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Peppermint / Re: After Ubuntu release 16, is there Peppermint 7?
« on: July 02, 2016, 12:05:12 pm »
Mark, it all went well - thanks!  It was great to refresh the ZG5's.  One hitch I came across during the install was when I checked 3rd party software I could not progress beyond the next screen where you tick all five boxes.  It would only progress if I went back and unchecked the 3rd party software box.  The fan fix worked and I did not have to adjust Skype mic levels.

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Peppermint / Re: After Ubuntu release 16, is there Peppermint 7?
« on: June 25, 2016, 04:44:17 pm »
Thanks Mark, very kind of you.  I'll start with my white ZG5 that's not got anything important on it and take a file backup then I'll have a crack at following the POS 6 tutorial making adjustments for POS 7 as I go.  I'll probably start next weekend as that's when I was expecting the 32-bit ISO's to be available.  I've got a couple of ultra speed 64GB USBs to hand that should come in useful.  The basic spec of the 2008 / 09 ZG5 is 1.5gb RAM, 64GB Supertalent SSD with an Intel bgn wifi card (the one we couldn't get the Bluetooth to work!).  Let me know if you need a more detailed spec. I'll post results here...

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Peppermint / Re: After Ubuntu release 16, is there Peppermint 7?
« on: June 25, 2016, 11:32:29 am »
Hi Mark

I'm very much looking forward to installing POS 7 on my two Acer ZG5's.  Will you be posting a ZG5 specific tutorial again for this installation?  I hope so as I'm running on dedicated POS 6  i.e. no dual boot and want to overwrite but keep some of my apps (ppa's) and customisations.

Thank you...

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General Help & Advice / Re: How do I update to LibreOffice 5 ?
« on: March 15, 2016, 03:11:39 pm »
Yes that worked after I'd spotted 'then' in the code  ;) and forced a refresh.  Thanks, Mark!  I'm now upgraded from 4.2.8.2 to 5.1.1.2.

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General Help & Advice / Re: How do I update to LibreOffice 5 ?
« on: March 15, 2016, 10:22:01 am »
Just to clarify is this (libreoffice-5-1) only for 64-bit distros?  I'm thinking 32-bit Peppermint Six.

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Ubuntu / Re: 'Failed to fetch' Google Chrome
« on: March 07, 2016, 07:02:36 pm »
I went ahead and removed Chrome as well as menu item, tested and error free.  Thanks Mark!

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Ubuntu / 'Failed to fetch' Google Chrome [SOLVED]
« on: March 07, 2016, 02:43:37 pm »
For the last few days I've been getting the following error message when I force refresh:

“Failed to fetch http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/dists/stable/Release Unable to find expected entry ‘main/binary-i386/Packages’ in Release file (Wrong sources.list entry or malformed file)”

Now I've done some research and this error message is affecting both 32-bit and 64-bit distros even though it should only be for 32-bit.  So as I have an Acer ZG5 (Peppermint 6) which is 32-bit I'm correctly getting the error message - but I'd rather not.  Is this just a case of editing out  /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list or is there something more elegant and persistent I should try?  All views welcome!

I never use either Chrome or Chromium (which isn't listed anyway) on the ZG5.

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News and Events / Re: UPGRADE NOW!
« on: February 19, 2016, 03:55:33 pm »
Mark, many thanks for notification.  As it happens I'm in the habit of using the Refresh tab on Update Manager every couple of days regardless of whether or not updates are flagged by ! on the toolbar.  Probably a bit 'belt and braces' for some but works for me...   

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Netbooks / Re: black screen on my acer aspire one aoa150
« on: December 16, 2015, 10:17:30 am »
I referred to this yesterday https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Acer+Aspire+One+ZG5+RAM+Replacement/3781.  It's quite handy in case your screws get mixed up as they are listed by length.  You can ignore steps 4 to 8 if your ZG5 does not have a wireless card in that location - mine doesn't.

Replacing RAM in the ZG5 is the most invasive action short of wielding a soldering iron so this pictoral guide should cover everything inc. fan which is shown.  Using the pictures, care and common sense I've been able to max the RAM out to 1.5GB,  replace the original 16GB SSD with a Super Talent 64GB SSD and replace the original Atheros AR5BXB63 wireless card with an Intel 7260 AC - happy days!

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Netbooks / Re: black screen on my acer aspire one aoa150
« on: December 14, 2015, 03:30:10 pm »
John

If you are any way inclined I would open it up and have a poke around.  I had a similar problem with my original 16GB SSD which annoyingly happened when I was travelling.  As soon I returned I got the back off and reseated the drive cable into the ZIF housing and it worked. I've since replaced that 16GB SSD with a 64GB Super Talent SSD and had no problems since.

Otherwise I'd check out the mounting for the HDD it might have worked loose. And while you've got the back off you could also give the fan a clean.  I've done this myself and step-by-step instructions for all of the above are available on line...

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General Discussion / Re: linux mint
« on: December 09, 2015, 06:12:56 pm »
Walter

If you can't copy and paste (SHIFT + CTRL V) the instruction to your terminal then try SHIFT + \ this should render the | character.

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Peppermint / Re: OS 6 unresponsive after boot - help!
« on: November 27, 2015, 12:30:54 pm »
Mark

Code applied and rebooted successfully.  Happy days - that sorted it!  Now when I run SPM, "Not Installed (residual config)" is not listed.

The USB boot stick contains 20 entries (down from 21 yesterday).  Is this the list you want? If so I can't figure out from SPM how to get this listed without resorting to screen shots. Please advise if there is an easier way and I'll post the list here.

Thank you very much.




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Peppermint / OS 6 unresponsive after boot - help!
« on: November 26, 2015, 12:20:22 pm »
Have been tinkering around and may have caused this to happen by using Synaptic Package Manager to remove 31 packages categorised as Not installed (residual config).  I selected Mark for Complete Removal for all 31 packages.  The symptons are that my ZG5 becomes unresponsive following the peppermint Starting Up... screen.

I've been able to reboot the ZG5 using my 2GB USB memory stick but don't know how to restore the 31 packages or even if this is possible.  So I have two questions:

Have I caused this problem by removing these packages?
If so, then what is the simplest and quickest way to recover?

Please help! 

On my boot stick there are 21 packages listed as Not Installed (residual config).

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Re #31 above I found the cause of that message to be an out-of-date UUID in etc/fstab.  When mkswap is run the UUID gets changed which I found out when tying to figure out why fdisk -l was not listing the swap partition (type 82) as such.  As soon as I had updated fstab as well the initramfs config.d file with the correct UUID for the boot time sped up and the message went away.

Finally I used the desktop Disk utility to relabel the swap partition from type 83 (Linux system) to type 82 (Linux swap / Solaris so now fdisk -l lists the partitions correctly even though prior to that swapon -s confirmed it to be a swap partition.

Probably fairly obvious stuff but I've got to learn somehow as well as stop digging holes for myself.  Having said that I now have a super fast, super talented ZG5!

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Thanks Mark, I'll give it a crack and report back.  When I insert the 64GB SSD at f) do I need to refomat it to ext4?  No need for reply if reformat not needed.

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