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Just created a new always on bittorent box:
Older NUC 847 with 128GB ssd, 4GB memory.

Installed pep9 with the following setup:
- NXFree ( to be able to run and control the system headless.
- NordVPN always on VPN connection (according to NordVPN linux setup instruction).
- Deluge and deluge-console installed like (htt ps://, to be able to add torrents from a different pc.
- Firewall used to restrict all but the above.

Works like a charm!

What are you running Peppermint on? / Macbook pro retina 2014
« on: June 26, 2016, 11:43:03 am »
Today I upgraded the Peppermint 6 to 7 on my macbook (dual boot).
No issues at all. Just follow the guidelines for ubuntu, and make sure you have an ethernet connection available, as wifi is not supported out of the box.
The artwork is fantastic, with so much eye for detail! great job.
The macbook really flies with this distro.

Unfortunately I have now finally disposed of the old AO751, there were so many sound and display issues, that I gave up and trew it away:)

Announcements / Re: Peppermint 7 released early.
« on: June 26, 2016, 12:33:36 am »
Thanks for the V7. The new artwork looks fantastic, my systems are again speedy and (so far) stable!
Great job, peppermint remains the #1 distro here!

Installation / Re: macbook retina resolution
« on: April 18, 2014, 12:43:24 pm »
Today, i've installed Ubuntu 14.04LTS in a virtual box.
Pretty impressed how smooth the high res has been solved, almost anything scales neatly...
Hopefully Pep 5 or 6 can benefit...

What are you running Peppermint on? / Macbook pro 13 retina 11.1
« on: April 07, 2014, 10:05:47 am »
After my good old AO751 died, I decided to step on the Mac train (Mac book pro retina, 11.1, 256GB/8GB)

I have followed the installation instructions on Ubuntu forum to install Pep4 in a separate partition next to OSX.

In 1280x800 resolution, everything works as described, and prepare to do some manual tweaking.
in 2560x1600, DPI size should be increased to 140x140 as fonts are too small to read (see other post).
Window icons in many programs including chromium have very small icons/bars. So pick your applications right.
I did install firefox, slimboat, dolphin, and increased standard font size to 14, and am more or less happy with it, although several programs are still very hard to read (like software manager and chrome), as they seem not to use system fonts, but use hardcoded fonts.
The system is very, very snappy and good combination with the OSx.

Installation / Re: macbook retina resolution
« on: April 06, 2014, 08:20:54 am »
This does not work. There seems to be a general linux issue with these hi-res screens, and maybe we should give it some time...

Some programs offer good font configuration:
dolphin can be configured better than pcmanfm
slimboat browser  is a chromium family member, but it has a lot more to offer in respect to font configuration.


Installation / Re: macbook retina resolution
« on: April 06, 2014, 05:58:10 am »
Thanks for your quick and accurate replies!

The xrander command works, and I'll put it in the /.xprofile  to make it persistent, thanks a lot.
After some other tweaking with font size and icon size, it is almost comfortable to work with. All text us more or less readable.

Two things still bother me:
1) the size of the buttons on the windows (close, resize etc) and the size of the mouse pointer, they are still too small to click in a comfortable way.
2) Each and every window I open needs to be resized on a continuous base, as the text does not fit, and the window does not remember its last state.

Any other hints on this? is there a bigger theme available?

Installation / macbook retina resolution
« on: April 06, 2014, 02:12:17 am »
After some playing around in virtual box, I now decided to do a full install on my mac book pro 13 retina (11.1)
The problem is that, in  full resolution (virtual box did not support that), the mouse pointer and several texts, buttons etc are too small to read/click.
In Ubuntu, I just increase DPI from 96 to 140, and this helps a lot. In Peppermint 4, I cannot find the dpi setting.

Any suggestions?

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