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Program tabs disappearing in Linpus
« on: September 12, 2012, 04:36:41 am »
Had this intermittently for a while, but just lost a whole letter I'd written.  All the program tabs just suddenly disappear, and you can't see or open them when try cycle w alt-tab- programs are still running somewhere (inc audio of pcm player), and you can shut them with process manager  (but not see as running programs)+ restart them, but it's extremely annoying. Anyway to force programs that are running to display with terminal or elsesways.      Is there another file manager for Linpus?

I kept getting the warning to update to FF14 dozens of times, and I finally made mistake and hit execute- surprise surprise- the FF 14.5 installed immediately and works fine- shocking- FF developed a Debian version that works fine on Linpus?? Don't know if it downloaded it all the background or if it was small security update. Now it wants to install FF15, but that's 16megs. Is FF smarter with more versions now?

Is there a way to dual boot Linpus and Peppermint, and should one now do PM3 (that isn't slower than 2?)?

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Re: Program tabs disappearing in Linpus
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2012, 01:50:14 pm »
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Is there another file manager for Linpus?


There probably is/was .. but now the repositories for Fedora core 8 have been archived, there's probably no easy way to install it (or anything else for that matter), even reinstalling Thunar woud be problematic :(

For this reason, Linpus should be considered a dead end .. you'll struggle to get ANYTHING installed on it now .. even reinstalling from scratch (from the DVD) will probably leave you unable to receive system updates.

Linpus Lite (as came on the Acer Aspire One) is a dead OS .. kinda like trying to get stuff to work with Windows 95 now, most new stuff simply won't work (because they have dependencies that aren't available .. and there's no way to get the new dependecies) and those few new apps that do will be VERY hard work to install.

Scrap Linpus Lite .. it's no longer supported, or supportable.

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Is FF smarter with more versions now?


I'm not quite sure what you mean by that ??? .. but it's nice to know FF14 runs in Linpus, where FF8 didn't.

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Is there a way to dual boot Linpus and Peppermint, and should one now do PM3 (that isn't slower than 2?)?


You probably *can* dual boot Linpus Lite/Peppermint, but it would mean resizing the Linpus partitions, and I have no way of knowing how that would affect the AUFS file system Linpus uses for overlaying the SDcard onto the /home directory.
(plus if you're using the default 8GB SSD there wouldn't be enough room)

Personally I''d say it would be safer to install Peppermint on an external USB HDD, and use the F11 key on your AA1 to select it as the boot device at startup .. but during installation you'd need to be VERY careful you don't overwrite the MBR of the internal drive, as again Linpus doesn't make that easy to fix.

Peppermint Three is not really that much slower than Peppermint Two (if at all) .. certainly not if you have installed more than te default 512MB RAM, but it's default memory footprint isn't much larger anyway :)

I've written a new Tutorial for installing PeppermintOS Three on an Acer Aspire One here:
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Re: Program tabs disappearing in Linpus
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2012, 09:17:26 pm »
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Had this intermittently for a while, but just lost a whole letter I'd written.  All the program tabs just suddenly disappear, and you can't see or open them when try cycle w alt-tab- programs are still running somewhere (inc audio of pcm player)

You could try (as a temp measure) to switch away from the Fisher Price desktop to a standard Xfce desktop with Desktop-Switcher:
http://aspireonemania.blogspot.co.uk/2008/12/linpus-desktop-switching.html

Otherwise I am with Mark, replace Linpus with something more up-to-date :)


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Re: Program tabs disappearing in Linpus
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2012, 04:28:06 pm »
Thanks. Might use that desktop switcher once I see what it's switching to- hate the locked Linpus desktop.

Found what's causing or how to reverse my problem- think it is somehow creating 2nd work space, caused by scrolling (rt side of touchpad) when the cursor is on right edge
or off the right edge of screen. If you juggle/tap cursor around there was able to get tabs back, and even switch between different sets of FF tabs. I see I have 3 workspaces in "Workspaces + Margins" extended menu-
how does one cycle normally between them?

i'm having hellish problems with ext HD's and flash losing permission to write in Ubuntu, after I use it on AAO +/or Windows, even though write is still enabled for owner. What's the terminal
command (CHMOD?) format to force a drive open?

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Re: Program tabs disappearing in Linpus
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2012, 10:24:43 pm »
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I see I have 3 workspaces in "Workspaces + Margins" extended menu-
how does one cycle normally between them?

Try CTRL+ALT+Left or Right arrow to switch between workspaces.
Alternatively you could just reduce the number of workspaces to 1 (default)
by (Settings→Workspaces Setting) and reduce the number of workspaces using the spinner control

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i'm having hellish problems with ext HD's and flash losing permission to write in Ubuntu, after I use it on AAO +/or Windows, even though write is still enabled for owner.
 
What is the file format of the drive/flash?
FAT32 would not preserve any permissions (anybody can read and write to it)

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Re: Program tabs disappearing in Linpus
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2012, 10:50:15 pm »
Great. The Ctr-Alt-Rt Lf works- that would have saved me a bit of work. Damn Acer couldn't put that in any manual. That's standard in Ubuntu too? Does it use less resources
to spread open windows out over 2 workspaces?

The jump drive(s) are Fat32, the external HD is NTFS, but it is just falling out and all partitions disappearing from the file manager on Ubuntu (maybe bad connection). Linpus
doesn't let me write to it. Following is 4gb jumpdrive response:
Failed to copy "/mnt/home/Articles/Hammerschlag-RES3.doc" to "/media/PEPPERMINT/MINE/Hammerschlag-RES3.doc".
Failed to open "/media/PEPPERMINT/MINE/Hammerschlag-RES3.doc" for writing (Read-only file system)

That's the drive AA1 thinks is a floppy.

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Re: Program tabs disappearing in Linpus
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2012, 11:04:29 pm »
If it's mounting as read-only, there's a good chance the file system is flagged as dirty .. Plug it into a windows PC (as it's a windows file system), and run chkdsk on it, chkdsk should fix any errors and mark the drive clean .. then hopefully it should mount read/write in Linux.



If you unplug the external drive .. wait 10 seconds .. replug the drive .. then run:
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dmesg | tail -n 25
you'll probably see it being remounted as read-only because it's flagged as dirty (has file system errors).
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