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Netbooks / Re: Peppermint OS3 Skype install - limited usage
« on: January 16, 2013, 05:28:41 pm »
Thanks for the posts, very useful.
It looks fixed. I did a bit more research and the problem is Skype knowing about the camera.

After a few false starts I did this:
  $ sudo gedit /usr/local/bin/skype
Then put this into the new file:
  LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv41/ /usr/bin/skype
Then saved the file and made it an executable with
  $ sudo chmod a+x /usr/local/bin/skype

After running it, skype now has access to the video camera and works to send and receive video calls.

Thanks for the ideas, this a brilliant forum and has given my machine a new lease of life.
Now ... a more difficult problem ... getting my daughter off the machine. She loves it!

Thanks everyone.

Netbooks / SOLVED: Peppermint OS3 Alternate language keyboard switching
« on: January 16, 2013, 05:17:20 pm »
Done all that and now have easy switching between the two languages. The keyboard seems to be the right one and .... I have now got the Alt Shift working which is perfect for my needs and ... I can see the flag changes.
Many, many thanks. Great result.
Best wishes.

Netbooks / Peppermint OS3 Skype install - limited usage
« on: January 15, 2013, 01:31:28 pm »
Hi there,
I've installed Peppermint OS3 and have Skype but it appears very limited and there is no video.
I am guessing I have to install drivers for the internal camera on my Acer Aspire One Netbook and that I also need a higher version of Skype. (I have tried to install versions from, but it says the installed copy is a higher version!)

My question is - What do I need to do to get a normal looking version of Skype and working video?

Has anyone else needed to do this before?

Netbooks / Peppermint OS3 Alternate language keyboard switching
« on: January 15, 2013, 01:17:35 pm »
Good morning,
First, my thanks to Mark for introducing me to Peppermint OS3 via a post about the Linpus operating system that has been the bane of my life on my Acer Aspire One. I now have a great system.
I am trying to set up a switch between English and Russian keyboard layouts using 'alt_shift' same as had before but I have become lost in the weeds. I can't find how to do it.
I am trying to use a terminal window and commands like 'sudo apt-get install fbxkb' but I seem to be way off the mark.

Has anyone done this before and do they know the correct commands to enter in the window?
Many thanks,
(Alias - desperate of Telford!)

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