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I've installed Peppermint in a old/weak mini-pc I've built several years ago:
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System:    Host: xfrank-mini Kernel: 4.4.0-66-generic i686 (32 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Seven
Machine:   Mobo: Intel model: D510MO v: AAE76523-400
           Bios: Intel v: MOPNV10J.86A.0148.2009.1102.2315 date: 11/02/2009
CPU:       Dual core Intel Atom D510 (-HT-MCP-) cache: 512 KB
           flags: (lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 ssse3) bmips: 6667
           clock speeds: max: 1666 MHz 1: 1666 MHz 2: 1666 MHz 3: 1666 MHz
           4: 1666 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Atom Processor D4xx/D5xx/N4xx/N5xx Integrated Graphics Controller
           bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Pineview x86/MMX/SSE2
           GLX Version: 1.4 Mesa 12.0.6 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-66-generic
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 1000 bus-ID: 01:00.0
           IF: enp1s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Intel WiFi Link 5100 driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 02:00.0
           IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter>
           Card-3: Ralink RT2870/RT3070 Wireless Adapter
           driver: rt2800usb v: 2.3.0 usb-ID: 001-003
           IF: wlx009a0f3a5722 state: N/A mac: N/A
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 64.0GB (11.0% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: KINGSTON_SV100S2 size: 64.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 57G used: 4.7G (9%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 2.13GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 45.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 182 Uptime: 38 min Memory: 589.2/1997.3MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: N/A
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.461) inxi: 2.2.35

I've tried various distros in this little machine but Peppermint 7 give me the better performance, this way the mini-pc is still useful for browsing, reading texts and writing (libreoffice runs very well).
Memory consumption with Peppermint  is only 180mb at idle, so 2GB of RAM is plenty for multitasking. 
The default theme is a bit too flashy for my taste, but not bad at all. I'm on the "traditional" side about appearance.

What are you running Peppermint on? / Re: P7 on HP 250 G5 (15-ay006la)
« on: November 24, 2016, 09:55:00 am »
How long did windows 10 take to boot before you replaced it?

a bit more than  PP, I din't calculate, but around 1 minute and half.
The responsiveness of the system is the main difference between PP7 and Windows. Also, PP7 shuts down instantly (few seconds).

What are you running Peppermint on? / P7 on HP 250 G5 (15-ay006la)
« on: November 23, 2016, 03:27:46 pm »
Hi! I've just installed successfully P7 on a 15.6" HP 250 G5 (15-ay006la), a cheap laptop with Celeron n3060 and 4GB RAM. All the hardware was recognized flawlessly, except the wifi card (Broadcom BCM43142), that I configured installing: bcmwl-kernel-source.
P7 runs very well on this weak hardware, the only bad thing is the boot time: almost a minute. 
Abysmal difference in performance compared to Windows 10! Poor people that have to fight with that OS, so slow on low end hardware!
My plan is to upgrade the HDD with an SSD soon.
Thanks to the developers of this excellent distro!  :)

GNU/Linux Discussion / Re: LXDE and Peppermint
« on: March 31, 2016, 01:46:38 pm »
Thanks. There are not yet conclusive answers, apparently.

GNU/Linux Discussion / LXDE and Peppermint
« on: March 30, 2016, 08:17:58 pm »
I'm not sure if this topic has been discussed before, but I wish to ask if Peppermint will stay with LXDE (modified with some Xfce components) or will move to Lxqt. I don't like Lxqt, as I don't like anything close to KDE (and I prefer GTK to QT). I like LXDE as it is, either in the "pure" form (Lubuntu) or the modified one (Peppermint). I searched in the LXDE forum and I cannot find any answer, there is not any thread that state clearly that LXDE development will stop in "x" months, following a path to Lxqt. So, is LXDE a project still alive, and if so, for how long? Forever?
Besides the fact that I don't like Lxqt, this DE is heavier on resources than LXDE and even than Xfce! (see: So what's the point of this new DE? LXDE is good because is light, simple and yet aesthetically pleasant.  What will do the Peppermint team?

Thanks  PCNetSpec! Chromium works if the gpu is disabled.  I loaded the browser from terminal and then, disabled hardware acceleration from the settings, restarted, and now apparently (crossing fingers) Chromium works.
I tried the same with Opera, and indeed, it works when I disable hardware acceleration.

So... it was a GPU related problem. I will not try Firefox because it freezes even when hardware acceleration is disabled. 

This is the output of Opera after closing it (Opera opens a blank page and stay stuck on it):

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[0304/] Not implemented reached in void opera::SearchBoxView::RegisterAccelerators()
[0304/] Failed to send GetTerminationStatus message to zygote
[0304/] Failed to send GetTerminationStatus message to zygote

This is the output in terminal after closing Firefox after it froze:
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A coding exception was thrown and uncaught in a Task.

Full message: TypeError: Filter is null
Full stack: ActiveFilter.prototype.serialize@resource://gre/modules/addons/XPIProvider.jsm -> jar:file:///home/toto/.mozilla/firefox/hlpiw1gr.default/extensions/%7Bd10d0bf8-f5b5-c8b4-a8b2-2b9879e08c5d%7D.xpi!/bootstrap.js -> jar:file:///home/toto/.mozilla/firefox/hlpiw1gr.default/extensions/%7Bd10d0bf8-f5b5-c8b4-a8b2-2b9879e08c5d%7D.xpi!/lib/filterClasses.js:509:7
exports.FilterStorage._generateFilterData@resource://gre/modules/addons/XPIProvider.jsm -> jar:file:///home/toto/.mozilla/firefox/hlpiw1gr.default/extensions/%7Bd10d0bf8-f5b5-c8b4-a8b2-2b9879e08c5d%7D.xpi!/bootstrap.js -> jar:file:///home/toto/.mozilla/firefox/hlpiw1gr.default/extensions/%7Bd10d0bf8-f5b5-c8b4-a8b2-2b9879e08c5d%7D.xpi!/lib/filterStorage.js:491:11
exports.IO.writeToFile/<@resource://gre/modules/addons/XPIProvider.jsm -> jar:file:///home/toto/.mozilla/firefox/hlpiw1gr.default/extensions/%7Bd10d0bf8-f5b5-c8b4-a8b2-2b9879e08c5d%7D.xpi!/bootstrap.js -> jar:file:///home/toto/.mozilla/firefox/hlpiw1gr.default/extensions/%7Bd10d0bf8-f5b5-c8b4-a8b2-2b9879e08c5d%7D.xpi!/lib/io.js:221:9
Handler.prototype.process@resource://gre/modules/Promise.jsm -> resource://gre/modules/Promise-backend.js:934:23
this.PromiseWalker.walkerLoop@resource://gre/modules/Promise.jsm -> resource://gre/modules/Promise-backend.js:813:7
this.PromiseWalker.scheduleWalkerLoop/<@resource://gre/modules/Promise.jsm -> resource://gre/modules/Promise-backend.js:747:1

A coding exception was thrown in a Promise rejection callback.

Full message: TypeError: Cu is null
Full stack: exports.FilterStorage.saveToDisk/writeFilters</<@resource://gre/modules/addons/XPIProvider.jsm -> jar:file:///home/toto/.mozilla/firefox/hlpiw1gr.default/extensions/%7Bd10d0bf8-f5b5-c8b4-a8b2-2b9879e08c5d%7D.xpi!/bootstrap.js -> jar:file:///home/toto/.mozilla/firefox/hlpiw1gr.default/extensions/%7Bd10d0bf8-f5b5-c8b4-a8b2-2b9879e08c5d%7D.xpi!/lib/filterStorage.js:566:11
Handler.prototype.process@resource://gre/modules/Promise.jsm -> resource://gre/modules/Promise-backend.js:937:21
this.PromiseWalker.walkerLoop@resource://gre/modules/Promise.jsm -> resource://gre/modules/Promise-backend.js:813:7
this.PromiseWalker.scheduleWalkerLoop/<@resource://gre/modules/Promise.jsm -> resource://gre/modules/Promise-backend.js:747:1


Thanks for your answers (this forum is so friendly!). Here is my Inxy output: 
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$ inxi -Fxz
System:    Host: toto-TECRA-A4 Kernel: 3.13.0-81-generic i686 (32 bit, gcc: 4.8.2) Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Five
Machine:   System: TOSHIBA (portable) product: TECRA A4 version: PTA42U-00T004
           Mobo: TOSHIBA model: Portable PC version: Version A0 Bios: TOSHIBA version: Version 1.10 date: 09/26/2005
CPU:       Single core Intel Pentium M (-UP-) cache: 2048 KB flags: (nx pae sse sse2) bmips: 3457.93 clocked at 1733.00 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] RV380/M24 [Mobility Radeon X600] bus-ID: 01:00.0
           X.Org: 1.15.1 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1280x800@60.0hz
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on ATI RV380 GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 10.1.3 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card: Intel 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller
           driver: snd_intel8x0 ports: e000 e100 bus-ID: 00:1e.2
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: k3.13.0-81-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG [Calexico2] Network Connection driver: ipw2200 ver: 1.2.2kmprq bus-ID: 06:04.0
           IF: eth1 state: up mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Marvell 88E8036 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller driver: sky2 ver: 1.30 port: a000 bus-ID: 02:00.0
           IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 120.0GB (6.2% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: Hitachi_HTS72201 size: 120.0GB
Partition: ID: / size: 108G used: 7.0G (7%) fs: ext4 ID: swap-1 size: 2.14GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
RAID:      No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 39.0C mobo: 29.0C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 121 Uptime: 0 min Memory: 132.4/2015.8MB Runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: N/A
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.11) inxi: 1.9.17

In short: the hardware is weak / old but powerful enough to run Peppermint, no complaints here. The problem are the browsers. Firefox is unusable because "freezes" all the system randomly. The others won't launch at all, except Midori.
Slimjet, strangely, worked for some hours pretty well, and then followed the behaviour of the other browsers.

Hi folks! I'm running PPM5 in an old laptop (pentium M centrino, 2gb ram). I have a problem with browsers. None works except Midori.
1 - Chromium won't launch
2 - Firefox opens but "freezes" randomly every minute
3 - Opera won't launch
4 - Chrome: I was not able to install it
5 - Slimjet: same as Chromium: won't launch

I have reinstalled them, but nothing changed.  :'(
So, what's the problem here? Corrupted files? If something is corrupted, why Midori works and the other browser not?

I wan't stay with Midori because this little and nice browser won't open properly gmail and some sites. :(

GNU/Linux Discussion / Re: Lubuntu 14.04 LTS
« on: May 27, 2014, 04:58:33 pm »
I actually wrote PCNetSpec a rather strongly worded email on my thoughts about Lubuntu 14.04. I guess my biggest gripe is that it's too blue. I certainly don't mind having some blue in there, but it seems like Lubuntu's design team just defaults to blue no matter what. It drives me a little bit crazy to be perfectly honest. Functionally it performs adequately except for the nm-applet bug and in my installation Alt+F2 didn't open a run dialog by default so I had to fix that as well (also fixed in Peppermint Five).

Personally, I don't dislike the blueish theme of this release of Lbuntu. It's a matter of taste... Icon theme and all the default desktop appearance is pleasant.  Yes, there are some limitations, for example the lack of a light compositing preinstalled (I had to install xcompmgr). And the program selection is poor (no LibreOffice, no VLC). But anyway, Lubuntu has its reason to exist, and is quite good. In the end, I prefer more Peppermint. Among other reasons, for this friendly and useful forum  :)

GNU/Linux Discussion / Re: Lubuntu 14.04 LTS
« on: May 27, 2014, 04:51:10 pm »
I tried it too,  It was light and fast, but, after checking it out, I came back to Peppermint 4.  Everything just works better here, and I much prefer Peppermint's Menu configuration, and compositing ability.

But if Lubuntu's speed is any indication of how fast we'll be Peppermint 5 -- well, I just can't imagine how fast we'll be.  Peppermint 5 is going to be amazing.

Right now I'm flying around here just using Peppermint 4.


I have still a Peppermint 3 system very well performing in my office PC at the University. Lubuntu is nice, but honestly, Peppermint is nicer and more user friendly. I'm  excited to see how Peppermint 5 will be. I'm sure will be an amazing release.   :)

GNU/Linux Discussion / Re: Lubuntu 14.04 LTS
« on: May 27, 2014, 04:45:17 pm »
The nm-applet bug was a rather fun one to have to deal with. Don't worry, it's fixed for Peppermint Five. ;)
thanks, Kendall  ;D

GNU/Linux Discussion / Lubuntu 14.04 LTS
« on: May 27, 2014, 12:12:30 pm »
Waiting for Peppermint 5, I've tried Lubuntu 14.04 LTS  in an old laptop (Pentium M 1.7ghz, 2gb ram). This is a very good release of Lubuntu! Polished, elegant and blazing fast. Except for a known bug (nm-applet is not activated by default), the OS is responsive and smooth.
Has anyone tried this release?

[about me, I was in the old forum with the same nickname]

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