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Not yet, but I will be shortly.  I'll let everyhone know the results.

Here's the main product page URL, with full explanations and guides:

  • Install "realmd" program from the Software Manager repository
  • Commands begin with "realm" in linux terminal (type just "realm" to get a listing of parameter options)
  • Information/developer website:

Thanks.  I also finally stumbled on a suggestion from someone to use the "reamld" package, once you install it on your machine. From the reading I've done, it appears that realmd does practically all of the background file & settings changes automatically for you, once you initiate it with the couple of required command line commands.

Thanks again.

Hi everyone in PM Land!

Is there a way to join a Peppermint 8 workstation to a Microsoft Windows Active Directory domain (2008 or 2012), just like I would with a Windows workstation?

Announcements / Re: Peppermint 8 released
« on: July 02, 2017, 07:18:48 am »
Thanks for the update PCNetSpec.  No biggie, really.  I've reinstalled linux distros many, many times and, along as you back up your data to another hard drive (I use Luckybackup for backing up to a second HDD on a daily basis anyway, plus SpiderOak for cloud backups), it's a pretty painless process (at least 1/100th of the difficulty of messing around with any MS or Mac OS  ;D ).

Keep on rockin on guys, you're all the best!


Announcements / Re: Peppermint 8 released
« on: July 01, 2017, 08:17:02 am »
Hey Team peppermint -

I currently have PM7-Respin.  Is it possible to just do an in-place upgrade straight to PM8, or do I need to wipe out my PM7 box and start all over again with a new install of PM8?  Thanks for all your work, PM is THEEEEEEEEE BEST linux distro on the planet (and I've tried/used a bunch of them)

New Users / Re: Make Screenlock background black
« on: December 09, 2016, 10:24:28 am »
PCNetSpec -

You Rock!  That was exactly what I was looking for and it works perfectly!  Thank you a ton for your quick and spot-on help.

As a supplementary commentary, I just wanted to mention that I have been trying & using a BUNCH of various Linux distros over the past 12  to 18 months (with the intro of Windows 10's unacceptable privacy invasion tactics, I've finally had enough of Uncle Billy's products, unless it's completely unavoidable).  Ranging from OpenSuse Leap, CentOS (KDE and Gnome), Fedora (25), Ubuntu, Ubuntu MATE, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Xubuntu, Linux Mint Cinnamon, Linux Mint MATE, and a few others.

Peppermint 7 is by FAR the BEST distro of all of them. 

    1.  It allows users to just "install it and use it" as-is
    2.  or if you want, tweak to make it your own
    3.  it can actually see and communicate with exisiting Windows LAN resourees without having to become a linux programmer (for example, Fedora 25 has a HORRIBLE issue with seeing/browsing to windows shares, printers, etc)
    4.  It's FAST and Lean, but totally full-featured.

Team peppermint has put out, IMHO, THE best Linux product.

I finally found m y Linux Home!

keep up the incredible work!

New Users / Make Screenlock background black (SOLVED)
« on: December 08, 2016, 12:39:00 pm »
Hello everyone!

I'm a brand new Peppermint user, running Pepermint 7.  LOVE IT!!

Question:  I want the screenlock to show a BLACK background behind the round clock, instead of a blurry version of what is on my desktop. 

I figured out that I can manually add a Screenlock icon to my main panel, then modify the command line from the default "lxlock" to "i3lock -c 000000", which works great when I manually click on it..

However, when the auto-time-out screenlock kicks in after the assigned 15 minutes, that STILL invokes the default screenlock showing the blurred copy of what was open on my desktop at the time.

So, my question is:  How to I customize the auto-time-out screenlock to also show a black background, and not a blurry copy of my desktop contents?

Thanks in advance for any help!

Go Peppermint! :)

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