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by seavagabond
Sat Mar 14, 2015 12:41 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: WIFI not working on Mint 17.1
Replies: 6
Views: 999

Re: WIFI not working on Mint 17.1

It works!
I can use the internal WIFI, at last!
The computer is Zoostorm 15.6" Notebook Laptop Pentium Dual Core B980 4GB 320GB DVDRW No OS
Thank you all for the help.
by seavagabond
Sat Mar 14, 2015 11:52 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: WIFI not working on Mint 17.1
Replies: 6
Views: 999

Re: WIFI not working on Mint 17.1

Hi, Thank you for the help. I run the commands suggested by JeremyB but there has been no visible change. This is the outcome of the commands suggested by AlbertP: francesca@zoostorm ~ $ inxi -N Network: Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver: r8169 Card-2: ...
by seavagabond
Fri Mar 13, 2015 9:20 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: WIFI not working on Mint 17.1
Replies: 6
Views: 999

WIFI not working on Mint 17.1

Hello, I had Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon installed on my laptop, which was new at the time, and the internal WIFI only worked if in the immediate vicinity of a WIFI. So I bought the following external WIFI that worked fine: Realtek RTL8723AE PCIe Wireless Network Adapter (Realtek ASUS EZ) I installed rec...
by seavagabond
Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:06 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Trouble installing Mint? Me too. Here are some things to try
Replies: 63
Views: 45205

Re: Trouble installing Mint? Me too. Here are some things to

I had a lot of trouble installing Linux Mint on a 2003/2004 Sony Vaio laptop and had almost given up. I finally managed to install Linux Mint 13 Mate (Mint 14 wouldn't run since it needs PAE). I installed Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS with Xfce4 desktop downloading the mini.iso image from: Index of /ubuntu/dis...
by seavagabond
Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:44 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 14 on old laptop?
Replies: 34
Views: 8008

Re: Mint 14 on old laptop?

I forgot to mention the excellent tutorial [How to] Convert Ubuntu 12.04 to Linux Mint 13
http://blog.shaffner.net/how-to-convert-ubuntu-12-04-to-linux-mint-13/

that allowed me to convert Ubuntu 12.04 to Linux Mint 13.
by seavagabond
Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:59 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 14 on old laptop?
Replies: 34
Views: 8008

Re: Mint 14 on old laptop?

Mint 13 Mate installed and working, at last! It only took ten days. @excollier, it took me two full days reading over and over again the page to understand how Plop Linux works, also suggested by cwsnyder, but basically it boils down to: 1. download ploplinux-4.2.2.iso at http://www.plop.at/en/plopl...
by seavagabond
Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:54 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 14 on old laptop?
Replies: 34
Views: 8008

Re: Mint 14 on old laptop?

OK, after several attempts with 2 DVDs and 4 CDs, 3 attempts with bootable USB drive, in total having tried to install Mint 14 Cinnamon, Mint 13 Mate, Mint 13 Mate reduced CD version, Mint 13 Xfcce and Mint 12 Lxde CD version, I finally installed Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS with Xfce4 desktop downloading the...
by seavagabond
Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 14 on old laptop?
Replies: 34
Views: 8008

Re: Mint 14 on old laptop?

Found a Ubuntu 12.04 non-PAE mini.iso, it is installing fine with Plop Linux only to find out that one needs to be an electronic engineer to complete the installation. I need to know what is the Wireless ESSID, the eth1, the DHCP hostname, WEP security key, … or abort installation. Been on this ten ...
by seavagabond
Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:03 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 14 on old laptop?
Replies: 34
Views: 8008

Re: Mint 14 on old laptop?

Always using Plop Linux booting manager I tried to install Ubuntu 12.10 from a bootable usb, then tried Ubuntu 12.04, but the laptop wouldn't boot from the usb drive. I burnt a CD with Ubuntu 12.10 (the mini.iso that would fit in the CD) and finally the laptop started to boot, only to find out that ...
by seavagabond
Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:19 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Obtrusive Windows licence agreement, broken packages, etc.
Replies: 11
Views: 1722

Re: Obtrusive Windows licence agreement, broken packages, e

Thank you vicking777, online again. Will try to install some other application and see if I get more error messages. When running:

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sudo telinit 1


the /ttf-mscorefonts-installer bug was removed completely - or so it seems so far!
Thank you srs5694.
by seavagabond
Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:45 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Obtrusive Windows licence agreement, broken packages, etc.
Replies: 11
Views: 1722

Re: Obtrusive Windows licence agreement, broken packages, e

Help! my Network Manager is not running any more. I'm connecting from another computer. I run sudo rm -f /var/cache/apt/archives/lock But I still got some error messages, so I run the command sudo telinit 1 and things seemed to work better, after I rebooted the laptop with sudo telinit 2 I had lost ...
by seavagabond
Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:59 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 14 on old laptop?
Replies: 34
Views: 8008

Re: Mint 14 on old laptop?

Non start, I thought the idea was to include the Mint ISO file in the Plop Linux CD itself (http://www.plop.at/en/ploplinux/livecd.html#licreate) but maybe not.
by seavagabond
Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:39 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 14 on old laptop?
Replies: 34
Views: 8008

Re: Mint 14 on old laptop?

Even with Plop Linux the laptop refuses to boot from the USB, I tried with both Mint 13 Xfce and Mint 12 Lxde. Still using Plop Linux I could boot from the CD version of Linux Mint 13 Maya 32-bit made by Gutknecht (http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=103449) but it only runs from th...
by seavagabond
Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:16 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Obtrusive Windows licence agreement, broken packages, etc.
Replies: 11
Views: 1722

Re: Obtrusive Windows licence agreement, broken packages, e

Thanks, done that. Finding things still confusing, I still get the message: E: Could not get lock /var/cache/apt/archives/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock directory /var/cache/apt/archives/[/quote] Below is what I've done: sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-inst...
by seavagabond
Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:03 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Obtrusive Windows licence agreement, broken packages, etc.
Replies: 11
Views: 1722

Re: Obtrusive Windows licence agreement, broken packages, e

The mscorefonts-installer popped up again when doing something and it doesn't allow me to accept it (at least I didn't find a way), so I tried to uninstall it and I get the following: sudo dpkg -P ttf-mscorefonts-installer dpkg: error processing ttf-mscorefonts-installer (--purge): Package is in a v...
by seavagabond
Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:40 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 14 on old laptop?
Replies: 34
Views: 8008

Re: Mint 14 on old laptop?

cwsnyder I downloaded the file ploplinux-4.2.2.iso and burnt a CD. I loaded the CD and inserted the bootable Usb drive in the Sony Vaio. When I started it did start with Plop Linux (GREAT!) In the menu I selected “Plop Boot Manager”. A small menu appeared with the options: hda partition 1 floppy cdr...
by seavagabond
Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:45 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 14 on old laptop?
Replies: 34
Views: 8008

Re: Mint 14 on old laptop?

I run the commands again and I got: francesca@PORTEGE-R500 /media $ mkdir /mnt/usb mkdir: cannot create directory `/mnt/usb': File exists francesca@PORTEGE-R500 /media $ mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/usb -t vfat mount: only root can do that francesca@PORTEGE-R500 /media $ sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/usb -t vfa...
by seavagabond
Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:24 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 14 on old laptop?
Replies: 34
Views: 8008

Re: Mint 14 on old laptop?

Started making sense of the instructions how to create the Plop Linux - Bootable USB drive. But now stuck since I cannot find the bash command to recreate the partition /dev/sdb1 that I must have deleted when reformatting the bootable Usb drive with Linux Mint 13 "Maya" - Xfce – 32-bit. I ...
by seavagabond
Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:24 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Obtrusive Windows licence agreement, broken packages, etc.
Replies: 11
Views: 1722

Obtrusive Windows licence agreement, broken packages, etc.

Had been experiencing a few problems with the system when installing new applications. I have a Toshiba Portege R500 and have Mint 13 Maya Mate 64-bits installed. The Software Manager has stopped working for a long time now and I use the command line instead. Recently I tried to install Wine, since ...

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