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General Discussion / Re: Best Browser
« on: February 26, 2019, 03:10:57 am »
To get my own two cents worth in here, I've taken up to using both Vivaldi and Falkon as a matter of course.

Vivaldi, written by those who first wrote Opera, works just fine with google pages and such.  And does not use as much RAM as either Chromium or Firefox.

The main reason I use Falkon is because of the 2 GB RAM limitation on my netbook.  If I use Vivaldi, Chromium, or Firefox on that netbook, it runs painfully slow because of the RAM burden.  But Falkon uses way less RAM, which works out well on that one netbook.

I prefer all the features of Vivaldi.  Falkon, of course, lacks the same amount of bells and whistles.  But it works surprisingly well on most pages I've ever ever tried it on.

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Development / ICE with Falkon or Midori?
« on: February 02, 2019, 03:56:21 am »
Any plans to allow ICE to work with either of the lightweight browsers Falkon or Midori?

Both those browsers lack the bells and whistles of Chromium, Firefox, or VIvaldi.  On the other hand, I used those two rather a lot on my Samsung Netbook with its maxed out 2GB RAM.

Anyway, just a thought.  I thought it would be nice if ICE could be made to work with those light weight browsers.

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Software & Applications / Re: How do you run Bluetooth anyway? [SOLVED]
« on: February 02, 2019, 03:45:05 am »
Hi, All...

Should've posted this sooner, but I've been busy and/or chronically stunned.    ::)

But anyway...

I ended up buying a USB BlueTooth adaptor.  It works just fine.  As soon as I opened up the BlueTooth manager with that adaptor plugged in everything worked!

Huzzah!

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Hardware / Re: Questions concerning a new SSD installation
« on: January 20, 2019, 01:48:43 am »
The installer should do the whole thing for you.  I put an SSD in a notebook I've got and the installer did the the whole works for me pretty as you please.

No need to do anything special, really.  Just so long as you can boot up with the ISO (CD, DVD or USB stick), you should be fine...

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Unfortunately, that little netbook is already at maximum RAM capacity.  Oh well.  As I said, it was a freebie, so I ought not complain about it...

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Software & Applications / Re: How do you run Bluetooth anyway?
« on: January 20, 2019, 01:41:38 am »
Hi Bigoeuf:

I'll look into that, but I think my best bet might just buying an adaptor.  I have a laptop (well, two if you include the old one), a netbook, and a desktop.

So I figure that would be the easiest way for me to use Bluetooth devices.  I'll just need to price them out around here...


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Software & Applications / Re: How do you run Bluetooth anyway?
« on: January 20, 2019, 01:38:05 am »
Oh well, can't have everything, I guess.

I'll look around to see what's available around here in the way of a Bluetooth adaptor.

At least I could use that on between more than one machine.

A skinflint?  Moi?  No, never.  No!  Yes.  A bit...   ;)

No sign of a Bluetooth chip there I'm afraid  :(

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So, what should I be looking for to say yae or nay to having Bluetooth?

All you need is a usb Bluetooth dongle something like this

https://www.amazon.co.uk/BESIGN-Bluetooth-Dongle-Adapter-Windows/dp/B01CLJNDAQ/ref=sr_1_4_sspa?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1547918611&sr=1-4-spons&keywords=bluetooth+dongle&psc=1


Good luck

Graeme

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Software & Applications / Re: How do you run Bluetooth anyway?
« on: January 19, 2019, 11:57:37 am »
Hi, pin & emegra:

Clearly I did not know that Bluetooth is not a common thing in laptops.

Anyway, here is the lspci output from my netbook.  I'll have to look at my ThinkPad a bit later, as I'm at the University at the moment.  So, what should I be looking for to say yae or nay to having Bluetooth?

Thanks for your time!

Code: lspci output [Select]
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Atom Processor D4xx/D5xx/N4xx/N5xx DMI Bridge
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Atom Processor D4xx/D5xx/N4xx/N5xx Integrated Graphics Controller
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Atom Processor D4xx/D5xx/N4xx/N5xx Integrated Graphics Controller
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family PCI Express Port 2 (rev 02)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family PCI Express Port 3 (rev 02)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family PCI Express Port 4 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB controller: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB controller: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation NM10 Family LPC Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family SMBus Controller (rev 02)
05:00.0 Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)
09:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller

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Software & Applications / Re: How do you run Bluetooth anyway?
« on: January 19, 2019, 03:49:34 am »
Unfortunately, most of those menu items, when I run the Bluetooth manager are greyed out.

The only things not greyed out and usable are the menu items "view" and "help".  And everything on the toolbar is greyed out.

I didn't see anything mentioning Bluetooth in my inxi -F output (below).

So either I don't have a Bluetooth adaptor, or, I just don't know how to activate it.

Is there some way I can figure out if I even have one or not?
And if I do one that's not running, how do I switch it on?

Thanks for your time, emegra

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System:    Host: user-ThinkPad-T430s Kernel: 4.15.0-43-generic x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: N/A
           Distro: Peppermint Nine
Machine:   Device: laptop System: LENOVO product: 2356CU8 v: ThinkPad T430s serial: N/A
           Mobo: LENOVO model: 2356CU8 serial: N/A UEFI: LENOVO v: G7ET95WW (2.55 ) date: 07/10/2013
Battery    BAT0: charge: 32.0 Wh 83.6% condition: 38.3/38.9 Wh (99%)
           hidpp__0: charge: 70% condition: NA/NA Wh
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i5-3320M (-MT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB
           clock speeds: max: 3300 MHz 1: 1318 MHz 2: 1589 MHz 3: 1278 MHz 4: 1539 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 ) drivers: modesetting (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1600x900@60.00hz
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ivybridge Mobile version: 4.2 Mesa 18.0.5
Audio:     Card Intel 7 Series/C216 Family High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-43-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection driver: e1000e
           IF: enp0s25 state: down mac: 3c:97:0e:c1:1f:0f
           Card-2: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 [Taylor Peak] driver: iwlwifi
           IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: a4:4e:31:41:9f:94
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 180.0GB (52.4% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: INTEL_SSDSC2BW18 size: 180.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 164G used: 88G (57%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 47.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 3073
Info:      Processes: 210 Uptime: 7:10 Memory: 1081.8/7795.6MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.56

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Software & Applications / How do you run Bluetooth anyway? [SOLVED]
« on: January 19, 2019, 01:17:51 am »
Hi, All.

I recently bought a Bluetooth speaker.  Just because.

Thing is, I've never used Bluetooth before.

Someone quickly showed me how to connect it using his phone.

I have the general idea about searching for a Bluetooth device, but I can't seem to duplicate this process on my laptop...   :'(

Anyway, if someone could help clue me in on how to use Bluetooth, that would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

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New Users / Re: icons only in the taskbar in peppermint os 9 respin
« on: January 19, 2019, 12:48:03 am »
If you mean in the space where it shows what's running, that's simple. With an item open, right-click on the space between the launchers (media player is the last one by default) and the open item. When the menu pops up, select "Properties." If you did this correctly, the box that comes up will say "Window Buttons" up top. Under Appearance, uncheck next to "Show button labels." If you do this, you'll have icons only in that area.

I myself did not know this!

Cool!    8)

I'll be sure to do that on my wee netbook where the labels look rather messy when I open too many apps.

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Well, that resizing menu thingy works!
Never noticed it before, oddly enough, thanks for the tip!

As for the Dropbox error, such that it was, I think that was just me being chronically stunned late at night.   ::)

Thanks again for the tips!

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It is a decent little machine.  The only RAM issue is running Google or Firefox at the same time as another app.

But I found if I use Falkon instead, that leaves more memory open.

I also got the SSD at what I think is a good price; about C$50 (probably about 28 to 30).

It's more than enough for that netbook and the use I put it through anyway...

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I thought I'd posted this before, but looks like I did not.

A friend, who knows I'm a sucker for freebies, gave it to me when he bought a newer computer for himself.

The only modification I made was adding that SSD, mostly to see if I could improve its lifespan.

I was kind of proud of myself for installing that SSD all on my lonesome after watching a YouTube vid on how to do so.

I use this netbook frequently because it's small enough to leave in my cubbyhole of a locker at university and save me lugging around my larger laptop on the bus more often than I need to.

It's not the newest and bestest, of course.  But I repaired it nicely (read: out with Windows, and in with Peppermint!) and it's more than adequate for what I use it for.  Namely, downloading and/or typing academic stuff onto Dropbox and/or a USB stick while I'm at the university, to be used elsewhere.

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System:    Host: malcolm-N150P-N210P-N220P Kernel: 4.15.0-43-generic x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: N/A
           Distro: Peppermint Nine
Machine:   Device: laptop System: SAMSUNG product: N150P/N210P/N220P serial: N/A
           Mobo: SAMSUNG model: N150P/N210P/N220P serial: N/A
           BIOS: Phoenix v: 01KY.M008.20100430.RHU date: 04/30/2010
Battery    BAT1: charge: 6.7 Wh 100.0% condition: 6.7/48.8 Wh (14%)
CPU:       Single core Intel Atom N450 (-MT-) cache: 512 KB
           clock speeds: max: 1667 MHz 1: 1367 MHz 2: 1295 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Atom Processor D4xx/D5xx/N4xx/N5xx Integrated Graphics Controller
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 ) drivers: intel (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1024x600@60.04hz
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Pineview M version: 1.4 Mesa 18.0.5
Audio:     Card Intel NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-43-generic
Network:   Card-1: Qualcomm Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) driver: ath9k
           IF: wlp5s0 state: up mac: 78:e4:00:68:e0:d2
           Card-2: Marvell 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller driver: sky2
           IF: enp9s0 state: down mac: 00:24:54:a3:21:e1
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 120.0GB (9.0% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WDS120G2G0A size: 120.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 109G used: 9.3G (9%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/dm-0
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 1.02GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/dm-1
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 52.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 184 Uptime: 37 min Memory: 906.4/1983.5MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.56

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Hello again, PCNetSpec...

I was surprised how fast it was first time out.

Especially for a refurbished machine.

I guess because of all that, the installation process for Peppermint was likewise very fast.

It also came with 'Windoze' 10.  >:(

Needless to say, that was the first thing to go!   :P

And since it was refurbished, `tis also much, much cheaper than a lot of new machines out there.

Anyway, I likes it, I does!
 ;D

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