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News and Reviews / Vote for Peppermint!
« on: August 12, 2018, 07:39:57 pm »
Vote for Peppermint on the Distro Bar of Maslinux.es.

[Hopefully this is posted to the right subforum.]

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New Users / Re: Different backgrounds for different workspaces?
« on: August 12, 2018, 06:49:24 pm »
Thanks for the suggestion/solution, zebedeeboss. Variety has good reviews!

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New Users / Different backgrounds for different workspaces?
« on: August 12, 2018, 03:18:12 am »
I don't know if it would cause superfluous OS bloat, but it would be nice if you could assign different backgrounds to different workspaces. Xfce Desktop Manager allows that if I am not mistaken, at least it works in MX.

Sorry if this is beating a dead horse. I couldn't find it in a search.

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way oversize if you ask me
Yeah, I wasn't sure how much room to give ESP and I figured too much wasn't a problem.

I put home and swap on sda. Root and ESP are on sdb.

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scott@TP-X240 ~ $ sudo fdisk -l
[sudo] password for scott:
Disk /dev/sda: 119.2 GiB, 128035676160 bytes, 250069680 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: gpt
Disk identifier: 65CCBC11-E8FB-45C0-B88D-43A0492887DA

Device         Start       End   Sectors   Size Type
/dev/sda1       6144 224776191 224770048 107.2G Linux filesystem
/dev/sda2  241924096 250068991   8144896   3.9G Linux swap


Disk /dev/sdb: 14.9 GiB, 16013942784 bytes, 31277232 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: gpt
Disk identifier: 371C195C-660F-44C6-BBF8-A7923CD6CADC

Device      Start      End  Sectors  Size Type
/dev/sdb1    2048   821247   819200  400M EFI System
/dev/sdb2  821248 29083647 28262400 13.5G Linux filesystem

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I don't have any network shares set up, unless printing via HPLIP through a desktop that is connected by USB cable to a printer qualifies.

I've never knowingly used apparmor, so I removed it.
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sudo apt-get remove --purge apparmor
No effect on boot time.

By the way,
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sudo apt-get remove --purge snapd flatpak libflatpak0
removed the Mint Software Manager, which I use. Since that command didn't reduce my boot time I reinstalled the Software Manager via Synaptic.

The lion's share of boot time occurs between the Lenovo (firmware?) screen and the Peppermint loading screen. There are a series of about 6 black to dark gray screens, the first black screen lasting the longest.

One thing I wonder about:
GParted shows that the partition where I put /boot/efi is only 5.43 MiB used. Is that how it should be? According to https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI the minimum ESP partition size should be 100 MiB.

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Thank you for the suggestions, AndyInMokum.

I've used Mint for the past 3 or 4 yrs and am familiar with the Easy Linux Tips Project. I did optimize my SSDs with the exception of:
AHCI - I could not find a setting for it. Perhaps my X240 sets this automatically.

Before you posted I turned off Flatpak in the Autostart menu and cut about 5 sec off the boot time. Unfortunately the 3 commands provide no further improvement in boot time.

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Thanks for the offer to review my boot time, Slim. To keep the userspace time to a minimum for this analysis, I set the password to "not asked on login" and I hit return as soon as user box appeared.

I've not owned a computer before with an SSD. Perhaps 35 sec for the desktop to populate is acceptable.

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scott@TP-X240 ~ $ systemd-analyze time
Startup finished in 3.437s (firmware) + 10.974s (loader) + 4.086s (kernel) + 17.334s (userspace) = 35.833s
graphical.target reached after 13.470s in userspace
scott@TP-X240 ~ $ systemd-analyze critical-chain
The time after the unit is active or started is printed after the "@" character.
The time the unit takes to start is printed after the "+" character.

graphical.target @13.470s
└─multi-user.target @13.470s
  └─smbd.service @13.411s +59ms
    └─nmbd.service @13.341s +68ms
      └─network-online.target @13.334s
        └─NetworkManager-wait-online.service @7.044s +6.289s
          └─NetworkManager.service @6.789s +251ms
            └─dbus.service @6.776s
              └─basic.target @6.744s
                └─sockets.target @6.744s
                  └─snapd.socket @6.743s +1ms
                    └─sysinit.target @6.715s
                      └─apparmor.service @2.444s +4.270s
                        └─local-fs.target @2.439s
                          └─run-user-1000-doc.mount @10.815s
                            └─run-user-1000.mount @9.986s
                              └─swap.target @1.551s
                                └─dev-disk-by\x2duuid-8d3b89d2\x2d4601\x2d4321\x2d9a49\x2d2aa8db6c8f5a.swap @1.509s +41ms
                                  └─dev-disk-by\x2duuid-8d3b89d2\x2d4601\x2d4321\x2d9a49\x2d2aa8db6c8f5a.device @1.509s

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I assume that you already have searched the forum about slow boot time or faster boot time, etc.

Not yet on the Peppermint forums. I didn't expect help until I read some on the topic and started a separate thread, but I certainly welcome yours.

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P9 is installed as the sole OS on a Lenovo ThinkPad X240. I bought this used laptop via a Craigslist ad. Windows 8.1 was installed on the 128 GB SSD. The computer also has a 16 GB M.2 2242 form factor SSD that apparently was only used for hibernation. I reasoned that my Peppermint root would probably never exceed 10 GB so under UEFI I installed root on the 16 GB M.2 SSD and home on the 128 GB SSD.

So far everything seems to work fine, although I'd like to attain a faster boot time if possible.

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scott@TP-X240 ~ $ inxi -Fxz
System:    Host: TP-X240 Kernel: 4.15.0-29-generic x86_64 bits: 64 gcc: 7.3.0 Desktop: N/A
           Distro: Peppermint Nine
Machine:   Device: laptop System: LENOVO product: 20AL008XUS v: ThinkPad X240 serial: N/A
           Mobo: LENOVO model: 20AL008XUS v: 0B98401 WIN serial: N/A
           UEFI: LENOVO v: GIET81WW (2.31 ) date: 06/16/2015
Battery    BAT0: charge: 16.9 Wh 99.8% condition: 16.9/23.2 Wh (73%) model: SANYO 45N1773 status: N/A
           BAT1: charge: 8.3 Wh 48.9% condition: 17.0/23.5 Wh (72%) model: LGC 45N1127 status: Discharging
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i5-4200U (-MT-MCP-) arch: Haswell rev.1 cache: 3072 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 9179
           clock speeds: max: 2600 MHz 1: 1024 MHz 2: 1308 MHz 3: 1477 MHz 4: 1136 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 ) drivers: modesetting (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1366x768@60.11hz
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Haswell Mobile version: 4.5 Mesa 18.0.5 Direct Render: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 Intel 8 Series HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Card-2 Intel Haswell-ULT HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:03.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-29-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel Ethernet Connection I218-LM driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k port: 3080 bus-ID: 00:19.0
           IF: enp0s25 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Intel Wireless 7260 driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 03:00.0
           IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 144.0GB (8.5% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: SAMSUNG_MZ7PA128 size: 128.0GB
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: SanDisk_SSD_U110 size: 16.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 14G used: 7.1G (57%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb2
           ID-2: /home size: 105G used: 722M (1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 4.17GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda2
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 47.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 4126
Info:      Processes: 184 Uptime: 34 min Memory: 923.7/7856.4MB Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: N/A
           Client: Shell (bash 4.4.191) inxi: 2.3.56

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New Users / Re: Switch User -- enter password twice
« on: August 02, 2018, 09:51:26 pm »
Interestingly, if I switch users from the panel Menu button using the direct Switch Users icon then I don't have to enter my password twice. However, if I first select the Log Out icon followed by the Switch User selection then I do have to enter my password twice.

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New Users / Re: Time synchonization to NTP server
« on: August 02, 2018, 06:04:56 pm »
Thanks so much!

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New Users / Re: TLP and Xfce Power Manager - conflicts?
« on: August 02, 2018, 04:18:55 pm »
Thanks, pin!

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New Users / Re: Aptik or Aptik-gtx?
« on: August 02, 2018, 04:00:26 pm »
Thank you!

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New Users / Time synchonization to NTP server [solved]
« on: August 02, 2018, 03:58:12 pm »
In Peppermint 9 I presently have the following set up:
Xfce panel Clock > Properties >  > Time and Date Settings > Configuration > Manual

I assume this mean that when the local time switches from Daylight Savings to Standard, or if I physically move my laptop to another time zone that the panel clock will not automatically change to the correct local time. Is that a correct assumption?

If I try to change to "Keep synchronized with Internet servers" I get a popup window "NTP support is not installed". The Ubuntu documentation on Time Synchronization is fairly complex and I don't know how much of it directly applies to P9. Before I try to wade through that is there a downside to time synchronization? If not, is there a simple way to install and activate NTP support?

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New Users / TLP and Xfce Power Manager - conflicts? [solved]
« on: August 02, 2018, 03:07:21 pm »
I not sure if the Xfce Power Manager is allowing me to make full use of my laptop battery. So I installed TLP. I haven't noticed any conflicts yet, but I am wondering if I should consider removing one of these apps.

In case you are wondering, I don't know yet if TLP makes any difference. The estimated battery life does appear to be longer.

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scott@TP-X240 ~ $ inxi -Fz
System:    Host: TP-X240 Kernel: 4.15.0-29-generic x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Nine
Machine:   Device: laptop System: LENOVO product: 20AL008XUS v: ThinkPad X240 serial: N/A
           Mobo: LENOVO model: 20AL008XUS v: 0B98401 WIN serial: N/A
           UEFI: LENOVO v: GIET81WW (2.31 ) date: 06/16/2015
Battery    BAT0: charge: 10.3 Wh 56.7% condition: 18.2/23.2 Wh (78%)
           BAT1: charge: 0.9 Wh 5.2% condition: 17.4/23.5 Wh (74%)
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i5-4200U (-MT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB
           clock speeds: max: 2600 MHz 1: 1261 MHz 2: 1428 MHz 3: 1329 MHz 4: 1205 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 ) drivers: modesetting (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1366x768@60.11hz
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Haswell Mobile version: 4.5 Mesa 18.0.5
Audio:     Card-1 Intel 8 Series HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel Sound: ALSA v: k4.15.0-29-generic
           Card-2 Intel Haswell-ULT HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
Network:   Card-1: Intel Ethernet Connection I218-LM driver: e1000e
           IF: enp0s25 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Intel Wireless 7260 driver: iwlwifi
           IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 144.0GB (8.6% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: SAMSUNG_MZ7PA128 size: 128.0GB
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: SanDisk_SSD_U110 size: 16.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 14G used: 7.0G (56%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb2
           ID-2: /home size: 105G used: 893M (1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 4.17GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda2
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 46.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 4103
Info:      Processes: 201 Uptime: 3:15 Memory: 1822.3/7856.4MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.56

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New Users / Aptik or Aptik-gtx? [solved]
« on: August 02, 2018, 02:52:02 pm »
For Peppermint 9 is it better to install Aptik or Aptik-gtx?

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