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New Users / Re: Panel unhide delay
« on: June 26, 2019, 10:02:12 pm »
Well, it sure helps to select the entire code before copying, doesn't it.
I guess I could blame it on my eyesight, but more than likely I reckon
it was my oldtimer's disease kicking in.

Anyway, works fine now; once again, thanks much PCNetSpec !

New Users / Panel unhide delay (SOLVED)
« on: June 26, 2019, 05:39:14 pm »
In Peppermint 9, I changed the default 500ms panel unhide delay to 3000ms with the code

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   # Time in miliseconds before the panel will unhide on an enter event
   XfcePanelWindow::popup-delay = 3000
   # Time in miliseconds before the panel will hide on a leave event
   XfcePanelWindow::popdown-delay = 50
   # Size of autohide window in pixels
   XfcePanelWindow::autohide-size = 3
class "XfcePanelWindow" style "xfce-panel-window-style"

and I'm pretty sure I put it in ~/.gtkrc-2.0 but when I look in ~/.gtkrc-2.0
in Peppermint 10, I see

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# DO NOT EDIT! This file will be overwritten by LXAppearance.
# Any customization should be done in ~/.gtkrc-2.0.mine instead.

include "/home/jim/.gtkrc-2.0.mine"
gtk-font-name="Ubuntu 14"

so, I made the file ~/.gtkrc-2.0.mine and put the code in it.
Then I rebooted the computer and was expecting to get
a 3 sec delay instead of the .5 sec, but it didn't work.

What did I do wrong, or is there an easier way.

(Another thing that I tried: I read to install gconf-editor and go to apps -> panel -> toplevels -> bottom_panel_screen0,
 which I did, but under apps, there is no panel)

New Users / Re: assign a static ip address to my computer
« on: June 25, 2019, 04:50:31 pm »
The netmask 255 means that all the 8 bytes are set. 24 means that three of them are set, i.e. = 8byte x 8byte x 8byte x 0byte = 24 It is the same thing simply another style of info.
If you switch off your router for a few seconds and then restart, IMHO the obsolete will vanish.

Thanks for the explanation.
Yes, the did go away after rebooting the router.

New Users / Re: assign a static ip address to my computer
« on: June 25, 2019, 02:34:22 pm »
Thank you PCNetSpec; It now works.
I think my mistake was not rebooting the computer
after I made the changes.

My router ip is and the assigned ip of
the computer I was trying to change was

I followed your instructions and changed it to
(My router's pool of ips goes from to

Funny thing is, now when I refresh the DHCP Client List in my router,
it still shows the computer's ip as

However, I know the change took place because when I try to ping, it fails and when I ping, it pings ok.

Another thing I don't understand is when I looked again at the
computers settings, the Netmask has changed from
to 24

But it seems to work now with the new static ip.
Again, thanks.

New Users / assign a static ip address to my computer (SOLVED)
« on: June 25, 2019, 11:37:21 am »
I have two computers on my local area network that I routinely
transfer files between using the app Dukto.

In order for Dukto to work, I have to disable the firewalls on
each computer OR make firewall rules based on the ip addresses
of the computers so that Dukto will work when the firewalls are enabled.

Well, it's a nuisance to disable the firewalls every time I want to
transfer files and the problem with the rules is that the DHCP
assigned ip addresses from the router change every time that
the router is power cycled.
( Due to the frequent thunderstorms in this area, I always unplug
all electronic devices to keep them from being damaged by
lightning surges )

So, I would like to assign static ip address to these two computers;
permanent addresses that will not change when the computers are restarted.

I have read many web pages on how to do this, but I can't seem to grasp
how to do myself.

Can anyone help ?

New Users / Re: Reinstall Peppermint Grub
« on: June 20, 2019, 10:46:56 am »
Thank you sir; you are the man !

Actually, I think I had to do this before,
but I just forgot how.

I will definitely make a note of the procedure
in case there's a next time.

Again, thank you; this forum is Peppermint's icing on the cake.

New Users / Re: Reinstall Peppermint Grub
« on: June 19, 2019, 10:59:20 pm »
IN PEPPERMINT, what's the output from:
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sudo fdisk -l
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[ -d /sys/firmware/efi ] && echo "UEFI" || echo "Legacy BIOS"


jim@jim-550-110 ~ $ sudo fdisk -l
[sudo] password for jim:
Disk /dev/sda: 111.8 GiB, 120034123776 bytes, 234441648 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0x1f08e751

Device     Boot     Start       End   Sectors  Size Id Type
/dev/sda1  *         2048 102402047 102400000 48.8G 83 Linux
/dev/sda2       102404094 234440703 132036610   63G  5 Extended
/dev/sda5       209430528 234440703  25010176 11.9G 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda6       102404096 163844095  61440000 29.3G 83 Linux
/dev/sda7       163846144 209428479  45582336 21.8G 83 Linux

Partition table entries are not in disk order.

Disk /dev/sdb: 931.5 GiB, 1000204886016 bytes, 1953525168 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0x2f8ef7bd

Device     Boot     Start        End    Sectors   Size Id Type
/dev/sdb1            2048  409602047  409600000 195.3G 83 Linux
/dev/sdb2       409602048 1953523711 1543921664 736.2G 83 Linux


jim@jim-550-110 ~ $ blkid
/dev/sda1: LABEL="rootMX17.1" UUID="93be0104-08c4-4b94-9410-1ff5a8bd4dbb" TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="1f08e751-01"
/dev/sda5: UUID="b23ac40f-725e-4219-86b3-8a1ecce17f56" TYPE="swap" PARTUUID="1f08e751-05"
/dev/sda6: UUID="d28d2699-ac54-412e-8e42-62e3b683ce3a" TYPE="ext4" PTTYPE="dos" PARTUUID="1f08e751-06"
/dev/sda7: LABEL="pclinuxos" UUID="16702325-26b3-4e2f-81b5-48ce174b0506" TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="1f08e751-07"
/dev/sdb1: LABEL="Snapshots" UUID="23dc87d2-d525-409d-a1ce-4386eb8b2a5e" TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="2f8ef7bd-01"
/dev/sdb2: LABEL="Storage" UUID="d52621a1-7b56-414e-b2b9-dbc7c19150c2" TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="2f8ef7bd-02"


jim@jim-550-110 ~ $ mount
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime)
proc on /proc type proc (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime)
udev on /dev type devtmpfs (rw,nosuid,relatime,size=6087516k,nr_inodes=1521879,mode=755)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,nosuid,noexec,relatime,gid=5,mode=620,ptmxmode=000)
tmpfs on /run type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,noexec,relatime,size=1222156k,mode=755)
/dev/sda6 on / type ext4 (rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro)
securityfs on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime)
tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
tmpfs on /run/lock type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,size=5120k)
tmpfs on /sys/fs/cgroup type tmpfs (ro,nosuid,nodev,noexec,mode=755)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/unified type cgroup2 (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,nsdelegate)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/systemd type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,xattr,name=systemd)
pstore on /sys/fs/pstore type pstore (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/freezer type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,freezer)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/cpu,cpuacct type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,cpu,cpuacct)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/pids type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,pids)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/rdma type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,rdma)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/devices type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,devices)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/hugetlb type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,hugetlb)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/perf_event type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,perf_event)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/memory type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,memory)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/net_cls,net_prio type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,net_cls,net_prio)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/blkio type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,blkio)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/cpuset type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,cpuset)
systemd-1 on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type autofs (rw,relatime,fd=37,pgrp=1,timeout=0,minproto=5,maxproto=5,direct,pipe_ino=13162)
debugfs on /sys/kernel/debug type debugfs (rw,relatime)
mqueue on /dev/mqueue type mqueue (rw,relatime)
hugetlbfs on /dev/hugepages type hugetlbfs (rw,relatime,pagesize=2M)
configfs on /sys/kernel/config type configfs (rw,relatime)
fusectl on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw,relatime)
sunrpc on /run/rpc_pipefs type rpc_pipefs (rw,relatime)
tmpfs on /run/user/1000 type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,size=1222152k,mode=700,uid=1000,gid=1000)
gvfsd-fuse on /run/user/1000/gvfs type fuse.gvfsd-fuse (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,user_id=1000,group_id=1000)
/dev/fuse on /run/user/1000/doc type fuse (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,user_id=1000,group_id=1000)


jim@jim-550-110 ~ $ [ -d /sys/firmware/efi ] && echo "UEFI" || echo "Legacy BIOS"
Legacy BIOS

New Users / Reinstall Peppermint Grub (SOLVED)
« on: June 19, 2019, 07:25:35 pm »
I installed another distro (pclinuxos) alongside Peppermint 10 and it
didn't give me an option to not install grub.

Well, although I can boot to Peppermint 10 ok in pclinuxos's grub,
I want to have Peppermint control grub again because
I intend to delete pclinuxos.

How do I reinstall Peppermint's grub to sda ?

New Users / Re: Installing the Brave browser
« on: June 17, 2019, 10:50:45 pm »
perknh, thank you very much.

Brave looks very promising; liking it so far.

New Users / Installing the Brave browser (SOLVED)
« on: June 17, 2019, 07:01:50 pm »
I would like to try out the Brave browser.
Is this the correct method to install it in Peppermint 10 ?

sudo apt install brave

New Users / Re: DVD auto play
« on: June 11, 2019, 11:39:01 pm »
Ok, I'm getting closer to the problem (maybe).
The problem seems to be that DVDs are automatically mounted,
whereas CD's are not.

In dconf Editor, I set the desktop to show mounted volumes, and
in the auto start menu, I unchecked to auto play audio and video files
and unchecked browse inserted media, so that the only thing left
checked was auto mount inserted media.

I just wanted to see what would be auto mounted and what would not.
Well, I tried several DVDs and they all auto mounted.

Then I tried several CDs and none auto mounted.

But when I have a CD inserted and click on it in Nemo
it mounts and then I start VLC and it plays.

(However, when I try to open an audio CD with the Media Player that
comes with Peppermint, (XPlayer) it won't play)

So, just to eliminate this particular DVD player,
I setup another desktop identically and I get the same results.

That leaves 2 questions:
1) Why do the DVDs auto mount and not the CDs ?
2) Why will VLC play the audio CDs but XPlayer won't ?

     When I insert any audio CD that has .wav files on it,
it will not automount.

When I click on it in Nemo, it mounts and
all the tracks are displayed. (Track 1.wav, Track 2.wav, etc.)

If I right click on a track and open with vlc, it plays ok.
If I right click and open with Media Player (Xplayer),
I get the error, 'The specified movie could not be found'.

Also, on each track icon there is a lock symbol in the lower right corner.
If I copy a track to the hard drive, the icon on the copied track no longer
has the lock symbol, and the copied track then plays ok with media player.

Evidently, that lock symbol is what is stopping the CD from automounting
and stopping Xplayer from playing it.

Why vlc will play it from the CD but not Xplayer, I don't know,
but even though vlc will play it from the CD after clicking on a track,
vlc won't automount or autoplay it like it does with a DVD.

Do the tracks on some audio CDs have a lock symbol and some don't ?

As I said, I've tried this on anothe desktop with identical setup with same results.
I also tried it using the MX Linux OS and it also gave the same results.

(Just for the heck of it, I also tried all these audio CDs I've been using on a computer
with Windows 7 and there was no problem)

New Users / Re: DVD auto play
« on: June 11, 2019, 09:31:47 pm »
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vlc /dev/cdrom
or maybe just
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If those don't work let me know and I'll see what I can come up with tomorrow.

With VLC as the target, VLC just opens.

With VLC /dev/cdrom, I get basically the same error as before except instead
of saying 'VLC is unable to open the MRL 'file:///dev/sr0', it says
'VLC is unable to open the MRL 'file:///dev/cdrom'

When I open Nemo and hover over the Audio Disc,
it says              cdda://sr0/ (/dev/sr0)

When I type in the Terminal  vlc /dev/sr0
I get the same error; it also says 'no such file or directory'.

HOWEVER, when I insert a DVD instead of a CD, it works; it
automatically starts playing.

( I tried several CDs (all give that same error), but I only have that one DVD, so I don't
know if other DVDs will play also )

New Users / Re: DVD auto play
« on: June 11, 2019, 08:35:51 pm »
You might want to read this:-,7102.msg72678.html#msg72678

I installed the file at that link, logged off and back on and
now the cd/dvd mounts automatically but when VLC opens to play
it errors out, saying it can't find the music file.

However, with VLC still open, I can go to that music file and it plays ok.

I think it may have something to do with the 'Removable Drives and Media' menu
under the multimedia tab, the command for both audio cds and video cds/dvds
is vlc /dev/sr0

Somehow, that dev/sr0 must not be the right target for the dvd player.

Any suggestions ?

New Users / DVD auto play
« on: June 11, 2019, 10:08:17 am »
I'm trying to get a video or audio DVD to automatically start playing
when I insert it.

I've looked in Nemo under behavior and the
'Prompt or autorun/autostart programs when media is inserted'
is checked, but the DVD will not autostart.

Any suggestions ?

New Users / Re: Launcher problems
« on: May 29, 2019, 10:18:40 pm »

If you run a full system update, it should include peppermint-default-settings version

Once you've installed that update, if you right-click the desktop you should now have "Create new launcher here..." context menu item in Peppermint 10 (as it was in Peppermint 9)

Thank you, thank you !

Actually, I noticed that option in the context menu before I read your post
and wondered if I had just overlooked it before.
(These 74 year old eyes sometimes plays tricks on me)
So, again, I thank you for adding that to the menu.
I'll mark this solved.

However, a quick question:
Is it possible to edit the desktop right click context menu
to add or remove items ?
If not, is it possible to disable it without disabling the
mouse right click for everything else ?

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