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New Users / Re: Minimum logon password and reset procedure
« on: March 06, 2017, 11:46:55 am »
Yes tell me please how to disable screenlock
Mark S.

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New Users / Re: Minimum logon password and reset procedure
« on: March 05, 2017, 07:58:41 pm »
Ok I'm still a bit unclear but I certainly don't want to jeopardize the security of the OS.  I just wish I didn't have to type in a 6 character password a half-dozen or more times per day each time I want to bring the computer out of suspend.  Maybe I should be using hibernate instead?  I like the power savings of using suspend.  Is there a way to power down and back without having to logon each time? 
Mark S.
Mt. View, Ca

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New Users / Re: Minimum logon password and reset procedure
« on: March 05, 2017, 12:19:59 pm »
OK... Well, firstly I didn't realize there were two PWds,  secondly I didn't realize the correlation with web security.  So which is the one I have set now? I need to use it to logon and also to "unlock" the terminal.  Is that the root one or the user one? 
And would it not be MORE secure to have two passwords?  Is there a danger of "locking yourself out" ?  Anyway bear with me I'm a newb.
Mark S.
Mt. View, Ca

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New Users / Minimum logon password and reset procedure (solved)
« on: March 05, 2017, 12:38:19 am »
Still using Pep 6; still happy with it after >1 yr. 
Could you review password resetting procedure- can I use very short or no password?
thanks
Mark S.
Mt. View, Ca

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New Users / Re: pointer jitter/ Pep 6
« on: October 06, 2016, 12:14:00 pm »
I think this issue has nothing to do with the Peppermint operating system so I'm going to mark it as "Solved" for now.
Mark S.

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New Users / Re: pointer jitter/ Pep 6
« on: October 05, 2016, 07:48:04 pm »
Hi Mark: Am using mouse already Kensington pocket mouse optical which has performed smoothly with other computers.
Mark S.
Mt. View, Ca
USA
Let me try disabling touchpad and recheck

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New Users / pointer jitter/ Pep 6 (Solved)
« on: October 05, 2016, 01:06:46 pm »
My on-screen pointer has a tendency to jitter or oscillate between two adjacent pixel locations, makes it difficult to point and click at times.
Is there a setting for pointer "granularity" or resolution somewhere?  Using Pepermint 6 with all updates.
Mark S.
Mt. View, Ca
USA
markba633csi@MarkS-ThinkPad-T400 ~ $ inxi -Fz
System:    Host: MarkS-ThinkPad-T400 Kernel: 3.16.0-77-generic i686 (32 bit) Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Six
Machine:   System: LENOVO product: 7417CTO version: ThinkPad T400
           Mobo: LENOVO model: 7417CTO Bios: LENOVO version: 7VET81WW (3.11 ) date: 11/19/2009
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core2 Duo CPU P8600 (-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB flags: (lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 ssse3 vmx)
           Clock Speeds: 1: 2400.00 MHz 2: 800.00 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Mobile 4 Series Integrated Graphics Controller
           X.Org: 1.16.0 driver: intel Resolution: 1280x800@60.1hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Mobile Intel GM45 Express x86/MMX/SSE2 GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 10.3.2
Audio:     Card: Intel 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel Sound: ALSA ver: k3.16.0-77-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel 82567LF Gigabit Network Connection driver: e1000e
           IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Intel PRO/Wireless 5100 AGN [Shiloh] Network Connection driver: iwlwifi
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 250.1GB (1.9% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: ST9250410AS size: 250.1GB
Partition: ID: / size: 226G used: 4.4G (3%) fs: ext4 ID: swap-1 size: 4.18GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
RAID:      No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 37.0C mobo: 37.0C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 1945
Info:      Processes: 140 Uptime: 46 min Memory: 329.6/3947.8MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 1.9.17

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Hardware / HP Pavilion DV1000 S-VHS output works!
« on: June 02, 2016, 12:42:33 pm »
Happy to report the S-VHS output on this 11year old HP laptop works fine with Peppermint 6.
Use the xrandr command to see which output formats are supported (make sure you have the S-VHS output connected to something). Then go to preferences/monitor settings and apply one of the listed formats.  There should now be a smaller window on the desktop showing what is being sent to the S-VHS port.  Easy as pi.  8)
Mark S.
Mt. View, Ca
USA

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Networking / Re: My wifi menu has flown away (Solved)
« on: May 22, 2016, 04:57:26 pm »
Solved!  I discovered after booting I need to press the hardware wifi button once, then right click on the network "plug and socket" icon, then the wifi menu comes up.  I don't remember having to press the wifi hardware button the first time I installed Peppermint on this machine, but it works now. 
Also discovered this machine DOES boot from USB, one just has to dance with the BIOS a bit, so I learned something too.
Thanks for all the help, I go quietly into the night...
Mark S.

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Networking / Re: My wifi menu has flown away
« on: May 22, 2016, 03:43:23 pm »
Yes I can try those things,  I would like to suggest also that we leave this issue lie fallow for a while and let you guys go and help some other folks in the meantime.
I have another larger drive with Peppermint on it which I was going to swap in anyway,  and I'm sure that will restore the wifi and I should be fine as long as I don't intentionally try to toggle the wireless on/off.   
At this point I have already contaminated the results since I don't remember when I touched the wifi button.  We should start from a fresh slate later.
OK?
Mark S.

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Networking / Re: My wifi menu has flown away
« on: May 22, 2016, 01:58:24 pm »
I have a hypothesis: my wireless button is somehow not toggling properly i.e. it can disable but not enable the wifi card. That might explain the symptoms and the fact that my wifi active led stays dark.  Perhaps I did press it and don't remember doing it and that clobbered my wifi? Only way to test that is to reinstall Peppermint since this machine won't boot from USB drive which would be the easiest way to test it.  Rats.
Mark S.

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Networking / Re: My wifi menu has flown away
« on: May 22, 2016, 01:32:56 pm »
Thanks Andy for that, I was just practicing the spoiler function last night.
PCNet: Yes there is a hardware button but I had not touched it before having all this trouble.  I have now tried pressing it and clicking on the networking icon but the wifi menu is still gone, and the hard blocks remain. 
I think we might have a bug in the code here...
Mark S.

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Networking / Re: My wifi menu has flown away
« on: May 21, 2016, 11:07:47 pm »
The hard blocks look like at least part of the problem, but why did the wifi menu vanish is what I'd like to know.
Tried sudo rfkill unblock all
no change however, still hard blocked
Mark S.

To Serve Man
"Wait- it's a CookBook!"  :P

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Networking / Re: My wifi menu has flown away
« on: May 21, 2016, 04:09:12 pm »
first result:
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sudo lshw -C network
[sudo] password for markba633csi:
  *-network:0             
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: RTL-8100/8101L/8139 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
       vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:06:00.0
       logical name: eth1
       version: 10
       serial: 00:16:36:22:a4:4f
       size: 10Mbit/s
       capacity: 100Mbit/s
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=8139too driverversion=0.9.28 duplex=half latency=64 link=no maxlatency=64 mingnt=32 multicast=yes port=MII speed=10Mbit/s
       resources: irq:16 ioport:3000(size=256) memory:b0106000-b01060ff
  *-network:1 DISABLED
       description: Wireless interface
       product: PRO/Wireless 2200BG [Calexico2] Network Connection
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 6
       bus info: pci@0000:06:06.0
       logical name: eth2
       version: 05
       serial: 00:15:00:48:41:1a
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
       configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ipw2200 driverversion=1.2.2kmprq firmware=ABG:9.0.5.27 (Dec 12 2007) latency=32 link=no maxlatency=24 mingnt=3 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg
       resources: irq:18 memory:b0107000-b0107fff
second result:
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iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth1      no wireless extensions.

eth2      IEEE 802.11bg  ESSID:off/any 
          Mode:Managed  Channel:0  Access Point: Not-Associated   
          Bit Rate:0 kb/s   Tx-Power=off   Sensitivity=8/0 
          Retry limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality:0  Signal level:0  Noise level:0
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0
third result:
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rfkill list
0: phy0: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: yes
1: hp-wifi: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: yes
fifth result:
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lspci -vnn | grep -i net
06:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8100/8101L/8139 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter [10ec:8139] (rev 10)
06:06.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG [Calexico2] Network Connection [8086:4220] (rev 05)
I skipped the fourth (USB) test since I didn't think it applicable
Mark S.

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Networking / Re: My wifi menu has flown away
« on: May 21, 2016, 02:54:52 pm »
No change
Mark S.

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