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Netbooks / Re: black screen on my acer aspire one aoa150
« on: December 17, 2015, 04:55:32 pm »
thanks mark, thanks Screagle

i will work up the bottle to attempt it over the xmas period, maybe wise to transfer important stuff over to a usb first, in case it goes wrong.
thanks for all the help and advice
john

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Netbooks / Re: black screen on my acer aspire one aoa150
« on: December 15, 2015, 10:28:14 am »
thanks Screagle
if i can find the instructions i will take a peak.
thanks again
john

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Netbooks / Re: black screen on my acer aspire one aoa150
« on: December 14, 2015, 01:20:04 pm »
thanks mark
should i leave well enough alone then?
I'm using the netbook right now, but more often than not, it won't boot straight away, but it's usable with patience.
thanks
john

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Netbooks / Re: black screen on my acer aspire one aoa150
« on: December 13, 2015, 06:12:45 pm »
it does say something about a loose cable on the printed screen when it won't boot.
i flashed the bios via usb, downloaded from Acers website.
The instructions were readily available on youtube.
Alls i did was hold the escape and fn button while pressing the power button till it started blinking, the usb then did its stuff.
I was surprised when it worked to be honest, i don't normally attempt stuff out of my comfort zone.
That suspected loose cable, is it a  fix for the amateur?
thanks
john

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Netbooks / Re: black screen on my acer aspire one aoa150
« on: December 12, 2015, 05:56:48 pm »
hi mark
the out put is;
Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
udev            485M  4.0K  485M   1% /dev
tmpfs            99M  992K   98M   1% /run
/dev/sda1       109G   11G   93G  11% /
none            4.0K     0  4.0K   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
none            5.0M     0  5.0M   0% /run/lock
none            495M   13M  482M   3% /run/shm
none            100M  8.0K  100M   1% /run/user
john@john-AOA150 ~ $ sudo hdparm -I /dev/sda | grep -i model
[sudo] password for john:
   Model Number:       Hitachi HTS543212L9A300                 
john@john-AOA150 ~ $ sudo hdparm -I /dev/sda | grep -i rotation
   Nominal Media Rotation Rate: 5400
john@john-AOA150 ~ $
its the hdd if i recall with 120 or 160gb cant remember that bit.
it does make a racket when firing up, has done for a while now, i assumed it was a noisy fan.
thanks
john

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Netbooks / Re: black screen on my acer aspire one aoa150
« on: December 12, 2015, 04:25:52 am »
hello Mark
and thanks for the reply
yes it is the bios asking.It does not do it every time, but mostly. On start up this time i hit the f12 to  check the boot order, it had the hitatchi one at the top. I hit enter and it loaded.  Any way of checking if its the SSD?

thanks
john

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Netbooks / black screen on my acer aspire one aoa150
« on: December 11, 2015, 05:44:53 pm »
Hi all
2 days ago my acer would not boot up, the power button was on, but had just a black screen.
I googled it and tried the bios flash via a usb, to my amazement it worked. The netbook fired up straight away.
However, every now and then, especially when starting up, it asks for a boot cd?
I've turned it off and on again and usually it boots correctly.
It didnt do this before i flashed the bios, so maybe i did something wrong?
I'm running peppermint 5.
Any advice as always greatly appreciated.
Thanks
john

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thanks mark
i have done as you suggested, very easy to do via the link,
many thanks
thanks also to all the input from the other gurus,
cheers,
john

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thanks SeZo
as mark said there is no update icon,
so how often should i run the above commands?
cheers
john

I would run them every day, but at least once a week to be safe. Security updates get pushed through this mechanism, so it's always a good idea to stay up to date
thanks chemical fan,
i will do that
john

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yes i have not updated since i have been using peppermint 5, i didn't realise i had to? i assumed it did it automatically, how wrong was i.

Is not there not a update manager icon (shield) on the bottom right of the screen?
I thought that Peppermint uses the Mint update system, whereby indicates that there are updates available?
You would still need to login and allow the updates to run.
If you have not got this then you will haveto do the updates manually (like you just did now).
thanks SeZo
as mark said there is no update icon,
so how often should i run the above commands?
cheers
john

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hi mark the output is;
 $ dpkg -l | grep flash
ii  adobe-flash-properties-gtk                 1:20150811.1-0trusty1                   i386         GTK+ control panel for Adobe Flash Player plugin
ii  adobe-flashplugin                          1:20150811.1-0trusty1                   i386         Adobe Flash Player plugin
rc  flashplugin-installer                      11.2.202.411ubuntu0.14.04.1             i386         Adobe Flash Player plugin installer
ii  pepperflashplugin-nonfree                  1.3ubuntu1                              i386         Pepper Flash Player - browser plugin


this was done on the chromium browser, i usually use firefox as my default though
What's the output from:
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dpkg -l | grep flash
?

and which web browser are you using ? .. Chromium, Chrome, or Firefox ?

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hi mark
thanks for the commands
this is what i'm running according to a site i logged onto to test flash player
Detailed results
JavaScript Flash Detection Library

Installed
    Yes
Raw version
    Shockwave Flash 11.2 r202
Major version
    11
Minor version
    2
Revision
    202
Revision string
    r202

Adobe Flash Player Detection Kit (Client)

Type
    Plugin (Non-IE)
Version
    11.2.202

Adobe Flash Player Detection Kit (Server)

Installed
    Yes

sometimes it says a plug in is required to view content, i don't know whether that's normal?


perhaps there is a good flash player test page that would give accurate results?
i will try out some web pages in the mean time to see if there is any improvement.
many thanks
john

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thanks SeZo
that did the trick
yes i have not updated since i have been using peppermint 5, i didn't realise i had to? i assumed it did it automatically, how wrong was i.

so to clarify, do i run the above commands to update, and if so, how often?
just about to reboot to try flash player.
thanks
john

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hi mark
i get this at the end of stage one

E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.
 i copied and pasted your instructions.
thanks john


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thanks mark
i'm constantly asked to udate flash player, as mine is out of date. i dont know if that would have a bearing on slow running?
I can't find the appropriate update in the update manager.
I will probably stick with peppermint 5, though won't risk trying six.
thanks for your advice
john

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