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GNU/Linux Discussion / Re: Why Linux Mint Won
« Last post by VinDSL on Today at 12:18:20 am »
Heh!  Resistance is futile ...   ;D


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Software & Applications / Re: system instability
« Last post by PCNetSpec on July 23, 2017, 08:01:58 pm »
So, are you saying this does NOT separate system from personal files? i remember several times in the past when I had to wipe the system without having to format or overwrite the /home partition and it worked just fine...?

yes and no .. a lot of sysstem config files are hidden in your home folder, so keeping a /home partition and the same username also means you keep the old config files .. you can SOMETIMES get away with this between versions of the same distro, and RARELY between distros, but there;s always a risk the old configs won't allow necessary new ones to be written.
(we mention this risk in the release notes:
https://peppermintos.com/release-notes/
this is not a Peppermint issue, it applies to ALL distros/versions)

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only to end up with  desktop  without a taskbar or a menu popup or terminal

yep, that'll be because you kept the old /home (and the same username) which stopped the necessary configs getting copied from /etc/skel on account creation.
(you could have manually copied them, r just have created a new account)

Though the terminal should still have worked from the keyboard shortcut (Ctrl+Alt+T) even if you weren't able to access the menu or panel shortcuts.

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I would love to reinstall Peppermint again as soon as nvidia issues become as simple as other video cards

weren't the nvidia drivers offered in "Additional Drivers" ?

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I hope you will allow me to seek your support from time to time in the future.

Sure anytime :)
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Good god, I'll bet it does on that :o

Now you just need an SSD, and you'll be able to bend time.
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Well, the time came for a replacement laptop, so I got a replacement hard drive and left Windows 10 behind. I installed Peppermint on my new Asus laptop with the following from inxi:
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sarge@Peppermint-8-GL502VMK ~ $ inxi -Fxz
System:    Host: Peppermint-8-GL502VMK Kernel: 4.8.0-58-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Eight
Machine:   System: ASUSTeK (portable) product: GL502VMK v: 1.0
           Mobo: ASUSTeK model: GL502VMK v: 1.0
           Bios: American Megatrends v: GL502VMK.300 date: 12/27/2016
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i7-7700HQ (-HT-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 22400
           clock speeds: max: 3800 MHz 1: 799 MHz 2: 809 MHz 3: 843 MHz 4: 899 MHz 5: 799 MHz
           6: 799 MHz 7: 799 MHz 8: 808 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA Device 1c60 bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: nvidia (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,nouveau)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.02hz
           GLX Renderer: GeForce GTX 1060/PCIe/SSE2
           GLX Version: 4.5.0 NVIDIA 375.66 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel Device a171 driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1f.3
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.8.0-58-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel Wireless 8260 driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 03:00.0
           IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: d000 bus-ID: 04:00.0
           IF: enp4s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1000.2GB (1.9% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: HGST_HTS721010A9 size: 1000.2GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 23G used: 5.7G (26%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda10
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 13.58GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda12
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 53.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 0.0:48C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 227 Uptime: 1 min Memory: 354.3/11971.5MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0 Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35


Asus ROG STRIX GL502VMK-BI7N10

CPU: Intel i7-7700HQ 2.8/3.8GHz

Chipset:         Intel HM175

Memory: 8GB DDR42400 embedded 4GB DDR2400 in slot 24GB max SO-DIMM 260

Video: nVidia GeForce GTX 1060 PCIe 3GB GDDR5 VRAM

Display:         1920 x 1080 @ 60Hz G-Sync LED Matte finish IPS

Audio: Intel HDMI Audio/Realtek HD Audio

HDD: Hitachi Travelstar 1TB 7200RPM 8MB cache 2.5" HGST_HTS721010A9

Mouse: Elan-1200 Touchpad

NIC: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller

USB: Intel XHCI

BIOS: American Megatrends GL502VMK.300 12/27/2016

Card Reader:         Genesys

Wireless: Intel 8260 802.11 b/g/n AC

Camera: USB 2.0 HD UVC WebCam

It really screams now.
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Networking / Re: Very slow WiFi connection
« Last post by PCNetSpec on July 23, 2017, 05:19:27 pm »
Okey dokey .. catch you tomorrow then.
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Networking / Re: Very slow WiFi connection
« Last post by alek on July 23, 2017, 05:18:19 pm »
For now, wifi doesnt work. So I will try to redo what I did before and do the commands you pasted. I will do it tomorrow morning though
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Installation / Re: Clock & Timezone settings unchangable?
« Last post by PCNetSpec on July 23, 2017, 05:17:53 pm »
Something's messed up because changging the time zone shouldn't AFAIK change the calendar language :-\

what's the output from:
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cat /etc/timezone

And we are talking about the default panel clock and calendar ?
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Networking / Re: Very slow WiFi connection
« Last post by PCNetSpec on July 23, 2017, 05:15:02 pm »
Okay :)

Is wireless working again now ?
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Networking / Re: Very slow WiFi connection
« Last post by alek on July 23, 2017, 05:12:55 pm »
I tried doing that but something went wrong (no wifi was showing, took 20 mins to turn off laptop). I will do the same tomorrow morning hoping for the best and show the output
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Installation / Re: Clock & Timezone settings unchangable? [Solved] sorta
« Last post by spence on July 23, 2017, 05:03:50 pm »
I guess during my last install of Peppermint 8, my city/timezone selection migrated from Tucson AZ to Hermosillo MX... thus my date and calendar are in Spanish... and my time is off as Arizona never changes for daylight savings... even so the clock is wildly over 12 hours out of synch. I can't get the regular methods of making changes in the panel to stick... I'm prepard to reinstall to sort a few issues, but would rather not.

seems silly, but a couple reboots got the time back in synchronicity, but i can't seem to rejigger to Phoenix from Hemosillo... suppose there's no harm in learning bits more of Mexican Spanish  8)
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