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Re: peppermint 3 on a Desktop with vista
« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2013, 10:54:40 pm »
Mark this is what is showing.




peppermint@peppermint ~ $ cp -v /etc/apt/sources.list ~/sources.list.backup
`/etc/apt/sources.list' -> `/home/peppermint/sources.list.backup'
peppermint@peppermint ~ $ sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

(gedit:3426): Gtk-WARNING **: Attempting to store changes into `/root/.local/share/recently-used.xbel', but failed: Failed to create file '/root/.local/share/recently-used.xbel.I1U9TW': No such file or directory

(gedit:3426): Gtk-WARNING **: Attempting to set the permissions of `/root/.local/share/recently-used.xbel', but failed: No such file or directory














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Re: peppermint 3 on a Desktop with vista
« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2013, 10:56:54 pm »
Ignore those warnings and carry on with the instructions.
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Re: peppermint 3 on a Desktop with vista
« Reply #17 on: March 21, 2013, 11:11:19 pm »
Mark this is what i,m getting back in terminal, Was I supposed to place code in terminal or not?
opened software sources but it would not let me edit, maybe I,m doing something wrong or misunderstood your instruction.

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Re: peppermint 3 on a Desktop with vista
« Reply #18 on: March 21, 2013, 11:14:37 pm »
NO .. those are only warnings (NOT errors) .. gedit should have opened /etc/apt/sources.list

it's safe to ignore those warnings, as long as gedit opens.

did gedit open ?

if so, carry on with the instructions and IGNORE those warnings.
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Re: peppermint 3 on a Desktop with vista
« Reply #19 on: March 21, 2013, 11:38:17 pm »
# /etc/apt/sources.list

# deb cdrom:[Peppermint 3 _Three_ - Release i386 (20120423)]/ precise main multiverse restricted universe
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-security main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates main restricted universe multiverse

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Re: peppermint 3 on a Desktop with vista
« Reply #20 on: March 21, 2013, 11:42:45 pm »
OK, let's do this one step at a time .. but refresh the webpage often whilst awaiting a response.

Close ALL open applications (if asked if you want to save, select close without saving.

When you'r at the desktop .. open a terminal and run:
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sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

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Re: peppermint 3 on a Desktop with vista
« Reply #21 on: March 21, 2013, 11:46:30 pm »
Yes Mark.

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Re: peppermint 3 on a Desktop with vista
« Reply #22 on: March 21, 2013, 11:50:07 pm »
OK, make it read:-

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# deb cdrom:[Peppermint 3 _Three_ - Release i386 (20120423)]/ precise main multiverse restricted universe

# See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
# newer versions of the distribution.
deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise main restricted
deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise main restricted

## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
## distribution.
deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates main restricted
deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates main restricted

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team. Also, please note that software in universe WILL NOT receive any
## review or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise universe
deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise universe
deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates universe
deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates universe

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
## multiverse WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu
## security team.
deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise multiverse
deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise multiverse
deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates multiverse
deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates multiverse

## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review
## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-backports main restricted universe multiverse
deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-backports main restricted universe multiverse

deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-security main restricted
deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-security main restricted
deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-security universe
deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-security universe
deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-security multiverse
deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-security multiverse

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Canonical's
## 'partner' repository.
## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by Canonical and the
## respective vendors as a service to Ubuntu users.
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu precise partner
deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu precise partner

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Ubuntu's
## 'extras' repository.
## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by third-party
## developers who want to ship their latest software.
deb http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise main
deb-src http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise main
(probably easiest to copy everything from above and paste it into gedit, overwriting what's already there)

Then click the SAVE button.

did it save ?

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Re: peppermint 3 on a Desktop with vista
« Reply #23 on: March 22, 2013, 12:40:27 am »
Generally both Skype and Google hangouts work flawlessly on Ubuntu, so once you get Skype installed you should be ok. In the meantime, try Google hangouts, IMHO they're better ... :)

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Re: peppermint 3 on a Desktop with vista
« Reply #24 on: March 22, 2013, 02:22:07 pm »
Hi guy,s thank you both once again, I now have Skype and Thunderbird installed. All I need to do is get my Keyboard to behave and type in English UK format.
I,ll go back over Marks previous instructions, and see what happens from there.
Cheers all,I owe you.
Regards Eddie. ;D 



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Re: peppermint 3 on a Desktop with vista
« Reply #25 on: March 22, 2013, 02:58:43 pm »
What's the contents of:
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gedit /etc/default/keyboard
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Re: peppermint 3 on a Desktop with vista
« Reply #26 on: March 22, 2013, 03:07:08 pm »
I see what you mean Mark, This is the output in Terminal

# Check /usr/share/doc/keyboard-configuration/README.Debian for
# documentation on what to do after having modified this file.

# The following variables describe your keyboard and can have the same
# values as the XkbModel, XkbLayout, XkbVariant and XkbOptions options
# in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.

XKBMODEL="pc105"
XKBLAYOUT="us"
XKBVARIANT=""
XKBOPTIONS=""

# If you don't want to use the XKB layout on the console, you can
# specify an alternative keymap.  Make sure it will be accessible
# before /usr is mounted.
# KMAP=/etc/console-setup/defkeymap.kmap.gz

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Re: peppermint 3 on a Desktop with vista
« Reply #27 on: March 22, 2013, 03:35:48 pm »
Mark, How do I go about setting this up properly, step by step if possible.

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Re: peppermint 3 on a Desktop with vista
« Reply #28 on: March 22, 2013, 06:36:05 pm »
Went to hospital came back and nothing is there again, even keyboard is back to English US. :'( (2.00pm today)
Mark, would it not be simpler doing a full Re-install of peppermint 3 or is that not possible.?
Will await your guidance,
Thx regards Eddie.

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Re: peppermint 3 on a Desktop with vista
« Reply #29 on: March 22, 2013, 07:59:07 pm »
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Went to hospital came back and nothing is there again, even keyboard is back to English US.

Are you saying that you have lost the freshly installed Skype & Thunderbird? ???
Also have you modified the /etc/default/keyboard file, and it lost the settings?
« Last Edit: March 22, 2013, 08:10:19 pm by SeZo »

 


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