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Peppermint 3 support (SOLVED)
« on: April 10, 2015, 01:15:22 am »
I have just installed Peppermint 2 on an old IBM ThinkPad R50 from an old cd I had.
Once I installed all the updates it is now sitting at version 3.
Everything seems to be working fine.
Basically, is Peppermint 3 still supported and for how long?
« Last Edit: April 11, 2015, 07:22:38 am by AndyInMokum »

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Re: Peppermint 3 support
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2015, 02:15:02 am »
Hi ppeppy

Welcome to the forum

Peppermint 3 is an LTS release and is supported until 2017 (hopefully someone will correct me if I'm wrong) that said I don't understand why if you installed Peppermint 2 you now have Peppermint 3 simply by installing all the updates, I'd be very surprised if there are any updates available for Peppermint 2

So can you post the terminal output of the following command so we can determine exactly what version you're actually running


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cat /etc/*release




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Re: Peppermint 3 support
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2015, 02:31:18 am »
Hi ppeppy, welcome to The Peppermint Nation  8).  It's as Emegra has said.  Peppermint Three is unofficially supported until April 2017.  We can also advise you if your machine is able run Peppermint Five.  This is essentially good until April 2019.  Could you please open a terminal window with the following keystrokes: Ctrl+Alt+t.  Enter the following command, hit enter and post the output back to the forum:

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inxi -F
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Re: Peppermint 3 support
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2015, 06:19:35 am »
Thanks for the speedy replies.

The old Live CD I used was Peppermint 3.  ::)

TO emegra
cat /etc/*release outputs

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DISTRIB_ID=Peppermint
DISTRIB_RELEASE=3
DISTRIB_CODENAME=precise
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Peppermint Three"

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inxi -F outputs

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System:    Host: ThinkPad Kernel: 3.2.0-23-generic i686 (32 bit) Desktop: LXDE
         (Openbox 3.5.0) Distro: Peppermint Three
Machine:   System: IBM (portable) product: 1830K12 version: ThinkPad R50
           Mobo: IBM model: 1830K12 Bios: IBM version: 1RETDHWW (3.13 )
      date: 10/29/2004
CPU:       Single core Intel Pentium M (-UP-) cache: 1024 KB flags: (sse sse2)
       clocked at 600.00 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] RV200/M7 [Mobility Radeon 7500]
           X.Org: 1.11.3 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution:
      1024x768@60.0hz GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI R100 (RV200 4C57) x86/MMX/SSE2
      TCL DRI2 GLX Version: 1.3 Mesa 8.0.4
Audio:     Card: Intel 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller
      driver: snd_intel8x0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: 1.0.24
Network:   Card-1: Intel 82540EP Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Mobile) driver: e1000
           IF: eth0 state: down mac: 00:0d:60:7b:00:9f
           Card-2: Intel PRO/Wireless LAN 2100 3B Mini PCI Adapter driver: ipw2100
           IF: eth1 state: up mac: 00:0c:f1:4f:b8:30
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 36.3GB (7.0% used) 1: /dev/sda IC25N040ATMR04 36.3GB
Partition: ID: / size: 11G used: 2.4G (23%) fs: ext4 ID: swap-1 size: 1.07GB used:
      0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 44.0C mobo: 34.0C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A fan-1: 3036
Info:      Processes: 104 Uptime: 33 min Memory: 123.5/495.4MB Client: Shell inxi: 1.7.33
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Now, when you say "unofficially supported until April 2017" what exactly does that mean?
« Last Edit: April 11, 2015, 01:54:45 am by ppeppy »

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Re: Peppermint 3 support
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2015, 06:31:03 am »
Peppermint 3 is based on Ubuntu 12.04 which is an Ubuntu LTS (long term support release)

It get's 99% of it's software directly from the Ubuntu software repositories, and the other bits from our Peppermint specific repository.

Now whilst we no longer update anything in the Peppermint 3 repository , 99% of it is coming directly from Ubuntu who ARE supporting 12.04 till 2017.

By the time Peppermint reaches a year old everything in the Peppermint specific repo is usually well tested and stable anyway .. so is unlikely to ever need updating (as it's generally system settings, some system adjustments, and artwork.

So though we can't technically call it a full LTS, in reality it can be treated as one because updates come direct from the mother ship so to speak

Does that clarify things ?
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Re: Peppermint 3 support
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2015, 07:25:29 am »
Hi ppeppy, your Pentium M processor doesn't have a pae flag.  Peppermint Three was the last usable release to be non-pae compatible.  However if your processor has pae capability just not the flag.  It MIGHT be able to trick it into installing Peppermint Five.  Someone else will have to guide you through the process, if it at all possible on your machine  ;).
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Re: Peppermint 3 support
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2015, 02:15:16 am »
I installed Peppermint 5 with the command option below.

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forcepae -- forcepae
All went well. Fully updated and working with usage figures of 2% CPU and 129MB RAM. Impressive :-)

Although, if there are no security concerns then I think I will stick with Peppermint 3. It just feels that bit snappier, and the usage figures of 2% CPU and 112MB RAM seem to back that up .

A useful resource for others is https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PAE.

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Re: Peppermint 3 support
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2015, 03:13:41 am »
I installed Peppermint 5 with the command option below.

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forcepae -- forcepae
All went well. Fully updated and working with usage figures of 2% CPU and 129MB RAM. Impressive :-)

Although, if there are no security concerns then I think I will stick with Peppermint 3. It just feels that bit snappier, and the usage figures of 2% CPU and 112MB RAM seem to back that up .

A useful resource for others is https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PAE.

Hi ppeppy, that's really cool.  Yeah, Peppermint Three is good until April 2017.  Now you know that your Pentium M has pae capability.  You can easily upgrade to another 32bit LTS (unofficial), when the time comes. 

Peppermint is built as a very stable minimal platform.   All the necessary tools are provided.  This includes the comprehensive and easy to follow instruction manual and of course, this forum.  This allows the newest of nOObs to easily create their own unique OS.  Hopefully, they have a lot of fun in the process too  :).   We don't believe in lumbering our users with someone else's choices.  The, "Bloat Junkie" community seem to hate this for some reason.  They want everything including the kitchen sink pre-installed  :-\.  That's not the Peppermint way and never will be.  Freedom of choice is our standard  ;).
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Re: Peppermint 3 support
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2015, 05:52:38 am »
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