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Dell Latitude E6400
« on: June 02, 2016, 04:04:52 pm »
I am a beginner to Linux but was experimenting my options for Linux distros and came along this while watching some distro reviews on YouTube. Immediately it was much easier than any other distro I have tried (which is a semi-large number). I have stuck with it ever since and I am very impressed with it. One of the features/specialties of Peppermint which I thought was cool was the fact that it was derived from Lubuntu but contained parts of Linux Mint as well... Will be staying with Peppermint for a long time as I am happy with the stability and amazing forum support. Cheers!


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System:    Host: (Redacted for Privacy) Kernel: 3.16.0-71-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Six
Machine:   System: Dell product: Latitude E6400
           Mobo: Dell model: 0U692R Bios: Dell version: A34 date: 06/04/2013
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core2 Duo CPU P8600 (-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 ssse3 vmx)
           Clock Speeds: 1: 2400.00 MHz 2: 2400.00 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Mobile 4 Series Integrated Graphics Controller
           X.Org: 1.16.0 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1280x800@60.0hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Mobile Intel GM45 Express GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 10.3.2
Audio:     Card: Intel 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel Sound: ALSA ver: k3.16.0-71-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel WiFi Link 5100 driver: iwlwifi
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: 00:22:fb:cc:60:b0
           Card-2: Intel 82567LM Gigabit Network Connection driver: e1000e
           IF: eth0 state: down mac: 00:24:e8:c4:cb:00
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1000.2GB (0.5% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD10JPVX size: 1000.2GB
Partition: ID: / size: 913G used: 4.8G (1%) fs: ext4 ID: swap-1 size: 4.24GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
RAID:      No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 48.5C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 154 Uptime: 51 min Memory: 807.9/3905.4MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 1.9.17
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[] CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 [] RAM: 4GB DDR2 [] HDD: 1TB 5400RPM WD Black []

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Re: Dell Latitude E6400
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2016, 04:13:50 pm »
Thanks for the kind words and support Kyle, great to have you onboard :)

Don't get too comfortable with PM6 though .. PM7 is coming soon.
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Re: Dell Latitude E6400
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2016, 04:39:21 pm »
Thanks for the kind words and support Kyle, great to have you onboard :)

Don't get too comfortable with PM6 though .. PM7 is coming soon.

Will PM6 still receive updates? And will there be huge changes? I currently like the current version of Ubuntu used.
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Re: Dell Latitude E6400
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2016, 05:06:57 pm »
PM6 will receive updates for as long as Ubuntu 14.04.2 does .. there's no need to rush to PM7 if you don't want to, I was just drawing your attention to it's imminent release in case you were interested ;)
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Re: Dell Latitude E6400
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2016, 05:08:54 pm »
Hi Kyle, Peppermint Six is built upon Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.  It'll receive updates from Ubuntu until April 2019.  There's no reason to change until then.  If you're happy with Peppermint Six stick with it.  As for any changes in Peppermint Seven.  I can tell you that it's our first outing with systemd.  For anything else, you'll have to wait and see  ;).
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Re: Dell Latitude E6400
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2016, 05:27:31 pm »
Hi Kyle, Peppermint Six is built upon Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.  It'll receive updates from Ubuntu until April 2019.  There's no reason to change until then.  If you're happy with Peppermint Six stick with it.  As for any changes in Peppermint Seven.  I can tell you that it's our first outing with systemd.  For anything else, you'll have to wait and see  ;).

Thanks for the specific information! I will likely stick to PM6 until Ubuntu stops getting updates as this is my first Linux distro that I've used for a considerable amount of time and I feel it will be really stable due to it's age. May I ask what version of Ubuntu is PM7 going to be based on?
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Re: Dell Latitude E6400
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2016, 05:57:53 pm »
The latest LTS .. 16.04
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Re: Dell Latitude E6400
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2019, 06:38:38 am »
for the thought, you don't have to always start a new thread:
i did a peppebrmint 10 install on a E6400 and works fine.
(fast because of the older 7200rpm hd,)
no problems found then maybe wenn booting, in the start screen , there is a 2.5 cm line at the top with the grey sparkle background, the rest stays black until the login screen appears.

but i would not call that a problem