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Networking / Re: No Wifi Dell Inspiron 1545
« on: July 02, 2014, 01:30:28 pm »
Can youpost the output from running  these commands in a terminal please:
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sudo lshw -C network
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rfkill list

If I were you, I'd boot to the Peppermint 5 LiveCD/LiveUSB .. then (after backing up any user data) use Gparted to delete all partitions on the hard drive .. then reinstall Peppermint using the default settings.

News and Reviews / Quick Look - Peppermint 5 slideshow
« on: July 02, 2014, 10:12:04 am »

Kendall should (quite rightly) be pleased with what's written on slide 10 :)

New Users / Re: Ethernet sharing via wifi on an old Imac.
« on: July 02, 2014, 09:58:37 am »
OK, there ARE proprietary drivers available .. dunno if they'll help, but do you want to give them a try ?

If so, run:
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sudo apt install build-essential linux-headers-generic dkms
OK, that's the build prerequisites installed, now for the drive:-

First we need to check that the "restricted" repo is enabled .. go to
menu > Preferences > Software & Updates
and on the "Peppermint Software" tab, make sure
Proprietary drivers for devices (restricted)
is ticked .. then close that window.

Now back in the terminal run:
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sudo apt update
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sudo apt install bcmwl-kernel-source
then unload the b43 wireless drivers with
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sudo modprobe -r b43
and load the wl driver with
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sudo modprobe wl
then post the output from
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sudo lshw -C network
back here

then reboot

then post the output from:
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sudo lshw -C network
again .. so I can see if the wl drivers were indeed being used, and if they survived a reboot.

Hardware / Re: USB mouse remains on after computer shutdown.
« on: July 02, 2014, 09:34:31 am »
Is there any BIOS options for "Wake from keyboard" etc.

These also keep input devices powered, so movement can cause a resume .. though that doesn't really explain why it doesn't do it under windows.

No it's not going to harm your PC .. in fact as previously suggested, PC's rarely completely shut down these days, they just go into a low form of standby.

Hardware / Re: USB mouse remains on after computer shutdown.
« on: July 02, 2014, 09:06:41 am »
Is there anything in your BIOS that mentions "ErP/EuP Ready" ?

If so, try setting it to "Enabled".

@ VinDSL .. which version of Chromiuum .. Aura/Non-Aura ?
and which flashplayer .. Adobe or Pepperflash ?

@spence .. you call that "harmoniously", I'd have said "chaotically" and a good example of why there ARE traffic lights etc. :)

Mesmerising to watch though.

In chromium, clcik the little 3 bar icon, then go to "Settings" .. scroll to the bottom and click "Show advanced settings" .. scroll down a bit and clcik "manage saved passwords"

Is anything listed under "Never Saved" ?

OK, let's try reinstalling GRUB from the Peppermint 5 LiveCD/LiveUSB .. Peppermint 5's / appears to  be on /dev/sda1 you don't appear to have a separate /boot partition, and there's only one hard drive, so follow the instructions below.

Boot to the Peppermint 5 LiveCD/LiveUSB  .. and select "Try Peppermint"

Once at the desktop, open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run these commands in sequence:
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sudo mount /dev/sda1 /mnt
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for i in /dev /dev/pts /proc /sys /run; do sudo mount -B $i /mnt$i; done
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sudo chroot /mnt
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grub-install --recheck /dev/sda
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now exit the chroot environment with Ctrl+D

Now shut down the PC .. remove the LiveCD/LiveUSB .. boot normally to the hard drive.

Software & Applications / Re: How to remove Transmission?
« on: July 02, 2014, 05:31:44 am »
Yes, it's actually called transmission-gtk :)

The asterisk is just a "wild card" .. so
apt purge transmission*

Would purge every package whos name starts with "transmission"
such as

apt purge *transmission
would purge anything that's name ENDS with transmission
such as

Networking / Re: Internet Disabled when I suspend the Computer.
« on: July 01, 2014, 06:47:52 pm »
Great news .. no point fixing it if it's no longer broken ..

That's some distinguished company you've placed us amongst, it's good to hear you're enjoying Peppermint :)

You're most welcome :)

If you now consider this solved, can you please remember to mark the topic so .. you can do this by editing the FIRST posting in the topic and changing:-

Subject: Saving passwords while using Chromium browser (SOLVED)

Thanks in advance :)

New Users / Re: New member with printer question (Solved)
« on: July 01, 2014, 06:20:37 pm »
YES .. instructions would be exactly the same :)

Is it not saving passwords for ANY site .. or just SOME ?

Some websites tell the browser to set "Autocomplete=off" .. the browser will then not offer to save your password.

There is a Chrome/Chromium extension that automatically toggles "Autocomplete=on" when visiting one of these sites

Here it is:

see if that helps.

New Users / Re: Rotate / Flip / Invert Display
« on: July 01, 2014, 04:22:51 pm »
Intel GMA500 (Poulsbo) drivers have always been a PITA in Linux .. they're licensed to Intel by Imagination Tech who own the PowerVR technology and they won't release Linux drivers so it was left to the community to devlope some drivers that "kinda" work.

Apparently "rotate" isn't implimented in the open source drivers:

So I think you're stuck :(

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