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What are you running Peppermint on? / Re: Dell Latitude D630
« on: March 25, 2015, 09:06:24 am »

My 'road warrior' is a Dell Latitude ATG D630 - Love it - Fastest machine I own.  :)

I also have a Dell Latitude D620, which I use as a server 24/7/365.  Both are V dependable.

The D630 has dual batteries, a SSD, 4GB RAM - boots in 9 sec - and flies like the wind on Peppermint.

Dell D-series laptops and Peppermint make a perfect combination IMO...

Good to hear that!

Also this laptop is super durable. I am just a rough user and already have destroyed two laptops but this one holding really good with me. It has 2 gb ram and I was looking forward to upgrade to 4 gb. But after installing peppermint it is flying lol.

User Submitted Tutorials / Re: Removing Touch Pad Latency
« on: March 25, 2015, 06:37:22 am »
Great idea, and it does make touchpad tapping a lot snappier :) .. although personally I'd have added the options to either to the "touchpad  catchall" section of the already existing

as in:
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Section "InputClass"
        Identifier "touchpad catchall"
        Driver "synaptics"
        MatchIsTouchpad "on"
# This option is recommend on all Linux systems using evdev, but cannot be
# enabled by default. See the following link for details:
      MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*"
      Option "ClickTime" "0"
      Option "SingleTapTimeout" "0"

or in a new
with your
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Section "InputClass"
    Identifier "touchpad catchall"
    Driver "synaptics"
    MatchIsTouchpad "on"
    Option "ClickTime" "0"
    Option "SingleTapTimeout" "0"
That's where this stuff goes now, and can be given load priorities via the file name ;)

Can I also add that you can check the setting were applied via:
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synclient -l

Great tops thanks a lot!

User Submitted Tutorials / Removing Touch Pad Latency
« on: March 25, 2015, 12:38:52 am »
There is a touch pad latency in laptops on every linux distro (mostly Ubuntu based) I have used, i.e. when you click by tapping the touch pad there is a slight delay. There is no delay when you use physical buttons on laptop or a mouse. This is sometimes very annoying and system feels like it is slow. But this problem is easy to solve. Open terminal and type following to lines:

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synclient ClickTime=0
synclient SingleTapTimeout=0

This will remove the latency but it will reset on boot. To make it permanent type following in terminal:

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gksudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Enter your password when asked. A text file will open. Copy & paste following lines to that file:

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Section "InputClass"
    Identifier "touchpad catchall"
    Driver "synaptics"
    MatchIsTouchpad "on"
    Option "ClickTime" "0"
    Option "SingleTapTimeout" "0"

Save the file and close it. Reboot and touch pad latency will be gone.

Note: This is only for laptops, and for distros using X11 based window manager.

What are you running Peppermint on? / Dell Latitude D630
« on: March 24, 2015, 11:49:58 pm »
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System:    Host: ali-Latitude-D630 Kernel: 3.13.0-48-generic i686 (32 bit) Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Five
Machine:   System: Dell (portable) product: Latitude D630
           Mobo: Dell model: 0KU184 Bios: Dell version: A19 date: 06/04/2013
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core2 Duo CPU T8300 (-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB flags: (lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 ssse3 vmx)
           Clock Speeds: 1: 800.00 MHz 2: 800.00 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (primary)
           X.Org: 1.15.1 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1280x800@60.0hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 965GM x86/MMX/SSE2 GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 10.1.3
Audio:     Card: Intel 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel Sound: ALSA ver: k3.13.0-48-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel PRO/Wireless 4965 AG or AGN [Kedron] Network Connection driver: iwl4965
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: 00:1f:3b:d3:ce:01
           Card-2: Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5755M Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express driver: tg3
           IF: eth0 state: down mac: 00:21:70:97:ee:31
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 120.0GB (42.0% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: ST9120315AS size: 120.0GB
Partition: ID: / size: 28G used: 4.9G (19%) fs: ext4 ID: swap-1 size: 2.05GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
RAID:      No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 46.5C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 144 Uptime: 35 min Memory: 520.1/2006.3MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 1.9.17

Also looking forward to an old P3 PC still lurking in my home to see how peppermint work on lowest possible specs. Lol that PC got 384 MB of RAM.

New Users / Re: Double Clicking not working on Desktop Shortcuts
« on: March 23, 2015, 10:16:33 pm »
Yeah reinstalling the pcman worked. Thanks a lot!

New Users / Re: Double Clicking not working on Desktop Shortcuts
« on: March 23, 2015, 07:59:59 am »
Hi sixline and welcome to the forum :)

Weird problem you have there  :-\

What happens if you change to single click ?

Fire up File manager (pcmanfm) and go to
Edit > Preferences > General

and put a tick in "Open files with a single click" and click the "Close" button.

Do desktop icons now open with a single left click ?

if not, can you explain how you created the desktop launcher, and tell us if this problem is ONLY with application launchers .. ie. are you able to open say a text file on the desktop by just clicking on it ?

Yeah it is working if I select single click. Also, .txt file which I copied from another folder to desktop isn't opening by double clicking. I created app shortcuts by going to menu and right clicking the app and selecting "Add to Desktop."

Hi, I am new to peppermint os but I have a fair experience of ubuntu. My problem is that double click to open a desktop shortcut is not working. For example I have made a desktop shortcut for chromium browser but it is not opening by double clicking. I have to right click then click open each time to open any shortcut. Thanks for help!

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