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General Discussion / Re: None USA Distributions
« on: Yesterday at 10:36:44 pm »
Hi flyerdave, and welcome to the forum...

PeppermintOS is British .. created right here in Cornwall :)

Or you can search distributions by country of origin on Distrowatch

Peppermint / Re: lost screen (Solved)
« on: January 19, 2017, 08:05:02 pm »
No problem Don :)

Here's the one for Peppermint 6 (I never did one for Peppermint 7)

You can get the Peppermint 6 32bit ISO image here:
md5 checksum = 6af065ab5fd5039cd2c8e5ac4538811e

Or you could try Peppermint 7 if you'd prefer ?

But if you really want the older Peppermint 3 for some reason:
Peppermint 3 32bit ISO image here:
md5 checksum = 0a29224b7b2a5c08f1febdb83e133bd6


Peppermint / Re: lost screen
« on: January 18, 2017, 11:40:28 am »
Okay, in the main menu go to:-

menu > Preferences > Peppermint Control Center

Select the "Window Manager" tab

and set

Number of workspaces: 2

Did that change the number of available workspaces on the bottom panel ? .. or are you saying the workspace switcher no longer exists at all on the bottom panel ?

If the workspace switcher is missing altogether...

Right-click on a blank space on the bottom panel, and select:-

Panel > Panel Preferences

then select the "Items" tab

Check if there's already a "Workspace Switcher" item.

If not, click the "Add (+)" button .. highlight the "Workspace Switcher" item, and click the "+ Add" button you should see a workspace switcher appear on the bottom panel) .. then click the "Close" button.

Back in the Panel Preferences window, highlight the "Workspace Switcher" item and use the UP/DOWN arrow buttons to move it to where you want it on the bottom panel.
(default is just above the "Notification Area" item)

Peppermint / Re: lost screen
« on: January 16, 2017, 09:08:49 pm »
Do you mean "Screens" (as in monitors), or "Workspaces" (as in the workspace switcher on the bottom panel) ?

Ubuntu / Re: Anacron job 'cron.daily' [SOLVED]
« on: January 15, 2017, 08:08:13 pm »
You're welcome Keith :)

Ubuntu / Re: Anacron job 'cron.daily'
« on: January 15, 2017, 02:04:17 pm »
The Ubuntu version (3.4) of the ttf-mscorefonts-installer is outdated and broken.

Download the version from the Peppermint PPA which is based on the Debian version (3.6) but packaged for Ubuntu .. here's a link:

If you're not sure how, open a terminal and run these commands in sequence:
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cd ~/Desktop
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sudo dpkg -i ttf-mscorefonts-installer_3.6+peppermint1_all.deb
once finished, you can delete the ttf-mscorefonts-installer_3.6+peppermint1_all.deb from your desktop

General Help & Advice / Re: The address wasn't understood
« on: January 15, 2017, 02:00:38 pm »
Nice .. thanks for the solution :)

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sudo apt-get clean
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sudo apt-get update
now what's the output from:
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sudo apt-get install vlc

General Help & Advice / Re: PLEASE help me load Linux onto a Dell laptop
« on: January 11, 2017, 06:51:52 pm »
Okay run:
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sudo apt-get remove usb-imagewriter
then try again

General Help & Advice / Re: Strange problem with DE's
« on: January 10, 2017, 10:09:23 pm »
I personally can't help much with this .. I don't know enough about KDE :-[

General Help & Advice / Re: PLEASE help me load Linux onto a Dell laptop
« on: January 08, 2017, 12:37:55 am »
Okay, on your Mint netbook

Download this file
and put it on your DESKTOP

Now open a terminal and run:
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cd ~/Desktop
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sudo dpkg -i mintstick_1.1.8_all.deb
enter your passwrd when prompted, and hit enter.

Once that's finished, post the output from:
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dpkg -l | grep mintstick


Peppermint / Re: peppermint 7, 32bit or 64bit on Dell D531
« on: January 06, 2017, 09:58:36 pm »
Glad you're enjoying it :)

There may be updates, have you clicked the "Shield" by your clock ? .. but even when there are updates they install VERY quickly by Windows standards, they're never going to install without your say so, and no multiple reboots between update "batches" :)
In fact NO reboots after updates .. a kernel update requires a single reboot to load the new kernel but the system will happily keep using the old one until you shut down for the night, and the new kernel will load next morning, and when I say "load" I don't mean "install" , non of that "Please wait whilst Windows installs your updates" annoyance :)

General Discussion / Re: prospective linux user
« on: January 05, 2017, 08:20:05 pm »
You you should be back to where you were before .. but probably a long time before (default, how the panel came out of the box) ;)

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