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New Users / Re: STEAM not working on a new device
« on: November 06, 2016, 02:51:27 pm »
Bingo!  :D

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New Users / STEAM not working on a new device [SOLVED]
« on: November 06, 2016, 02:36:14 pm »
Hello, gents! Installed steam on new device and it just doesn't work. Clicking on the steam icon in the Menu does nothing. duh.
I've installed Steam with "sudo apt-get install steam". Reinstalling didn't do anything.
Running Steam through terminal gives this message:
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Running Steam on peppermint 7 64-bit
STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically
[2016-11-06 21:35:24] Startup - updater built Oct 13 2016 00:47:16
SteamUpdateUI: An X Error occurred
X Error of failed request:  BadValue (integer parameter out of range for operation)


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System:    Host: ostapenko-System-Product-Name Kernel: 4.4.0-45-generic x86_64 (64 bit)
           Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Seven
Machine:   Mobo: ASUSTeK model: P6TD DELUXE v: Rev 1.xx
           Bios: American Megatrends v: 0303 date: 12/30/2009
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i7 930 (-HT-MCP-) cache: 8192 KB
           clock speeds: max: 2801 MHz 1: 1600 MHz 2: 1600 MHz 3: 1600 MHz
           4: 1600 MHz 5: 1600 MHz 6: 1600 MHz 7: 1733 MHz 8: 1600 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Juniper XT [Radeon HD 5770]
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on AMD JUNIPER (DRM 2.43.0, LLVM 3.8.0)
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 11.2.0
Audio:     Card-1 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Juniper HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 5700 Series]
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Card-2 Intel 82801JI (ICH10 Family) HD Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-45-generic
Network:   Card-1: Marvell 88E8056 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: sky2
           IF: enp4s0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: D-Link System RTL8139 Ethernet driver: 8139too
           IF: enp7s1 state: unknown speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full
           mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1250.3GB (60.4% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST3250820AS size: 250.1GB
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: WDC_WD10EARS size: 1000.2GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 87G used: 7.6G (10%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb5
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 6.43GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sdb6
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 43.0C mobo: 40.0C gpu: 44.0
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 2220 psu: 0 sys-1: 0 sys-2: 4326 sys-3: 0
Info:      Processes: 294 Uptime: 10:10 Memory: 995.4/5957.6MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35

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good riddance  :)  to google, of course.

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General Discussion / Re: Peppermint is my new Windows
« on: October 18, 2016, 11:39:53 am »
Amen.

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updated general precautions, dropbox and telegram solutions, link added on Firefox tweaking. Keep 'em coming, guys :)

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My hero!  :)  :)  :)

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Is it possible? I mean the rusty one with the Pm7 logo that comes before the login screen.
Much obliged  :P

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System:    Host: merlin Kernel: 4.4.0-38-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: N/A
           Distro: Peppermint Seven
Machine:   System: HP (portable) product: HP Pavilion Notebook v: Type1ProductConfigId
           Mobo: HP model: 820B v: 82.24 Bios: Insyde v: F.06 date: 05/05/2016
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i5-6200U (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB
           clock speeds: max: 2800 MHz 1: 499 MHz 2: 573 MHz 3: 499 MHz
           4: 499 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Sky Lake Integrated Graphics
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.3 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1366x768@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 520 (Skylake GT2)
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 11.2.0
Audio:     Card Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-38-generic
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller
           driver: r8169
           IF: eno1 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Intel Wireless 3165 driver: iwlwifi
           IF: wlo1 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 256.1GB (51.0% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: SanDisk_SD8SNAT size: 256.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 227G used: 115G (54%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 8.47GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda3
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 33.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 181 Uptime: 16 min Memory: 927.0/7873.3MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35



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Perfect! That's precisely the kind of feedback I was hoping for!
Thank you very much, good sir! Please, feel free to make more comments at your own pace! ( I know you're rather busy)

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Hello guys. This is a Test thread for everyone to contribute to. Hopefully, it will grow and develop, and I will be learning and modifying it as it goes.

Introduction
The real reason I switched to Linux a little over a month ago was because (among other reasons) Microsoft, Apple and Google, as well as many other software manufacturers, would stop at nothing to collect any and all data possible, even that which had nothing to do with the use of the product (and I'm not even being paranoid with this). The last straw for me was when a Microsoft Word update on my android asked for access to my contacts list. As far as I'm concerned, all 3 of the companies listed above can go #### themselves (I have 16 tons of dirt on each of them, but for the sake of this thread, I won't go into detail) - I've just had it with them.
I'm getting the hang of Linux as much as my spare time permits (very . slowly. ), and thus far I'm ecstatic - to me it's a perfect balance of usability and security.

Now, what this thread is really about:

I will be listing all the software/updates/whatnot (in a simplistic numerical order) I can think of, that can withdraw information of any kind from my machine or my actions in the first part of the post (and what kind of information it could be), and the second part should contain the information as to ways of fixing/finding workarounds and scripts/admitting to the inability of fixing etc etc. I assume this to be a massive witch-hunt, with some of the entries being way beyond reasonable. You can call it paranoia - I call it my basic right to privacy. The solutions listed below will not be "perfect", but the best possible I could find for Linux Peppermint. Well, here goes:

CULPRITS(TEST):

1. Web browsers
1.1. Google Chrome/Chromium (wants your soul)
1.2. Firefox
1.3. any other browser

2. Peppermint Updates (just for the sake of argument):
2.1  ntp + ntpdates (could theoretically have your location triangulated between multiple ntp servers)
2.2 chromium updates
2.3. ...

3. Built-in software (just for the sake of argument):
3.1. peppermint clock/date
3.2. peppermint update manager (knows your exact location, as it needs to decide which download mirror is best for you)
3.3. ...
3.4. your suggestions here
3.5. LibreOffice?

4. Third-party software :
4.1. Skype (your Skype and phone contacts, your location)
4.2. Telegram (your phone number, saved phone numbers, your location, saved videos, audio files and images)
4.3. Dropbox (Edward Snowden called Dropbox, the cloud storage service - ‘hostile to privacy’ - consider ditching it, really)
4.4. any Microsoft product
4.5. any Apple product
4.6. any Google product
4.7...

5. Search engines :
5.1. google search (encrypted google search is a naive and rubbish solution. You can be sure of that by simply searching "current time" - you will then be given the exact time corresponding to your exact location - so much for encryption)
5.2. any other search engine

SOLUTIONS(TEST)(others than being offline and forever alone):

general precaution:
I. enable the built-in firewall. You can find the instructions here https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/security#TOC-Firewall as well, as a bunch of other useful information if you follow the links around.
II. use burner emails for registering with services: https://www.maildrop.cc/  or  http://slippery.email/, among others.

1. Web browsers
  use TOR. Known to be used by terrorists, child pornographers and the US Navy (see what I did there? :) ). Half-way between TOR's security and popular browsers' usability (amongst which Firefox is the definite best in many regards) are Dooble and Comodo Dragon. Other than that, use incognito mode, VPN, tweak your browser to use 0 cookies, set your broswer to auto-clear cache upon closing (links to HOW in section 1.2) and avoid Java scripts - can also be done by using Java-switching browser extensions, such as NoScript, ScriptSafe and QuickJava, but any browser extension can be manipulated/changed to collect data about you)
1.2. Firefox - is probably your safest popular option, with private view mode, room for vpn and noscript, and best of all - the ability to tweak it to your needs. Here's how: https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/firefox

2. Peppermint Updates
2.1. ignore suggested package and/or go to menu > System Tools > Time & Date and set:
Configuration: Manual
2.2. ignore suggested package, do not use Chromium or Chrome.

3. Built-in software
3.1. go to menu > System Tools > Time & Date and set:
Configuration: Manual
3.2. Linux and Peppermint are the good guys, duh. They don't collect nor monitor any user data, other than your posts on the peppermint forums, which are subject to their privacy standards. Either way, you can choose any mirror to download your updates from.

4. Third-party software - Strongly discouraged, install/use at your own risk
4.2. Instead of Telegram, try using spideroak's anonymous Semaphor, a zero knowledge conversation utility. https://spideroak.com/
4.3. Instead of Dropbox, try using spideroak's SpiderOakONE, the zero knowledge cloud. https://spideroak.com/

5. Search engines
 Other than using TOR-based engines, using alternative search engines is a good idea, DuckDuckGo being a pretty decent option, their statement: “emphasizes protecting searchers’ privacy and avoiding filter bubble of personalized search results.”

I'm looking forward to suggestions as to structure, culprits, solutions, or perhaps to my whole attitude.

Let's have a blast, gents!

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I always make honest attempts at searching through the forums and then the internet before I post for help, but couldn't find any mentions of this one somehow. Really sorry about that.

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NEVER MIND! Sorted the Wargus issue and it worked like a charm.  THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!
 :) ;D ;D :D ;D :D :P ;D :D

So far, peppermint has been the best OS I've ever used. Needs a few more touches to make it PERFECT, but I'm only thwarted by my own ignorance :D I'm getting there, though.

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merlin@merlin ~ $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/atareao
 Applications from atareao
 More info: https://launchpad.net/~atareao/+archive/ubuntu/atareao
Press [ENTER] to continue or ctrl-c to cancel adding it

gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmp0kzwa4q9/secring.gpg' created
gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmp0kzwa4q9/pubring.gpg' created
gpg: requesting key 36FD5529 from hkp server keyserver.ubuntu.com
gpg: /tmp/tmp0kzwa4q9/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created
gpg: key 36FD5529: public key "Launchpad PPA for atareao" imported
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg:               imported: 1  (RSA: 1)
OK
merlin@merlin ~ $ sudo apt-get update
E: Could not get lock /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)
E: Unable to lock directory /var/lib/apt/lists/
E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.
merlin@merlin ~ $ sudo apt-get install touchpad-indicator
E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.

 :(

I was trying to setup Wargus yesterday, but had to stop half-way, because I couldn't extract data from the War2 CD, perhaps it has to do with that. Now if I'm using "sudo dpkg --configure -a" it brings up the Wargus installation at the spot where I had to abandon it. I have a hint, I'm the one responsible for the mess...

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Is there a way to make my touchpad disable automatically when a usb mouse is connected?
or have a keybind or a macro preset for it?

I know I can disable and enable touchpad by going to input options and putting/taking off a tick on "disable touchpad", but that's a hassle if I'm doing it 5 times a day (I travel a lot).


Thanks!

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System:    Host: merlin Kernel: 4.4.0-38-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: N/A
           Distro: Peppermint Seven
Machine:   System: HP (portable) product: HP Pavilion Notebook v: Type1ProductConfigId
           Mobo: HP model: 820B v: 82.24 Bios: Insyde v: F.06 date: 05/05/2016
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i5-6200U (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB
           clock speeds: max: 2800 MHz 1: 784 MHz 2: 799 MHz 3: 799 MHz
           4: 799 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Sky Lake Integrated Graphics
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.3 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1366x768@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 520 (Skylake GT2)
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 11.2.0
Audio:     Card Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-38-generic
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller
           driver: r8169
           IF: eno1 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Intel Wireless 3165 driver: iwlwifi
           IF: wlo1 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 256.1GB (52.9% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: SanDisk_SD8SNAT size: 256.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 227G used: 119G (56%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 8.47GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda3
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 43.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 205 Uptime: 58 min Memory: 1805.0/7873.3MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35

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New Users / Re: [SOLVED] Change Login Logo - Peppermint Seven
« on: October 01, 2016, 02:02:07 pm »
Thanks guys.

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New Users / Re: excessive audio tearing when using headphones.
« on: October 01, 2016, 08:58:14 am »
Can't be done then, guys?  :-\  I still love you, regardless.

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