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New Users / Re: which version of peppermint for old netbook?
« on: February 09, 2020, 05:48:52 pm »
Those old netbooks weren't real fast a dozen years ago when they first came on the market with XP which could run on 128 mb RAM.
Expecting them to be "snappy" with Linux distros that require 2 GB of RAM minimum is being a bit optimistic. ;D

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New Users / Re: which version of peppermint for old netbook?
« on: February 08, 2020, 04:35:36 am »
XP must be as full of security holes as a sieve 5 years after the EOL date.
A welcome mat for hackers.

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New Users / Re: which version of peppermint for old netbook?
« on: February 06, 2020, 04:20:57 pm »
Run Peppermint v10 64 bit on an Acer Aspire One AO532h-2588 which is a 10" netbook with a D450 32/64 bit processor.
specs: 2 GB RAM, 1.6 GHz Atom cpu, 160 GB HDD
casual use: web surfing, YouTube, movies, word processing & spread sheets (LibreOffice)
No problems ... runs very quickly.

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New Users / Re: Lenovo X1 suitable for Peppermint installation ?
« on: February 03, 2020, 06:17:53 pm »
i just amended my post to indicate it is an 8th gen with an i5 processor Kendal.

Should be OK to go Windrose. My Lenovo Yoga is rocking along with Peppermint. I love Lenovo as you can upgrade the internals, Ram, SSD, etc.  ;)

Apple has started that soldered in RAM nonsense with their latest computers. >:(

To stop people tinkering I guess?  You gotta admit though the reason why Apple are so damn expensive is because their hardware is so robust, plus it's locked down for their OSES only a majority of the time. You pay all that money and you cannot upgrade anything. I like the laptops I have as I can upgrade their innards. Though my Acer Laptop is a pain, as the Ram goes up to 4GB, the ram I bought for it said it was the right ones and I checked it over with sites on the Internet. Crucial are one of if not the pioneering Ram developers on the planet, so I trusted them to come through and yes it works, but the bios needs upgrading as the cursor on screen after getting into Peppermint is a giant " quotes symbol. Intel bless them have taken away free bios updates altogether, so companies have gotten on the band wagon to charge people to download the bios they need. That makes me  >:( Grrr!

Errr ... hmm ... no.
The old "follow the money" rule of thumb leads right to the answer.
Apple doesn't want anyone modifying/upgrading their equipment without cash flow going to them &/or their dealers.
Arrogant & greedy like Microsoft Apple retains an assumed proprietary claim on their equipment.
Called extortion in less polite circles.
I expect that paradigm to be the industry standard in 5 years.

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New Users / Re: Lenovo X1 suitable for Peppermint installation ?
« on: February 03, 2020, 06:07:37 pm »
Why do people think we need Cape Canaveral level computers to run Peppermint Linux?
My Acer Aspire One AO532h-2588 (64 bit) netbook with a N450 1.6 GHz Atom CPU & 2 GB RAM & 500 GB Crucial SSD is not the least bit hesitant.
The SSD & RAM maxed out to 2 GB kinda brought it into the 21st century.

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New Users / Re: Lenovo X1 suitable for Peppermint installation ?
« on: February 02, 2020, 05:39:15 pm »
i just amended my post to indicate it is an 8th gen with an i5 processor Kendal.

Should be OK to go Windrose. My Lenovo Yoga is rocking along with Peppermint. I love Lenovo as you can upgrade the internals, Ram, SSD, etc.  ;)

Apple has started that soldered in RAM nonsense with their latest computers. >:(

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New Users / Re: Lenovo X1 suitable for Peppermint installation ?
« on: January 29, 2020, 04:57:00 pm »
I have 3 ThinkPads (IBM & Lenovo) that are all considerably less resourced than the subject computer.
One a X130e runs Linux Mint XFCE 64 bit.
One a X140e runs Peppermint Linux 10 64 bit.
An ancient old IBM ThinkPad G40 (3.0 GHz P4, 2 GB RAM, 32 bit)  runs Linux Mint XFCE 32 bit respectably well.

With drivers you never know until you try.
The proof is in the pudding ... you have to try the distro before you know whether all your "stuff" (wifi, trackpad, peripherals etc ...) will work.

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Tried the above cure on my other Peppermint laptop which had the same problem and it worked like a charm. 8)
A tip of the hat to Kendall on this one.

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sudo apt install gnome-panel --no-install-recommends

Tried the above command and it WORKED.
The CREATE LAUNCHER right click dialogue box re-appeared on my desktop  like a long lost friend. 8)
Thanks Kendall.

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Tried backing off to a previous kernel and no deal ... still no right click LAUNCHER dialogue box.
Have all the shortcuts I need for now and the conceivable future and any others I can create on one of my Linux Mint computers.
The URL shortcut icons I create on Linux Mint 19.3 work perfectly well on Peppermint 10.

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OK have just reinstalled Pepp onto spare SSD's and as you can see in the pictures below I have not bothered installing the Peppermint 10.0.0.4 or the upgraded version of Peppermint Settings Panel and the right click is working.




Think I might back off a kernel or 2 using the updater GUI under the VIEW tab.
On second thought maybe not as I have a bunch of shortcut icons that I made on a Linux Mint computer in a "ICON" folder in my Peppermint HOME directory that work fine on Peppermint.
If I start backtracking I might do more harm than good.
Thanks, I consider this issue solved.

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Until quite recently (before last batch of downloaded updates) there were no steps to create a URL shortcut on the desktop of either of my Peppermint 10 laptops.
It was just a right click on the desktop click "CREATE A NEW LAUNCHER HERE" on the drop down context menu, choose LOCATION and fill in the boxes.
The item "CREATE A NEW LAUNCHER HERE"  still appears on the right click drop down menu but nothing happens when I click it. Seems to be a programming bug that should be easy to fix in a future update.

We always strive to improve Peppermint, Minux, and we always try to swat every bug we find! ;D

Is your puzzle solved well enough, Minux, that you can now put a great big SOLVED in the Subject Box, or do we need to have somebody higher up on the technical food chain step in in order to lend a hand?  It sounds to me as if you've successfully tackled your problem.  If so, congratulations! :)

Consider these posts of mine feedback rather than a criticism.
No the issue is not resolved but I am hopeful it will be in future updates before too long.
I'm sure the creators and maintainers of Peppermint never intended that a menu item that was previously fully functional and extremely useful no longer work and do absolutely nothing when clicked.
This is not a lack of experience, knowledge,skill or process problem but rather as I said before a bug that has recently manifested itself and as such is beyond my control.
It's not my problem it's the O/Ss problem.
These problems do not come to light until someone mentions them.

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Until quite recently (before last batch of downloaded updates) there were no steps to create a URL shortcut on the desktop of either of my Peppermint 10 laptops.
It was just a right click on the desktop click "CREATE A NEW LAUNCHER HERE" on the drop down context menu, choose LOCATION and fill in the boxes.
The item "CREATE A NEW LAUNCHER HERE"  still appears on the right click drop down menu but nothing happens when I click it. Seems to be a programming bug that should be easy to fix in a future update.

We always strive to improve Peppermint, Minux, and we always try to swat every bug we find! ;D

Is your puzzle solved well enough, Minux, that you can now put a great big SOLVED in the Subject Box, or do we need to have somebody higher up on the technical food chain step in in order to lend a hand?  It sounds to me as if you've successfully tackled your problem.  If so, congratulations! :)

Consider these posts of mine feedback rather than a criticism.
No the issue is not resolved but I am hopeful it will be in future updates before too long.
I'm sure the creators and maintainers of Peppermint never intended that a menu item that was previously fully functional and extremely useful no longer work and do absolutely nothing when clicked.
This is not a lack of experience, knowledge,skill or process problem but rather as I said before a bug that has recently manifested itself and as such is beyond my control.
These problems do not come to light until someone mentions them.

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Hi Minux1.

Even though these instructions say they are for Peppermint 7, they were working for me a couple days ago.  Might you be missing one of these steps by any chance? :-\

It's easy to miss a step, or at least for me it is! :-[

perknh


https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,3728.msg37314.html#msg37314

Until quite recently (before last batch of downloaded updates) there were no steps to create a URL shortcut on the desktop of either of my Peppermint 10 laptops.
It was just a right click on the desktop click "CREATE A NEW LAUNCHER HERE" on the drop down context menu, choose LOCATION and fill in the boxes.
The item "CREATE A NEW LAUNCHER HERE"  still appears on the right click drop down menu but nothing happens when I click it. Seems to be a programming bug that should be easy to fix in a future update.

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I like a few URL shortcut links on my desktop and before the last updates that was quite easy in Peppermint. i just right clicked on the desktop clicked "CREATE A NEW LAUNCHER HERE'" on the drop down context menu pasted the URL in the box as a "LOCATION" added a NAME, clicked CREATE and voila.
Now since the last batch of updates nothing happens when I click "CREATE A NEW LAUNCHER HERE" on the right click context menu.
I have had to create the shortcuts on a Linux Mint computer and transfer them to my Peppermint rig in a thumb drive and that worked.

And the cute little icon image travels pretty well from Linux Mint to Peppermint too.
Sure wish we could get back the ability to create desktop URL shortcuts in Peppermint from the right hand desktop click menu. :D
It made life pretty simple. 8)

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