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Hardware / Re: wireless keyboard and mouse
« on: February 25, 2019, 04:02:20 pm »
Thank you PCNetSpec.  That's good to know.

flighty

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Hardware / wireless keyboard and mouse
« on: February 25, 2019, 01:37:34 pm »
Hi,
I'm tired of wires trailing over my desk  Could someone please recommend a wireless keyboard and mouse that will work well with P'mint Linux?  I won't need anything fancy, just a reliable combo.
Thanks in advance

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Installation / Re: upgrading to 9
« on: December 05, 2018, 03:51:47 pm »
I should have said Libre Writer.  Sorry.

It won't be too hard for me to type in what I want to save into 9.  There isn't too much of it.

Thanks for your reply PCnetSpec.

flighty

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Installation / upgrading to 9
« on: December 05, 2018, 02:49:45 pm »
Hi,

I have P'mint 8 as my main OS.  I wish to upgrade to 9 and have installed that as a live OS on a USB stick.

Is there a way of transferring files from Thunderbird and Writer from 8 to 9 in the installation process?  Without losing them of course.
 

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Installation / Re: unable to get P'mint DVD drive to boot.
« on: August 09, 2018, 09:05:06 am »
By God, that was easy.  Peppermint is now installed and working well as usual.

Many, many thanks to those .who posted.    I do appreciate your willingness to help.

Flighty
Hi,
I now have a refurbished Dell Optiplex 7010 Pc.  I can't install P'mint because my live OS dvd is not recognised, or something.  I've tried another Linux os and it is the same with that.
My wife has bought the Pc for me from a shop 5 hours away by car.  I did send the shopkeeper a Mint Linux DVD beforehand and asked that he check that Linux installs okay.  My wife brought the Pc back yesterday with Mint Linux on it.  Without the dvd.  And i now don't have the username or password  so I can't use the computer sensibly.
I've learnt a lesson here.  My wife was trying to please me when she suggested that she buys the pc, and I was trying to please her by buying it.  How to I get to actually use it?

  SOLVED

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Installation / Re: unable to get P'mint DVD drive to boot.
« on: August 08, 2018, 02:47:54 pm »
Right, this Optiplex has only Linux Mint 18 on it, put there by the Shop owner to show me that Linux can be used on it.  He probably used a memory stick but as I wasn't there I don't know.

My main computer has Peppermint Linux on it and nothing else. 

I take it that I would have to download whatever Linux I want to this main computer and then 'burn' the OS to the Data Traveller?    Any advice would be appreciated.

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Installation / Re: unable to get P'mint DVD drive to boot.
« on: August 08, 2018, 09:24:20 am »
hi,
Sorry not to have replied quicker.  I've had trouble with my router.

No, I haven't tried a usb stick.  I think that's  a good idea.  The upright dvd drive is a bit rattly. I have a Kingston G3 Data traveller 16 gb.  I take it that this is what I need to create a live USB stick?  I've hardly used it.

I did notice once somewhere in the P'mint menu that there are the necessary programs to do the creation.  Would I need anything else?

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Installation / unable to get P'mint DVD drive to boot.
« on: August 07, 2018, 06:37:43 am »
Hi,
I now have a refurbished Dell Optiplex 7010 Pc.  I can't install P'mint because my live OS dvd is not recognised, or something.  I've tried another Linux os and it is the same with that.
My wife has bought the Pc for me from a shop 5 hours away by car.  I did send the shopkeeper a Mint Linux DVD beforehand and asked that he check that Linux installs okay.  My wife brought the Pc back yesterday with Mint Linux on it.  Without the dvd.  And i now don't have the username or password  so I can't use the computer sensibly.
I've learnt a lesson here.  My wife was trying to please me when she suggested that she buys the pc, and I was trying to please her by buying it.  How to I get to actually use it?

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Hardware / Re: upgrades
« on: July 24, 2018, 03:04:16 pm »
Hi again,
Sorry for the delay in replying.  Something has come up.  My wife, who is holidaying on the East Coast, has found a one man computer shop who is offering deals on refurbed Dell computers.  The specs are good.  I have sent the man a live cd of Mint Linux, which I don't want, and he tells me that he has installed it without problems.

My wife is trying to please me and I don't want to let her down.  So I have told her to buy the pc and bring it back when she returns from holiday in  about three weeks.  So I'll close this thread with thanks for your input.

I'll have to start a new subject when I get the Dell.  There's bound to be things I can't cope with, to start anyway.  So stick around as I'll need you.

Best wishes,  flighty

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Hardware / Re: upgrades
« on: July 22, 2018, 09:23:40 am »
Well, I've spent a large part of the day reading professional reviews of SSd's and user reviews of the ones I'm interested in.  It is very lucky that I did.  Amazon for instance, has 15 pages of critical user reviews on the Samsung 850 evo.  One man's research  found that the drive does not do well on AMD systems and another posted an answer from  Samsung that admitted this.  Of course he couldn't get his money back....

It seems that ssd drives come without the necessary cable to install them and the instructions are frequently unintellible.  H'mm.  I'm not sure now what to do.  Maybe I should go for a wellknown, middle of the road make, like Kingston.  Their A400 240gb ssd drive is only about £43 and it i supposed to be 10 times faster than the ordinary spinning disc.  I must look up user reviews on that.

Remember that I'm really only trying to replace a failing disc anyway.  So I'd like some more advice from this excellent forum, if you don't mind.


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Hardware / Re: upgrades
« on: July 21, 2018, 03:15:16 pm »
   
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Quad core AMD Athlon II X4 640 (-MCP-) cache: 2048 KB
           clock speeds: max: 3000 MHz 1: 1800 MHz 2: 800 MHz 3: 800 MHz
           4: 1800 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GF119 [GeForce GT 520]
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: nvidia (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,nouveau)
           Resolution: 1280x1024@60.02hz
           GLX Renderer: GeForce GT 520/PCIe/SSE2
           GLX Version: 4.5.0 NVIDIA 384.130
Audio:     Card-1 NVIDIA GF119 HDMI Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
           Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-130-generic
Network:   Card: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169
           IF: enp1s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 200.0GB (5.9% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: SAMSUNG_SP2004C size: 200.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 75G used: 5.8G (9%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 6.00GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda3
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 49.0C mobo: 41.0C gpu: 56C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 2288 psu: 0 sys-1: 0
Info:      Processes: 176 Uptime: 1 day Memory: 521.1/3950.1MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35
tony@tony-System-Product-Name ~ $
Right,  the above seems to give the gist of my system.  Would I need to change anything else other than the hard drive?

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Hardware / upgrades
« on: July 21, 2018, 11:54:28 am »
Hi,
My samsung sata hard drive is clanking somewhat lately.  I'd like to change it for a Solid state disc.  I'm wondering what else it would be worth uprgrading but I can't find out some of the components I already have.
I do know I have an Asus M4A87TD mobo and a EVGA Geforce GT 520 graphics card.  There are 4gb of Ram, what make and speed I don't know.  The CPU is an AMD type.  Not a great help am I?
Could someone advise me here please?

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New Users / Re: getting an instruction cd to run
« on: February 17, 2018, 03:47:21 pm »
Okay, all is well now.  I noticed a green handle underneath the red tape that was frightening me.  Gritting me teeth I pulled on it.  Out emerged what eventually  proved to be the print drum, after I had removed the clear tape holding on the red tape, removed the red tape, and then emoved the sponge wrapping  around the whole shape.
Pushing the drum back in, and then the toner cartridge, and a couple of plugs into sockets at the rear, resulted in a working printer.

The drivers  installed obviously worked.  The 'Configure your printer'  program worked immediately.  My experience is that this rarely happens with printers and Linux, something to do, perhaps, on my habit of buying secondhand.  My Lexmark is new which has taught me a lesson.
Thanks to all who posted.  I'm always glad for help.

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New Users / Re: getting an instruction cd to run
« on: February 16, 2018, 03:36:00 pm »
Ah, pity.  What I'm trying to do is to set the printer up physically to start with.  I've taken out the toner cartridge okay, but behind it is a red tape running the width of the innards of the machine and which is holding in a sponge cushion.  I can't see anyway of undoing the tape and don't want to pull it for fear of breaking something.
I've been on the Lexmark support website and read about starting up with the printer but there's no mention of this bloody red tape.
I have now downloaded the  drivers that you posted and believe that using Linux with this printer shouldn't be too hard.  It has a good range of compatibility including PCL6.
I've just found a printers forum which, among others, has a Lexmark section.  I think for my physical problem I  should register and post on there - I'll come back to  this splendid forum for data guidance as and when needed.
Thanks to both of you for posting.
flighty

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New Users / Re: getting an instruction cd to run
« on: February 16, 2018, 02:16:57 pm »
Yes, it is.  When I open it I get icons including setup.ini, setup.exe, and install.  I've played with those without much success.

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