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New Users / Re: Want to remove Linux Mint
« on: Today at 05:03:07 pm »
As Peppermint is still booting, you should now (from within Peppermint) run:
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sudo update-grub
this should remove the "Mint" option from the GRUB menu.

GNU/Linux Discussion / Re: Of Laptops and Phones
« on: Today at 04:59:31 pm »
Now see if you can figure out how to specify the colour of your individual contact icons .. apparently they got rid of this as a user configurable option in Pie.

And would you believe the first thing my missus said (specially after mentioning this things 'edge lighting') was "I wanna be purple" .. yet Pie has decided she's red whether she likes it or not :))

New Users / Re: foreign language input with ibus
« on: Today at 04:15:54 pm »
Great news, glad you got it working :)

New Users / Re: Want to remove Linux Mint
« on: Today at 03:45:25 pm »
If moving the partitions around breaks the GRUB bootloader, you're going to need to reinstall GRUB from a LiveUSB environment

I can explain how to do this, but only when we know whether  sda5 remained designated as sda5.

GRUB may also get broken if the other distro is currently the one controlling GRUB .. in either case it's fixable.

See here:
for further information

GNU/Linux Discussion / Re: Of Laptops and Phones
« on: Today at 03:37:07 pm »
I only tried Oreo for a couple of days, but Pie felt 'smoother' .. that said it could just be me getting familiar with Android again.

GNU/Linux Discussion / Re: Of Laptops and Phones
« on: Today at 02:44:15 pm »
Just got me a Sammy Note 9 .. came with 8.1.0 (Oreo), immediately wanted to update to 9.0 (Pie) .. as Pie is pretty new it was pretty quick because there haven't been many incremental updates yet .. 2 IIRC.

Still trying to weigh up whether I prefer iOS or Android but there's so many variables....

I prefer the way iOS doesn't phone home anywhere near as much as Android

I hate the way Googles news feed is pretty much a bunch of adverts with a couple of lines of news squeezed into the ad stream every now and again.

I like the "more control" aspect of Android

I hate Androids confusing  "permissions" system .. it's kinda like KDE with so many options and variables you easily get lost and don't know what permissions you gave to what, and how they interact with permissions for something else.

I like the way Apple are on top of updates and therefore security .. although I'm hoping as a top tier Android phone I'll get regular "enough" updates (at least for the first couple of years).

I hate the way I can't uninstall some third party stuff in Android, such as Fekbook, etc. .. only never sign in, and 'hide' it .. but it's still there doing god knows what.

I love the Note 9's ability to split-screen (or window an app), and the S-Pen.

etc. etc. etc. ........

As for the hardware itself .. well this Note 9 is frikin gorgeous (specially its screen), I have no doubt an Apple XS Max would be equally as nice (and would possibly have been my first choice simply because I'm used to my previous iPhone), but I'm not paying that ridiculous price.

Should I have waited the extra 2 days for the Galaxy S10/S10+ .. well not really, I gather the Note 10 won't be available for some time yet and I REALLY wanted Linux on DeX and the S-Pen (ya gotta play right ?) :)
(I'd also feel much more confident about an OpenVPN connection to the Peppermint servers running in Linux rather than Android)

New Users / Re: Want to remove Linux Mint
« on: Today at 02:22:35 pm »
Oh this may be awkward because sda5 (the Peppermint partition) is inside an extended partition (sda2)....

Basically you need to

a) Boot to a Peppermint LiveUSB

b) Fire up GParted, and delete /dev/sda1

c) still in GParted, resize /dev/sda2 to fill the entire drive (so resize it to the left)

d) move /dev/sda5 all the way to the left, so it's now still inside sda2, but now at the beginning)

e) Now resize sda5 to the right to fill the empty space inside sda2

f) possibly reinstall GRUB from within a chroot environment.

New Users / Re: foreign language input with ibus
« on: Today at 12:43:38 pm »
What's wrong with just adding the Korean language support, then using the keyboard layout selector that's on the bottom panel by default ?

New Users / Re: Want to remove Linux Mint
« on: Today at 12:39:45 pm »
Can you boot into Peppermint and post the output from:
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sudo fdisk -l
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and the contents of
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xed /etc/fstab

GNU/Linux Discussion / Re: Ubuntu projected path
« on: February 21, 2019, 02:46:37 pm »
I don't see the point in a speculative answer to this because I disagree with Tom's premise in the first place .. that said, rest assure we'd follow NOBODY off a cliff ;)

Software & Applications / Re: TBird & FireFox
« on: February 21, 2019, 01:48:57 pm »
Glad to hear you solved the issue :)

Software & Applications / Re: Chess in Linux (Solved)
« on: February 21, 2019, 08:25:08 am »
Nice, glad you found a setup that works for you .. and thanks for posting the findings of your journey (I'm sure it'll help others) :)

Software & Applications / Re: TBird & FireFox
« on: February 20, 2019, 05:04:50 pm »
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is a script that eventually points at the
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but I don't remember having to change ANYTHING for T-Bird to default to Firefox

Software & Applications / Re: TBird & FireFox
« on: February 20, 2019, 03:49:37 pm »
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Firefox should already be the default for hyperlinks (in Peppermint 9 anyway) .. it's defined here
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and here:
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unless you've specifically overriden those files settings, in which case it'll be here
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Hardware / Re: Audio Headache
« on: February 17, 2019, 12:31:11 pm »
Great news @gerj :)

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