Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Topics - PCNetSpec

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 17
1
Here are the instructions to manually upgrade Peppermint 10 to Peppermint 10 Respin .. you use these at your own risk, but they should be safe enough (I've tested them in a VM).

First of all MAKE SURE PEPPERMINT 10 IS FULLY UPDATED before you begin below

Now in Peppermint 10, open a terminal and run:
Code: [Select]
gksudo xed /etc/apt/sources.list.d/peppermint.list
and make it read:-
Code: [Select]
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/peppermintos/p10-release/ubuntu bionic main
# deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/peppermintos/p10-release/ubuntu bionic main
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/peppermintos/p10-respin/ubuntu bionic main
# deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/peppermintos/p10-respin/ubuntu bionic main
SAVE the file and exit the text editor.

Back in the terminal run:
Code: [Select]
gksudo xed /etc/apt/sources.list.d/peppermint.list.save
and make it read:-
Code: [Select]
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/peppermintos/p10-release/ubuntu bionic main
# deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/peppermintos/p10-release/ubuntu bionic main
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/peppermintos/p10-respin/ubuntu bionic main
# deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/peppermintos/p10-respin/ubuntu bionic main
SAVE the file and exit the text editor.

Back in the terminal run:
Code: [Select]
sudo rm -v /etc/skel/.local/share/applications/spidersolitaire.desktop
then:
Code: [Select]
sudo rm -v /etc/skel/.local/share/applications/solitaire.desktop
then:
Code: [Select]
sudo apt-get update
then:
Code: [Select]
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
then:
Code: [Select]
sudo apt-get remove --purge pulseaudio-equalizer
then:
Code: [Select]
sudo apt-get autoremove
then:
Code: [Select]
sudo apt-get install --reinstall arc-color-gtk-themes p7zip-full peppermint-browser-manager peppermint-cursor-resizer peppermint-keyring pulseaudio-equalizer

Now go to:-
Menu > Settings > Customise Look and Feel
and on the "Widget" tab, select the "Arc-Red-Dark" theme, and "Apply" it.

Back in the terminal run:
Code: [Select]
gksudo xed /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/11-evdev-trackpoint.conf
and make it read:-
Code: [Select]
# trackpoint users want wheel emulation

Section "InputClass"
Identifier "trackpoint catchall"
MatchIsPointer "true"
MatchProduct "TrackPoint|DualPoint Stick"
MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
Option "EmulateWheel" "true"
Option "EmulateWheelButton" "2"
Option "XAxisMapping" "6 7"
Option "YAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection
SAVE the file and exit the text editor.

REBOOT.

Once rebooted, run:
Code: [Select]
sudo apt-get install --reinstall pepirus-icon-theme peppermint-firefox-themer peppermint-thunderbird-themer ice advert-block peppermint-default-settings peppermint-default-session peppermint-settings-panel peppermint-system pulseaudio-equalizer
then:
Code: [Select]
xfce4-panel -r

Now go to:-
Menu > Settings > Peppermint Control Center
and on the "Window Manager" tab, set:-
Theme: Arc-Red-Xfwm4
then close the control center.

Back in the terminal run:
Code: [Select]
sudo mv -v /etc/skel/.local/share/applications/solitaire.desktop.dpkg-dist /etc/skel/.local/share/applications/solitaire.desktop
then:
Code: [Select]
sudo mv -v /etc/skel/.local/share/applications/solitaire.desktop.dpkg-new /etc/skel/.local/share/applications/solitaire.desktop
then:
Code: [Select]
sudo mv -v /etc/xdg/menus/peppermint-hierarchical.menu.dpkg-dist /etc/xdg/menus/peppermint-hierarchical.menu
then:
Code: [Select]
sudo mv -v /etc/xdg/menus/peppermint-hierarchical.menu.dpkg-new /etc/xdg/menus/peppermint-hierarchical.menu
(if any or all of those last four commands fail, don't worry about it .. it just means the files didn't need renaming)

Open:-
Menu > Internet > Ice
select the "Remove" tab .. and delete/remove the "Solitaire" and "Spider Solitaire" SSB's
then close ICE

Back in a terminal add the two new SSB's by running:
Code: [Select]
cp -v /etc/skel/.local/share/applications/pinball.desktop ~/.local/share/applications/pinball.desktop
then:
Code: [Select]
cp -v /etc/skel/.local/share/applications/solitaire.desktop ~/.local/share/applications/solitaire.desktop
and just in case anything got stuck, run these 4 commands in sequence:
Code: [Select]
sudo dpkg --configure -a
then:
Code: [Select]
sudo apt-get update
then:
Code: [Select]
sudo apt-get upgrade
then finally:
Code: [Select]
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Okay at this point you're pretty much done, except you may want to resize the whiskermenu slightly as the theme change may have left it a bit too tall for its default contents.

2
Announcements / Peppermint 10 Respin Released
« on: December 18, 2019, 12:31:02 pm »
Hi Peppermint Nation

It's that time of year again, where Team Peppermint are pleased to announce the release of our latest Peppermint 10 Respin.

You can get the ISO's here:-

Peppermint 10 Respin Final Release (64bit)
https://peppermintos.com/iso/Peppermint-10-20191210-amd64.iso
MD5: 03c4beedd13d44027c5406b182676ba0
SHA256: 1155d92a2c984eb7593c8aa8de22ea8c6820eda4a5910e2ab65f22c5d9322ead

Torrent: https://peppermintos.com/iso/Peppermint-10-20191210-amd64.iso.torrent

Peppermint 10 Respin Final Release (32bit)
https://peppermintos.com/iso/Peppermint-10-20191210-i386.iso
MD5: cce08dc6dca85eece5c3ebb63e207916
SHA256: 0bac99011923e370d0171ad2f20430e60160d789da235bf040e4c6223a65f477

Torrent: https://peppermintos.com/iso/Peppermint-10-20191210-amd64.iso.torrent

Changes (from Peppermint 10):-

1) All 18.04 base updates to 10 December 2019, including the 5.0.0-37 kernel and HWE xorg stack, nvidia-435, Firefox 71, etc.

2) Added a 'Cursor Resizer' GUI utility to the settings panel.

3) Added a 'Web Browser Manager' GUI utility to aid with the installation/removal of some of the more common web browsers.

4) Reverted to an earlier 'xenial' version of pulseadio-equalizer.

5) Added a Peppermint 6 (LXDE) style xfpanel-switch profile which swaps out the whiskermenu for an old-school hierarchical menu.

6) Added arc-color gtk themes (new multi-colored Gtk themes built from the well known and respected Arc theme), and switched to Arc-Red-Dark as the system default.

7) Updated the default icon theme with some new icons (including the new Firefox/Thunderbird icons).

8.) Fixed a bug where scrolling wasn't working when using some integrated thinkpad trackpoint devices.

9) Installed p7zip-full out of the box.

10) Fixed a bug in ICE that stopped mouse access to the very top part of the screen that caused the toolbar of some web-apps (such as the 'Editor by Pixlr' SSB) to be inaccessible.

11) Fixed unattended-upgrades to work properly in Peppermint. This not installed by default but will now work as expected should the user decide to install it.

12) Firefox and Thunderbird theme locks updated to work with the new default theme.

13) Advert Blocker now includes more hosts file blocklist options.

14) Replaced the 2 current solitaire SSB's with a single new one.

15) Added a DLNnetwork SSB.

16) Added a Pinball SSB.

17) Rearranged items in the Peppermint Settings Panel to include the new 'Cursor Resizer' and 'Web Browser Manager' utilities. We've also (by request) removed the 'Dropbox' item from the settings panel, dropbox-nemo is still installed by default (and accessible via the main menu) but should the user decide to uninstall it, it will now not stay in the settings panel.

We hope you enjoy using the Peppermint 10 Respin as much as we did making it, and PLEASE HELP SEED THE TORRENTS .. TIA :)



There is no need for anyone who's already running Peppermint 10 to upgrade to Peppermint 10 Respin .. In a few days I'll post instructions on how to manually upgrade PM10 --> PM10R.

3
News and Reviews / Peppermint on LinuxDelta
« on: November 30, 2019, 07:13:16 pm »
Peppermint is now listed on LinuxDelta if anyone wants to go and give us a review over there:
https://linuxdelta.com/distro/PeppermintOS

or click the Peppermint button on their front page:
https://linuxdelta.com

4
Announcements / Announcement - New Trusted User (clatterfordslim)
« on: November 17, 2019, 02:46:44 pm »
Team Peppermint are pleased to announce the promotion of clatterfordslim to 'Trusted User' status.

Slim is a pretty well known member of the Linux community with his own Youtube channel that has for some years now concentrated not solely, but more than significantly on Peppermint, so he shouldn't need much of an introduction around here :)

Suffice to say we're honoured to have him as a trusted member of our little community/family .. so please give him a massive round of applause.

Cheers Slim :)

5
News and Reviews / Microsoft blocks Catalan protest app on github
« on: October 30, 2019, 06:01:16 pm »
Microsoft blocks Catalan protest app on github
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-50232902
I'm getting a bit f***ed off with the squeeze on democracy lately.

Not that this'll make the app disappear, but the utter and open contempt politicians (and their agencies) are willing to show for their own citizens and democracy lately is astonishing to say the least.

Whether you agree with what the protestors are protesting about is not the issue .. since when did 'communications apps' become illegal.
(as well as rights to peaceful protest, I mean even if the protests aren't peaceful it's not the app that's at fault)

Slippery slope here Microsoft/Github .. how are you gonna feel when they use this as precedent to ban Skype or Github itself because it suits their narrative to do so.

6
Artwork, Themes, and Icons / Arc-Red themes for Peppermint 10
« on: October 28, 2019, 06:10:41 pm »
Just in case anyone's interested, I've recreated and packaged the Arc-Red themes for Peppermint 10.
(more of a blue/grey than the stock PM10 themes .. see images at the bottom)

Download and install this .deb file:-
https://launchpad.net/~mark-pcnetspec/+archive/ubuntu/arc-red-theme/+files/arc-red-theme_20191028-peppermint1_all.deb
(double-click it to install)

Once installed, go to:-

Menu > Settings > Customise Look and Feel

and select the "Arc-Red-Dark" theme.

Now go to:-

Menu > Settings > Peppermint Control Center > Window Manager (tab)

and set:

Theme: Arc-Red-Xfwm4

Now lets fix the firefox startup theme .. open a terminal and run:
Code: [Select]
gksudo xed /usr/sbin/firefox
and change that file so it now reads:-
Code: [Select]
#!/bin/sh

env GTK_THEME=Arc-Red-Darker /usr/bin/firefox "$@"
SAVE the file and exit the text editor.

Back in the terminal run:
Code: [Select]
gksudo /usr/lib/peppermint/adjustments/firefox
and change that to also read:-
Code: [Select]
#!/bin/sh

env GTK_THEME=Arc-Red-Darker /usr/bin/firefox "$@"
SAVE the file, and close the text editor.

Now close ALL open instances of Firefox, and reopen.





7
Ubuntu are now pushing nvidia updates to the main (updates) repo for 18.04 LTS, so SOON there will be no need for nvidia users to add the proprietary graphics drivers PPA for the latest drivers in Peppermint 10.

It will also SOON mean anyone installing Peppermint 10 and electing to install 'additional drivers and software' during the install should automatically get 430 at install time.

I say SOON, because it's currently in 'proposed' .. hopefully it'll move to 'updates' in a week or so (in time for the HWE rolling Peppermint 10 to the 5 series kernel).

NOTE:- As enabling proposed can break your system (pulling in WAY more than just the graphics drivers), FOR NOW I'd advise people to stick to getting it from the PPA.

But it does bode well for the very near future :)


or

https://twitter.com/ubuntu/status/1149408101822541824

9
News and Reviews / Peppermint discussed on the Ubuntu podcast
« on: May 25, 2019, 06:30:04 pm »
Check here from 16:50 - 19:24 where Alan Pope, Mark Johnson and Martin Wimpress discuss the Peppermint 10 release and ICE.
http://ubuntupodcast.org/2019/05/23/s12e07-r-type/
quite pleased with that :))

10
Here are the instructions to manually upgrade Peppermint 9 to Peppermint 10 .. you use these at your own risk, but they should be safe enough.

First of all MAKE SURE PEPPERMINT 9 IS FULLY UPDATED before you begin below

Now in Peppermint 9, open a terminal and run:
Code: [Select]
gksudo xed /etc/apt/sources.list.d/peppermint.list
and make it read:
Code: [Select]
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/peppermintos/p10-release/ubuntu bionic main
# deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/peppermintos/p10-release/ubuntu bionic main
SAVE the file and exit the text editor.

Back in the terminal run:
Code: [Select]
gksudo xed /etc/apt/sources.list.d/peppermint.list.save
and make it read:
Code: [Select]
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/peppermintos/p10-release/ubuntu bionic main
# deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/peppermintos/p10-release/ubuntu bionic main
SAVE the file and exit the text editor.

Back in the terminal run:
Code: [Select]
sudo apt-get update
then
Code: [Select]
sudo apt-get remove --purge mintinstall-flatpak-support
(don't worry if that last command failed, it just means it wasn't installed to begin with)

then
Code: [Select]
sudo apt-get install mintinstall
then
Code: [Select]
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Got to
Menu > Settings > Customise Look and Feel
and on the "Widget" tab, select the "Peppermint-10-Red-Dark" theme, and "Apply" it.
(It's important that you make that change now, but you can change it to something else once we're finished)

Go to
Menu > Accessories > Wallpapers
select the "Peppermint-10.png" wallpaper, and "Apply" it.
(again it's important that you make that change now, but you can change it to something else once we're finished)

Back in the terminal run
Code: [Select]
xed ~/.config/lxsession/Peppermint/desktop.conf
find the [GTK] section that will read something like:-
Code: [Select]
[GTK]
sNet/ThemeName=Peppermint-Red-Dark
sNet/IconThemeName=Pepirus-Dark
sGtk/FontName=Ubuntu 11
iGtk/ToolbarStyle=3
iGtk/ButtonImages=1
iGtk/MenuImages=1
iGtk/CursorThemeSize=18
iXft/Antialias=1
iXft/Hinting=1
sXft/HintStyle=hintfull
sXft/RGBA=rgb
sGtk/CursorThemeName=DMZ-White
sGtk/ColorScheme=
iGtk/ToolbarIconSize=3
iNet/EnableEventSounds=1
iNet/EnableInputFeedbackSounds=1
and instead make it read:-
Code: [Select]
[GTK]
sNet/ThemeName=Peppermint-10-Red-Dark
sNet/IconThemeName=Pepirus-Dark
sGtk/FontName=Ubuntu 11
iGtk/ToolbarStyle=3
iGtk/ButtonImages=1
iGtk/MenuImages=1
iGtk/CursorThemeSize=18
iXft/Antialias=1
iXft/Hinting=1
sXft/HintStyle=hintfull
sXft/RGBA=rgb
sGtk/CursorThemeName=DMZ-White
sGtk/ColorScheme=
iGtk/ToolbarIconSize=3
iNet/EnableEventSounds=1
iNet/EnableInputFeedbackSounds=1
iXft/DPI=98304
SAVE the file and exit the text editor.

Back in the terminal run:
Code: [Select]
sudo apt-get install peppermint-font-dpi-settings peppermint-system-info light-locker light-locker-settings gir1.2-gtksource-3.0 python3-smbc xreader gist libpeas-1.0-python2loader libzeitgeist-1.0-1 ruby-json plymouth-theme-peppermint-10 plymouth-theme-peppermint-10-text
then
Code: [Select]
sudo apt-get remove --purge evince evince-common plymouth-theme-peppermint-9 plymouth-theme-peppermint-9-text
then
Code: [Select]
sudo update-initramfs -uk all
then
Code: [Select]
/usr/bin/reset-xfce4-panel
then
Code: [Select]
cp /etc/skel/.local/share/applications/firefoxsend.desktop ~/.local/share/applications/firefoxsend.desktop

Now fire up
Menu > Accessories > Text Editor
and in it, go to
Edit > Preferences > Theme
and make sure the theme is set to "Peppermint"

Okay at this point you're more or less done, the only other difference between Peppermint 9 and Peppermint 10 is that 10 uses the newer rolling kernel and xorg stack from the HWE (hardware enablement stack).

WARNING - From this point onwards you could easily break your system, YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED, and I'll accept no responsibility of you choose to continue.

Okay, switching to the HWE comes with risks .. your hardware may not like the HWE and switching to it could kill your currently working system, so unless you have an absolute need for the later kernel STOP HERE. Basically if Peppermint 9 has been running well for you STOP HERE, adding the HWE could break your system.

For those that want to ignore the above warning, see here for instructions on switching to the HWE-18.04 (I'm not posting the command here, nor will I support it if it goes wrong)
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/LTSEnablementStack
you're looking for the command for 18.04 DESKTOP .. but again don't blame me if it all goes horribly wrong.

11
News and Reviews / Softpedia Peppermint 10 Review
« on: May 21, 2019, 06:44:45 pm »
Softpedia Peppermint 10 Review
https://linux.softpedia.com/get/System/Operating-Systems/Linux-Distributions/Peppermint-56051.shtml

Check out the "Default Applications" section...

PCManFM, wrong, Nemo.
Mirage, wrong, Xviewer.
GNOME MPlayer, wrong, Xplayer.
Transmission, hey they got one right.
Chromium, wrong, Firefox.
Guyadeque, wrong, Xplayer (again).
Gedit, wrong, Xed.
Evince, wrong, Xreader.
Xchat, wrong, dropped years ago.
Dropbox client, whoopie they got another one.

LOL,  two out of ten .. if you're going to publish a 'review' of a distro, THEN ACTUALLY REVIEW IT, this is just lazy reporting of the highest lowest order.

12
Announcements / Peppermint 10 Released.
« on: May 17, 2019, 07:57:46 pm »
The Peppermint 10 is now available for download

The release announcement can be seen here:
https://peppermintos.com/2019/05/peppermint-10-released/
and the release notes here:
https://peppermintos.com/release-notes/

Download links are available on the big red buttons on the main site here:
https://peppermintos.com
but PLEASE use the torrents wherever possible, so not to slow the server to a crawl.

Peppermint 10 main changes:-
  • Kernel 4.18.0-18 which is now on the rolling hwe-18.04 track so will eventually roll onto the 5.xx kernel automatically as the HWE is updated upstream.
  • Updated xorg stack, again via the rolling hwe-18.04 track.
  • Proprietary nvidia graphics drivers now installed automatically if “Install third party drivers/software” is selected as part of the installation routine, this includes automatic configuration of nvidia optimus setups up to the nvidia-390 drivers. If you intend to install the later 396/410/415/418/430 drivers from the ‘Proprietary GPU Drivers’ PPA it would probably be best not to select this option during install and add them manually post-install.
  • Ice (6.0.2) – Ice now has support for isolated profiles for Chromium, Chrome, and Vivaldi SSB’s (Firefox SSB’s are ALWAYS isolated).Firefox SSB’s now also have four bookmarks included by default making the addition of addons and other configuration changes on a per-SSB basis easier. There are also other ‘under the hood’ changes, such as ICE will now rebuild your SSB profiles should you accidentally delete their directories. Also a bug that was stopping Ctrl+Tab hidden tab navigation has been fixed, as has a bug that made it difficult to install addons in Firefox SSB’s because the “Allow” dialog flickered.
  • New GUI Font DPI Settings utility allowing adjustments to system font DPI (this also fixes a bug where the proprietary nvidia drivers sometimes displayed small fonts on the panel/menu in previous version).

Updated applications:-
  • All 18.04 updates to 14th May 2019 have been rolled into the ISO, and we also have updated versions of:-
  • nemo (4.0.6) – which not only feels considerably faster at opening and rendering directory contents, but has finer grained control of desktop configuration options when you right-click the desktop and select ‘Customise’ .. ALL nemo plugins in the repository have been updated, though not all are installed by default).
  • mintinstall (7.9.7)
  • mintstick (1.39)
  • neofetch (6.0.1)
  • xed (2.0.2)
  • xplayer (2.0.2)
  • xviewer (2.0.2)

Other changes and additions:-
  • xreader (replaces evince).
  • light-locker & light-locker-settings (replaces i3lock, but users that prefer i3lock can easily change it back .. just uninstall those 2 packages and the system will automatically fall back to i3lock).
  • network-manager-pptp-gnome (now installed by default).
  • network-manager-openvpn-gnome (now installed by default).
  • New ‘Peppermint-10’ xfce-panel-switch profile (for resetting the panel).
  • New Peppermint 10 Gtk themes (multiple color variations).
  • New default xfwm4 theme to match the new Gtk themes (the new Gtk themes also have their own individual xfwm4 themes, selectable in the Peppermint Control Center).
  • The firefox-theme-lock & thunderbird-theme-lock tweaks now use the new Peppermint-10-Red-Mixed Gtk theme .. these can still be disabled in the settings panel if you want Firefox and Thunderbird (should you install it) to use the system Gtk theme.
  • Two new Peppermint 10 wallpapers by Karl Schneider (default and alternative).
  • Four additional Ray Bilcliff wallpapers.
  • New plymouth startup/shutdown screen.
  • New login/lock screen background image (also by Karl Schneider).

14
News and Reviews / Xfce 4.14 release schedule announced
« on: April 30, 2019, 07:18:39 am »
From the Xfce mailing list:-

Quote
Hi everyone,

I recently signed up as Release Manager for Xfce 4.14 and am happy to
provide you with some concrete dates for the upcoming weeks and months,
including the announcement of the final date for the 4.14 release.

=== General Notes ===
First of all, we will stick to our official release mode (
https://www.xfce.org/about/releasemodel) also for this release, which means
we will tag each of the three (at least: two) pre-releases - in addition to
the 4.13.x devel release tag - in all git repositories that are part of the
core (example: xfce-4.14pre1). Hopefully this will make it clear which
versions belong to a specific pre-release of 4.14 and will help with
testing the platform as a whole.
This information is especially important to packagers as we have skipped
this step since Xfce 4.8.

=== The Schedule ===
After some internal discussions we have come to the following schedule
(more details here: https://wiki.xfce.org/releng/4.14/roadmap):
19th of May: 4.14-pre1
30th of June: 4.14-pre2
28th of July: 4.14-pre3 (optional; possibly also 4.14-final)

11th of August: 4.14-final


=== How can you help? ===
If you're a developer it's quite clear: clear your schedule, commit
yourself and your code! :)
In all seriousness: almost anyone can help! We'll try to provide a Docker
container of xfce-test (https://github.com/schuellerf/xfce-test) for each
of the pre-releases which can help with testing (and reporting bugs), doing
translations, screenshots, docs etc.
Moral support (on IRC or one of the mailing lists) also counts! ;)

Cheers
Simon Steinbeiss <simon@xfce.org>

15
General Discussion / Now where have I seen this before ?
« on: February 08, 2019, 08:01:52 am »

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 17