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New Users / Re: P10 Different wallpapers on each workspace ?
« on: June 19, 2020, 07:03:26 am »
Thank you very much for the replies.

I only use 1 monitor.
The scripts don't work.
I tried several scripts which I found on ubuntu-users and on other linux-forums. They don't work as they should.
Some are for MATE, some for Cinnamon  desktops and none does work properly in P10.

Therefore I am using LinuxMint Xfce in my daily work. There it is absolutely no problem to get different wallpapers on each workspace.
I can have them change the wallpaper in defined time spans. 

I understand that this cannot be done in Peppermint and other distros, so I let it rest.

Maybe there will be a solution in the future.

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New Users / P10 Different wallpapers on each workspace ? (ABANDONED)
« on: June 13, 2020, 11:23:31 am »
Is there a way to have different wallpapers on each workspace  in Peppermint 10  ?

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Software & Applications / Re: P8 : Browsers crash all the time
« on: June 30, 2017, 10:01:22 pm »
sudo dmidecode -t 16
Code: [Select]
# dmidecode 3.0
Getting SMBIOS data from sysfs.
SMBIOS 2.6 present.

Handle 0x0021, DMI type 16, 15 bytes
Physical Memory Array
Location: System Board Or Motherboard
Use: System Memory
Error Correction Type: None
Maximum Capacity: 8 GB
Error Information Handle: Not Provided
Number Of Devices: 4

Thanks to all.

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Software & Applications / Re: P8 : Browsers crash all the time
« on: June 30, 2017, 10:28:05 am »
@AndyInMokum
your suggestions saved me a lot of time. I thank you very much for that.
And I was lucky because the first memory card I removed was the bad one.
So when I booted the PC with only the second card  the problems with the browsers were gone.

I did a memtest on that card too and it found zero errors.

I can live with 4 GB RAM.

@cavy
I have a Dell Inspiron 560 and there are 4 slots for memory cards on the motherboard.
This is the card:   Corsair XMS3  DDR3   4GB

Since there are 4 slots which look identical, I guess that I could have 4 such cards, each 4 GB =  total of 16 GB

I don't know the specifications of the PC. I bought it on ebay. The seller configured the Dell individually, maybe he put a new motherboard into it, I don't know.

Anyway, the best price for a new 4GB Corsair is half of the price of the PC.
 

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Software & Applications / Re: P8 : Browsers crash all the time
« on: June 28, 2017, 03:04:51 pm »
Now the same thing happened in Win10.
Browsers crashed.

Then suddenly Win10 crashed and showed me a blue screen where I discovered  a message like this:
"Faulty hardware corrupted page"

Then Win10 shut down and restarted the PC.
I tried to boot P8, but it did not boot.
I had to take away the power from the PC to restart it.

In the grub-menu I clicked on Memtest86  something.
Now the memtest ist running  ( I write this message from my Laptop ) and the error count is at 98
It shows failing addresses in red . 
Ok, the error-count is now at 102.

Cores :  1 Active

It looks like the  RAM is bad.  Never had such a problem before. Don´t know what to do.

I am able to open the PC and I have changed haddrives and cleaned the PC, but never repaired the RAM.

I think I have a lot of searching coming along. On youtube or other websites.  How to test the RAM and how to identify which RAM-slot is bad  and things like that.

But it is late here and I have to get up early, so I stop for tonight.

Thanks for all the comments.

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Software & Applications / Re: P8 : Browsers crash all the time
« on: June 28, 2017, 02:24:22 pm »
It is worse than I thought.

Now all browsers ( Firefox,  Opera and Slimjet ) crash in Linux Mint Xfce too. The same thing as in P8.

Slimjet is based on chrome, like Opera is.

How can there be not enough RAM ?
My PC has 8 GB RAM.

Right now I write this comment in Win10.
Here Opera and Slimjet did not crash yet, but I don´t trust it because that seemed to be the case in Linux Mint Xfce too.

@cave,
I have 3 OS installed, yes.  Peppermint-8 ,  Linux Mint 18.1. Xfce and Windows10.
When I boot, the grub-menu appears and I can select which OS I want to boot.
I have had such  multiple OS installed since years and never had problems, sometimes up to 8 OS .
BTW, I did all your instructions in P8 and Mint ( reduced the swappiness exactly as  you said ).

This PC ran without problems since a few days ago.
All browsers worked without crashes.

Now they all crash in P8 and Mint Xfce. Not yet in Windows10.

I have no idea what happens here. Cannot be software, must be hardware problems I guess.


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Software & Applications / Re: P8 : Browsers crash all the time
« on: June 27, 2017, 12:57:33 pm »
Sorry cavy and PCNetSpec,
I was in town and had no access to the PC for several hours.

@cavy
right now I am running Mint Xfce where no such problem exists. All browsers work without any crashes.

@PCNetSpec
I have Mint 18.1.  Xfce installed.
In all browsers I disable hardware acceleration because I read somewhere that it causes problems.

My own thoughts so far:
P8 was running perfectly until a few days ago, when suddenly - maybe after software update - all browsers had new tabs crashing like described.

It is impossible to work with such a behavior of browsers.

I am planning to make a new installation of P8 tomorrow or the next few days when I find time.
I have no nerves nor do I have the knowledge to search for the possible errors or virus or whatever might cause this strange behavior.

Nobody else has this problem, so something must be broken in my own P8 installation and usually such problems are gone with a new installation.

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Software & Applications / Re: P8 : Browsers crash all the time
« on: June 27, 2017, 05:38:33 am »
Code: [Select]
cat /proc/sys/vm/swappiness
60

cat /proc/sys/vm/vfs_cache_pressure
100


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Software & Applications / Re: P8 : Browsers crash all the time
« on: June 27, 2017, 05:23:33 am »
"Crash" means:
I click on a bookmark for a website. A new tab opens and the website begins to load.
For a few seconds the website is there, pictures and text etc  or  a youtube-video is starting to play,
then this tab crashes.
The website disappears and there is an error message like:
Sorry, the website crashed.   you have the option to load it again or to send an error-report ( it doesn't say where it will be sent).

When I click on "reload" , the website is loading, everything is there, then after one or 3 seconds the website disappears again and the same procedure happens.

Sometimes the tab crashes so fast that I cannot even click on "play" on youtube.

I never had such a behavior, neither in Windows nor in Linux.
Therefore I don't know what to do.

Right now I am not in P-8 but in  Linux Mint ( I have Win10, P8 and Mint Xfce  installed  and can choose at start from the grub-menu which one I want to boot ) .

In Mint Xfce I have no crashes. All 3 browsers work without crashes as it was the case in P-8 before the mess started there.

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Software & Applications / P8 : Browsers crash all the time (SOLVED)
« on: June 27, 2017, 01:44:52 am »
Since a few days something strange and very disturbing happens on my P8-desktop:

In all browsers ( I use Firefox, Opera and Slimjet ) every few seconds or minutes the actual tab crashes.

First I noticed it when playing youtube-videos, but then it happened in normal websites too.

I am tempted to re-install either all browsers or P-8 because I cannot and will not live with this problem.
In each website I must be afraid that it will crash.

Am I the only one ?

And does anybody have any idea how to fix this terrible glitch ?

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New Users / Re: Desktop folder in /home is locked
« on: June 04, 2017, 01:33:10 am »
Thank you pemartins.
It is my /home partition where the desktop folder is in, so I don't need to mount it, it is mounted already.
More precise:  I installed P8 in a partition  "/" without making a separate /home partition, so the home-directory is within the root partition which is mounted when I start Peppermint.

But I stumbled over a menu when I right-clicked the desktop-folder where I was able to change the permission from "read only" to "write and read".  Without sudo command, without terminal use, just right-clicking on the folder.

Now I can delete files in the desktop folder.

Problem solved.

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New Users / Desktop folder in /home is locked (SOLVED)
« on: June 04, 2017, 12:08:49 am »
I created a DATA partition and made symlinks to it.
That works fine, but now my desktop folder in my home-directory is locked.
I cannot delete files there anymore.

How can I unlock it ?

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New Users / Re: P-8 No logout menu
« on: May 31, 2017, 03:07:11 am »
Thanks for all the good advice.

I will mark the thread as SOLVED.

I will reinstall P8 and not include that other /home partition again.


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New Users / Re: P-8 No logout menu
« on: May 31, 2017, 02:52:20 am »
Thanks, I added something too above your last posting.

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It's NOT a good idea to keep a /home partition from another version/distro without creating a NEW user account .. this was explained in the release notes
Thanks for the hint.
I usually do not read release notes, because I don't understand much of it.

But I stumbled over some postings in different forums where they said it is better to install linux only on /root  partition and not having a separate /home  partition anyways.  I gradually do this when I am testing a new distribution.

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If you don't want to reinstall, your best bet would be to create a NEW user account with a different name, make it an administrator, then copy across your user files and possibly the .mozilla directory (and whatever config folders opera and skype use).

But by keeping a home folder from a previous installation you denied the OS the opportunity to copy the config files it needed.
Now I understand better.
I messed it up and thought: "Funny, they forgot the logout menu in P8."

Maybe I will reinstall P8 .
But I must admit that I did not manage to edit the second panel at the bottom of the screen. It is something like Plank.
So I deleted the second panel, it takes space away from my screen.

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New Users / Re: P-8 No logout menu
« on: May 31, 2017, 02:41:04 am »
Did you keep a home partition from a previous installation ?
Yes, I did.
Must be the reason for the missing logout-menu, I guess.

I thought: "Well, all the settings in firefox, slimjet and Opera and skype etc.  are there. It saves me much time to keep the /home partition."

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have you ed using the panel reset function in the settings panel ?
No, I did not try that.
And now I have all the apps as starter-buttons in the panel, which I need :  thunderbird, skype, slimjet, firefox, terminal, Nemo etc.  and I am afraid they will disappear when I reset the settings panel.

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