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I don't have Peppermint in front of me at the moment but on Mint there is a preference to only show the the tray icon when there are updates or errors. Don't remember what version of mintupdate Peppermint is using but I thought this preference had been there for quite a long time.

According to gnome-software the slack snap is still beta.

Maybe you should try the flatpak ?

But personally I'd go here
and get the .deb version.

Both snaps and flatpaks often have system integration issues.

I was using the deb version during the pep10 beta and it worked as expected.

They were hidden away in the last release. They will be gone completely in this one.

Yeah, I've reinstalled twice I think and zero issue post install.

I can tell you that article is definitely a bit overblown. Little things happen every cycle that effect what gets done. A lot of them just seemed to line up and happen all at once this time around. When you have a large project with lots of people involved these things are going to happen on occasion.

Apparently I have some setting wrong. Didn't get notified of the responses.

I have reinstalled since this first time and had the same issue using the "Try Peppermint" so I don't know what's going on. Rebooting the live usb again made it work fine. It isn't even consistently reproducable so I'm not really sure what to say on this one ;)

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System:    Host: joseph-OP Kernel: 4.15.0-46-generic x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: N/A
           Distro: Peppermint Nine
Machine:   Device: laptop System: System76 product: Oryx Pro v: oryp2 serial: N/A
           Mobo: System76 model: Oryx Pro v: oryp2 serial: N/A
           UEFI: American Megatrends v: 1.05.04RSA1 date: 09/29/2016
Battery    BAT0: charge: 56.6 Wh 100.0% condition: 56.6/60.2 Wh (94%)
           hidpp__0: charge: N/A condition: NA/NA Wh
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i7-6700HQ (-MT-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB
           clock speeds: max: 3500 MHz 1: 866 MHz 2: 900 MHz 3: 900 MHz 4: 900 MHz
           5: 900 MHz 6: 900 MHz 7: 899 MHz 8: 900 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GP106M [GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile 6GB]
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 )
           drivers: nouveau (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.02hz
           OpenGL: renderer: NV136 version: 4.3 Mesa 18.2.8
Audio:     Card-1 Intel 100 Series/C230 Series Family HD Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Card-2 NVIDIA GP106 High Def. Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-46-generic
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCIE Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169
           IF: enp109s0f1 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Intel Wireless 8260 driver: iwlwifi
           IF: wlp110s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1250.3GB (4.9% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: Samsung_SSD_850 size: 250.1GB
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: HGST_HTS721010A9 size: 1000.2GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 111G used: 8.1G (8%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda4
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 39.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 43.0
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 231 Uptime: 1:31 Memory: 1808.3/7931.4MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.56

I was unable to install using the "Install Now" option. I could get no keyboard input. It worked fine launching the installer for the "Try Peppermint without installing" option.

In my experience, unless you have a pretty large community of constantly active members in IRC it's of very limited use. It just leads to people getting a bit frustrated when they ask a question and get no responses or answers. It does have the benefit of a more direct conversation with someone while trying to figure out a problem but again the people have to be there. Also nowadays you really have better options like Slack, Telegram, etc. that actually keep the history you can go back and read without the need of setting up things like bouncers to view what you missed while you were away.

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