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New Users / Re: Problems getting Skype to autostart.
« on: March 30, 2014, 07:54:14 am »
Try adding a "Type=Application" line to your .desktop file

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[Desktop Entry]
Comment=Run Skype delay script

if that still doesn't work, post the output from:
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ls -a ~/.config/autostart

New Users / Re: Wallpaper changer code
« on: March 30, 2014, 07:42:00 am »
Looks alright to me .. but did you make the script executable ?

If you reboot, what's the output from:
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ps aux | grep [a]

and does the wallpaper change after 10mins ?

New Users / Re: Wallpaper changer code
« on: March 29, 2014, 07:00:29 pm »
if it doesn't exist, create the autostart directory:
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mkdir -p ~/.config/autostart
now create a .desktop ifle in there to launch the script:
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gedit ~/.config/autostart/auto_wallpaper_changer.desktop
make it read:-
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[Desktop Entry]
Name=Auto Wallpaper Changer
Comment=Change wallpaper every 30mins
Exec=bash -c "/full/path/to/"
(obviously you need to change the path in the "Exec=" line)

SAVE the file .. log off/on to test.

you can check if the script is running with:
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ps aux | grep [a]
if you get any output, it's running.

I'd have expected Peppermint to already have been able to see Windows on the network (?)

To offer shared directories on the network that Windows can see you'll need to install and configure samba .. probably the easiest way to do this would be to install system-config-samba:
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sudo apt-get install system-config-samba
(that should also pull in samba as a dependency)

You'll then find a new menu item
menu > System Tools > Samba
where you can set up directories to share.

New Users / Re: clock stopped/lags [Solved..for the time being!]
« on: March 29, 2014, 11:34:30 am »
Cool .. glad you found a configuration that works for you .. and thanks for the update :)

New Users / Re: Wallpaper changer code
« on: March 29, 2014, 11:24:36 am »

New Users / Re: Wallpaper changer code
« on: March 29, 2014, 10:59:24 am »
Dunno about a single line of code, but here's a script that will change your wallpaper every 30mins for a randomly selected one from your ~/Pictures directory.

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## Auto Wallpaper Changer
while [ $n -le 10 ]
sleep 30m &&
NUMBER=$[ ( $RANDOM % 81 ) + 1 ]
pcmanfm -w "$(find /home/YOUR_USERNAME/Pictures -type f | shuf -n1)"
(be sure to change "YOUR_USERNAME" to your actual Peppermint username)

Just call it something like .. make it executable .. and run it from autostart

Obviously you can adjust the sleep time to whatever you like, and/or the path to the directory that contains your wallpapers.

You can terminate it at any time with:
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sudo killall

Hi cicindel, and welcome to the forum :)

No problem :)

Looks like it's good to go .. will it connect ?

Can you plug it in and post the output from:
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sudo lshw -C network

If it's what I think it is, it should work out of the box with the zd1211rw driver

maybe ?

OK, I'm outa ideas here

this adapter is one huge pain in Linux .. most people never get it working.

I'll keep looking for a while and post if I find anything useful, but I wouldn't hold your breath.

Is that the only wireless adapter you have ?

OK, I'm stumped .. besides your phone using a different wireless channel, the signal strength, and the fact your phone is offering lower speeds connections I can see no difference.

Are you sure you haven't got something like mac address filtering switched on in the router ?

Maybe try changing the routers channel to 11 (or 1 as the phone is offering)

Software & Applications / Re: Screen refuses to stop blanking out.
« on: March 28, 2014, 04:48:45 pm »
Well fingers crossed I may  not need to check that output .. please let us know one way or the other.

See the edit above

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