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Networking / Re: Peppermint 6 live - networking disabled (solved)
« on: December 31, 2015, 02:44:07 pm »
Thank you for the advice, much appreciated

Looks like I bought the wrong laptop :) #typical

I'll install Ubuntu and will look out for Peppermint when 7 comes out.

I guess that if you buy a new laptop it might take a while for Linux distributions to catch up if hardware is new. We live and we learn!


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Networking / Re: Peppermint 6 live - networking disabled
« on: December 31, 2015, 11:39:45 am »
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sudo lshw -C network
  *-network UNCLAIMED     
       description: Network controller
       product: Intel Corporation
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
       version: 81
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
       configuration: latency=0
       resources: memory:a1100000-a1101fff
  *-network
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller
       vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
       logical name: eth0
       version: 0a
       serial: b0:5a:da:d3:e7:31
       size: 10Mbit/s
       capacity: 100Mbit/s
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=half latency=0 link=no multicast=yes port=MII speed=10Mbit/s
       resources: irq:143 ioport:3000(size=256) memory:a1004000-a1004fff memory:a1000000-a1003fff
it@it ~ $  $ lspci -vnn
00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:1904] (rev 08)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:80a1]
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Capabilities: <access denied>

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:1916] (rev 07) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:80a1]
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 11
Memory at a0000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
Memory at 90000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
I/O ports at 4000 [size=64]
Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled]
Capabilities: <access denied>

00:04.0 Signal processing controller [1180]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:1903] (rev 08)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:80a1]
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 11
Memory at a1320000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=32K]
Capabilities: <access denied>

00:14.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:9d2f] (rev 21) (prog-if 30 [XHCI])
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:80a1]
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 141
Memory at a1300000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: xhci_hcd

00:14.2 Signal processing controller [1180]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:9d31] (rev 21)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:80a1]
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 11
Memory at a1332000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Capabilities: <access denied>

00:16.0 Communication controller [0780]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:9d3a] (rev 21)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:80a1]
Flags: fast devsel, IRQ 11
Memory at a1333000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=4K]
Capabilities: <access denied>

00:17.0 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:9d03] (rev 21) (prog-if 01 [AHCI 1.0])
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:80a1]
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 142
Memory at a1330000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
Memory at a1336000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
I/O ports at 4080 [size=8]
I/O ports at 4088 [size=4]
I/O ports at 4060 [size=32]
Memory at a1334000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=2K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: ahci

00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:9d14] (rev f1) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=0
I/O behind bridge: 00005000-00005fff
Memory behind bridge: a1200000-a12fffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 000000008c900000-000000008cafffff
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: pcieport

00:1c.5 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:9d15] (rev f1) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=02, sec-latency=0
Memory behind bridge: a1100000-a11fffff
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: pcieport

00:1d.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:9d18] (rev f1) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=03, subordinate=03, sec-latency=0
I/O behind bridge: 00003000-00003fff
Memory behind bridge: a1000000-a10fffff
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: pcieport

00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:9d48] (rev 21)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:80a1]
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0

00:1f.2 Memory controller [0580]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:9d21] (rev 21)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:80a1]
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Memory at a132c000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]

00:1f.3 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:9d70] (rev 21)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:80a1]
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 32, IRQ 144
Memory at a1328000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Memory at a1310000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel

00:1f.4 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:9d23] (rev 21)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:80a1]
Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 11
Memory at a1335000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
I/O ports at 4040 [size=32]

01:00.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device [10ec:522a] (rev 01)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:80a1]
Physical Slot: 4
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 11
Memory at a1200000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Capabilities: <access denied>

02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:3165] (rev 81)
Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:4010]
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 11
Memory at a1100000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
Capabilities: <access denied>

03:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller [10ec:8136] (rev 0a)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:80a1]
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 143
I/O ports at 3000 [size=256]
Memory at a1004000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Memory at a1000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: r8169

rfkill list
0: hci0: Bluetooth
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no

$ iwconfig
eth0      no wireless extensions.

lo        no wireless extensions.

$ iwlist scan
eth0      Interface doesn't support scanning.

lo        Interface doesn't support scanning.

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Networking / Re: Peppermint 6 live - networking disabled
« on: December 31, 2015, 10:49:45 am »
Many thanks for helping me with this.   I will have to have a look for the ethernet cable, it's years since I've used one!

Is this an unusual wifi device?   I thought Peppermint and other buntus worked with pretty much everything?  Still, I'm using my new windows 10 as I write, and god it's slow!  I've got intel i5 with 8gb ram, so to my mind....it shouldn't be!   I'm downloading a game on steam and doing this....memory usage is 35% and there are about 140 processes going on!   

Sounds like getting wifi going for Peppermint will be hassle but worth it.

By the way, before I come back with the output, am I better off installing to hard drive before I do, or can this be sorted via live usb?

Thanks again
Rick

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Networking / Peppermint 6 live - networking disabled
« on: December 31, 2015, 08:26:46 am »
Hi there

I've just bought this laptop http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/hp-pavilion-15-ab288sa-15-6-laptop-silver-10137879-pdt.html

WIFI works fine in windows 10.   After a lot of messing about (I need to press f9 and manually select usb hard drive) I have managed to get Peppermint 6 to boot

Unfortunately networking is disabled.  The copy of peppermint 6 I am using is fine and works on other laptops without this issue

I selected additional hardware but nothing was found. I don't think there is a wifi on/off button

Any ideas?

Many thanks
Rick


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Cheers folks that's great

My teenagers reckon I need 8gb but I suspect they are thinking about gaming!


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General Discussion / what specs are advised to enable Peppermint to fly?
« on: December 15, 2015, 05:12:01 am »
My peppermint is currently installed on a usb hard drive and booting into my work laptop...

This is almost brilliant...but almost isn't good enough

I'm going to buy a laptop. A few questions

I'm thinking 4gb ram. Does Linux ever need more?

Is Intel i3 sufficiently powerful to make it fly ?

Is Peppermint easy to install alongside windows 8/10?

Linux distributions tend to tell you the minimum spec, sometimes the recommended spec, but never the "enough to kick bottom spec" ! :)

Any advice appreciated, cheers!



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Remember the milk

I keep this one in Accessories https://www.rememberthemilk.com/


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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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