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Old 27. Dec 2011, 07:15 AM   #11 (permalink)
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This is what I got. It is odd because I have JRE installed. Do you have the linux version of the game properly installed? Maybe you should download and install Kpatience instead. (Has quite a a few great solitaire games available)


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Old 27. Dec 2011, 07:55 AM   #12 (permalink)
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You are getting exactly what I get! So, maybe it's not me afterall?!

But, that is odd. It hasn't been but a couple days or maybe a week that I was on that site and it worked fine?! And, it works ok in Windows?

I'm perplexed. I guess I'll have to run FF through Wine and see if that works.

P.S. Thanks for the link. Installing it now....
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Old 27. Dec 2011, 01:30 PM   #13 (permalink)
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FYI, the Mageia default repository ships the PySol Fan Club Edition which contains over 1,000 different Solitaire games

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Old 27. Dec 2011, 04:47 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Do you happen to know if there is a version that will run on Mint or Peppermint?
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I apologize for resurrecting an old thread, but I have an old version of Peppermint (I am not sure how to tell what version it is?) that the software updater has stopped working When I attempt to update the software packages, I get an error message and nothing updates.

Is it possibly because they are no longer updating my version of Peppermint?

By the way, I downloaded and burned a CD with the new Peppermint 3 on it. I then booted with it and tried to run a live session, and it keeps stalling upon trying to run the live session. Should I just download it again and burn another CD?
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It's likely the repos are no longer active for the old version you have which is why it won't update.

It might be a bad burn (did you check the file hash?) or it could be it got burned at too high a rate. Even if the file is CD sized, I get better results using either a DVD which usually burns at a lower speed by default or pendrive.
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It might be a bad burn (did you check the file hash?) or it could be it got burned at too high a rate. Even if the file is CD sized, I get better results using either a DVD which usually burns at a lower speed by default or pendrive.
I took your advice and burned the Peppermint 3 iso onto a DVD. However, the same thing happens upon trying to run a live session. It hangs and never goes into the live session. (This is based upon booting from the DVD.)

My plan was to try a live session and then install the new Peppermint over top of the old Peppermint (i.e. replace it). Now, I'm leery. I'm afraid to do the installation since the live CD/DVD never worked.....

Any suggestions? Maybe I should try a different distro; one that will work well on and old laptop?

P.S. This old laptop cannot boot from a pendrive.
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Any suggestions? Maybe I should try a different distro; one that will work well on and old laptop?
Would seem to be the best plan as this does now appear to be a hardware compatibility issue.

Just my suggestions but I would look at Solus OS (Eveline version 1.3) Descent OS and Voyager.

http://solusos.com/
http://www.descentos.org/index.html

With Descent, you need the V3 version and not the just released Debian based V4. V3 was based on Ubuntu 12.04 and so is an LTS. Descent themselves will only be supporting this with one more service release but overall support for the base distro will remain for the life cycle of Ubuntu 12.04.

The Voyager site is in French which is why I've not included the link here, but you can use Google translate. Again, I would choose the 12.04 LTS based version and no that for 13.04.
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So, I downloaded Lubuntu, but I haven't had a chance to burn the CD/DVD yet. I also downloaded and burned Puppy Linux/Slacko.

Puppy is fast, but I'm not crazy about the interface or the desktop. It is so very different than Mint and Peppermint. Plus, I don't know if it's my laptop or what, but the graphics are really poor in Puppy. For example, I tried playing the version of Mahjongg on Puppy and it was almost un-useable due to the poor graphics.

Looking forward to giving Lubuntu a shot and then trying out the ones MC mentioned above.
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Puppy is fast, but I'm not crazy about the interface or the desktop. It is so very different than Mint and Peppermint. Plus, I don't know if it's my laptop or what, but the graphics are really poor in Puppy. For example, I tried playing the version of Mahjongg on Puppy and it was almost un-useable due to the poor graphics.
Hmm, you can try CheckMate (LXDE), Lighthouse Pup (KDE), Precise Puppy (Gnome 2.32.1) or even AlphaOS (Openbox; now part Puppy, part Arch) ...

Don't give up so easily ...
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