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Re: prospective linux user
« Reply #150 on: December 15, 2016, 08:32:45 am »


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Re: prospective linux user
« Reply #151 on: December 18, 2016, 08:11:47 am »
Any more information on removing Windows 10?

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Re: prospective linux user
« Reply #152 on: December 18, 2016, 11:20:18 am »
If you are 100% sure that you want to get rid of Windows (and you have all important data backed up) then I would suggest (as there is no easy way to remove Windows 10 and keep Peppermint) to start again with a fresh install of Peppermint. Only this time choose on the "Installation type" screen select the "Erase Disk and install Peppermint" option.

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Re: prospective linux user
« Reply #153 on: January 03, 2017, 08:53:25 am »
Sorry for the delay in replying SeZo- domestic commitments. Thanks for your advice about Windows 10 removal. I think I'll stand fast for the time being.
I'm having trouble with Panel: stuck with panel 4 and cannot change it. How do I get back to the default settings?

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Re: prospective linux user
« Reply #154 on: January 03, 2017, 11:54:25 am »
If you're using Peppermint 7 (WARNING - the script included in these instructions is ONLY for Peppermint 7, using it in ANY other distro or version may break your panel)...

To reset the panel back to defaults in Peppermint 7 - Open a terminal by hitting Ctrl+Alt+T

Now run these commands in sequence:
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cd ~
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wget --no-check-certificate https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/31525164/reset-pm7-panel.tar.gz
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tar xvf reset-pm7-panel.tar.gz
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./reset-pm7-panel.sh
You will be presented with the logout dialog .. CHOOSE LOGOUT  <-- It s VERY IMPORTANT that you choose "Logout"

Then log back on.

Panel and whiskermenu should now be back to defaults.
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Re: prospective linux user
« Reply #155 on: January 05, 2017, 03:03:19 pm »
Thanks Mark. Not quite where I was before but I won't be meddling with Panel Settings again.

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Re: prospective linux user
« Reply #156 on: January 05, 2017, 08:20:05 pm »
You you should be back to where you were before .. but probably a long time before (default, how the panel came out of the box) ;)
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Re: prospective linux user
« Reply #157 on: February 01, 2017, 11:02:29 am »
Using Firefox in Peppermint 7 to download Forum there is no "REPLY ADDPOLL...............PRINT" unlike downloading using google Chrome in Windows 7. Only "PRINT". Why is this?

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Re: prospective linux user
« Reply #158 on: February 01, 2017, 03:05:25 pm »
Because you're not logged onto the forum ;) .. those buttons only become visible when you're logged on so have permission to make changes on the forum, only "Print" is available if you're NOT logged on as that's all you have permission to do without being logged on.
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Re: prospective linux user
« Reply #159 on: February 01, 2017, 05:34:52 pm »
Pretty obvious when you think about it which I didn't.Thanks Mark

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Re: prospective linux user
« Reply #160 on: February 01, 2017, 08:18:12 pm »
No worries mate, I'd be lying if I said I'd never done exactly the same thing :-[
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Re: prospective linux user
« Reply #161 on: February 07, 2017, 09:40:42 am »
As a linux novice I have been searching for literature which may get me past GUI and into the grownup stuff. Here are a few titles I have found on Amazon:

Linux Manual,  Mike Saunders.   Linux for Beginners, Steven Jones.   Linux for Beginners, Rebecca Dwight.   Linux: The Complete Manual, Jim Martin.

Most of these appear to deal with Ubuntu whereas I have Peppermint 7. Comments and advice would be welcome. 

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Re: prospective linux user
« Reply #162 on: February 07, 2017, 12:28:06 pm »
99.999% of Ubuntu documentation/help/resources will apply to Peppermint as Peppermint is Ubuntu based .. specially where the GUI is removed from the picture ;)
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Re: prospective linux user
« Reply #163 on: February 10, 2017, 08:23:38 am »
Thanks Mark. Any comments on the list of books?


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Re: prospective linux user
« Reply #164 on: February 12, 2017, 01:13:07 am »
Not really, what's good for one person is gibberish to another .. I for example have never learned much from books (when consciously trying anyway), I learn more from experimentation and researching specific issues so I have no idea what books are "good" or not.

I mean the CompTIA Linux+ Study Guide is probably full of good stuff, but a light read it probably isn't :)

Please don't take that as a recommendation .. as I said I don't read educational/instructional books, I simply don't learn that way .. I'm more Google research/reference manual oriented.
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