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Re: 4GB RAM laptop wanted
« Reply #30 on: September 29, 2018, 03:41:26 pm »
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Re: 4GB RAM laptop wanted
« Reply #31 on: September 29, 2018, 05:40:35 pm »
Thanks!
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Re: 4GB RAM laptop wanted
« Reply #32 on: October 03, 2018, 09:32:36 pm »
The Dell E laptop we were looking at Mark is now gone, but on the 10th and 11th I will look for another and if you have the time please would you assist me find one? Pay day is around the 12th. I've been to the business appt and no funding around now, so my budget will be about £150 max.
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Re: 4GB RAM laptop wanted
« Reply #33 on: October 03, 2018, 10:04:51 pm »
Sure .. gimme a shout when you're ready.
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Re: 4GB RAM laptop wanted
« Reply #34 on: October 08, 2018, 09:34:12 pm »
Hey Mark good news! My bro who is a nurse has a laptop I can have- just got an email off my mother. She said he told her it's a good one ( not old) and he has hardly used it. So I expect to acquire that in a week or two. I don't know what the model/specs are yet but asked my Mum to ask him ( I don't see him that often as he's always at work).

So it should be Linux-able and if there is less than 4GB RAM I could get the Polish computer guy to put more on.

I'll keep you posted!
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Re: 4GB RAM laptop wanted
« Reply #35 on: October 09, 2018, 08:35:56 am »
Cool .. gimme a shout once you have it and I'll help you install Linux if you want.
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Re: 4GB RAM laptop wanted
« Reply #36 on: October 21, 2018, 01:03:38 pm »
Cool .. gimme a shout once you have it and I'll help you install Linux if you want.

Well I never Mark my mother emailed me Friday and said my bro had taken the laptop to my other bro A- who loves macs and  the other bro had not been able to boot it up saying he thought it had crashed ( he hardly used the laptop which he got as a gift brand new about 2 years ago). So A- who is good at IT said he would check it over and then put Linux onto it. He told my mother he's put Linux on his, but he always had macs so I wonder if he's been converted to Linux Mark! He would never use any OS but mac before.  He replied to my email about what distro he's got- it's Ubuntu. I sent him a link to Peppermint 9 and suggested he might wanna try this one if he hasn't already put Ubuntu on it. If he has no worries, just as you say Peppermint is lighter on the desktop.

I've asked him in the email what the model of the laptop is and how much RAM it's got.

So, when I get it I'll have a look and see how it's running. I will prob have something for us to do Mark such as finding a software that I can use to make videos ( I want to make videos of my artwork), oh and when I'm happy that this laptop is running great then there is that little Dell netbook to sort out. It runs very slow and has no sound! It's got Mint right now. But it only has 1GB RAM and a very tiny SSD drive which cannot be replaced- the Polish computer guy said he could not replace it nor add RAM to it. I'm keeping it as it is right now as my scanner works on it which my Chromebook is no good for.

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Re: 4GB RAM laptop wanted
« Reply #37 on: October 23, 2018, 06:09:57 pm »
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Re: 4GB RAM laptop wanted
« Reply #38 on: October 27, 2018, 08:10:49 pm »
No worries .. gimme a shout whenever you're ready.

I got the laptop today Mark. My mother brought it into town when we met for coffee. It is not a laptop though- it's an Asus "notebook"- so a netbook. That's fine with me though as looking at an article online it says it has 4GB RAM, and it has a webcam. I had a look and it's a decent webcam. I am just charging it up. My bro put Ubuntu on it. It also has Firefox, but I want to have Google  Chrome as my main browser so I can access all my log ins and files that I've got on my Chromebook. I prob won't use Firefox much, only when it's useful to be using 2 browsers at once. Does having more than one browser downloaded take up much HD space?

This is the notebook:

https://www.pocket-lint.com/laptops/reviews/asus/129873-asus-x102b-review

I dunno know what version of Ubuntu my bro put on it but it looks smart and not an old version. If you can kindly tell me how to find out the distro version and my system specs I'll post them here.

Oh I hope Tux Racer is on there - I love that game!

I will take a better look later when the battery is fully charged so I can have it on my knee whilst on my Chromebook. I think it might be a good enough machine as it connected instantly to my wi fi and seems to have most of the software and enough RAM.

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Re: 4GB RAM laptop wanted
« Reply #39 on: October 27, 2018, 08:22:27 pm »
My Mum had told me the "laptop" was quite new and my brother had been given it as a gift by one of his doctor friends so it was fairly new ( about 2 years old) but she said it was smaller than my Chromebook and her own laptop. I said it sounded like a netbook, but I didn't think they were still being made, but seems I was wrong there!

I don't need a big screen to use it for tutoring online ( via webcam). I can use my Chromebook for most things.

Mark I also need help with the log in my bro set up. It has my user name on booting up and whilst I can go to Firefox and the applications it keeps going back to the password box, which when I type in the p/w my mother gave me it says it is wrong. Is there a way to reset it to another one?
« Last Edit: October 27, 2018, 10:13:09 pm by Melissa »
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Re: 4GB RAM laptop wanted
« Reply #40 on: October 27, 2018, 09:28:40 pm »
Open a terminal and run:
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cat /etc/lsb-release
that should tell you the Ubuntu version.

It'd also be good to know if it's the 32 or 64bit version of Ubuntu, so what's the output from:
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uname -a
I'll then tell you how to install Chrome/Chromium



Mark I also need help with the log in my bro set up. It has my user name on booting up and whilst I can go to Firefox and the applications it keeps going back to the password box, which when I type in the p/w my mother gave me it says it is wrong. Is there a way to reset it to another one?

Yes, but it'll take a little work on your behalf .. I'll post instructions once you have answered the above questions.

[EDIT]

Almost forgot, also post the output from:
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blkid
and
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cat /etc/fstab
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Re: 4GB RAM laptop wanted
« Reply #41 on: October 27, 2018, 09:53:11 pm »
Mark I've done that but tried to log into this site on the notebook but it says my password is wrong and as I'm always logged in here trying to find out what it is. Tried to save the terminal results onto my data stick but it said I had no user rights to do that. I will try and see if my last pass thingy can tell me the password for this forum so I can log into it from the notebook.
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Re: 4GB RAM laptop wanted
« Reply #42 on: October 27, 2018, 09:57:49 pm »
Worst case scenario .. use the forums reset password function, it'll email you a password reset.

I can't help you here because we never know your passwords .. they are hashed.

Maybe your browser enters the password for you ? .. if so you should be able to get your browser to tell you what it is .. but unless I know which browser I can't give you instructions.
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Re: 4GB RAM laptop wanted
« Reply #43 on: October 27, 2018, 10:02:42 pm »
If you're using Chrome/Chromium, in the browser go to
chrome://settings/passwords

look for this forum in the list of saved passwords (linuxforums.org.uk) .. then click the little "eye" symbol to reveal the password.

DO NOT post what it is here ;)
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Re: 4GB RAM laptop wanted
« Reply #44 on: October 27, 2018, 10:05:02 pm »
Found it on last pass, so on the notebook right now. Thanks. Here is the results from the terminal:

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kari@k-X102BA:~$ cat /etc/lsb-release
DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=18.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=bionic
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 18.04 LTS"
kari@k-X102BA:~$ uname -a
Linux k-X102BA 4.15.0-36-generic #39-Ubuntu SMP Mon Sep 24 16:19:09 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
kari@k-X102BA:~$ blkid
kari@k-X102BA:~$ cat /etc/fstab
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
# device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
# that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
#
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
# / was on /dev/sda2 during installation
UUID=1827e01d-692c-4376-9166-bd72d5bd5b63 /               ext4    errors=remount-ro 0       1
# /boot/efi was on /dev/sda1 during installation
UUID=6563-5C0F  /boot/efi       vfat    umask=0077      0       1
/swapfile                                 none            swap    sw              0       0
kari@k-X102BA:~$

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