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Software & Applications / Re: xflock4 clock settings (SOLVED)
« Last post by PCNetSpec on Today at 05:53:27 am »
If you decide to replace it with the 12 hour version please also keep the 24 hour version in the repository (if possible).

That would HAVE to happen Slim, otherwise we'd also end up changing PM8 users lockscreen without asking them .. something we try avoid ;)

I wonder how hard it'd be to add an option to choose 12/24hr as a command line switch, then have a GUI to choose.. I'll take a look if/when i have time.

[EDIT]

DO NOT do this if you're using the default version of i3lock .. this section ONLY applies if you're using the version attached above.

Actually there IS a 24hr command line switch "--24"

This has to be run from the i3lock-fancy script, so if you've already downloaded and applied the 12hr version of i3lock attached above (maybe because you prefer the colouring, and the way the clock displays on the lockscreen all the time), but want it in 24hr format....

Run:
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sudo xed /usr/lib/i3lock-fancy/i3lock-fancy
find the line (line 85, which should be the second to last line) that reads:-
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    i3lock -n -i "$IMAGE"
and change it to
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    i3lock -n -i "$IMAGE" --24
SAVE the file.

Test with Ctrl+Alt+L

[EDIT2]

I might try to add the date back in though.
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Software & Applications / Re: xflock4 clock settings (SOLVED)
« Last post by Slim.Fatz on Today at 05:43:22 am »
Yeah I kinda like it too, in fact I'm wondering whether to make it the default in the PM8 respin :)

Hi PCNetSpec,

If you decide to replace it with the 12 hour version please also keep the 24 hour version in the repository (if possible).

Regards,

-- Slim
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Software & Applications / Re: xflock4 clock settings (SOLVED)
« Last post by PCNetSpec on Today at 03:31:03 am »
You're most welcome PeppermintFan :)

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...I followed your instructions and it works perfect.  I'm keeping it!!!

Yeah I kinda like it too, in fact I'm wondering whether to make it the default in the PM8 respin :)
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Software & Applications / Re: Switch Users from the lock screen?
« Last post by PCNetSpec on Today at 03:27:36 am »
If you want this option you'd probably be better off installing light-locker as the lockscreen app .. in my opinion it's not as pretty as i3lock-fancy, but it does drop you to the login screen.

Be Aware - dropping to the lockscreen will allow someone else to log on to their account, but it will NOT log out the locked account .. so if that person then chooses to shut down/reboot the computer any unsaved work in the locked account session will be lost.

To install light-locker just run:
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sudo apt-get install light-locker-settings light-locker
Then REBOOT .. light-locker will automagically become the default lockscreen.



If you decide you don't like it...

To UNDO
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sudo apt-get remove --purge light-locker-settings light-locker
Then REBOOT .. i3lock-fancy will automagically become the default lockscreen again.
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Well done Steve

I just noticed the answer to my question regarding what method you were using to download/install was in your title, I really should learn to read things properly  :-[

Can I also suggest if you're looking for a music player Clementine it's a fantastic application, better than Rhythmbox in my opinion 

Anyway good luck


Graeme
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New Users / Re: Help. Can't install most programs in software manager
« Last post by SteveR on Today at 01:36:09 am »
Hello Graeme,

Thanks for your speedy response. Yes you are absolutely right. Although when I started the system said everything was up to date. By the time I had signed up to the forum, posted the question and got back to the desktop, There were 291 updates showing!!

Guess I was just a little too impatient.

Thanks again.

Steve.
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New Users / Re: Help. Can't install most programs in software manager
« Last post by emegra on Today at 12:58:29 am »
Hi SteveR

Welcome to the forum

The first thing you should do after a fresh install is up date the system, look for the shield icon on the panel it will either be blue or have a green tick if it's blue it means there's updates available click it to open and select update system.

Before we go any further can you tell us what method are you using to download/install these programs




Graeme
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New Users / Help. Can't install most programs in software manager (Solved)
« Last post by SteveR on October 18, 2017, 11:56:59 pm »
Hello,

Complete NOOB here.

I have an old laptop that is running Windows xp. I decided I wanted to try a Linux distro and have Installed Peppermint OS 8 Dual boot.

At first everything was going great. I installed LibreOffice, Firefox and a Music player I can't remember the name of Rythmsomething. When I then tried to install Gimp, in the info box about the install it showed Download size 0MB. Size on Disk 0MB. If I clicked the install button anyway the blue line immediately went to 50% then just cleared back to where it started without downloading or installing anything.

After trying some fixes on both this forum and others (although not for exactly the same problem, but closely related), Nothing worked so I plumped for a fresh install as I had no files or anything as yet to lose.

So fresh install ... Now, LibreOffice shows the dual 0MB as does Gimp, the music player isn't in the list at all. Firefox says I can download it though. Update Manager says everything is up to date. I don't know what else to try.

I'm desperate for this to work properly because I want to get rid of Windows 10 on my new laptop.

Thanks in advance for any help.
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Software & Applications / Switch Users from the lock screen?
« Last post by PeppermintFan on October 18, 2017, 10:48:52 pm »
I'm wondering if there will ever be a feature to allow switching of users from the lock screen added to Peppermint.  Or what are your thoughts are on this feature? I know it exists when your logged in as someone.
Being the family tech person I have rolled out Ubuntu Mate to just about everyone.  The main reason I do that is because of the multi user/switch user feature if the session is locked.  My mother-in-law can get on her session if my father-in-law is already logged in and the screen is locked.   Peppermint is ALOT lighter than Mate so I assume it would add some overhead?
Just curious.
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Software & Applications / Re: xflock4 clock settings
« Last post by PeppermintFan on October 18, 2017, 10:33:47 pm »
Again I'm thoroughly impressed.  Thanks PCNetSpec.  I followed your instructions and it works perfect.  I'm keeping it!!!

Thanks Again!!!
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