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It's Alt + a for ą and Alt + z for ż on Polish(Programmers*) keyboard layouts. I would say that makes them standard.

*There is also a Polish 214 aka. Polish Dvorak keyboard layout, but I've never seen it used on purpose.

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Hi Mark,
I'm running Peppermint 8, mintUpdate version 4.6.7+peppermint1. After I changed my password, I couldn't do updates via mintUpdate - it would claim my password was wrong. I could log in, and I could do updates from the commandline, so I thik something is wrong with the way the password is parsed.

The two Unicode(aka. non-ASCII) characters in my password are ż and ą, Polish alphabet letters. They're both inside UTF-8, so I didn't assume they'd cause any problems, but apparently they do.

Also, I'd normally file this bugreport on Github, but there doesn't seem to be a mintUpdate repository inside https://github.com/peppermintos. Did I miss it?

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Installation / Re: What is Peppermint doing differently?
« on: August 21, 2017, 04:37:52 am »
No, I've not tried disabling hyper-threading. I might do it eventually, but it's  basically a no-go - I need 8 threads as this laptop will run multiple VMs, something I need for my studies. I will do it for debugging purposes at some point though.

Ok, here is the journal for comparison:
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-- Logs begin at pon 2017-08-21 10:23:31 CEST, end at pon 2017-08-21 10:33:23 CEST. --
sie 21 10:23:31 PiDell kernel: ACPI Error: [\_SB_.PCI0.XHC_.RHUB.HS11] Namespace lookup failure, AE_NOT_FOUND (20160930/dswload-210)
sie 21 10:23:31 PiDell kernel: ACPI Exception: AE_NOT_FOUND, During name lookup/catalog (20160930/psobject-227)
sie 21 10:23:31 PiDell kernel: ACPI Exception: AE_NOT_FOUND, (SSDT:xh_OEMBD) while loading table (20160930/tbxfload-228)
sie 21 10:23:31 PiDell kernel: ACPI Error: 1 table load failures, 10 successful (20160930/tbxfload-246)
sie 21 10:23:31 PiDell kernel: DMAR: DRHD: handling fault status reg 2
sie 21 10:23:31 PiDell kernel: DMAR: [INTR-REMAP] Request device [f0:1f.0] fault index 0 [fault reason 37] Blocked a compatibility form
sie 21 10:23:31 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: CPU 0: Machine Check: 0 Bank 6: ee0000000040110a
sie 21 10:23:31 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: TSC 0 ADDR fef1ffc0 MISC 7880010086
sie 21 10:23:31 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: PROCESSOR 0:906e9 TIME 1503303799 SOCKET 0 APIC 0 microcode 5e
sie 21 10:23:31 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: CPU 0: Machine Check: 0 Bank 7: ee0000000040110a
sie 21 10:23:31 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: TSC 0 ADDR fef1ce40 MISC 47880010086
sie 21 10:23:31 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: PROCESSOR 0:906e9 TIME 1503303799 SOCKET 0 APIC 0 microcode 5e
sie 21 10:23:31 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: CPU 0: Machine Check: 0 Bank 8: ee0000000040110a
sie 21 10:23:31 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: TSC 0 ADDR fef1ff40 MISC 7880010086
sie 21 10:23:31 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: PROCESSOR 0:906e9 TIME 1503303799 SOCKET 0 APIC 0 microcode 5e
sie 21 10:23:31 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: CPU 0: Machine Check: 0 Bank 9: ee0000000040110a
sie 21 10:23:31 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: TSC 0 ADDR fef1ff00 MISC 3880010086
sie 21 10:23:31 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: PROCESSOR 0:906e9 TIME 1503303799 SOCKET 0 APIC 0 microcode 5e
sie 21 10:23:31 PiDell kernel: [drm:lspcon_init [i915]] *ERROR* Failed to probe lspcon
sie 21 10:23:31 PiDell kernel: [drm:intel_ddi_init [i915]] *ERROR* LSPCON init failed on port B
sie 21 10:23:33 PiDell kernel: tpm_crb MSFT0101:00: can't request region for resource [mem 0xfed40080-0xfed40fff]
So Peppermint also gets the lspcon_init probe failture, but it supresses showing errors on screen(they flashed for <0,5s) and recovers from it.

@PCNetSpec - your memory was correct, Peppermint 8 does run Mesa 17.0.2 by default:
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pshem@PiDell ~ $ inxi -G
Graphics:  Card-1: Intel Device 591b
           Card-2: NVIDIA Device 1c8c
           Display Server: X.Org 1.19.3 drivers: (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Kabylake GT2 GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.0.2

I'll try installing the newest Mesa from Padoka Stable PPA on Neon, to see if maybe it's a regression in Mesa. If that doesn't work, I'll remove the proprietary nvidia drivers from it and try installing a mainline kernel(I think Ubuntu had .rc's in the kernel PPA)

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Installation / Re: What is Peppermint doing differently?
« on: August 20, 2017, 06:19:27 pm »
If anything, it's the other way round, ie. newer drivers fail ??? That would be very bad going forward  :'(
From Neon:
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pshem@PiDell:~$ inxi -G
Graphics:  Card-1: Intel Device 591b
           Card-2: NVIDIA Device 1c8c
           Display Server: X.Org 1.19.3 drivers: (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Kabylake GT2 GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.0.7

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Installation / Re: What is Peppermint doing differently?
« on: August 20, 2017, 03:30:09 pm »
Well we're doing nothing 'special' .. what kernel do the others use that are failing ?
KDE Neon uses the exact same kernel as Peppermint - both distro's have Ubuntu 16.04 under the hood. From my understanding Solus uses the 4.9 branch in the default install, but they also package 4.12 if you want to be bleeding edge.

Of interest is something peculiar: searching for "lspcon_init" yields <10 results! https://duckduckgo.com/?q=%22lspcon_init%22&t=canonical&ia=web
All of them but one are from this year, and one(from pastebinhttps://pastebin.com/T1BnMqfG), shows the same errors on the same PC model(the host is called Inspiron-15-Gaming, the name the installer suggested)

Intel DRM mailing lists suggests it's a problem with display port, and my understanding is that this is the port through which the screen is connected. These have been merged for 4.13.rc5(https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/28904eeced2c6cf6d315c675e79e1700ef7507ac), so I'll get them in the next time the kernel series is bumped, if 17.10 will use the 4.13 kernel.

Running the same command as the guy from pastebin did on KDE Neon yields:
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pshem@PiDell:~$ journalctl --dmesg --pri=3
-- Logs begin at Sat 2017-08-19 21:12:07 CEST, end at Sun 2017-08-20 21:17:01 CEST. --
Aug 19 21:12:07 PiDell kernel: ACPI Error: [\_SB_.PCI0.XHC_.RHUB.HS11] Namespace lookup failure, AE_NOT_FOUND (20160930/dswload-210)
Aug 19 21:12:07 PiDell kernel: ACPI Exception: AE_NOT_FOUND, During name lookup/catalog (20160930/psobject-227)
Aug 19 21:12:07 PiDell kernel: ACPI Exception: AE_NOT_FOUND, (SSDT:xh_OEMBD) while loading table (20160930/tbxfload-228)
Aug 19 21:12:07 PiDell kernel: ACPI Error: 1 table load failures, 10 successful (20160930/tbxfload-246)
Aug 19 21:12:07 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: CPU 0: Machine Check: 0 Bank 6: ee2000000040110a
Aug 19 21:12:07 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: TSC 0 ADDR fef1ffc0 MISC 7880010086
Aug 19 21:12:07 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: PROCESSOR 0:906e9 TIME 1503169923 SOCKET 0 APIC 0 microcode 5e
Aug 19 21:12:07 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: CPU 0: Machine Check: 0 Bank 7: ee2000000040110a
Aug 19 21:12:07 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: TSC 0 ADDR fef1ce40 MISC 47880010086
Aug 19 21:12:07 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: PROCESSOR 0:906e9 TIME 1503169923 SOCKET 0 APIC 0 microcode 5e
Aug 19 21:12:07 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: CPU 0: Machine Check: 0 Bank 8: ee2000000040110a
Aug 19 21:12:07 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: TSC 0 ADDR fef1ff40 MISC 7880010086
Aug 19 21:12:07 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: PROCESSOR 0:906e9 TIME 1503169923 SOCKET 0 APIC 0 microcode 5e
Aug 19 21:12:07 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: CPU 0: Machine Check: 0 Bank 9: ee2000000040110a
Aug 19 21:12:07 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: TSC 0 ADDR fef1ff00 MISC 3880010086
Aug 19 21:12:07 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: PROCESSOR 0:906e9 TIME 1503169923 SOCKET 0 APIC 0 microcode 5e
Aug 19 21:12:07 PiDell kernel: [drm:lspcon_init [i915]] *ERROR* Failed to probe lspcon
Aug 19 21:12:07 PiDell kernel: [drm:intel_ddi_init [i915]] *ERROR* LSPCON init failed on port B
Aug 19 21:12:08 PiDell kernel: sd 2:0:0:0: [sdc] No Caching mode page found
Aug 19 21:12:08 PiDell kernel: sd 2:0:0:0: [sdc] Assuming drive cache: write through
Aug 19 21:12:08 PiDell kernel: tpm_crb MSFT0101:00: can't request region for resource [mem 0xfed40080-0xfed40fff]
Aug 19 21:34:38 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: CPU 0: Machine Check: 0 Bank 6: ee2000000040110a
Aug 19 21:34:38 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: TSC 0 ADDR fef20080 MISC 3880000086
Aug 19 21:34:38 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: PROCESSOR 0:906e9 TIME 1503171278 SOCKET 0 APIC 0 microcode 5e
Aug 19 21:34:38 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: CPU 0: Machine Check: 0 Bank 7: ee2000000040110a
Aug 19 21:34:38 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: TSC 0 ADDR fef200c0 MISC 3880000086
Aug 19 21:34:38 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: PROCESSOR 0:906e9 TIME 1503171278 SOCKET 0 APIC 0 microcode 5e
Aug 19 21:34:38 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: CPU 0: Machine Check: 0 Bank 8: ee2000000040110a
Aug 19 21:34:38 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: TSC 0 ADDR fef20000 MISC 3880000086
Aug 19 21:34:38 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: PROCESSOR 0:906e9 TIME 1503171278 SOCKET 0 APIC 0 microcode 5e
Aug 19 21:34:38 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: CPU 0: Machine Check: 0 Bank 9: ee2000000040110a
Aug 19 21:34:38 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: TSC 0 ADDR fef20040 MISC 3880000086
Aug 19 21:34:38 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: PROCESSOR 0:906e9 TIME 1503171278 SOCKET 0 APIC 0 microcode 5e
Aug 19 21:47:50 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: CPU 0: Machine Check: 0 Bank 6: ee2000000040110a
Aug 19 21:47:50 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: TSC 0 ADDR fef20080 MISC 3880000086
Aug 19 21:47:50 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: PROCESSOR 0:906e9 TIME 1503172070 SOCKET 0 APIC 0 microcode 5e
Aug 19 21:47:50 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: CPU 0: Machine Check: 0 Bank 7: ee2000000040110a
Aug 19 21:47:50 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: TSC 0 ADDR fef200c0 MISC 3880000086
Aug 19 21:47:50 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: PROCESSOR 0:906e9 TIME 1503172070 SOCKET 0 APIC 0 microcode 5e
Aug 19 21:47:50 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: CPU 0: Machine Check: 0 Bank 8: ee2000000040110a
Aug 19 21:47:50 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: TSC 0 ADDR fef20000 MISC 3880000086
Aug 19 21:47:50 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: PROCESSOR 0:906e9 TIME 1503172070 SOCKET 0 APIC 0 microcode 5e
Aug 19 21:47:50 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: CPU 0: Machine Check: 0 Bank 9: ee2000000040110a
Aug 19 21:47:50 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: TSC 0 ADDR fef20040 MISC 3880000086
Aug 19 21:47:50 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: PROCESSOR 0:906e9 TIME 1503172070 SOCKET 0 APIC 0 microcode 5e
Aug 20 09:58:14 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: CPU 0: Machine Check: 0 Bank 6: ee2000000040110a
Aug 20 09:58:14 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: TSC 0 ADDR fef20080 MISC 3880000086
Aug 20 09:58:14 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: PROCESSOR 0:906e9 TIME 1503215894 SOCKET 0 APIC 0 microcode 5e
Aug 20 09:58:14 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: CPU 0: Machine Check: 0 Bank 7: ee2000000040110a
Aug 20 09:58:14 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: TSC 0 ADDR fef200c0 MISC 3880000086
Aug 20 09:58:14 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: PROCESSOR 0:906e9 TIME 1503215894 SOCKET 0 APIC 0 microcode 5e
Aug 20 09:58:14 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: CPU 0: Machine Check: 0 Bank 8: ee2000000040110a
Aug 20 09:58:14 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: TSC 0 ADDR fef20000 MISC 3880000086
Aug 20 09:58:14 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: PROCESSOR 0:906e9 TIME 1503215894 SOCKET 0 APIC 0 microcode 5e
Aug 20 09:58:14 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: CPU 0: Machine Check: 0 Bank 9: ee2000000040110a
Aug 20 09:58:14 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: TSC 0 ADDR fef20040 MISC 3880000086
Aug 20 09:58:14 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: PROCESSOR 0:906e9 TIME 1503215894 SOCKET 0 APIC 0 microcode 5e
Aug 20 10:18:22 PiDell kernel: [drm:intel_pipe_update_end [i915]] *ERROR* Atomic update failure on pipe A (start=72464 end=72465) time 4765 us, min 1073, max
Aug 20 10:38:03 PiDell kernel: [drm:intel_pipe_update_end [i915]] *ERROR* Atomic update failure on pipe A (start=143310 end=143311) time 1796 us, min 1073, ma
Aug 20 11:28:28 PiDell kernel: [drm:intel_pipe_update_end [i915]] *ERROR* Atomic update failure on pipe A (start=324852 end=324853) time 656 us, min 1073, max
Aug 20 11:29:16 PiDell kernel: [drm:intel_pipe_update_end [i915]] *ERROR* Atomic update failure on pipe A (start=327702 end=327703) time 552 us, min 1073, max
Aug 20 14:43:34 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: CPU 0: Machine Check: 0 Bank 6: ee2000000040110a
Aug 20 14:43:34 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: TSC 0 ADDR fef20080 MISC 3880000086
Aug 20 14:43:34 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: PROCESSOR 0:906e9 TIME 1503233014 SOCKET 0 APIC 0 microcode 5e
Aug 20 14:43:34 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: CPU 0: Machine Check: 0 Bank 7: ee2000000040110a
Aug 20 14:43:34 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: TSC 0 ADDR fef200c0 MISC 3880000086
Aug 20 14:43:34 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: PROCESSOR 0:906e9 TIME 1503233014 SOCKET 0 APIC 0 microcode 5e
Aug 20 14:43:34 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: CPU 0: Machine Check: 0 Bank 8: ee2000000040110a
Aug 20 14:43:34 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: TSC 0 ADDR fef20000 MISC 3880000086
Aug 20 14:43:34 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: PROCESSOR 0:906e9 TIME 1503233014 SOCKET 0 APIC 0 microcode 5e
Aug 20 14:43:34 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: CPU 0: Machine Check: 0 Bank 9: ee2000000040110a
Aug 20 14:43:34 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: TSC 0 ADDR fef20040 MISC 3880000086
Aug 20 14:43:34 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: PROCESSOR 0:906e9 TIME 1503233014 SOCKET 0 APIC 0 microcode 5e
Aug 20 18:56:00 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: CPU 0: Machine Check: 0 Bank 6: ee2000000040110a
Aug 20 18:56:00 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: TSC 0 ADDR fef20080 MISC 3880000086
Aug 20 18:56:00 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: PROCESSOR 0:906e9 TIME 1503248160 SOCKET 0 APIC 0 microcode 5e
Aug 20 18:56:00 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: CPU 0: Machine Check: 0 Bank 7: ee2000000040110a
Aug 20 18:56:00 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: TSC 0 ADDR fef200c0 MISC 3880000086
Aug 20 18:56:00 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: PROCESSOR 0:906e9 TIME 1503248160 SOCKET 0 APIC 0 microcode 5e
Aug 20 18:56:00 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: CPU 0: Machine Check: 0 Bank 8: ee2000000040110a
Aug 20 18:56:00 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: TSC 0 ADDR fef20000 MISC 3880000086
Aug 20 18:56:00 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: PROCESSOR 0:906e9 TIME 1503248160 SOCKET 0 APIC 0 microcode 5e
Aug 20 18:56:00 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: CPU 0: Machine Check: 0 Bank 9: ee2000000040110a
Aug 20 18:56:00 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: TSC 0 ADDR fef20040 MISC 3880000086
Aug 20 18:56:00 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: PROCESSOR 0:906e9 TIME 1503248160 SOCKET 0 APIC 0 microcode 5e
Aug 20 21:09:37 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: CPU 0: Machine Check: 0 Bank 6: ee2000000040110a
Aug 20 21:09:37 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: TSC 0 ADDR fef20080 MISC 3880000086
Aug 20 21:09:37 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: PROCESSOR 0:906e9 TIME 1503256177 SOCKET 0 APIC 0 microcode 5e
Aug 20 21:09:37 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: CPU 0: Machine Check: 0 Bank 7: ee2000000040110a
Aug 20 21:09:37 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: TSC 0 ADDR fef200c0 MISC 3880000086
Aug 20 21:09:37 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: PROCESSOR 0:906e9 TIME 1503256177 SOCKET 0 APIC 0 microcode 5e
Aug 20 21:09:37 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: CPU 0: Machine Check: 0 Bank 8: ee2000000040110a
Aug 20 21:09:37 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: TSC 0 ADDR fef20000 MISC 3880000086
Aug 20 21:09:37 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: PROCESSOR 0:906e9 TIME 1503256177 SOCKET 0 APIC 0 microcode 5e
Aug 20 21:09:37 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: CPU 0: Machine Check: 0 Bank 9: ee2000000040110a
Aug 20 21:09:37 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: TSC 0 ADDR fef20040 MISC 3880000086
Aug 20 21:09:37 PiDell kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: PROCESSOR 0:906e9 TIME 1503256177 SOCKET 0 APIC 0 microcode 5e
I'll check if the results are similar on Peppermint 8

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What are you running Peppermint on? / Dell Inspiron Gaming 7567
« on: August 20, 2017, 09:17:14 am »
So far, Peppermint 8 is the only distro to just work out of the box(for details: https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,5947.0.html). Gj Mark!
I really wanted the red one, but no cigar  :(

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pshem@PiDell ~ $ inxi -Fz
System:    Host: PiDell Kernel: 4.10.0-32-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: N/A
           Distro: Peppermint Eight
Machine:   System: Dell (portable) product: Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming
           Mobo: Dell model: 065C71 v: A00
           Bios: Dell v: 01.00.07 date: 05/24/2017
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i7-7700HQ (-HT-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB
           clock speeds: max: 3800 MHz 1: 899 MHz 2: 899 MHz 3: 899 MHz
           4: 899 MHz 5: 899 MHz 6: 899 MHz 7: 899 MHz 8: 899 MHz
Graphics:  Card-1: Intel Device 591b
           Card-2: NVIDIA Device 1c8c
           Display Server: X.Org 1.19.3 drivers: (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Kabylake GT2 GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.0.2
Audio:     Card Intel Device a171 driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.10.0-32-generic
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169
           IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Intel Wireless 3165 driver: iwlwifi
           IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1256.3GB (2.7% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: Micron_1100_SATA size: 256.1GB
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: TOSHIBA_MQ01ABD1 size: 1000.2GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 46G used: 5.2G (12%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb3
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 40.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 231 Uptime: 3 min Memory: 533.7/15911.3MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35

Interesting snippets:
Fans turn on ~68C , at least when using the 1.0.7 BIOS(apparently sometimes BIOS updates change this)
I'm running on proprietary Nvidia drivers installed via
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sudo ubuntu-drivers list
sudo ubuntu-drivers autoinstall
, because Nvidia are horrible towards nouveau  :-[
The battery life heavily depends on whether you use the Nvidia GPU, or the Intel GPU. With the Intel card you can get 7-10 hours  8), depending on whether you edit text files, browse the Internet or watch videos. With the Nvidia card, you're looking at <5 hours ::). You can switch them via the Prime profiles tab of the Nvidia Settigns app that will be installed with the drivers. Unfortunately, you need to re-login for changes to take effect.
You need to enable the 2.1 audio profile to take advantage of the subwoofer this laptop has. Peppermint correctly detects plugging in an audio jack.
I've not tested HDMI or the webcam yet, and will update this post when I have time to.
Keyboard lightning works, you can change it's brightness in the BIOS, or in some DEs(I can do it in KDE Neon, but I've not tried doing it in Peppermint yet)
WiFi works spotlessly, both 2.4 Ghz and 5 Ghz. I've not tested Ethernet yet.
All 3 USB3.0 ports work, and they are faaast! 90+ MB/s read speed, 20 MB/s+ write speed with my only USB3.0 pendrive(which is quite old and might even be the part dragging this metric down).
The SD card reader remains unused.

BIOS updates(http://www.dell.com/support/home/pl/pl/pldhs1/drivers/driversdetails?driverId=9R7T4&fileId=3690868011&osCode=BIOSA&productCode=inspiron-15-7567-laptop&languageCode=po&categoryId=BI, sorry for a partly non-english site) are suggested, because of upgraded intel-micronode code. BIOS upgrades can be run from the BIOS, for details look at http://www.dell.com/support/article/pl/pl/pldhs1/SLN171755/en, point 2(there are no capsule updates for this model).

For comparison, KDE Neon:
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pshem@PiDell:~$ inxi -Fz
System:    Host: PiDell Kernel: 4.10.0-32-generic x86_64 (64 bit)
           Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.8.7 Distro: neon 16.04 xenial
Machine:   System: Dell (portable) product: Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming
           Mobo: Dell model: 065C71 v: A00
           Bios: Dell v: 01.00.07 date: 05/24/2017
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i7-7700HQ (-HT-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB
           clock speeds: max: 3800 MHz 1: 899 MHz 2: 899 MHz 3: 899 MHz
           4: 899 MHz 5: 899 MHz 6: 899 MHz 7: 899 MHz 8: 899 MHz
Graphics:  Card-1: Intel Device 591b
           Card-2: NVIDIA Device 1c8c
           Display Server: X.Org 1.19.3 drivers: (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Kabylake GT2
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.0.7
Audio:     Card Intel Device a171 driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.10.0-32-generic   
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169
           IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Intel Wireless 3165 driver: iwlwifi
           IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1256.3GB (3.2% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: Micron_1100_SATA size: 256.1GB
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: TOSHIBA_MQ01ABD1 size: 1000.2GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 130G used: 12G (10%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda4
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 39.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 209 Uptime: 17:52 Memory: 2030.3/15911.3MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35

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Installation / Re: What is Peppermint doing differently?
« on: August 19, 2017, 04:06:15 pm »
The installation went smoothly, but it didn't change anything :/
After reading around, it looks like the ACPI Errors are typical false positives on Dell machines, hence I assume the problems come from lspcon_init

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Installation / Re: What is Peppermint doing differently?
« on: August 19, 2017, 07:35:39 am »
Luckily I seem to have a firmware update(http://www.dell.com/support/home/pl/pl/pldhs1/drivers/driversdetails?driverId=9R7T4&fileId=3690868011&osCode=BIOSA&productCode=inspiron-15-7567-laptop&languageCode=po&categoryId=BI) that mentions updating the microcode, just from 28/06/17, ie. 2 days after the ArsTechinca article :)
Hopefully it solves the issues ;)
Thank you bringing that to my attention 8)

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Installation / What is Peppermint doing differently?
« on: August 19, 2017, 06:31:54 am »
I've got a new laptop, one with a Kabylake i7, a GTX 1050Ti and an SSD. From Dell, albeit it came with Windows 10 preinstalled, cause their Linux selection didn't include anything alike in it's price range. So far, Peppermint has been the only distro to work perfectly OOtB, and I'm wondering why.

On other distro's, I get this warning while booting:


Peppermint 8 doesn't get it(or doesn't show it).
KDE Neon, also based on Ubuntu 16.04, had trouble installing the bootloader(so I made Peppermint's bootloader the chief one), and the graphical server malfunctions, so that every boot I have to switch to a tty and run startx to get a graphical shell.
On Solus 3, which I hoped would avoid these problems because it's a rolling release, the graphical server also malfunctions, except there I can't even get to a tty, cause Ctrl+Alt+F1 doesn't work.
On both Peppermint 8 and KDE Neon I installed proprietary Nvidia drivers, and set them to run on the Intel card, because I currently need long better life rather than GPU performance, but it didn't change anything on both distributions

So, what do these errors mean? And how does Peppermint get past them?
I just found a bug from yesterday showing something similar: https://bugzilla.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=102295
I wonder if it's attached to the fact that Peppermint8 is installed to the HDD(hence it loads slower, and doesn't probe lspcon before it's ready), while KDE Neon is installed to the SSD, and the live CD of Solus was booted from a USB3... Hopefully it'll be fixed sooner rather than later :/

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pshem@PiDell:~$ inxi -Fz
System:    Host: PiDell Kernel: 4.10.0-32-generic x86_64 (64 bit)
           Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.8.7 Distro: neon 16.04 xenial
Machine:   System: Dell (portable) product: Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming
           Mobo: Dell model: 065C71 v: A00
           Bios: Dell v: 01.00.05 date: 03/01/2017
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i7-7700HQ (-HT-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB
           clock speeds: max: 3800 MHz 1: 899 MHz 2: 899 MHz 3: 899 MHz
           4: 899 MHz 5: 899 MHz 6: 899 MHz 7: 899 MHz 8: 899 MHz
Graphics:  Card-1: Intel Device 591b
           Card-2: NVIDIA Device 1c8c
           Display Server: X.Org 1.19.3 drivers: (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Kabylake GT2
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.0.7
Audio:     Card Intel Device a171 driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.10.0-32-generic   
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169
           IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Intel Wireless 3165 driver: iwlwifi
           IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1264.8GB (3.2% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: Micron_1100_SATA size: 256.1GB
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: TOSHIBA_MQ01ABD1 size: 1000.2GB
           ID-3: USB /dev/sdc model: USB_Flash_Disk size: 8.5GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 130G used: 12G (10%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda4
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 48.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 214 Uptime: 6 min Memory: 959.6/15911.3MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35

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I installed the system myself, and would rather retain my account, but I won't be here to maintain it. I need my brother to do the updates, but he isn't terribly knowledgeable, so I'd like to limit his potential damage to broken updates, applications from repositories and mounting USB drives.

The OS in question is Peppermint 8

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I'd like to allow other users to update the system and install new applications through the Software Center, but I don't want to make them full administrators. I'm considering a few ways, but I'm open to suggestions too:
- I've seen an app called lsudo that allowed giving certain users to run specified programs as root. That would work perfectly :)
- I dug into sudoers.d and found the rule that allowed anyone to run checkAPT.py, which allows them to see that there are updates that need to be installed, but there doesn't seem to be an exclusive way to do the same with updating  :-\
- I think I could try to make a group and move these permissions to it, but that is probably a great way to break the system

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Installation / Re: Installing PMOS via 700 MB CDs
« on: June 16, 2017, 03:17:41 pm »
I did not think about that  ::) Last time I used CDs was >5 years ago 8)

4.7 GB should be plenty. Thank you very much!

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Installation / Installing PMOS via 700 MB CDs
« on: June 16, 2017, 02:44:44 pm »
I have an old desktop with a Core 2 Duo and an Nvidia GTS 450 which I don't really want to replace now. It currently runs Vista which reached EOL this April, so I want  to install some Linux distro on it.

So far, so typical. Unfortunately, the BIOS only allows booting from disks and CDs! It didn't recognize a Knoppix image on a USB stick and I doubt it will recognize PMOS8 either. Which means I'll have to install PMOS in a different way, but I'm not sure how.

I have an Ubuntu 9.04 CD that boots on the PC. Do you think I can use it to partition the drive and
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PMOS from a USB on it? My fall-back idea is Debian net-install which is tiny and can definitely be fit onto the 700 MB CD, but I'm going to leave that PC to my family members who aren't tech savy and I'd rather not have them do
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sudo apt upgrade
every week.

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Announcements / Re: New Peppermint Trusted Users
« on: May 12, 2017, 09:50:23 am »
Thank you!   8)

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GNU/Linux Discussion / Re: Which Antivirus are...
« on: May 09, 2017, 07:32:17 pm »
I highly encourage using search, the bar is in the upper-right. There are over 30 topics on why you should probably(unless you plan to install Wine, or setup an email server) NOT be using an antivirus on Linux to be found there, together with a discussion of all market options.

Trying to reply nonetheless - ClamAV is the classic(ie. signature based, able to detect previously discovered viruses) antivirus. The consensus of security experts is that you should not be using an antivirus on Linux, because there aren't any classical viruses for Linux. Unsurprisingly, this means that there aren't many options for such a program.

That said, there are three things you can do to protect yourself:
1. Turn on the firewall for incoming connections. It can be found in "Peppermint Settings Panel" in the "Network" tab or by searching the Whisker menu
2. Use Firejail to sandbox your applications to only use certain directories
3. Or you can use App Armour to filter system calls an application is allowed to perform

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