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General Help & Advice / No flash
« on: May 11, 2019, 11:12:50 pm »
Hey guys I like to use ipiccy online for photo editing as it's easy, but the flash is disabled and I don't know how to enable it. What do I do? I have got Pinta but I'm finding it tricky and it keeps closing itself down.

General Help & Advice / Bluetooth speaker won't work
« on: May 09, 2019, 07:17:14 pm »
Hey guys for some reason I cannot get Bluetooth to work on my Peppermint notebook- there is an icon there but it just comes up with a weird dialogue box and says the "daemon" is not there.

General Help & Advice / Netbook won't connect to internet (SOLVED)
« on: March 20, 2019, 06:57:25 pm »
I got a little netbook on Peppermint 9 and just can't figure out how to get to the network manager to connect it. Usually netbooks and laptops automatically have a box that pops up and starts searching for the wi fi. This does not happen.

General Help & Advice / HELP my Ubuntu notebook has crashed!
« on: October 28, 2018, 08:35:21 pm »
It's on a black screen with white writing/codes and I cannot get it to boot up! What can I do guys?

After Years of Abusive E-mails, the Creator of Linux Steps Aside.

The e-mails of the celebrated programmer Linus Torvalds land like thunderbolts from on high onto public lists, full of invective, insults, and demeaning language. “Please just kill yourself now. The world will be a better place,” he wrote in one.

Torvalds has publicly posted thousands of scathing messages targeting programmers who submit what he deems flawed code to the Linux computer-operating-system kernel, which he brought to life more than twenty-five years ago and now administers as a collaborative, open-source project. Today, the Linux kernel is famous, running the enormous computers of Google, PayPal, Amazon, and eBay, and the two billion mobile phones using the Android operating system. Torvalds, though, retains final say over each precious line of code, just as he did when he first started working on the system as a graduate student at the University of Helsinki. For years, he has been known as Linux’s “benevolent dictator for life.”
More here:

Oh dear this is pretty damning and I hope it doesn't do harm to Linux's reputation. I'm no mad femo type but looks like women have not been well treated in the Linux working environment. I'm not PC mad and into "recruitment quotas" as much as some people are- the best person for the job is the one most skilled with decent behaviour- whatever their sex, ethnic group etc. If there are excellent women IT specialists then they should be given the same opportunities as blokes.

The Penguin's second hand Linux Emporium / 4GB RAM laptop wanted
« on: September 27, 2018, 01:01:12 pm »
Hi Linux guys! I will be looking for a 4GB laptop with Linux on it over the next couple of months, as altho I love my Chromebook I need a laptop with 4GB of RAM and Skype compatible as I am working towards being a self employed tutor ( of which I'd be using Skype for online tutoring) and my Chromebook has only 1 GB of RAM and can't use Skype on it. If anyone has one or will have one please PM me. I'd rather get one that is already Linuxed as it will save me posting on here to get instructions on how to load a distro on it, which would take several posts as I'm not au fait with that really. The last time I did that it took me 4 hours live with Mark giving me step by step instructions lol.

P.S- I don't want a desktop as they are too big and unmoveable and I have no space to set one up.

General Help & Advice / Which is the best laptop?
« on: October 13, 2017, 12:23:02 am »
Since my Chromebook will not charge up and is at the computer repair shop ( and most likely dead so the fella won;t be able to get it working) I urgently need a new laptop as this netbook has a teeny screen which i have great trouble seeing ( I am getting eyestrain) and it's sloooooww- I need to get another laptop which would not be a problem if I wasn't currently unemployed and broke!
I have seen 2 second hand laptops which I could just about manage to buy as long as I live on rice and beans for a month.

Which one is the best?

1. ACER.
Extensior 5630EZ
Intel Pentium Dual Core
2.00 GHz
2,GB memory
Hard drive: 120 GB
OS- Win 7

Satellite Pro c660-167
Intel® Core™2 Duo processor T6670
2,048 (1x) MB, DDR3 RAM (1,066 MHz)
Mobile Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD
15.6 INCH screen
OS- Win 10.

Of course I'd want to get rid of Windows and get P7/8.

General Help & Advice / Text enlarger for my Netbook
« on: October 12, 2017, 08:34:17 pm »
I am having great trouble reading and typing on this tiny netbook, whose screen is less than the size of an A4 sheet of paper. I of course zoom the text but then it goes off page and I cannot see a whole sentence and have to keep sliding back and forth. Is there any way to get the text to be large and keep it as a normal page?  I have looked on ebay for a screen magnifier but they only have ones for mobile phones and then there is only software for the partially sighted! They need a CD anyway and there's no CD drive on this netbook. My Chromebook has died and this is now the only computer I have and I have to do a lot of reading and typing ( as I have to do hours of job search and applications daily as I'm signing on the dole). I'm getting eye strain and headaches from struggling on this tiny screen.

General Help & Advice / FLASH problems again!
« on: October 08, 2017, 03:25:39 pm »
Mark, I spoke too soon- when I clicked on you tube last night the video came on so I presumed it was fine, but today on each vid I've tried it comes on for a few secs and then stops. won'r load either!

Netbooks / Updating my Dell Inspiron Mini Netbook
« on: September 26, 2017, 01:11:27 pm »
I've a little netbook that has Mint on it and a very small SSD. It does work but can't take any more updates and is a bit slow to boot up and load up web pages. I think it must need more memory and perhaps RAM too. Obviously the SSD is too small ( in an old post Mark had said that it was working to its limit)- but I dunno if I could get a bigger,  compatible  SSD. Didn't seem to find one when I looked on a computer update site. I might then have to go for an HD but hope that wouldn't make it slower. How can I find my system specs to post them here so you nice guys would kindly give me advice on what would be the best for the inspiron mini?

It's a useful little machine as I can use my scanner and Maxtor portable HD on it which I can't do on my Chromebook ( which is my main laptop). Also I could buy an external CD/DVD drive and plug that into it too if I needed to create boot CDs in the future.

General Help & Advice / HELP! My Peppermint Dell has gone crazy!
« on: September 25, 2017, 12:35:45 pm »
I am typing this on my Chromebook. I just turned on my Peppermint 6 Dell laptop and when it was loading up desktop some box came up then the icons on my desktop loaded ( just a few folders) and then the menu bar at the bottom disappeared ( you know- where you find your programs like audacity, terminal, system folders etc)!!!! Then when I clicked on Chromium all my bookmarks and settings were gone- it  has completely lost all my passwords and apps too! OMG! Guys please help me restore it!!!

I clicked on my mailbox icon and a message came up saying to upgrade my browser to either Google Chrome or Firefox but I am already using Chrome as my browser. What is this all about?!

General Help & Advice / SSD worth it?
« on: August 25, 2017, 01:27:40 am »
Regarding the stalling etc my Dell laptop is doing ( some kind of memory problem) would it be worth upgrading to an SSD drive?
I have looked online at my model and found that it is compatible with an SSD drive:

I remember Mark posting on here when I first joined ( with my Mint netbook) that SSDs are better than non SSDs.

General Help & Advice / Scanner does not work on Peppermint 8
« on: August 23, 2017, 11:47:42 am »
My Dell laptop which has Peppermint 8 and the simple scan program does not work. When I plug in my Packard Bell Diamond 1200 its light is on and the simple scan box comes up but it says there is no scanner attached.

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