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GNU/Linux Discussion / Re: Ubuntu projected path
« on: February 21, 2019, 04:30:14 pm »
Hi, PCNETSpec,
Thank you for the reply and for the assurance. End users depend on the developers, so I just wanted to hear a first-hand opinion from a developer. Your confidence is reassuring .
Thank you again,

GNU/Linux Discussion / Ubuntu projected path
« on: February 21, 2019, 08:37:41 am »
Hi, guys,
Yesterday I watched Tom's from "Switched to Linux" discussion "Ubuntu: The End of an Era."

If what Tom says about Ubuntu's decline comes true, how would that affect Peppermint? Will it be switched to Debian base? How hard would that be? Any thoughts? Thank you.

New Users / Re: Suddenly lost wifi - need help
« on: February 19, 2019, 08:26:39 pm »
Hi, guys,
I found the hardware switch. It is on the side of the laptop.
I accidentally switched it off - I did not even know that it was there.
The problem is solved.
Thank you to MNFrozenfish for the reply.

New Users / Re: Suddenly lost wifi - need help
« on: February 19, 2019, 07:26:41 pm »
rfkill list
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0: tpacpi_bluetooth_sw: Bluetooth
              Soft blocked:  yes
              Hard blocked: yes
1: phy0: Wireless LAN
              Soft blocked:  no
              Hard blocked: yes

It looks like wifi is hardware-blocked.

New Users / Suddenly lost wifi - need help [SOLVED]
« on: February 19, 2019, 11:39:23 am »
Hi, guys,
All of the sudden, I lost wifi this morning.
The wifi icon shows that there is no connection. The system does not show any existing wifi networks.When the wifi setup window is opened, it shows that "WIFI enabled" checkbox is unchecked. Checking the checkbox does not help. On the reboot, the checkbox is unchecked again.
What is the way to troubleshoot the problem? My guess is that the wifi card could stop being functional, and it would make sense to check it status. I just do not know how to do it.
Any help would be really appreciated.
Thank you,

Software & Applications / Re: Photo editing workflow in Linux
« on: December 18, 2018, 03:10:28 pm »
Hi, guys,

Coincidently, an article about Linux photography has been published on LXER yesterday.

After reading this article I watched a video tutorial on how to use RawTherapee

It seemed to be rather simple and intuitive how to use RawTherapee.

I processed one of my ORF files in RawTherapee to compare the results with Capture One Pro.

I still have to learn a lot about how to use RawTherapee - my JPEG from RawTherapee looks terrible. I have to check if they have a forum.

Hopefully, I will learn how to use it effectively.

Thank you,


Software & Applications / Re: How to uninstall Colibri web browser - SOLVED
« on: December 13, 2018, 05:39:20 pm »
HI, I just check the original email that they sent me.

Christianvl was right, it was a snap application.

They just sent me an instruction how to uninstall it:

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sudo snap remove colibri

Big thank you for every one who replied to my request of help.


Software & Applications / Re: How to uninstall Colibri web browser
« on: December 13, 2018, 05:25:14 pm »
Hi, PCNetSpec,

Colibri requires an email to get a link to the installation package.

Once you install Colibri browser they encourage you to create an account to save your links (links are an equivalent to what everyone else calls bookmarks).

They claim that through the account settings the links are saved across multiple devices.

I did not sign up for the account. I just do not need it.

Now, when I try to open anything like AppImage, for some reason Colibri launches up. It is annoying.

I've sent two emails to Colibri with no response so far. My advice to anyone who reads this post - stay away from the Colibri.


Software & Applications / Photo editing workflow in Linux
« on: December 13, 2018, 10:23:33 am »
Hi, guys,

This is the topic that has been discussed multiple times in different articles, on forums, in books (a book by Dimitri Popov is a great ebook on Linux photography).

I just wonder what people on this forum use for their photography needs. I am mostly interested in RAW conversion on Linux.

Currently, I use Capture One Pro raw image editor which does not have a Linux version (only PC and Mac). It produces excellent results but still I am looking for a Linux equivalent of it.

Capture One Pro is the main reason why I have not completely transitioned to Linux.

I am looking forward to hearing about your experiences and recommendations. I am open to learn new software too.

Thank you,


Software & Applications / Re: How to uninstall Colibri web browser
« on: December 13, 2018, 10:17:30 am »
Hi, all,

I do not remember how exactly I installed it. The developers ask for the email to send the link.

Most likely it was a deb package.

Colibri is not a bad browser. I just do not like that it is used each time when I try to open an executable file.

Another thing that alerts me is that they ask for an email to have it installed. Also, they strongly encourage an account to keep links.

I will try the methods that you all have suggested and reply which one worked.


Software & Applications / Re: Home inventory software
« on: December 12, 2018, 11:34:10 am »
Hi, guys,

I suggest you take a look at the Symphytum DB software

This is an excellent cross-platform (Windows, Mac, and Linux) user-friendly database software.

I like it a lot.

Hope this helps.


Software & Applications / How to uninstall Colibri web browser
« on: December 11, 2018, 08:48:53 am »
Hi, guys,

I've installed Colibri web browser ( and now I want to uninstall it.

Can someone help me by telling how to do it?

Thank you,


New Users / Re: Best 2-in-1 to run Peppermint 9
« on: December 07, 2018, 11:42:06 am »
Hi, PCNetSpec,

Thank you for your replies and your help.

From what I see after internet research, 2-in-1 computers in their tablet modes are not perfect substitute for tablets. So, I will just get my wife a new iPad.

For her laptop experiences, I will get her a normal Lenovo laptop, and she will be all set.

All the best,


New Users / Re: Best 2-in-1 to run Peppermint 9
« on: December 06, 2018, 10:48:19 am »
Hi, PCNetSpec,

Thank you for the reply and for offering your help on this issue.

There are some videos on YouTube related to Lenovo Yoga 920 running Linux. The guys from FastGadgets gives a comprehensive overview of running Yoga 920 with Fedora 28.

Most of the reviews that I found so far indicate that Yoga 920 is rather compatible with Linux to function as a laptop. I am yet to find any info on how good it is in the tablet mode.

There is another little laptop that I am interested in - GPG Pocket 2. It is a 7-inch ultraportable laptop with an m3 processor.

I would really love that little laptop to run Peppermint.

Again, I very appreciate you taking time to answer my questions.


New Users / Re: Best 2-in-1 to run Peppermint 9
« on: December 03, 2018, 06:16:15 pm »
Hi, PCNetSpec,

This will be a Linux-only setup.

I am looking forward to your and other users' recommendations.

Thank you in advance,


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