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Title: Peppermint 3
Post by: Melissa on August 19, 2013, 01:01:41 pm
Mark, I will be ready about 2 pm- just have to wash my hair and have some brunch. Got up quite late- had terminal commands going round in my dreams LOL- bit tired so got up rather late.

P.S- the Star Trek HD works on the laptop on m player! Even the Enterprise ones which smudge on this netbook.

See ya later.
Title: Re: Peppermint 3
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on August 19, 2013, 01:06:20 pm
Okey dokey :)
Title: Re: Peppermint 3
Post by: Melissa on August 19, 2013, 02:07:15 pm
Just have to wash my plate and will be there in a mo...
Title: Re: Peppermint 3
Post by: Melissa on August 19, 2013, 02:20:12 pm
Hello, got laptop on.
Title: Re: Peppermint 3
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on August 19, 2013, 02:32:25 pm
Enabling the extra software repositories

In the menu, go to System Tools > Synaptic Package Manager, enter your password, when Synaptic starts -

Go to Settings > Repositories .. when a new window opens -

On the "Peppermint Software" tab, make sure ALL 4 boxes are ticked.

On the "Other Software" tab, make sure all boxes are ticked EXCEPT the cdrom:[Peppermint 3_Three_ - Release i386 (some-date-or-other)]/ precise

Click Close

Click the Reload button on the Synaptic toolbar.

Close Synaptic.

(It's IMPORTANT that you close Synaptic, or the commands in the next stage won't run)

Tell me when you're done, or if you have any problems.
Title: Re: Peppermint 3
Post by: Melissa on August 19, 2013, 02:43:12 pm
Yes, all done thanks. Sorry took so long, had to create a new PW for this forum as forgot what it was- needed to log in on the laptop as well as the netbook.
Title: Re: Peppermint 3
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on August 19, 2013, 02:56:22 pm
OK .. make SURE Synaptic is closed, then open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run the following commands

Best to copy/paste commands into the terminal from now on:
Code: [Select]
sudo apt-get update
then
Code: [Select]
sudo apt-get upgrade
then
Code: [Select]
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Tell me when you've run those 3 commands .. or any errors
Title: Re: Peppermint 3
Post by: Melissa on August 19, 2013, 03:04:47 pm
Ok, think this is ok so far except asking about the disk space:


78 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 5 not upgraded.
Need to get 175 MB of archives.
After this operation, 43.2 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]?
Title: Re: Peppermint 3
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on August 19, 2013, 03:19:54 pm
hit y (and then enter)

thats not large ;)

Tell me when done

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Title: Re: Peppermint 3
Post by: Melissa on August 19, 2013, 03:30:20 pm
It is running along...will let you know when it's done.
Title: Re: Peppermint 3
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on August 19, 2013, 03:33:35 pm
OK
Title: Re: Peppermint 3
Post by: Melissa on August 19, 2013, 03:45:59 pm
Well it was..until the battery suddenly died!!! And must be a Firefox thing because when the netbook battery dies without me seeing it and I plug it in all the pages I had up are still there. Also the netbook has a warning box to tell me to plug in the charger but this one doesn't.

Got this in the terminal:

E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.

Title: Re: Peppermint 3
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on August 19, 2013, 03:49:19 pm
Make sure you're connected by power lead for now and run:
Code: [Select]
sudo dpkg --configure -a
then
Code: [Select]
sudo apt-get update
then
Code: [Select]
sudo apt-get upgrade
then
Code: [Select]
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Tell me when done, or any errors
Title: Re: Peppermint 3
Post by: Melissa on August 19, 2013, 04:00:37 pm
It is happily unpacking Mark! Phew will have to get this laptop a cooling mat- it is getting rather warm...

EDIT-it's done.
Title: Re: Peppermint 3
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on August 19, 2013, 04:05:44 pm
OK, as it will have installed a newer kernel, REBOOT (to load the new kernel).

Once rebooted, tell me what software you want on top of this lot

VLC
Firefox
LibreOffice

eg. do you want

GIMP (Linux Photoshop alternative)

or anything else ?
Title: Re: Peppermint 3
Post by: Melissa on August 19, 2013, 04:19:23 pm
OK, as it will have installed a newer kernel, REBOOT (to load the new kernel).

Once rebooted, tell me what software you want on top of this lot

VLC
Firefox
LibreOffice

eg. do you want

GIMP (Linux Photoshop alternative)

or anything else ?

Rebooted. Yes, I'd like the above- wondering if Ubuntu office is still supported though? I liked that better then Libre Office.
Also would like:

Sound Recorder
Rythmbox
Stellarium
Tux Penguin game
Audacious


Regarding GIMP- I find it confusing to use, but then never use Photoshop either! If you know of something easier please let me know.

I presume all these I get from the package manager? I was using that right away even before I went to LUG. I was curious about my new netbook and thought hello what's this and it was a bit of an OMG moment when I saw a plethora of amazing packages!
Title: Re: Peppermint 3
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on August 19, 2013, 04:28:53 pm
Open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run:
Code: [Select]
sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer
at some point the terminal will turn blue telling you you need to accept a license, with <ok> at the bottom ..
hit the Tab key so the <ok> is highlighted red .. hit the Enter key ..
the next screen will have <yes> <no>, again hit the Tab key so/until <yes> is highlighted red .. and hit the Enter key.

Tell me when that's finished.
Title: Re: Peppermint 3
Post by: Melissa on August 19, 2013, 04:34:38 pm
Ok it is unpacking or loading . :)

EDIT- It wants it's next command- getting the hang of this sudo thing now Mark- was even reading about it on Wiki having my brunch today.
Title: Re: Peppermint 3
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on August 19, 2013, 04:38:23 pm
back in 5 .. nicotine.

let me know when done.
Title: Re: Peppermint 3
Post by: Melissa on August 19, 2013, 04:44:20 pm
The gas has just ran out- will just pop over road and credit that greedy card. BRB.
Title: Re: Peppermint 3
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on August 19, 2013, 04:46:43 pm
Jeez .. is this laptop that old it runs on gas ? :o

If so, bin it along with the steam driven TV, chicken wire underpants, chocolate teapot, glass hammer, and peanut butter bike frame.

Even a light Linux distro can't rescue a gas laptop.

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Title: Re: Peppermint 3
Post by: Melissa on August 19, 2013, 05:00:21 pm
Jeez .. is this laptop that old it runs on gas ? :o

If so, bin it along with the steam driven TV, chicken wire underpants, chocolate teapot, glass hammer, and peanut butter bike frame.

Even a light Linux distro can't rescue a gas laptop.



LOL! Did you know that Lord Byron's daughter worked on a prototype computer in the nineteenth century? It's true!

http://www.omg-facts.com/History/The-First-Computer-Programmer-Was-Lord-B/52075 (http://www.omg-facts.com/History/The-First-Computer-Programmer-Was-Lord-B/52075)

And have you seen this:


The reboot of the Harwell Dekatron / WITCH computer, the world's oldest working computer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYpPPIsxq64#ws)

Those tubes are something else!

Title: Re: Peppermint 3
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on August 19, 2013, 05:03:30 pm
Are we talking about a British Gas laptop, or some kind of Elizabethan coal gas contraption ?
Title: Re: Peppermint 3
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on August 19, 2013, 05:04:30 pm
Is that other installation done yet .. still waiting to hear ?
Title: Re: Peppermint 3
Post by: Melissa on August 19, 2013, 05:07:47 pm
Are we talking about a British Gas laptop, or some kind of Elizabethan coal gas contraption ?

Don't mention BG to me- robbers! I changed to Eon, tho they still like their profits....
Tho now you mention it I do have a 1920s/ early 1930s wind up gramophone!
Title: Re: Peppermint 3
Post by: Melissa on August 19, 2013, 05:08:45 pm
Is that other installation done yet .. still waiting to hear ?

It wants its next command. ;D
Title: Re: Peppermint 3
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on August 19, 2013, 05:12:12 pm
OK, run this long command (make sure you get all of it):
Code: [Select]
sudo apt-get install firefox vlc libreoffice skype gnome-media rhythmbox brasero audacious stellarium apt-xapian-index && sudo update-apt-xapian-index

tell me when done. or any errors

We'll worry about the Tux game later, as I'm not 100% sure what you mean .. and I want to check the graphics drivers anyway.

tell me when done, or any errors
Title: Re: Peppermint 3
Post by: Melissa on August 19, 2013, 05:16:37 pm
Ah I see what you are doing- uploading these through the terminal rather than the package manager.
Title: Re: Peppermint 3
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on August 19, 2013, 05:26:56 pm
Yup .. well "downloading/installing, not "uploading" .. but yeah the ideas correct :)
Title: Re: Peppermint 3
Post by: Emegra on August 19, 2013, 05:27:49 pm
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I do have a 1920s/ early 1930s wind up gramophone!

I had one of them I got rid of it scratched hell out all my CD's :)
Title: Re: Peppermint 3
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on August 19, 2013, 05:33:11 pm
Hahaha :)

As a Scot, I'm guessing you also have the chicken wire underpants ?

To protect you (when wearing a kilt) from the wild vicious lesser spotted highland haggis's ?

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Title: Re: Peppermint 3
Post by: Melissa on August 19, 2013, 05:37:15 pm
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I do have a 1920s/ early 1930s wind up gramophone!

I had one of them I got rid of it scratched hell out all my CD's :)

 :P

Ok it wants its next command.
Title: Re: Peppermint 3
Post by: Emegra on August 19, 2013, 05:37:25 pm
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As a Scot, I'm guessing you also have the chicken wire underpants ?

No NO NO a true Scotsman doesn't wear underpants :)
Title: Re: Peppermint 3
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on August 19, 2013, 05:39:03 pm
What, even with those wild haggis's' around ?
Title: Re: Peppermint 3
Post by: Melissa on August 19, 2013, 05:40:06 pm
Well saves on laundry I suppose!
Title: Re: Peppermint 3
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on August 19, 2013, 05:42:08 pm
Ahh, suddenly makes sense .. so you can s**t yourself cleanly when being chased by a vicious highland haggis

[EDIT]

Erm .. sorry Scots .. I don't really want a beating ;)
Title: Re: Peppermint 3
Post by: Emegra on August 19, 2013, 05:43:30 pm
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What, even with those wild haggis's' around ?

were no scared o a wee nip fae a haggis :)
Title: Re: Peppermint 3
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on August 19, 2013, 05:49:28 pm
Quote from: Emegra
were no scared o a wee nip fae a haggis :)

Ahh, so "haggis" is now the new colloquialism for Whiskey/Tennents Super/other heavily inebriating liquid ?

Says the man you sent a bottle of JD to ;)

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Title: Re: Peppermint 3
Post by: Melissa on August 19, 2013, 05:51:10 pm
Laptop wants its next command when you two are done with haggis, undies and whisky. :P
Title: Re: Peppermint 3
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on August 19, 2013, 05:54:06 pm
OK, run:
Code: [Select]
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras lubuntu-restricted-extras libdvdread4 pulseaudio pulseaudio-utils pavucontrol

tell me when done, or any errors
Title: Re: Peppermint 3
Post by: Melissa on August 19, 2013, 06:05:11 pm
It is done.
Title: Re: Peppermint 3
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on August 19, 2013, 06:06:33 pm
run:
Code: [Select]
sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh
Title: Re: Peppermint 3
Post by: Melissa on August 19, 2013, 06:12:57 pm
It's done.
Title: Re: Peppermint 3
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on August 19, 2013, 06:13:15 pm
Installing the Jupiter power management application

This is an optional install, but I recommend it for laptops, as when you switch from mains power to battery power, the Jupiter panel applet will switch your CPU into power saving mode, which will make your battery last longer.

Open a terminal and run
Code: [Select]
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/jupiter
then
Code: [Select]
sudo apt-get update
then
Code: [Select]
sudo apt-get install jupiter

Now REBOOT (to load the application) .. you'll then see a new icon by the clock that looks like a lightening bolt .. when you unplug the mains power, this icon should change to reflect it has set the CPU to "Power Saving" mode, when you plug it back in, it should switch to "Maximum Performance" mode.

You can also switch modes manually by clicking the lightning bolt icon, and selecting the "Performance" mode.

Be aware .. with certain laptops, the switching to "Power Saving" isn't 100% accurate .. so when you unplug your laptop from the mains to run on battery for an extended period, visually check the icon has changed to "Power Saving" mode, if it hasn't, do it manually .. and if necessary switch it back to "Performance" when the laptop is plugged in.
Title: Re: Peppermint 3
Post by: Degsy on August 19, 2013, 06:21:52 pm
Would the. Command for the Jupiter thing be the same for Peppermint 4? Might as well use that for my lappy.
Title: Re: Peppermint 3
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on August 19, 2013, 06:24:44 pm
@ Degsy

NO .. Jupiter is no longer supported as the later kernels alreay handle power management better .. but installing TLP will also help

Post a new topic, and I'll tell you how to install tlp
(it's NOT in the repo's)

Or see here:
http://www.noobslab.com/2013/07/how-to-improve-laptop-power-management.html (http://www.noobslab.com/2013/07/how-to-improve-laptop-power-management.html)
and/or here:
http://linrunner.de/en/tlp/docs/tlp-linux-advanced-power-management.html (http://linrunner.de/en/tlp/docs/tlp-linux-advanced-power-management.html)

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Title: Re: Peppermint 3
Post by: Melissa on August 19, 2013, 06:26:25 pm
Installing the Jupiter power management application

This is an optional install, but I recommend it for laptops, as when you switch from mains power to battery power, the Jupiter panel applet will switch your CPU into power saving mode, which will make your battery last longer.

Open a terminal and run
Code: [Select]
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/jupiter
then
Code: [Select]
sudo apt-get update
then
Code: [Select]
sudo apt-get install jupiter

Now REBOOT (to load the application) .. you'll then see a new icon by the clock that looks like a lightening bolt .. when you unplug the mains power, this icon should change to reflect it has set the CPU to "Power Saving" mode, when you plug it back in, it should switch to "Maximum Performance" mode.

You can also switch modes manually by clicking the lightning bolt icon, and selecting the "Performance" mode.

Be aware .. with certain laptops, the switching to "Power Saving" isn't 100% accurate .. so when you unplug your laptop from the mains to run on battery for an extended period, visually check the icon has changed to "Power Saving" mode, if it hasn't, do it manually .. and if necessary switch it back to "Performance" when the laptop is plugged in.

Ok done all that thanks Mark.
Title: Re: Peppermint 3
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on August 19, 2013, 06:30:02 pm
OK, now you need to have a play and see if you can find any of the applications we installed that don't work.

In particular, check youtube videos work .. and audio.

Also decide on any tweaks you may want, like changing that damned ugly wallpaper, and adding any application icons to the desktop.

I'm going to say DO NOT install any of the dock bars .. 704mb RAM aint enough for those .. maybe later, if you get some more RAM (and the graphics card is up to the job).

I'll probably be offline for an hour or two now .. but will be back later .. so let me know anything you find that needs tweaking.

Also remind me about adding compton to pretty up the menu's etc. a little with some drop shadows.

Oh, and can you post the FULL (it may need you to scroll in the terminal a bit to get it all) output from:
Code: [Select]
inxi -F
Title: Re: Peppermint 3
Post by: Melissa on August 19, 2013, 08:26:48 pm
Dinner and shower time etc- will be back on about 9.30 Mark and do the terminal command. A few things to look at on Peppermint also- but nothing major.
Title: Re: Peppermint 3
Post by: Melissa on August 19, 2013, 09:39:14 pm
All systems are running well with the exception of the videos- VLC and BBC iplayer play videos but they are running slow (lagging? ). The sound is behind the moving images. Picture quality is not bad but not as clear as on the netbook.
I am logging back into the laptop in a minute and will do the terminal command and post a pic of my desktop. Had a tweak of it.
Title: Re: Peppermint 3
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on August 19, 2013, 09:55:30 pm
Output of:
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inxi -F
Title: Re: Peppermint 3
Post by: Melissa on August 19, 2013, 10:23:40 pm
inxi -F
System:    Host: melissa-HP-Compaq-nx6325-RH628ES-ABU Kernel: 3.2.0-51-generic i686 (32 bit)
           Desktop: LXDE (Openbox 3.5.0) Distro: Peppermint Three
Machine:   System: Hewlett-Packard (portable) product: HP Compaq nx6325 (RH628ES#ABU) version: F.03
           Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 30B0 version: KBC Version 40.15
           Bios: Hewlett-Packard version: 68TT2 Ver. F.03 date: 10/11/2006
CPU:       Single core Mobile AMD Sempron 3400+ (-UP-) cache: 256 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3) clocked at 800.00 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RS482 [Radeon Xpress 200M]
           X.Org: 1.11.3 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1024x768@60.0hz
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on ATI RS480 GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 8.0.4
Audio:     Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI IXP SB4x0 High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: 1.0.24
Network:   Card-1: Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5788 Gigabit Ethernet driver: tg3
           IF: eth0 state: down mac: 00:17:08:3d:72:04
           Card-2: Broadcom BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN driver: b43-pci-bridge
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: 00:14:a5:fb:f3:e6
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 40.0GB (9.9% used) 1: /dev/sda FUJITSU_MHV2040B 40.0GB
Partition: ID: / size: 37G used: 3.7G (11%) fs: ext4 ID: swap-1 size: 0.74GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 36.0C mobo: 26.0C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 123 Uptime: 2 min Memory: 179.2/685.1MB Client: Shell inxi: 1.7.33
melissa@melissa-HP-Compaq-nx6325-RH628ES-ABU ~ $
Title: Re: Peppermint 3
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on August 19, 2013, 10:30:46 pm
OK, the graphics card aint up to much, but will be fine for most things as long as you don't expect miracles.

It looks like the CPU is being throttled back (which will affect how well flash works) .. are you back on battery only (unplugged), and/or is Jupiter set to "Power Saving" ?

When using flash, probably best to make sure Jupiter is set to "Performance".

Also understand flash is majorly CPU and RAM intensive, so only having 704Mb RAM, and the CPU throttled by Jupiter will both impact flash performance .. which I wouldn't expect to be anywhere near as good as on your netbook anyway.

Your netbook will have a single core, but dual threaded CPU and a more recent graphics card .. as well as more RAM.

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Title: Re: Peppermint 3
Post by: Melissa on August 19, 2013, 10:49:04 pm

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OK, the graphics card aint up to much, but will be fine for most things as long as you don't expect miracles.

I thought that might be the case. Is it old? Maybe I could get a new one in the future because this laptop has a big 12 inch x 9 inch screen so it would be nice to watch DVDs and videos on it. The netbook is smaller but I don't mind that much. But for DVDs I have a very teeny portable DVD player. It is cute but I have been mostly using it to play CDS on as with speakers it is better sound wise than my CD player.


Quote
It looks like the CPU is being throttled back (which will affect how well flash works) .. are you back on battery only (unplugged), and/or is Jupiter set to "Power Saving" ?


I was yes and on battery but now plugged in and back to performance.


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When using flash, probably best to make sure Jupiter is set to "Performance".

Will do.


Quote
Also understand flash is majorly CPU and RAM intensive, so only having 704Mb RAM, and the CPU throttled by Jupiter will both impact flash performance .. which I wouldn't expect to be anywhere near as good as on your netbook anyway.


I thought that might be it- not sure how old this laptop is but it does look at least 5 years old, maybe more. How much RAM should I aim to have put on?



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Your netbook will have a single core, but dual threaded CPU and a more recent graphics card .. as well as more RAM.


Honestly Mark- that little netbook is a powerhouse for its size- really the best computer I have had so far! I like this one too, but this is going to be more for watching films/programmes and  a back up ( esp winter nghts under the duvet in bed).  Also good for if I have any work to prepare- typing/studies cos of its big screen.
Title: Re: Peppermint 3
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on August 19, 2013, 11:18:10 pm
You cannot upgrade the graphics card of most laptops, certainly one with a Semperon CPU .. some top of the range laptops have removeable cards, but most have the graphics card integrated onto the motherboard, which can't be replaced.

RAM .. Personally I'd like at least 1Gb (1000Mb) .. but it the role this laptop is going to be used, I probably wouldn't bother upgrading from what you have .. unless some RAM dropped into my hands free.

DVD's and Video's (non flash) are not realy CPU, RAM, or Graphics intensive .. so this system will probably be OK for that.

Word processing is also not resource intensive :)

As long as you don't have multiple webpages open, all with flash content .. or install something like flashblock in Firefox, you should be fine

And don't expect this laptop to be a games machine ;)

But it will probably do most things you throw at it reasonably.
Title: Re: Peppermint 3
Post by: Melissa on August 19, 2013, 11:37:52 pm

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You cannot upgrade the graphics card of most laptops, certainly one with a Semperon CPU .. some top of the range laptops have removeable cards, but most have the graphics card integrated onto the motherboard, which can't be replaced.

I didn't know that- thanks for the info.


Quote
RAM .. Personally I'd like at least 1Gb (1000Mb) .. but it the role this laptop is going to be used, I probably wouldn't bother upgrading from what you have .. unless some RAM dropped into my hands free.


How do I find out what RAM the netbook is? Just for a comparison.


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DVD's and Video's (non flash) are not realy CPU, RAM, or Graphics intensive .. so this system will probably be OK for that.


Just watched you tube- that is running well. Online radio plays well.BBc iplayer is running fine now I changed the Jupiter setting.

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Word processing is also not resource intensive :)


No..remember WINDOWS 98? lol....



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As long as you don't have multiple webpages open, all with flash content .. or install something like flashblock in Firefox, you should be fine


I don't know what flashblock is.


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And don't expect this laptop to be a games machine ;)


I only play Penguin Tux racer and he is on the netbook. :)


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But it will probably do most things you throw at it reasonably.

Great, I cannot complain really getting a free laptop and new Linux OS. Happy with it so far Mark and very grateful for all your help.
Title: Re: Peppermint 3
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on August 20, 2013, 12:01:59 am
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How do I find out what RAM the netbook is? Just for a comparison.

This will tell you how much RAM you have .. total/used/free:
Code: [Select]
free -m

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I don't know what flashblock is.

flashblock is a Firefox plugin that does what it says .. it blocks flash from playing unless you specifically click on a flash object and tell it to play.

So if you visit a page with 4 flash videos on it .. they don't all start playing automagically ..  it also block a lot of adverts that are flash based.
Title: Re: Peppermint 3
Post by: Melissa on August 20, 2013, 12:10:07 am
Thanks- it has more total RAM than the laptop but not much more free RAM.
Title: Re: Peppermint 3
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on August 20, 2013, 12:35:31 am
As I said .. Mint is MUCH heavier than Peppermint ;)
Title: Re: Peppermint 3
Post by: Melissa on August 20, 2013, 12:39:01 am
As I said .. Mint is MUCH heavier than Peppermint ;)

Once  the LUG guys install the new HD then we can Peppermint it.However, both of my computers run as fast as each other except for the netbook booting up faster.


Windows 98 supports real multitasking - it can boot and crash simultaneously
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