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Future of Peppermint
« on: June 14, 2019, 04:12:02 am »
I was just curious about if there is a backup plan to base Peppermint off of Debian, the way Linux Mint has with their Debian edition?

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Re: Future of Peppermint
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2019, 08:22:29 am »
Not at the moment no.

Though should the need ever arise.....
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Re: Future of Peppermint
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2019, 12:43:23 pm »
peppian linux anyone?

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Re: Future of Peppermint
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2019, 03:02:58 pm »
Oh you'd have to find a way to throw an "L" in there so we could call it Plebian :)

Also following that naming convention, we're currently Pubuntu.

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Re: Future of Peppermint
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2019, 11:40:47 am »
Pepbuntu?  :-\
To Peppermint or not to Peppermint.

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Re: Future of Peppermint
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2019, 10:57:10 am »
Hi folks

This seems as good a thread as any to cheekily make requests for future editions!

There's two things I'd like:

1. I like the simple wallpaper changer, which I think is exclusively in the lxle distro. It's just an icon in the panel you click and you get a random wallpaper. It doesn't use any system resources when idle.

2. More importantly, any chance of native support for hot corners?  When I orignally moved to peppermint, there was xf dashboard or Brightside.  Brightside has disappeared from the repos, and xf dashboard no longer supports the hot corner plugin.  In any case, native support would be great if at all possible!

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Re: Future of Peppermint
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2019, 01:34:25 pm »
brightside from zesty can still be installed, and appears to work

brightside for 64bit architecture
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/brightside/1.4.0-4.1ubuntu3/+build/11903300/+files/brightside_1.4.0-4.1ubuntu3_amd64.deb

brightside for 32bit architecture
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/brightside/1.4.0-4.1ubuntu3/+build/11903303/+files/brightside_1.4.0-4.1ubuntu3_i386.deb



source:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/bionic/+source/brightside/+builds

and instructions for use
http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2015/03/enable-hot-corners-xfce-desktop/



as for the LXLE wallpaper changer..

run:
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gksudo xed /usr/share/applications/set_random_wallpaper.desktop
when a blank file opens, make it read
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[Desktop Entry]
Type=Application
Name=Set Random Wallpaper
Comment=Randomly change the desktop wallpaper.
Exec=bash -c 'gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background picture-uri "file://$(find ~/Pictures/Wallpapers -type f | shuf -n1)" && gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background picture-options "zoom"'
Icon=wallpaper
Categories=Utility;
Terminal=false
now stick all your wallpapers in

~/Pictures/Wallpapers

and you can add:-

Menu > Accessories > Set Random Wallpaper

to the panel by right-clicking it and selecting "Add to Panel".
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