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Hardware / can i adjust the sensitivity off the touchpad?
« on: May 19, 2019, 10:20:42 am »
i have some problems with my touchpad. jumpy cursor syndrome.
especially when typing the cursor suddenly is in another sentence/line and i am typing somewhere else.
it is a problem with more types off Dell laptops (look for jumpy cursor Dell and you find many topic in de windows corner after going up in windows versions)
so can i adjust the sensitivity off the touchpad?

this is the output of
toplab@toplab--E6320 ~ $ xinput --list
⎡ Virtual core pointer                       id=2   [master pointer  (3)]
⎜   ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer                 id=4   [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ HID 04d9:0499                              id=10   [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ AlpsPS/2 ALPS DualPoint TouchPad           id=13   [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ AlpsPS/2 ALPS DualPoint Stick              id=14   [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎣ Virtual core keyboard                      id=3   [master keyboard (2)]
    ↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard                id=5   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Power Button                               id=6   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Video Bus                                  id=7   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Power Button                               id=8   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Sleep Button                               id=9   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Dell WMI hotkeys                           id=11   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard               id=12   [slave  keyboard (3)]
toplab@toplab--E6320 ~ $

Software & Applications / pinta keeps craching
« on: March 23, 2019, 11:27:01 am »
Hello All
until now i am very satisfied with peppermint 9, but one thing i still don't have a solution
on windows i used photofilter free for simple adjustments.
like size, and putting some text onto it.
gimp is to much, and pinta seemed perfect, but it starts up, can load a picture but when i choose , for example, the text icoon, the program craches.

maybe someone can point me to a program like pinta that will work with peppermint, that would be a option to
hope someone has a solution

Software & Applications / outlook mail certificate problem
« on: February 04, 2019, 04:24:14 am »
when peppermint showed there were updates i let it update but after a reboot thunderbird mail and firefox had problems.
thunderbird gave a message that the certificate from outlook was outdated and if i would overwrite the settings.
at that time, i wanted to look on internet what this was, i could not establish a connection .
i did a search, that went well, but when i clickt on a website the connection was block t.

after i agreed with the overwriting settings all was normal again.

from the 3 peppermint machines there was only 1 with this problem after the recent updates
(all use thunderbird mail and firefox, all are peppermint 9 64 bits)

did i do something wrong with accepting the overwrite?

Hello All.
today i had a kind of BSOD in my mind.
one off my dual boot with win10 and in this case Ubuntu gave me a grub problem after the 1809 update from windows.

tried to boot with a other lightweight distro and found out that the Linux partition had no label than empty unused space.
bugger  :o
i was planning to remove the ubuntu for a peppermint 9, but not now.
so the pc is installing peppermint 9 right now, but this makes me wonder, is there a rescue cd/usb option somewhere in peppermint?
ore what do you use to be ready for these kinds of problems?
i have another pc that will have the win10 update to, again with dual boot and in this case peppermint.

so what can i do to make sure that when win10 messes the system up i can recover from that?

Hardware / usb mouse selects without touching select button
« on: November 28, 2018, 05:21:13 am »
my dell 6320 has only 1 usb port.
when i work with the mouse sometime it selects everything the mouse pointer goes over without touching the left mousebutton.
clicking will not stop it, only touching the touchpad ore clicking with the left touchpad button
i suspect somekind of irq problem with the usb and touchpad, but i can't put the mouse in a other usb port.
i have to find and try another mouse, but maybe someone recognizes this?

I would like to mention an observation with installations based on the 18lts ubuntu version.
i use older gear, (minimal 4 gig memory and dual core cpu) laptops and desktops and experience huge problems with bootable USB and DVD disks.
ubuntu, lubuntu, linux light, and also peppermint 9 will come to the bootmenu screen, but after that, choosing trying the distro, ore installing the distro i get a kernel panic.
tried all of these distro's with 32 an 64 bits, tried rufus for the USB stick creation but it will not help.

BUT!!!!.  a version of robolinux based on the 16lts, and now peppermint 8 (64 bits) will start up to, just like puppy linux.

in this case ( and another) the problems are on a hp/compaq  office desktop with pentium dual core that in an earlier stage worked with linux before (16lts linux light)

so i hope that i can upgrade peppermint 8 to 9 later on, but its strange that all this goes wrong right now, and it would be a shame that thoose who would try it for the first time would get disappointed  at boot already

Did 2 installations on older laptops.
acer extensa 5230E with 4 gig memory, no problems so far, fast installation.
the elitebook with 4 Gig internal memory was a little problem machine. installation had more problems that started finding the right way to boot a medium like cd ore USB stick.
in some cases the boot up would hang and two lightes with locks would flash
succes was when i made a bootable sdcard to use in the intern SD card reader.
you have to be patient with both after bootup.
the screen with bootoptions seems to stay forever but after some time it will go on with the proces

Installation / (CLOSED) slower starting peppermint 9
« on: September 10, 2018, 05:59:03 am »
Sinds i installed peppermint 9 there were some kernel updates and now i have the feeling  the startup is getting slower, and i mean the time between power on and the login screen.
i did read a topic about a slow starting system and tried the following option
sudo dmesg | grep -i "error\|warn\|fail"

and this was the result
[    0.084903] acpi PNP0A08:00: _OSC failed (AE_ERROR); disabling ASPM
[    1.120746] i8042: Warning: Keylock active
[    1.130593] RAS: Correctable Errors collector initialized.
[    5.893508] random: 7 urandom warning(s) missed due to ratelimiting
[   11.576939] EXT4-fs (sda6): re-mounted. Opts: errors=remount-ro
[   31.371990] ACPI Warning: SystemIO range 0x0000000000000428-0x000000000000042F conflicts with OpRegion 0x0000000000000400-0x000000000000047F (\PMIO) (20170831/utaddress-247)
[   31.372002] ACPI Warning: SystemIO range 0x0000000000000540-0x000000000000054F conflicts with OpRegion 0x0000000000000500-0x0000000000000563 (\GPIO) (20170831/utaddress-247)
[   31.372017] ACPI Warning: SystemIO range 0x0000000000000530-0x000000000000053F conflicts with OpRegion 0x0000000000000500-0x0000000000000563 (\GPIO) (20170831/utaddress-247)
[   31.372023] ACPI Warning: SystemIO range 0x0000000000000500-0x000000000000052F conflicts with OpRegion 0x0000000000000500-0x0000000000000563 (\GPIO) (20170831/utaddress-247)

i am using kernel 4.15.0-33-generic

are their things that have to be  dealt with?

New Users / thank you for this OS
« on: August 06, 2018, 02:41:04 am »
from the Netherlands, completely done with MS win10 after the upgrade 1803 i decided to make a switch to linux
the last 10 years i tried  ubuntu and some derivates, and linux light and peppermint were the best choices for me.
peppermint won with its MS office online integration because for my work i have to do office work that others can open again in word.
if i can get the last problems solved it will be a great OS

as a hint, i think a lot off people would make the switch easier when some things could made be easier.
like you have mozebackup for windows to migrate thunderbird mail and firefox data to another windows computer.
now you can sync firefox with a new tool, but i havent found it for thunderbird and have to manually move my contacts

but thank you for this OS

somehow in firefox and thunderbird i am not able to install the language dictionary add on so that it works.
it appears in the addon tab, but when i want to switch it is not appearing in the list
i mean right click on a word, > language.
there is only standing english, but installing Dutch and german will show them in the addon manager, but not in the list mentiont above.
tried to download and install, but it does not work.

what am i doing wrong?

Hello all there.
a dual boot install on a dell latitude E6320 with i5 cpu.
tried different kinds off linux where peppermint and linux light came up at best for me.
peppermint did win because off the integration of Microsoft online..

some issues are
i can't setup the touchpad to automatically stop when using a usb mouse

why would i want that? because when typing the cursor suddenly is standing somewhere else.
but else works like a charme

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