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Software & Applications / New Midori Version
« on: January 05, 2019, 06:52:54 am »
I downloaded the dormant version from the Software Manager (version 0.5.11), but when I saw there was a new version, I decided to try it.  I like the speed it runs at on my machine, even though I've been a FF user for awhile now.

At any rate, I've hit some snags in this acquisition process; trying to install it (per instructions here: via snapd in the terminal results in nothing discernible.  The terminal will tell me it's installed, but I have no way to access it.  So I removed it, and tried to install it by downloading the .tar.gz file. I see a folder saying "midori V. 7", but again, nothing that looks like an executable file.  Do I have to compile midori from this for it to work? 

Sorry for the rambling, I just want to make sure I provide enough info to get a correct answer.

Many Thanks


EDIT: I think I got it figured out. I just needed to familiarize myself with terminal commands better.  :P

Software & Applications / Re: Getting Wilbur to run
« on: October 25, 2018, 06:11:20 am »
Don't worry about that.  You were merely referring me to a resource, and I appreciate the honesty. To me, passing the buck implies capability but an unwillingness to handle the responsibility.  At any rate, the issue has been resolved.  I figured out how to get the latest version of WINE, and Wilbur runs just fine now. 

I thank you nonetheless!


Software & Applications / Getting Wilbur to run
« on: October 15, 2018, 11:31:21 am »
I'm a huge fan of the heightfield generator program Wilbur by Slayton Software.  The ONLY drawback I have with it is I absolutely CANNOT get it to run in Peppermint.  It's a Windows-only program, but it won't run in Wine.

Here's the link:

I'm not sure what I could be doing wrong, but I welcome all suggestions.


Hardware / Re: Huion H610 Pro
« on: October 04, 2018, 05:40:45 am »
Many thanks on the quick reply!  That's something I've always appreciated with this forum; quick, friendly and honest answers.


Hardware / Huion H610 Pro
« on: October 03, 2018, 05:47:50 pm »
I'm looking into buying a graphics tablet, and before I commit to one, I want to make sure I can get it working with Peppermint.  I'm looking at a Huion H610 Pro.  Their website indicates its drivers are Windows and Mac only on this model.  Other retail websites indicate (thru others' experiences) that a Huion can work in a linux os.  How much tweaking will be necessary for this to be a relatively pain-free experience?  Or, should I just go look for a graphics tablet that is Linux friendly out of the box? (I already have a list of those, but any additional ones are always welcome.)

I'm very much a novice when it comes to doing terminal stuff.  Any instructions would have to be exactly what I would need to type in.

I'm running a Dell Inspiron 5150 with Peppermint 8.

Many, many thanks!


What are you running Peppermint on? / Re: Dell Inspiron 5150
« on: July 21, 2017, 07:14:18 am »
My biggest problem I'm noticing is that there is some serious lag time on my videos...they're more like storyboards with audio.  I looked at and tried some of the suggestions I found on the forum.  Would I need to upgrade my graphics card or driver?  If it's just a hardware issue, I can deal with that no probs.  If it's a software issue, then I would definately need some input/guidance.

I found a mesa-vulkan graphics driver in the software manager of my it worth the bother to use it and if so, how do I activate it aside from clicking "install?"
Thanks to all.


What are you running Peppermint on? / Re: Dell Inspiron 5150
« on: July 10, 2017, 12:29:01 pm »
Here we are:
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~ $ lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
ccm                    20480  2
arc4                   16384  4
b43                   397312  0
ath5k                 139264  0
ath                    24576  1 ath5k
bcma                   53248  1 b43
mac80211              679936  2 b43,ath5k
snd_intel8x0           36864  2
dell_laptop            20480  0
dell_smbios            16384  1 dell_laptop
snd_ac97_codec        106496  1 snd_intel8x0
ac97_bus               16384  1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_pcm                94208  2 snd_ac97_codec,snd_intel8x0
cfg80211              512000  4 b43,mac80211,ath,ath5k
snd_seq_midi           16384  0
dcdbas                 16384  1 dell_smbios
snd_seq_midi_event     16384  1 snd_seq_midi
snd_rawmidi            28672  1 snd_seq_midi
pcmcia                 61440  0
dell_smm_hwmon         16384  0
snd_seq                57344  2 snd_seq_midi_event,snd_seq_midi
yenta_socket           40960  0
snd_seq_device         16384  3 snd_seq,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_midi
pcmcia_rsrc            20480  1 yenta_socket
pcmcia_core            24576  3 yenta_socket,pcmcia,pcmcia_rsrc
snd_timer              32768  2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
joydev                 20480  0
input_leds             16384  0
snd                    69632  11 snd_seq,snd_ac97_codec,snd_timer,snd_rawmidi,snd_intel8x0,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm
soundcore              16384  1 snd
shpchp                 32768  0
serio_raw              16384  0
lpc_ich                20480  0
mac_hid                16384  0
ip6t_REJECT            16384  1
nf_reject_ipv6         16384  1 ip6t_REJECT
nf_log_ipv6            16384  10
xt_hl                  16384  22
ip6t_rt                16384  3
nf_conntrack_ipv6      20480  8
nf_defrag_ipv6         24576  1 nf_conntrack_ipv6
ipt_REJECT             16384  1
nf_reject_ipv4         16384  1 ipt_REJECT
nf_log_ipv4            16384  10
nf_log_common          16384  2 nf_log_ipv6,nf_log_ipv4
xt_LOG                 16384  20
xt_limit               16384  3
xt_tcpudp              16384  18
xt_addrtype            16384  4
nf_conntrack_ipv4      16384  8
nf_defrag_ipv4         16384  1 nf_conntrack_ipv4
xt_conntrack           16384  16
ip6table_filter        16384  1
ip6_tables             20480  1 ip6table_filter
nf_conntrack_netbios_ns    16384  0
nf_conntrack_broadcast    16384  1 nf_conntrack_netbios_ns
nf_nat_ftp             16384  0
nf_nat                 24576  1 nf_nat_ftp
nf_conntrack_ftp       16384  1 nf_nat_ftp
nf_conntrack           94208  8 nf_conntrack_ipv6,nf_conntrack_ftp,nf_conntrack_ipv4,nf_conntrack_broadcast,nf_nat_ftp,nf_conntrack_netbios_ns,xt_conntrack,nf_nat
iptable_filter         16384  1
ip_tables              20480  1 iptable_filter
x_tables               24576  13 xt_LOG,ipt_REJECT,ip_tables,iptable_filter,xt_tcpudp,xt_limit,ip6t_REJECT,ip6table_filter,xt_addrtype,ip6t_rt,xt_conntrack,ip6_tables,xt_hl
sunrpc                299008  1
parport_pc             32768  0
ppdev                  20480  0
lp                     20480  0
parport                49152  3 lp,parport_pc,ppdev
autofs4                40960  2
btrfs                1077248  0
xor                    28672  1 btrfs
raid6_pq              102400  1 btrfs
hid_generic            16384  0
usbhid                 49152  0
hid                    98304  2 hid_generic,usbhid
psmouse               122880  0
b44                    36864  0
firewire_ohci          36864  0
firewire_core          65536  1 firewire_ohci
pata_acpi              16384  0
crc_itu_t              16384  1 firewire_core
ssb                    57344  2 b43,b44
mii                    16384  1 b44
video                  36864  1 dell_laptop

And here's part two...
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lspci -vnn | grep -i VGA
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Trident Microsystems XGI Volari XP5 [1023:2200] (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])

Hadn't realized my error...the link had all these references to nouveau, so I assumed that's what I needed.


What are you running Peppermint on? / Re: Dell Inspiron 5150
« on: July 10, 2017, 11:03:13 am »
I was able to take care of the swappiness, and also the cache pressure.  As far as the llvmpipe, I installed nouveau, but don't really know how to replace the 'pipe w. it.  I appreciate the help....I'm not really much of a programmer.


What are you running Peppermint on? / Re: Dell Inspiron 5150
« on: July 10, 2017, 04:06:36 am »
Thanks for the assist all!  Haven't been able to implement any of those ideas, but I'll give them a try.


What are you running Peppermint on? / Re: Dell Inspiron 5150
« on: July 08, 2017, 12:40:21 pm »
As requested....
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          total        used        free      shared  buff/cache   available
Mem:           2012         413         997          38         602        1340
Swap:          2045           0        2045

I have yet to try the suggestions in the other post.  Thank you!


What are you running Peppermint on? / Dell Inspiron 5150
« on: July 07, 2017, 11:53:24 am »
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~ $ inxi -Fz
System:    Host:-Inspiron-5150 Kernel: 4.8.0-53-generic i686 (32 bit)
           Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Eight
Machine:   System: Dell (portable) product: Inspiron 5150
           Mobo: Dell model: 0W0940 Bios: Dell v: A36 date: 07/30/2004
CPU:       Single core Mobile Intel Pentium 4 (-HT-) cache: 512 KB
           clock speeds: max: 2799 MHz 1: 2799 MHz 2: 2799 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Trident Microsystems XGI Volari XP5
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: fbdev (unloaded: vesa)
           Resolution: 1400x1050@77.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 4.0, 128 bits)
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.0.2
Audio:     Card Intel 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller
           driver: snd_intel8x0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.8.0-53-generic
Network:   Card-1: Broadcom BCM4401 100Base-T driver: b44
           IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Broadcom BCM4309 802.11abg Wireless Network Controller
           driver: b43-pci-bridge
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 80.0GB (9.1% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: HTS421280H9AT00 size: 80.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 72G used: 4.9G (8%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 2.15GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 61.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 149 Uptime: 26 min Memory: 678.1/2013.0MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35

Greetings to all...I had heard about Linux for years but never bothered with it, until I received a non-functioning laptop in need of a new hard drive.  Lack of funds made getting a more conventional (?) OS out of the question.  So, that brings me here.  I'm not really much of a tech guy, but I would like to know what or if I can do anything to tweak my laptop's performance.  It runs fine for the most part, but seems like it should be faster since it's a new hard drive, I've added more RAM and Peppermint, so to speak, has the road to itself.

Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


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