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Re: Peppermint 9 (32-bit) - Dell Dimension 3000 PC (2004)
« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2018, 05:42:48 pm »
Sorry to revive an old thread, but how do you get that side panel to look so good? Last time I tried to install Conky it just did not want to work for me. It wanted to take up 3/4 of my screen and was centered. Also all of the modules were layered on top of each other. How is yours so clean looking?

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Re: Peppermint 9 (32-bit) - Dell Dimension 3000 PC (2004)
« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2018, 07:29:24 pm »
That started as a Conky script that I made for myself, around 2010-ish.

People were clambering for it, so I published it in the Ubu forums - which immediately pissed off the Conky Gurus, so called.

As a result, a true genius from Canada took pity on me, and decided to run support for my script. I didn't have time to support it, then or now. Matter of fact, the gurus disparagingly refer to me as "the guy who doesn't support his own work." LoL

They banned my support guy (185 IQ, color blind, and photographic memory), some time ago, but the thread is still going strong, 7 years later (275 pages, 2700 replies, 453,000 views).

Anyway, I hate to point you elsewhere but, if you want to check it out, here ya go: https://goo.gl/pn6SOS

I haven't changed the code much since 2010 - just made some changes here n' there for updates in Conky, ConkyWX, Lua, and so forth.

If you decide to give it a try, they have users that can help you, over there. I still don't have time to support it ...  8)

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Re: Peppermint 9 (32-bit) - Dell Dimension 3000 PC (2004)
« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2018, 08:42:43 pm »
Ok thanks. Off topic, why'd they get pissed? Isn't one of the main points of Linux supposed to be community driven and people just helping each other out?

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Re: Peppermint 9 (32-bit) - Dell Dimension 3000 PC (2004)
« Reply #18 on: August 20, 2018, 08:52:43 pm »
Because (in my experience) the Ubu forums are full of tin crowned despots and paper tigers .. simple as that.

I'm not saying everyone is like that, there are some terrifically helpful and friendly regulars over there (chili555 immediately springs to mind as one of the good guys) .. but there are enough idiots to make it uncomfortable.
(I think when any forum gets that big, sadly it's inevitable)

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Re: Peppermint 9 (32-bit) - Dell Dimension 3000 PC (2004)
« Reply #19 on: August 20, 2018, 09:54:54 pm »
Heh. Well said  ;D

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Re: Peppermint 9 (32-bit) - Dell Dimension 3000 PC (2004)
« Reply #20 on: August 21, 2018, 12:49:46 am »
Because (in my experience) the Ubu forums are full of tin crowned despots and paper tigers .. simple as that. ...

...Great place to visit, but I wouldn't wanna live there :).

I totally agree with you.  It's a real shame too.  The way Ubuntu is promoted as the easy to use alternative to Windows.  Their forum should be welcoming, friendly, understanding and most of all, patient.  Instead, it's flip a coin and hope you're not entering on one of their, "walking on eggshells" days.  Even the Arch bunch have more of the latter, (and their WiKi is by far the best  ;)).  Ubuntu being one of the large, if not the largest Linux Forum, is seen by the outside world as representative of all Linux forums.  Unfortunately, their stink clings to us user friendly little forums  :'(.
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Re: Peppermint 9 (32-bit) - Dell Dimension 3000 PC (2004)
« Reply #21 on: September 17, 2019, 12:28:06 am »
All Hail Eoan  ;D

PM9 is behaving perfectly...






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Re: Peppermint 9 (32-bit) - Dell Dimension 3000 PC (2004)
« Reply #22 on: September 17, 2019, 04:28:04 pm »
Hail a weasel ?

Oh sorry, ermine :-[
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Re: Peppermint 9 (32-bit) - Dell Dimension 3000 PC (2004)
« Reply #23 on: September 17, 2019, 09:27:59 pm »
Hail a weasel ?

Oh sorry, ermine :-[

The 'weasel' got rid of the orphaned inode problem I was having with the mainline kernel - that's all I care about.

Actually, I suspect it was the updated linux-libc-dev headers that worked a treat, but who's to say?

An ermine, by any other name, is just as sweet   ;)

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Re: Peppermint 9 (32-bit) - Dell Dimension 3000 PC (2004)
« Reply #24 on: September 27, 2019, 01:54:02 am »
Oh, my! The Eoan cowboy kernel is working great with my PM7 'Road Warrior' too  8)

PM7 on top of Linux 5.3.0-13 "Eoan" - UEFI / Secure Boot
╭─vindsl@Chi-You ~ 
╰─$ systemd-analyze time                                       
Startup finished in 5.438s (firmware) + 2.468s (loader) + 3.240s (kernel) + 1.411s (userspace) = 12.559s
╭─vindsl@Chi-You ~ 
╰─$ [ -d /sys/firmware/efi ] && echo YUP UEFI || echo NOPE BIOS
YUP UEFI
╭─vindsl@Chi-You ~ 
╰─$ inxi -Fxxxz -v 7                                           
System:    Host: Chi-You Kernel: 5.3.0-13-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 9.2.1)
           Desktop: N/A info: xfce4-panel dm: lightdm Distro: Peppermint Seven
Machine:   System: Dell (portable) product: Latitude E6430 v: 01 Chassis: type: 9
           Mobo: Dell model: N/A Bios: Dell v: A23 date: 11/30/2018
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i7-3540M (-HT-MCP-) cache: 4096 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 11961
           clock speeds: min/max: 1200/3700 MHz 1: 1330 MHz 2: 1196 MHz 3: 1225 MHz 4: 1209 MHz
Memory:    No dmidecode memory data: try newer kernel.
Graphics:  Card: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:0166
           Display Server: X.Org 1.19.6 drivers: (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1366x768@60.01hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ivybridge Mobile GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 18.0.5 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel 7 Series/C216 Family High Definition Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 chip-ID: 8086:1e20
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k5.3.0-13-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection (Lewisville)
           driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k port: f080 bus-ID: 00:19.0 chip-ID: 8086:1502
           IF: eno1 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Intel Wireless 7260 driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:08b1
           IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter>
           WAN IP: <filter> IF: wlp2s0 ip-v4: <filter> ip-v6: <filter>
           IF: eno1 ip-v4: N/A ip-v6: N/A
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 570.1GB (5.1% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: Samsung_SSD_850 size: 250.1GB serial: S2R5NB0HB27540R
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: Hitachi_HTS72323 size: 320.1GB serial: 081006FC1400NEG6P7JD
           Optical: No optical drives detected.
Partition: ID-1: / size: 20G used: 6.7G (36%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda6
           label: (PM7R) Root uuid: 78aa9438-5bec-4c95-a1fe-f78d384264c8
           ID-2: /home size: 59G used: 20G (36%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda7
           label: (PM7R) Home uuid: d4010a0b-d14f-422b-9aee-b5c1ebca8589
           ID-3: /boot/efi size: 95M used: 38M (40%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sda2 label: UEFI-SHARED uuid: EA02-59E2
           ID-4: swap-1 size: 0.54GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda8
           label: (PM7R) Swap uuid: 46de3fd8-221d-4634-9270-b35aaa8633ed
RAID:      System: supported: N/A
           No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
           Unused Devices: none
Unmounted: ID-1: /dev/sda1 size: 0.47G label: N/A uuid: 0450E13C50E134D8
           ID-2: /dev/sda3 size: 0.02G label: N/A uuid: N/A
           ID-3: /dev/sda4 size: 124.22G label: Windows 10 uuid: 5C9A03B09A03862C
           ID-4: /dev/sda5 size: 0.51G label: N/A uuid: 88B2867BB2866D8E
           ID-5: /dev/sda9 size: 29.74G label: N/A uuid: 6246EEDE46EEB249
           ID-6: /dev/sda10 size: 0.50G label: N/A uuid: 14B442DAB442BE4C
           ID-7: /dev/sdb1 size: 1.57G label: TOSHIBA SYSTEM VOLUME uuid: A08A36B48A3686B6
           ID-8: /dev/sdb2 size: 104.86G label: MICROSOFT VISTA uuid: D81A3E541A3E303C
           ID-9: /dev/sdb5 size: 4.10G label: N/A uuid: ed3ae3a4-4d14-4de4-8f9f-c55e105fba9e
           ID-10: /dev/sdb6 size: 10.24G label: MINT 7 GLORIA uuid: a356a6b1-b517-49f6-b7b7-9a41a4d39aff
           ID-11: /dev/sdb7 size: 92.48G label: N/A uuid: 1ea4d171-4b5e-427a-8263-bd26e6d9a96c
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 54.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 204 Uptime: 24 min Memory: 849.5/7864.8MB
           Init: systemd v: 229 runlevel: 5 default: 2 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (zsh 5.1.1 running in x-terminal-emul) inxi: 2.2.35
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Re: Peppermint 9 (32-bit) - Dell Dimension 3000 PC (2004)
« Reply #25 on: September 28, 2019, 03:59:12 am »
Nice  :)

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Re: Peppermint 9 (32-bit) - Dell Dimension 3000 PC (2004)
« Reply #26 on: September 28, 2019, 09:06:44 am »
Nice  :)

Right. And...

Eoan's LZ4 compression algos knocked 10 seconds off my PM7 Road Warrior's boot times  8)