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The magic of using Peppermint is loading Mr Greaves's magic up everyday.
I am making a 20.04 Xfce OS called Chab OS and for the life of me cannot workout how to get the Whisker menu scroll bar to fade out, like it does here in Peppermint. I'm using the latest Whisker Menu here in Peppermint, as well as on my own OS, the 2.4.6 version. Have scoured the forum and internet and it seems to me that Mark added this himself, somehow? Does anyone here know how? I could have sworn it had something to do with GTK scrolling, but I think I am looking in the wrong place? Anyone that can help would be much appreciated as this is really a nice touch Mark done. Many thanks.  ;D

What are you running Peppermint on? / Tuf Gaming Laptop
« on: May 26, 2020, 06:47:47 pm »
Here is my latest Laptop with 32GB of Ram Ryzen 5 Mobile CPU plus Nvidia 1660ti it runs games better than my desktop, though unfortunately am dual booting with Winders 10 at the moment. Our Peppermint is running flawlessly on it.

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System:    Host: FX505DU Kernel: 5.3.0-53-generic x86_64 bits: 64 gcc: 7.5.0
           Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Ten
Machine:   Device: laptop System: ASUSTeK product: TUF Gaming FX505DU_FX505DU v: 1.0 serial: N/A
           Mobo: ASUSTeK model: FX505DU v: 1.0 serial: N/A
           UEFI [Legacy]: American Megatrends v: FX505DU.308 date: 09/19/2019
Battery    BAT0: charge: 44.0 Wh 100.9% condition: 43.6/48.1 Wh (91%)
           model: OEM FX50442 status: N/A
CPU:       Quad core AMD Ryzen 5 3550H with Radeon Vega Mobile Gfx (-MT-MCP-)
           arch: Zen rev.1 cache: 2048 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm) bmips: 16768
           clock speeds: max: 2100 MHz 1: 1130 MHz 2: 1131 MHz 3: 1132 MHz
           4: 1197 MHz 5: 1586 MHz 6: 1516 MHz 7: 1493 MHz 8: 1562 MHz
Graphics:  Card-1: NVIDIA TU116M [GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile] bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Card-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Picasso bus-ID: 05:00.0
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.20.8 )
           drivers: ati,amdgpu (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,radeon) FAILED: modesetting
           Resolution: 1920x1080@120.04hz
           OpenGL: renderer: AMD RAVEN (DRM 3.33.0, 5.3.0-53-generic, LLVM 9.0.0)
           version: 4.6 Mesa 20.0.4 Direct Render: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 NVIDIA TU116 High Def. Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:00.1
           Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 17h (Models 10h-1fh) HD Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 05:00.6
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k5.3.0-53-generic
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCIE Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169 port: e000 bus-ID: 02:00.0
           IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Realtek Device c822 driver: rtw_pci port: d000 bus-ID: 04:00.0
           IF: wlp4s0 state: up speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 2512.5GB (0.4% used)
           ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 model: Micron_2200V_MTFDHBA512TCK size: 512.1GB
           ID-2: /dev/sda model: Samsung_SSD_860 size: 2000.4GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 469G used: 11G (3%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: N/A mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 0
Repos:     Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list
           deb bionic main restricted
           deb bionic-updates main restricted
           deb bionic universe
           deb bionic-updates universe
           deb bionic multiverse
           deb bionic-updates multiverse
           deb bionic-backports main restricted universe multiverse
           deb bionic-security main restricted
           deb bionic-security universe
           deb bionic-security multiverse
           deb bionic-proposed universe multiverse restricted main
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/gottcode-ubuntu-gcppa-bionic.list
           deb bionic main
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/peppermint.list
           deb bionic main
           deb bionic main
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/yannubuntu-ubuntu-boot-repair-bionic.list
           deb bionic main
Info:      Processes: 266 Uptime: 4:27 Memory: 1085.7/31984.0MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 7.5.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.4.201) inxi: 2.3.56

User Submitted Tutorials / How To Take Photo Of Slick Greeter
« on: April 26, 2020, 08:09:18 pm »
Ever wanted to take a picture or screenshot of your login screen, for future reference, like the one below??

All you have to do is when you get to the login screen 
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Is Push PrtSc Button On Your Keyboard
The only problem is, is that it saves it as root and as lightdm owning it, plus it is not in your home folder.
It's in
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/var/lib/lightdmOpen file manager left click File System.

Then double click var folder.

Then double click lib folder.

Right click lightdm folder you will have to scroll down to find it as folders are in alphabetical order.

Left Click Open As Root.

Pop your password in the box that comes up and you should see another window pop up titled Elevated Privileges.
Right click screenshot and choose properties.

Left Click the Permissions tab.

Left Click the box next to Owner find your username in the list.

Left Click your username.

Left Click the Box next to Group.

Again choose your username again Go on be a Devil  :D

After doing so click close.

Right Click screenshot and Left Click cut.

Click On home.

Then Double Click Folder With Your username written underneath.

Find some empty space and right click and left click paste

Close Elevated Privileges Window, then push home in your normal File manager.
You should see it in there, waiting for you to have a look at.

And finally here is mine.

And here is the back end.

I hope this tutorial helps anyone out wanting to take a photeaohgraaaphh of their login screen. This only works in Slick-Greeter, don't try doing it in normal Lightdm it won't work, though there is a way to do it in there too, but will take me ages to write tutorial for.  :D

Ever wondered how to get all your screens booted in Peppermint? Well I have spent the afternoon trialing different solutions and made this tutorial for someone who asked in the forums.

Create a folder in hidden folders in your home directory pushing
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Ctrl+H together will bring hidden folders up
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Right Click empty space in home directory Left click Create New Foldercall it
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.xsessionrcThe file you originally made in ARandr rename it to
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xsession.shPop that
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Menu/Settings/Default applications for LXSession
When it opens left click
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AutostartThen in the box next to Add type
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.xsessionrc/ then left click addAfter pushing Add it should look like this.

Finally reboot or logout and it should setup your screens.  ;) Also switching off monitors does not reset them back to mirror mode, it stays with  :D This has been a pleasure to work on.

Artwork, Themes, and Icons / What Do You Do On Your Night Shift?
« on: January 10, 2020, 01:02:07 am »
I muck around in Gimp and make these Wallpapers for the Pep.   :D


What are you running Peppermint on? / Acer Aspire 9420
« on: January 02, 2020, 09:48:34 pm »
Although have done a video on this machine and loving the hell out of it, coming from a SSD back to pulling hens teeth slow HDD the wait time for Firefox to open has quadrupled. So have bitten the bullet and sent off for 4GB of Ram and later today a SSD is going inside this ere puppy.
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I installed 64bit version and the performance sped up immensely. Yesterday's video on 32bit Re-Spin.

GNU/Linux Gaming / Life Is Strange 2 On Linux Episodes One And Two
« on: December 31, 2019, 04:53:11 am »
Yesterday I posted this on YouTube it has age restriction on it, as it is classified 18 years and over and with the COPPA thing going on at the moment on YouTube I thought, yeah you ain't getting me. I switched off all the music and this is episode one "Roads" played here in Peppermint 10 Re-Spin, recorded through OBS-Studio. I love gaming in Linux as the overall experience is far more superior than Winders. Many thanks go to the porters Feral Interactive, who are number one in porting to Linux in my opinion. I will be doing the other four episodes soon and will add them to this post.


User Submitted Tutorials / Fixing Screen Tearing On AMD Processors
« on: December 29, 2019, 11:42:40 pm »
Screen Tearing can be a right pain so if you have AMD Processor and using onboard graphics, then this is what you need to do to get rid of Screen Tearing.

In Terminal copy and paste
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sudo xed /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-radeon.conf
Inside the file window that pops up copy and paste these lines into it all at once.
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Section "Device"
    Identifier "radeon"
    Driver "radeon"
    option "TearFree" "on"

Then save the file, reboot your system and screen tearing will be no more.  ;D

General Discussion / A review I found on YouTube On Respin
« on: December 29, 2019, 10:02:25 pm »
Here is a review of Peppermint Respin I found running in VirtualBox.  ;D

General Discussion / CPU-X
« on: December 29, 2019, 09:34:35 am »
Here is a little ditty CPU-X it basically does everything and works. This was originally intended for Xubuntu but managed to get it working here in the Pep and no doubt any other Ubuntu based system.

I know the title sounds weird, but working in the care field and at night on my own in a spooky building, where I hear all sorts of weird and crazy carrying ons. Snoring mostly from badgers outside, or flying moths yes I know they fly anyway, but there are weird creatures that do a very good impression of a moth I can't oh yes I can remember grass hoppers. I know they are green and not very moth like, but these ones do good impressions of them. Let me get on with this question before I lose the will to live?

What does anyone recommend for a gaming Laptop and not to pricey either? A Ryzen one ain't to pricey, just need one with a decent graphic card inside. I don't want Intel as I don't trust that company anymore. I was looking at some on Amazon the other day. This one has a Ryzen processor inside it, plus it's red and has 1TB Hard Drive, which can be replaced with a SSD hybrid drive, which I have got already. Plus I can up the SSD boot drive to a 500GB SSD which again I already got. Link to this computer
Can anyone recommend  anything else that maybe better, but around the same price point? Instead of using the 1TB drive I'll use my 2TB gaming SSD Hybrid drive as my home folder drive and the 500GB SSD instead of the 256GB for booting the mighty Pep.

Though looking at this one and it's very nice and that, but really want a dedicated graphic card to go with it, so then it gets stupid, as this next one has a NVIDIA card but hardly any storage and by the time Windows 10 has finished updating it'll be about 16GB left.  :-\ Not undecided but puzzled to the logic? Then there are these ones with only 512GB SSD on them. That does not make sense to me, as these days games are massive in size so you need a lot of storage and it is that, that the challenge I have for you lovely people to find for me please? A Laptop with good specs and storage with a SSD and room for other storage inside it.  Many Thanks  :)

Artwork, Themes, and Icons / A Work In Progress Respin Wallpaper
« on: December 26, 2019, 11:23:17 pm »
Trying to come up with a respin wallpaper, but the word Respin doesn't look right.  :'(  So got rid of the word Respin added Rayzer's Black Peppermint icon to Perknh's background and logo for start screen for Firefox.

If anyone else would like to edit picture to make it for respin and find a way of making the word respin look really cool and fit in with the rest of picture (He wrote in one breathe.) I would highly appreciate it.   :D

General Discussion / Peppermint Logo Stickers
« on: December 25, 2019, 04:10:52 am »
I know that there is none being sold in the shop, but I really do want a Peppermint logo sticker to stick on my home computer. I bought a couple of polo shirts and got the car one of Tux on my computer, that came free with the shirts. I have searched the Internet for Peppermint ones, but there is none. Did any ever get made and if so I am willing to pay for some to stick on my home computer, as my home computer has Peppermint 10 respin through out on four drives.
Daily Drive.
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Gaming Drive.
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I have a Icy Dock installed with four different drives, that has Peppermint installed through out, hence why I think that a Peppermint OS logo sticker would just finish it off.  ;D

Software & Applications / Popping PulseAudio (SOLVED)
« on: December 23, 2019, 01:04:19 am »
As you know I'm using Peppermint 10 Respin and loving the pants out of it. The only gripe I've got is Pulseaudio. Sound works fine, but when it comes to notification sounds like in Thunderbird it does not want to know. I deleted the pulseaudio folder in hidden folders rebooted, but still nothing but a pop that lasts seconds with notification and also a pop when opening a YouTube Video, then the proper sound comes in. I have no idea if it's to do with 5.0 Kernel, though never had this problem before in the normal 4.15 Kernels.

Here is my specs.
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General Discussion / A Game Of KMahjong That Spelt Something Funny
« on: October 16, 2019, 04:31:59 am »
So whilst downloading Life Is Strange 2 I thought I'd have a game of Mahjong and this made me laugh and needed to share it with you all.


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