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Software & Applications / Re: openvpn
« on: December 27, 2017, 05:06:46 pm »
As stated in my previous post, I was able to add and configure OpenVPN.

However the kernel and version update did not go through and errored out, this issue has not been fixed.

The output of commang df -h is:

Filesystem                       Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
udev                             3.9G     0  3.9G   0% /dev
tmpfs                            794M   18M  776M   3% /run
/dev/mapper/peppermint--vg-root  909G  820G   44G  96% /
tmpfs                            3.9G  152M  3.8G   4% /dev/shm
tmpfs                            5.0M  4.0K  5.0M   1% /run/lock
tmpfs                            3.9G     0  3.9G   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
/dev/sda1                        472M  444M  3.7M 100% /boot
tmpfs                            794M   24K  794M   1% /run/user/1000
/dev/sdb1                        932G  899G   33G  97% /media/z/0b8e1e18-4fee-4d69-8abd-ea446480661d


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Software & Applications / Re: openvpn
« on: December 27, 2017, 05:00:04 pm »

Thanks for your help. Nice Wheel of Time signature, btw.

I have actually gotten this to work, and was able to setup an OpenVPN connection.

What was confusing is that in the VPN Connections submenu in the Network Manager, the only option was greyed out. I had to Edit Connections and Add a connection, and specify it as OpenVPN, which is different than what the instructions I had stated as the process. In the end, I got it to work.

Thanks again for your help, cheers.

Hello there.

I'm a peppermint 8 user, but I'll try to help you, even thought my skills are quite limited too... (and it is possible that I'm not 100% accurate).

How are you trying to start openvpn?

Usually you run it through the network manager (the icon sitting in your task manager).

Have you tried to open it and set a new VPN connection?

Enviado de meu Quantum Fly usando Tapatalk

Software & Applications / openvpn
« on: December 24, 2017, 02:00:56 pm »
I am running Peppermint Linux 7.

When I attempt to install openvpn client I receive error 1. I installed via the terminal. The Package Manager shows that openvpn is installed, but it will not launch.

I also receive an error when I attempt to boot to the most recent version of the kernel/ Peppermint. The boot screen states that there is an error with the partition on my hard drive. When I attempt to boot to the previous iteration, 0.72, the OS boots fine.

New Users / Re: Dim screen after lock (Solved)
« on: October 13, 2016, 09:37:31 am »
Sounds like a CCR song...

New Users / Re: Dim screen after lock (Solved)
« on: October 12, 2016, 07:21:14 am »
I was able to get this to work with the xfce, (built in), Power Manager, by setting Blank after to Never and Switch off after to my desired time after I want my screen to go dark, on the Display Tab.

Just for anyone wondering, this does not shut down your computer, it turns off your display, darks your screen.


New Users / Re: Dim screen after lock
« on: October 11, 2016, 08:01:09 am »
Hi Andy,

Going pretty well, I'm liking a lot about Peppermint 7, just not the xfce Power Manager, currently.

Thanks for your suggestion on using the Mate Power Manager, I'll look into it.


New Users / Re: Dim screen after lock
« on: October 11, 2016, 07:41:21 am »
Thought this was Solved in knowing about the Power Manager settings, but unfortunately, the display blank setting is not working for me.

The display will dim after inactivity but will not blank, these are different settings on the Display tab of the Power Manager.

For Plugge in, my settings are: Blank --> 5 minutes,  Put to sleep after --> Never,  Switch off after --> Never.

I am running Peppermint 7 64-bit on an HP Elitebook 8760W.

Any insights?


New Users / Re: Dim screen after lock
« on: October 10, 2016, 01:27:26 pm »
But isn't it only "on all the time" because you've not told it to either dim or go to sleep in the power manager ?

It's much easier to install applications than uninstall them so we don't install anything locally out of the box that doesn't fulfil a necessary system function, anything else is a USER decision  (that's the Peppermint ethos in a nutshell) .. things like screensavers no longer fulfil a necessary function.

As I said, you can easily set the powermanager to dim/blank the screen after an inactivity timeout if you wish.

I agree with much in the ethos.

Ah, I missed the power manager setting, so that asnswers my question and fills my need.


New Users / Re: Dim screen after lock
« on: October 10, 2016, 12:13:48 pm »
Thanks for your response.

That's a bummer. I have Peppermint installed on a laptop, so It's not like I'm going to burnout a CRT, but wha's the purpose in a screen that is on all of the time?

Sounds like a feature that would be helpful to have implemented.

Artwork, Themes, and Icons / Re: Conky 1.10.1 / Conkywx 5.0.0-1
« on: October 10, 2016, 10:49:51 am »
Thanks to VinDSL for the work put in on the custom Conky/ Conkywx.

I have looked at That being said, the start of the post is nearly 5 years old. For example, it looks as though Conkywx 5 now includes the required fonts.

Would it be possible to get an up to date concise step by step set of instructions for installation and configuration?

Killer custom implementation of Conky!


New Users / Dim screen after lock (Solved)
« on: October 10, 2016, 08:14:07 am »
Is there a way to dim, (make it go dark), the screen after locking the desktop, user account? If so, how?  I do see the type password to login screen, but that screen stays displayed.

Also, are there any screensavers included?


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