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Mate ! How did you manage to make the panel and all look so awesome ??? What tweak tool did you use ?

General Discussion / Re: Females using Peppermint ?
« on: February 05, 2017, 08:57:25 am »
Good for you, zebedeeboss !

This is getting a little bit off-topic but anyways .....

Yes hardware awareness may play a part at how your system works. Of course. For example from my experience I had a lot of difficulties with getting my laptop making friends with Ubuntu 16.10. My laptop has all the bits inside with AMD mark on it and I learnt that Ubuntu 16.04 and 16.10 work well with AMD computers but only with specific models. As you can guess my bits weren't on the list and therefore my laptop experienced hiccups. (Had to switch from Ubuntu 16.10 to P7 'coz eventually I got this warning on the screen after installing all updates saying "An internal error occurred" and that was it . But quite frankly I don't really mind 'coz I learn loads along the way and that what really counts.

What supports what I'm saying here is also the fact the this forum is overflowing with people asking for an advice how to make P7 work. What workaround they should try and what command in terminal might help to fix the issue. Thank goodness for the forum ! I've found so many helpful contributors namely Mark Greaves from top of my head.

So yeah I dare to say you're lucky fella  ;)

General Discussion / Re: Females using Peppermint ?
« on: February 05, 2017, 07:05:51 am »
Good talk lady & gents ......   :)

Let me just ask you LNXlady .. since you're running P7 did you have to tweak your system before you got it working the way you want ? Meaning .... it's a general knowledge that unlike Windows Linux does deal with incompatibilities with computer's hardware. Simply 'coz the crushing majority of computers on the market are designed to be operated under Windows. And Linux devs do their best to share their knowledge on how to eliminate those bugs.

Was your P7 up and ready out of the box or did you have to play with the terminal a bit to get it in shape  ?

General Discussion / Re: Females using Peppermint ?
« on: February 05, 2017, 04:51:38 am »
Just to make things clear .... I didn't mean to offend females and I hope <em>nobody</em> got it that way.

I only expressed my amazement about the fact that friend of mine met females who seem to have greater knowledge and skill in computing than him 'coz in a last fifteen years of my interest in computing that never happened to me. I think I'll be very pleasantly surprised when I strike up a random conversation about IT and some female will have something to say to it. Wonderful day everyone !

General Discussion / Re: Females using Peppermint ?
« on: February 02, 2017, 01:18:44 pm »
Mark ... I just noticed you've got ICQ contact listed here. Are you really using ICQ ? I was using ICQ like 10 years ago. Inevitably it got replaced but I loved it. Although it is still available to download and use I wonder how many people actually actively using it for everyday communication in 2017.

General Discussion / Re: Females using Peppermint ?
« on: February 02, 2017, 01:02:10 pm »
Friend of mine study CS in uni and he says some females are better at coding than he is ! He said sometimes HE is asking THEM questions. My jaw dropped when he said that to me. So I'm happy it slowly gets better. Very very very and one more time very slowly it gets better.  :)

General Discussion / Re: Females using Peppermint ?
« on: February 02, 2017, 04:37:39 am »
Interesting video. The truth may lie somewhere along the lines mentioned in the video that "people tell stories to themselves". When I was growing up I overheard so many times somebody saying that "computers are for boys". Never realised that if ladies hear this often enough throughout their lives they will start believe in it regardless if it's bs or not.

On the other hand when you think about it nowadays literally everybody owns a laptop. Whether it's a Windows PC, Chromebook (Linux), Macbook or my personal favourite Linux.
And from what I get to see every day all ladies own a laptop too. Not just men. But majority of women (disclaimer: I said majority not all)  use laptop just to scroll through Facebook or Instagram or to binge on YouTube. They usually don't care how it all works "under the hood".They usually don't realise what a great opportunity they have to learn amazing skill and potentially ... (well I should say likely) they can develop something cool by themselves. When it comes to programming there's no limit. And you don't have to blow your wallet on coding courses to learn. Research says that 80 % of all software engineers are self-made. Very small percentage of programmers have a formal education related to CS.

In the past I watched some videos on YouTube where female programmers were PROMOTING coding to women. I thought what a great idea ! And I shared the video on socials as well so it may inspire some females in my circles. And those women were genuinely passionate about coding.  Some women got inspired indeed. But the percentage of women who's really interested in computing / coding is still very low. Somewhere around 2 or 3 % which only covers the bottom of the graph.

Also I suppose you need to allow yourself to be a "nerd". Who says being a "nerd" is a bad thing ??? Sadly you can see plenty examples of computer geeks to be portrayed in movies as the weird, socially awkward individuals which again ... ain't true !  (computer geek being a weirdo = false)   (as a matter of fact one of my fav movies is "The Social Network")
And so is on socials. Sometimes I see non-flattering jokes on programmers in my Google+ feed. It's just makes my head shaking. I guess it all boils down to how do you find building programs ? Interesting ? Boring ? Inspiring ? Engaging ? Those 2 or 3 % of ladies in CS find it very interesting and coding and coding their heads off regardless what other women think of them !
And who knows some day that "weird" lady probably will create software that will work with some medical device and will help save some human lives in the future.

The program GPs use ? The program grocery stores use to check your shopping out ? Your Android, iOS, Windows 10 phone ? Programs astronauts use ? All that was created by a programmer.

Wow ... what a long post .... Mark out ....

Software & Applications / Re: System volume maxed out after each reboot
« on: January 28, 2017, 02:06:39 pm »
Nope ... no change .... still maxed out after restart. Thanks for trying though.

Software & Applications / Re: Machine won't wake up from suspension
« on: January 28, 2017, 02:02:26 pm »
I followed the steps and now the display resolution was out of whack after reboot. Then I rebooted again and resolution was back to normal however the edited grub didn't survive a reboot as you predicted.

Software & Applications / Machine won't wake up from suspension
« on: January 27, 2017, 12:49:58 pm »
Not really sure if this is a sw or hw issue thus my apologies if this topic is placed in a wrong category.

The problem is my desktop never wakes up from suspension. Always have to power it off the hard way and power it back on in order to be able to work with it again.

Do you know any workaround ?

Software & Applications / System volume maxed out after each reboot
« on: January 27, 2017, 12:45:32 pm »
To all Pep 7 fans and kung-fu-like masters :)  does anyone know how to set up the system volume ? System volume on my Dell desktop machine keeps resetting to 100 after each reboot. Is there a way how to set it up lower ?

I found this related topic,4411.msg43952.html#msg43952  however it's without a solution.

LOL ... did you notice that I typed "People like you" with that I subtly acknowledged others too. All of you who are ranked as "hero" "veteran" and alike should pursue career at Ubuntu ....

PCNetSpec or simply Mark, do you work in Ubuntu development or something ? People like you should work at Canonical !

sudo rm -v /usr/share/applications/eclipse.desktop

Maaaan ! You're a magician ! So thankful I was already bracing myself for reinstalling the os again 'coz I didn't want to deal with this all day. Thank you Mark ! ! !

It spits out:

eclipse.desktop      //and the word eclipse is red.

That's how it's showing up in the menu.

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