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agreed super grub 2 saved me last night ... spent 6 hours doing a re-install and re config on one of my boxes and normally i make snapshots as i go along , didn't do it last night and of course the last thing i did was install updates and the update put my administrator account in a login loop somehow ... 6 hours of work !!!!! popped in grub rescue and in 10 mins was back into my box and creating a snapshot this time ( fool me once ) haha

General Discussion / Network manager icon disapeared SOLVED uh SOLVED again
« on: December 19, 2018, 11:27:25 pm »
this has happened to me a few times in a few different distros what i did to get my connection manager back visible on my panel was go to   /etc/xdg/autostart/nm-applet.desktop open it with a text editor in root and  Go down to the Exec line and change the entry from nm-applet to dbus-launch nm-applet.

your file should look something like this
[Desktop Entry]
Comment=Manage your network connections
Exec=dbus-launch nm-applet

Save the file and reboot! and my icon and connection manager are back ... hope this helps someone

EDIT 0k well this isnt working anymore , my network manager disappeared again ... so this is what i did open the peppermint settings panel click system , startup and default apps click auto start and where it says add manuel entry , type nm-applet ...... and its back again , fingers crossed it'll stick this time haha

GNU/Linux Discussion / Re: The popularity of Peppermint...
« on: November 30, 2018, 10:41:02 pm »
peppermint has a lot more going for it than its stability ...... its all implemented so beautifully that it doesn't really stand out .. look at the simplicity of use , the devs went to great lengths to add a ton of menu commands that otherwise would be done in the terminal and therefore putting off and frustrating the new linux user , simple little things like copy to folder and move to folder options that make it simple and comfortable for a new user to get settled in and start believing that maybe linux isnt so tuff after all cause im doing this all by myself  ... and there are a lot more tucked away here and there .. the devs have have put a lot of thought into making sure a newbie never has to mess with a terminal unless they want to ...... heck have you ever set up a samba share so easily and quickly ? every other distro ive ever used involved a half hour of hunting down the right info to change the configuration script and pray you got it right ... peppermint , fast , clean , beautiful , non intimidating , and functional

General Discussion / Re: Feeling Nostalgic
« on: November 04, 2018, 10:53:55 am »
 Slim.fatz you sound as bad as me with the number of computers .. i have one box to play, its my everyday driver that i beat on with every customization adjustment , experiment or new software i can throw at it till it breaks and i have to figure out what went wrong ... then i have one set up as a home security system , one as a media server one as a media production editor , one for my three year old son to play educational games on and watch youtube kids  videos , one that my girlfriend uses for banking and bills , one for business .. annnnd one just cause i wanted it  .... then mind you there are also three android phones that get used quite a bit and three  7 inch tablets for reading before bed  :) .. my family is connected to say the least ..

General Discussion / Re: Feeling Nostalgic
« on: November 03, 2018, 05:19:10 pm »
i didnt care for easy peasy either , i remember the reason i left peppermint was i was using an old laptop that had some obscure intel graphics chip that there really was no way to get it to play nice especially with my level of knowledge of the command line at the time .... i think i went straight to mint after that and for some reason it worked a little better with the graphics chip ( different Kernel i guess )  ......... outside of testing the waters to see what else was available i stayed with mint till i switched to Lite for one year then i re found peppermint .  I'm Home Now  :D

General Discussion / Re: Screenshot Gallery -- Show Us Your Screen
« on: November 03, 2018, 11:28:12 am »
Clean and simple  .. just the way i like my women ... nice

General Discussion / Feeling Nostalgic
« on: November 03, 2018, 11:23:54 am »
i was going through some old software looking for my ubuntu change administer password on windows for a friend of mine that locked himself out of his computer .. and look what i came across .. two fresh new distros i was testing while on my journey of distro hopping and learning about this frustrating Linux thing i read about on the internet LOL.. its still frustrating sometimes but i'd like to think i have a  little better hold on it than i did back then , and its through distros like this one that kept me interested long enough to not give up .   

General Discussion / Re: Good News, bluetooth works!
« on: October 30, 2018, 08:04:04 am »
ever since i think it was ubuntu 10 or so Bluetooth has been hit or miss in most distros , ive always had to install pulse audio equalizer and controls and manually change the output device to Bluetooth every time i wanted to use it so yes it was a serious PITA going into pulse and back to audio mixer setting output devices .. the good news is , i found Pepp 9 and it is working really well now 

General Discussion / Re: Screenshot Gallery -- Show Us Your Screen
« on: October 30, 2018, 07:48:08 am »
it is pepp 9 ... i now have 9 on three desktops and 4 Laptops .... i'll always experiment out of curiosity for other distros , but i dont see me using anything but peppermint for quite some time unless something unexpected happens ... i just like it , its fast ,  reliable and a pleasure to look at , there are a lot of little things in peppermint that arent included in a lot of distros .. little things that just make life easier like the shortcut to opening a folder as root in the menu and my favorites , the copy to and move to feature that lets me move my files any where i want in the shortest amount of time and effort  .... heck even Samba , ive never set up Samba shares so easily or quickly on any other distro

out of work at the moment , but i WILL be Donating to the cause once i get back to work

Hardware / Re: Severe screen flickering when laptop lid is opened.
« on: October 30, 2018, 07:18:26 am »
so can this be fixed with Xorg-Xset ?

General Discussion / Re: Screenshot Gallery -- Show Us Your Screen
« on: October 30, 2018, 03:34:37 am »
i would tell you what ive done but i change it so often i barely remember .. it'll be different tomorrow ..... i do remember that the top and bottom panel images come from a mate panel theme pack

Hardware / Re: Severe screen flickering when laptop lid is opened.
« on: October 30, 2018, 02:06:43 am »
you dont go in to detail about what type of flickering you are experiencing but first things to try are probably changing your monitors refresh rate and maybe resolution ....  could also be a loose of bad LVDS cable the cable from the monitor to the mainboard ... that's just my best guesses .. im sure someone with more knowledge can give you more insight

New Users / Re: currupted system
« on: October 29, 2018, 10:09:18 am »
actually re created this error again .. and as i expected it was completely my fault ..... when you are setting your sources and update settings if you inadvertently click always favor installed version over maintainers version ... you will get notified of updates as usual but as soon as you click install the update window just bugs out poof gone , no explanation no logs  LOL .. whoops .. im just going to go out on a limb and guess that i did that very late at night and i may have been a tad delirious

thats my story and im sticking to it ...

that's exactly how i feel , i generally go pretty far out of my way sometimes to do something that will break my installation just so that i can see if i can figure out how to fix it ... LOL , not really but i dont ever have any hesitations in making a change that might be catastrophic cause i know all my data is backed up and i can reinstall in under 15 minutes  .. the most fun i have is my never ending search for lesser known apps and tools that simplify the tasks that i do

i learn something new every day ..

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