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News and Events / Re: Watson the IBM supercomputer beats 2 men at Jeapordy
« on: November 06, 2017, 10:16:04 am »
I don't think so. I'm a big softie really with very limited technical knowledge. I'm really worked by Mark pulling my strings.  ;)

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Well named machine indeed  ;)

Don W

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General Discussion / Re: laser engraving using Linux
« on: October 29, 2017, 03:49:42 pm »
Thanks Mark,
I saw an engraver mentioned on another site and it was ridiculously cheap. Unfortunately it was a US site and they don't ship to the UK.
I have had a look at CNCLinux site and there is some interesting stuff in there. There is an extension for Inkscape form jtechphotonics that seems to be very useful but knowing nothing about this it seems quite difficult to find a starting point where I can find a suitable (cheap) machine. I may have to pursue the Win 10 software approach, but first I have to find my feet and try and find what I am talking about.
So hey-ho and off I go down the route/s you have just suggested.

Thanks again
Don W

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Peppermint / Re: Peppermint 8 installation on Acer laptop
« on: October 29, 2017, 02:28:29 pm »
Thanks Mark for all your help.

take care
Don W

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General Discussion / laser engraving using Linux
« on: October 29, 2017, 11:35:59 am »
Hi All,
I am interested in laser engraving/cutting and want to know if there is a Linux site that that could get me started.
I know nothing about it but I think I need a laser cutting/engraving machine and software to convert my pictures/text to something that the laser can use.
I know there are options to use Windoze but I would like to stick with Linux.
Anyone have any ideas where to start ?

take care
Don W
 

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Peppermint / Re: Peppermint 8 installation on Acer laptop
« on: October 29, 2017, 09:17:14 am »
Thanks Mark,
I will apply these suggestions when I log on to the Win 10 machine.

EDIT I have carried out your suggestions Mark and all is as I expected. Computer boots into Win 10 (pretty quickly) and that is the default.
If I want Linux on the machine I have to be pretty quick  ;)
Awesome work from you (again) Great Karma

Don W


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Peppermint / Re: Peppermint 8 installation on Acer laptop
« on: October 28, 2017, 10:28:01 pm »
Hi Mark,
I have this

don@ldwatson ~ $ cat /boot/grub/grub.cfg | grep -i windows
menuentry 'Windows Recovery Environment (loader) (on /dev/sda1)' --class windows --class os $menuentry_id_option 'osprober-chain-321059201058EBFB' {
menuentry 'Windows 10 (loader) (on /dev/sda2)' --class windows --class os $menuentry_id_option 'osprober-chain-0480592E80592786' {
don@ldwatson ~ $

Is this ok ?

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Peppermint / Re: Peppermint 8 installation on Acer laptop
« on: October 28, 2017, 11:52:21 am »
Thanks again Mark,
I followed your suggestions and Peppermint 8 is up and running on the Acer Aspire alongside windows.
Is there a way to change the boot order so that the default is Windows ?
If not I will show my grandson how to choose the Windows boot option and that will be ok.
Thanks again

Don W
EDIT I will mark this solved later today.

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Peppermint / Re: Peppermint 8 installation on Acer laptop
« on: October 27, 2017, 06:46:55 pm »
OK Mark,
I used Windows to split the C: drive and now have :-

Acer (C:) 166.92 GB NTFS and it is Healthy(Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary Partition)

and behind that is

119.06GB Unallocated partition

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Peppermint / Re: Peppermint 8 installation on Acer laptop
« on: October 26, 2017, 10:10:17 pm »
When I right click the bottom left 'Windows' icon I get the menu with 'Disk Management'. When I select Disk Management I get a page with the disc layout
(Disk0 partition 1)      Capacity 12GB          Free Space 12GB
Acer (C:)                   Capacity 285.99 Gb   Free Space 207.12 Gb
SYSTEM RESERVED    Capacity 102MB        Free Space 66MB
I suppose this is where I stick my grubby little fingers in ??  ;)

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Peppermint / Re: Peppermint 8 installation on Acer laptop
« on: October 26, 2017, 07:12:14 pm »
Hi Mark,
Yes.
I downloaded the iso from the Peppermint OS website onto this (Linux) computer.
I used the Unetbootin and stuck it on the Flash drive.
I took it over to the Win 10 machine and stuck it in the only usable port on the machine.
I hit F2 as the first screen came up and changed the boot order to boot from the flash drive first.
A screen appeared and I chose 'Try Peppermint and Peppermint 8 appeared and works ok.
I tried pressing one or two buttons and then logged out and shutdown. There was an icon on screen saying 'Install Peppermint'
It looks as if everything is ok.
I want to be able to use Peppermint on that machine without disturbing my grandson, will I get a boot menu where I have to choose which OS I use and will it default to Win 10 (preferably) ??

take care
Don W

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Peppermint / Peppermint 8 installation on Acer laptop (SOLVED)
« on: October 25, 2017, 08:49:08 pm »
Hi Mark,
I have access to an Acer laptop and would like to install Pep 8 on it alongside Win 10. Is this possible ?
What information do you need if it is doable ??

Don W

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General Help & Advice / Re: Pixlr Photo Editor problem
« on: October 22, 2017, 12:28:15 pm »
Thanks Mark,
I can use Gimp in the meantime. I can wait until Firefox 57 is released.
I also have access to a Win 10 computer and can manipulate pictures there.
I will mark this solved if that is ok ?

Don W
EDIT I am finding some odd problems with this site at the minute.
When I post a reply it takes me back to the first page and there is a banner headline in red saying someone has posted another comment would I like to review my post ?? Also it sometimes takes me back to a different page from the normal one ??

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General Help & Advice / Re: Pixlr Photo Editor problem
« on: October 21, 2017, 07:19:27 pm »
Hi Mark,
I get this
don@ldwatson ~ $ dpkg -l | grep flash
ii  adobe-flash-properties-gtk                    1:20171010.1-0ubuntu0.16.04.1                amd64        GTK+ control panel for Adobe Flash Player plugin
ii  adobe-flashplugin                             1:20171010.1-0ubuntu0.16.04.1                amd64        Adobe Flash Player plugin
don@ldwatson ~ $

tools>addons>plugins show Shockwave Flash 27.0r0

When I go to Graphics>Editor by Pixlr it opens with the usual page and when I choose Open Image from Computer it says that Flash has crashed

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General Help & Advice / Re: Pixlr Photo Editor problem
« on: October 20, 2017, 10:38:36 pm »
Sorry Mark,
Still no sign of Flash Player in there.
All it says is
OpenH264 Video Codec provided by Cisco Systems, Inc.

the other command still shows
don@ldwatson ~ $ dpkg -l | grep flash
don@ldwatson ~ $


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