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Hardware / Memory Question
« Last post by grafiksinc on Today at 05:02:30 am »
Hello forum.

I ran this command inxi -Fz in terminal
And it gives system info.
This is P8 respin2

the part that is confusing me is this:
Memory: 667.7/14970.6MB

I have 16Gb memory in the system.

is that correct? :-\
 --Thanks
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Artwork, Themes, and Icons / Re: Black text below desktop icons cannot be seen
« Last post by paulr on February 22, 2018, 09:54:08 pm »
Thanks. I believe I understand how that works now. I had been testing an older version of Peppermint, in which it was pointing at Peppermix-Light-7.

If I understand things correctly, gtk3 scrollbars have not been set up right in most of the themes in Peppermint. For example, all the Peppermix themes have scrollbar buttons in "Customise Look and Feel" and most places in the system, but in Text Editor and Thunderbird (both gtk3 I presume) they have no scrollbar buttons and the scrollbar width is wrong. "Greybird" is in fact the only theme I found for which scrollbars looked and behaved as expected in gtk3 applications.

It seems the desktop icon text colour issue can be fixed by copying a gtk-3.0 folder into the relevant themes. Am I safe doing that, or might there be unexpected consequences?
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What are you running Peppermint on? / Re: Lenovo ThinkPad 420s
« Last post by VinDSL on February 22, 2018, 08:53:39 pm »
Think I may go for the suggestion of the 4GB sweet spot.

For shiggles, I've checked several of our Dell enterprise desktop computers at work, this week. Technology Support Services has been upgrading them from W7P to W10P for the last month or so - and every machine I checked has 4GB RAM installed inside  :)


I [...] ended up replacing the loud fan (the Thinkpad 420s and other models are known for that issue).  Ended up pretty much having to disassemble  :-\  the entire laptop to get at the fan.   But now the new fan runs quiet as a whisper.

Heh! I hear you (no pun intended).

My D-series Dell lappies and known to have the same issue. I bought a whole box of NIB OEM fans on eBay for backups, before they disappeared.  8)
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New Users / Re: Keyboard shortcut for pasting certain text
« Last post by arky217 on February 22, 2018, 08:13:32 pm »
Don't know what I did, but after closing Autokey and re-opening it a couple of times, it suddenly started working.

Now, another Autokey question:

If I wanted to use Autokey for pasting sensitive passwords, is there a way to make the password phrases as secure from prying eyes as they would be in a password manager such as Keepass ?

Perhaps by encrypting the folder they are in or something like that ?

I use Keepass, but the problem with shortcut pasting in Keepass is that in order for Keepass to know what to paste with the global auto-type shortcut, it keys it on the title of the web page. That's just fine until the web site decides to change the name of the page (which they seem to do from time to time), then I have to go and re-edit that entry in Keepass.
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New Users / Re: Keyboard shortcut for pasting certain text
« Last post by arky217 on February 22, 2018, 07:51:09 pm »
I use it with Peppermint 7. What happens when the trigger "seems" to work? Did you close and open Autokey after setting your shortcut?

Yes, I did close and reopen Autokey after creating and saving a phrase.

For example, when I try to paste a phrase using an abbreviation with it set to erase the abbreviation, then paste the phrase, it does erase the abbreviation but nothing is pasted.

Likewise, if I set a keyboard shortcut to paste a phrase, I can see a brief flicker and it moves the cursor down a line when I do the shortcut but nothing is pasted.
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Software & Applications / RTL-SDR & GQRX
« Last post by GEMS on February 22, 2018, 07:21:55 pm »
Spoiler (click here to view / hide)
CPU:       Quad core Intel Celeron J3455 (-MCP-) cache: 1024 KB
           clock speeds: max: 2300 MHz 1: 1497 MHz 2: 1497 MHz 3: 1497 MHz
           4: 1497 MHz
           CPU Flags: 3dnowprefetch acpi aes aperfmperf apic arat arch_perfmon art
           bts cat_l2 clflush clflushopt cmov constant_tsc cpuid cpuid_fault cx16
           cx8 de ds_cpl dtes64 dtherm dts ept erms est flexpriority fpu fsgsbase
           fxsr ht ida intel_pt lahf_lm lm mca mce mmx movbe mpx msr mtrr
           nonstop_tsc nopl nx pae pat pbe pclmulqdq pdcm pdpe1gb pebs pge pln pni
           popcnt pse pse36 pti pts rdrand rdseed rdt_a rdtscp rep_good retpoline
           sdbg sep sha_ni smap smep ss sse sse2 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 syscall tm tm2
           tpr_shadow tsc tsc_adjust tsc_deadline_timer tsc_known_freq tsc_reliable
           vme vmx vnmi vpid x2apic xgetbv1 xsave xsavec xsaveopt xsaves xtopology
           xtpr
[close]

I need help with installing the driver or drivers necessary for the RTL-SDR hardware to work and function with GQRX. I installed GQRX using the Software Manager within Peppermint 8. Knowing that if I had a problem; I could uninstall the program. Conversely, the information I could find on the web indicated multiple terminal commands to install the driver or drivers for the RTL-SDR software and enabling the GQRX program. Many of the terminal commands were complex and I did not understand what they were doing. Additionally, if I entered these commands into the terminal and something went wrong; I did not know how to reverse the process. I need your help. Thanks in advance.

GEMS.
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New Users / Re: Keyboard shortcut for pasting certain text
« Last post by murraymint on February 22, 2018, 07:01:59 pm »
I use it with Peppermint 7. What happens when the trigger "seems" to work? Did you close and open Autokey after setting your shortcut?
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Networking / Re: new wifi usb drivers are... Realtek RTL8812AU chipset [SOLVED x6]
« Last post by PCNetSpec on February 22, 2018, 06:23:48 pm »
Cool 8)
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New Users / Re: Keyboard shortcut for pasting certain text
« Last post by arky217 on February 22, 2018, 05:27:43 pm »
Well, I decided to use Autokey again, but I can't seem to get it to work with Peppermint.

I've used it before successfully with Ubuntu, but with Peppermint, the trigger seems to work,
but it won't paste the phrase.

Does anybody use Autokey with success in Peppermint 8 ?
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Networking / Re: new wifi usb drivers are... Realtek RTL8812AU chipset [SOLVED x6]
« Last post by spence on February 22, 2018, 05:12:00 pm »
 :)Happy to report that the Realtek RTL8812AU drivers survived their first kernel upgrade with no additional triage necessary by me...   8)  just brilliant
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