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Software & Applications / Re: Preventing LXPanel from starting at boot
« on: August 02, 2014, 12:39:24 am »
I'm not exactly sure how to stop it from starting when you log into your session other than removing lxpanel completely. If you are sure that you will not want to go back to lxpanel then open a terminal and enter:
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sudo apt purge lxpanelBut if you want to keep it, but just prevent it from starting then wait for a better suggestion.  8)
Regards,
--Slim

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Hardware / Re: Copying Files To SD Card Acer Aspire ZG5
« on: August 01, 2014, 10:57:42 am »
Following my "method" should not change your SD card (of course, if you were able to write or paste something onto the card, then you should go back and delete that in order to return to the previous contents). Judging by the dmesg output that you posted in response to PCNetSpec's request, your card appears to be already damaged.


It is very important (in Windows as in Linux) that you always unmount a USB stick, drive or SD card before removing it from the computer -- otherwise you can "corrupt" the data on the device. To unmount from the command line use:


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sudo umount /dev/mmcblk0p1

substituting the correct name, of course (NOTE that the command is umount and not unmount !!). In the file manager it is easy to unmount: just "right click" on the device listed in the left side of the file manager and select "Unmount Volume". Wait maybe 10 sec or so and then you may safely remove the device.


Regards,
-- Slim

1728
New Users / Re: How to change keyboard layout to gb extd permanently?
« on: August 01, 2014, 10:22:00 am »
This is the dark arts -- and PCNetSpec is our Wizard !!  ;D

Regards,
-- Slim

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Hardware / Re: Copying Files To SD Card Acer Aspire ZG5
« on: August 01, 2014, 10:18:33 am »
I agree with PCNetSpec. However, this does not explain what is happening with your other SD cards (unless they are all in bad shape). Or have I not correctly understood you: did you also try a different SD card? If so, and if you are still having the same trouble with a different card, then do as he previously selected with other (different) card:

"unmount then unplug the SDcard .. wait 10 seconds .. replug it .. then post the output from:"
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dmesg | tail -n 30
Regards,
-- Slim

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Hardware / Re: Copying Files To SD Card Acer Aspire ZG5
« on: August 01, 2014, 09:26:11 am »
You might also try this:

Open your file manager and, if not there already, go to your home folder.

Then create a new folder there named whatever you wish (I will use sdcard for this discussion, change this to whatever you named your new folder). This folder will now be used as your "mount point" for your SD cards.

Now insert your SD card. After inserting the SD card, open a terminal and use the command:

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mount
You will see something similar to that in your post, probably again at or near the end of the output:

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/dev/mmcblk0p1 on /media/john/JOLLA type vfat [etc ...]
Still in the terminal, try this code:

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sudo umount /media/john/JOLLA
sudo mount -t vfat -o rw /dev/mmcblk0p1 ~/sdcard
mount

You should now see that /dev/mmcblk0p1 is mounted at /home/john/sdcard and, very important, it should also show rw and NOT ro !!!

Finally, try writing to the SD card (e.g. try to paste something or try creating a new folder on it and then pasting a text file or a photo onto it).

Let us know what happens.

Good luck,
-- Slim

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Hardware / Re: Copying Files To SD Card Acer Aspire ZG5
« on: August 01, 2014, 05:55:50 am »
I don't mean to sound as though I think you are stupid, so please don't be offended by my asking: have you made sure that the write protection switch on the card has not been moved to protect the card?


-- Slim

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Hardware / Re: Copying Files To SD Card Acer Aspire ZG5
« on: August 01, 2014, 05:47:45 am »
Well, I see that your SD card (the last line in the output from the mount cammand) is ro -- which means read only. Therefore you cannot write to it (i.e. paste will not be permitted). It must be rw (read/write). I'm sure some one here can tell you how to change it -- but that someone is not me (unfortunately).


Regards,
-- Slim

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Hardware / Re: Copying Files To SD Card Acer Aspire ZG5
« on: August 01, 2014, 04:36:30 am »
Hi, pepperman:

It sounds to me as if you are having permission/ownership problems. What do you get when in the file manager (PCManFM) you "right click" on the SD card and check the permissions tab of its properties (i.e. who is the owner and to which group does it belong)?

Regards,
-- Slim

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Software & Applications / Re: How to use Wipe to delete permantly
« on: July 31, 2014, 02:44:28 am »
Hi,

This is probably a program that you must compile before using. I almost always have problems compiling programs and therefore try to avoid using such programs. It is much easier, safer and quicker to use programs that are in the Peppermint repositories.

My suggestion is that you check out this guide for wiping data from a storage device:

http://how-to.wikia.com/wiki/How_to_wipe_a_hard_drive_clean_in_Linux

Be very careful or else you might delete your hard disk!!

Regards,
-- Slim

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Software & Applications / Re: audio/video playback speed too fast
« on: July 29, 2014, 08:32:30 am »
Hey, that's great, mkdoggett!! Glad to hear that you solved your problems. I also had trouble with pulse-audio and converted to alsa.

If you consider your problems as completely solved, please go to your first posting, click on Modify and add (SOLVED) to the subject line.

Thanks in advance,
-- Slim

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Software & Applications / Re: audio/video playback speed too fast
« on: July 29, 2014, 08:17:29 am »
Hi,

When the videos play do they show movements much faster than normal? When an mp3 is played is the pitch raised (that is, does it sound like the "chipmunks" are singing)?

Regards,
-- Slim

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Andy beat me to it!
 ;D
Regards,
-- Slim

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Hi,


Open a terminal and enter
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df -hand you will see how much space is available on the partitions that you have mounted.


Regards,
-- Slim

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Installation / Re: Errors after install
« on: July 22, 2014, 10:16:57 am »
Hi,

Glad to see that you found a solution.  8)

If you would please go back to your first posting and edit the subject line by adding (SOLVED) to the subject then I think everyone will be happy!
 :)
Regards,
-- Slim

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New Users / Re: A 32-Bit OS on a 64-Bit Computer (Solved)
« on: July 20, 2014, 03:13:04 am »
For what it's worth: ::)

I have never tried the program PowerTOP (which is in the Peppermint Synaptic repository with version 2.5; the newest from their website is 2.6.1), but it might be something to look into since it seems to do just about anything concerning cpu power usage. I think that it needs to be started with
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sudo powertopin order to use all of its features.

Regards,
-- Slim

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