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Re: I want a Linux OS but do I??
« Reply #15 on: January 26, 2012, 12:04:54 am »
Take a look at the Peppermint Install Guide http://peppermintos.com/guide/install/
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Re: I want a Linux OS but do I??
« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2012, 01:37:06 am »
Persistance pays off - I am now fully peppermint with no more Windows - Its bliss and it works. The internet hasnt disconnected (or should I say the computer hasnt disconnected from the internet). and above all its damn quick

Thankyou all for the advice on the way and for this great forum which I am sure I will be frequenting from now on!!

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Re: I want a Linux OS but do I??
« Reply #17 on: January 26, 2012, 04:33:03 pm »
Exploring starts now good hunting.

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Re: I want a Linux OS but do I??
« Reply #18 on: January 31, 2012, 02:37:42 pm »
I'm happy to hear you got it installed and are enjoying Peppermint :)
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Re: I want a Linux OS but do I??
« Reply #19 on: January 31, 2012, 02:44:39 pm »
I have stopped enjoying Peppermint for a minute or two as I only get the blue screen of death - which I only every associated with Microsoft!!!

It was most probably my fault for messing around with the res too much - it never likes to fit the screen properly when you first start up. I will get that sorted tonight - I hope

I am however having problems finding my Belkin N1 USB. I have loaded the software through Wine but theres something missing somewhere. When Im back up and running I will get some more details and see if anyone else has had the same problems.

Otherwise the OS is brilliant!! my computer is fast, the music, games etc that come with/ download for free are excellent!!!
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Re: I want a Linux OS but do I??
« Reply #20 on: January 31, 2012, 03:23:10 pm »
Let us know if you solve the "blue screen" issue, and we'll have a go at the wireless .. BTW, installing the "Windows" drivers through WINE will not work.

Can you post the exact model of wireless adapter (Belkin F5Dxxxx or similar) .. and the output from these commands:

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sudo lshw -C network
and
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lsusb
and
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lsmod
and
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iwconfig
and
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ifconfig

Also give us a shout if you can't sort the screen issue ;)
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Re: I want a Linux OS but do I??
« Reply #21 on: January 31, 2012, 09:51:36 pm »
Let us know if you solve the "blue screen" issue, and we'll have a go at the wireless .. BTW, installing the "Windows" drivers through WINE will not work.

Can you post the exact model of wireless adapter (Belkin F5Dxxxx or similar) .. and the output from these commands:

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sudo lshw -C network

*-network               
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+
       vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
       physical id: 8
       bus info: pci@0000:01:08.0
       logical name: eth0
       version: 10
       serial: 00:18:37:08:d7:0b
       size: 100Mbit/s
       capacity: 100Mbit/s
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=8139too driverversion=0.9.28 duplex=full ip=192.168.1.64 latency=32 link=yes maxlatency=64 mingnt=32 multicast=yes port=MII speed=100Mbit/s
       resources: irq:18 ioport:c400(size=256) memory:fdffe000-fdffe0ff

and
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lsusb

Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 046d:c52e Logitech, Inc.
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 1799:8051 Belkin Components
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

and
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lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
sha256_generic         20911  2
cryptd                 19801  0
aes_i586               16956  133
aes_generic            38023  1 aes_i586
dm_crypt               22463  1
snd_hda_codec_realtek   255882  1
binfmt_misc            13213  1
snd_hda_intel          24113  1
snd_hda_codec          90901  2 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel
snd_hwdep              13274  1 snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm                80042  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
snd_seq_midi           13132  0
snd_rawmidi            25269  1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event     14475  1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq                51291  2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_timer              28659  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
ppdev                  12849  0
snd_seq_device         14110  3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
nouveau               621925  2
snd                    55295  11 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
ttm                    65184  1 nouveau
drm_kms_helper         40971  1 nouveau
drm                   184164  4 nouveau,ttm,drm_kms_helper
i2c_algo_bit           13184  1 nouveau
video                  18951  1 nouveau
psmouse                73312  0
soundcore              12600  1 snd
parport_pc             32111  1
joydev                 17322  0
k8temp                 12872  0
serio_raw              12990  0
snd_page_alloc         14073  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
i2c_nforce2            12906  0
lp                     13349  0
parport                36746  3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
dm_raid45              88410  0
xor                    21860  1 dm_raid45
btrfs                 527388  0
zlib_deflate           26594  1 btrfs
libcrc32c              12543  1 btrfs
vesafb                 13449  0
usbhid                 41704  0
hid                    77084  1 usbhid
floppy                 60032  0
8139too                23208  0
sata_nv                23176  2
8139cp                 22497  0
pata_amd               13762  0

and
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iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions

and
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ifconfig
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:18:37:08:d7:0b 
          inet addr:192.168.1.64  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::218:37ff:fe08:d70b/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:2949 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:2156 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:3282416 (3.2 MB)  TX bytes:225218 (225.2 KB)
          Interrupt:18 Base address:0xc400

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback 
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)


Also give us a shout if you can't sort the screen issue ;)

The screen is no longer blue but when it starts up it is always slightly too high - so the top of the screen is cut off - its not a major issue but it does bother me. I dont know whether its the puter or the TV/monitor - the monitor is a Toshiba LCD colour tv model 198V501B

I hope the above makes more sense to you than me as its beyound me!!

Thankyou very much for helping with this! I thought you werent back for a while yet?

Edit

I forgot the model - Im sure its a F5D8051
« Last Edit: February 01, 2012, 10:24:31 am by wil1234 »
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Re: I want a Linux OS but do I??
« Reply #22 on: February 01, 2012, 02:01:52 pm »
I'm "kind of" online .. using an O2 mobile dongle (E160) which works with Ubuntu/Peppermint out of the box but sucks big style .. 4 hours to download a 28.5mb file last night :( .. so don't expect fast responses, it's nearly unusable even though it says it has a "Good" connection (same in Windows) .. it also used 1.1gb f my data allowance to download that file ???

Anyway, it doesn't look like your USB wireless device is being recognised as a wireless network adapter at all, though it IS being seen by the system .. looking for a solution now .. though don't expect me to be quick ;)
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Re: I want a Linux OS but do I??
« Reply #23 on: February 01, 2012, 02:30:14 pm »
thanks for coming back Mark - Good luck with the dongle.

The lil blue light doesnt come on when I plug it in - Where normally it does as this shows that it has power. I have tried it in another computer and it works. I have tried it in various USB holes in my computer and tried simply searching for any recognition of something plugged in to no avail.

Would it be simpler to just by something else?
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Re: I want a Linux OS but do I??
« Reply #24 on: February 01, 2012, 02:47:02 pm »
You could try installing usb-modeswitch from the repos and then plug it in and check dmesg an lsusb

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Re: I want a Linux OS but do I??
« Reply #25 on: February 01, 2012, 03:02:46 pm »
Would it be simpler to just by something else?

Maybe .. it seems like there are no native Linux drivers for the F5D8051, but it also seems a lot of people have had luck with ndiswrapper and the Windows drivers .. so lets try that first.

First you're going to need to make sure ndisgtk is installed:
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sudo apt-get install ndisgtk

Then you'll need a copy of the Windows drivers.

Start up ndisgtk .. either by starting "Windows Wireless Drivers" from the menu's, or by running this command in a terminal:
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gksudo ndisgtk

Click "Install New Driver" .. and point it at the netmw245 (or netmw24c) file in the Windows drivers.

[EDIT]

As the F5D8051 is not a ZeroCD device, I doubt if usb-mdeswitch wil help .. I think SeZo may have been confused by the mention of a USB mobile dongle.
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Re: I want a Linux OS but do I??
« Reply #26 on: February 01, 2012, 04:17:09 pm »
I have uninstalled the Belkin software - will I need to put this back on?
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Re: I want a Linux OS but do I??
« Reply #27 on: February 01, 2012, 04:22:35 pm »
No, you won't need it installed, but you WILL need an unpacked copy of it on the Linux PC so you can point ndisgtk at the file.
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Re: I want a Linux OS but do I??
« Reply #28 on: February 01, 2012, 04:24:25 pm »
thanks again

Edit

Spot on - I am now connected through the Belkin N1 - thankyou
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Re: I want a Linux OS but do I??
« Reply #29 on: February 01, 2012, 10:31:54 pm »
Glad I could help :)
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