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Installation / Re: Installing Peppermint 10 on Chromebook
« on: November 08, 2019, 08:42:03 am »
Another possible line of investigation is to look at MrChromebox.tech website:

https://mrchromebox.tech/#home

I don't know anything about their bios firmware but they do say they support several versions of the HP Pavilion Chromebook 14 with Intel and AMD processors.

My Acer C710 is still running Seabios  and it works well but this firmware is no longer maintained.

I seem to remember that Chrome OS allows you to make a recovery USB drive on a memory stick so that you can reinstall the Chrome OS system if you have to. Foolishly perhaps I didn't or I lost it but I've never wanted to go back after running linux on it.

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New Users / Re: Power Manager Query
« on: October 18, 2019, 06:29:09 am »
So copying and using VinDSL's Xfce power manager's settings were a definite improvement over my laptop just shutting down when the critical power setting was reached. I've found that hitting any keys won't restore the session, I have to close the lid and open it again. I don't know if this is to be expected or not.

The only downside I have is I have an occasional suspend taking place at any battery state; not a big problem just needing to close the lid and open again but strange that it takes place at all.

Thanks.

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New Users / Re: Power Manager Query
« on: October 13, 2019, 03:56:44 am »
Thanks VinDSL

I suppose suspending is as a good notice of reaching critical battery level as a window opening to notify you.

Thanks for the screenshots, I will go through my Xfce Power manager settings and set them as yours are set and see how that works for me.

 8)

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New Users / Power Manager Query
« on: October 12, 2019, 11:52:30 am »
Hi All

I know linux power managers have traditionally been a bit iffy but when running on battery and the power level approaches the critical setting, should the selected critical action, "ask" in my case, open a window or do something?

Plugging and unplugging the power causes a window to open with information but often my laptop just switches off and I realise the battery has fully discharged.

Thanks guys for any advice.

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General Discussion / Re: Maybe it's just my take on things
« on: September 27, 2019, 03:16:08 am »
 Or it could be that there are only 20 of us who use Peppermint. ;D

Some things in life are just too good to share. ;)

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New Users / Re: Problematic Update (SOLVED)
« on: September 10, 2019, 06:46:01 am »
Thanks PCNetSpec.

With all sorts of opinions floating around out there, it's good to have advice from someone you can respect and trust.

A few lessons have been learnt by myself and hopefully others, from this thread.

I think this thread can now die peacefully, it's work done. :)

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New Users / Re: Problematic Update (SOLVED)
« on: September 10, 2019, 02:36:51 am »
Sorry to carry this post further after solved but do your comments on AV apply to Rootkit scanning apps as well?

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New Users / Re: Problematic Update
« on: September 09, 2019, 12:39:42 pm »
Yeah we now have everything up to date and working thanks.

Sorry to cause all this hassle for something so simple. :-[

What is the general thought on AV these days on a distro such as Peppermint? I thought it would only be a matter of time before Ubuntu based distros would be affected (or is that infected :D). To soon yet to consider AV on Linux?

Thanks again to everyone, especially PCNetSpec for your help and patience.

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New Users / Re: Problematic Update
« on: September 09, 2019, 12:21:32 pm »
Ah I am running Sophos AV. Do you think that's the problem?

I will remove it to prove it was the cause or eliminate it from the problem.

What stage of what we've tried do I need to carry out after to check things are ok now please.

Thanks again.

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New Users / Re: Problematic Update
« on: September 09, 2019, 12:10:48 pm »
I thought we might be there but it came back with this:
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New Users / Re: Problematic Update
« on: September 09, 2019, 11:47:34 am »
Unfortunately I get :

"brianrh@brianrh-HP-Pavilion-g6-Notebook-PC ~ $ sudo modprobe rt2800pci
[sudo] password for brianrh:
modprobe: FATAL: Module rt2800pci not found in directory /lib/modules/5.0.0-27-generic"



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New Users / Re: Problematic Update
« on: September 09, 2019, 11:25:12 am »
Outputs when running the following commands:

sudo apt-get update
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sudo apt-get install -f
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sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
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sudo update-initramfs -uk all
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[close]

I hope that after all the work I am causing, there is some benefit to the community and it's not just something silly that I've done wrong somewhere.

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New Users / Re: Problematic Update
« on: September 09, 2019, 11:10:09 am »
Right so for the 5.0.0-27 Kernel, the outputs are:

 sudo lshw -C network:
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lspci -vnn | grep -i net:
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Finally I'll go back to 5.0.0-25 and run the commands you suggest.

Thanks for your patience.
rfkill list:
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iwconfig:
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iwlist scan:
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The last 3 outputs above didn't seem right but I rechecked and got the same result.



xed /var/log/apt/history.log:
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xed /var/log/apt/history.log.1.gz
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New Users / Re: Problematic Update
« on: September 09, 2019, 10:39:54 am »
I think I can remember Zeb saying about using the Spoiler Tab to insert lengthy sections of text so I'll use these.

sudo lshw -C network:
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[close]

lspci -vnn | grep -i net:
Spoiler (click here to view / hide)
[close]

rfkill list:
Spoiler (click here to view / hide)
[close]

iwconfig:
Spoiler (click here to view / hide)
[close]

iwlist scan:
Spoiler (click here to view / hide)
[close]

The above are all for 5.0.0-25. I will boot into 5.0.0-27 and post these outputs for that shortly.

Thanks.

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New Users / Re: Problematic Update
« on: September 09, 2019, 09:30:55 am »
What is the best way to insert into a post, output's from terminal commands please?

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