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GNU/Linux Gaming / Retro gaming on Peppermint
« on: October 19, 2015, 05:39:15 am »
Hello gamers! So just wanted to share a list of games that I have installed on Peppermint so far. Most of them are either from Ubuntu repositories or emulated games.

To play some famous GBA and Nintendo 64 games, I have installed emulators "Visual boy advance" and "mupen64plus" both of which are easily available on Synaptic and Software center. ROMs can be downloaded from numerous sites (you can search on google). I have been playing "Mortal Kombat 4" since this afternoon and this game brings back a lot of memories. :)  ::)

Software & Applications / What's wrong with Dropbox? {SOLVED}
« on: October 17, 2015, 12:24:19 am »
Ok guys, I have been an avid user of Google drive for long and although I knew what Dropbox is, I never cared to use it. But I've seen that there is a Dropbox feature on Peppermint (I just need to download the daemon). So I clicked on it and the thing started downloading. But as it was getting downloaded, I noticed lag on my PC. I immediately fired up lxtask and saw that the installation was using around 1.5 GB of my RAM and close to 100% of my CPU. It got stuck on 71% and I had to close it. Why wouldn't it download and why is it using so much of my resources?

« on: October 15, 2015, 11:54:54 pm »

New Users / What happens when I delete my current user account? [SOLVED]
« on: October 15, 2015, 09:19:12 am »
Hi. I have installed a lot of apps and games on Peppermint 6. I want to know if I can create a new account and delete this current user account. what happens when I do it? will it affect my applications ?

update :

I created a new administrator account and from the new account, deleted the old account and deleted the files too. But there are two problems

1. I cannot open my partitions. it says I do not have the permission to view their content.

2. the old account still appears on the login screen

Final update :

So from the newly created account, I created another account with the username and password exactly the same as my first account. Now it's working fine. I can also read the contents of my partitions. I also deleted the new account :)

General Discussion / Android Kernel vs Peppermint kernel
« on: October 14, 2015, 08:40:50 pm »
Hi guys, so my phone says that it's Kernel is "3.4.0" and My Peppermint 6 installation says it has kernel "3.16.0-50-generic i686 (32-bit)".

I'm confused because Peppermint 6 was released in 2015 and Android 4.3 in 2013 (Android 6.0 being the most recent one). My question is, why does my Android uses a newer kernel?

Thanks to PCNetSpec,  I have successfully edited by title bar buttons according to my needs :)

And replaced the Peppermint menu icon with an icon from "official new Peppermint logos pack" which was originally grey in color but I edited it in gimp and made the text white. :)

GNU/Linux Gaming / Lincity NG
« on: October 12, 2015, 09:49:24 pm »
hi gamers! ;)

I have been playing a simulation game called "Lincity NG" and loving it so far. Fans of simulation games like SimCity must give it a try. It is available on the software Center :)

It is a very small game in size but practically, unlimited in applying your imagination. I haven't finished playing any random map/scenario yet but i saw you can build monuments and buildings to increase a resource called "tech" and more tech unlocks more new buildings. Eventually, when you have high enough tech, you can create a space ship and send the population off planet. cool, huh? ;) :)

Just sharing a screenshot I found on Google images (the city I created is too messy to be shown :P)

And I almost forgot to add that it's a quite challenging game. you have to keep track of your population, pollution, jobs, food, goods, ore, coal, money etc. or things will start going downhill. Sometimes, when food gets scarce, your population starts dying of starvation.

Update: Thanks to Scifidude79 for pointing out my error. I forgot to add "NG" after "Lincity". Corrected :)

Advanced Topics / Editing Minimize, maximize and close button [SOLVED]
« on: October 11, 2015, 07:17:47 pm »
Hi. When I used Lubuntu, there were settings to edit the minimize, maximize and close button on windows were present in Openbox CM. I am unsure where they are on Peppermint :(

How to edit these buttons on Peppermint? I want to take these buttons to the top left corner instead and I just want to have the close button (no minimize and maximize button required).

Hi, this is the first time that I have customized Peppermint with theme and icon pack. Special thanks to XavyAir for his post on this GTK theme,1898.0.html

I installed "Ambiance Blackout flat" theme and chose "Ambiance-blackout-flat-teal-pro". The icon theme is "Vibrancy colors" and I chose "Vibrancy-colors-full-dark".

Installation / Creating a personalized Peppermint installer
« on: October 09, 2015, 03:29:00 am »
Hi I'm just wondering if it's possible to create a personalized Peppermint installer. I mean Peppermint comes with very little apps pre-installed and I thought it'd be cool if I customized Peppermint with my own apps, wallpapers and themes and give it a name like "Peppermint 6 Extreme Edition" and create an installer image which can be easily written into a CD or USB drive and shared with certain friends and relatives (most of who would like to revive their old PC and don't have a working Internet connection at home) and they can install this customized version of Peppermint on their systems and can do all normal stuff. is it possible?

Software & Applications / Best email client for Peppermint [SOLVED]
« on: October 08, 2015, 08:48:09 am »
what is the best email client for Peppermint? I have used Thunderbird and Sylpheed until now on PM6. I want the following features on my email client

1. just plain email client and nothing else
2. nice interface
3. system tray icon
4. notifications on new email
5. ability to show email in Web page format

Software & Applications / Delay in launching applications [SOLVED]
« on: October 08, 2015, 06:11:18 am »
Hi guys, I don't know if it's just me but there is a slight delay in launching applications for the first time after a startup. I thought it was happening because I had less RAM but since now I've upgraded to 2 GB, I still feel this delay. However, once I've opened an application and closed it and then when I open it again, it launches normally (as fast as on other distributions). Is there any way to launch apps faster?

Installation / Confused whether to install 64 bit or not
« on: September 29, 2015, 03:33:30 am »
hi guys,

So I upgraded my RAM to 2 GB yesterday and I was making plans to replace my existing 32 bit install of Peppermint with its 64 bit Version. But as I was going to download it, I went through the peppermint site and saw some points like these :

" 64 bit is generally faster, but things such as Adobe Flash may suffer."

" Most desktop users will not likely see any drastic performance differences between the two."

" Consensus opinion is usually that 32 bit is a tiny bit more stable than 64 bit."

Now I'm confused. what should I do? :( Should I continue sticking with the 32 bit version because I have had no problems with it so far. I just thought 64 bit Version will be faster

Hardware / Can frequent partitioning/formatting damage a hard disk? [SOLVED]
« on: September 29, 2015, 03:25:38 am »
Hi. I have assigned the following. partitions to my hard disk

Primary:ext4:11GB-Puppy Linux
Primary:ext4:30 GB - Peppermint
Primary:ext4:2.2 GB -swap
Primary:ext4:extended partition:115 GB
logical:ext4:20 GB
logical:ext4:95 GB

although rest of all partitions are permanent, I use the logical 20 GB partition frequently to experiment with new linux distros. it involves formatting before installation and formatting after removal. So whenever I got to have a hands on with a Linux distribution, I have to format it.

My question is: is it going to affect me HDD or probably ending it's life?

secondly, I upgraded my RAM yesterday and it is now 2 GB. should I recreate the partitions and now increase the swap size to 4 GB?

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