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New Users / Re: Startup Speed
« on: June 23, 2019, 06:07:25 pm »
Hi JoeP12,

for any further posts that long, if you use the Sp icon (Spoiler), it leaves them like the two posts above and only if you click on them do they fully open.

Just Makes it look tidier  :)

Regards Zeb...

I didn't realize that was an option. Thanks and I'll remember that in case I post a long blurb in the future! :)

Posting it here in two sections is a pain because it's hard to search .. any reason you didn't just host the file on and provide a link like I asked ?

There seems to be a large (14 second) delay in the hardware initialisation here:
[   19.802954] input: CNF7129: Gateway Webcam as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1a.7/usb1/1-3/1-3:1.0/input/input17
[   19.803581] usbcore: registered new interface driver uvcvideo
[   19.803582] USB Video Class driver (1.1.1)

[   34.580488] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): enp6s0: link is not ready
[   34.583759] sky2 0000:06:00.0 enp6s0: enabling interface

[   34.584489] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): enp6s0: link is not ready
[   34.603893] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlp2s0: link is not ready
Are you even using the wired ethernet card ?

Sorry, I must have missed the request to post it elsewhere. Sorry about that. No, I'm not using wired ethernet.

New Users / Re: Startup Speed
« on: June 23, 2019, 11:23:49 am »
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New Users / Re: Startup Speed
« on: June 23, 2019, 11:23:23 am »
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What are you running Peppermint on? / Re: Gateway MD7818u Laptop
« on: June 22, 2019, 08:48:17 pm »
Thanks all! Pleased to be here!

New Users / Re: Startup Speed
« on: June 22, 2019, 08:46:28 pm »
If you're running a HDD, switch to a SDD. That will boost anything that accesses the drive, including the startup speed.

I'm sure there are other suggestions, but that's one that immediately comes to mind for me.

Hi scifidude79. Thanks for the response. It's a laptop, pre-SSD. Good recommendation though. I would have certainly considered it were I capable of doing so.

Hi PCNetSpec, I performed the removal and the following are the results of the commands you requested I run.

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System:    Host: joe-peplin10 Kernel: 4.18.0-22-generic x86_64 bits: 64
           Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Ten
Machine:   Device: portable System: Gateway product: MD7818U v: Rev 1 serial: N/A
           Mobo: Gateway model: N/A v: 99.09 serial: N/A
           BIOS: Phoenix v: 99.07 date: 01/14/2009
Battery    BAT1: charge: 40.1 Wh 93.4% condition: 42.9/48.8 Wh (88%)
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core2 Duo T6400 (-MCP-) cache: 2048 KB
           clock speeds: max: 2000 MHz 1: 1198 MHz 2: 1197 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Mobile 4 Series Integrated Graphics Controller
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.20.1 )
           drivers: modesetting (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1366x768@60.11hz
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Mobile Intel GM45 Express
           version: 2.1 Mesa 18.2.8
Audio:     Card Intel 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.18.0-22-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel WiFi Link 5100 driver: iwlwifi
           IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Marvell 88E8057 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver: sky2
           IF: enp6s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 500.1GB (2.4% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD5000BEVT size: 500.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 458G used: 11G (3%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 48.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 190 Uptime: 2:15 Memory: 911.3/3812.5MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.56

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         22.227s dev-sda1.device
         16.047s mintsystem.service
         10.464s udisks2.service
         10.241s NetworkManager-wait-online.service
          9.139s accounts-daemon.service
          8.490s grub-common.service
          8.481s snapd.service
          8.039s apparmor.service
          7.572s NetworkManager.service
          6.726s ModemManager.service
          6.578s networkd-dispatcher.service
          5.228s lm-sensors.service
          4.991s dev-loop2.device
          4.980s thermald.service
          4.956s avahi-daemon.service
          4.948s rsyslog.service
          4.934s alsa-restore.service
          4.836s dev-loop1.device
          4.735s systemd-logind.service
          4.725s dev-loop0.device
          4.473s pppd-dns.service
          4.473s gpu-manager.service
          4.436s dev-loop3.device
          3.516s wpa_supplicant.service
          3.141s nmbd.service
          2.576s systemd-journal-flush.service
          2.237s rpcbind.service
          2.118s binfmt-support.service
          1.950s systemd-udevd.service
          1.771s keyboard-setup.service
          1.724s systemd-resolved.service
          1.579s smbd.service
          1.392s snap-libreoffice-124.mount
          1.331s systemd-modules-load.service
          1.196s systemd-tmpfiles-setup-dev.service
          1.173s plymouth-read-write.service
          1.172s console-setup.service
          1.170s nfs-config.service
          1.118s kmod-static-nodes.service
          1.116s run-rpc_pipefs.mount
          1.088s snap-core18-970.mount
          1.068s polkit.service
          1.014s swapfile.swap
           986ms systemd-backlight@backlight:acpi_video0.service
           872ms systemd-tmpfiles-setup.service
           842ms systemd-journald.service
           702ms snap-core-6964.mount
           682ms lightdm.service
           679ms plymouth-quit-wait.service
           630ms systemd-sysctl.service
           626ms snap-gtk\x2dcommon\x2dthemes-1198.mount
           620ms proc-sys-fs-binfmt_misc.mount
           526ms dev-mqueue.mount
           522ms systemd-random-seed.service
           515ms tlp.service
           482ms ntp.service
           457ms dev-hugepages.mount
           451ms plymouth-start.service
           418ms setvtrgb.service
           406ms systemd-remount-fs.service
           393ms sys-kernel-debug.mount
           360ms upower.service
           306ms openvpn.service
           253ms packagekit.service
           219ms systemd-udev-trigger.service
           191ms systemd-user-sessions.service
           141ms systemd-update-utmp.service
           135ms hddtemp.service
           120ms kerneloops.service
            85ms user@1000.service
            76ms snapd.seeded.service
            73ms systemd-tmpfiles-clean.service
            60ms ufw.service
            17ms systemd-update-utmp-runlevel.service
            11ms ureadahead-stop.service
             5ms sys-kernel-config.mount
             5ms sys-fs-fuse-connections.mount
             2ms snapd.socket

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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. @40.997s
└─ @40.997s
  └─smbd.service @39.416s +1.579s
    └─nmbd.service @36.273s +3.141s
      └─ @36.270s
        └─NetworkManager-wait-online.service @26.027s +10.241s
          └─NetworkManager.service @18.452s +7.572s
            └─dbus.service @14.827s
              └─ @13.420s
                └─ @13.420s
                  └─snapd.socket @13.417s +2ms
                    └─ @13.172s
                      └─apparmor.service @5.131s +8.039s
                        └─ @5.130s
                          └─ @5.130s
                            └─systemd-tmpfiles-setup-dev.service @3.932s +1.196s
                              └─kmod-static-nodes.service @2.812s +1.118s
                                └─systemd-journald.socket @2.809s
                                  └─system.slice @2.808s
                                    └─-.slice @2.764s

General Discussion / I'm Joe
« on: June 22, 2019, 05:49:54 pm »
Hi all,

I'm Joe. I'm newish to Linux, but feel generally comfortable with command line. I used Unix while in the military, over a decade ago, and have worked with computers off and on over the years, though primarily Windows systems. Many years ago I briefly experimented with Ubuntu and Linux Mint, but because it was still generally unfamiliar to me, I stopped using it and got rid of it.

I'm currently in IT, and over the last several months I've taken an interest in exploring Linux again. I feel like I've tried a wide variety of Linux OSs at this point, even in only a few months, and even if only a brief introduction. TinyCore, Puppy, Mint, several Ubuntu flavors, Solus, and quite a few others. I accidentally wiped my Windows 10 SSD with Clear Linux a couple months ago. Lol. I feel like it was "taking my licks" if I really wanted to start learning about Linux. That said, only my operating system was on that SSD. My files were stored on another hard drive. So it wasn't that bad.

My wife got a new laptop almost a year ago because her old laptop was having startup issues. The physical start button was wonky, and you'd have to press it a billion times to get it started.

Well, within the last couple weeks, I ordered that old laptop a "new" motherboard (the start button was hard wired, so there was no other option) for only $35, a new battery for just over $10 and figured I'd throw Linux on it. It's now my laptop and I'm typing on it for this post.

Its original operating system was Vista. Before I wiped it, it had Win 7 on it. But I wanted something different. I first put MX Linux on it. It seemed a little popular among some users and seemed to have good reviews in terms of working on older hardware. It did, it was fine. But I was just kind of "meh" about MX, personally.

I'd been wanting to full-on try Peppermint for a while. I'd also briefly tried it over the last several months and wanted to see how well it would work on this laptop. So I threw Peppermint 10 on it, and everything started up and worked just fine. I'm actually really enjoying this OS and it's likely I'll be sticking with it for the foreseeable future.

Figured it might behoove me to join a forum of knowledgeable users though. Partly for my own benefit, in terms of potential issues that might arise, but also just to be part of a community of users, from various interesting backgrounds, and a variety of experience with Linux and outside of it who all have a shared interest.

So far, I've been able to make some alterations to some of the aesthetics of the desktop and the panel.

I also added Brave browser, since it's one of my new favorite browsers and installed LibreOffice 6.2 and while I used command line for these things, I'm actually really digging the Software Manager. Super clean and easy to navigate.

Anyway, hi. :)


New Users / Startup Speed
« on: June 22, 2019, 05:03:18 pm »
Hi all,

Is there a way to speed up startup a little? I'm sure any changes might be meager, but even a little bit of additional boot time speed would be nice. I'm on Peppermint 10.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. Not sure what all you might need to know to help.



What are you running Peppermint on? / Gateway MD7818u Laptop
« on: June 22, 2019, 02:30:33 pm »
Hi all. New to the boards and to Peppermint. Running Peppermint 10 x64 on a Gateway laptop that originally had Vista on it. So far, everything seem to work out of the box. Specs as follows:

CPU Intel Core 2 Duo T6400 / 2 GHz
Number of Cores Dual-Core
Cache L2 - 2 MB
64-bit Computing Yes
Chipset Type Mobile Intel GM45 Express

Type L2 cache
Installed Size 2 MB

Optical Drive DVD-RW (-R DL) / DVD-RAM
Type portable

Max Supported Size 4 GB
Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Speed 667 MHz

Memory Speed 667 MHz
Configuration Features 2 x 2 GB
Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Installed Size 4 GB

Resolution 1366 x 768 (HD)
Widescreen Display Yes
Diagonal Size (metric) 39.6 cm
Display Resolution Abbreviation HD

Graphics Processor Intel GMA 4500MHD
Memory Allocation Technology Dynamic Video Memory Technology
Max Allocated RAM Size 1.759 GB
Integrated Webcam Yes
Sound Stereo speakers

Spindle Speed 5400 rpm
Type HDD
Capacity 500 GB

Type keyboard, touchpad

Wireless Protocol 802.11a/b/g/n (draft)
Wireless Controller Intel WiFi Link 5100
Wired Protocol Gigabit Ethernet

CPU Type Core 2 Duo
Processor Number T6400
Manufacturer Intel
Clock Speed 2 GHz

Disc Labeling Technology Labelflash Technology
Drive Type DVD SuperMulti DL

Type 5 in 1 card reader
Supported Flash Memory Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card, xD-Picture Card

Capacity 2200 mAh
Cells 8-cell
Technology lithium ion

Slots 1 x ExpressCard/54 (1 free)
Interfaces 4 x USB 2.0
Microphone input
Headphone/SPDIF combo jack
Memory Card Reader 5 in 1 (SD Card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, MultiMediaCard, xD-Picture Card)

Brand Gateway
Product Line Gateway
Model MD7818u
Packaged Quantity 1
Compatibility PC

Max Transfer Rate 56 Kbps
Data Link Protocol Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet
Wireless LAN Supported Yes
Wireless NIC Intel WiFi Link 5100

Notebook Type notebook
Platform Windows
Hard Drive Capacity 500 GB

Diagonal Size 15.6 in

Width 15.2 in
Depth 10.4 in
Height 1.7 in

Compliant Standards High Definition Audio

Type 1 year warranty

Chipset Type Mobile Intel GM45 Express

Weight 7.72 lbs

OS Provided: Type Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition SP1
Type CyberLink Label Print, CyberLink Power2Go, Microsoft Office 2007 (60 days trial), Microsoft Windows Media Player 11, Microsoft Works, Norton 360 (60 days trial)

Graphics Processor Intel GMA 4500MHD
Graphics Processor Series Intel GMA

Memory Allocation Technology Dynamic Video Memory Technology
Max Allocated RAM Size 1.759 GB

Integrated Webcam Yes

Type 1 year warranty

Type limited warranty
Service Included parts and labor
Full Contract Period 1 year


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