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Messages - Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

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General Help & Advice / Re: Pixlr Photo Editor problem
« on: Today at 01:26:24 pm »
Okay try this .. open a terminal and run these commands in sequence:
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sudo apt-get remove --purge flashplugin-installer
then
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sudo apt-get install adobe-flashplugin adobe-flash-properties-gtk
now close ALL running web browser instances (including any SSB''s) .. then reopen Firefox.

Now test the flashplayer here:
https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/1678269/

And let me know if pixlr is still giving you problems

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General Help & Advice / Re: Pixlr Photo Editor problem
« on: Yesterday at 09:56:51 pm »
Unlikely because plugins in Firefox don't carry over to Ice SSB's

Ice SSB's that use Firefox as the backend require plugins on a per SSB basis .. so unless you specifically installed ABP in the Pixlr SSB it wouldn't apply there.

In Firefox, can you go here:
https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/1678269/
and test flashplayer.

did it work ?

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General Help & Advice / Re: Pixlr Photo Editor problem
« on: Yesterday at 08:31:52 pm »
Sounds more like a problem with flashplayer

What's the output from:
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dpkg -l | grep flash
and
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locate libflashplayer.so

and does pixlr work or not .. is it just the adverts that are crashing and not pixlr itself ?

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General Help & Advice / Re: RTL8188EU Driver
« on: Yesterday at 11:46:56 am »
So this is a virtual machine running in Windows ?

If so, there should be no need to install wireless drivers in the Linux guest, all you should need to do is have the wireless working in the Windows host OS

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General Help & Advice / Re: Laptop suggestions
« on: October 15, 2017, 10:19:21 pm »
Great news Degsy :)

Sure, gimme a shout if you have any questions.

BTW, if/when you can afford it bung an SSD in it .. it'll boot in about 5 seconds flat from the POST screen (no that's not an exaggeration). It'll also be even more resistant to damage.

It doesn't "NEED" one, but if you've ever used an SSD you know exactly why you'll never use an HDD again, and if you haven't you REALLY should :)

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General Help & Advice / Re: Loss of Sound
« on: October 15, 2017, 01:45:22 pm »
Well you can certainly try it, it won't hurt anything.

But of the two I'd expect ALSA to be more liable to give full control of the soundcard than Pulse.

Which web browser are you using ? .. and does VLC audio work if you boot the system then use VLC without ever having started your web browser ?

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You're most welcome ellison :)

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General Help & Advice / Re: Text enlarger for my Netbook
« on: October 14, 2017, 12:49:19 am »
Great stuff :)

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General Help & Advice / Re: Text enlarger for my Netbook
« on: October 13, 2017, 09:12:17 pm »
Maybe it's a FF version thing .. changing the font size in FF56 on my machine doesn't make the page any wider.

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Peppermint / Re: Install meross AC600 usb wi-fi adaptor.
« on: October 13, 2017, 04:15:03 pm »
Great stuff :)

Any chance you can link to where you got it in case anyone else wants one ?

is this the adapter:
http://www.meross.com/web/products/usb_adapters/2.html
?

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General Help & Advice / Re: Laptop suggestions
« on: October 13, 2017, 02:51:25 pm »
The E5500 is an older (2010) budget E series made of plastic (with a metal frame) so it'll be "chunkier" than the all metal models.

I also have no experience of this model so can't say one way or the other how well built it is .. that said, if it's as well put together as other E series it should be solid enough .. I just can't say 'for sure'.

The model numbers of the E series tells you a bit about them

First digit:- 5 = budget, 6 = premium.
(though "budget" in this case doesn't mean "rubbish" they're all "business class" it just means 'not premium')

Second digit:- 5 = 15" screen, 4 = 14" screen, 3 = 13" screen, and 2 = 12" screen

Third digit:- this is the year of the model, 4 = 2014, 3 = 2013, 2 = 2012, 1 = 2011, 0 = 2010

Fourth digit:- this is always a 0

I personally only have experience with 2012 and 2013 models, but I hear equally good things about 2011 and 2014 models on the Peppermint forum .. so far I don't think anyone's mentioned a 2010 model so I just don't know.

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General Help & Advice / Re: Which is the best laptop?
« on: October 13, 2017, 02:26:03 pm »
A system with 1GB would run Peppermint (Peppermint 7 uses less than 300MB for the OS itself at bootup) but as soon as you start web browsing (particularly with multiple tabs and flash) it's strat to struggle.

2GB is MUCH better, but web browsing seems to be getting heavier by the second .. so I'd be happier with 4GB

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Peppermint / Re: Install meross AC600 usb wi-fi adaptor.
« on: October 13, 2017, 02:21:40 pm »
You're most welcome Tramlink :)

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General Help & Advice / Re: Which is the best laptop?
« on: October 13, 2017, 01:30:17 am »
Specification wise the Toshiba .. although we obviously can't make a judgement about condition.

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General Help & Advice / Re: Text enlarger for my Netbook
« on: October 13, 2017, 01:28:01 am »
Okay try this...

In Firefox, go to:-

Edit > Preferences > General (tab)

And you should see something like

Language and Appearance
fonts & colours
Default Font: Default (DejaVu Serif)   Size: 16


change the "Size: 16" to something larger, such as 20 (or whatever suits)

Test on a website in another tab.

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