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Does Peppermint OS 6 ever pickup the correct monitor resolution?  This is my second PC that I will have to work on getting the correct monitor resolution.  I first tried it on an 11 year old AMD PC my aunt was getting rid of a few months ago.  It took me a while to figure out how to get the correct monitor resolution.  The highest resolution upon install was 1024x768.  I had to piece it together from two different sources.  The resolution  i needed was 1440x900.  Lubuntu 15.10 (I didn't try 14.04) detected the correct resolution no problem. 

I recently bought a Gigabyte Brix S Ultra Compact PC Kit with the Intel Core i3-6100U processor, Intel HD Graphics 520, Realtek audio and Intel lan and wireless.  Ubuntu 16.04 detected everything flawlessly.  I know Peppermint OS 6 is based on 14.04.  It did not detect the correct monitor resolution of this PC either.  I thought it would have better luck with a newer PC.  I hope Peppermint OS 7 will be able to do this.  I really like what I've seen of 6 but it is such a pain to get the correct  monitor resolution.

Can somebody please help me with instructions to get the correct monitor resolution?  Thanks in advance for the help.
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Re: Peppermint OS 6 not showing correct monitor resolution
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2016, 02:51:22 am »
menu > settings > display settings (or something like this, my OS isn't english)

You can choose a resolution and save it

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Re: Peppermint OS 6 not showing correct monitor resolution
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2016, 05:44:16 am »
Hi SleepD and welcome to the Forums

Sorry you are having problems, lets start the process to get you some help.

Please can you provide the output from your Terminal window - you can get to the terminal by pressing
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then type in, or copy and paste it as Linux is "Case senstitive"

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inxi -F

This will provide the Technical Spec for others to assist further.

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Re: Peppermint OS 6 not showing correct monitor resolution
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2016, 01:26:47 am »
Thanks for the help  zebedeeboss.  I don't know if it matters that I am currently running Ubuntu.

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System:    Host: Kernel: 4.4.0-22-generic x86_64 (64 bit)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 2.8.6  Distro: Ubuntu 16.04 xenial
Machine:   Mobo: GIGABYTE model: MKLP3AP-00 v: 1.x
           Bios: American Megatrends v: F3 date: 10/20/2015
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i3-6100U (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB
           clock speeds: max: 2300 MHz 1: 430 MHz 2: 479 MHz 3: 469 MHz
           4: 424 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Sky Lake Integrated Graphics
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.3 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1280x1024@60.02hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 520 (Skylake GT2)
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 11.2.0
Audio:     Card Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-22-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel Ethernet Connection I219-V driver: e1000e
           IF: enp0s31f6 state: down mac: 40:8d:5c:a3:36:88
           Card-2: Intel Wireless 3165 driver: iwlwifi
           IF: wlp1s0 state: up mac: e0:94:67:23:9b:9b
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 500.1GB (2.4% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: HGST_HTS725050A7 size: 500.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 75G used: 7.4G (11%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda3
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 4.10GB used: 0.37GB (9%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda2
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8C mobo: 27.8C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 219 Uptime: 3:15 Memory: 1187.4/3870.8MB
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Re: Peppermint OS 6 not showing correct monitor resolution
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2016, 08:01:55 pm »
I don't think 14.04 got support for Skylake until the 14.04.4 point release .. you can update Peppermint 6 to the 14.04.4 kernel and xorg stack (basically those from 15.0) by following the instructions here:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/LTSEnablementStack

So if you're running 64bit Peppermint 6 you'd want to run:
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sudo apt-get install --install-recommends linux-generic-lts-wily xserver-xorg-core-lts-wily xserver-xorg-lts-wily xserver-xorg-video-all-lts-wily xserver-xorg-input-all-lts-wily libwayland-egl1-mesa-lts-wily libgl1-mesa-glx-lts-wily libgl1-mesa-glx-lts-wily:i386 libglapi-mesa-lts-wily:i386
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Re: Peppermint OS 6 not showing correct monitor resolution
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2016, 09:57:35 am »
Thanks for the response PCNetSpec.

I haven't tried your fix yet.  I didn't install Peppermint 6 yet since it did not display the correct resolution when I tried it via my flash drive.  I went to go install it and realized it did not detect the wireless as well.  Do you know what I need to do to get the wireless working?  Thanks again for the help.

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Re: Peppermint OS 6 not showing correct monitor resolution
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2016, 02:30:58 pm »
The wirelss is the same issue, and will be fixed at the same time by the newer kernel.

That said, if you're in no rush, Peppermint 7 is nearing the end of the private beta test now, so will be out VERY soon .. and it's based on 16.04 so Skylake is supported out of the box ;)
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Re: Peppermint OS 6 not showing correct monitor resolution
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2016, 11:19:44 pm »
Thanks for the response PCNetSpec.  I may wait for Peppermint 7.  I guess I'm eager to play with some distros.

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Re: Peppermint OS 6 not showing correct monitor resolution
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2016, 11:31:53 pm »
I decided to hold off for Peppermint 7.  I hope it's soon.  I still don't see any info on it.

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Re: Peppermint OS 6 not showing correct monitor resolution (Solved)
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2016, 08:08:55 am »
Hopefully pretty soon .. as far as I'm concerned the OS is pretty much "ready", just a few minor "tweaks" and some back end stuff to do such as documentation, changing the websites, prepearing press releases, etc.
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Re: Peppermint OS 6 not showing correct monitor resolution (Solved)
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2016, 01:42:12 pm »
Hi PCNetSpec.  I was so glad to see Peppermint 7 released yesterday.  I checked Distrowatch while on lunch at work.  I couldn't wait until I could get home. 

I definitely like the change to the XFCE4-panel and Whisker Menu.  I like it a lot better than LXDE.  I think most people, especially younger people, would consider switching from Windows with it.  I think the look overall is better even though I need to get accustomed to the icons.  It looks a lot better than the screen shots show.  I wasn't crazy about it from the screen shots.  It runs great on my machine that doesn't have great specs.  Ubuntu still runs pretty good on this machine.  Bloated Windows on the other hand probably wouldn't.  It is a bare bones system so it did not come with an operating system.  I don't need Windows.  I can use my wife's laptop if I need to.

I was surprised to find Peppermint doesn't have an easy way to change your profile pic.  I googled how to do it but the average user wouldn't take the time to bother doing that.

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System:    Host:  Kernel: 4.4.0-24-generic x86_64 (64 bit)
           Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Seven

Machine:   Mobo: GIGABYTE model: MKLP3AP-00 v: 1.x
           Bios: American Megatrends v: F3 date: 10/20/2015

CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i3-6100U (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB
           clock speeds: max: 2300 MHz 1: 491 MHz 2: 514 MHz 3: 496 MHz
           4: 499 MHz

Graphics:  Card: Intel Sky Lake Integrated Graphics
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.3 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 520 (Skylake GT2)
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 11.2.0

Audio:     Card Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-24-generic

Network:   Card-1: Intel Ethernet Connection I219-V driver: e1000e
           IF: enp0s31f6 state: down mac: 40:8d:5c:a3:36:88
           Card-2: Intel Wireless 3165 driver: iwlwifi
           IF: wlp1s0 state: up mac: e0:94:67:23:9b:9b

Drives:    HDD Total Size: 508.1GB (1.6% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: HGST_HTS725050A7 size: 500.1GB
           ID-2: USB /dev/sdb model: Cruzer_Fit size: 8.0GB

Partition: ID-1: / size: 75G used: 4.1G (6%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda6
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 4.10GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda2

RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present

Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8C mobo: 27.8C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A

Info:      Processes: 187 Uptime: 1:42 Memory: 999.5/3838.8MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35
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Re: Peppermint OS 6 not showing correct monitor resolution (Solved)
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2016, 02:44:33 pm »
Hi PCNetSpec.  I was so glad to see Peppermint 7 released yesterday.  I checked Distrowatch while on lunch at work.  I couldn't wait until I could get home. 

I definitely like the change to the XFCE4-panel and Whisker Menu.  I like it a lot better than LXDE.  I think most people, especially younger people, would consider switching from Windows with it.  I think the look overall is better even though I need to get accustomed to the icons.  It looks a lot better than the screen shots show.  I wasn't crazy about it from the screen shots.  It runs great on my machine that doesn't have great specs.  Ubuntu still runs pretty good on this machine.  Bloated Windows on the other hand probably wouldn't.  It is a bare bones system so it did not come with an operating system.  I don't need Windows.  I can use my wife's laptop if I need to.

I was surprised to find Peppermint doesn't have an easy way to change your profile pic.  I googled how to do it but the average user wouldn't take the time to bother doing that.

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System:    Host:  Kernel: 4.4.0-24-generic x86_64 (64 bit)
           Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Seven

Machine:   Mobo: GIGABYTE model: MKLP3AP-00 v: 1.x
           Bios: American Megatrends v: F3 date: 10/20/2015

CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i3-6100U (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB
           clock speeds: max: 2300 MHz 1: 491 MHz 2: 514 MHz 3: 496 MHz
           4: 499 MHz

Graphics:  Card: Intel Sky Lake Integrated Graphics
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.3 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 520 (Skylake GT2)
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 11.2.0

Audio:     Card Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-24-generic

Network:   Card-1: Intel Ethernet Connection I219-V driver: e1000e
           IF: enp0s31f6 state: down mac: 40:8d:5c:a3:36:88
           Card-2: Intel Wireless 3165 driver: iwlwifi
           IF: wlp1s0 state: up mac: e0:94:67:23:9b:9b

Drives:    HDD Total Size: 508.1GB (1.6% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: HGST_HTS725050A7 size: 500.1GB
           ID-2: USB /dev/sdb model: Cruzer_Fit size: 8.0GB

Partition: ID-1: / size: 75G used: 4.1G (6%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda6
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 4.10GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda2

RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present

Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8C mobo: 27.8C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A

Info:      Processes: 187 Uptime: 1:42 Memory: 999.5/3838.8MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35
To change the profile picture is really easy,  Peppermint Seven is still using LXDE, only with a twist.  In your home folder you'll see a file called:
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.face
Rename that:
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.face.old
Make sure the custom image you want to use is in png format.  Place it in your home folder and rename it:
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.face
That's it  ;).
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Re: Peppermint OS 6 not showing correct monitor resolution (Solved)
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2016, 03:06:02 pm »
@SleepyD

I probably should have said this earlier, but ONE question (with a descriptive title) per topic please.

The .face icon has nothing to do with monitor resolution, so how will a future searcher with the same question know to look here ;)
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