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Title: Peppermint Six is now live - Let the fun begin.
Post by: PCNetSpec on May 31, 2015, 04:49:51 am
Team Peppermint are pleased to announce Peppermint Six has been released a day early...

The main website is now live, so go get it and let the fun begin :)
http://peppermintos.com/

There's a list of the major changes here:
http://peppermintos.com/2015/05/peppermint-six-is-here/
Screenshots here:
http://peppermintos.com/screenshots/
and a Big THANKS to all involved:
http://peppermintos.com/2015/05/big-thank-you-to-all-involved/

Hope you like it, and be sure to try out the new Peppermix-Dark theme.

Please be aware the direct download links may slow down considerably under the strain for the next few days.

If anyone spots any mistakes on the main site, I'd appreciate it if you point them out here... Thanks in advance :)

Download Links
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Direct download
Download the 32 bit ISO Image Directly (http://peppermintos.com/iso/Peppermint-6-20150518-i386.iso)
and
Download the 64 bit ISO Image Directly (http://peppermintos.com/iso/Peppermint-6-20150518-amd64.iso)

Torrent download
Download the 32 bit ISO Image via Torrent (http://peppermintos.com/iso/Peppermint-6-20150518-i386.torrent)
and
Download the 64 bit ISO Image via Torrent (http://peppermintos.com/iso/Peppermint-6-20150518-amd64.torrent)
Title: Re: Peppermint Six is now live - Let the fun begin.
Post by: iamesperambient on May 31, 2015, 06:07:54 am
nice just need to get my system backed up so i can install 6  there is afew things i really like mainly the replacement of pcmanfm (which personally i never liked ) that would be my soul reason to upgrade to 6.
I like the new interface more than the default of 5 also.
Title: Re: Peppermint Six is now live - Let the fun begin.
Post by: PCNetSpec on May 31, 2015, 06:10:53 am
TVM :)

Once you try it we're pretty confident you'll switch...
Title: Re: Peppermint Six is now live - Let the fun begin.
Post by: AndyInMokum on May 31, 2015, 06:14:58 am
Oh yes, you'll want to move to Six  ;)!
Title: Re: Peppermint Six is now live - Let the fun begin.
Post by: mattosensei on May 31, 2015, 08:59:57 am
Congrats to the team behind Peppermint 6 - looking forward to trying it. Have checked out the screenshots and I must say it looks pretty sweet   :D

Am downloading the file now but it's fluctuating between saying 5 hrs to 17 hrs to finish. I guess it'll finish when it finishes. I'm not an impatient person, honest...!  ::)

Incidentally, I visited family last weekend and one member has a netbook that is so horribly slow (I think it was running Win7) that it's essentially consigned to the dustbin. My own netbook (Samsung NC10) runs PM5 very smoothly so I'm going to be upgrading their netbook to PM6 (and I expect also my own). Am I right in thinking PM6 ought to run as smoothly on a netbook as its predecessor?
Title: Re: Peppermint Six is now live - Let the fun begin.
Post by: AndyInMokum on May 31, 2015, 09:03:34 am
No Peppermint Six doesn't run as smoothly as its predecessor - it runs much better than its predecessor  :D!!
Title: Re: Peppermint Six is now live - Let the fun begin.
Post by: mattosensei on May 31, 2015, 09:05:21 am
No Peppermint Six doesn't run as smoothly as its predecessor - it runs much better than its predecessor  :D!!

Oh, good to hear!   8)
Title: Re: Peppermint Six is now live - Let the fun begin.
Post by: xanadu on May 31, 2015, 04:26:09 pm
I upgraded from Peppermint 3 to 6 on my aging server. Peppermint 6 is so much faster, this doesn't really feel like an 10 year old computer anymore. I'm personally not a fan of many of the software changes (from Peppermint 5 to 6), but they are easy enough to replace with my preferred alternatives. I'm very glad light-locker is gone, though.

Question:
The release notes say, "The new Wallpaper manager (based on nitrogen) now makes wallpaper management a breeze, just right-click on the desktop and select “Change Desktop Background” and you’ll see what we mean. The ability to right-click any image file and choose “Set as wallpaper” is also still present."

I'm not seeing this option when I right click on my desktop, though.
Title: Re: Peppermint Six is now live - Let the fun begin.
Post by: PCNetSpec on May 31, 2015, 04:36:59 pm
The right-click menu item will only display if nemo is controlling the desktop .. so if you've changed things......

Does the wallpaper changer work from the menu
Code: [Select]
menu > Accessories > Wallpapersor from the command line
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nitrogenand what''s the output from:
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ls -l /usr/share/nemo/actions
are you getting ANY right-click context menu on the desktop ?
Title: Re: Peppermint Six is now live - Let the fun begin.
Post by: xanadu on May 31, 2015, 06:18:27 pm
The right-click menu item will only display if nemo is controlling the desktop .. so if you've changed things......

Yes, I realized it was tied to nemo when I re-installed Peppermint 6 (for another reason), because now I have the option again.
Title: Re: Peppermint Six is now live - Let the fun begin.
Post by: emegra on May 31, 2015, 10:36:58 pm
@xanadu

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I'm personally not a fan of many of the software changes (from Peppermint 5 to 6), but they are easy enough to replace with my preferred alternatives.

Just out of curiosity what software changes didn't you like and why ?





Graeme
Title: Re: Peppermint Six is now live - Let the fun begin.
Post by: Celanor on June 01, 2015, 09:02:02 am
Could someone who has actually managed to download this Dropbox it for those of us still struggling? Peppermint's download server is still getting wrecked, there must surely be a more convenient way for us to get Peppermint 6?
Title: Re: Peppermint Six is now live - Let the fun begin.
Post by: mattosensei on June 01, 2015, 11:14:34 am
Could someone who has actually managed to download this Dropbox it for those of us still struggling? Peppermint's download server is still getting wrecked, there must surely be a more convenient way for us to get Peppermint 6?

Torrent for the x64 version is up and working (though not showing on Peppermint main page):

http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20150601#torrent
Title: Re: Peppermint Six is now live - Let the fun begin.
Post by: PCNetSpec on June 01, 2015, 01:05:29 pm
Putting the Peppermint 6 ISO's in dropbox and posting a public link at this point would likely get your dropbox account suspended as it gets hammered.

I've had my dropbox account suspended for a network adapter driver that became too popular ;)

[EDIT]

We're awaiting torrent links from OSST and will publish them as soon as we have them .. thanks for your patience :)
Title: Re: Peppermint Six is now live - Let the fun begin.
Post by: paolo on June 01, 2015, 02:53:22 pm
 :) Hello ! this is my first post...
I'm happy using Peppermint 5 on my netbook Asus EEEPC 1001px .
Can't waite to try 6, maybe on another laptop I have  :D

Thanks to all the team !
Title: Re: Peppermint Six is now live - Let the fun begin.
Post by: emegra on June 01, 2015, 02:56:55 pm
Thank you paolo

Glad you're happy with Peppermint 5 (I am too) :) But you're gonna love Peppermint 6




Graeme

Title: Re: Peppermint Six is now live - Let the fun begin.
Post by: AndyInMokum on June 01, 2015, 03:00:27 pm
Hi paolo, welcome to the Peppermint Forum.  It's good to know you're happy with Peppermint Five on you EeePCPeppermint Six should run just as well on it too, maybe even better  ;)
Title: Re: Peppermint Six is now live - Let the fun begin.
Post by: PCNetSpec on June 01, 2015, 04:41:47 pm
Hi paolo, and welcome to the forum...

Happy to hear you're enjoying Peppermint .. whichever version :)
Title: Re: Peppermint Six is now live - Let the fun begin.
Post by: scifidude79 on June 01, 2015, 08:57:35 pm
Hi, I'm kind of new(ish) here.  I was a member of the old forums back in the Peppermint One though Three days.   ;)

Anyway, I have a few questions.

1. Why is this new OS based on Ubuntu 14.04.2, as opposed to 15.04?  Yes, I know Canonical's stupid support cycle is only 9 months on its non LTS versions.

2. Since Peppermint Five is also based on Ubuntu 14.04, what is the point of "upgrading" to an OS based on the same version?  I mean, if I update everything in Peppermint Five on my laptop, am I not essentially running Ubuntu 14.04.2?

3. Will Peppermint Five still be supported, just in case I don't decided to upgrade?  Or is it just dropping to official Canonical support?  (I'm cool with that)

4. Please tell me what (if any) true advantages there are to upgrading to Six.

Sorry if I'm starting off a bit intense here, but this is a bit puzzling to me.  I was on DistroWatch and I saw that Six was released, but I was a bit baffled to come to the Peppermint website to see that it's based on 14.04, as opposed to the latest Ubuntu version.  So, I decided to join the forum and ask why.   ???
Title: Re: Peppermint Six is now live - Let the fun begin.
Post by: PCNetSpec on June 02, 2015, 03:17:30 am
Welcome Scifidude .. its been a while :)

OK, yeah you hit it on the head with the 9 month support thing .. Peppermint 4 was left hanging for 3 months with no upstream support right at the time of the bash bug and heartbleed, so we're not going though that again for the sake of a newer kernel (which we can get anyway) .. we're not willing to leave our users hanging and at risk for 3 months

In fact we've moved to a newer kernel and matching graphics stack anyway .. the 3.16 utopic kernel/graphics stack)  from the 14.04.2 LTS Enablement Stack .. and you can easily change to the 3.19 vivid kernel and graphics stack if you want 15.04's kernel too.
So if you can easily have the utopic/vivid kernel anyway, and software in the LTS repos tends to not lag like it used to .. what exactly is the benefit of basing on 15.04 .. to me you're just risking stability and 3 months security for zero benefit
(this may not always be the case, and will be assessed every even number Peppermint release .. if Ubuntu had moved to a whole new tech that had obvious benefits for us  we'd have gone with it .. but there was really nothing new in 15.04 that overrode the risks)

Doing this also allowed us to get a little more experimental with software choices, with the knowledge that we were already on a known solid base

Nope, no reason to upgrade if you don't find anything in the changes that interests you .. the same can be said for Peppermint 3 ;)

Peppermint 5 is still supported both upstream and here (if anything upstream causes an issue, we'll attempt to fix it . though this is highly unlikely).

Advantages to moving to Peppermint 6:
http://peppermintos.com/2015/05/peppermint-six-is-here/

Your call, but whichever you choose it's been GREAT to hear from you again my friend  :)
Title: Re: Peppermint Six is now live - Let the fun begin.
Post by: donwatson on June 02, 2015, 03:28:19 am
Should I use the Direct Download or would I be better waiting for the Torrent  :-\
Title: Re: Peppermint Six is now live - Let the fun begin.
Post by: PCNetSpec on June 02, 2015, 03:42:17 am
Your call Don :)
Title: Re: Peppermint Six is now live - Let the fun begin.
Post by: deckard313 on June 02, 2015, 04:32:20 am
Hi all...its been awhile! Congrats on the release of Peppermint 6! P5 has been running smoothly on my netbook,but cant wait to put P6 on her....then Ill backup and format my old desktop....which has been chugging along since 2004.....to P6.I have been running an hat like Rpm based distro on her since version 19.
Title: Re: Peppermint Six is now live - Let the fun begin.
Post by: donwatson on June 02, 2015, 08:02:37 am
Hi Mark,
Can I follow (loosely) the tutorial you gave for Pep 5 ?
Title: Re: Peppermint Six is now live - Let the fun begin.
Post by: PCNetSpec on June 02, 2015, 08:33:12 am
Yes, but do NOT install TLP .. skip that stage.
Title: Re: Peppermint Six is now live - Let the fun begin.
Post by: spence on June 02, 2015, 09:02:48 am
 8) just finished my conversion to p6... 8)  happily, i have sound with no triage necessary... even have sound thru the main speakers which had been missing for a long time...

pondering leaving the touchpad functionally intact this time around... we'll see how long it takes to drive me nuts... >:(

kudos  :-* to PCNetSpec and the rest of the team for all their hard work... p6 rocks...
Title: Re: Peppermint Six is now live - Let the fun begin.
Post by: scifidude79 on June 02, 2015, 10:16:49 am
Welcome Scifidude .. its been a while :)

OK, yeah you hit it on the head with the 9 month support thing .. Peppermint 4 was left hanging for 3 months with no upstream support right at the time of the bash bug and heartbleed, so we're not going though that again for the sake of a newer kernel (which we can get anyway) .. we're not willing to leave our users hanging and at risk for 3 months

In fact we've moved to a newer kernel and matching graphics stack anyway .. the 3.16 utopic kernel/graphics stack)  from the 14.04.2 LTS Enablement Stack .. and you can easily change to the 3.19 vivid kernel and graphics stack if you want 15.04's kernel too.
So if you can easily have the utopic/vivid kernel anyway, and software in the LTS repos tends to not lag like it used to .. what exactly is the benefit of basing on 15.04 .. to me you're just risking stability and 3 months security for zero benefit
(this may not always be the case, and will be assessed every even number Peppermint release .. if Ubuntu had moved to a whole new tech that had obvious benefits for us  we'd have gone with it .. but there was really nothing new in 15.04 that overrode the risks)

Doing this also allowed us to get a little more experimental with software choices, with the knowledge that we were already on a known solid base

Nope, no reason to upgrade if you don't find anything in the changes that interests you .. the same can be said for Peppermint 3 ;)

Peppermint 5 is still supported both upstream and here (if anything upstream causes an issue, we'll attempt to fix it . though this is highly unlikely).

Advantages to moving to Peppermint 6:
http://peppermintos.com/2015/05/peppermint-six-is-here/

Your call, but whichever you choose it's been GREAT to hear from you again my friend  :)

Thanks for the comprehensive answer.  Not that I expected anything less from you.  :)

My laptop is a pretty well oiled machine on P5, so I think I'll leave it alone until 7 comes out.  Plus, it's a pain in the butt to upgrade.  It's slow (1 GHz dual core) and I also have to back up games, including making sure I have my saves, yadda yadda.  Huge pill.  ;)  Though, I have to say, some of those features of P6 do look good.  I may just have to put that on the desktop.  :)  It's my main computer anyway.
Title: Re: Peppermint Six is now live - Let the fun begin.
Post by: perknh on June 02, 2015, 02:22:45 pm
Hello scifidude79,

It's great to see you back in the forum.  If I'm correct about this, my first three contacts within Peppermint forum were with PCNetSpec, you, and mac.  You guys were the first three to help me get started with LInux and Peppermint 3 a couple of years ago.  Back then I ran P3 from 8GB flash drive!  Now at my house we have Peppermint 6 installed on our two laptops, and we never, NEVER use Windows any longer.  So I thank all of you, Shane and mnfrozenfish too, for helping to jump start me into Linux.  :)

I'm still wondering what happened to mnfrozenfish.  He was cool guy in the old Peppermint forum too.  :-\

Now, to anyone who knows: 

Will Peppermint 6 run any faster on old 32-bit computers than Peppermint 5?  Is Peppermint 6 lighter and faster than Peppermint 5?

I was shocked to see how fast our new USB image writer is.  I'm going to un-install Unetbooten now.  I don't think I'm going to need it here any longer.  The image writing tool that Peppermint 6 has flies!  ;)

perknh
Title: Re: Peppermint Six is now live - Let the fun begin.
Post by: PCNetSpec on June 02, 2015, 02:30:47 pm
I wouldn't expect Peppermint 6 to be faster than Peppermint 5, or the other way around ... I'd expect them to be very similar in performance.
Title: Re: Peppermint Six is now live - Let the fun begin.
Post by: scifidude79 on June 02, 2015, 02:44:46 pm
Back then I ran P3 from 8GB flash drive!

Did you have it as a live version or as a full install?  I used to have one of those where I had a full install of Peppermint (Two, I think) on an 8 GB flash that I could just plug into computers and use.  That was pretty sweet.  :)
Title: Re: Peppermint Six is now live - Let the fun begin.
Post by: perknh on June 02, 2015, 03:56:08 pm
Hi scifidude79,

Back then I did it all with persistence, and I added Google Browser (I believe that was your idea.) and Skype too.  That was all I needed, and, although everything was little slow, Peppermint 3 usually worked fine for me from a flash drive.  :)  Then when Peppermint 4 came along my wife and I jumped ship from Windows and came over to Linux permanently.  I did full installations of P4 on our two Windows 7 laptops. Then from there we moved to Peppermint 5, and we're now here using Peppermint 6.  I have also a secondary installation on an external hard drive of Ubuntu 15.04; and with this installation of Ubuntu, I have, for the first time, the ability to gather SMART Data and conduct Self-Tests. --from the Disks tool. (Up until 15.04 SMART Data & Self-Tests had been grayed out for me on my secondary drive.)

But Peppermint 5 and Peppermint 6 are both winners.  I like Peppermint 6 better though.  It's easier for me to see if our computers are up to date, and I like the tool set better in Peppermint 6 too.  Still, there's nothing wrong with Peppermint 5.  I'm just curious which one would be lighter on system resources.  I'm guessing there's probably not much of a difference, but I'm not sure.  Peppermint 6 seems to running cooler on my wife's smaller laptop --but I'm not certain about this.

I'm always trying to help older people keep their old XP computers going --so lightness, speed, and ease of use mean a lot to me.  I stay within the Ubuntu family of things when I move them off of XP, and Peppermint is always the first distribution I choose to replace XP!  ;)

perknh
Title: Re: Peppermint Six is now live - Let the fun begin.
Post by: paolo on June 03, 2015, 02:50:58 am
thanks to you all for the warm welcome !
Title: Re: Peppermint Six is now live - Let the fun begin.
Post by: scifidude79 on June 03, 2015, 11:07:43 am
Hot tip:  download the torrent.  A moment ago, the main site download was downloading at about 50 KB/s on my 6 Mb/s DSL, while the torrent is cruising right under 1 MB/s.  ;)  (still not top speed, but much better than the site due to the server load)
Title: Re: Peppermint Six is now live - Let the fun begin.
Post by: XavyAir on June 03, 2015, 03:42:40 pm
So I have installed Peppermint OS 6, I moved from 5, hmm, there are some changes that i like and some that i don't, but I have fixed them now 

Some that I like: hmmm, new dark menu button for sure, the new terminal is nice, the new update manager is nice (good choice),  and of course it is still very fast and light, I updated from 32-bit peppermint 5 to 64-bit peppermint 6

Some dislikes: Mate power manager is way less configurable than XFCE power manager, so I replaced it, it works better for me (it had to do mainly with me not being able to disable notifications). another dislike.... the icons...really guys? it's 2015!!! lol  :P , I don't like squared icons personally to be honest, but that's the least of my concerns, works for some people ...I guess, I have the elementary icon set for now (as my preference for icons tends to change constantly) 

seriously another great release, very  minimal set of applications (something that I like in distributions), very lightweight and fast, and of course configurable to my heart's content (XFWM4 is the best choice)
Title: Re: Peppermint Six is now live - Let the fun begin.
Post by: AndyInMokum on June 03, 2015, 04:12:50 pm
Hi XavyAir, this's what we like to hear ;).  Happy to know you like it and happy you're configuring it the way you want it.  That's what Peppermint's all about - making it yours  ;).
Title: Re: Peppermint Six is now live - Let the fun begin.
Post by: scifidude79 on June 03, 2015, 06:12:50 pm
Woo hoo!  We finally have VLC as the default media player.  It only took 6 versions.   ;)

Seriously, I'm liking 6 so far, but not just for that reason.
Title: Re: Peppermint Six is now live - Let the fun begin.
Post by: AndyInMokum on June 03, 2015, 11:28:47 pm
Yeah, VLC for video is the way to go.  I'm still not a huge fan of it as the default audio player.  I find Clementine 1.2.3 floats my boat on my 64-bit Fujitsu-Siemens AMILO li3710.  Yeah, it's qt.  It's still relatively light and is packed with useful features rather than just bling. 

On my little Acer Aspire One ZG5 with its colossal 8 GB SSD  :o.  I'm using the lightweight DeaDBeeF 0.6.2.  That's for some reason not in the repos.  I was really hesitant about trying it because of the lack of documentation and tutorials.  I have to say it's awesome.  It punches way above its weight.  The GUI is highly customizable and a little fiddly to do.  This is where tutorials would be very handy.  It's a minor detail though because the default GUI is very usable.  For anyone with low resources that wants a separate audio player.  I'm going to point them towards the DeaDBeeF 0.6.2 ppa I'm using.  It really cranks  8).  I'll still use VLC as my backup audio player if all else fails for sure  ;).
Title: Re: Peppermint Six is now live - Let the fun begin.
Post by: AndyInMokum on June 04, 2015, 12:44:00 am
I just had a quick look a DistroWatch's Page Hit Ranking over the last 7 days.  Peppermint is number 5 on the list just below Ubuntu.

Click on Image to Enlarge

(http://i.imgur.com/KzkWlxq.jpg)

Peppermint certainly seems to be attracting a lot of interest.  Mega thanks to everyone who's checking us out - you're awesome  8).
Title: Re: Peppermint Six is now live - Let the fun begin.
Post by: PCNetSpec on June 04, 2015, 03:26:02 am
+1 what Andy said .. thanks everyone :)
Title: Re: Peppermint Six is now live - Let the fun begin.
Post by: VinDSL on June 04, 2015, 03:29:18 am
+2   :)
Title: Re: Peppermint Six is now live - Let the fun begin.
Post by: scifidude79 on June 04, 2015, 10:45:16 am
Congrats on the DW ranking.  While it's not necessarily a 100% accurate gauge of a distro's popularity, it is still majorly cool.   8)

Yeah, VLC for video is the way to go.  I'm still not a huge fan of it as the default audio player.  I find Clementine 1.2.3 floats my boat on my 64-bit Fujitsu-Siemens AMILO li3710.  Yeah, it's qt.  It's still relatively light and is packed with useful features rather than just bling. 

On my little Acer Aspire One ZG5 with its colossal 8 GB SSD  :o.  I'm using the lightweight DeaDBeeF 0.6.2.  That's for some reason not in the repos.  I was really hesitant about trying it because of the lack of documentation and tutorials.  I have to say it's awesome.  It punches way above its weight.  The GUI is highly customizable and a little fiddly to do.  This is where tutorials would be very handy.  It's a minor detail though because the default GUI is very usable.  For anyone with low resources that wants a separate audio player.  I'm going to point them towards the DeaDBeeF 0.6.2 ppa I'm using.  It really cranks  8).  I'll still use VLC as my backup audio player if all else fails for sure  ;).

VLC is all I use for everything.  But, that's just me.  Though, one minor annoyance about the version in the 14.04 repos is that, every time I open it, the volume is at zero.  Even if I set it to always reset to 100%, it's still at zero.  I had the same thing in Kubuntu.  Weird, but minor.  It's still my favorite.  :D
Title: Re: Peppermint Six is now live - Let the fun begin.
Post by: PCNetSpec on June 04, 2015, 11:30:08 am
is there a PPA somewhere with a later version that works ?

If so after some testing I could always copy it to the Peppermint 6 PPA as an update
Title: Re: Peppermint Six is now live - Let the fun begin.
Post by: emegra on June 04, 2015, 11:33:38 am
Hi scifidude

nice to see you back in the fold by the way :)

my prefered choice for music is Clementine and in fact I advocated for it be installed by default but the rest of the rotters wouldn't have it :)

but you're right VLC is great it plays anything AV so it was really the obvious choice for PM6


Glad you're enjoying PM6


Graeme
Title: Re: Peppermint Six is now live - Let the fun begin.
Post by: PCNetSpec on June 04, 2015, 12:22:29 pm
Actually VLC is remembering the volume settings for me (?)

When you first start it it's at 0 until you load a file for it to play .. then the video is where it was for the last played file.
Title: Re: Peppermint Six is now live - Let the fun begin.
Post by: scifidude79 on June 04, 2015, 01:11:50 pm
Thanks emegra.  At least Clementine is a quick install away.   :)

I'm a simple person and I've personally never liked a separate app for music and video, but I understand others liking that.  VLC has been my preferred video player for 7 years because of all of the video formats it will play.  Mplayer never worked well for video for me, which is why I'm happy with the switch.  I have several gigabytes worth of Star Trek fan films on my HD and VLC plays them all.   :D

Re VLC:  I always have to turn the volume back up, even after I load a video.  It threw me off the first time it did that in Kubuntu.  I had no sound, so I turned my speakers up.  I then saw the app volume bar and turned that up without first turning down my speakers.  BIG mistake.   :o
Title: Re: Peppermint Six is now live - Let the fun begin.
Post by: PCNetSpec on June 04, 2015, 01:26:32 pm
OK, I'm not 100% sure mine remembered the volume setting at first

I think I had to got to
Tools > Preferences > Audio and put a tick in "Always reset audio level to"

click SAVE

then close VLC

next time I started it, it hadn't remembered the setting .. s I went back and removed the tick .. clicked save .. closed VLC

started VLC .. still hadn't remembered, so I opened a file and set the volume in the little triangle bottom right, then closed VLC.

reopened VLC and it had remembered .. now it remembers all the time.

So after much confusion I now dunno if it just started working after me hitting the right combo, or if it was just me doing sommat wrong in the first place .. the upshot is its working now though  :-\
Title: Re: Peppermint Six is now live - Let the fun begin.
Post by: scifidude79 on June 04, 2015, 01:32:17 pm
I always set that "Always reset audio level to" thing to 100%.  That and set the video to not show the title on top of videos.  That was the only time the audio thing let me down.

Hm, well I just opened a video and the audio did jump up to 100%.  I guess the key is to not have that "Always reset audio to" setting enabled.  (it's currently disabled)  I never disabled that before, that must have been the issue.  Thanks for the tip.  :)

7 years using VLC religiously and 6 using Linux (off and on) and I still feel like a noob at times.
Title: Re: Peppermint Six is now live - Let the fun begin.
Post by: PCNetSpec on June 04, 2015, 01:37:44 pm
Ditto :)
Title: Re: Peppermint Six is now live - Let the fun begin.
Post by: momist on July 04, 2015, 10:29:47 am
Oops.  I've been on Peppermint5 for quite a while now, and only just today noticed that Peppermint6 came out in May - what happened?   :-[

Sorry to find there are no torrents up - I'm now downloading direct.  Where are the torrents?  :o
Title: Re: Peppermint Six is now live - Let the fun begin.
Post by: PCNetSpec on July 04, 2015, 10:42:52 am
Torrents ARE there ;)

main site:
http://peppermintos.com
click the red button for either 32bit or 64bit

In the pop-open, you'll see the torrent button is bottom right .. just to the right of the direct download button.

or they're linked on this page:
http://peppermintos.com/guide/downloading/

or here they are:-

Download the 32 bit ISO Image via Torrent (http://peppermintos.com/iso/Peppermint-6-20150518-i386.torrent)
and
Download the 64 bit ISO Image via Torrent (http://peppermintos.com/iso/Peppermint-6-20150518-amd64.torrent)
Title: Re: Peppermint Six is now live - Let the fun begin.
Post by: demag on September 24, 2015, 06:35:44 am
Urrrgh!! You did it again. I just got used to P5 after changing from Peppermint Ice. My fave evah OS ::)
Have you noticed I haven't logged in for a while? That's because everything has been so smooth.
Now I have to go through all that stress again. :-\
I must say P6 looks rather nice though.
Ok silly question time and I think I already know the answer.
Can I upgrade from P5 to P6 or do I have to do a fresh install?
Title: Re: Peppermint Six is now live - Let the fun begin.
Post by: scifidude79 on September 24, 2015, 07:21:18 am
If you're happy with Peppermint 5, there's no reason you need to upgrade.  Peppermint 5 has support until 2019, just as Peppermint 6 does.  (same Ubuntu repositories, just some differences on the Peppermint end)  If you don't see any advantages to switching to 6, then don't.  And, no, there's no upgrade path.  It's only available through a fresh installation.
Title: Re: Peppermint Six is now live - Let the fun begin.
Post by: demag on September 24, 2015, 07:40:26 am
Ah thanks for the info.
Title: Re: Peppermint Six is now live - Let the fun begin.
Post by: scifidude79 on September 24, 2015, 11:26:59 am
No probem.    8)
Title: Re: Peppermint Six is now live - Let the fun begin.
Post by: spence on January 17, 2016, 09:11:43 pm
For anyone with low resources that wants a separate audio player.  I'm going to point them towards the DeaDBeeF 0.6.2 ppa I'm using.  It really cranks  8).  I'll still use VLC as my backup audio player if all else fails for sure  ;).

hey there Andy... vlc never plays anything i want it to play... so I am interested in your DeaDBeef ppa?
Title: Re: Peppermint Six is now live - Let the fun begin.
Post by: PCNetSpec on January 18, 2016, 02:36:24 am
Normally if VLC won't play it .. it's unplayable ;)
Title: Re: Peppermint Six is now live - Let the fun begin.
Post by: AndyInMokum on January 18, 2016, 02:13:53 pm
Hi Spence, sorry mate I almost missed this one.  Yeah, DeaDBeeF is a quality lightweight audio player.  The current version is 0.6.2.  To install the PPA, run the following commands in a terminal window:
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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:starws-box/deadbeef-playerFollowed by:
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apt update && apt install deadbeefThat should do the trick  ;).
Title: Re: Peppermint Six is now live - Let the fun begin.
Post by: spence on January 22, 2016, 02:36:32 pm
YIPPIE thanks Andy, will be testing this shortly ;~)
Title: Re: Peppermint Six is now live - Let the fun begin.
Post by: spence on January 24, 2016, 09:59:04 pm
Hi Spence, sorry mate I almost missed this one.  [snipped] That should do the trick  ;).

thanks again Andy... just installed on newest lappie...
Title: Re: Peppermint Six is now live - Let the fun begin.
Post by: AndyInMokum on January 25, 2016, 01:37:57 am
Hi Spence, sorry mate I almost missed this one.  [snipped] That should do the trick  ;).

thanks again Andy... just installed on newest lappie...
Cool, DeaDBeeF is very customizable. It's initially just a bit fiddly to set up.  It's well worth the effort though because it looks great and plays nearly anything you throw at it.  DeaDBeeF for its size, really punches way above its weight  ;).
Title: Re: Peppermint Six is now live - Let the fun begin.
Post by: spence on February 01, 2016, 07:52:41 pm
Normally if VLC won't play it .. it's unplayable ;)

i was eventually able tonight to get VLC to play this cd, but it really doesn't like recognizing my cd/dvd player oh well...

playing with nightingale tonight;

http://getnightingale.com/ (http://getnightingale.com/)

a linux spin of Songbird which was a Mozilla project... nice in that it has some of the smart playlist features that iTunes has... so i can quickly create lists by genre
Title: Re: Peppermint Six is now live - Let the fun begin.
Post by: LinuxNoob on March 21, 2016, 07:00:55 am
I've been using Peppermint 6 as my primary Linux distribution for quite some time now and I've absolutely loved it so far. Since Ubuntu 16.04 release is not that far away, I was thinking of what the peppermint team is up to regarding Peppermint 7. Here are some things I felt would be a great addition to the OS. Maybe you guys can take a look and include some of these in the next version if you think that's a good idea. :-)
https://youtu.be/WCyyFcYQ2TM
Title: Re: Peppermint Six is now live - Let the fun begin.
Post by: PCNetSpec on March 21, 2016, 07:58:16 am
As you'd expect I can't currently talk about what's "new" for the next Peppermint release .. but we've definitely taken onboard your suggestion for calling it "Peppermint 7" and we're going to run with it :)

LXDE - Whilst you're right, LXDE (gtk version) is not going to be actively developed by the LXDE/Qt team it doesn't *necessarily* mean we we'd have to break away from it entirely. For some time now (indeed since before LXDE announced they were going down the Qt route) Peppermint has slowly been shedding LXDE components, the few that remain could theoretically be forked if we deemed it necessary.

Please do not interpret that as what we intend to do .. I'm just pointing out that there are options available to us that don't entail us becoming "just another LXDE/Xfce/MATE/<insert DE> distro" ;)

In truth I think with Peppermint 5 and 6 we'd already reached a point where it was probably a little inaccurate to call us an LXDE distro .. "Hybrid" has always been used to describe Peppermint (Cloud Hybrid, Hybrid Desktop), and we're proud of that, it shows we're not just following someone else's lead :)

All I can say is that at least for the foreseeable future Peppermint will continue to evolve, drawing on what we see as the best components from other DE's (whatever they may be) and incorporating them into our own unique vision of a whole .. Call it the Peppermint DE if you wish (though we don't) :)

Nicely done video BTW :)
Title: Re: Peppermint Six is now live - Let the fun begin.
Post by: VinDSL on March 21, 2016, 09:34:39 am
Nicely done video BTW :)

+1  8)
Title: Re: Peppermint Six is now live - Let the fun begin.
Post by: perknh on March 21, 2016, 05:50:19 pm
Terrific video, LinuxNoob. :) 

Everybody has their opinions about these things, but I actually like our LXDE menu better than MATE's menu, and Xfce's menu better than all of them.  That said, when a very savvy Peppermint user showed me how to turn Peppermint into a pure Xfce distribution, the pure Xfce version of Peppermint did seem to slow down just a smidgen for me when compared to our standard LXDE Peppermint distribution.  I'll hate to see all of LXDE go the way of the dinosaur, even though that looks like where it is eventually headed.

You made lots of good points in your video, LinuxNoob.  Your video was very informative, and did zero in on several important issues that I'm sure Team Peppermint will look at, consider, or address, in the relatively near future.  ;)

Thank you,

perknh