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Networking / Re: Accessing WIFI networks ((RESOLVED))
« on: February 28, 2020, 10:51:18 am »

Good Day,
I would refer you to the previous forum topic,9473.msg94988.html#msg94988
It is well explained therein.

Networking / Re: Accessing WIFI networks {unsolved}((RESOLVED))
« on: February 27, 2020, 11:36:04 am »
Final update on this issue.
There was no issue with the computer, nor with the internet as l had come home and went to my brothers to check out the issue in person.
The computer was fine and the internet was functional however after the new DSL modem was placed into service it had not been properly configured by the techy who had attended initially.
After l got on to the service dept and got on the phone with someone knowledgeable it turned out one box in the modem configuration process had not been checked...sorry it was almost 3 weeks since and l can not recall which item needed checking but it is fully operational until l received a call last night from him saying he could not access the Peppermint forums because of a yellow error screen.....and now that has been dealt with.

New Users / Re: firefox will not load this forum
« on: February 26, 2020, 06:27:11 pm »
Hi rmj65,

We are looking into getting the certificate renewed. In the mean time, make sure you have the latest version of firefox. I click on the Advanced button on the warning page and then I am able to click on the button in the lower right corner to access the  forum login page.


-- Slim
Any idea how long before we are back to normal? (secured)?

Networking / Re: Accessing WIFI networks {unsolved}
« on: February 13, 2020, 02:25:03 pm »
Well l found it necessary to return home for a few weeks and managed to check on my Brothers Peppermint issues.
The service provider had shut off his service after he had gotten upset about their being unable to provide the internet. Once my Brother spoke to the Tech people and mentioned he was running a Linux based computer they said the issue was with the computer and not their problem.
Well it was not too much of an issue as l managed to disconnect his system and transported it to my house where l plugged it into my Ethernet port and proceeded to receive the internet signal.
 No issues here! After downloading all the updates that had not been installed for two months everything is as it should be. It would appear that the provider had suspected a defective modem and sent a technician out with another, unable to configure the new router l guess he gave up and just left my Brother without service.
Now having discovered there was indeed no issue with the computer l can but suspect a defective router or other technical issues with their equipment they were unable to discover.
This is just an update for anyone who had an interest and had been reading the process.
Now to get in touch with the provider and see if they man up and admit their error. 

Software & Applications / Re: Upgrading to Peppermint 10 respin
« on: February 04, 2020, 08:31:35 pm »
Would the data partition be on an ext HD?

Software & Applications / Re: Upgrading to Peppermint 10 respin
« on: February 04, 2020, 08:41:31 am »
Thanks Slim Fatz, I have always just saved files to an Ex HD and then imported them after the installation of the new OS. But may just use your tutorial you have linked to l like that as it will give me some more practice with the terminal.
The link to PCnet's tutorial will effectively do the same as taking the program from the Peppermint Main download page? As l have made a USB drive Live respin using the Main Page Download as l had thought it may be more recent.

Software & Applications / Re: Upgrading to Peppermint 10 respin
« on: February 04, 2020, 07:49:31 am »
Thanks Guys, might you suggest prorams best (easy to use) to perform back up of my existing files?

Software & Applications / Upgrading to Peppermint 10 respin (SOLVED)
« on: February 03, 2020, 03:17:02 pm »
OK this will be my first upgrade when l step up from 10 to 10 respin...what should l expect regarding my existing files...will it be necessary to save and transfer or will the upgrade give me an option to maintain everything l currently have?
Back up is a no brainer but just thought everything may just be transferred seeing as it is a respin and not a complete OS change.

News and Reviews / Re: Peppermint OS - keeping your apps fresh
« on: February 03, 2020, 02:00:33 pm »
Love the kids! Doing a great job!

Software & Applications / Re: Power ManagerSettings Not Working
« on: February 03, 2020, 01:49:16 pm »
Tosh, my situation with the XFce was it indicates my battery is only charging to 59% but checking on Lenovo sites this is apparently normal the purpose being it gives the battery longer life. Anyhow now that you mentioned the Screen lock, l find neither does mine and it does not seem to run a screen saver about yours?

Advanced Topics / Flying with your Laptop (SOLVED)
« on: February 03, 2020, 06:44:22 am »
I find it necessary to make a trip next week involving air travel and had been reading over what and what not may be brought onto an aircraft.
I have had discussions recently on other part of the forum regarding Power management so the topic of batteries had come up as well as makes and models and how batteries are accessed.
Apparently if your equipment has Lithium batteries and your intention was to place it in your checked baggage, it is mandated that the batteries be removed and carried with you into the cabin.
Now l can only speak to the Lenovo Laptops l have but l am certain others have internal batteries that to access need a fair bit of work and specific tools.
The purpose of this is to mention that should you be a frequent flyer and want to place your computers in checked baggage the battery access may be a consideration next time you make a purchase.
Saying all that l know most of us would have our computers as carry on but.....just sayin.

Software & Applications / Re: Power ManagerSettings Not Working
« on: February 03, 2020, 06:27:47 am »
Just curious as to what Power Manager is being used.

New Users / Re: Lenovo X1 suitable for Peppermint installation ?
« on: January 29, 2020, 12:09:49 pm »
]A bit more info l got from the vendor New in Box asking $1200 cdn.
8th gen intel core , i5 8259U (1.6 ghz with turbo boost up to 3.4 ghz ) Mem 8 gb LPDDR3 2133 mgz (soldered) HD 512 ssd P

New Users / Re: Lenovo X1 suitable for Peppermint installation ?
« on: January 29, 2020, 10:02:50 am »
ell l have three of them now a first gen yoga (Orange) a 2nd gen and a 2nd gen Pro and l love the touch screen feature and illuminated keyboards. the only issue l have though it has never been an issue is they seem to run hot. and the issue l had reported elsewhere dealing with the power manager display only showing a max 59% charge.

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