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New Users / Re: Can't Seem to Zoom in (Alt + ScrollWheel)
« on: November 29, 2016, 03:52:15 pm »
Awww. :( Thanks for the reply. Guess I'll look into an alternative.


Looks like kmag will do the trick, or until I cave and try ezoom. Hope this helps someone else.

New Users / Can't Seem to Zoom in (Alt + ScrollWheel) (SOLVED)
« on: November 29, 2016, 03:42:15 pm »
I've looked elsewhere on the site and found threads that indicated you could use Alt + ScrollWheel but I've tried that and nothing happens. I'd love to be able to zoom in for when I use a screen recorder. As it says over to the left, I'm using PeppermintOS 7 and 64-bit. I'm using the default xfwm4 window manager, if that helps. I'm using compton though, so hopefully that isn't interfering. :\ I can't be without compton! xD It does away with screen tearing and adds some nice subtle effects.

Good point, but I think it's safe to say y'all know exactly which one I was referring to. lol It also can mean polycistic ovary syndrome, and AA can mean both alcoholics anonymous and a type of battery, so ... you know. lol I'll remember that elsewhere though, just in-case someone thinks I'm talking about a palm operating system, whatever that is. 8P Haha

As a really crappy workaround, you could run the mobile or touch version of Facebook.

I love using those on the PC. I think it's neat having them in a sidebar on the browser. xD Probably not what you're after, but I thought it was worth a try.

Oh sorry, I didn't realise that was there already. In the thread you made, you said it's for AMD (presumably GPU) users, but I'm on an ASUS 760 OC by nVidia. It sounds like it's just a universal problem with Steam's launcher and the Ubuntu-based distros. I am using the propriety display driver though, ... I don't wanna lose that because I get better performance with it. xD

I'm so glad this solution exists, because I was losing my mind trying to sort it. I tried the deb from their site and the one from the standard repositories. I tried removing and autoremoving Steam, then uninstalling. I tried looking for and removing files myself. I tried purging Steam then autoremoving and then installing. I tried sudo apt-get install --reinstall steam -y and still no dice. I was about out of ideas. lol

Just posting this to help others that want to use Steam as I do. B)

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find $HOME/.steam/root/ubuntu12_32/steam-runtime/*/usr/lib/ -name "" -exec mv "{}" "{}.bak" \; -print

Paste that into the Terminal. First it finds the file, and if it finds it, it executes the move command of the given file's name, in order to rename the file with a .bak extension, thus getting it out of the way. It should work after that, as it did for me. IF you don't wanna use the command, browse there yourself, by the Terminal or the file manager, and rename the file yourself. I'd suggest against deleting it in-case it's later needed. I found this command on the Mint forum while searching for a solution to this problem with Steam's Ubuntu launcher. xD

GL and happy gaming.

General Discussion / Re: Why I Love PeppermintOS 7
« on: November 14, 2016, 03:32:09 pm »
I like the replies. B)

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echo "This bash script will display the percentage of a given number."
read -p "What is the scale? " scale
read -p "What is the larger number? " larger
read -p "What is the smaller number? " smaller
echo "scale=$scale;$larger/$smaller" | bc
echo "End."

This is another reason I love Linux. I've been getting into scripting lately, as you can just do so much with it, things I'd love to add. So, I wanted a quick and easy way to figure out the percentage of something. I went with what I could find online, which is scale= and piping into bc. I figured I'd add some variables and read prompts. It works. B) Once I've set up an alias or something, it'll be even easier to run! Saves remembering a longer command (I'll get around to that some day, but for now I wanted something quick and accessible) and saves messing with the calculator or using some echo $(( math question )) stuff on the CLI.

So in short: you can script all sorts of awesome stuff and run it like a program.

Speaking of low memory usage, my installation uses only 295MB of RAM. lol That's with just f.lux and two Terminal windows open. (default DE, panel, and file manager) I have 10GB of RAM, so I don't think I'll be running out of RAM any time soon. xD I often sudo service lightdm stop when in tty1 because I love the terminal and don't want to be distracted by the GUI. Plus it discourages using the mouse and stuff. So, when I do that it's 110MB. xD I'm sure I could get that even lower by disabling f.lux, which isn't used outside of x.

General Discussion / Why I Love PeppermintOS 7
« on: November 14, 2016, 01:39:32 am »
Yep. Thought I'd share why:

→ It's fun!

→ It's the most stable Linux OS I've ever used.

→ My first experience of LXDE, and I love it.

→ My first experience of Nemo and I love it too.

→ Finally, black theming that works and looks delicious. To be fair though, Mint 18 looks sweet, IMO. (still prefer POS7)

→ It's really, really fast. So fast I sometimes feel like I'm using my SSD.

→ I get to not use Windows. I like Windows, generally speaking, I just don't like the company behind it.

→ I'm learning a skill or two: effectively using a CLI (on a whole new level than MS-DOS) and scripting.

→ Did I mention it's fun? Granted, it's also easy to get sucked in, ... I've definitely lost sleep obsessing over Linux commands and stuff.

→ Due to PeppermintOS 7's stability, I've been able to finally, truly enjoy and explore Linux.

→ More RAM for virtual machines.

That's all I can think of right now. How about you?



Thank you for the explanations guys. I'm really excited to see what POS8  offers, and I've only just gotten into POS7!  xD


That site says it's based off Lubuntu (I'm guessing that means light Ubuntu) yet elsewhere I'm seeing Ubuntu (16.0.4) so I'm a bit confuzzled.

As for the LTS thing, I guess the question there is self-explanatory. 8P It certainly looks like it is, from what I've seen online, but I've not found anything that concretely says "Yes, it has LTS." and also, how long that'll be. I just love PeppermintOS 7 and wanna use it for a long time. 8)

I hope it's okay that I asked two questions here. I didn't want to create thread clutter when one thread would suffice.

Installation / Re: Peppermint 7 Installer troubles
« on: November 09, 2016, 12:22:17 pm »
I hope you don't mind me adding something...

I read somewhere that "Unetbootin doesn't currently have a working profile for Peppermint 7." Hopefully it will eventually. 8)

New Users / Re: partioning peppermint
« on: November 09, 2016, 12:06:48 pm »
Also, when using dd in a command.  Please warn the users to be very careful when using dd.  It's very unforgiving and the tiniest mistake can have devastating consequences to your system.  We've a lot of new users and it's very important they're aware of the perils of using dd - many thanks  ;)


I once messed around with DD while trying to back up a drive. I wasn't too great with Linux at the time (not that I'm fantastic now xD) and had no idea it meant "Destroy Disk". I was following a post online. I proceeded to unknowingly erase my entire 1TB external HDD on which I had all my music, my diary, pictures, videos, a backup of an old website I used to run, a huge library of software and game backups, and God only knows what else. Devastating is about right. I won't be forgetting that dreadful feeling anytime soon. 8(

Software & Applications / Re: Netflix
« on: November 09, 2016, 11:39:20 am »
Hi. So at least Chrome works natively; that's cool, thanks. When someone mentioned Chrome beforehand, I thought they were referring to Chromium, as I didn't think Chrome was officially supported on Linux--oops.

Netflix actually apparently does work with Chromium, but, similar to Firefox needing UAControl, Chromium needs something called "User Agent Switcher" and then you'd need to select "Windows Firefox 15" from its preferences. I'm sure 15 would be incredibly outdated now, since Firefox is on 49.0.2 at least from what I can see, but no doubt selecting a more appropriate option would suffice.

I probably should've tried Chrome, but I guess it's moot now that I have it working on Firefox and am watching Fresh Meat on it right now. 8D Hopefully this'll help the OP as well.

Software & Applications / Re: Netflix
« on: November 08, 2016, 08:19:14 pm »
I wanted to update with a solution, in-case someone else stumbles across this thread:

I was able to get Netflix to work in Firefox. The reason it wasn't working--and no, it wasn't because of Java--was because Netflix isn't designed to natively pick up Linux, it seems. I had to install a browser extension called UAControl, in order to pretend Netflix is being used by Firefox running on an NT system. I've no clue why Netflix are so damn picky, but that's how it went down.

Two issues came up, but were easily solvable:

1) Using a dual monitor set up, as I am, meant I was unable to watch stuff on the right monitor while simultaneously doing stuff on the left monitor. Reason being, the background was showing through the player, thanks to Peppermint's default transparency on inactive windows. Not a problem! Not really. I just disabled the transparency. It'd be nice to have that on an app-to-app basis, and I don't doubt that's possible, but this is fine. I'm happy with it for the time being.

2) By default, on Windows, Silverlight (or in this case, Pipelight) doesn't keep the media as fullscreen when you click away on, for example, a different monitor. I was able to fix that by bringing up the old Silverlight options interface, or something along those lines, then to enable an option to keep it in fullscreen. Unfortunately, I can no longer remember how on Earth I discovered that menu. :( If I remember or stumble across it again, I'll hopefully remember to edit this thread with that info.

So far, Netflix is behaving. I did have one Firefox crash, but I think that was a result of UAControl, because Netflix wasn't working properly, but then I disabled it, and it continued to work. By Netflix, in this case, I'm referring to the little boxes denoting the various films and programmes, not the playback itself. Each one refused to expand showing more information. I managed to sort it by editing the UAControl setting for Netflix to the version of Firefox that I'm actually using, which is 49, whereas before it was something in the early 20s, I believe.

Funnily enough, I did try Chromium but it still didn't work, and from looking into it, it seems I would still have needed a Chromium-appropriate version of UAControl in order to get Netflix to work, which is why I decided to just persevere with Firefox.

I've seen the autoresponse before and appreciate the need to share that info in many situations. I did however ignore it in this case, as I don't see it being important what my system specs are and what-not. If you think they're needed, I can post them.

Hi Slim,

Okidoke, I didn't know that about Java and JavaScript; I thought one was just a shorter way of saying it. So with this in mind, how can I get Java to run? As in... "Java" that lets me use Java-based applications and things on the browser that use Java, as is in Windows? That was my target. :)

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