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Announcements / The Birthday Boy
« on: February 14, 2019, 12:19:25 am »
Happy Birthday PCNetSpec.  I know I can honestly convey, "Best Wishes" from all of the Peppermint gang - have a fantastic day Mark!!

New Users / Re: Trackpad randomly fails
« on: January 07, 2019, 06:53:33 am »
I'm wondering if this could be a power management issue  :-\?  The reason being, the opening and closing of the lid, must be putting the laptop on standby, or turning the screen off.  These functions are governed by the power manager.  I'm just throwing in my two cents worth.  See if PCNetSpec thinks swapping out the the Xfce4 Power Manager for the Mate Power Manager is worth a try  :-\.  Don't worry it's really easy to do and reverse if necessary  ;).

General Discussion / Re: Screenshot Gallery -- Show Us Your Screen
« on: January 01, 2019, 04:36:33 am »
Looking good kuppuswamy.  Simple and elegant is a nice way to go  ;).

General Discussion / Re: 2018 Goodbye & Good Riddance
« on: December 31, 2018, 09:48:27 pm »
Happy New Year all my wonderful Peppermint friends.  I wish you all nothing less than all the best for 2019 - let's make it an absolute cracker!!

General Discussion / Re: Screenshot Gallery -- Show Us Your Screen
« on: December 31, 2018, 09:41:37 pm »
Screenshot images of my Desktop on Peppermint 9, simply gives elegant and awesome look.

        I used official wallpaper and customized with Greybird widget and elementary Xfce icon theme customize look and feel tool.

Hi kuppuswamy, how's it going?  Welcome to the Peppermint Forum and Happy New Year.  Unfortunately as you can see. your image isn't being shown.  Please read the content provided in this link in regard to showing desktop images and themes: Board Rules Concerning Screenshot Posting.  We'd love to see what you've created  ;)  This is one of the great things about PeppermintOS - making it your own  ;)

To post images to this site, you need to use an image hosting site, such as Imgur: or  Upload your image(s) to these sites.  These are good sites to make SSBs with the Ice tool for future use  ;).  You will find links to your images already formatted for different uses.  From Imgur, choose the one for BBCode (message boards & forums).  From, choose the one named  Link and click on the icon to the far right to copy the link.  Paste them into the forum editor.  You do not need to encapsulate the link from imgur.  The link from, needs to be encapsulated with the forumís image function.  This is found under the B bold function at the left end of the formatting tools icons.   I suggest you have a play around to familiarise yourself with the siteís functions and the image hosting sitesí links.  These sites frequently change the formats.  Use the Preview button in the forum editor to check how they look.  I hope this helps  ;).

General Discussion / Re: X-mas!
« on: December 22, 2018, 07:16:25 am »
Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas  ;).  That reminds me, I need to stock up on some Westmalle Dubbel and Kasteel Donker :D.

Announcements / Re: Peppermint 9 Respin Released.
« on: December 21, 2018, 09:35:58 pm »

Go get 'em people and please stream when you can ;).

Announcements / Re: Peppermint 9 Respin Released.
« on: December 21, 2018, 07:49:14 pm »
It's a belter Mark, well done mate  ;)!!!!

I second PCNetSpec's request to use the torrents if you can  :).  Can you all also help us out by seeding the torrents?  This really helps the community download a speedy and safe ISO - many thanks.  Enjoy this cracking good Peppermint 9 Respin  ;)

Software & Applications / Re: Photo editing workflow in Linux
« on: December 18, 2018, 07:45:52 pm »
Hi, guys,

Coincidently, an article about Linux photography has been published on LXER yesterday.

After reading this article I watched a video tutorial on how to use RawTherapee

It seemed to be rather simple and intuitive how to use RawTherapee.

I processed one of my ORF files in RawTherapee to compare the results with Capture One Pro.

I still have to learn a lot about how to use RawTherapee - my JPEG from RawTherapee looks terrible. I have to check if they have a forum.

Hopefully, I will learn how to use it effectively.

Thank you,


I've been using RawTherapee for years.  It's an excellent analogue of Adobe Lightroom  ;).

General Discussion / Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« on: December 06, 2018, 12:44:58 am »
Hi jonOFLA, welcome to the Peppermint Forum, it's nice to meet you  :).  Ask as many questions as want, this is what the forum is for.  We were all in the exact same position you're in now.  We know what it's like   ;D.  Use the Search feature in the menu bar.  Many times, a solution is already available.  Also check out the: Official Tutorials and the User Submitted Tutorials.  There's loads of really cool stuff to think about in those pages.  Mainly, don't be shy to use the forum.  The gang here are always delighted to help out  ;).

Software & Applications / Re: Weird update message
« on: December 02, 2018, 03:33:37 am »
Hi Graeme, I had something like this with Google Chrome.  I ran an update without using apt-get. I only used apt.  I was presented with a message to accept the changes.   I accepted and everything worked after that:
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sudo apt update
I hope this helps  ;).

Edit: I see pin beat me to it  ;D.

Advanced Topics / Re: Changing ownership of SD card messed up permissions
« on: November 30, 2018, 06:35:55 pm »
what's the current output from:
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ls -l /usr/bin/sudo
and is everything else in /usr/bin owned by someone other than root ?
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ls -l /usr/bin
should tell you.

Thanks guys for the pointer.  I think this output seals the deal:
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andy@PM9-HP-EliteBook-8470p ~ $ ls -l /usr/bin/sudo
-rwxr-xr-x 1 andy andy 149080 jan 18  2018 /usr/bin/sudo
andy@PM9-HP-EliteBook-8470p ~ $ ls -l /usr/bin
total 209396
-rwxr-xr-x 1 andy andy    51384 jan 18  2018 '['
-rwxr-xr-x 1 andy andy       96 nov 12 15:31  2to3-2.7
-rwxr-xr-x 1 andy andy    10104 apr 23  2016  411toppm
-rwxr-xr-x 1 andy andy       39 feb  5  2018  7z
-rwxr-xr-x 1 andy andy       40 feb  5  2018  7za
-rwxr-xr-x 1 andy andy       40 feb  5  2018  7zr
I haven't bothered to include the remaining 209390 files  :o.  Ownership has been changed to me, andy andy to all of them.  I think a fresh install will be the quickest route.  My /home partition is fully backed up and I have a /DATA partition.  I know how my Saturday morning is going to be spent  :).  Again, thanks a lot guys  ;).

Hi all, how's it going?  I've managed to mess up my permissions.  I was changing the ownership on SD card that is formatted to ext4.  I changed it so I was the owner.  I stupidly changed everything on the card recursively, instead of by individual folder.  There was stuff on there that should have remained owned by uid 0.  One of them being sudo.  The changes have affected my main drive.  I no longer have sudo access, WiFi is down, the update manager is down and obviously everything else that requires sudo.  Here is the output from a terminal update/upgrade/dist-upgrade:
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andy@PM9-HP-EliteBook-8470p ~ $ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade -y && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade -y 
sudo: /usr/bin/sudo must be owned by uid 0 and have the setuid bit set
andy@PM9-HP-EliteBook-8470p ~ $
I've found some solutions but there require logging in as root.  I've kind of run out of ideas  :-\.  I do have a full /home folder backup, so a fresh install is a relatively easy option.  However, I'd like to avoid it if possible  ;).  An alternative solution would be nice for our knowledge base too.  I'm sure I'm not going to be the only one to do this.  Any help would be most appreciated  ;).

Aaaaaaaaaaah  >:(, that damn web based classification strikes again.  Before people write "reviews", why don't they contact the developers and ask questions?  It'll eliminate the guesswork and present the true nature of the distro being reviewed.  Review like this, are simply lazy and sloppy journalism :(!   

News and Reviews / Re: Will we make the list ?
« on: November 12, 2018, 07:27:51 pm »
Yeah, Pep has come a long way from Peppermint 6, where its whole future was in question  ;).

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