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Re: Tutorial - Installing PeppermintOS Three on an Acer Aspire One AOA110L ZG5
« Reply #90 on: December 09, 2012, 04:35:19 pm »
Many thanks - if I'm allowed I know what to do!

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Re: Tutorial - Installing PeppermintOS Three on an Acer Aspire One AOA110L ZG5
« Reply #91 on: December 15, 2012, 06:34:28 pm »
Hi Mark

Many thanks for all your help so far the tutorial has been great so far so good.

I am having problems with the wifi settings and since installing the peppermint three program my little orange light no longer comes on and offers me the option of wifi can you help please.

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Re: Tutorial - Installing PeppermintOS Three on an Acer Aspire One AOA110L ZG5
« Reply #92 on: December 15, 2012, 07:19:52 pm »
The wifi (orange) light only comes on (flickers) when data is being exchanged with your router .. so until you set up a wireless connection it won't light up.

Can I suggest you first shut down the AA1, then whilst turned off remove the battery AND the power lead .. now press the on/off button to discharge any remaining charge in the motherboard .. now reconnect the battery and power lead and boot Peppermint.

At NO time mess with the wireless switch on the front of the AA1.

When booted, right-click the NetworkManager icon by the clock (may look like 2 cables Plugged together) .. is there an option to "Enable Wireless" .. and is it ticked ?
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Re: Tutorial - Installing PeppermintOS Three on an Acer Aspire One AOA110L ZG5
« Reply #93 on: December 15, 2012, 07:57:50 pm »
Hi Mark

I have followeed your last instructions and Enable networking is ticked and also Enable Wireless is ticked.

Hope this helps

Roy

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Re: Tutorial - Installing PeppermintOS Three on an Acer Aspire One AOA110L ZG5
« Reply #94 on: December 15, 2012, 08:07:47 pm »
If you left-click the same NetworkManager icon is your routers SSID (network name) listed ?

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Re: Tutorial - Installing PeppermintOS Three on an Acer Aspire One AOA110L ZG5
« Reply #95 on: December 15, 2012, 08:17:28 pm »
I have now got all my connections back as normal so that is fantastic.

just 1 other question for you if that's ok.

I have now completed the install of peppermint three and it is great far better than the old syatem I was running. The only bit i can't get to do is the power saving option that will give the bolt looking icon on the bottom bar to increase the battery life etc any ideas? and do I need any other software to get word/excel etc and also any anti virus software not sure if and what I need I currently have Avast on my home computer.

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Re: Tutorial - Installing PeppermintOS Three on an Acer Aspire One AOA110L ZG5
« Reply #96 on: December 15, 2012, 08:21:53 pm »
Word and Excel are Microsoft applications so won't run on Linux .. but if you followed the tutorial, you should have LibreOffice "Writer" and "Calc" installed .. they can read/write Word/Excel documents.

LibreOffice Writer and Calc are more up to date versions of the OpenOffice Writer and Calc that came with Linpus Lite .. but with better Microsoft Office compatibility

This is Linux, not Windows .. no need for antivirus/antimalware software ;)

What problem did you have with the Jupiter power manager instructions ?
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Re: Tutorial - Installing PeppermintOS Three on an Acer Aspire One AOA110L ZG5
« Reply #97 on: December 15, 2012, 08:24:05 pm »
It flagged up a message to say something along the lines of can't install/read the E: but I did not have any usb or any other devices connected.

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Re: Tutorial - Installing PeppermintOS Three on an Acer Aspire One AOA110L ZG5
« Reply #98 on: December 15, 2012, 08:29:01 pm »
OK, open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run these 3 commands:
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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/jupiter
then
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sudo apt-get update
then
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sudo apt-get install jupiter

Any errors, copy and paste them back here.

If no errors .. reboot, and you should see the lightning icon by the system clock.
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Re: Tutorial - Installing PeppermintOS Three on an Acer Aspire One AOA110L ZG5
« Reply #99 on: December 15, 2012, 08:56:47 pm »
Mark

Once again many thanks for all your help. All the peppermint three elements are now installed and working great.

I relly couldn't of done it without your assistance

Cheers Roy :)

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Re: Tutorial - Installing PeppermintOS Three on an Acer Aspire One AOA110L ZG5
« Reply #100 on: December 15, 2012, 08:59:52 pm »
You're welcome :) .. enjoy your AA1's new lease of life, and if/when you have any questions feel free to ask.
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Re: Tutorial - Installing PeppermintOS Three on an Acer Aspire One AOA110L ZG5
« Reply #101 on: December 31, 2012, 01:01:03 pm »
Registered to express my thanks to Mark for his excellent tutorial.  Just finished the transformation of my AA1 from Linpus to Peppermint3 following the instructions, great result.
Battery removal solved my wireless problems :)
For information to others, my Intenso 8GB USB stick would not work with any combination of formatting or USB creator (USB FDD problem).
Changed to a Dane Elec 2GB and worked first time with LinuxLive USB Creator.
This may inspire me to put Ubuntu server on another spare laptop and have a go at setting up a webserver :-\
Once again Mark, thanks for an excellent tutorial.

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Re: Tutorial - Installing PeppermintOS Three on an Acer Aspire One AOA110L ZG5
« Reply #102 on: December 31, 2012, 01:07:26 pm »
Hi Woodie, and welcome to the forum :)

You're more than welcome .. and thanks for taking the time to register and leave feedback.

Always nice to hear that it helped.



I wouldn't go with the "Server" edition of Ubuntu, unless you're comfortable with the Linux command line .. the server edition has no GUI desktop environment.

Use the "Desktop" edition instead .. it can do everything the server edition can do .. just slightly slower because of the added weight of the desktop environment.
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Re: Tutorial - Installing PeppermintOS Three on an Acer Aspire One AOA110L ZG5
« Reply #103 on: December 31, 2012, 01:34:05 pm »
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I wouldn't go with the "Server" edition of Ubuntu, unless you're comfortable with the Linux command line .. the server edition has no GUI desktop environment.


I would disagree on this one. Running a webserver (once set up) would just chug along, without further intervention.
Just set up ssh and install Webmin and away you go with managing it remotely in your browser of choice (in a GUI environment)

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Re: Tutorial - Installing PeppermintOS Three on an Acer Aspire One AOA110L ZG5
« Reply #104 on: December 31, 2012, 01:58:15 pm »
You're righ of course .. if it's ONLY going to be used as a webserver .. and yes webmin would be the way to go for ease of admin tasks.

Really I was just drawing his attention to the fact that "server" doesn't have a GUI DE by default ;)
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