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New Users / Re: Slow Loading (SOLVED)
« on: January 03, 2015, 05:22:52 pm »

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Chromium is a stand-alone package not even tied into any Linux process whatsoever. It will install some dependencies, but there are hundred more applications installing missing dependencies!

Whilst you're not entirely wrong, dependencies are a two way street .. in Peppermint 4 removing chromium would also uninstall Ice as Chromium was flagged as a dependency for Ice.
Ahhh... you made my point here! Somehow someone decided that Chromium has to be made a dependency of Ice...or visa versa.  And i was not talking about Chrome/Chromium as a dependency of any package! I responded to a phrase of somebody else saying that Chromium was tied into lots of processes which really doesn't make any sense and isn't based on truth either since neither Chrome or Chromium ties into lots of processes. 

And yes, i do run PM, but in a virtualbox environment. And yes i was pleased to see that PM doesn't use Firefox as default browser since Ff turned into a bloated piece of software.

I'm finding your attitude and mannerisms highly inflammatory towards myself, our moderators, and anyone else you decide to take a dig at .. you seem to have a need to put others down as you make a post thinking it makes you look more knowledgeable (?), then think a "no offence meant" will suffice.

I'll let you into a secret .. nothing annoys me more than people who say things like "no disrespect, but....." and then immediately go on to show disrespect .. you're falling VERY close to this kind of behaviour.
Sounds more like you talking about yourself PCNetSPec! So you be warned too!

New Users / Re: How to replace Peppermint 4 by Peppermint 5?
« on: January 03, 2015, 02:55:29 pm »
No /dev/sda4 is just an extended partition
You are correct!

Try PCNetSpec's solutions first. This sounds the most plausible solution so far.

New Users / Re: Slow Loading
« on: January 03, 2015, 02:52:52 pm »
Ok, qupzilla is definitely the fastest. What (add ons and features) won't run on it? I notice I'm not being told that I'm spelling something wrong as I'm typing this, and I was before. Is that something that can be fixed? Shoot, I really need it!  :D Also, I usually like to remove stuff I don't use, just to keep things tidy. Is there some reason I should keep chromium?

Before keeping any stuff, just a question for you: when did you noticed this slow loading? right from the beginning (after installing PM) or after installing an application?

New Users / Re: Slow Loading
« on: January 03, 2015, 02:51:43 pm »

Why leave Chromium?  Because it's tied in to a lot of processes that Peppermint uses. 

And in which processes Chromium ties into?? Please provide with any examples/proof to substantiate your opinion!
Don't you think that if this is true what you say here, that Chromium would be installed by default rather than Firefox?
Chromium is a stand-alone package not even tied into any Linux process whatsoever. It will install some dependencies, but there are hundred more applications installing missing dependencies!

Would like to see some examples..

Not the first time I've been called "insufficient"......

No offence meant ofcourse ;)

New Users / Re: How to replace Peppermint 4 by Peppermint 5?
« on: January 03, 2015, 08:00:48 am »
Hi Laurens, are you intending to install PM5 to the partition,/dev/sda5?

I think it should be /dev/sda4....
And not sure what /dev/sda5 contains....

Networking / Re: Wifi connected, but not according to browser.
« on: January 02, 2015, 07:23:40 pm »
You know what i find strange on this forum compared to other Linux forums??? Nobody ask the topic starter in the very first reply about the hardware specification used..... Everybody is just throwing in answers and solutions hoping that it fixes the topic starters problem..... It took 5 replies to ask the correct question.... weird.....

Ok, knowing now that you have a Broadcom device, take a look here:
Also install the following package: firmware-linux-nonfree. This package contains lots of drivers which isn't installed by default since those drivers are non-free (closed-source). Open a terminal and type the following command:
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sudo apt-get install linux-firmware-nonfree

Do you have Bluetooth on your laptop? And you don't use it? Remove the Bluetooth module! It is known that Wifi and Bluetooth interfere with each other.

Before doing anything above can you post the output of the following terminal command:
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rfkill list wlan

The explanation given by PCNetSpec is not really sufficient. PM and other Ubuntu-based distro's like Mint and Bodhi and Lubuntu/Xubuntu uses the following software repositories:
  • Main
  • Restricted
  • Universe
  • Multiverse

You can read more about them here:

This will also explain a bit better why some packages are "outdated" in the repository while there's a newer version available on the developers website.

New Users / Re: How to replace Peppermint 4 by Peppermint 5?
« on: January 02, 2015, 07:10:55 pm »
I am trying to replace PM4 for PM5 on a dual boot laptop. Following the standart installation procedure it suggests to install PM5 next to PM4 and Windows Vista
I want to remove PM4 and install PM5 instead.
How do I have to replace PM4 by PM5?
If there's no reason to have PM4 AND PM5, but you only want PM%, use a live-cd of Gparted and boot with the live-cd of Gparted to erase the partition containing PM4.
Before doing so, make sure to backup all your important files!!

With a live-cd of PM5 you then can install PM5 on the part of your harddrive.

Ps.: I'm Dutch too, so if it is much easier to have assistance in Dutch mail me.

New Users / Re: found a way to fix flickering external monitor
« on: January 02, 2015, 01:51:30 pm »
What you most probably created was an ground loop. Meaning that 1 device interferes with another device. using another socket solves this issue as you noticed. The reason for this is that nowadays sockets in 1 room are divided over multiple fuses (i.e.: all your sockets in your living room are no longer connected as 1 single loop but divided over multiple fuses creating more loops).


Can you specify which applications are 1 or 2 versions behind?


Any hints/tips/tricks on how to get Caito working properly? Do i need Compiz installed as well?
Any assistance will be very much appreciated!

Software & Applications / Re: Moonlight
« on: November 28, 2014, 04:59:45 pm »
Please be informed that Moonlight is a dead horse now for quit some time. The development grinned to a halt and due to that Moonlight is very unstable and buggy.

Better install an alternative like Pipelight:

New Users / Re: Chrome menus
« on: November 28, 2014, 04:55:36 pm »
Is it possible to post a link to a screenshot?

Software & Applications / Re: LXTerminal terminal size
« on: November 25, 2014, 02:34:04 pm »
For some unknown reason the terminal appears at the left corner, can i change this so it appears in the center of the screen?

Thanks again!

Both tips about the screen size worked perfectly!

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