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Announcements / Re: New Peppermint webhost in progress
« on: June 19, 2020, 08:11:47 am »
Hi @josephd,

You have done a very nice job on the website and have taken notice of your new title of Website Admin next to your name and pic.

I have also noticed that other qualified people are being delegated to what their talents are with Peppermint OS so all the "eggs" are no longer being kept in one basket, YAY.

This is a good thing that is sure to be for the best in being able to allow Pep to continue far into the future.

I have noticed one thing though about the new improved forum website that I do not know if it is by design or possibly overlooked.

When i am on the main index page or when i am typing a response such as this one, the Peppermint logo is present on the upper left hand side of my browser tab.

However, when i click onto a particular thread to read it and/or bookmark it into my browser, the Pep icon is no longer there and only a generic icon is present and I now have a bunch of just generic icons in my bookmarks instead of the Pep icons.

Is this by design or just overlooked in the improvement process ?

Warm regards,

The Omen

General Discussion / Peppermint 11 question/discussion etc.
« on: June 02, 2020, 02:31:45 pm »
Hi folks,

I know  P-11 is in developement stages and came across the following article in the news that no doubt may effect its developement:

When it comes to either flatpaks or snaps, I have been taught to avoid these as .deb does not carry all the bloat that the other 2 bring on board.

I have deleted/purged all flatpak and snap softtware manager systems from my Peppermint systems because i never intend to ever use tham.

Canonical is now, according to the article, putting in a backdoor as they continue to focus on snap as being their preferred way to install software (it's in the article), And using that backdoor will force the snap software manager on users without consent for any of the software that they will now, such as chromium browser, as well as any future, as they see fit, to offer as a snap only.

I always was taught that Linux is all about the freedom and not propriotory like Microsoft and Apple products.

This would be a game changer for me to force me away from Peppermint, which i love.

Is it possibly the time to look more into a more Debian and less Ubuntu source for future versions of Peppermint considering what Canonical is now trying to force ?

What is the position of the P-11 developers on this issue, as well as us Peppermint users ?

Warm Regards,

The Omen

General Discussion / Re: Screenshot Gallery -- Show Us Your Screen
« on: May 26, 2020, 10:15:19 am »
How do you add a screenshot here ?

I cannot figure it out.


The Omen

Advanced Topics / Re: Peppermint 10 Respin Boot Time..
« on: May 13, 2020, 08:18:02 am »
Hi Spence,

I am happy to see that you tried out the "hacks" taught to me by my teacher with really good results.

He really is amazing with his knowledge, (at least to me), of the Peppermint OSs.

Anytime I really, really, screw things up, he just laughs, types things in my system, and all of a sudden everything just works again and usually even better than before.

Even though he has "written" down all his command codes for me, I am still amazed this old man seems to have these all memorized yet cannot remember why he walked over to the fridge and opened the door, forgetting what he wanted in the first place, lol.

Warm Regards,

The Omen

Hi @cavy, I love your tutorial.

Wish there was a way to incorporate/merge, yours and mine together.

It would be a "super" list of terminal command "fix-it;s".,8828.msg90325.html#msg90325

Warm regards,

The Omen

New Users / Re: How can I make my boot time faster?
« on: April 26, 2020, 11:48:25 am »
Hi Rayzor, Treeplanter, and Slim.Fatz,

posted a thread about this myself recently, might be worth looking at the omens solution. the original peppermint 10 iso didnt have this boot issue just so you know.

Treeplanter already did take a look at my solution, He copied and pasted it on his number three spoiler.

I am using P9 respin myself but have used these for P10 and P10 respin as well and has cut down boot times quite well.

I think all that Treeplanter is looking for is more reassurance from others that have applied these themselves rather than just going by my say so that it works ok.

I am imagining that since he saw no other replies to your original post about this subject in the "advance" section, he has no other person to vouch for the "fix".

Warm regards to all,

The Omen

Advanced Topics / Re: Peppermint 10 Respin Boot Time..
« on: April 21, 2020, 11:32:00 am »
Hi Rayzer and Spence,

Below are my results if you care to see my proof of concept results from my previous post just before this one:


The Omen

$ systemd-analyze
Startup finished in 1.818s (kernel) + 2.786s (userspace) = 4.605s reached after 2.780s in userspace

$ systemd-analyze critical-chain
The time after the unit is active or started is printed after the "@" character.
The time the unit takes to start is printed after the "+" character. @2.780s
└─lightdm.service @2.675s +104ms
  └─systemd-user-sessions.service @2.665s +5ms
    └─ @2.664s
      └─NetworkManager.service @2.398s +266ms
        └─dbus.service @2.383s
          └─ @2.382s
            └─ @2.382s
              └─acpid.socket @2.382s
                └─ @2.359s
                  └─apparmor.service @368ms +1.990s
                    └─ @367ms
                      └─ @367ms
                        └─systemd-tmpfiles-setup-dev.service @213ms +153ms
                          └─kmod-static-nodes.service @201ms +9ms
                            └─systemd-journald.socket @199ms
                              └─system.slice @199ms
                                └─-.slice @185ms
$ systemd-analyze blame
          1.990s apparmor.service
          1.318s dev-sda1.device
          1.290s ufw.service
           900ms systemd-journal-flush.service
           305ms systemd-tmpfiles-setup.service
           266ms NetworkManager.service
           240ms systemd-logind.service
           231ms mintsystem.service
           202ms udisks2.service
           178ms systemd-udevd.service
           153ms systemd-tmpfiles-setup-dev.service
           149ms networkd-dispatcher.service
           127ms systemd-resolved.service
           122ms keyboard-setup.service
           122ms plymouth-read-write.service
           114ms nfs-config.service
           111ms run-rpc_pipefs.mount
           111ms console-setup.service
           104ms lightdm.service
            95ms systemd-modules-load.service
            92ms systemd-journald.service
            88ms rpcbind.service
            80ms upower.service
            66ms swapfile.swap
            57ms gpu-manager.service
            56ms accounts-daemon.service
            48ms systemd-udev-trigger.service
            40ms grub-common.service
            37ms systemd-remount-fs.service
            28ms user@1000.service
            25ms alsa-restore.service
            24ms packagekit.service
            22ms lm-sensors.service
            20ms plymouth-start.service
            20ms wpa_supplicant.service
            18ms systemd-sysctl.service
            17ms polkit.service
            17ms systemd-random-seed.service
            13ms hddtemp.service
            12ms ntp.service
            12ms rsyslog.service
            10ms ureadahead-stop.service
             9ms systemd-update-utmp.service
             9ms systemd-tmpfiles-clean.service
             9ms kmod-static-nodes.service
             9ms kerneloops.service
             9ms sys-kernel-debug.mount
             8ms dev-mqueue.mount
             5ms systemd-user-sessions.service
             4ms dev-hugepages.mount
             3ms systemd-update-utmp-runlevel.service
             3ms sys-kernel-config.mount
             2ms sys-fs-fuse-connections.mount
             2ms setvtrgb.service
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Advanced Topics / Re: Peppermint 10 Respin Boot Time..
« on: April 21, 2020, 10:59:12 am »
Things I do to minimize boot time:

List of Items to Stop, Disable, Mask, etc. from Start-Up: just copy and paste commands one at a time into your terminal and follow the prompts that are given:

Code: [Select]
sudo systemctl disable ModemManager.service
Code: [Select]
sudo systemctl disable NetworkManager-wait-online.service
Code: [Select]
sudo systemctl disable pppd-dns.service
Code: [Select]
sudo systemctl stop avahi-daemon.service
Code: [Select]
sudo systemctl disable avahi-daemon.service
Code: [Select]
sudo systemctl mask avahi-daemon.service
Code: [Select]
sudo systemctl mask plymouth-quit-wait.service
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sudo systemctl mask postfix.service

Purge Snapd

Code: [Select]
sudo apt purge snapd

Purge Gnome-Software Repository (SNAP)

Code: [Select]
sudo apt-get remove --purge gnome-software gnome-software-plugin-snap

Remove Flatpak remotes

To show remote sources:

Code: [Select]
flatpak remotes

Delete the sources as in this example:

Code: [Select]
flatpak remote-delete flathub
Purge Samba

Code: [Select]
sudo apt purge samba

Purge telnet

Code: [Select]
sudo apt purge telnet

Purge btrfs

Code: [Select]
sudo apt-get purge btrfs-progs && sudo update-initramfs -uk all

Change Grub Timeout

Code: [Select]
sudo nano /etc/default/grub
Edit the line listed (GRUB_TIMEOUT=10) to read ("arrow" down and then "arrow" over to the number 10) and change it to 0...(GRUB_TIMEOUT=0)(this is a zero)


Press Ctrl-O (note that this is an O and not a zero)...then press "enter"...then press "save" from the "tab" in that same box...then Ctrl-X to exit the editor...then run in the terminal,

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sudo update-grub

Apt-Daily Timer Service: You will still get your updates as usual, just wont waste time during boot up:

Code: [Select]
sudo systemctl disable apt-daily.service
Code: [Select]
sudo systemctl disable apt-daily.timer
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sudo systemctl disable apt-daily-upgrade.timer
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sudo systemctl disable apt-daily-upgrade.service

Then reboot your system.

Warm regards,

The Omen

Advanced Topics / Re: Peppermint 10 Respin Boot Time..
« on: April 20, 2020, 08:16:17 am »
Hi rayzer,

I notice that samba, snapd, as well as a few other loadups on start are in play here that can sap your boot-up time.

If you do not use either samba or snaps, they can be completely removed as i have done here.

If you do not use these, i will post the terminal commands here for you if you wish along with a few other things you do not need on boot-up.

My cold boot time with SSD is at 5 secs.


The Omen

GNU/Linux Discussion / Re: systemd
« on: April 15, 2020, 10:09:58 am »
Hi 151tom,

My teacher tells me that the big argument against systemd appears to be that it has become an all consuming, all controlling "behemoth" that has infiltrated itself across the board in a Linux OS.

He personally does not see this as a real problem but old time linux purists appear to believe that this systemd is moving Linux distributions away from it's original ideals.

I believe he told my that "ANTIX" distribution of Linux OS is "systemd free" for those that are still wanting Linux systems "original" purity.


The Omen

New Users / Re: Audio-Device setting not being retained
« on: April 15, 2020, 10:00:06 am »
Hi folks,

MPV player is also a very nice option.

Code: [Select]
sudo apt install mpv

The Omen

General Discussion / Re: A note on Sunday's server downtime
« on: March 02, 2020, 09:40:51 am »
Hi folks,

I, for one, am going to stick with Peppermint as I realize that anytime there is a "death in the family", that things are never going to be quite the same ever again and there are always adjustment problems to deal with.

This is just one of those adjustment problems is all.

Mr. Greaves would want us all to stick it out and be supportive.

This is not doomsday or the end of Peppermint, just an adjustment for all of us to "keep calm and carry on" while everyone is adjusting to the new situations as they arise and hopefully learning that the "keys to the kingdom" need to be held not by just one person but also entrusted to others so that smoother transitions can take place in future.

Warm Regards to all, especially those that are now taking the lead in rectifying these otherwise minor teething problems as we all need to grow and accept the situation as it is.

The Omen

General Discussion / "Certificate" expired and/or out of date???
« on: February 23, 2020, 01:19:28 pm »
Hi folks,

Just got the following message here in the U.S.A. as I was trying to connect to Peppermint Forums:

I do not know if this has been brought to anyones attention as of yet, this occured at 2:15 PM Mountain Standard Time:

Your connection is not private
Attackers might be trying to steal your information from (for example, passwords, messages, or credit cards). Learn more

Help improve Slimjet security by sending URLs of some pages you visit, limited system information, and some page content to Google. Privacy policy
This server could not prove that it is; its security certificate expired yesterday. This may be caused by a misconfiguration or an attacker intercepting your connection. Your computer's clock is currently set to Sunday, February 23, 2020. Does that look right? If not, you should correct your system's clock and then refresh this page.

Proceed to (unsafe)

Hardware / Re: AMD A10-5745M APU Radeon HD Graphics
« on: February 09, 2020, 10:28:26 pm »
Forgive me but you did not understand correctly,

But PCnetSpec is not a person, but a pseudonym for the selected Hero Mod, as the linked article briefly mentioned.

PCNetSpec Is, was, and will always be a real person to us, not a psuedonym, but will always be Mr. Mark Greaves. He was the one and only "Hero Mod" in the Peppermint Fourms

"PCNetSpec". is/was, the name chosen here on line by Mr. Greaves, for his own personal use, Just as your name is "Brothered", here in the forums, "PCNetSpec" was the name used by MR. Greaves and only by Mr. Greaves, NO one else has used it or will ever use it since he passed away.

PCNetSpec and Mr. Mark Greaves were one and the same.


The Omen

Hardware / Re: AMD A10-5745M APU Radeon HD Graphics
« on: February 07, 2020, 11:15:26 am »
Hi brothered,

I am sorry to tell you that your thank you to PCNetSpec's reply is a little late now.

Mr. Greaves, our Peppermint forum and Peppermint Distro leader, passed away on Jan. 14th 2020.,9283.0.html


The Omen

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