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For those interested RealVNC comes preinstalled with the Raspberry Pi NOOBS software (, if you have a RPi this is an easy way to evaluate it. This was how I was initially exposed to the software. Additionally, RealVNC has a dedicated section on their website for the RPi (

Hello 1uke

RealVNC ( is free for home use. I'm not sure if it's completely open source however.


General Discussion / Adobe Bringing Flash Back (partially)
« on: September 05, 2016, 12:22:29 pm »
Well, never expected to see this - I even checked the calendar to make sure it's not April 1.

General Discussion / Forum Recognition
« on: July 29, 2016, 02:56:20 pm »
It's a mystery to me why the Peppermint Forum doesn't get more recognition. As good as the distro is (and I do like it) I dare say that the forum is better. The quality of the forum assitance is easily beyond simple linux help. In many cases it's practically linux computer support and the forum is so well maintained that I routinely use many posts as reference information long into the future. This forum resource combined with the exceptional distro is what makes Peppermint so good for me.

New Users / Re: P7 & High CPU Process (SOLVED)
« on: July 14, 2016, 09:23:21 pm »
10 hours total uptime, 8 reboots, 1 kernel upgrade and NO problems. I think we can consider this issue solved!  :)

Thanks to all

New Users / Re: P7 & High CPU Process (Intermittent)
« on: July 13, 2016, 08:28:11 pm »
Hi PCNetSpec

As far as I know there is no landing page that my ISP provides but my ISP in the process of being sold so that could change soon.

I will change the permissions on the gvfsd-smb-browser file back to default and make the changes suggested in the smb.conf file.

Thank you for the information

New Users / Re: P7 & High CPU Process (Solved)
« on: July 12, 2016, 09:37:17 pm »
This problem is still intermittent for me. For those interested I've followed the suggestion from the IT's FOSS website and changed the permissions on the problem file. I'll post any relevant results here.


New Users / Re: P7 & High CPU Process (Solved)
« on: July 12, 2016, 11:20:54 am »
Thanks for the tip. I didn't know this was an option but now have the Intel CPU Microcode installed. I haven't noticed any changes but in fairness the performance before the Microcode was installed on this laptop was extremely snappy. Time will tell.

An update to the original problem with the hight cpu process. I have observed this problem on a different machine (in virtualbox) using a different *buntu distro. So this probably confirms what many of you already know: it's not a Peppermint specific issue.

New Users / Re: P7 & High CPU Process
« on: July 11, 2016, 07:47:23 pm »
Thanks for taking the time to answer. It seems that as randomly as the issue started, it stopped. I used the system after installation for about 5 days with not a single problem then the process issue 3x in one day and since that day it never happened again.

I don't use Samba either so I'm curious what could be triggering it. I did run the Samba Shares to have a look and all I see is a default printer entry that, as far as I can see, isn't even active.

I'm going to mark this as solved because odd things happen with computers sometimes, its only happened once, and I don't want to give those considering Peppermint a wrong impression.

New Users / P7 & High CPU Process (SOLVED)
« on: July 09, 2016, 10:52:34 pm »
Hello to All

I'm running P7/32 on an ancient 1 gig laptop and it's amazingly fast/responsive. One issue recently started. About 5 minutes after boot the gvfsd-smb-browse process will begin and max out the cpu to 100%. I can kill it in task manger without any negative consquences, the process doesn't seem to return until a restart.


inxi -F
Spoiler (click here to view / hide)
System:    Host: pmint Kernel: 4.4.0-28-generic i686 (32 bit) Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Seven
Machine:   System: Sony (portable) product: VGN-FS660_W v: C3009EGZ
           Mobo: N/A model: N/A Bios: Phoenix v: R0044J1 date: 06/05/2006
CPU:       Single core Intel Pentium M (-UP-) cache: 2048 KB speed: 1733 MHz (max)
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA NV44M [GeForce Go 6200]
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.3 drivers: nvidia (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,nouveau)
           Resolution: 1280x800@60.05hz
           GLX Renderer: GeForce Go 6200/PCIe/SSE2 GLX Version: 2.1.2 NVIDIA 304.131
Audio:     Card Intel 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-28-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG [Calexico2] Network Connection driver: ipw2200
           IF: wlp6s4 state: up mac: 00:12:f0:3f:38:2b
           Card-2: Intel 82562ET/EZ/GT/GZ - PRO/100 VE (LOM) Ethernet Controller Mobile driver: e100
           IF: enp6s8 state: down mac: 00:01:4a:5d:44:f3
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 40.0GB (14.2% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: IC25N040ATCS04 size: 40.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 36G used: 4.4G (13%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 1.07GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 54.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 148 Uptime: 15 min Memory: 406.2/999.0MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35

General Discussion / Forum Speed (Solved)
« on: June 24, 2016, 06:50:39 pm »
Reporting this only as feedback, not a problem. The forum and Peppermintos websites are experiencing delays on my end of approximately 20 seconds between click and respond. This delay is almost certainly due to the recent release of P7 but from past experience in similar situations I find that reporting it can be helpful in alleviating the delay.

Installing now.....


As of 4:30 PM California time speed on both sites - peppermintos & forums - is back to normal!

General Discussion / Re: Beginner Linux Series
« on: May 28, 2016, 01:30:52 am »
LOL .. I guess he's impressed with Peppermint 6 then

And I'm going to look into my crystal ball and predict he's going to be REALLY impressed with Peppermint 7.  :D

General Discussion / Beginner Linux Series
« on: May 25, 2016, 07:55:01 pm »
Looks like the LinuxHelpGuy is going to startup another linux series for beginners using Peppermint. Here's the first (intro) video to the new series -

Hardware / Re: When it a 2Tb disk not a 2Tb disk
« on: March 31, 2016, 11:27:30 pm »
Hi Zebedeeboss

   In addition to what the previous threads talk about you may also have a hidden (virtual VCD) partition on the external drive. I had this problem with a WD Passport Drive a few years back and as odd as it sounds, at least at the time, this hidden partition was not simple to remove. Please see this article, it's the one I followed to fix the issue.

How to remove hidden Virtual CD (VCD) partitions on your Western Digital external disks

Good Luck

« on: March 23, 2016, 11:41:54 pm »
Security is worth it "taking as long as it takes," appreciate all the hard work.

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