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Re: Peppermint 6 Respin with full UEFI support and a new version of Ice released
« Reply #15 on: September 07, 2015, 07:12:52 am »
Thanks for that. A and B I had already done with your help :P and I dont do enough screen shots to worry. Del on desktop and its gone  8)
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Re: Peppermint 6 Respin with full UEFI support and a new version of Ice released
« Reply #16 on: September 07, 2015, 09:45:31 am »
Hi All

New video up and done on the fab new respin congratz to all who contributed to the best distro on the planet.


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Re: Peppermint 6 Respin with full UEFI support and a new version of Ice released
« Reply #17 on: September 07, 2015, 10:25:22 am »
Thanks LHG .. video says it all :)
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Re: Peppermint 6 Respin with full UEFI support and a new version of Ice released
« Reply #18 on: September 07, 2015, 11:19:03 am »
I for one would greatly appreciate a tutorial on updating the theme packages.
The included "peppermix-dark" theme I never really liked but the updated version sounds nice!

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Re: Peppermint 6 Respin with full UEFI support and a new version of Ice released
« Reply #19 on: September 07, 2015, 11:26:52 am »
This is just outstanding!



And, the resulting SSB:



I love it!  Great job, guys!  I may even start using SSBs now that they work in Firefox.  The fact that they only worked with Chromium before is what stopped me from making use of them.

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Re: Peppermint 6 Respin with full UEFI support and a new version of Ice released
« Reply #20 on: September 07, 2015, 11:42:53 am »
@ hotrodwinston

I'll write up a tutorial as soon as I get the chance.

@ scifidude79

Tiz pretty cool innit .. as a hater of the Chrome/Chromium rendering engine and therefore being a Firefox user I was also being denied SSB's
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Re: Peppermint 6 Respin with full UEFI support and a new version of Ice released
« Reply #21 on: September 07, 2015, 11:45:23 am »
@ scifidude79

Tiz pretty cool innit .. as a hater of the Chrome/Chromium rendering engine and therefore being a Firefox user I was also being denied SSB's

Yeah, it's cool. I'm definitely going to keep the one I made for the forum.  I'm still using it and it's really handy.  :D  I'll have to see if there are any more sites I want to add an SSB for.   ;D

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Re: Peppermint 6 Respin with full UEFI support and a new version of Ice released
« Reply #22 on: September 07, 2015, 11:45:48 am »
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Cool .. and thanks again for being one of my UEFI guinea pigs ;)
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Re: Peppermint 6 Respin with full UEFI support and a new version of Ice released
« Reply #23 on: September 07, 2015, 11:49:09 am »
Hint for people using Firefox SSB's

The "Alt+<left/righ arrow key>" key combo's can be used for navigating back/forward a page.
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just hitting "Alt" on it's own, then releasing it will display the menu bar, so you could theoretically add firefox addons on a per SSB basis, or print, etc.
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Re: Peppermint 6 Respin with full UEFI support and a new version of Ice released
« Reply #24 on: September 07, 2015, 12:11:11 pm »
Great news.  Thanks to Team Peppermint. ;D

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Re: Peppermint 6 Respin with full UEFI support and a new version of Ice released
« Reply #25 on: September 07, 2015, 05:57:30 pm »
Thanks perkh .. we decided to get the UEFI support out the door as quickly as possible, Peppermint 6 was just out of reach for some people and that just didn't feel right.

I got excited about "full" UEFI support in the Distrowatch announcement until I saw that is really only for 64-bit systems.  That leaves out my 3 Window 8.x Atom-based 32-bit tablets, so is not what I can consider "full" support.  This omission is really leaving a LOT of such tablets out. Knoppix can do it with a flexible scheme that supports both 32-bit and 64-bit systems in one ISO, so I know it can be done.  Still out of reach for those machines...

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Re: Peppermint 6 Respin with full UEFI support and a new version of Ice released
« Reply #26 on: September 07, 2015, 06:04:01 pm »
I loaded Peppermint 6 on a new-to-me used machine I got on eBay. The new version is a really good release. 

I did have one issue in which some software installs would hang at 99 percent, so I will need to look up if there is something I should do to correct that.

I still run Peppermint 5 on my daily laptop, but now I know I can switch to 6 someday without any concerns.

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Re: Peppermint 6 Respin with full UEFI support and a new version of Ice released
« Reply #27 on: September 07, 2015, 08:11:32 pm »
I loaded Peppermint 6 on a new-to-me used machine I got on eBay. The new version is a really good release. 

I did have one issue in which some software installs would hang at 99 percent, so I will need to look up if there is something I should do to correct that.

I still run Peppermint 5 on my daily laptop, but now I know I can switch to 6 someday without any concerns.

Which software ?
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Re: Peppermint 6 Respin with full UEFI support and a new version of Ice released
« Reply #28 on: September 08, 2015, 12:10:00 pm »
If you want a tutorial on how to manually apply (b) and (c), let me know.

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Re: Peppermint 6 Respin with full UEFI support and a new version of Ice released
« Reply #29 on: September 08, 2015, 01:12:33 pm »
OK the easiest way to add the Peppermix-Dark theme tweaks without risking screwing up the original would be for us to download another theme called Peppermix-Dark-Respin from my dropbox that contains all the tweaks (including a new tweak that turns the calendar text to light grey, which isn't in the respin) then switch to it.

So open a terminal and run these commands in sequence:
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cd /usr/share/themes
then
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sudo wget https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/31525164/Peppermix-Dark-Respin.tar.gz
then
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sudo tar xvf Peppermix-Dark-Respin.tar.gz
Now go to

menu > Preferences > Customise Look and Feel > Widget (tab)

in the left hand column select "Peppermix-Dark-Respin" and click the "Apply" button.



Fixes:-

Remove the leftover xfce4-power-manager-data:
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sudo apt-get remove --purge xfce4-power-manager-data
Now to fix the Window-Shot duplication...

Run:
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gedit ~/.config/peppermint-control-center/xbindkeys.conf
find the section that reads:
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#Print Screen
"scrot 'Screenshot_%Y-%m-%d_%H:%M:%S.png' -e 'mv $f ~/Desktop/'"
    Print

#Print Window
"scrot -u -b 'Windowshot_%Y-%m-%d_%H:%M:%S.png' -e 'mv $f ~/Desktop/'"
    Alt+Print

#Print Window
"scrot -u -b"
   Alt + Print

#Screen Lock
"lxlock"
   Control+Alt + l
and remove the second "Print Window" entry, so that section now reads:
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#Print Screen
"scrot 'Screenshot_%Y-%m-%d_%H:%M:%S.png' -e 'mv $f ~/Desktop/'"
    Print

#Print Window
"scrot -u -b 'Windowshot_%Y-%m-%d_%H:%M:%S.png' -e 'mv $f ~/Desktop/'"
    Alt+Print

#Screen Lock
"lxlock"
   Control+Alt + l
SAVE the file and exit gedit.

Back in the terminal run:
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sudo gedit /etc/skel/.config/peppermint-control-center/xbindkeys.conf
find the section that reads:
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#Print Screen
"scrot 'Screenshot_%Y-%m-%d_%H:%M:%S.png' -e 'mv $f ~/Desktop/'"
    Print

#Print Window
"scrot -u -b 'Windowshot_%Y-%m-%d_%H:%M:%S.png' -e 'mv $f ~/Desktop/'"
    Alt+Print

#Print Window
"scrot -u -b"
   Alt + Print

#Screen Lock
"lxlock"
   Control+Alt + l
and remove the second "Print Window" entry, so that section now reads:
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#Print Screen
"scrot 'Screenshot_%Y-%m-%d_%H:%M:%S.png' -e 'mv $f ~/Desktop/'"
    Print

#Print Window
"scrot -u -b 'Windowshot_%Y-%m-%d_%H:%M:%S.png' -e 'mv $f ~/Desktop/'"
    Alt+Print

#Screen Lock
"lxlock"
   Control+Alt + l
SAVE the file and exit gedit.

Now do a Full system update:
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sudo apt-get update
then
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sudo apt-get upgrade
then
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sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
and finally REBOOT.

That's it, your system is now the same as the Respin .. the only difference is the 64bit version of the respin can be installed on UEFI systems, and the respin ISO image has the minimum disk space requirement lowered, but these are things that are solely applicable during installation so only really apply to the LiveCD ISO image.
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