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Artwork, Themes, and Icons / Re: My Pepp 9 laptop.
« on: February 20, 2019, 08:15:58 pm »
XFCE is the best. The 1st photo is of my 2 panels, the side is the desk bar, the top is the notifications panel.  The 2nd photo is what it looks like with an open window. Notice I made the top panel transparent and a little to the left. The windows title is to the far left so it doesn't show under the top panel.

Love the layout of the top bar, I may pinch it myself.

Just a question, how are you tracking open windows?

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Software & Applications / Re: Chess in Linux (Solved)
« on: February 20, 2019, 08:04:29 pm »
Thanks for the tip. 
There are lots of results for searchterm "chess" in Synaptic Package Manager.
I wonder if you recognize any of those as being good.

When using Synaptic Package Manager, most of the packages displayed are chess engines, designed to be used with programs like SCID.

For example, stockfish, glaurung, fruit, toga2 and phalanx are all engines, with stockfish probably being the better of the bunch.

gnome-chess has had no development in I don't know how long!

chessx is a database program, but SCID is far superior in every way possible.

eboard has some uses but it is not very well polished in terms of a decent chess program. You can use it with the FICS server.

Pychess.... now we are talking. A very good program to view .pgn files and play internet chess via FICS. The playing interface can be changed to a variety of pieces and board colours. You can also import a chess engine as mentioned earlier if you want to play against the computer.

To summarize, SCID for a chess database, Pychess for internet chess.

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Software & Applications / Best Radio Player and Why?
« on: January 04, 2019, 06:23:20 pm »
Hello All Peppermint Users,

I love listening to radio, whether internet stations or local ones. As the subject states, I am looking to source the best player for Peppermint.

I used to use Guayadeque. An excellent player, that will sort your home music collections as well. Had some gstreamer issues at one time, while most are now resolved.

My current option is Lollypop, very easy to use, great for radio and private music. Although a recent update (unsure at this point if it was a Peppermint update recently rendered my program useless, causing a re-install of Peppermint.


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Software & Applications / Chess in Linux (Solved)
« on: December 30, 2018, 08:16:29 pm »
Chess on Linux is very limited. But there is an excellent chess database called SCID. Apart from Manjaro, and OpenSUSE I am yet to see any debian based distros supply this excellent bit of a Open Source Software via the repositories, at least not an up-to-date version.

You can find the program here.

I normally have to install the tcl dependencies and then manually install from the zip file, but it would be awesome to have it in the repo.


http://scid.sourceforge.net/





*** After posting, I found the SCID program using the Software Manager, and it has been updated ***

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General Discussion / Re: File Manager Woes
« on: December 18, 2018, 07:43:50 pm »
NO.

But is it because I am no longer transferring files?

Will the next time I am moving volumes will it happen......? I will keep you posted.

As for the ownership/permission issue with the partition, I wonder if it was because I accessed it from windows? I dual boot my pc, as there are a couple of games I like to play.... I accessed the partition as it holds music and movies. Then the problems started when I returned to Peppermint.

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General Discussion / Re: File Manager Woes
« on: December 17, 2018, 05:19:29 pm »
Does this happen EVERY time you attempt to move a file between drives ?

Are only 'moves' affected, or 'copies' too ?

Large files ?

Multiple files ?

Single files ?

Which version/architecture of Peppermint ?

64-bit Peppermint 9. I was copying a large quantity of files..... all 1-2 gb in size..... from an internal hard drive partition to the main Peppermint home folders.... (I was doing this as the internal drive had suddenly become read-only), so copy was the only option.

 Subsequently, I used 'disks' (an excellent partition manager, BTW), to delete the partition and resize the Peppermint partition to take up the whole 3TB Drive. I also removed and re-installed firefox, and run clamav/clamtk just in case of malware. I have so far had no more issues.

I am guessing whatever triggered the Partition to become 'read-only' may have been the culprit! Still not 100% convinced though.

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General Discussion / File Manager Woes
« on: December 16, 2018, 07:15:13 pm »
I have started having some issues with the file manager. I am unsure at this point if I have done something (i.e. installed something that may be causing a conflict.... or some malware...lol).

When transferring files from one drive to another, the file manager appears to crash... or simply close mid job.

A similar thing happen when using Lollypop, midway through listening to Talksport it simply closed. (So it may not be file manager related).

I don't really want to do a full reinstall, but if needs must!! Anyone else having issues.... ?

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Software & Applications / Re: ktube-media downloader
« on: December 09, 2018, 06:40:12 pm »
Sound's like a spam alert!

Ktube is no better than any of the chrome or firefox add-ons!

Incidentally how is Ktube getting around the recent update changes that prevent most downloaders working with HD Mp4 streams? The ones where the audio is muxed in a separate file?

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I really could use a distro sticker for my desktop/laptop...... not essential....but would be cool. In case you have any other merchandising ideas.

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Advanced Topics / Re: How can I change panel to kde panel.
« on: December 09, 2018, 11:16:29 am »
I don't like xfce panel and it's menu.

Xfce is very versatile and can be customized to your liking. It's very easy to change to an LXDE style application menu. If you are after a windows style experience then you may want to look at a different distribution.

I have never really understood the fascination of making Linux look like Windows, or a Mac for that matter.

I cannot recommend a KDE distro to you as I don't like any of them, very buggy and temperamental.

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GNU/Linux Discussion / Re: The popularity of Peppermint...
« on: December 08, 2018, 10:13:55 pm »
I often wonder how realistic Distrowatch's rankings actually are.

After all Manjaro getting 3852 hits per day, could actually mean that it's user's are continually grabbing new images, as the stability (I found) can be lacking. I have a machine with dual graphics cards, one built in to the CPU and a dedicated card..... Manjaro hates this setup in my experience. While it seemed to run ok, I got a crazy amount of ACPI errors when loading. Plus many new Linux Users may find using the package managers less than ideal when locating software.

We also have to factor in "Joe Bob Jr, and his three cats..." checking the distros for new releases to post a video on youtube video that will get 5 hits. "and this is Linux Mint Tessa, it has Libre office out of the box".... The number of these now makes me laugh, but could factor into a portion of the number of hits per day.

One thing that I remember from my Distro hopping days, was that I was often couldn't settle on the look and feel of any one distro. For example, the Pantheon desktop is one of my favourites, but Elementary tries to restrict it's user base to installing programs only from their software repo. Not ideal. Mint and Ubuntu come bloated with software I need to remove.

It strikes me that these distros are used by the hoppers, that cannot quite make up their mind what they want from their Linux Computer.

My current installation of Peppermint is rock solid. I removed some of the programs I didn't need or like (for example, I am not a fan of Mint's X-apps so Xed was removed in favour of Pluma), adjusted the panels to include a 2nd Panel for launchers, created my own SSB's and it has been fine ever since.

So back to Distrowatch. Peppermint should take comfort in their product, and the fact that it is excellent. Stability is a good thing. Better than a new image every few days!




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General Discussion / Re: Best Browser
« on: December 08, 2018, 09:39:12 pm »
I used to be a staunch Firefox fan.  Have used it for years. But over the last 6 months it has started to crash too often.

This is beginning to annoy me now too @kloos , yet a new layer has appeared though. now when I close a firefox SSB a few minutes later the Firefox has experienced a crash box appears, then reopens the ssb I had already forgotten that I'd closed

Got to be honest, I have many SSB's set up through ICE and Firefox. I have no issues.

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General Discussion / Re: Best Browser
« on: December 08, 2018, 09:36:21 pm »
Opera is great, and comes with a VPN option built in... however I am not sure how secure the VPN is....use at your own risk. That said it is fast. The only snag is that H.264 codecs that update with your system do not update with the browser. So you may find video files on some social network sites do not play.

Vivaldi is very fast and highly customizable. It is also gaining in popularity.

Chrome or Chromium are popular choices.

For me I am back using Firefox. I really like the major overhaul it seems to have had, and it works well for me with Peppermint.

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General Discussion / Re: Screenshot Gallery -- Show Us Your Screen
« on: October 02, 2018, 05:20:11 pm »
Very Nice too...

I would be tempted to use gimp and try and get a grey scaled peppermint logo on all their chests

Regards Zeb...

I agree, That would be awesome. Sadly, I lack the knowhow with GIMP.

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General Discussion / Re: Screenshot Gallery -- Show Us Your Screen
« on: October 01, 2018, 06:46:50 pm »
I like that wallpaper. What game is that from?

Gears of War Ultimate Edition



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