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Software & Applications / Re: FireFox and porn Issue
« on: August 10, 2018, 05:56:30 am »
Because it started in this thread as an answer to part of a question I had previously. So it has stayed in this thread and just continued.

Software & Applications / Re: FireFox and porn Issue
« on: August 10, 2018, 05:21:14 am »
Hi Zeb,
That's why I've been asking the questions! As I read the tutorial I'm just not seeing the difference  between what he was doing and what I've  been using. :)


Software & Applications / Re: FireFox and porn Issue
« on: August 10, 2018, 05:07:58 am »
Hi Andy,
Well, I am still a bit "confused". I don't see what is different between the /home with simlinks pointing to a /data folder. My /home is on a separate HD, I use Deja-Dup to backup my entire /home folder to an external 1 TB HD.

The only possible thing I see as possibly varying is not simlinking the .local and /.config folders and letting those be rebuild when I install another distro. But I always copy those to my external HD, then paste back in those files I want to keep. Is there something I am still missing in my understanding?

Also, my hopping days may well be over. I am enjoying PM 9. The only issue I've found - my main box is an HP desktop running 8 Gib of DDR3 memory. A friend had given me another desktop running 8 Gib of DDR2 memory. I found real performance issues when scrolling a webpage with a LOT of content. On the DDR3 box the scrolling was very snappy, but on the DDR2 box it was extremely jerky and would always move beyond or before the place I wanted to stop. Not so on the DDR3 box. So I've gone back to the DDR3 box.


Software & Applications / Re: FireFox and porn Issue
« on: August 10, 2018, 12:17:03 am »
I am still "pondering" the /data partition discussion. I have my / partition on a small HD and my /home on a separate HD. When I am installing a different distro (or even a new version of my current) I go into my .config folder and delete folders in there relating to my current OS. Next I install the new OS, then I install the applications I use and I'm "good-to-go".

So my question, is there anything I would gain by switching to a /data partition and using symlinks? Thanks for any advice!


General Discussion / Re: Window control buttons
« on: August 06, 2018, 07:39:08 am »
Thank you! I knew it was there someplace.  ;D


General Discussion / Window control buttons to the left (SOLVED)
« on: August 06, 2018, 05:48:07 am »
Can I move the window control buttons (minimize, maximize, close) from the right side of window to the left?


New Users / Re: Peppermint interface (SOLVED)
« on: July 18, 2018, 07:22:40 am »
Just so you know - I agree. And I have gone back to straight Peppermint with the minor change to the panel by removing the window apps. So I am pretty sure I am a happy camper. My forte in the past has been SQL Server and middle ware. I am learning python but still (in my opinion) just a beginner!

Again, I appreciate the support you folks offer. And overall I like Peppermint. I think the most challenging thing for me right now is finding where I need to go to tweak anything I want. But that's just me and my developer mind. Thanks!bn ;)


New Users / Re: Peppermint interface
« on: July 18, 2018, 02:05:28 am »
Hi Zeb,
Yes that is what I wanted. That works for me. And yes, I already did a fresh install. Thanks everyone for your help. I appreciate it!


New Users / Re: Peppermint interface
« on: July 18, 2018, 01:38:28 am »
Sorry pin,
Yes, what I was seeking is the Mate panel at the top rather than the XFCE. I have always ran the Plank at the bottom. When I was on either Linux Mint Mate 19 or Ubuntu Mate 18.04 I again ran the Plank on the bottom. There's just something I like and prefer about the Mate panel that I don't care that much about on the XFCE panel.

The two primary driving forces for Peppermint are (1) performance and (2) support. Peppermint shines in both of those! I don't care for UM 18.04 and how it tends to "phone home" with information, and I have a problem with LM Mate 19 and how it is a bit bloated. PM, in my opinion, tends to meet what I think I have been searching for. I have been with Linux for a long time and tried many different distros, and now I would just kind of like to settle down and get on with the Bible work I do.

Sorry I had misunderstood your initial post as having been humorous.


New Users / Re: Peppermint interface
« on: July 18, 2018, 01:12:24 am »
Hi scifi,
You're possible correct, but I have been with both Mint and UM for a very long time. I like what Peppermint is, does and stands for. And yes, I have bounced back and forth quite a bit (I can actually between distros in about 30 minutes! ::)

I probably will continue staying with PM again 'cause I like so much of it. I'm just not a fan of XFCE. Thanks for reaching to me. I appreciate it! And pin, that was humorous! Isn't so true that each of us want what we want when we want it, huh? :D


New Users / Re: Peppermint interface
« on: July 17, 2018, 11:13:14 pm »
Any help yet?

New Users / Re: Peppermint interface
« on: July 17, 2018, 09:07:53 pm »
After fixing broken pointers caused by the above then trying the install from synaptic I get this message:

E: /var/cache/apt/archives/mate-control-center-common_1.20.2-2ubuntu1_all.deb: trying to overwrite '/usr/share/mate-control-center/ui/mate-network-properties.ui', which is also in package peppermint-proxy-configuration 0.0.2+peppermint

I am running a clean install of peppemint os 9

New Users / Re: Peppermint interface
« on: July 17, 2018, 09:04:27 pm »
When I run the "sudo apt-get install mate" command I get:

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(Reading database ... 381276 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../mate-control-center-common_1.20.2-2ubuntu1_all.deb ...
Unpacking mate-control-center-common (1.20.2-2ubuntu1) ...
dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/mate-control-center-common_1.20.2-2ubuntu1_all.deb (--unpack):
 trying to overwrite '/usr/share/mate-control-center/ui/mate-network-properties.ui', which is also in package peppermint-proxy-configuration 0.0.2+peppermint
Selecting previously unselected package mate-control-center.
Preparing to unpack .../mate-control-center_1.20.2-2ubuntu1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking mate-control-center (1.20.2-2ubuntu1) ...
Selecting previously unselected package mate-desktop-environment-core.
Preparing to unpack .../mate-desktop-environment-core_1.20.0+4_all.deb ...
Unpacking mate-desktop-environment-core (1.20.0+4) ...
Selecting previously unselected package mate-desktop-environment.
Preparing to unpack .../mate-desktop-environment_1.20.0+4_all.deb ...
Unpacking mate-desktop-environment (1.20.0+4) ...
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
So what do I do?

New Users / Peppermint interface (SOLVED)
« on: July 17, 2018, 07:03:21 pm »
Not sure if the title fits, but I like Peppermint. I do not care for XFCE, nor do I like all opening apps to show on the top menu bar. Is there a way that I can run PM OS9 and have it look like Mate? In UM 18.04 I have the menu bar across the top, the Plank on the bottom, and all apps I open and run show on the Plank. Can I do that on PM OS9? Thanks!

Software & Applications / Re: FireFox and porn Issue
« on: July 16, 2018, 07:14:32 pm »
You know - one of the things I really appreciate about Peppermint and getting support. People respond to questions! I, sadly, love distro hopping and looking at new things. This is the only forum, and the only distro I have found, where I get answers to my questions and not just pushed off and ignored! So Thanks folks, I truly apprreciate it.


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