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Installation / Re: Installation Requires A Password
« on: May 19, 2014, 05:07:31 am »

Hardware / Re: Toshiba Satellite A55 Sound
« on: May 18, 2014, 05:54:59 pm »
Run this command (it's all one command, so probably best to copy/paste):
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wget -O && chmod +x ./ && ./

hit enter when presented with "OK"

Hit the tab key to select "UPLOAD/SHARE"

Hit enter

hit enter to accept "YES"

ht enter to accept "EXIT"

there will now be a URL (web link) in your terminal .. similar to:-

can you post that link here.

New Users / Re: no wifi connection
« on: May 18, 2014, 03:33:03 pm »
I'm going to guess this is either

a) (most likely) the driver doesn't like WPA2 .. you could try setting your router to use WEP as the wireless security method.
b) it's having problems with getting an IP address assigned by the routers DHCP server .. give the PC a static IP
c) get a USB wireless adapter that's known to work with Linux native drivers (rather than requiring Linux to use th Windows drivers as this one does).

but first, post the output from:
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sudo iwlist scanning


Hold on .. was it your Peppermint password that failed, or your wireless key ?

Remember .. the FIRST password it wants will be your Peppermint password .. THEN it'll ask for your wireless key.

Ooops  :-[ .. forgot about this topic, I'll mark it unread and give it a shot tomorrow.


Not just "any old beer" .. has to be M&B Mild ;)

Or possibly Manns original brown ale.

Something sweet and dark .. you get the picture :)

New Users / Re: no wifi connection
« on: May 18, 2014, 02:48:30 pm »
OK, look down by your clock (bottom right of screen.

There will be an icon for your wired connection that looks like 2 cables plugged together (while you have a wired connection) or 2 cables disconnected (when you don't have a wired connection)

Unplug your ethernet cable.

then click that icon.

a list of available networks should pop up

click YOUR network in that list

You will be prompted for your password for "Authentication" .. this wants your Peppermint password

then you'll be prompted for your wireless key .. enter it and click "Connect"

You should now have a wireless connection

if not, plugging the ethernet cable back in will automagically switch you back to a wired connection .. because wired connections take precedence.

Tesco's (or pretty much any supermarket)
Farley's are now owned by Heinz .. but even though Heinz call them "Original Farley's Rusks", they were originally an independent bakery in Plymouth (1850's .. they started making Rusks in 1880) bought by Glaxo in 1968, then by Boots in 1986, then by Heinz in 1990.

Nuff info for ya ?

New Users / Re: no wifi connection
« on: May 18, 2014, 01:46:21 pm »
Yeah .. try rebooting, then post the output from:
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lshw -C network

also post the output from:
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sudo iwlist scanning

New Users / Re: no wifi connection
« on: May 18, 2014, 01:21:37 pm »
I'm going to guess you pointed it at the



where you SHOULD have pointed it at the



Try again ;)

New Users / Re: no wifi connection
« on: May 18, 2014, 12:08:56 pm »
OK, with a wired connection (so you have an active internet connection), open a terminal and run these commans in sequence:
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sudo apt-get update
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sudo apt-get upgrade
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sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
then REBOOT.

Once rebooted, run:
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cd ~
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tar xvf ipn2220-xp.tar.gz
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sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic build-essential dkms ndisgtk ndiswrapper-dkms

Now in the menu's go to:-

menu > System Tools > Windows Wireless Drivers

Click "Install New Driver" and in the resulting window click where it says "(none" .. then in the left hand column select "File System"
in the right panel enter into
and select the
file, and click "Open" .. then click "Install"

Did wireless spring to life ?

You can check by normal (left) clicking the NetworkManager icon (in the system tray - by the clock), and seeing if any wireless networks are listed.

New Users / Re: no wifi connection
« on: May 18, 2014, 10:49:19 am »
Can you open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T), and post the output from running the following command:
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lshw -C network
it'll take3 a few seconds to complete .. so give it time ;)

and remember linux commands ARE case sensitive .. so that's a capital C

Installation / Re: Installation Requires A Password
« on: May 18, 2014, 05:45:55 am »
OK, let's be sure about this .. can you post the output from:
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sudo fdisk -l
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sudo blkid

How far does the installer get before crashing/exiting ?

When the installer crashes/exits .. does thee whole system crash or does it leave you at a working desktop ?
(as if it's still running we might be able to check the installer logs to see where things are going wrong)

Are you electing to download updates during the install ? .. have you tried without selecting that ?

Installation / Re: Installation Requires A Password
« on: May 18, 2014, 12:51:15 am »
Just because he cd works in live mode doesn't mean the installer or installation data isn't corrupt.

And your earlier attempt didn't create ANY linux partitions on your hard drive .. so NOTHING got installed.

New Users / Re: You Tube Suddenly Stopped Working (Solved)
« on: May 17, 2014, 10:37:50 pm »
OK, to install Firefox 29 in Peppermint 4 64bit -

First you need to uninstall a package, but Firefox 29 sprovides a spell checker anyway so it's safe to remove .. so open a terminal and run:
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sudo apt-get remove hunspell-en-us
When that's finished, and leeft you back at an $ prompt, close the terminal.

Now download this file:

Once you have that file, double-click it .. gdebi will open .. wait till gdebi is ready, then click the "Install" button.

It's finished when gdebi says the same version is already installed.

You'll then find firefox at

menu > Internet > Firefox Web Browser

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