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Re: Peppermint 8 released
« Reply #30 on: May 31, 2017, 06:40:53 am »
That's what we like to see .. Peppermint is only meant to be a starting point :)
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Re: Peppermint 8 released
« Reply #31 on: June 04, 2017, 04:17:27 pm »
My fan is a lot more active on P8 compared to P7. The only thing I do not like.

I wonder, after my small complain... Yesterday I installed TLP and today my computer is silent as a lamb. I also changed swappiness to 10.

The strangest thing is that I use more ram than ever.

I remember that I tried htop after my fresh install, when my fan went wild. My ram used never exceeded 1G

Today my htop tells me I use 2,06G

But my fan is guiet :D

My inxi -F today with firefox and 5 random firefox tabs open:

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System:    Host: stray-ThinkPad-X1-Carbon-2nd Kernel: 4.8.0-53-generic x86_64 (64 bit)
           Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Eight
Machine:   System: LENOVO (portable) product: 20A7005KMN v: ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2nd
           Mobo: LENOVO model: 20A7005KMN v: 0B98417 WIN
           Bios: LENOVO v: GRET51WW (1.28 ) date: 03/14/2017
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i7-4550U (-HT-MCP-) cache: 4096 KB
           clock speeds: max: 3000 MHz 1: 1399 MHz 2: 1395 MHz 3: 1399 MHz
           4: 1072 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 2560x1440@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Haswell Mobile
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.0.2
Audio:     Card-1 Intel 8 Series HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
           Card-2 Intel Haswell-ULT HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.8.0-53-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel Ethernet Connection I218-V driver: e1000e
           IF: enp0s25 state: down mac: 54:ee:75:78:4e:35
           Card-2: Intel Wireless 7260 driver: iwlwifi
           IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: 5c:c5:d4:64:fc:62
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 256.1GB (5.2% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: SAMSUNG_MZNTE256 size: 256.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 145G used: 5.0G (4%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda6
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 8.28GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 40.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 0
Info:      Processes: 204 Uptime: 8:11 Memory: 1871.8/7690.6MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35
« Last Edit: June 05, 2017, 04:46:15 am by AndyInMokum »

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Re: Peppermint 8 released
« Reply #32 on: June 04, 2017, 04:24:59 pm »
Reboot (not just log off/on)

Once back at the desktop do nothing else except hit Ctrl+Alt+T to open a terminal

then run:
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free -m
then post the output here.
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Re: Peppermint 8 released
« Reply #33 on: June 04, 2017, 05:05:30 pm »
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stray@stray-ThinkPad-X1-Carbon-2nd ~ $ free -m
              total        used        free      shared  buff/cache   available
Mem:           7690         777        6215         216         697        6435
Swap:          7894           0        7894


EDIT: Sorry, this was with peppermint forum open.

This is correct:

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stray@stray-ThinkPad-X1-Carbon-2nd ~ $ free -m
              total        used        free      shared  buff/cache   available
Mem:           7690         260        6905         180         524        6995
Swap:          7894           0        7894
« Last Edit: June 04, 2017, 08:54:35 pm by AndyInMokum »

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Re: Peppermint 8 released
« Reply #34 on: June 04, 2017, 05:34:23 pm »
That's about right .. (ignoring buffers which are only there to speed up the system) 260Mb is being used by the OS
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Re: Peppermint 8 released
« Reply #35 on: June 05, 2017, 03:59:04 pm »
Thanks :)

But take a quick look at this:

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System:    Host: stray-ThinkPad-X1-Carbon-2nd Kernel: 4.8.0-53-generic x86_64 (64 bit)
           Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Eight
Machine:   System: LENOVO (portable) product: 20A7005KMN v: ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2nd
           Mobo: LENOVO model: 20A7005KMN v: 0B98417 WIN
           Bios: LENOVO v: GRET51WW (1.28 ) date: 03/14/2017
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i7-4550U (-HT-MCP-) cache: 4096 KB
           clock speeds: max: 3000 MHz 1: 1499 MHz 2: 1504 MHz 3: 1858 MHz
           4: 1500 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 2560x1440@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Haswell Mobile
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.0.2
Audio:     Card-1 Intel 8 Series HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
           Card-2 Intel Haswell-ULT HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.8.0-53-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel Ethernet Connection I218-V driver: e1000e
           IF: enp0s25 state: down mac: 54:ee:75:78:4e:35
           Card-2: Intel Wireless 7260 driver: iwlwifi
           IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: 5c:c5:d4:64:fc:62
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 256.1GB (5.4% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: SAMSUNG_MZNTE256 size: 256.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 145G used: 5.5G (4%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda6
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 8.28GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 45.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 0
Info:      Processes: 188 Uptime: 7:02 Memory: 2811.4/7690.6MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35

Ram used 2,8 G and my fan has zero rpm. Is this because of tlp installed? I have never seen this hig ram usage before and still no fan. But I am happy :)

Peppermint is great and very fast. It is almost a perfect distro :)

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Re: Peppermint 8 released
« Reply #36 on: June 05, 2017, 05:02:05 pm »
RAM usage is not an indicator that the CPU is under load .. indeed the CPU temp appears to be just 45 C which is pretty low.

It might be a good idea to run:
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sudo sensors-detect
and answer "y" to all questions.

2.8 Gig or RAM would be an awful lt if the system wasn't doing anything, so just to be sure can you REBOOT .. then do nothing else except hit Ctrl+Alt+T and when a terminal opens run:
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free -m
and post the output back here .. so we can see what just the OS is using.
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Re: Peppermint 8 released
« Reply #37 on: June 12, 2017, 04:22:54 pm »
Hi I am a noob - how do I upgrade from version 7 to 8?

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Re: Peppermint 8 released
« Reply #38 on: June 12, 2017, 04:35:30 pm »
You can't, and you don't have to if you don't want to (both have the same lifetime of support).

All you can do is back up your data and then install PM8 (or install them side by side and dual boot).

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Re: Peppermint 8 released
« Reply #39 on: June 21, 2017, 03:34:18 pm »
I was running Peppermint 7 until today, and decided to do a fresh install of Peppermint 8.

Everything is wonderful so far, but I noticed that in synaptic the status of 4 packages (adobe-flash-properties-gtk, adobe-flashplugin, plymouth-theme-peppermint-7-spin, plymouth-theme-peppermint-7-spin) is labeled "Installed (local or obsolete)".

It seems that these are not referenced in any repo, so my question is "could I uninstall them safely?" Both plymouth themes have "peppermint-7" in their description, so I assume that these should be remains from the previous Peppermint OS version...

Here is an illustration:

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Re: Peppermint 8 released
« Reply #40 on: June 21, 2017, 07:56:14 pm »
No, that plymouth theme is the default .. open a terminal and run:
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sudo apt-get update
then run:
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sudo apt-get remove --purge plymouth-theme-peppermint-7 plymouth-theme-peppermint-7-text
then
sudo apt-get install --reinstall plymouth-theme-peppermint-7-spin plymouth-theme-peppermint-7-spin-text



Now open synaptic and go to:-

Settings > Repositories > Other Software (tab)

And put a tick in:-

Canonical Partners

Click the "Close" button.

Click the "Reload" button.

None of those should now be listed as "Installed locally or Obsolete".

You can uninstall the flashplayer stuff if you want, but probably not a good idea to remove plymouth-theme-peppermint-7-spin.
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Re: Peppermint 8 released
« Reply #41 on: June 22, 2017, 01:43:13 am »
Thanks, man! After just enabling the "Canonical Partners" repo the "local and obsolete" category disappeared. Then adobe-flash-properties-gtk and adobe-flashplugin were offered for upgrade in the Update Manager. There was no apparent need to reinstall plymouth-theme*. Should I do this anyway or am I as it is now?

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Re: Peppermint 8 released
« Reply #42 on: June 22, 2017, 01:47:52 am »
This was a clean install, so I wonder if the problem with the disabled ""Canonical Partners" repo should be mentioned in the release notes... Or should I open a new topic on that? An out-of-date flash-plugin should be considered a security risk and I feel that users should be warned!

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Re: Peppermint 8 released
« Reply #43 on: June 22, 2017, 01:51:00 am »
Otherwise, Peppermint OS 8 is an excellent release8)
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Re: Peppermint 8 released
« Reply #44 on: June 22, 2017, 07:26:30 am »
Thanks, man! After just enabling the "Canonical Partners" repo the "local and obsolete" category disappeared. Then adobe-flash-properties-gtk and adobe-flashplugin were offered for upgrade in the Update Manager. There was no apparent need to reinstall plymouth-theme*. Should I do this anyway or am I as it is now?

There **is** an unused plymouth theme "plymouth-theme-peppermint-7" and "plymouth-theme-peppermint-7-text" so you can remove those if you wish, but there's no real need.

As for the flashplayer .. yeah I may add something to the release notes ;)
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