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New to Peppermint have a couple of issues
« on: March 14, 2019, 05:34:54 am »
Hi I just installed Peppermint 9 on my HP Pavillion G6 after the trackpad stopped working correctly after a recent update on Manjaro. I couldn't resolve the trackpad issue so decided to try Peppermint.
I'ts all working pretty well and was a painless install but I am having a couple of issues I hope someone can help with?

After the laptop suspends after closing the lid and is opened again I lose the mouse pointer, it's still there as I can see when it hovers over menu items or icons with the hover effect but I can't see the pointer and have to reboot via terminal.

The other issue is I installed Visual Studio Code from the repos but the version in the repos had a lot of issues (mainly with shell detection). So I downloaded the .deb from the website which is working as expected. I did uninstall the version from the repos first but the menu entry is still there for it. So how do I remove the menu entry? Should it not be removed when the package is uninstalled?

Thanks in advance

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Re: New to Peppermint have a couple of issues
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2019, 05:54:38 am »
Sorry just a couple more questions:

Why is the version of node js in the repos at 8.10 when current lts is 10.15 and current 11.11?
Also npm version is at 3.5.2 when latest is 6.9?

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Re: New to Peppermint have a couple of issues
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2019, 09:45:10 am »
Ok I solved the leftover menu entries but I found another issue that I can't figure out. The laptop does not lock on suspend or on lid close despite the settings set to do just that, the only way I can lock the device is using ctrl + alt + l
I don't lose the cursor after locking like this only when I close the lid.

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Re: New to Peppermint have a couple of issues
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2019, 11:27:32 am »
The lock screen in the power manager is designed to use a screensaver (such as xscreensaver) to lock the screen buy we don't have a screensaver OOTB.

You can either

a) install one, such as xscreensaver, then set that to lock the screen.

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b) create a symlink at /usr/bin/xscreensaver that points at i3lock-fancy (the screenlock we use) by running these 2 commands in sequence
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Re: New to Peppermint have a couple of issues
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2019, 12:41:06 pm »
Thanks for the reply, I went for the latter option using i3lock but it still does not lock, and my cursor still disappears.

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Re: New to Peppermint have a couple of issues
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2019, 01:46:51 pm »
You'll need to explain that a bit better ? .. how are you putting it into suspend ?

Have you got "Lock screen when system is going for sleep" selected in the power manager ?
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Re: New to Peppermint have a couple of issues
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2019, 02:12:13 pm »
Yes I do, I am closing the lid to suspend.


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Re: New to Peppermint have a couple of issues
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2019, 03:11:32 pm »
Maybe you should try switching power manager from xfce4-power-manager to mate-power-manager

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https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,7244.msg74105.html#msg74105
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Re: New to Peppermint have a couple of issues
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2019, 03:14:31 pm »
Any suggestions as to how to not lose the cursor after closing the lid?

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Re: New to Peppermint have a couple of issues
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2019, 07:24:20 pm »
Ok so switching to the mate power manager fixes loses the mouse pointer after a suspend but I still can't get it to lock when I close the lid.

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Re: New to Peppermint have a couple of issues
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2019, 04:22:59 pm »
What's the the output from:
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Re: New to Peppermint have a couple of issues
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2019, 07:08:42 pm »
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Re: New to Peppermint have a couple of issues
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2019, 08:33:37 am »
I removed xscreensaver after it did not work with xfce4-power-manager, I added it back again now to try it with mate-power-manager but it still does not lock and my mouse pointer vanishes again now every time I close the screen.

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Re: New to Peppermint have a couple of issues
« Reply #13 on: March 17, 2019, 10:38:05 am »
I've switched to Linux Mint XFCE and don't have the issues there despite it also using xfce-power-manager and no xscreensaver, it does lock on lid close and no loss off mouse pointer.