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New Users / Re: Hard Drive Cloning
« on: Today at 05:34:27 am »
Hi rjm65,

Have you looked into using the command line tool dd to see if it can copy the data from your tivo box? I don't know if it will work -- just throwing out an idea.  ::)

You might also want ot look at this article for some more options. As for your Clonzilla problems, what you probably ended up with were snap-paks or flap-jacks or whatever those things are called. They often do not show up following installation, even though they are installed and can be called/started from a terminal session (if you know the correct name to enter).

Good luck.

Regards,

 -- Slim

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New Users / Re: Stuck at Boot
« on: September 16, 2020, 11:48:07 am »
Good point, @murraymint;)

So @Rusty Acacia have you tried to boot into a previous kernel or into "safe" mode?

Regards,

-- Slim

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Hi KEP3,

Oops! Been there, done that too!!  :P It's one reason I like for my keyboard to have an LED that indicates when the caps-lock key has been pressed  :D

Thanks for marking the thread (SOLVED)8)


Regards,

-- Slim

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Hardware / Re: Wayward Logitech mouse [Solved]
« on: August 24, 2020, 12:35:22 am »
Hi demag,

Super that you found a solution to your issue -- and thank you for marking the thread [SOLVED]  8)

I referred you to the Search function because I had just assumed that you had already looked through the Peppermint Control Center and nothing there had worked. My bad  :-X

Regards,

-- Slim

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Hardware / Re: Wayward Logitech mouse
« on: August 23, 2020, 01:32:28 am »
Hi demag,

Try using the forum's excellent collection of advice and solutions by clicking on the Search button and then entering, e.g. the search terms mouse sensitivity. There are a number of possible solutions that will pop up for you to try out. If none of them work, try using the search terms mouse speed;)


Let us know if any of the solutions solve your issue. If you still cannot find a solution then ask back here again.

Regards,

-- Slim

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New Users / Re: No Internet But Wired Connection OK (SOLVED)
« on: August 15, 2020, 12:42:38 am »
Hi Syepod,

Sorry that the only solution that worked was a reinstallation  :'( -- but glad to hear that you now have it all working again!  8)

Also, thank you for marking this as (SOLVED) in both locations in the forum.  ;)


Regards,

-- Slim

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Software & Applications / Re: Synaptic Package Manager asks for password
« on: August 02, 2020, 01:09:23 pm »
Hi KEP3,

Since you are not required to enter a password to login to the desktop & you have never set up an extra superuser/admin account, could it be that what you think is the system password actually is not the system password?  :-\

You can check this by doing the following: open a terminal and enter

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sudo gedit /etc/fstab
This will ask for your (system) password. If what you enter results in the text editor opening the fstab file then your (system) password is correct (do not change this file in any way if it opens -- just close the editor).

Regards,

-- Slim

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New Users / Re: Will Installing To a Second HD mess up my Grub Menu?
« on: August 02, 2020, 04:28:09 am »
Hi Syepod,

Glad to hear that you now have things working!  8) If you are satisfied that your issue has been resolved, please go back to the first message in this thread and click on the Modify button. Then add (SOLVED) to the end of the Subject: line and save the change.

As far as your floppy disk goes, have you checked the BIOS again to make sure that the floppy is either no longer examined at boot or is at least at the bottom of the list of drives that are examined during boot?  :-\


Regards,

-- Slim

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Hi KEP3,

Two questions:

1.) Do you require a password to login to the desktop?

2.) Have you at some time created a superuser (admin) account?

Looking at your previous posts in this forum I noticed that you have had problems with your password several times in the past. In particular, the issue in your last posts before this thread (from Feb. 24 & 25, 2020) was apparently never resolved -- or at least you never indicated that it had been resolved. And, if it had been resolved, you never indicated how you managed to resolve it. Not knowing these things makes it very difficult for us to assist you because your previous actions might have resulted in changes to your system that we need to know about in order to intelligently assist you with your current issue. This is why users should always mark their issues as (SOLVED) when the issues have been solved, and also indicate the steps they made to solve the issue.  ;)


Regards,

-- Slim

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New Users / Re: Will Installing To a Second HD mess up my Grub Menu?
« on: July 29, 2020, 02:24:23 pm »
Hi Syepod,

Install the grub from the PeppermintOS in the partition that will contain PeppermintOS (e.g. if PeppermintOS will be in /dev/sdb1 then that is where you should install its grub). Then after installation, boot into Mint 19.3 and open a terminal. Enter:

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sudo update-grub

and that should pick up PeppermintOS for you, so that the next new boot will now also show an option for booting into PeppermintOS.

Regards,

-- Slim

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Hi computershowtopro,

I personally always remove the update manager after installing PeppermintOS, so I cannot directly address your issue other than to say that the synaptic package manager really works well and is what I always use. Maybe someone else can offer you assistance concerning usage of the update manager.

Regards,

-- Slim

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General Discussion / Re: Deja Dup
« on: July 29, 2020, 02:38:49 am »
Hi straybit,

I'm the wrong person to ask about compiling programs -- I never do it because I really do not know what to do when a problem prevents compilation (and every time I have attempted compiling anything it has failed  :-[ ).

You are not alone concerning slow start-up of flatpak programs -- it seems that only people with really fast hardware don't notice the start time being any  different.  ::)


Regards,

-- Slim

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What are you running Peppermint on? / Re: Old Samsung N210
« on: July 26, 2020, 01:26:40 pm »
Really cool, hoeky !!  8) Nice work!

Regards,

-- Slim

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General Discussion / Re: Deja Dup
« on: July 25, 2020, 12:56:19 am »
Hi straybit,

The fact that it is not showing up in the menu combined with the fact that you installed it using the SoftwareManager makes me suspect that you have installed the program in the form of either a flatpak or a snap package. These are usually huge packages (in terms of using storage space on your computer, compared to the .deb packages of the same program) and are a constant source of trouble in various ways, which is why I never use them.

Regards,

-- Slim

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Installation / Re: Unable to Install Peppermint 10 Respin (SOLVED)
« on: July 25, 2020, 12:48:00 am »
Hi JonOfLA,

Wow, that's great !!  8) And thank you for marking the topic (SOLVED);)

Regards,

-- Slim

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