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Re: How Fast Is Peppermint 7 ? UEFI/Secure Boot vs Legacy Mode
« Reply #15 on: July 05, 2016, 06:53:06 am »
Why not ditch apparmor ?

I might do that -- been thinking about it.

BTW, I knocked off 2 seconds by switching to the i965 VAAPI video driver ('i965-va-driver').   ;)

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Re: How Fast Is Peppermint 7 ? UEFI/Secure Boot vs Legacy Mode
« Reply #16 on: July 05, 2016, 07:02:30 pm »
Why not ditch apparmor ?

Bwahahahahahaha !!!   (4.3 seconds => 2.6 seconds)   :o





Well, I guess the experiment was a success.  Peppermint 7 is smokin' !!!  8)

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Re: How Fast Is Peppermint 7 ?
« Reply #17 on: July 05, 2016, 07:07:10 pm »
BTW, here's my /etc/default/grub file ...

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# If you change this file, run 'update-grub' afterwards to update
# /boot/grub/grub.cfg.
# For full documentation of the options in this file, see:
#   info -f grub -n 'Simple configuration'

GRUB_DEFAULT=0
GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0
GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=true
GRUB_TIMEOUT=0
GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="elevator=deadline apparmor=0 quiet splash init=/lib/systemd/systemd-bootchart"
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=""

# Uncomment to enable BadRAM filtering, modify to suit your needs
# This works with Linux (no patch required) and with any kernel that obtains
# the memory map information from GRUB (GNU Mach, kernel of FreeBSD ...)
#GRUB_BADRAM="0x01234567,0xfefefefe,0x89abcdef,0xefefefef"

# Uncomment to disable graphical terminal (grub-pc only)
#GRUB_TERMINAL=console

# The resolution used on graphical terminal
# note that you can use only modes which your graphic card supports via VBE
# you can see them in real GRUB with the command `vbeinfo'
#GRUB_GFXMODE=640x480

# Uncomment if you don't want GRUB to pass "root=UUID=xxx" parameter to Linux
#GRUB_DISABLE_LINUX_UUID=true

# Uncomment to disable generation of recovery mode menu entries
#GRUB_DISABLE_RECOVERY="true"

# Uncomment to get a beep at grub start
#GRUB_INIT_TUNE="480 440 1"

I didn't remove AppArmor.  I just disabled it on the kernel boot command line.   ;)
« Last Edit: July 25, 2016, 01:02:39 am by VinDSL, Reason: Clarification »

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Re: How Fast Is Peppermint 7 ?
« Reply #18 on: July 05, 2016, 07:30:01 pm »
Puts a Chromebook to shame eh :)
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Re: How Fast Is Peppermint 7 ?
« Reply #19 on: July 05, 2016, 07:35:14 pm »
Oh, yeah !   :)

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Re: How Fast Is Peppermint 7 ?
« Reply #20 on: July 05, 2016, 11:19:34 pm »
Simple answer to thread title:  Fast enough.  8)

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Re: How Fast Is Peppermint 7 ?
« Reply #21 on: July 05, 2016, 11:52:56 pm »
Under 7 secs - Very Happy Bunny - assuming my 10 ext usb drives slow it down somewhat  :D



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Re: How Fast Is Peppermint 7 ?
« Reply #22 on: July 06, 2016, 06:40:30 am »
Simple answer to thread title:  Fast enough.  8)

LoL !   :D

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Re: How Fast Is Peppermint 7 ?
« Reply #23 on: July 06, 2016, 06:42:22 am »
Under 7 secs - Very Happy Bunny - assuming my 10 ext usb drives slow it down somewhat  :D

Nice !!!

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Re: How Fast Is Peppermint 7 ?
« Reply #24 on: July 20, 2016, 08:00:04 pm »
I'm still playing around with my new toy.

Last night, I flashed the BIOS to the most recent version  ( A13  => A21 ).   :o

Today, I started wondering if the Intel® Turbo Boost feature was working in Peppermint OS -- never bothered checking until now.


First, I opened a terminal and ran the following command ...

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vindsl@Boogaloo-4 ~ $ grep MHz /proc/cpuinfo
cpu MHz : 1699.375
cpu MHz : 1663.000
cpu MHz : 1640.125
cpu MHz : 1602.125
vindsl@Boogaloo-4 ~ $

Then, I opened a second terminal and run a loop command ...

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vindsl@Boogaloo-4 ~ $ while :; do :; done

Then, back to the first terminal ...

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vindsl@Boogaloo-4 ~ $ grep MHz /proc/cpuinfo
cpu MHz : 3540.750
cpu MHz : 3599.750
cpu MHz : 3487.375
cpu MHz : 3574.000
vindsl@Boogaloo-4 ~ $

Yep !  Turbo Boost is working.  YaY Peppermint 7  !   :)

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Re: How Fast Is Peppermint 7 ?
« Reply #25 on: July 20, 2016, 08:12:20 pm »
Peppermint 7 == "Turbo Boost" :)
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Re: How Fast Is Peppermint 7 ?
« Reply #26 on: July 20, 2016, 10:28:34 pm »
Next up ...

I just bought a cheap, half-height, second-generation GeForce GT 710 2GB passive video card.

I don't mind integrated GPU's on my laptops/netbook, but I want to run dual monitors on this desktop. Plus, it's supposed to be "10X faster" than the Intel 4000 IGPU.

How can one go wrong for USD $35.98 w/1-day shipping ?   :D

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Re: How Fast Is Peppermint 7 ?
« Reply #27 on: July 20, 2016, 11:11:10 pm »
Oh, BTW, I forgot to mention ...

I took a walk down memory lane, when I flashed the BIOS.  I had to build a bootable MS-DOS USB stick to run the executable.  Haven't done that in years.

Here's a handy tute, if anybody else needs to do this:  http://www.howtogeek.com/136987/how-to-create-a-bootable-dos-usb-drive/


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Re: How Fast Is Peppermint 7 ?
« Reply #28 on: July 20, 2016, 11:41:45 pm »
I made a DOS partition on my HD that's in this machine. I can't remember why, I must have been bored one day.

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Re: How Fast Is Peppermint 7 ?
« Reply #29 on: July 22, 2016, 08:22:55 pm »
Well, the new video card increased my boot time from =< 3 sec to => 5 sec, but that's okay.

There was an immediate difference in how quickly it opens apps like Fx -- and it draws the screens MUCH faster -- no lagginess on anything now.

Since I prefer Nouveau video and firmware drivers, I tried them first.  Worked fine, but I'm worried about increasing GPU temps, since this is a fanless card.

So, I'm running the nVidia drivers now.  Haven't used them in years -- forgot about the 'Digital Vibrance' setting -- really makes this Dell display ... vibrant !   ;D

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vindsl@Boogaloo-4 ~ $ inxi -F
System:    Host: Boogaloo-4 Kernel: 4.4.0-31-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Seven
Machine:   System: Dell product: OptiPlex 7010 v: 01
           Mobo: Dell model: 0WR7PY v: A01 Bios: Dell v: A21 date: 12/21/2015
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i5-3470 (-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB
           clock speeds: max: 3600 MHz 1: 1611 MHz 2: 1600 MHz 3: 2839 MHz 4: 1656 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA Device 128b
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.3 drivers: nvidia (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,nouveau)
           Resolution: 1280x1024@60.02hz
           GLX Renderer: GeForce GT 710/PCIe/SSE2 GLX Version: 4.5.0 NVIDIA 361.42
Audio:     Card-1 Intel 7 Series/C210 Series Family High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
           Card-2 NVIDIA GK208 HDMI/DP Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-31-generic
Network:   Card: Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection driver: e1000e
           IF: eno1 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: b8:ca:3a:93:3d:d9
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 250.1GB (4.3% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: Samsung_SSD_850 size: 250.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 9.8G used: 4.8G (53%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5
           ID-2: /home size: 18G used: 3.2G (20%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda6
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 2.15GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda7
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8C mobo: 27.8C gpu: 51C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 201 Uptime: 1 min Memory: 600.1/16002.5MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35
vindsl@Boogaloo-4 ~ $

All in all, a nice improvement in performance !

Next up ... Multiple  monitors.  I've read that this card will handle 3 displays without missing a beat.   :)