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Re: prospective linux user
« Reply #135 on: December 01, 2016, 05:17:23 am »
Have you got a Windows PC with a working wireless connection ?

If so, here's a video showing where to find your wireless password (in Windows 7)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68Q4Km5TIwo

And remember, passwords ARE case sensitive ;)

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Re: prospective linux user
« Reply #136 on: December 01, 2016, 03:54:53 pm »
I have been speaking to my ISP, the Post Office, who have told me that they have been having problems with the ZyXEL router and will send me a new one. This will take a few days so you will be able to have a rest from this troublesome project. Will contact you again in due course. Thanks for your help so far.

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Re: prospective linux user
« Reply #137 on: December 01, 2016, 10:45:06 pm »
Okay Osmond, good luck with the new router :)
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Re: prospective linux user
« Reply #138 on: December 02, 2016, 08:38:32 pm »
I have been speaking to my ISP, the Post Office, who have told me that they have been having problems with the ZyXEL router and will send me a new one. This will take a few days so you will be able to have a rest from this troublesome project. Will contact you again in due course. Thanks for your help so far.


This could be the reason why you`ve been having problems.

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-38167453

 I have had a few problems as well, although all seems well now (crossing fingers).

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Re: prospective linux user
« Reply #139 on: December 02, 2016, 08:53:22 pm »
Yeah I spotted that earlier and immediately thought .. Ahh, that's why they're replacing Osmonds router.
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Re: prospective linux user
« Reply #140 on: December 07, 2016, 10:56:34 am »
Peppermint-7 Software Manager not working properly. The window shown in section 4 of Peppermint user guide does not appear. Is there an update?

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Re: prospective linux user
« Reply #141 on: December 08, 2016, 09:10:38 am »
My ISP, the Post Office, have confirmed that my router is working properly and have provided a new wireless password. This works and I am now connected wirelessly to the internet. Many thanks to you and others for your determination and patience in solving what was apparently a complex problem.

 

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Re: prospective linux user
« Reply #142 on: December 08, 2016, 09:50:13 am »
Terrific news Osmond, and for my part you're most welcome :)

Are you still having problems with the update manager ?
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Re: prospective linux user
« Reply #143 on: December 08, 2016, 05:40:12 pm »
I am in Software Manager. I click on Office, then Libroffice-calc.The entry is highlighted but there is no instal button. Ther is no window similar to that shown in the User Guide section 4.

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Re: prospective linux user
« Reply #144 on: December 08, 2016, 08:09:41 pm »
Why not try installing it from synaptic package manager.

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Re: prospective linux user
« Reply #145 on: December 08, 2016, 10:08:25 pm »
Open Software Manager

Click on the Office category

Double-click on libreoffice-calc

Click the Install button
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Re: prospective linux user
« Reply #146 on: December 09, 2016, 06:25:27 pm »
Thanks Mark. I obviously have to be a bit quicker with the double click than I have been used to. Clearly entering a faster world altogether with Peppermint.

Have successfully downloade Office and Calc. Nice to use.

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Re: prospective linux user
« Reply #147 on: December 09, 2016, 09:00:47 pm »
No problem Osmond .. as wishbone suggests above, the weapon of choice for the initiated tends to be the Synaptic Package Manager rather than the "Software Manager", it's not so pretty but having been around "forever" it's as solid and reliable as it gets, more functional, and just "does the job". :)

I'll guarantee that if you stick with Linux (or at least a Debian based distribution of Linux) it'll end up being your tool of choice too at some point.
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Re: prospective linux user
« Reply #148 on: December 13, 2016, 08:36:01 am »
I'll give it a try Mark, thank you. How do I get rid of Windows 10?

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Re: prospective linux user
« Reply #149 on: December 13, 2016, 01:11:03 pm »
So I take it the PC is currently "dual boot" (were you choose which OS to boot into shortly after turning on your PC) ?

Can you boot into Peppermint, open a terminal, and post the output from this command:
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sudo fdisk -l
so we can get an idea of you current partition layout.
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