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Re: Tutorial - Installing PeppermintOS Three on an Acer Aspire One AOA110L ZG5
« Reply #135 on: February 12, 2013, 01:02:12 am »
On an Acer Aspire One ?

If you followed stage 9 (on an AA1):
http://linuxforums.org.uk/index.php?topic=10313.msg76522#msg76522

your mic should be working ???

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Re: Tutorial - Installing PeppermintOS Three on an Acer Aspire One AOA110L ZG5
« Reply #136 on: February 12, 2013, 10:31:26 pm »
No, internal mike is dead as a doornail, though I've never seen a live one. Tried external mike on it BTW and got horrible distortion till I reduced those volume levels you specified. What worked for me was 32-100% mike boost, 37% capture (both sides, since it is stereo jack, and audiocity wants other side too), 66-77% digital. The mike boost would crazily autoset to 100% when Skype connected to a (test) call, and then had no other setting but 32% or 0, very strange. With 32% it was quite clear, 100% had a bit of distortion but manageable if the capture was turned down.

The on-board mike may be much less sensitive. It initially didn't work for over 1 year, then some update to Skype or benevolent spirits fixed it?

Re: the fan running all the time- I fixed that too, but it isn't necessary to enter commands for temp. If people installed Jupiter, the core temp is at the top when you click on it.

I noticed Cheese had alot of Gnome dependencies including Nautilus- we should prefer KDE programs rather than Gnome for size and efficiency, right?

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Re: Tutorial - Installing PeppermintOS Three on an Acer Aspire One AOA110L ZG5
« Reply #137 on: February 13, 2013, 01:06:57 am »
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I noticed Cheese had alot of Gnome dependencies including Nautilus- we should prefer KDE programs rather than Gnome for size and efficiency, right?

Most definitely NOT .. KDE apps will pull in more dependencies than Gnome apps .. but for now DO NOT install cheese, as you say the new version has nautilus as a dependency which may break Peppermint .. leave it with me for a few days and I'll see if it's possible to remove that dependency.

Meanwhile, you could try guvcview .. it doesn't work on my AA1 but my Peppermint install is now heavily modified.

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The mike boost would crazily autoset to 100% when Skype connected to a (test) call

Did you take the tick OUT of "Allow Skype to autiatically adjust my mixer levels" ?

in Skype is the Microphone sound device set to "PulseAudio server (local)" ?
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Re: Tutorial - Installing PeppermintOS Three on an Acer Aspire One AOA110L ZG5
« Reply #138 on: February 13, 2013, 06:44:01 pm »
OK, anyone that wants cheese in Peppermint 3 .. install it with the --no-install-recommends option .. as one of the recommends is nautilus, and you don't want that.

So to install cheese, open a terminal and run:
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Re: Tutorial - Installing PeppermintOS Three on an Acer Aspire One AOA110L ZG5
« Reply #139 on: February 13, 2013, 10:38:37 pm »
Hello Mark. Although everything seems to be running OK with Peppermint Three on my Acer, when I try to install the recommended updates I get error messages such as the following :

"debconf: unable to initialize frontend: Gnome
debconf: (Unable to load Gtk -- is libgtk2-perl installed?)
debconf: falling back to frontend: Dialog
(Reading database ... 132255 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace libpciaccess0 0.12.902-1 (using .../libpciaccess0_0.12.902-1ubuntu0.1_i386.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement libpciaccess0 ...
Setting up grub-pc (1.99-21ubuntu3.9) ...
debconf: unable to initialize frontend: Gnome
debconf: (Unable to load Gtk -- is libgtk2-perl installed?)
debconf: falling back to frontend: Dialog
/var/lib/dpkg/info/grub-pc.config: 35: /etc/default/grub: Syntax error: EOF in backquote substitution
dpkg: error processing grub-pc (--configure):
 subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 2
No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already
                                                              Setting up libpciaccess0 (0.12.902-1ubuntu0.1) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin ...
ldconfig deferred processing now taking place
Errors were encountered while processing:
 grub-pc
W: Waited for dpkg --assert-multi-arch but it wasn't there - dpkgGo (10: No child processes)
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
A package failed to install.  Trying to recover:
Setting up grub-pc (1.99-21ubuntu3.9) ...
debconf: unable to initialize frontend: Gnome
debconf: (Unable to load Gtk -- is libgtk2-perl installed?)
debconf: falling back to frontend: Dialog
/var/lib/dpkg/info/grub-pc.config: 35: /etc/default/grub: Syntax error: EOF in backquote substitution
dpkg: error processing grub-pc (--configure):
 subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 2
Errors were encountered while processing:
 grub-pc"

Any ideas what to do next ?

Many thanks in anticipation....

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Re: Tutorial - Installing PeppermintOS Three on an Acer Aspire One AOA110L ZG5
« Reply #140 on: February 13, 2013, 11:15:36 pm »
Try running:
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sudo apt-get install --reinstall libgtk2-perl
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sudo apt-get install -f
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sudo apt-get clean
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sudo apt-get update
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sudo apt-get upgrade

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Re: Tutorial - Installing PeppermintOS Three on an Acer Aspire One AOA110L ZG5
« Reply #141 on: February 14, 2013, 12:07:36 am »
I did as you requested, and got the following :

"greg@greg-AOA110 ~ $ sudo apt-get install --reinstall libgtk2-perl
[sudo] password for greg:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
  libcairo-perl libglib-perl libpango-perl
Suggested packages:
  libfont-freetype-perl libgtk2-perl-doc
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  libcairo-perl libglib-perl libgtk2-perl libpango-perl
0 upgraded, 4 newly installed, 0 to remove and 6 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
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Selecting previously unselected package libcairo-perl.
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Processing triggers for man-db ...
Setting up grub-pc (1.99-21ubuntu3.9) ...
/var/lib/dpkg/info/grub-pc.config: 35: /etc/default/grub: Syntax error: EOF in backquote substitution
dpkg: error processing grub-pc (--configure):
 subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 2
Setting up libcairo-perl (1.081-1build2) ...
No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already
                                                              Setting up libglib-perl (2:1.241-1) ...
Setting up libpango-perl (1.222-1build1) ...
Setting up libgtk2-perl (2:1.223-1build3) ...
Errors were encountered while processing:
 grub-pc
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
greg@greg-AOA110 ~ $ sudo apt-get install -f
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 6 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used.
Setting up grub-pc (1.99-21ubuntu3.9) ...
/var/lib/dpkg/info/grub-pc.config: 35: /etc/default/grub: Syntax error: EOF in backquote substitution
dpkg: error processing grub-pc (--configure):
 subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 2
Errors were encountered while processing:
 grub-pc
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
greg@greg-AOA110 ~ $ sudo apt-get clean
greg@greg-AOA110 ~ $ sudo apt-get update
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Re: Tutorial - Installing PeppermintOS Three on an Acer Aspire One AOA110L ZG5
« Reply #142 on: February 14, 2013, 12:38:22 am »
First make sure you have a Peppermint 3 LiveUSB .. just in case we need to reinstall grub after trying the things below.

First try this:
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sudo dpkg-reconfigure grub-pc

If you still get errors, try this:
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sudo apt-get remove --purge grub-pc
then
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sudo apt-get install grub-pc

Any errors ?
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Re: Tutorial - Installing PeppermintOS Three on an Acer Aspire One AOA110L ZG5
« Reply #143 on: February 14, 2013, 10:57:33 am »
Sorry about the delay getting back to you, Mark.

 I used the Peppermint 3 LiveUSB after pasting your instructions. I found it nigh impossible to re-install Grub, so decided to cut my losses and do a TOTAL Peppermint re-install, including any updates. Although I saved the error messages to Libre Writer, the re-install has obviously overwritten them. I recall one error message stating that grub was broken or missing components or some such information.

When I tried to post to the forum I was prompted for a Google email ID and password, which I do not use ?? That's why I chose a complete re-install. As far as I can tell, the install has worked OK, but I shall see what happens when I attempt to download the next recommended updates. It may be that my LiveUSB was corrupted from the outset.

Should it recur, I will save the error messages to another USB and post them. So please don't think I have set out to waste your time. Your support is fully appreciated ! So maybe my previous two posts can be deleted until the situation arises again ? (And perhaps you prefer us punters to show the Terminal output as attachments to our posts?)

As an aside, Firefox as part of the PP3 installation does not seem to activate the "Search" box in the middle of the screen (under the Firefox logo). One has to use the 'Paste and Go' option at the top of the screen. Not crucial, but such a workaround is a bit messy.

Many thanks agaain.....

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Re: Tutorial - Installing PeppermintOS Three on an Acer Aspire One AOA110L ZG5
« Reply #144 on: February 14, 2013, 12:40:55 pm »
If you mean like this:-


Just set

about:startpage

as your homepage.

Or (in Firefox) go to Edit>Preferences>General (tab) .. then click the Home Page>Restore to Default button
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Re: Tutorial - Installing PeppermintOS Three on an Acer Aspire One AOA110L ZG5
« Reply #145 on: February 15, 2013, 12:12:30 am »
Thank you Mark, but perhaps I wasn't clear about Firefox not being operational after installing Peppermint Three.

 I get the screen you showed, but clicking on the BLUE search box in the middle of the screen does not activate any search. I have to revert to the Search Bar Address at the top of the screen to search. The Search Box in the middle of the screen remains dormant.

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Re: Tutorial - Installing PeppermintOS Three on an Acer Aspire One AOA110L ZG5
« Reply #146 on: February 15, 2013, 03:11:39 am »
My apologies (I was wrong about - about:startpage) .. do this:

In the Firefox address bar enter:

about:config

Hit enter.

Click the "I'll be careful, I promise!" button.

In the search field enter:-

mstone

Right-click the:-

browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone

entry, and select:-

Reset

Close ALL instances of Firefox .. and restart it.

Now in the Firefox address bar, enter:-

about:home

and hit Enter.

Does the search box/button work now ?

If so, set about:home as your homepage (if you wish).
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Re: Tutorial - Installing PeppermintOS Three on an Acer Aspire One AOA110L ZG5
« Reply #147 on: February 15, 2013, 04:23:05 am »
Magic ! Mark, you are a LEGEND ! Firefox Search Box works beautifully ! A thousand thanks again, old mate !

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Hi mark

Am having problems installing peppermint os three on my Acer one running the old linpus os. I followed your steps of downloading the peppermint file then used the usb installer link. Step 1 is complete
I than plug the usb and turn on my acer and select f12 for boot options
I then select USB from three boot options
I then get a black screen with the message
SYSLINUX 4.03 2010-10-22 EDD Copyright (c) 1994-2010 H. Peter Anvin et al"

Please help..

Many thanks

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Hi waxi699, and welcome to the forum :)

When you turn on your AA1, and hit F12 to select the USB stick .. is the USB stick listed as:-

USB HDD (Hard Disk Drive)
or
USB FDD (Floppy Disk Drive)
?

If it's listed as a FDD, chances are you'll have to use a different USB stick .. the AA1 can be a bit fussy about some USB sticks.

There's a *small* chance that a different LiveUSB creator application will work, but it's unlikely :(

There's also chance that turning the Peppermint ISO image into an isohybrid image, then using cat/dd to put it on the USB stick might work .. but you'd need a Linux PC to do this (not Linpus).

By far the easiest solution is a different USB stick.

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