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Software & Applications / Suggest a cool website that works great with ICE
« on: December 12, 2015, 05:59:31 pm »
OK....can we make this a mega-thread?!

I'll start - here's one for ZX Speccie fans!  http://torinak.com/qaop/games



 8)

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New Users / Re: Editing menu (SOLVED)
« on: December 10, 2015, 12:42:51 pm »
Great advice everyone cheers.

I'll uninstall lxmed  ;D

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New Users / Re: Editing menu
« on: December 10, 2015, 03:10:05 am »
Thanks.

Will have to beg to differ about this being easy!! For the novice to average user, I think not!  For example, I would have no idea what the correct command I would need unless I was copying and pasting from somebody else's instructions - even then, I doubt I could be bothered with it all.

I have googled this and found a GUI called lxmed, but that doesn't really help - that allows you to add and remove items already in the pre-determined categories.There is no bloat in this distro to remove. It doesn't let you rename categories or add new ones.  It shows Education as an unused category on my menu.  I thought about renaming it to give me a new category (for radio and TV) but it wasn't having it!

Like I say, not a big issue, but ideally imo it would be good if customising the menu was easier

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General Discussion / Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« on: December 09, 2015, 02:19:28 pm »
Thanks everyone for the welcomes. It's friendly *and* helpful here, which is awesome!   ;D


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New Users / Re: Editing menu
« on: December 09, 2015, 12:14:20 pm »
Hello

Was about to post the same topic and found this one! 

I would like the facility to re-arrange the menu's, eg create a TV option,  radio option etc, and be able to add a favourite, or perhaps replace software manager with synaptic

From reading the above and following the link, it doesn't look like this is easy to do?

It's not a big issue for me though, I am very happy indeed to have found this distro!

If there isn't a menu editor GUI, is this something that could be developed for the future?
Thanks  :)

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New Users / Re: Can't install Steam
« on: December 09, 2015, 10:52:35 am »
Thank you so much!

That worked brilliantly

I've posted my general first impressions on this distro over at the introduce yourself thread.  Suffice to say, I'll be sticking around!

Thanks again
 :)

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General Discussion / Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« on: December 09, 2015, 10:12:35 am »
Hi there,

I'm a middle aged Trade Union official living in the Midlands, England!  I originally looked into linux simply to try and breathe new life into our ageing family PC.  I also now take a keen interest in all things open source. I can see huge advantages to ordinary people having social media...and huge disadvantages to the code all being owned by corporations.

I discovered Ubuntu (and loved it) just before the switch to Unity (which I didn't love!). In fact we ended up buying a new windows pc for family use....

Since then I've been distro hopping , installing to USB hard drive and testing on a variety of machines.  I'm soon to be buying myself a laptop so am keen to settle on a distro.  Because I've not been using native hard drive, I've been using light distros.   LXLE desktop environment definitely seems the way to go, but they all seem a bit old fashioned.  Yet I'm knocked out by how modern Peppermint feels, and I'm massively impressed with ICE - is this the only distro with ICE?   All of a sudden, all my browser clutter is gone!  It's great, it really is.  Favourite websites now feel like bespoke apps.

The only gaming I do is a spot of Football Manager on Steam.   So this gets me thinking....when I get my decent laptop....why use resources on something lovely like Kubuntu if it might slow my football manager experience down?  And Peppermint is super fast now....with a native install on a decent machine, I think I'll be delighted with it's performance.   

So in short, I'm delighted to have found Peppermint - seems there are no limits with it, and it's looking very like this will be the distro I will settle on!
 
Cheers
Rick



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New Users / Re: Can't install Steam
« on: December 09, 2015, 02:33:40 am »
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  libcgmanager0:i386{a} libgl1-mesa-glx-lts-utopic:i386 libudev1:i386{a}
0 packages upgraded, 3 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 207 kB of archives. After unpacking 1,032 kB will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n/?]

When I do Y I simply get

 Would download/install/remove packages



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New Users / Re: Can't install Steam
« on: December 08, 2015, 06:21:49 pm »
Thankyou.  Yes I am on the 3.16 kernel

I followed your suggestion and got the following error (so wouldn't then let me install steam)

Code: [Select]
libc6:i386 is already the newest version.
libgl1-mesa-dri-lts-utopic:i386 is already the newest version.
libglapi-mesa-lts-utopic:i386 is already the newest version.
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies.
 libgl1-mesa-glx-lts-utopic:i386 : Depends: libudev1:i386 but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.


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New Users / Can't install Steam (SOLVED)
« on: December 08, 2015, 02:44:31 pm »
Hello!

I'm not new to linux but I'm new to Peppermint.  Really happy...except I can't install Steam!  I've not had this issue on other ubuntu or debian distros

Have done a fresh system install (64 bit Peppermint 6),  updated the system and rebooted

Steam will not install via synaptic - I get a message saying fix broken packages first.  I can install anything else ok and I don't think anything can be broken?

I've tried installing it via the .deb file at Steams website, but that fails due to missing dependancies.

There is a solved thread about this under applications, which I've followed and tried everything.   In my case this is not a hardware issue as this laptop can run steam using LXLE or Sparky Linux

This is driving me nuts, any help greatly appreciated!!!

Many thanks
Rick

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