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New Users / Re: Will Installing To a Second HD mess up my Grub Menu?
« on: August 05, 2020, 10:31:08 pm »
The floppy does work, I just had it disabled in the boot menu. After disabling it completely in the BIOS, I was surprised to discover that there was actually no change in boot time [...]

This trick still works:   ;)

What are you running Peppermint on? / Re: Lenovo Thinkpad T430s
« on: August 03, 2020, 05:26:55 pm »
Welcome aboard, kckit   :)

New Users / Re: Will Installing To a Second HD mess up my Grub Menu?
« on: August 02, 2020, 05:07:45 pm »
As far as your floppy disk goes, have you checked the BIOS again to make sure that the floppy is either no longer examined at boot or is at least at the bottom of the list of drives that are examined during boot?  :-\

Good idea!

As an aside, my 32-bit PM10R doorstop test box has both a floppy (diskette) and CD-ROM drive(s). I thought it was rather silly to have them sitting there, unused, so I got them working.

During power-up, PM quickly checks for the floppy and CD-ROM, then proceeds to boot from the SSD. The only reason I notice it is because the green LED indicators light-up for a second or two.

If the OP can't disable them in BIOS, he might consider getting them to work. That way, there shouldn't be a lull at start-up.   ;)

Here's what my '/etc/fstab' file looks like...

Advanced Topics / Re: revisiting: I forgot my password.
« on: July 30, 2020, 02:18:00 pm »
Maybe, something like this:   :-\

What are you running Peppermint on? / Re: HP-Compaq-dc5800
« on: July 30, 2020, 01:35:24 pm »
Welcome aboard, Lonnie   :)

New Users / Re: Open app window cutoff by taskbar
« on: July 25, 2020, 01:20:50 am »
I know some people who always wish to see the clock or the battery charge level ...

Guilty. I 'Never hide' on desktop machines.

'Intelligently hide' on portables...   :)

General Discussion / Re: New Purchases 2020
« on: July 23, 2020, 02:19:45 pm »
Lucked out again. All 24 ports work. No scratches. Perfect transaction   :)

General Discussion / Re: New Purchases 2020
« on: July 22, 2020, 12:25:25 am »
Wow. I wouldn't even bother listing something that low. The effort in shipping it is more than the purchase price.

That's why I thought he might not ship it. Then again, the buyer (me) had to pay for the bid ($8.50), the shipping ($17.39) and the tax ($0.66) for a grand total of $26.55. Assuming he isn't a scammer, he'll get a little experience under his belt, a happy customer, a 5-Star review on eBay, and some beer money in his pocket, for his trouble  ;D

Here's the deal...

I watched the auction for a week, and there weren't any bidders. When I checked closer, the seller had never bought anything (red flag #1), had never sold anything (red flag #2), and didn't have any history (red flag # 3). 99.999% of the ppl on eBay wouldn't take a chance bidding on something like that.

But, you never know on eBay. So, I threw caution to the wind, waited until 20 seconds before the auction expired, and put in the minimum bid.

eBay offers a 100% money-back guarantee (for free) if I get fleeced. Plus I paid for it using PayPal, and they offer a similar guarantee. So, if worse comes worst, I've got my bases covered. All it's going to 'cost' me is a little time n' trouble, contacting the seller, eBay and PayPal.

Sure, it's a gamble, but it's more likely to pay-off than (say) a handful of lottery tickets...

General Discussion / Re: New Purchases 2020
« on: July 21, 2020, 03:22:12 pm »
All of the NICs worked fine. Some of them have never been installed, judging by appearance(s).

Recently, I took a chance on an auction from a seller with (0) Buys, (0) Sells, and (0) Feedback.

I never expected the item would be shipped, but it was, according to the FedEx tracking number.

We'll see what's in the box, when it arrives. Hopefully, something like this...  :))

Welcome, fellow Dell Latitude D620 user! You might not believe this, but...

I've been running Peppermint on a dedicated Dell Latitude D620 lappy bot machine 24/7/365 (literally) for years. Basically, I haven't turned it off since 2013.

Dell D-series lappies are arguably the best laptops that Dell ever made. I also own a Dell ATG D630 (my former 'Road Warrior'). These machines will outlive ALL of us, I'm sure.

That said, in response to your first question...

I assume you're running it off of a bootable Peppermint USB installation stick. If so, yes, the stick is intentionally a read-only device. Everything you 'save' is being saved to volatile memory only. It'll stay in memory, while your lappy is powered on; but, when the power is interrupted, e.g. turned off, the data 'stored' in memory is instantaneously lost.

If you plan to run your lappy on a USB stick, and retain the settings, pictures, and so forth, you'll need to build a bootable Peppermint USB with persistence. There are many ways of doing this. Here's a recent thread discussing how to do it:

I might mention: As an experiment, I ran the Dell D620 bot machine (above) on a bootable Peppermint USB stick w/persistence 24/7/365 for awhile. I wanted to test how long a USB stick with persistence could survive constant read/write operations before it died. In this (extreme) case, it survived about a year and a half before it started getting read/write errors.

On your second problem, I can't be of much help. I have two Dell docks - one for my Dell D620s, and one for my Dell E6430. Both of them work great, although I prefer using a KVM switch for external displays. Once again, if you're running off of a Peppermint installation stick (or any other ISO) you're undoubtedly missing a LOT of device drivers that would normally be included during the installation process.

If you want to run off of a USB stick, it's best to create a bootable USB stick with persistence first, then do a full install to it, instead of a HDD/SSD, as is normally done. That's what I (and many others) do, with success...   :)

Last question... Yes! Running Peppermint on a HDD/SSD is, of course, possible & preferable. SSDs are cheap, these days, and will make a huge improvement in performance.

Development / Re: Website "slick" scrolling (mouse hijacking)
« on: July 12, 2020, 11:22:10 am »
This takes care of the mouse wheel event hijacking 'problem' in Opera.

I noticed you put "problem" in quotes, suggesting it's debatable? I got the impression from a previous reply that it wasn't debatable.

I used single quotes ('...') not double quotes ("...") but that's fodder for another discussion.  :)

Development / Re: Website "slick" scrolling (mouse hijacking)
« on: July 12, 2020, 10:08:44 am »
This takes care of the mouse wheel event hijacking 'problem' in Opera. It provides 'complete inheritance', e.g. it disables JavaScript on every Peppermint OS web page - main site & the forums.

I assume every Chromium-based browser supports this function, although it might be located in a different spot. Opera is my 'daily driver', plus I use Chromium for bots. If one is using another Chromium-based browser, they'll need to test it for themselves.   ;)

I've emboldened the text, in order to make it easier to read...

Development / Re: Website "slick" scrolling (mouse hijacking)
« on: July 11, 2020, 02:13:00 pm »
If it were a nice thing to do for visitors, there wouldn't be such massive dislike for the practice.).

Speaking of Reddit, I'll have to peruse that community. I'm always finding new spots over there to push PM   :)

I recently discovered a 'Conkyporn' community, and snuck in a plug for Peppermint:

But, I digress...

Development / Re: Website "slick" scrolling (mouse hijacking)
« on: July 11, 2020, 01:11:52 pm »
I guess i am like you VinDSL, because I can't even find what he is talking about...  I use my mouse wheel as well....    :-)

What browser are you using?  I *think* it's a Chromium (and company) thing...

Development / Re: Website "slick" scrolling (mouse hijacking)
« on: July 11, 2020, 01:09:34 pm »
I found the 'problem'. A "listening event" in the theme, called "wheel" is causing it.

When I remove that element locally (using the console in Opera) the screens scroll normally; one line at a time.

Perhaps Joe can haxor the theme and remove it permanently...   ;)


It's buried in here:

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