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USER SPECIFIC brushes/scripts/etc. for the flatpak version (currently 2.10) go in (subdirectories of) this directory
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(If that directory doesn't exist, you can create it)

how do i create the directory and please let me know how to drill down to the path to see if i have it?

Please explain what "SYSTEM WIDE" means, "USER SPECIFIC" means?

Thanks for your instruction and expertise!

totally remove where i can install from Flatpak?

How do you add brushes, plugins, etc. in the gimp flatpak?

I am trying to learn more about graphic design and this would help out a bunch.  Thanks for any input on the matter!

Hardware / Re: Hard drive mounting errors
« on: February 03, 2018, 12:40:15 pm »
sudo ntfsfix /dev/sda1 

above command worked great.  Thank you sir!  Have a great weekend!

Hardware / Hard drive mounting errors
« on: February 03, 2018, 12:29:02 pm »
Please check the screenshot and someone tell me what i can do to get into this drive.  I went into disks and this is the error given and i don't have a good working windows on that drive.  How could something happen to a file on it when i used peppermint only and i haven't had windows working since i went to this os about 3 months ago.  Thanks!

Here is text of error shown:

Error mounting /dev/sda1 at /media/aa/501C2BE31C2BC2B8: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000" "/dev/sda1" "/media/aa/501C2BE31C2BC2B8"' exited with non-zero exit status 14: The disk contains an unclean file system (0, 0).
Metadata kept in Windows cache, refused to mount.
Failed to mount '/dev/sda1': Operation not permitted
The NTFS partition is in an unsafe state. Please resume and shutdown
Windows fully (no hibernation or fast restarting), or mount the volume
read-only with the 'ro' mount option.

Please let me know if i need another software to diagnose issue and how to run it.  Thank you!

If you're using Peppermint, you'd be MUCH better off using the inbuilt USB Image Writer

Or just right-click any .iso image and select "Make bootable USB Stick"


I was wondering if anyone got Rufus to work through Wine as some of my iso's aren't working with the distro's USB Image Writer.  This is one thing as a whole that the Linux community needs to work on as i understand all downloaded files do, sometimes, contain errors but to burn a live usb image with 1 software which works and it works then another software fails,  distro's across the board need to make an overall tested usb writer as a whole.  Why would Rufus, which works on Windblows, work great but linux needs 1 software title that does the same thing.

Just thought for making Linux better across the platforms.  Thanks for listening.  Thankyou Mark for the Pepp!


Peppermint has it's own USB Writer and USB Formatter


Try Etcher

I find this works well in Linux

Regards Zeb...

i was looking to see if anyone has used wine to get it to work through Linux with the success it had in making live usb drives on windblows.

To be honest, most of the times I use dd
WARNING: Be very careful with dd, it won't ask you if you are sure!

Please instruct on how to use dd.  Last time i followed someone's youtube video on it, it corrupted my usb drive.  I followed their instructions word by word.

thanks!   I used unetbootin before but it has issues too.  Like another user said Rufus works really well almost 100% of the time.

I am having problems creating some of my usb drives with different Linux Distros.  The only way i know to take care of it is to install Rufus.

Please tell me how i may do this.   I don't see an option for a Linux version so please walk me through setting up if possible.

Thanks for you all's great help with the Pepp!

Software & Applications / Re: Kodi App in Software Manager has no sound
« on: December 26, 2017, 10:21:33 am »
ran the commands and it would not install.  attached is the terminal results:

 ~ $ sudo apt-get install kodi
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  fonts-roboto fonts-roboto-hinted gir1.2-nma-1.0 gtkhash-common kodi-data
  libcec-platform1v5 libcec3 libfstrcmp0 libglew1.13 libhdhomerun2 libido3-0.1-0
Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them.
The following additional packages will be installed:
  curl i965-va-driver kodi-bin libaacs0 libao-common libao4 libbdplus0 libcec4
  libcrossguid1 libp8-platform2 libshairplay0 python-bluez python-simplejson
Suggested packages:
  kodi-pvr-mythtv kodi-pvr-vuplus kodi-pvr-vdr-vnsi kodi-pvr-njoy kodi-pvr-nextpvr
  kodi-pvr-mediaportal-tvserver kodi-pvr-tvheadend-hts kodi-pvr-dvbviewer
  kodi-pvr-argustv kodi-pvr-iptvsimple kodi-audioencoder-vorbis
  kodi-audioencoder-flac kodi-audioencoder-lame libesd0 | libesd-alsa0
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  curl i965-va-driver kodi kodi-bin libaacs0 libao-common libao4 libbdplus0 libcec4
  libcrossguid1 libp8-platform2 libshairplay0 python-bluez python-simplejson
0 upgraded, 14 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
Need to get 33.5 MB of archives.
After this operation, 81.5 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
Get:1 xenial/main amd64 libao-common all 1.1.0-3ubuntu1 [6,392 B]
Get:2 xenial/main amd64 libcrossguid1 amd64 0.1~git20150807.8f399e8~xenial [6,130 B]
Get:3 xenial/main amd64 libao4 amd64 1.1.0-3ubuntu1 [32.2 kB]
Get:4 xenial-updates/main amd64 curl amd64 7.47.0-1ubuntu2.5 [138 kB]
Get:5 xenial/main amd64 kodi-bin amd64 2:17.6+git20171114.2125-final-0xenial [12.5 MB]
Get:6 xenial/universe amd64 python-bluez amd64 0.22-1 [47.3 kB]
Get:7 xenial/main amd64 python-simplejson amd64 3.8.1-1ubuntu2 [60.4 kB]
Get:8 xenial/universe amd64 libaacs0 amd64 0.8.1-1 [47.4 kB]
Get:9 xenial/universe amd64 libbdplus0 amd64 0.1.2-1 [47.1 kB]
Get:10 xenial/universe amd64 i965-va-driver amd64 1.7.0-1 [272 kB]
Get:11 xenial/main amd64 libshairplay0 amd64 [45.4 kB]
Get:12 xenial/main amd64 libp8-platform2 amd64 [19.2 kB]
Get:13 xenial/main amd64 libcec4 amd64 [201 kB]
Get:14 xenial/main amd64 kodi all 2:17.6+git20171114.2125-final-0xenial [20.0 MB]
Fetched 33.5 MB in 3min 1s (185 kB/s)                                               
Selecting previously unselected package libao-common.
(Reading database ... 334675 files and directories currently installed.)
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dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/kodi_2%3a17.6+git20171114.2125-final-0xenial_all.deb (--unpack):
 trying to overwrite '/usr/share/kodi/media/icon32x32.png', which is also in package kodi-data 15.2+dfsg1-3ubuntu1.1
dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe)
Selecting previously unselected package libbdplus0:amd64.
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Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.5-1) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.23-0ubuntu9) ...
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

Yes i am trying to get VirtualBox where i can test virtual machines.  Please help.  Thank you!

Software & Applications / Kodi App in Software Manager has no sound
« on: December 19, 2017, 03:18:55 pm »
Please tell me what i might try if my sound isn't working in Kodi please.  Video plays correctly.

Which version of Kodi does Peppermint support?  Does anyone use the newest version, if so, tell me how i can get it.  Thanks!

Installation / Re: P 8 not showing grub or starting after install
« on: December 16, 2017, 10:58:52 am »
Peppermint uses the standard Ubuntu ubiquity installer, to suggest it somehow behaves differently to Ubuntu is at best incorrect and at worst misleading.

It is perfectly normal for "Something Else" to ask you to create partitions manually, in fact the entire purpose of "Something Else" is an advanced mode to remove the automation and allow you to manually choose your partitioning scheme, where to mount those partitions, and where to put the bootloader .. if you want an automated install don't choose "Something Else", the installer DID offer to "User the entire disk" which would have done everything for you.

Ubuntu/Lubuntu/Xubuntu/Kubuntu/Mint/Elementary/LXLE/Linux Lite/the list goes on, would have behaved exactly the same way because they too us the standard Ubiquity installer .. so this was either PEBKAC or a messed up partitioning scheme that Ubiquity couldn't figure out, it was NOT a Peppermint specific issue.

I tried your erase disk instructions instead of me running "something else" and after an hour of installation it hasn't loaded the system to the drive.  With "Something Else" option installation would have already been installed.

Does it really take this much longer by erasing option?  It seems like i am being hacked.  Installer will not let me copy the log of what it is doing but it tried putting me into 4 different ip s for downloading and after 2 hours i had to give up on it.

I do have it loaded now but wanted separate partitions for /home because now i lose my /home partition if i need to reinstall distro in the future.

Does anyone know that if you run Timeshift and you run out of memory, it will render your Peppermint OS useless?  This is what happened to me.

I will install and load everything i need to get ready on the OS and then tell you all if it is working better.   Please tell me how Peppermint is installed to an erased drive, partitions of each.  Also how do i get gparted onto this install and work with it.  Thanks!

Installation / Re: P 8 not showing grub or starting after install
« on: December 15, 2017, 07:04:41 am »
sudo inxi -Fz
System:    Host: aa Kernel: 4.10.0-40-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: N/A
           Distro: Peppermint Eight
Machine:   System: Gateway product: N/A v: 7B3G1P04
           Mobo: Gateway model: N/A
           Bios: American Megatrends v: 7B3G1P04 date: 02/18/2008
CPU:       Triple core AMD Phenom 8400 -Core (-MCP-) cache: 1536 KB
           clock speeds: max: 2100 MHz 1: 2100 MHz 2: 2100 MHz 3: 1050 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] RS780 [Radeon HD 3200]
           Display Server: 1.19.3 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           tty size: 86x26 Advanced Data: N/A for root
Audio:     Card-1 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] RS780 HDMI Audio [Radeon (HD) 3000 Series]
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.10.0-40-generic
Network:   Card: Marvell 88E8071 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver: sky2
           IF: enp3s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 2136.1GB (54.6% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD2002FAEX size: 2000.4GB
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: MDT_MD1200JS size: 120.0GB
           ID-3: USB /dev/sdc model: USB_Flash_Disk size: 15.6GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 9.1G used: 4.0G (47%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb5
           ID-2: /home size: 19G used: 148M (1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb6
           ID-3: /boot size: 922M used: 66M (8%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb1
           ID-4: swap-1 size: 9.03GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sdb7
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   None detected - is lm-sensors installed and configured?
Info:      Processes: 193 Uptime: 51 min Memory: 1037.1/3823.7MB
           Client: Shell (sudo) inxi: 2.2.35

Installation / Re: P 8 not showing grub or starting after install
« on: December 15, 2017, 07:02:07 am »

sudo fdisk -l
[sudo] password for aa:
Disk /dev/sda: 1.8 TiB, 2000398934016 bytes, 3907029168 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: 0x6bc67a18

Device     Boot Start        End    Sectors  Size Id Type
/dev/sda1  *     2048 2422358015 2422355968  1.1T  7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT

Disk /dev/sdb: 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: 0xd86aed9c

Device     Boot    Start      End  Sectors  Size Id Type
/dev/sdb1  *        2048  1953791  1951744  953M 83 Linux
/dev/sdb2        1955838 78190591 76234754 36.4G  5 Extended
/dev/sdb5        1955840 21485567 19529728  9.3G 83 Linux
/dev/sdb6       21487616 60547071 39059456 18.6G 83 Linux
/dev/sdb7       60549120 78190591 17641472  8.4G 82 Linux swap / Solaris

Disk /dev/sdc: 14.6 GiB, 15639101440 bytes, 30545120 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: 0x01296da9

Device     Boot Start      End  Sectors  Size Id Type
/dev/sdc1  *     2048 30545119 30543072 14.6G  c W95 FAT32 (LBA)

Installation / Re: P 8 not showing grub or starting after install
« on: December 15, 2017, 06:58:21 am »
Hello all!  I have Peppermint 8 Respin working on the 112 gb hard drive but would like to keep this ticket open before saying it has totally installed and operated correctly.

I did have to make / (root), /home, /swap and /boot partitions on it.  Every partition except /Swap was formatted to Ext4 and had to use the "Something else" tick on the installation menu.

I have concerns to why if you select "Something Else," you don't have the option to just select the whole erase drive, point the boot option to that drive, and just let the installation flow as if you were selecting it to be automatically done.  The way it is current set is like you are being punished for selecting "Something Else."

There was a slight problem with it though, i had to use a distro installed live to a USB drive called  "Boot Repair Disk 64" which can be found at
When you live boot a usb, the distro asks for only the language you use and then upon entering the distro it prompts a box to either do advanced or the "Recommended fix,' so what worked for my problem was running the "Recommended fix."

I know this was a little hard process to get working but shouldn't the distro be programmed for people migrating from any Windows OS  to Peppermint with easy menus?

Below i will show all items you all asked for to research my issue to make it easier for others going forward.  Thanks for your help and i will be back after putting distro through the testing stage!

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