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Thought you all might be interested to read this news. Of course this isn't a new concept to Linux users since we have been re- purposing and customising older laptops for years! Hence me having a Macbook Pro running on Ubuntu, and in the past I had an older HP laptop that Mark Greaves helped me put Peppermint onto.

Linux Support / Chrome Update help needed please!
« on: September 12, 2021, 08:00:17 pm »
Hello guys, just logged into my Macbook running on Ubuntu and when I launched Chrome it said it is needing an update but I don't know how to do it. I know how to do it on Peppermint but I'm stumped on Ubuntu! 

Some instructions would be very welcome!

I will in the near future take the Macbook to the computer repair blokes I know and pay them to put the latest Peppermint distro on it. Mark Greaves was right: Peppermint works better on a laptop.

I find all these updates on Chrome very annoying- why'd they keep doing this--sigh.

Another question for you, which is related. Since my Chromebook seems to be on its last update, when it is no longer working well enough for use, is it possible to clear the Chrome OS and put Peppermint on it to give it a new lease of life? I've read some people can do it.

I'm all for refurbishing laptops.

Linux Support / MPV Media player doesn´t play my DVDs on Ubuntu
« on: June 20, 2021, 06:43:10 pm »
Guys MPV doesn´t play my DVDs from my plug in DVD drive on my Ubuntu MacBook. When I launch the icon a box comes up which says to drop files or a URL but there is nothing in it to do it with.

Linux Support / My scanner doesn´t work on Ubuntu
« on: June 16, 2021, 05:00:55 pm »
I plugged my old windows scanner into my MacBook running on Ubuntu and although the light on the scanner is on the Macbook says that it cannot connect to it.
There´s nothing wrong with the scanner as it works great on my Peppermint netbook. What could be the problem guys?

General Discussion / Suggestion for this forum view set up
« on: June 15, 2021, 10:06:54 pm »
Guys I don´t know if there is some setting I need to do when viewing and posting on this forum, but the font size is tiny! And when I either zoom in with my touch screen Chromebook, or use the usual zoom on my MacBook it goes right over to the right so I cannot see what I am typing. I have to practically have my nose right up to the screen. Can you make it square and larger?

« on: June 15, 2021, 10:02:58 pm »
Guys, i can figure out how to uninstall Firefox off my MacBook that is running I also want to get rid of some games such as Suduko ( my bro installed all this). I am used to Peppermint distro.

« on: June 10, 2021, 09:42:46 pm »
Hi guys! My brother sent me a Macbook Pro that he's put Ubuntu on ( he doesn't know which version for sure, but he thinks it's the latest version). I am used to Peppermint so it took me a bit of looking around to find out how to add new software ( in Peppermint it's via the software manager). it took less than 5 mins to install VLC. It all looks fine ( I have that on my Peppermint netbook) but I cannot figure out how to play a DVD from the external DVD player I have. I admit I had trouble figuring it out on the netbook when I first tried, and I cannot remember what I did to make it play, but it played great. I even had my big monitor connected so I had a big screen ( the netbook is teensy). This Macbook has quite a big screen so it'd be good if I could watch DVDs on it.

Is there another DVD player software I could install? VLC seems a bit tricky really.

Thanks in advance for any advice.

P.S My main laptop is my Chromebook, but of course it has no facility for external DVD players ( no codecs).

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