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General Help & Advice / Key ring 'default' to unlock (Solved)
« on: July 24, 2013, 09:14:31 pm »
Hi, this is an irritation rather than anything else but after I boot to Peppermint4 and log on with my password, a box appears labelled "Unlock Keyring". The box says that an application wants access to the Keyring 'default', but it is locked, then asks for password with boxes for Cancel and Unlock.
What is this? I nor,ally just Cancel and carry on, with no effects but was wondering what it was about.
As usual look forward to you help and advice,


General Help & Advice / Ice will not open (Solved)
« on: July 14, 2013, 04:17:20 pm »
Hi, have been using Peppermint 4 for a week or so now after sorting out the dual boot with XP, (incidentally, I have not logged on to XP once since this,) but find that for some reason when I click on Ice nothing happens, any suggestions, please.


General Help & Advice / Giving new life to old Laptop (Solved)
« on: June 25, 2013, 01:58:23 pm »
Hi Guys,
In line with a few recent posts I have an old Dell Inspiron I6400 Laptop running XP. The support for this disappears next year so I thought now might be the right time to consider and try out alternatives. I am not totally new to LInux as I am running the latest LTS Ubuntu on a Desktop I built up myself and am quite happy with this, though my knowledge is very limited. Back to the laptop, I notice a lot of talk about Peppermint and wonder if you think this is worth a shot. Can I install this alongside XP (at least initially), where and how do I get the download. If this helps my laptop has Intel Core 2CPU TS300 1.73GHz with 1.49GB Ram. The hard drive has 43GB of free space.
Please dont forget you are dealing with an "owd git" of limited comprehension so please make the answer as simple as possible, the less syllables per word the better,
Many thanks in advance of your co-operation and help.

Printers and Scanners / HP 5520 Printer/Copier/Scanner
« on: January 08, 2013, 04:31:42 pm »
At last got round to replacing my old Lexmark X3480 Printer, having read the advice on here about HP decided to go for the 5520, I am delighted to say that this printer works straight out of the box, it is now my network wifi Printer and is happily servicing my home made desktop running 12.10, my laptop with Windows XP and both my wife and my own iPad 2.
I am really pleased with this, thought it might be worth mentioning.

General Help & Advice / 12.04 Update
« on: June 06, 2012, 10:31:04 am »
Having read about the various problems and glitches in this update I decided to hang fire for a while,what is the latest situation? Is it reasonably safe to go ahead now with this and not expect to get frozen mouse and keyboard etc or is it safer to wait a bit longer till all is sorted out? :-\

General Help & Advice / Help with latest version
« on: April 30, 2012, 05:41:48 pm »
I have just spent some time upgrading to 12.04 from 11.10 (though I now wish I hadn't). I am still a novice really and all was going well, however after my normal login screen after restarting following the upgrade it all gone wrong! The screen is blank, not even a shut down button, I get the message that I am connected to my wireless router but there are no icons down the left of the screen or anything, I just don't know what to do, any help would be greatly appreciated, and i don't mind if you tell me I have to go back to square one as long as you tell me how to do it.
Sorry if this has rambled on a bit but I am totally confused.

Degsy :'( :'( :'(

General Help & Advice / Ubuntu 11.10
« on: October 31, 2011, 12:22:34 pm »
Anyone got any opinions re whether or not it is worth upgrading to this version from 11.04?

General Help & Advice / Producing DVD's from home video
« on: October 06, 2011, 03:28:14 pm »
I have just used Openshot Video editor to produce a video from some holiday footage taken on a camcorder, can anybody please tell me how to get this on to a CD/DVD easily as I seem to be struggling, the Brasero Burner just doesn't seem to want to know.

Printers and Scanners / Lexmark X3480 Printer
« on: August 12, 2011, 08:20:50 pm »
I am right in thinking that there is no way that I can get my Lexmark X3480 to work with Ubuntu Linus 11.04, I read somewhere that the drivers are not provided by Lexmark but thought it was worth asking the question anyway.
Thanks for your time,

Internet Connectivity / Getting Internet Connected
« on: August 06, 2011, 05:50:18 pm »
Hi, I have just installed Ubuntu Linux 11.04 on a new build "Computeractive £150 Computer", can anyone please help by suggesting a suitable wireless dongle that I can install to use my present wireless network on this new machine. Please keep any answers simple as I am brand new to Linux.

Many thanks,

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