactivating that solved that.  Seems display is just fine with 5.  I always took it to be more a hardware/driver problem then the operating system.

And wi fi connection [outside of hotspot itself acting up] is very stable now.

Don't mind tinkering with the operating system setting at least on this netbook.  As noted I have others to go to, and believe I can always re-install 5 on this machine if I really cause it to crash.  Small price to get away from MS Windows and all that.  I kinda have my Love talked into converting her real old desktop on XP to Peppermint.

And yea, PCNetSpec has helped me out lots, either directly, or like here, with you.

Regards,

Ron

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Hardware / Re: Wi-Fi Issues With Toshiba Satellite Laptop (SOLVED)
« on: June 28, 2014, 01:42:44 pm »
Oh man Perknh .. what is the worst that can happen?

I do have a few backup computers, even a newer Chromebook and a real new Chromebox [got the same day Peppermint 5 hit].  At any rate, this little netbook is my go to computer, and work horse, and goes to work with me.  Dual boot, figure if I really screw up I can just re-install Peppermint. 

So we all know, Peppermint is my go to OS.

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Hardware / Re: Wi-Fi Issues With Toshiba Satellite Laptop (SOLVED)
« on: June 28, 2014, 10:08:41 am »
I had the same problem on my Acer Aspire 1 [D257] after going to Peppermint 5, 4 worked just fine.  And of course found this post.

@PCNetSpec, I applied your 'fixed", and also dis-engaged the propriety driver for my Broadband Wireless Controller, and so far, my problem appears solved as well.

Thank you.

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Software & Applications / Re: Software Updater [SOLVED/Answered]
« on: June 26, 2014, 11:11:37 am »
Thank you for the rapid response Kendall.

Ironically, automatic update just happened!


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Software & Applications / Software Updater [SOLVED/Answered]
« on: June 26, 2014, 11:03:58 am »
Hello All,

Observation/question on software updater within Peppermint 5.  On the 3rd tap for 'updates', and after authorization, the boxes for those 4 'trusty' sources become unclicked within a second after I click it and check mark appears.  All other functions of the updater appear to work.

I do have all the Peppermint software sources clicked in 1st tab, and all but 1st option [cdrom] clicked for other software in second tab.  Updates do happen if I run program manually .. have not really given it a chance to run automatically.  And in conclusion I did have the same observation in version 4 in the last few months before 5 came out.

My theory is it really does not matter since I have all active in the first 2 tabs.

Thank you.

Ron


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Installation / Re: 5 over 4 [wonderful]
« on: June 24, 2014, 08:27:18 am »
You bet.

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