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General Discussion / Re: Screenshot Gallery -- Show Us Your Screen
« on: May 26, 2020, 01:15:19 pm »
How do you add a screenshot here ?

I cannot figure it out.


The Omen

Advanced Topics / Re: Peppermint 10 Respin Boot Time..
« on: May 13, 2020, 11:18:02 am »
Hi Spence,

I am happy to see that you tried out the "hacks" taught to me by my teacher with really good results.

He really is amazing with his knowledge, (at least to me), of the Peppermint OSs.

Anytime I really, really, screw things up, he just laughs, types things in my system, and all of a sudden everything just works again and usually even better than before.

Even though he has "written" down all his command codes for me, I am still amazed this old man seems to have these all memorized yet cannot remember why he walked over to the fridge and opened the door, forgetting what he wanted in the first place, lol.

Warm Regards,

The Omen

Hi @cavy, I love your tutorial.

Wish there was a way to incorporate/merge, yours and mine together.

It would be a "super" list of terminal command "fix-it;s".,8828.msg90325.html#msg90325

Warm regards,

The Omen

New Users / Re: How can I make my boot time faster?
« on: April 26, 2020, 02:48:25 pm »
Hi Rayzor, Treeplanter, and Slim.Fatz,

posted a thread about this myself recently, might be worth looking at the omens solution. the original peppermint 10 iso didnt have this boot issue just so you know.

Treeplanter already did take a look at my solution, He copied and pasted it on his number three spoiler.

I am using P9 respin myself but have used these for P10 and P10 respin as well and has cut down boot times quite well.

I think all that Treeplanter is looking for is more reassurance from others that have applied these themselves rather than just going by my say so that it works ok.

I am imagining that since he saw no other replies to your original post about this subject in the "advance" section, he has no other person to vouch for the "fix".

Warm regards to all,

The Omen

Advanced Topics / Re: Peppermint 10 Respin Boot Time..
« on: April 21, 2020, 02:32:00 pm »
Hi Rayzer and Spence,

Below are my results if you care to see my proof of concept results from my previous post just before this one:


The Omen

$ systemd-analyze
Startup finished in 1.818s (kernel) + 2.786s (userspace) = 4.605s reached after 2.780s in userspace

$ systemd-analyze critical-chain
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. @2.780s
└─lightdm.service @2.675s +104ms
  └─systemd-user-sessions.service @2.665s +5ms
    └─ @2.664s
      └─NetworkManager.service @2.398s +266ms
        └─dbus.service @2.383s
          └─ @2.382s
            └─ @2.382s
              └─acpid.socket @2.382s
                └─ @2.359s
                  └─apparmor.service @368ms +1.990s
                    └─ @367ms
                      └─ @367ms
                        └─systemd-tmpfiles-setup-dev.service @213ms +153ms
                          └─kmod-static-nodes.service @201ms +9ms
                            └─systemd-journald.socket @199ms
                              └─system.slice @199ms
                                └─-.slice @185ms
$ systemd-analyze blame
          1.990s apparmor.service
          1.318s dev-sda1.device
          1.290s ufw.service
           900ms systemd-journal-flush.service
           305ms systemd-tmpfiles-setup.service
           266ms NetworkManager.service
           240ms systemd-logind.service
           231ms mintsystem.service
           202ms udisks2.service
           178ms systemd-udevd.service
           153ms systemd-tmpfiles-setup-dev.service
           149ms networkd-dispatcher.service
           127ms systemd-resolved.service
           122ms keyboard-setup.service
           122ms plymouth-read-write.service
           114ms nfs-config.service
           111ms run-rpc_pipefs.mount
           111ms console-setup.service
           104ms lightdm.service
            95ms systemd-modules-load.service
            92ms systemd-journald.service
            88ms rpcbind.service
            80ms upower.service
            66ms swapfile.swap
            57ms gpu-manager.service
            56ms accounts-daemon.service
            48ms systemd-udev-trigger.service
            40ms grub-common.service
            37ms systemd-remount-fs.service
            28ms user@1000.service
            25ms alsa-restore.service
            24ms packagekit.service
            22ms lm-sensors.service
            20ms plymouth-start.service
            20ms wpa_supplicant.service
            18ms systemd-sysctl.service
            17ms polkit.service
            17ms systemd-random-seed.service
            13ms hddtemp.service
            12ms ntp.service
            12ms rsyslog.service
            10ms ureadahead-stop.service
             9ms systemd-update-utmp.service
             9ms systemd-tmpfiles-clean.service
             9ms kmod-static-nodes.service
             9ms kerneloops.service
             9ms sys-kernel-debug.mount
             8ms dev-mqueue.mount
             5ms systemd-user-sessions.service
             4ms dev-hugepages.mount
             3ms systemd-update-utmp-runlevel.service
             3ms sys-kernel-config.mount
             2ms sys-fs-fuse-connections.mount
             2ms setvtrgb.service
lines 30-54/54 (END)

Advanced Topics / Re: Peppermint 10 Respin Boot Time..
« on: April 21, 2020, 01:59:12 pm »
Things I do to minimize boot time:

List of Items to Stop, Disable, Mask, etc. from Start-Up: just copy and paste commands one at a time into your terminal and follow the prompts that are given:

Code: [Select]
sudo systemctl disable ModemManager.service
Code: [Select]
sudo systemctl disable NetworkManager-wait-online.service
Code: [Select]
sudo systemctl disable pppd-dns.service
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sudo systemctl stop avahi-daemon.service

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sudo systemctl disable avahi-daemon.service

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sudo systemctl mask avahi-daemon.service
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sudo systemctl mask plymouth-quit-wait.service
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sudo systemctl mask postfix.service

Purge Snapd

Code: [Select]
sudo apt purge snapd

Purge Gnome-Software Repository (SNAP)

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sudo apt-get remove --purge gnome-software gnome-software-plugin-snap

Remove Flatpak remotes

To show remote sources:

Code: [Select]
 flatpak remotes

Delete the sources as in this example:

Code: [Select]
 flatpak remote-delete flathub
Purge Samba

Code: [Select]
sudo apt purge samba

Purge telnet

Code: [Select]
sudo apt purge telnet

Purge btrfs

Code: [Select]
sudo apt-get purge btrfs-progs && sudo update-initramfs -uk all

Change Grub Timeout

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sudo nano /etc/default/grub
Edit the line listed (GRUB_TIMEOUT=10) to read ("arrow" down and then "arrow" over to the number 10) and change it to 0...(GRUB_TIMEOUT=0)(this is a zero)


Press Ctrl-O (note that this is an O and not a zero)...then press "enter"...then press "save" from the "tab" in that same box...then Ctrl-X to exit the editor...then run in the terminal,

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sudo update-grub

Apt-Daily Timer Service: You will still get your updates as usual, just wont waste time during boot up:

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sudo systemctl disable apt-daily.service
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sudo systemctl disable apt-daily.timer
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sudo systemctl disable apt-daily-upgrade.timer
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sudo systemctl disable apt-daily-upgrade.service

Then reboot your system.

Warm regards,

The Omen

Advanced Topics / Re: Peppermint 10 Respin Boot Time..
« on: April 20, 2020, 11:16:17 am »
Hi rayzer,

I notice that samba, snapd, as well as a few other loadups on start are in play here that can sap your boot-up time.

If you do not use either samba or snaps, they can be completely removed as i have done here.

If you do not use these, i will post the terminal commands here for you if you wish along with a few other things you do not need on boot-up.

My cold boot time with SSD is at 5 secs.


The Omen

GNU/Linux Discussion / Re: systemd
« on: April 15, 2020, 01:09:58 pm »
Hi 151tom,

My teacher tells me that the big argument against systemd appears to be that it has become an all consuming, all controlling "behemoth" that has infiltrated itself across the board in a Linux OS.

He personally does not see this as a real problem but old time linux purists appear to believe that this systemd is moving Linux distributions away from it's original ideals.

I believe he told my that "ANTIX" distribution of Linux OS is "systemd free" for those that are still wanting Linux systems "original" purity.


The Omen

New Users / Re: Audio-Device setting not being retained
« on: April 15, 2020, 01:00:06 pm »
Hi folks,

MPV player is also a very nice option.

Code: [Select]
 sudo apt install mpv


The Omen

General Discussion / Re: A note on Sunday's server downtime
« on: March 02, 2020, 12:40:51 pm »
Hi folks,

I, for one, am going to stick with Peppermint as I realize that anytime there is a "death in the family", that things are never going to be quite the same ever again and there are always adjustment problems to deal with.

This is just one of those adjustment problems is all.

Mr. Greaves would want us all to stick it out and be supportive.

This is not doomsday or the end of Peppermint, just an adjustment for all of us to "keep calm and carry on" while everyone is adjusting to the new situations as they arise and hopefully learning that the "keys to the kingdom" need to be held not by just one person but also entrusted to others so that smoother transitions can take place in future.

Warm Regards to all, especially those that are now taking the lead in rectifying these otherwise minor teething problems as we all need to grow and accept the situation as it is.

The Omen

General Discussion / "Certificate" expired and/or out of date???
« on: February 23, 2020, 04:19:28 pm »
Hi folks,

Just got the following message here in the U.S.A. as I was trying to connect to Peppermint Forums:

I do not know if this has been brought to anyones attention as of yet, this occured at 2:15 PM Mountain Standard Time:

Your connection is not private
Attackers might be trying to steal your information from (for example, passwords, messages, or credit cards). Learn more

Help improve Slimjet security by sending URLs of some pages you visit, limited system information, and some page content to Google. Privacy policy
This server could not prove that it is; its security certificate expired yesterday. This may be caused by a misconfiguration or an attacker intercepting your connection. Your computer's clock is currently set to Sunday, February 23, 2020. Does that look right? If not, you should correct your system's clock and then refresh this page.

Proceed to (unsafe)

Hardware / Re: AMD A10-5745M APU Radeon HD Graphics
« on: February 10, 2020, 01:28:26 am »
Forgive me but you did not understand correctly,

But PCnetSpec is not a person, but a pseudonym for the selected Hero Mod, as the linked article briefly mentioned.

PCNetSpec Is, was, and will always be a real person to us, not a psuedonym, but will always be Mr. Mark Greaves. He was the one and only "Hero Mod" in the Peppermint Fourms

"PCNetSpec". is/was, the name chosen here on line by Mr. Greaves, for his own personal use, Just as your name is "Brothered", here in the forums, "PCNetSpec" was the name used by MR. Greaves and only by Mr. Greaves, NO one else has used it or will ever use it since he passed away.

PCNetSpec and Mr. Mark Greaves were one and the same.


The Omen

Hardware / Re: AMD A10-5745M APU Radeon HD Graphics
« on: February 07, 2020, 02:15:26 pm »
Hi brothered,

I am sorry to tell you that your thank you to PCNetSpec's reply is a little late now.

Mr. Greaves, our Peppermint forum and Peppermint Distro leader, passed away on Jan. 14th 2020.,9283.0.html


The Omen

Software & Applications / Re: Peppermint 32 bit
« on: January 24, 2020, 04:45:24 pm »
Hi Fitzroy,

I am wondering what kind of netbook you have, my teacher has an old EEE PC he bought brand new in like 2008 or 9, and his CPU is an Intel atom n450 that runs 64 bit.

He told me when he bought it for 100 bucks that it was running out of the box with a 32 bit Windows 7 starter edition.

He put Peppermint on it ages ago and i still cannot believe this thing even boots up, and it does so in 35 seconds with only one gig of ram in it, it is still all original, even the battery which he tells me lasts him 6 to 7 hours.

If you do not know if your CPU may be able to run 64 bit, it would be a good idea to find out since my "mentor" tells me that many of those netbooks came with 64 bit capability CPUs installed even though the original installed OSs were only 32 bit.


The Omen

Advanced Topics / P9 respin 2, kernels
« on: January 24, 2020, 04:25:05 pm »
Hi again,

I hope I am putting this question in the right place.

I am using the fully updated 4.15 series kernel in my P9 respin 2 and was noticing that in the update manager, Linux kernels section, also shows the now EOL 4.18 series kernels which made me wonder why short term kernels were ever being used in an LTS OS to begin with.

Are there any plans to eventually include listing the newest "5. whatever" series LTS kernels in the UM listing rather than just the defunct 4.18 EOL kernel series?

It would be easier to experiment a little to find out if the newer LTS  kernels would also work with P9, as well as the present 4.15 series LTS kernels by having them there already to install/uninstall, while finding out which works best.

I want to stay with the P9 respin 2 right now because it is flawless with no failures at all as well as being LTS until April 2023, plus, my linux "Jedi Master", AKA, "He Who Shall Not Be Named", has this thing about sticking with it to the bitter end since it is rock solid stable.

Thank you in advance for any responses.


The Omen

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