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I am refreshing a laptop from my father-in-law that had Vista 32 on it. He upgraded to a new desktop system and wants me to re-purpose it for my niece and nephew (9 and 10 years old).

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~ $ inxi -Fxz
System:    Host: Peppermint10R Kernel: 5.3.0-28-generic x86_64 bits: 64 gcc: 7.4.0 Desktop: N/A
           Distro: Peppermint Ten
Machine:   Device: laptop System: TOSHIBA product: Satellite A215 v: PSAEGU-03801J serial: N/A
           Mobo: TOSHIBA model: IALAA v: 1.00 serial: N/A BIOS: TOSHIBA v: V2.30 date: 01/15/2010
Battery    BAT1: charge: 46.2 Wh 78.0% condition: 59.2/59.2 Wh (100%)
           model: TOSHIBA PA3457U status: Charging
           hidpp__0: charge: N/A condition: NA/NA Wh
           model: Logitech Wireless Mouse MX Master status: Discharging
CPU:       Dual core AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile TL-60 (-MCP-) arch: K8 rev.F+ cache: 1024 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 svm) bmips: 7980
           clock speeds: max: 2000 MHz 1: 1600 MHz 2: 1600 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] RS690M [Radeon Xpress 1200/1250/1270]
           bus-ID: 01:05.0
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.20.5 )
           drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1280x800@59.91hz
           OpenGL: renderer: ATI RS690 version: 2.1 Mesa 19.2.8 Direct Render: Yes
Audio:     Card Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:14.2
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k5.3.0-28-generic
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL810xE PCIE Fast Ethernet controller
           driver: r8169 port: a000 bus-ID: 0e:00.0
           IF: enp14s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Qualcomm Atheros AR242x / AR542x Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express)
           driver: ath5k bus-ID: 14:00.0
           IF: wlp20s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 240.1GB (3.3% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: SanDisk_SDSSDX24 size: 240.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 220G used: 7.4G (4%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 41.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 177 Uptime: 1 min Memory: 329.3/2865.3MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 7.4.0 Client: Shell (bash 4.4.201) inxi: 2.3.56

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Such sad news. He was one of the most helpful and friendly linux representatives I have come across. He will be greatly missed. Condolences to all he knew.

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Here is a slightly older comment on the issue by one of the developers over at Linux Mint.

The head developer Clem over there had a comment as well in one of the monthly blogs he writes, but I forget which, IIRC he claims snaps are more of a security risk, so by default he only added flatpak support to Mint.

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General Discussion / Re: Snow falling on the forum.
« on: January 02, 2020, 07:59:47 pm »
Great job!

It might give me a chance to use the snowblower I spent alot of time performing maintenance on and upgrading.

Happy New Year Everyone!

 :D

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What are you running Peppermint on? / Re: Wife at last!
« on: June 02, 2019, 07:35:47 am »
I join you all in sympathy!

I have to pay for windows security programs, perform the updates and do the defrags on all the machines she uses. She just won't consider changing at all. But I won't deny she takes good care of me so I just do what I must to keep her happy.

Pepp On everybody!  :D

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Hardware / Re: Webcam working then stops
« on: March 02, 2019, 07:17:18 am »
I have purchased Sandisk Ultra USB 3.0 thumb drives, and noticed a massive increase in speed when writing .iso files for testing distros. That led me to a Corsair GTX 3.1 thumb drive with 440MBs read / write speeds near the same as internal SSDs. Well worth the expense if you run an OS off of a thumb drive.

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Software & Applications / Re: Adding/installing Grub?
« on: January 24, 2019, 09:03:33 am »
Late to the show, I know.

It is likely the chipset driver is wrong. I have moved Win 7 drives from one mobo to another successfully,  but they were in the same chipset family.

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What are you running Peppermint on? / Re: Lenovo X1 Carbon 2nd Gen
« on: July 17, 2018, 06:28:44 pm »
And How! You opened Pandora's box there. But we do what we must.

 :D

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What are you running Peppermint on? / Re: Lenovo X1 Carbon 2nd Gen
« on: July 16, 2018, 05:48:29 pm »
I can't convince my wife to let me install to her 3rd gen X1 Carbon. She is just "used" to windows and uses proprietary software as a professor at a college. I don't give up, but about 4 years worth and she is holding tight to her windows.  :(

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Hardware / Re: Can't adjust brightness, particularly with Fn keys.
« on: July 07, 2018, 07:03:46 pm »
Okay, I do not see a brightness slider. I believe you mean via the battery icon when you right click? When I right click the battery icon I see:

Asustek Asus battery (my laptop)
Anywhere MX (my mouse)
Presentation mode
Power manager settings

In the Xfce power manager's 4 tabs I do not see a brightness slider at all. I do not see the brightness adjust bar at all as I did with no apparent response via PM 8 Respin as I had indicated in my first post in this thread.

Any more suggestions?

P.S. I see the battery icon is the Power Manager via the add new items to the panel.

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Hardware / Re: Can't adjust brightness, particularly with Fn keys.
« on: July 07, 2018, 03:51:44 pm »
You know, I am not sure it is even there, I am not home now to look, but I will look in an hour or two and reply again.

Thanks for the time to assist!

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Hardware / Re: Can't adjust brightness, particularly with Fn keys.
« on: July 06, 2018, 07:13:49 pm »
Well, it seems the issue persists as noted above, except it is with Peppermint 9 instead of PM 8 respin. I have a new inxi:

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sarge@GL502VMK-PM9 ~ $ inxi -Fxz
System:    Host: GL502VMK-PM9 Kernel: 4.15.0-23-generic x86_64 bits: 64 gcc: 7.3.0
           Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Nine
Machine:   Device: laptop System: ASUSTeK product: GL502VMK v: 1.0 serial: N/A
           Mobo: ASUSTeK model: GL502VMK v: 1.0 serial: N/A
           UEFI: American Megatrends v: GL502VMK.305 date: 07/03/2017
Battery    BAT0: charge: 61.5 Wh 100.1% condition: 61.5/64.4 Wh (95%)
           model: ASUSTeK ASUS status: Discharging
           hidpp__0: charge: 85% condition: NA/NA Wh
           model: Logitech Anywhere MX status: Discharging
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i7-7700HQ (-MT-MCP-)
           arch: Skylake rev.9 cache: 6144 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 22464
           clock speeds: max: 3800 MHz 1: 2310 MHz 2: 3208 MHz 3: 3369 MHz
           4: 3167 MHz 5: 3244 MHz 6: 2968 MHz 7: 3151 MHz 8: 3186 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GP106M [GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile] bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 )
           drivers: nvidia (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa,nouveau)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.02hz
           OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GTX 1060/PCIe/SSE2
           version: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 390.48 Direct Render: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel CM238 HD Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1f.3
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-23-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel Wireless 8260 driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 03:00.0
           IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCIE Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: d000 bus-ID: 04:00.0
           IF: enp4s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1512.3GB (4.8% used)
           ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 model: Samsung_SSD_960_PRO_512GB size: 512.1GB
           ID-2: /dev/sda model: SanDisk_SDSSDH31 size: 1000.2GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 29G used: 5.3G (20%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p6
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 26.21GB used: 0.00GB (0%)
           fs: swap dev: /dev/nvme0n1p9
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 53.5C mobo: N/A gpu: 0.0:49C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 230 Uptime: 16 min Memory: 1315.8/24057.3MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 7.3.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.4.191) inxi: 2.3.56

I can use xrandr to reduce brightness, but I must apply at each boot, and would prefer settings to retain brightness across boots and be easily adjusted.

Thanks for any replies!

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Installation in UEFI mode will) by default install grub to the first efi system partition it finds in drive search order. If you install to sdb and tell the installer to use sdb for grub, but it finds the efi on sda, it WILL add grub to that efi, not the sdb efi. It is a "feature" of UEFI install by design.

So it will install to the win bootloader partition, but it will work fine, when the external drive is hooked up to the USB port.

It will do the same with an installation to the internal SSD.

I have seen issues related to the fast boot option needing to be turned off in windows and the UEFI, along with turning off secure boot in UEFI.

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Hardware / Re: Can't adjust brightness, particularly with Fn keys.
« on: June 22, 2018, 03:21:08 pm »
Peppermint 9 is already out Sgthawker.

Thanks, PCNetSpec, I just downloaded it and will give it a try.

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Hardware / Re: Can't adjust brightness, particularly with Fn keys.
« on: June 21, 2018, 06:31:10 pm »
 :)

Thanks for the reply. Waiting patiently for P-9.

 8)

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