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New Users / Re: Sound shortcut keys not working with P6
« on: July 05, 2015, 05:16:56 pm »
I am reset to '3.16.0-41 recovery mode'.

EDIT: Actually, I have made a re-install from disc.  Everything is 100% fresh and ready for your next suggestion...

New Users / Re: Sound shortcut keys not working with P6
« on: July 05, 2015, 03:15:27 pm »
OK, how about the keys .. do they work now ?

Unfortunately not.

When I make the reboot I get the following message on an otherwise blank screen just before the Peppermint screen opens:

[1.131815] ACPI PCC probe failed
Scanning for Btrfs file systems

I have rebooted a few times already, and the bracketed number is different each time.  Other values are [1.135669] and [1.131681]

This message packet lasts about 4 or 5 seconds before the screen changes over to Peppermint.

Also, my wifi signal indicator is going absolutely crazy.  I've been taken in and out of connection 30 times in the last 5 minutes!

New Users / Re: Sound shortcut keys not working with P6
« on: July 05, 2015, 02:54:18 pm »
Now it reads...:

Linux chance 3.19.7-031907-generic #201505062136 SMP Wed May 6 21:37:38 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

New Users / Re: Sound shortcut keys not working with P6
« on: July 05, 2015, 01:48:42 pm »
Here you go...:

Linux chance 3.16.0-41-generic #57~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Thu Jun 18 18:01:13 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

New Users / Re: Sound shortcut keys not working with P6
« on: July 05, 2015, 11:01:06 am »
We could try the later kernel if you want ?

I'm willing to follow absolutely any suggestions you may have.  My life is in your hands; you guys are my official life line now that I have fully committed to P6.

Also, I'm getting kicked off my wifi connection as well as getting "bad DNS/no web page found" type warnings quite often, which also didn't happen with the other 2 platforms.  So triple bonus points if an upgrade will fix this issue as well!  :)

New Users / Re: Sound shortcut keys not working with P6
« on: July 05, 2015, 09:00:40 am »
would I be right in assuming 15.04 for both ?

That's correct.

New Users / Re: Sound shortcut keys not working with P6
« on: July 05, 2015, 12:54:47 am »
Let me start off by apologizing for my rude behavior in here last week.  This Linux stuff is all very new to me, and I lost my patience and my composure, which wasn't at all fair to you guys answering my posts.  I'm sorry.

That out of the way, let me bring you up to speed on what I have learned since my last post.  First, I have finally figured out how to open the BIOS screen for my Lenovo.  It took another 20 or so tries to get it right, but now I have it.  Next, I have also tried out Ubuntu and Lubuntu since my last post, and I have decided that P6 is still the one I want to go ahead with.  Third, only P6 has the issue with the 3 sound hot keys (F1/F2/F3), which is the reason i started this particular thread to begin with.  These same keys work as expected in Ubuntu and Lubuntu, just not P6 for some odd reason.  Fourth, in BIOS there is a section which reads "Hot Keys: Engaged" (or words to that effect.)  These are standard default settings which I left untouched as I experimented with the various Linux platforms.

Do not misunderstand where I am coming from in bringing this bug to your attention.  I am not angry with you devs, or implying in any way that you don't know your stuff.  I was under the impression that besides asking for your help, us Users were also expected to talk about our experiences using P6, good or bad, beta fashion.  So that's all I'm doing.  I'm just bringing it to your attention that there's a minor bug in how P6 relates to some of my Lenovo hot keys, nothing more.  If it gets fixed in a later version, great.  if not, I'm sure I'll find a way to manage, regardless.

And after spending the last week experimenting with 2 other platforms, I am happy to say that I have found P6, and that during the coming weeks I intend to learn everything I can about it!

New Users / Re: wifi issues
« on: June 29, 2015, 04:34:34 pm »
I am also new to P6, and for the first few days I was constantly refreshing and updating and rebooting over and over again.  Starting at about day #4 into this process my wifi started acting up too, just like you guys up thread are describing.  The trouble persisted until I got the idea to reboot and reset my wifi router.  It worked like magic!  Web pages load as fast as ever.

So if your distro is up to date, my .02 would be to completely reset and reboot your wifi router and see what happens.

New Users / Re: Sound shortcut keys not working with P6
« on: June 26, 2015, 08:18:54 am »
One key recovery has nothing to do with this  :-\

Why are you dinging me for a situation I didn't even bring up in the first place?  I was not the one to bring up BIOS.  And with my laptop the BIOS is accessed from the Novo Recovery Button.  If you guys want to know about my BIOS, then that naturally leads to the Novo Button, at least with the Lenovo Z50-75.

Right now the stalemate is caused by you guys saying that my BIOS is easy to access no matter what, and then me trying the Novo/BIOS command and then coming back in here and saying it's not working.

You guys are the experts.  I'm the novice.  I took on the challenge of using Peppermint 6 based on YOUR encouragement last week, and promising you'd be here when I had questions and needed your help.

Where it stands now: I still have 3 or 4 dead hot keys.  Lenovo BIOS doesn't open with Linux.  I still need help making the hot keys work.  (Added bonus for finding a way to bypass Lenovo and access BIOS anyway.)

Maybe to you this seems like a trivial thing, no big deal, just use different widgets to get the job done.  But from my side, a P6 developer and forum Mod I trusted just told me to fuck off because he thinks my piddly problem isn't worth his time.  So what happens tomorrow when something else comes up?  How many hoops will I have to jump through then?

New Users / Re: Sound shortcut keys not working with P6
« on: June 26, 2015, 07:52:21 am »
Everyone: Page 26 of that same manual mentions how the One Key Recovery Feature (Novo BIOS Button) requires Windows in order to work.  This statement is found within the very first Notes block on pg26.  It's mentioned a second time a little farther down in the Trobleshooting section.

 I know this now.  But not yesterday before trying the Novo Button.  Here is exactly what happened when I did: nothing.  Just a blank screen that never showed any signs of anything.  No text, no prompts, no sounds, nothing.  After waiting about 2 minutes I rebooted manually.  When I did that, P6 came up.  But it took almost 30 minutes for the red progress bar to fill out and for the platform to finally open like expected.  This is why I made the comment about re-installing.  Because that's what it appeared to be doing, at least from my perspective.

I haven't tried using the Novo Button again.  I haven't tried anything else, either.  I've been coming in here and giving my results as best I can, and hoping to get the problem solved.  This room is the only one I am posting in.  There is no other advice I am listening to at the moment, or experts whose advice I am taking action on -- just yours.

As for the BIOS question in general, remember Guys, I was not the one to bring it up.  My original problem was -- and still is -- how to get my dead hot keys working again.

New Users / Re: Sound shortcut keys not working with P6
« on: June 26, 2015, 01:09:07 am »
Google search indicates:

Thanks, but I'm way past that.  Not only does BIOS not show up that way, but engaging the Novo Button with P6 already installed damaged P6 and caused it to re-install upon re-start.  What that thread fails to mention, is the fact that Lenovo specifically states that BIOS can not work once Linux is installed, as I mentioned up-thread.

At this point BIOS is lost to me unless one of the resident P6 devs can help me install one from the outside.

New Users / Re: Sound shortcut keys not working with P6
« on: June 26, 2015, 12:11:26 am »
Well Guys, it turns out that Lenovo only make allowance for the BIOS with Windows OS.  They specifically point out that with Linux that feature goes away.  Go figure.

So Guys, I'm counting on you to know a way around this.  I.E., can BIOS be installed/added from the outside?

New Users / Re: Sound shortcut keys not working with P6
« on: June 25, 2015, 11:47:15 am »
OK Guys, so here's my results in attempting to boot up BIOS.

First, F2 and F10 give me the same results.  Which is, I get a strange and unfamiliar pattern of lines of information that very quickly scroll down my screen.  The lines all start with "Starting..." on the left hand side, and all end with "...OK" on the right hand side.  It looks like there are maybe as many as 150 or so lines in total, but they scroll by so fast it's impossible to count them.  Also, a few of the "OK" spots are painted red, but there's no way to tell which ones.  I've booted this screen several times already, but if there's a way to make the scrolling stop, or even slow down, I haven't found it yet.  Regardless, it's the only diagnostic type screen I have seen during this test.  You Linux masters probably know exactly what I'm seeing and what it stands for, but it's all Greek to me.

So Guys, what next?

New Users / Re: Sound shortcut keys not working with P6
« on: June 25, 2015, 12:34:17 am »
Hi magicchance,

Your BIOS is totally independent from whatever OS (operating system) you boot into. The BIOS is present in your computer even when no OS is present. So having installed Peppermint Six or any other operating system would not have changed the BIOS that was installed in your machine to now be a different BIOS.

When you have booted into Windoze or Peppermint Six or some other OS you do not see any BIOS. You "see" and get access to the BIOS of your machine before booting into the OS that you have installed.

In other words, your statement:

The only BIOS I am familiar with was under the old Windows OS.  I just rebooted to make sure, and when I boot up P6 I don't see the same type of BIOS text as before.

does not make any sense.

Do you know how to start your computer so that you gain access to its BIOS ?? If you think that you do, please tell us how you are doing it so that we can be sure that you are doing it correctly.


-- Slim

Hi Slim,

To answer your question, I have run a couple different OS's on this laptop.  All Windows.  In some, printed text that included the letters BIOS was visible at startup.  In another, it was not.  But in order to reach the BIOS commands (not just see the word printed at startup), it's necessary to punch one of the F keys, which aborts the Windows startup process and goes into diagnostic mode.

Hope that clears things up enough to keep the convo going.

Even so, I'm not sure which F key is used since I almost never used that feature, and so I'm unsure of how to use it in conjunction with P6 too.  Because even if I got lucky with the right F key, I wouldn't know what to do once the diagnostics opened anyway.

New Users / Re: How to delete Chromium all together?
« on: June 24, 2015, 03:08:21 pm »
Only do this in Peppermint 5 or 6 .. do NOT remove Chromium in earlier  versions of Peppermint

OK, first follow these instructions to convert your SSB's to Chrome instead of Chromium:,967.msg8287.html#msg8287

Once you've done that, open a terminal and run these commands in sequence
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sudo apt-get remove --purge chromium-browserthen
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cd ~/.configthen
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rm -rv chromiumthen
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cd ~/.cachethen
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rm -rv chromium

Thanks, that did the trick!  I've marked the question as solved.

What about the 2nd half of my OP?  What happens to the space the program used to occupy?

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