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Messages - peppycrab

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Networking / USB Wifi compatability.
« on: April 02, 2019, 02:26:42 pm »
I hope this is the right topic. We have a Dell Optiplex 780 tower. It was refurbished when we bought it. It has only 2 gigs of RAM. It apparently cannot be upgraded. I am considering setting it up in our guest bedroom. I would remove Windows 10 and install Peppermint, to get better performance from the 2 gigs. The catch - it has no internal wifi. I have been using a USB wifi device. Will Peppermint recognize the device? If I cannot get wifi I'll have to stick to Windows.

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Software & Applications / Re: Pop Peeper Links
« on: March 27, 2019, 09:12:37 pm »
I think the problem is in Pop Peeper itself. Most , but not all of it's functions work thru Wine. I tried a stand-alone browser with an exe extension.....no joy.
A PITA workaround - I cut the URL from Wine Internet Explorer and paste into the URL bar of Chromium. I guess that's my only solution.

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Software & Applications / Re: Pop Peeper Links
« on: March 27, 2019, 01:53:22 pm »
I have Chromium on my P8 Respin. Biut I don't know what the initiation file is or where to find it. In other words, the exe - equivalent.

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Software & Applications / Pop Peeper Links
« on: March 26, 2019, 11:57:38 pm »
I am running Pop Peeper thru Wine. By default, it opens links in "Wine Windows Explorer".   WWE is not accepted by some sites. There is an option to change to an external browser, but I'm assuming it expects an exe file. If I want links to open in Chromium, where do I find it's exe equivalent?

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General Discussion / Re: Change.... Not me
« on: March 06, 2019, 10:20:14 pm »
Happily I have zero urge to hop :))

splendid, seeing as hopping and jumping jacks are really hard on our knees...

 ;)
As is falling in love.

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General Discussion / Re: Chromebook conversion
« on: February 28, 2019, 02:32:21 pm »
...

Personally I'd say use the money on a second-hand but well built laptop .. Dell E series maybe.

[EDIT]

Okay Dell, I recommend these things that often now I reckon I deserve a commission :))

I've had good experience with Dell. I'll probably go that route.

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General Discussion / Chromebook conversion
« on: February 27, 2019, 10:43:40 pm »
I am running P8 on an HP Mini that is on it's last legs.
My question: Would it be worth it to get a low-priced Chromebook and replace the Chrome OS with Peppermint? Can it be done?

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...Different browsers for different tasks, I guess...  ;)

That's how I look at it. Pale Moon's my main browser but I find Chromium useful for some tasks.
I prefer the old look of Chromium, but the change is not that big a deal.

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General Discussion / Re: Change.... Not me
« on: January 11, 2019, 01:41:55 pm »
I was tempted, and put the latest version of Linux Mint on my "experimental" laptop. LM may be a good distro on higher power machines, but my "X" laptop is older and under powered. I could see a difference in speed (despite LM being described as "light"). I immediately reinstalled P9 respin and am impressed once again.

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"Normal" is no longer listed as an option. Guess we're stuck with the new look.

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New Users / Re: Back again - wireless printer problem
« on: October 22, 2018, 08:43:26 pm »
Only right - I have learned so much from this forum, happy to give back.

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New Users / Re: Back again - wireless printer problem
« on: October 21, 2018, 07:22:49 pm »
I went to the router's web page (using  192.168.0.1), entered my username  & password, determined the address of my printer (not easy/not labelled - trial &error) ,opened "printers", clicked "add", expanded "network printer", clicked "find network printer", entered my printer's address, followed instructions from there. The hard part was finding the address of the printer, the rest was relatively simple. Made some notes, so that next time will be easier!

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New Users / Re: Back again - wireless printer problem (Solved....?)
« on: October 21, 2018, 03:19:40 pm »
Once again, success  - I think I know how I did it this time (Fingers crossed, if I ever have to do it again).
Made some notes for next time.

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New Users / Back again - wireless printer problem
« on: October 21, 2018, 01:07:52 pm »
On the advice of Slim Fatz, I am opening a new thread. I recently installed an SSD on my HP Mini and reinstalled P8R. Everything is going well, except (once again) I cannot connect to my wireless printer. I was able to do so on my previous hard drive, but I don't know exactly how I did it. So here I am again.
From inxi - Fz:

System:    Host: michael-HP-Mini-210-VT Kernel: 4.15.0-36-generic x86_64 (64 bit)
           Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Eight
Machine:   System: Hewlett-Packard (portable) product: HP Mini 210 VT v: 049B100011202500000320000
           Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 3660 v: 48.26
           Bios: Hewlett-Packard v: F.22 date: 05/24/2010
CPU:       Single core Intel Atom N450 (-HT-) cache: 512 KB
           clock speeds: max: 1666 MHz 1: 1570 MHz 2: 1538 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Atom Processor D4xx/D5xx/N4xx/N5xx Integrated Graphics Controller
           Display Server: X.Org 1.19.6 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1024x600@59.99hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Pineview M GLX Version: 1.4 Mesa 17.0.2
Audio:     Card Intel NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-36-generic
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller
           driver: r8169
           IF: eno1 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Broadcom BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY driver: b43-pci-bridge
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 250.1GB (4.2% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: Seagate_SSD size: 250.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 228G used: 8.0G (4%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 2.13GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 54.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 172 Uptime: 11 min Memory: 1020.6/1982.1MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35

 Any ideas?

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New Users / Re: Cannot connect to my wireless printer {Solved)
« on: October 20, 2018, 04:08:41 pm »
Back again - installing P8R on my new SDD. I'm not sure how I found success last time, so I cannot duplicate it. Any new advice?

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