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Advanced Topics / Re: 5.4.0-48 Kernel install error
« on: September 23, 2020, 07:34:36 am »
Hi spence,

No problems here. :-\ Did all of the checksums turn out OK?

I have never checked, nor verified, checksums after a regular kernel update... hmmm


Advanced Topics / 5.4.0-48 Kernel install error
« on: September 22, 2020, 02:55:32 pm »
just flipping on my desktop computer for the first time in a month



Anyone else have this kernel installation error message pop up?


Advanced Topics / Re: revisiting: I forgot my password.
« on: August 10, 2020, 11:52:13 am »
Hooooo... rraaaayyyyy!    :D

While I was mentally prepared to do a complete reinstall today, I decided to double the size of my PMX partition first! Rebooted into PMX Respin successfully... thanks for that tip
@murraymint !!!


Advanced Topics / Re: revisiting: I forgot my password.
« on: August 10, 2020, 11:22:09 am »
That can happen if your / partition fills up. Check that there's free space and then do an upgrade.

left the machine unplugged since my last post... fired it up a few minutes ago and still can't login to PMX...   >:(  rebooted into PMIX.

hmmm, partition too full? that 17 gb partition sits at 77.1% occupied   :-\

Advanced Topics / Re: revisiting: I forgot my password.
« on: July 30, 2020, 04:32:17 pm »
Maybe, something like this:   :-\

Sorta the same procedure as the prior link... doesn't work...  :-X

and I learned it's NOT letting me change the login password... only the old original one works... you know, the one i didn't forget but that damn login screen that I never enabled won't let me pass thru.


Advanced Topics / revisiting: I forgot my password. (SOLVED)
« on: July 30, 2020, 02:09:33 pm »
Sometimes, even us old timers, long time users of peppermint os still run up against bafflement.


Several weeks ago, my main install of PMX Respin on my desktop began not allowing me to login. Being distracted with other things, I simply turned it off and let it sit.,8951.msg91197.html#msg91197

I have run thru all the lost password tutorials, but I can't get past the login screen. Thing is, I never forgot my password. I know what it is, and the root shell prompt accepts it while I am in the process of changing it to something else. 

but the stupid login screen will not budge, nor am I allowed to use the guest login.

While I know it might be quicker to 'just reinstall PMX" ... I prefer not to, as I have 30 some ICE SSBs which are a pain to recreate.


I'm coming into this 6 months late. I'm sorry to hear about Mark Greaves.  Very hard to replace the founder who had the original vision. I hope the people coming up after him will carry on with what he laid down. Great little OS.

Many thanks for your condolences @ssybesma... there's  both an announcement,9283.0.html

and a memorial fund...,9402.0.html

It was shocking and unexpected... both for his family and his team here.

That said, while @PCNetSpec has been with Peppermint OS for so long one may be forgiven for thinking so, he was not the founder. Yet his vision added extra layers of spit and polish over the  7 releases he had a hand in.

#teampeppermintOS hopes to carry that forward as we re-coalesce to produce a Peppermint 11 he'd be happy to lift a few pints over.


Hello @spence - thanks for that. What is that crunchbang search?

click on Menu then in the run/start box type:

!p then enter your search term


Here's a thread which may give you some clues & tips,9632.0.html


Installation / Re: New P10 install running very slowly. RESOLVED
« on: June 25, 2020, 11:30:40 am »
Hello and welcome back to our forums Fitzroy! I have encapsulated the inxi-Fz terminal output for you. using the tools above the message compose window.

If your friend determines that it's within her budget to upgrade her memory, Peppermint 10 Respin is supported until 2023. Plus there are many threads here in the forums which deal will deleting rarely used programs in order to boost boot speed and prioritize your friends workflow.

Thanks for spreading the peppermint love and helping us conquer the world, one laptop at a time!


I have installed it previously in as little as a 7gb partition... wouldn't recommend it though.   


From my poking around the interwebs, it seems you're going to either have to toss that USB or use something pretty aggressive to wipe & reformat it... the mention of DD comes up frequently...

and yes... ZFS IS NOT intended for usb nor individual computers... though there are mentions of it on our forums as far back as 2016...


General Discussion / Re: Peppermint OS project status
« on: June 20, 2020, 08:15:40 am »
Thank you for your kind words and encouragement @Fred!

#teampeppermintOS is blessed to have the full support of PCNetSpec's heirs as the team he had gathered over the years recoalesce to carry his legacy forward with a release we hope he'll be proud of.,9283.0.html

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