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Started by donwatson, December 21, 2011, 11:19:24 PM

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donwatson

Thanks Mark (again)
I will check that topic now

take care
Don W
Novatech build
Intel Celeron CPU 1.80 Ghz   Memory 4.00GB (3.71GB usable)
Peppermint 9    64 bit     500 GB HD        496 GB Ext 4
4.0GB Swap Partition    4.0GB Extended Partition   1.1Mb Free Space
External 2TiB HD

donwatson

Thanks again Mark,
I did as instructed in your tutorial and havePeppermintOS running from the pendrive  ;D
If I put the pendrive in before switching the computer on, when I switch the computer on it boots to PeppermintOS.
If I leave off the pendrive it boots to windross.
I think I will leave any further experiments until after the festive period, but I like what I see so far.
Thanks again, you have good karma.

take care
Don W
Novatech build
Intel Celeron CPU 1.80 Ghz   Memory 4.00GB (3.71GB usable)
Peppermint 9    64 bit     500 GB HD        496 GB Ext 4
4.0GB Swap Partition    4.0GB Extended Partition   1.1Mb Free Space
External 2TiB HD


Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

#17
You're welcome :)

Be aware that running from a USB stick is MUCH slower than running from the hard drive .. so don't draw any "speed" conclusions .. also when running from the USB stick it will not have a swapfile (add that to your lack of RAM) so it may not be as stable when running multiple apps as it will be when installed on the hard drive.

PeppermintOS's default applications may also leave a bit to be desired, but it is VERY easy to install anything you may require (all in the tutorial).

But the LiveUSB will at least give you a "feel" for Peppermint :)
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donwatson

Again, many thanks Mark.
I have had a look at the tutorial and saved it to disc.
I will give it a rest over the holiday period and come back to you with my problems later.
Have a happy holiday and thanks again.

take care
Don W
Novatech build
Intel Celeron CPU 1.80 Ghz   Memory 4.00GB (3.71GB usable)
Peppermint 9    64 bit     500 GB HD        496 GB Ext 4
4.0GB Swap Partition    4.0GB Extended Partition   1.1Mb Free Space
External 2TiB HD

Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

Sure .. sounds like a plan to me ;)

I hope you have a merry Christmas and a happy new year too.
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donwatson

Hi Mark,
My first foray into the Linux world has let me send you this thank you.
I have managed to lock the OS up and hit the reboot key on the front of the computer which has restarted PeppermintOS.  ;D
I may be able to wipe this machine and install Linux only, I will wait until the holidays are over to make sure.
My grandson uses this machine to log into Super Mario, but I think Santa may be bringing him a laptop. ::)

take care
Don W
Novatech build
Intel Celeron CPU 1.80 Ghz   Memory 4.00GB (3.71GB usable)
Peppermint 9    64 bit     500 GB HD        496 GB Ext 4
4.0GB Swap Partition    4.0GB Extended Partition   1.1Mb Free Space
External 2TiB HD

Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

Santa to the rescue :)

Yeh, as I said it won't be as stable from a USB stick as it would from the hard drive due to the lack of a swapfile .. technically you *could* do a "proper" installation to the USB stick (rather than LiveUSB) which would include a swapfile, but probably not worth it unless you intend to run Linux from the USB stick for some extended period .. having a swapfile on a USB stick can also shorten the life of the USB stick.
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donwatson

Thanks Mark,
I have just been told that Santa is on his way so I can install Linux on this machine.
This will be a job for after the holidays so you have a nice rest  ;)

take care
Don W
Novatech build
Intel Celeron CPU 1.80 Ghz   Memory 4.00GB (3.71GB usable)
Peppermint 9    64 bit     500 GB HD        496 GB Ext 4
4.0GB Swap Partition    4.0GB Extended Partition   1.1Mb Free Space
External 2TiB HD

Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

Okey dokey .. catch you on the other side of the holidays :) .. and have fun.
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Tramlink

I have peppermint 2 running on a 10 year old IBM laptop with no problems so enjoy the fast start-up and shut down.

donwatson

Thanks for the encouragement chaps.
I booted with the USB Pendrive this morning and chose Install alongside XP.
I presume I can remove the Pendrive now that PeppermintOS is installed.
I have an Epson Stylus SX130 printer/ scanner and I have a Linux driver for it in my Windross files, I haven't found out how to copy from "there" to "here".
I will install the needed bits and pieces later when I have stopped playing around, using stage 5 in the tutorial Mark directed me to.
I was very surprised that I managed an Internet connection so easily, I literally did nothing, it was just there to use, hence this post.
Why it was surprising was I have never managed to get my email connection on this machine and Internet Explorer never seemed to work properly.
I may set up a GMail account.
Thanks again everybody for all your help and encouragement, I will be back when I encounter problems.
take care
Don W
PS I use an IBM keyboard that is at least 15 years old and built like a tank :)
Novatech build
Intel Celeron CPU 1.80 Ghz   Memory 4.00GB (3.71GB usable)
Peppermint 9    64 bit     500 GB HD        496 GB Ext 4
4.0GB Swap Partition    4.0GB Extended Partition   1.1Mb Free Space
External 2TiB HD

Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

Glad to hear it's going well for you :)

Yes, if you've installed Peppermint to the hard drive you can remove the LiveUSB stick and boot to the hard drive.
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Tramlink

Installing Epson Stylus SX130 printer/ scanner if you go to install printers "menu/system tools/printing you may find that a driver for the printer is already available.

Epson printers are will supported in Linux.

donwatson

Thanks Tramlink,
Did as you suggested, and printed out a test page,
Everything appears to be working ok.
As this is a printer/scanner I will leave the scanning until tomorrow.

take care
Don W
Novatech build
Intel Celeron CPU 1.80 Ghz   Memory 4.00GB (3.71GB usable)
Peppermint 9    64 bit     500 GB HD        496 GB Ext 4
4.0GB Swap Partition    4.0GB Extended Partition   1.1Mb Free Space
External 2TiB HD

Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

OK, to install the drivers for the scanner (for an Epson SX130 in PeppermintOS Two, which is based on Ubuntu 11.04 32bit) ..

First install the xsane scanning application:
sudo apt-get install xsane

Now you need to install the iScan driver packages .. you can either search for them on the Avasys website here:
http://www.avasys.jp/lx-bin2/linux_e/spc/DL1.do (http://www.avasys.jp/lx-bin2/linux_e/spc/DL1.do)
or download the correct ones directly from my dropbox (I can't post direct links to the drivers from the Avasys website .. it doesn't allow direct linking):

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11876059/Epson-SX130/iscan-data_1.13.0-1_all.deb (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11876059/Epson-SX130/iscan-data_1.13.0-1_all.deb)
then
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11876059/Epson-SX130/iscan_2.28.1-3.ltdl7_i386.deb (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11876059/Epson-SX130/iscan_2.28.1-3.ltdl7_i386.deb)

you can install them by double-clicking the .deb packages .. but they must be installed in the order above.

Once installed, start up Xsane, and see if it finds your scanner.

I take it the printer/scanner is connected by USB cable ?




If you already have the printer working I doubt if you need to install the printer driver from Avasys .. but I'll link to it anyway just in case:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11876059/Epson-SX130/epson-inkjet-printer-201101w_1.0.0-1lsb3.2_i386.deb (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11876059/Epson-SX130/epson-inkjet-printer-201101w_1.0.0-1lsb3.2_i386.deb)
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