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Networking / Re: Accessing WIFI networks {unsolved}
« on: February 13, 2020, 05:25:03 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, 11:31:35 pm »
Would the data partition be on an ext HD?

Software & Applications / Re: Upgrading to Peppermint 10 respin
« on: February 04, 2020, 11:41:31 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, 10:49:31 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
« on: February 03, 2020, 06:17:02 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.

General Discussion / Re: Peppermint OS - keeping your apps fresh
« on: February 03, 2020, 05:00:33 pm »
Love the kids! Doing a great job!

Software & Applications / Re: Power ManagerSettings Not Working
« on: February 03, 2020, 04:49:16 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?

General Discussion / Flying with your Laptop
« on: February 03, 2020, 09:44:22 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, 09:27:47 am »
Just curious as to what Power Manager is being used.

New Users / Re: Lenovo X1 suitable for Peppermint installation ?
« on: January 29, 2020, 03:09:49 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, 01:02:50 pm »
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.

New Users / Re: Lenovo X1 suitable for Peppermint installation ?
« on: January 29, 2020, 12:23:16 pm »
i just amended my post to indicate it is an 8th gen with an i5 processor Kendal.

New Users / Lenovo X1 suitable for Peppermint installation ?
« on: January 29, 2020, 10:52:16 am »
I have come across a very good price on a Lenovo X1 and wish to know if it would be suitable for a Peppermint Install...l had read somewhere the X1 had some architecture that made it a bad choice but can't find the info.  It is an 8h Generation with an i5 Processor

Software & Applications / Re: XFce Power Manager
« on: January 23, 2020, 07:59:43 pm »
The Battery is internal and l just replaced it the other day for a new one expecting that it was an old battery causing the issue.
At Spences suggestion l had looked further into it being a Lenovo specific issue and it may just be that as the Lenovo sites issues with the same symptoms but it may be specific to the BIOS?? and may require reverting back to Windose (Never) to effect the repair unless this collection of minds can come up with a resolve.

Update...let battery run right down till screen went off then let it sit overnight befor plugging in to change to status indicator still indicates 59% charge

Software & Applications / Re: XFce Power Manager
« on: January 23, 2020, 01:57:11 pm »
Hello @windrose... I'm happy that @vinDSL chimed in and confirmed what I was beginning to suspect. Do you know how to access the bios on this laptop? If so reboot and follow the instructions (usually involving tapping tab or del, or one of your F keys) that quickly flash across your screen... then scour the bios for anything related to battery or power settings. If you do not know, you'll need to scour the Lenovo site for specific instructions for your make and model.

I would seriously consider returning this, along with your battery if there is still a window of opportunity to do so.

While the bios is theoretically "operating system agnostic," Lenovo is deeply entrenched & beholden to the windows os system. Thus the need to get windows working again to deploy the drivers you found. Is there a license sticker on the bottom of your machine? if so, that's all you need to reinstall...

If not, then well... let us know how you decide to proceed

(My Mother has a Lenovo that drives me bonkers support wise and I wanted to return, but she wouldn't agree. )

Spence, l have searched the bios and can find nothing that remotely looks like it may allow power options to be altered.
The computer was purchased used in fine condition with windows 8 loaded which l had wiped to install PM10.
I am wondering if l load up the PM respin would there be an opportunity to correct this or is the power manager something that is integral to the computer itself and not the OS? Just clutching straws l said previously l can live with it in this state but it bugs me that i can not revert to another power handling option.
ANDYINMOKUM had a suggestion but not knowing how to proceed at this time l am reluctant . Appreciate the help but l am not desperate for it .

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