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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:

https://www.theregister.com/2020/06/02/linux_mint_team_snap/

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

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General Discussion / "Certificate" expired and/or out of date???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:


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

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 forum.peppermintos.com; 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 forum.peppermintos.com (unsafe)

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Advanced Topics / P9 respin 2, kernels
« on: January 24, 2020, 01:25:05 pm »
Hi again,

I hope I am putting this question in the right place.

I am using the fully updated 4.15 series kernel in my P9 respin 2 and was noticing that in the update manager, Linux kernels section, also shows the now EOL 4.18 series kernels which made me wonder why short term kernels were ever being used in an LTS OS to begin with.

Are there any plans to eventually include listing the newest "5. whatever" series LTS kernels in the UM listing rather than just the defunct 4.18 EOL kernel series?

It would be easier to experiment a little to find out if the newer LTS  kernels would also work with P9, as well as the present 4.15 series LTS kernels by having them there already to install/uninstall, while finding out which works best.

I want to stay with the P9 respin 2 right now because it is flawless with no failures at all as well as being LTS until April 2023, plus, my linux "Jedi Master", AKA, "He Who Shall Not Be Named", has this thing about sticking with it to the bitter end since it is rock solid stable.

Thank you in advance for any responses.

Regards,

The Omen

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General Discussion / I have a new toy to play with
« on: January 03, 2020, 03:38:28 am »
Hi people,
I've been given a new toy to play with that my teacher was just going to throw away in the trash.

He told me that if i wanted it, I would have to install Pep 9 respin on it since it was an old XP 32 bit system and would not probably do much more and it is very old and slow.

I have done so and this is what I have got right now.

I was left on my own to do my best with what I have learned so far and this is the best I have been able to do on my own.

These are the specs i can give and am looking for any advice for how i can do any better with this, although I think I did pretty good.

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System:    Host: gbc Kernel: 4.15.0-72-generic i686 bits: 32 gcc: 7.4.0
           Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Nine
Machine:   Device: laptop System: Sony product: VGN-N365E v: C3LPHVL3 serial: N/A
           Mobo: Sony model: VAIO serial: N/A
           BIOS: Phoenix v: R0100J4 date: 02/08/2007
Battery    BAT0: charge: 48.8 Wh 99.9% condition: 48.8/48.8 Wh (100%)
           model: Sony status: Full
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core Duo T2450 (-MCP-)
           arch: Yonah rev.12 cache: 2048 KB
           flags: (nx pae sse sse2 sse3) bmips: 7979
           clock speeds: max: 2000 MHz 1: 1994 MHz 2: 1994 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Mobile 945GM/GMS 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller
           bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 ) driver: intel
           Resolution: 1280x800@59.55hz
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 945GM x86/MMX/SSE2
           version: 1.4 Mesa 19.0.8 Direct Render: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel NM10/ICH7 Family High Def. Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-72-generic
Network:   Card-1: Marvell 88E8036 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller
           driver: sky2 v: 1.30 port: 2000 bus-ID: 02:00.0
           IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Qualcomm Atheros AR242x / AR542x Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express)
           driver: ath5k bus-ID: 06:00.0
           IF: wlp6s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 160.0GB (29.2% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST9160310AS size: 160.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 146G used: 44G (32%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 68.0C mobo: 68.0C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Repos:     Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list
           deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic main restricted
           deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates main restricted
           deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic universe
           deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates universe
           deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic multiverse
           deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates multiverse
           deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-backports main restricted universe multiverse
           deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security main restricted
           deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security universe
           deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security multiverse
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/peppermint.list
           deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/peppermintos/p9-release/ubuntu bionic main
           deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/peppermintos/p9-respin/ubuntu bionic main
Info:      Processes: 169 Uptime: 38 min Memory: 489.8/1938.3MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 7.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.4.201) inxi: 2.3.56

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gbc@gbc ~ $ systemd-analyze
Startup finished in 9.406s (kernel) + 39.331s (userspace) = 48.738s
graphical.target reached after 37.368s in userspace
gbc@gbc ~ $

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gbc@gbc ~ $ 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.

graphical.target @37.368s
└─lightdm.service @36.333s +1.034s
  └─systemd-user-sessions.service @36.302s +12ms
    └─network.target @36.300s
      └─NetworkManager.service @27.723s +8.575s
        └─dbus.service @27.694s
          └─basic.target @27.647s
            └─sockets.target @27.647s
              └─dbus.socket @27.647s
                └─sysinit.target @27.538s
                  └─apparmor.service @21.069s +6.469s
                    └─local-fs.target @21.066s
                      └─local-fs-pre.target @21.065s
                        └─systemd-tmpfiles-setup-dev.service @5.970s +15.095s
                          └─kmod-static-nodes.service @5.603s +364ms
                            └─systemd-journald.socket @5.600s
                              └─system.slice @5.599s
                                └─-.slice @4.889s

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gbc@gbc ~ $ gbc@gbc ~ $ systemd-analyze blame
         19.180s dev-sda1.device
         15.552s ufw.service
         15.158s systemd-journal-flush.service
         15.095s systemd-tmpfiles-setup-dev.service
          8.575s NetworkManager.service
          8.014s mintsystem.service
          7.653s networkd-dispatcher.service
          6.540s udisks2.service
          6.469s apparmor.service
          5.215s ModemManager.service
          5.059s accounts-daemon.service
          4.758s thermald.service
          3.002s systemd-modules-load.service
          2.871s systemd-sysctl.service
          2.551s tlp.service
          2.269s keyboard-setup.service
          1.701s gpu-manager.service
          1.381s systemd-journald.service
          1.308s swapfile.swap
          1.182s wpa_supplicant.service
          1.142s polkit.service
          1.079s run-rpc_pipefs.mount
          1.034s lightdm.service
           897ms grub-common.service
           891ms systemd-random-seed.service
           881ms systemd-tmpfiles-setup.service
           788ms rpcbind.service
           616ms user@1000.service
           507ms rsyslog.service
           465ms ntp.service
           436ms plymouth-read-write.service
           410ms upower.service
           364ms kmod-static-nodes.service
           326ms lm-sensors.service
           322ms systemd-resolved.service
           303ms systemd-udevd.service
           246ms systemd-update-utmp.service
           222ms sys-kernel-debug.mount
           196ms systemd-remount-fs.service
           178ms plymouth-start.service
           173ms dev-mqueue.mount
           171ms systemd-udev-trigger.service
           167ms dev-hugepages.mount
           163ms setvtrgb.service
           123ms systemd-logind.service
           111ms alsa-restore.service
            60ms hddtemp.service
            47ms kerneloops.service
            22ms ureadahead-stop.service
            19ms systemd-backlight@backlight:acpi_video0.service
            16ms systemd-backlight@backlight:intel_backlight.service
            14ms console-setup.service
            12ms systemd-update-utmp-runlevel.service
            12ms nfs-config.service
            12ms systemd-user-sessions.service
             6ms sys-fs-fuse-connections.mount
             5ms sys-kernel-config.mount
lines 33-57/57 (END)
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I know this thing should be in a museum but i found it fun to play with. I was 5 yrs old when this thing was brand new.

If anyone can find any fault and help me to make it even better, I am open to all suggestions.

My "heat" is at 63c right now. And the battery is a suprise, It is original battery and reports, Fully Charged Design 48.8 Wh, and Fully Charged aslo at 48.8 Wh (100%)

Thank-you all, and warm regards,

The Omen




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News and Reviews / Found this article Today about ICE-SSBs on Peppermint
« on: November 17, 2019, 03:15:07 pm »
As the subject title says it all, I thought I would share this with all of you folks.

https://www.maketecheasier.com/convert-web-apps-desktop-apps-peppermint-linux/

Regards,

The Omen

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Software & Applications / SOLVED - clipgrab downloader
« on: November 15, 2019, 09:01:44 am »
Hi Mr. Greaves,

I read a post here about clipgrab, and saw your instructions to install it, (Install I know is not right word since it is an appimage), and be able to have it in the menu as well since I also wanted it in my panel and have done this already, It works really good.

https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,8992.0.html

My question is how do I update this when clipgrab comes out with updates? I dont think its automatic since I do not see it in synaptic or as a ppa in updater.

Do I have to update this manually and do I then re-enter the instructions you used for that other post or is it simpler than I think it is?

Thank You,

The Omen

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General Discussion / Safest Way To Clean P 9+10 OSs
« on: October 31, 2019, 08:55:08 am »
Hi good people of Peppermint Forum,

My "mentor" had put these following command codes into my computer as what he calls, "The ONLY really SAFE way to clean your system when necessary.

This came up when i discovered things like "bleachbit" and "janitor" etc. and wanting to install and use them instead since they were GUI based.

His reaction was "immediate", lol,  followed up with a conversation of them being nothing but "wrecking balls" for Linux "newbies" that are convinced they need these things coming from a "Windows" perspective.

I would like some feedback on this issue from others if possible, as well if there are any additions that should be added.

I would like to be able to put a completed list in the tutorials later on if what is here is considered OK to use.

Warm Regards,

The Omen


Kernel and other Cleanups after Deletions:

(The first script to be used ONLY if BYOBU is installed and will leave the "active" kernel and last used kernel intact)

 
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sudo purge-old-kernels

 
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sudo apt autoremove --purge

Clear the Thumbnail Cache:

 
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rm -v -f ~/.cache/thumbnails/*/*.png ~/.thumbnails/*/*.png
 
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rm -v -f ~/.cache/thumbnails/*/*/*.png ~/.thumbnails/*/*/*.png
 
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rm -rfv ~/.cache/thumbnails

Clear Miscellaneous Detritus:

 
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dpkg -l | grep '^rc' | awk '{print $2}' | sudo xargs dpkg --purge
 
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dpkg -l | grep '^rc' | awk '{print $2}' | xargs sudo apt-get purge
 
Clear DNS Cache:

   
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sudo systemd-resolve --flush-caches
 
Flush Journald:

 
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sudo journalctl --rotate
 
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sudo journalctl --vacuum-time=1s

Manual SSD TRIM: (ONLY use if you are using an SSD)

 
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sudo fstrim -av

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A friend of mine showed me this video last night, I think the U.S. is in REAL trouble now if this is all my generation here in the U.S. is capable of.

It would be really funny if it was not such a serious flaw in our school systems.

This is evidence of the "dumbing down" of the American people.

This will not work as a link, it says "video unavailable" when i tried it out, so I put it in code tags to copy and paste to the browser, and now it will work that way.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxeZbuTCcMY
Regards,

The Omen


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Installation / Installing Brave Browser
« on: October 09, 2019, 12:58:00 pm »
Hey there people, This is not asking for any help but asking why my way of installing Brave Browser actually works, when Braves own instructions do not.

I wanted to have the same browser as my teacher has and decided to go to "Braves" official installation instructions for (18.04 Ubuntu based systems) Linux computers and could not get them to work on Peppermint 9 Respin.

When i was done, it was just a mess that would not work. He cleaned up my mess for me and then said, "use this code instead of theirs",  (He agreed that i DID use the so-called "correct code"  from "Brave" for my system).

It seems that the forum he is on has many people that also had the same exact problem installing Brave Browser and in ALL cases, his code was the only one that "just worked" for them as well in that forum.
(He did inform Brave about this a long time ago but they just ignored him and never answered or asked him why, or even changed the code on their web site when he gave his code to them).

His code had many differences in it and it worked immediately.

Can anyone tell me what is so different about the coding he is using and why his works but the "Official" codes from "Brave" do not.

I am really curious.

Thanks again for any answers.

Regards,

The Omen




OOOPS, almost forgot to show you the code he used so you can all compare to the "Official Brave Version".


 
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curl -s https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com/brave-core.asc | sudo apt-key add -
 
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UBUNTU_CODENAME=$( (grep DISTRIB_CODENAME /etc/upstream-release/lsb-release || grep DISTRIB_CODENAME /etc/lsb-release) 2>/dev/null | cut -d'=' -f2 )
 
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echo "deb [arch=amd64] https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com/ bionic main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave-browser-release-bionic.list
 
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sudo apt update
 
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sudo apt install brave-browser brave-keyring


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I found this quite amusing If not totally STUPID, And they call this a SMART BULB???

Believe it or not, this video is for REAL.

I can't believe they even had the "GUTS" to make this video, Let alone that they even released it.

WOW is all I can say.

They call it their, "Smart Tips for Our Smart Products", at the very end of their video.

You just can't make up this kind of "crap".

It reminds me of Microsoft Windows 10, (jumping through hoops and hurdles), updates, and upgrades. heheheh.

For everyones amusement.

Please enjoy the STUPIDITY of this as much as i did.

Regards, The Omen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BB6wj6RyKo


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General Discussion / ASUS EZ FLASH stupid question
« on: September 29, 2019, 06:36:16 am »
Hi good people, i have a dumb question i think i already know the answer to already but need an affirmation.

My ASUS MB has this EZ FLASH radio button in the UEFI/BIOS that supposedly, (I'm guessing), Is supposed to just press it and it automatically updates the BIOS.

I'm guessing that this function would only apply if this machine was running Windows which of course it is not.

If and when I feel it would be necessary to do so, what would be the correct proceedure  to follow so as not to turn my tower into a glorified door stop?

This is what i have at the moment and have no idea if there are any updates to the BIOS at present and since I cold boot in total of 5 sec. and reboot in 3.5 sec., you can probably see why im hesitant to even either try the button or download a BIOS image to a flash drive in fat32, a BIOS update with things working so well with no problems.

Machine:   Device: desktop System: ASUS product: All Series serial: N/A
           Mobo: ASUSTeK model: H81M-A v: Rev X.0x serial: N/A
           BIOS: American Megatrends v: 2201 date: 03/09/2015

Any and all information gladly excepted from more knowledgeable folks than myself here in the Pep Forum.

I am hoping i have explained this well enough.

Thanks in advance.

Regards, The Omen


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General Discussion / Maybe it's just my take on things
« on: September 25, 2019, 01:26:02 pm »
I have been observing this forum as well as others long before joining this one a few days ago.

I notice that the other forums have much more activity with many problems being expressed.

Here in the Peppermint Forums, there appears to be much less activity, making me believe i chose the best OS to run as my daily driver.

Peppermint does not appear to have as many "problems" as the others do.

To me that means a GREAT testimonial to a well thought out OS that is not near as "problem plagued" as other more "popular" and well known OS's appear to be.

GREAT WORK MARK AND TEAM.

(Is there a list of the other Team Members somewhere?)

3 cheers,--- Huzzah, Huzzah, Huzzah.

Warm Regards to all,

The Omen


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Hi Folks, This is my "short list" of some very basic "terminal commands" that i hope will help and prove useful to the members of the Peppermint Forums. I have written it out so all you should need to do is "copy and paste" these commands into your "terminal":

I would like to ask or request that the more knowledgeable and "Seasoned Veterans" Such as Mr. Mark Greaves, and/or Moderators etc. Could add a line or two here in this pre-amble to assure others that these commands will be safe for others to use.

Please also be sure to read posts below, BEFORE executing any of the Terminal Command Codes offered in this Tutorial Posting that are provided by the aforementioned "Seasoned Vet's". They may provide more indepth insites as to any ramafications that could be incurred through use of any of these Terminal Commands offered here.

Also feel free to add, amend, or delete anything that may jump out at you as either redundant, superceeded, or otherwise known to be dangerous to use on an otherwise healthy system.

They all work for me but that doesn't mean they will work for everyone based soley on my own experience.

Please let me know if this tutorial is at all helpful to the forum at large.

Thank-You for reading:

"The Omen":


Auto Clean/Auto Remove.
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sudo apt autoclean
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sudo apt autoremove
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sudo apt autoremove --purge
Clear the Thumbnail Cache
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rm -rf ~/.cache/thumbnails/*
Clear DNS Cache
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sudo systemd-resolve --statistics
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sudo systemd-resolve --flush-caches
Remove ALL Old Kernels Except Active Kernel: This is the easiest way to remove an over abundance of unused kernels that are now redundant: Just make sure to go into the update manager and reinstall the last known good kernel thereafter: You don't want to be reliant on only the active kernel without a backup to retreat with in case the existing active kernel is borked in some way.
It doesn't happen often but WILL happen once in a great while:
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dpkg-query -W -f '${Version}\n' 'linux-image-[^g]*'|sort -u|sed -e '/^$/d' -e 's/\~[^~]*$//' -e 's/\.[^.]*$//' -e "/$(uname -r|sed 's/-generic\|-lowlatency//')/d" -e 's/.*/linux-*-&*/'|tr '\n' ' '|xargs -r sudo apt-get remove --purge -y
Remove Old Kernels Except Latest 2 (If you also have Byobu Terminal installed)
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sudo purge-old-kernels
Kernel and other Cleanups after Deletions
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sudo apt autoremoveOR
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sudo apt autoremove --purge
Do the following one at a time, dont worry if the first "dpkg -l" says error etc...just means nothing is there to remove is all:
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dpkg -l | grep '^rc' | awk '{print $2}' | sudo xargs dpkg --purge
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dpkg -l | grep '^rc' | awk '{print $2}' | xargs sudo apt-get purge
This one below will hopefully show just the active kernel and last known good one:
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dpkg --get-selections | grep linux-headers && dpkg --get-selections | grep linux-image
Defrag Command: NOT!!! usually necessary and be aware your dev/sda may not be the numeral (1 )for your main drive but another number depending on partition set up: WARNING!!!, NEVER, EVER USE THIS COMMAND ON AN SSD DRIVE, THIS IS HDD ONLY!!!:
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sudo e4defrag /dev/sda1
Purge Apport Service: For those not liking to send crash reports back to Ubuntu:
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sudo apt purge apport
Purge Indexing: Only for those who don't really need indexing:
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sudo apt purge apt-xapian-index
Purge Ice: For those who do not want "cloud" online stuff, Be sure to open it first and delete ALL ice apps first, then remove "ice":
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sudo apt purge ice
Purge Snapd: For those of you, who like myself, absolutely abhor using "snaps" versus either the repositories or .deb pkgs for installing programs/software:
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sudo apt purge snapd
Purge Gnome-Software Repository (SNAP)The follow up after removing "snapd":
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sudo apt-get remove --purge gnome-software gnome-software-plugin-snap
Remove Flatpak remotes: First off, To show your remote sources:
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flatpak remotes
Then:

Delete the sources as in this example:For those of you, like myself, that detest "flatpaks" install versus either the repositories or .deb installation methods
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flatpak remote-delete flathub
Purge Samba: For those who have no need for cross platform apps. etc.:
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sudo apt purge samba
Purge telnet: I believe this is probably not even necessary any longer on modern systems for the most part, Sooooo 1990s:
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sudo apt purge telnet
Purge Flash: Flash is going "bybye" very shortly anyways in favor of html, i havent found need for it in years:

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING FROM PCnetSpec BEFORE REMOVING FLASH:  DO NOT uninstall flashplugin-installer if you use ICE SSB's .. some sites (including some default SSB's) may rely on flash:
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sudo apt purge flashplugin-installer
Purge btrfs: Rarely used by most average users because default set-up is in rsync. It can save time during boot-up process so the system does't look for it:
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sudo apt-get purge btrfs-progs && sudo update-initramfs -uk all
Disable Dialup Modem: May be necessary for some who still rely on baud rate style modems that require old style phone connection with loud screeching noises to connect to the internet: The old AOL, commonly referred to as AO hell days:
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sudo systemctl disable pppd-dns.service
Disable lvm-2-monitor: Logical Volume Manager, not recommended for complete computer novices to be using, some folks have a need for this but the average user usually finds no need nor use thereof:
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sudo systemctl disable lvm2-monitor
Install BYOBU for Kernel Removal
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sudo apt install byobu
Ubuntu Additional Codecs: Some folks like me have found this useful to have:
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sudo apt install ubuntu-restricted-extras
Install psensor: The first code provides the very basic heat monitor to your system. the second command provides other sensors to add to psensor that may or may not be on your system:
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sudo apt install psensor
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sudo sensors-detect
Install xfburn: My opinion?, The best and simplest CD/DVD burner to use:
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sudo apt install xfburn
Install System Monitor: A great program for monitoring your linux system:
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sudo apt install gnome-system-monitor
Install System Profiler and Benchmark: This is a GREAT program for access to tell you everything about Hardware in your system with a great amount of benchmark test included. If you ever used "speccy" with Windows systems, you will love this one even better:
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sudo apt install hardinfo
Install Disk Usage Analyzer: This has a couple of great graphics representation of your hardrive as well as software installed on your systems HDD or SDD:
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sudo apt install baobab
Shutdown/Reboot Commands: The first command is for shutdown, the second is for reboot on both sets of commands respectively:
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shutdown -Ph now
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shutdown -Pr now
Or: Both will work just fine for those of you who prefer to make your own launchers on the panel for shutdown and reboot funtions: Choose one set or the other as you see fit:
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systemctl poweroff
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systemctl reboot
Check DNS: This will allow you to see just what DNS you are using:
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nmcli device show | grep DNS
Test Which DNS is Being Used: This is just another way to do the same thing:
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systemd-resolve --status | grep "DNS Servers:"
When Repositories fail to update your system: Most times this simply fixes that minor annoyance:
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sudo apt update
Change Grub Timeout
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sudo nano /etc/default/grubEdit 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)

GRUB_TIMEOUT_STYLE=hidden

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-grubthen reboot
               
Remove Rarely Used Fonts: Each series of commands (3 of them) should remove all unwanted fonts:

!!!!DO NOT DO THIS if you rely on Asian Fonts!!!:

The first command:
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sudo apt-get -y --purge autoremove fonts-beng fonts-beng-extra fonts-deva fonts-droid fonts-gubbi fonts-gujr fonts-gujr-extra fonts-guru fonts-guru-extra fonts-kacst fonts-kacst-one fonts-kalapi fonts-khmeros-core fonts-knda fonts-lao fonts-lklug-sinhala fonts-lohit-beng-assamese fonts-lohit-beng-bengali fonts-lohit-deva fonts-lohit-gujr fonts-lohit-guru fonts-lohit-knda fonts-lohit-mlym fonts-lohit-orya fonts-lohit-taml fonts-lohit-taml-classical fonts-lohit-telu fonts-nakula fonts-nanum fonts-navilu fonts-noto-unhinted fonts-orya-extra fonts-pagul fonts-sahadeva fonts-samyak-deva fonts-samyak-gujr fonts-samyak-mlym fonts-samyak-taml fonts-sarai fonts-smc fonts-sil-abyssinica fonts-sil-padauk fonts-takao-pgothic fonts-taml fonts-telu fonts-telu-extra fonts-thai-tlwg fonts-tibetan-machine fonts-tlwg-garuda fonts-tlwg-garuda-ttf fonts-tlwg-kinnari fonts-tlwg-kinnari-ttf fonts-tlwg-laksaman fonts-tlwg-laksaman-ttf fonts-tlwg-loma fonts-tlwg-loma-ttf fonts-tlwg-mono fonts-tlwg-mono-ttf fonts-tlwg-norasi fonts-tlwg-norasi-ttf fonts-tlwg-purisa fonts-tlwg-purisa-ttf fonts-tlwg-sawasdee fonts-tlwg-sawasdee-ttf fonts-tlwg-typewriter fonts-tlwg-typewriter-ttf fonts-tlwg-typist fonts-tlwg-typist-ttf fonts-tlwg-typo fonts-tlwg-typo-ttf fonts-tlwg-umpush fonts-tlwg-umpush-ttf fonts-tlwg-waree fonts-tlwg-waree-ttf fonts-wqy-microhei fonts-wqy-zenhei ttf-indic-fonts-core ttf-punjabi-fonts ttf-wqy-microheiThe second command:
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sudo apt-get --purge autoremove fonts-kacst fonts-kacst-one fonts-khmeros-core fonts-lao fonts-lklug-sinhala fonts-nanum fonts-sil-abyssinica fonts-sil-padauk fonts-takao-pgothic fonts-tibetan-machine fonts-tlwg-garuda fonts-tlwg-kinnari fonts-tlwg-loma fonts-tlwg-mono fonts-tlwg-norasi fonts-tlwg-purisa fonts-tlwg-sawasdee fonts-tlwg-typewriter fonts-tlwg-typist fonts-tlwg-typo fonts-tlwg-umpush fonts-tlwg-waree ttf-indic-fonts-core ttf-punjabi-fonts ttf-wqy-microheiThe third command:
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sudo apt-get --purge autoremove fonts-kacst* fonts-khmeros* fonts-lklug-sinhala fonts-guru-extra fonts-nanum* fonts-noto-cjk fonts-takao* fonts-tibetan-machine fonts-lao fonts-sil-padauk fonts-sil-abyssinica fonts-tlwg-* fonts-lohit-* fonts-beng-extra fonts-gargi fonts-gubbi fonts-gujr-extra fonts-kalapi fonts-lohit-* fonts-samyak* fonts-navilu fonts-nakula fonts-orya-extra fonts-pagul fonts-sarai fonts-telu* fonts-wqy* fonts-smc* fonts-deva-extra
Ram Information: This will tell you all about your RAM that is installed:
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sudo dmidecode --type memory | less
Change Password: Changing your ROOT password:
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sudo passwd root
System Specs: Should ALWAYS be used and posted to the forums when requesting help for your particular system. There is no such a thing as "one size fits all" when it comes down to fixing a problem. we all have our own customized systems: What works for me may not work for you:
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inxi -Fxz
Test FPS: this is a neat little command to estimate your frames per second rate that your system is capable of measured in 5 second intervals:
PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF WARNING FROM PCnetSPEC FOR NVIDIA USERS:

  vblank_mode=0 glxgears
doesn't disable vertical sync for glxgears when using nvidia drivers .. instead nvidia users need to run:
 
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__GL_SYNC_TO_VBLANK=0 glxgearsthat command starts with TWO underscores)

NOTE---These 2 underscore do not show very clearly within the "code tags" but should work fine nonetheless when copy and pasted to your terminal.

For Intel and AMD users, Use the following codes below:
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glxgears
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vblank_mode=0 glxgears

Stop Screen Tearing: INTEL PROCESSORS ONLY!!!

Test sreen tearing as a before and after using this site:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=5xkNy9gfKOg


Open a terminal and run these commands in sequence:

 
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sudo apt-get install mesa-utils
Then

 
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sudo mkdir -v /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d
Then

 
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echo -e 'Section "Device"\n Identifier "Intel Graphics"\n Driver "Intel"\n Option "AccelMethod" "sna"\n Option "TearFree" "true"\nEndSection' | sudo tee /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.confI have seen variations of these codes than the ones I have posted on this site, but these codes have worked on all INTEL PROCESSORS ONLY!!! systems I have used it on.

Now REBOOT to apply the changes. 

To UNDO

Open a terminal and run:

 
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sudo rm -v /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf
Now REBOOT.

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New Users / Am i allowed to post my list of "hacks/Tweaks?
« on: September 21, 2019, 08:37:50 am »
If i am allowed to post them for others to use, is there a specified place to post them so they can be reviewed first by "seasoned veterans" of this forum before being unleashed to the "unwashed masses", lol.

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New Users / Im new on forum but not new to peppermint
« on: September 20, 2019, 11:07:18 pm »
im new here on forum but not new to peppermint or linux

i hope to contribute in a helpful manner

first try i seemed to be to old and slow, i got this message

The following error or errors occurred while posting this message:
Your session timed out while posting. Please try to re-submit your message.

ok it seems on my 5th try i think i made it in with yet another captcha lol.

i realize that i have to wait for approval. heheheh yet another captcha to modify???

i get it, its all about security.

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