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General Discussion / Re: Mandatory personal computer information
« on: October 18, 2016, 09:58:20 am »
Please calm down  ;) Network adapters all have built in firmware/microcode which can be hack to run a specific piece of code. Older adapters are easier to hack. This is a Linux forum so you expect that people run only Linux but the presence of ntfs means that they also probably run windows which is much easier to break into.

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General Discussion / Re: Mandatory personal computer information
« on: October 18, 2016, 09:20:05 am »
Wow a lot of 4 stars generals here !  I like that.  :D ;D The question is you are right that the output is useless to a hacker UNLESS your users database is cracked which happen all the time even on the most secured sites. It contain username with the email address and now the computer information. There is way to get an IP address from an email even though it pass through an online service. Yes, network adapter type is relevant, some are easier to break in, the kernel version identify which security issues are presents. The partition information identify which OS the person is running, NTFS means Windows.

I use the Mint forum and through the millions of questions, very rarely that info is asked unless it is the hardware forum of course. I understand if the question is "wifi does not work" but if "Clementine does not load my music", I don't think the full computer bio is necessary. I think it is better then to have the responder use it's judgment in requiring the full hardware bio and not make it mandatory.

That said, it's your forum and your rules.

Cheers !   :P :P

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General Discussion / Mandatory personal computer information
« on: October 17, 2016, 05:53:52 pm »
my personal opinion on always requiring basic personal computer information before asking a question set a precedent on Linux. I use a lot of support forums and Peppermint is the first who enforce such mandatory information to answer ANY question.

This information can be use to gather statistical data of Peppermint users with what hardware they use. It's much like Google who is scrapping everything it can with their browser. Also that information can be use by hackers, after a break in into the site for accounts. They will have the signature of your computer (namely network interface type, kernel version and disk partitions information). I sound a bit paranoiac but in my opinion that information should only be voluntary for a person who just want to ask a question on a certain piece of software without being require to give irrelevant informations.

Shoot !

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Software & Applications / Re: Changing whisker menu font size ?
« on: October 17, 2016, 10:57:53 am »
Ok didn't know that one. I did some more testing on a VirtualBox Pep 7 installation on another machine and yes the font type and size is applied everywhere in sync. So I switch from my Nvidia 304 driver and return to the nouveau driver. That cured it. Everything has the same font and size. So it seems to be related to that Nvidia driver. The whisker menu font is a couple of points smaller then the desktop. Go figure ? So I am keeping the nouveau driver then.

Thanks  :D

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Software & Applications / Re: Changing whisker menu font size ?
« on: October 17, 2016, 10:07:13 am »
Hi PcNetSpec, yes I know the font selection, type and size but I think I formulate my question the wrong way. Nemo and the desktop icons do not follow that setup exactly. It seems to take the font type but only indirectly the size. I would like to have the same font size applied to both whisker and Nemo (menus). Right now, if I set the desktop text size to my liking, the whisker menu text is too small.  Is there a way to have them identical ?


As for my hardware signature, I already provide it two posts down but fair enough, here it is again.

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System:    Host: Pep7-IL9-Pro Kernel: 4.4.0-43-generic x86_64 (64 bit)
           Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Seven
Machine:   Mobo: www.abit.com.tw model: IL9 Pro v: 1.X
           Bios: American Megatrends v: 080012 date: 09/17/2007
CPU:       Dual core Intel Pentium D (-MCP-) cache: 2048 KB
           clock speeds: max: 3391 MHz 1: 3391 MHz 2: 3391 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA G73 [GeForce 7300 GT]
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: nvidia (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,nouveau)
           Resolution: 1368x768@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: GeForce 7300 GT/PCIe/SSE2
           GLX Version: 2.1.2 NVIDIA 304.131
Audio:     Card Intel NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-43-generic
Network:   Card: Realtek RTL-8110SC/8169SC Gigabit Ethernet driver: r8169
           IF: enp2s5 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 360.1GB (22.3% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST3160815A size: 160.0GB
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: ST3200820AS size: 200.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 29G used: 7.3G (27%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 4.00GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda3
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   None detected - is lm-sensors installed and configured?
Info:      Processes: 183 Uptime: 4 min Memory: 428.8/1999.8MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35

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Software & Applications / Changing whisker menu font size ? [SOLVED]
« on: October 16, 2016, 02:50:56 pm »
Is there an easy way to change the whisker menu font size ? It seems to follow the type of font selected but not its font size.  The desktop and nemo have a different size ratio.
I only found the icons sizing.

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Software & Applications / Re: Resetting video driver nouveau
« on: October 16, 2016, 02:18:56 pm »
Ok I think I figure it out. It's the monitor. That's an very old monitor that someone gave me to see if it works. I want to use it with my other Acer (X183H) monitor for a dual display setup. The Nvidia settings panel can't figure out what it is now, so that's why it limit the resolution. I noticed also that in windows, it says it's a non-plug and play monitor but can recognized the other, even older Acer. It may have work before during the initial setup. Looks like that monitor stop sending monitor infos (DID). There was also messages with the Peppermint boot disk that DID was not functioning.  I change the cable but with no effect.

I return the original Acer monitor as the main one. It's recognize correctly and PEP works fine. The Nvidia panel also identify it correctly. So that old monitor is finally re-route to where it was supposed to go, recycling, end of story.

Thanks ! I learn something else today...

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Software & Applications / Re: Resetting video driver nouveau
« on: October 16, 2016, 12:50:36 pm »
Ok forgot here it is :

System:    Host: Pep7-IL9-Pro Kernel: 4.4.0-43-generic x86_64 (64 bit)
           Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Seven
Machine:   Mobo: www.abit.com.tw model: IL9 Pro v: 1.X
           Bios: American Megatrends v: 080012 date: 09/17/2007
CPU:       Dual core Intel Pentium D (-MCP-) cache: 2048 KB
           clock speeds: max: 3391 MHz 1: 3391 MHz 2: 3391 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA G73 [GeForce 7300 GT]
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: nvidia (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,nouveau)
           Resolution: 1024x768@60.00hz, 1368x768@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: GeForce 7300 GT/PCIe/SSE2
           GLX Version: 2.1.2 NVIDIA 304.131
Audio:     Card Intel NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-43-generic
Network:   Card: Realtek RTL-8110SC/8169SC Gigabit Ethernet driver: r8169
           IF: enp2s5 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 360.1GB (22.3% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST3160815A size: 160.0GB
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: ST3200820AS size: 200.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 29G used: 7.3G (27%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 4.00GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda3
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   None detected - is lm-sensors installed and configured?
Info:      Processes: 183 Uptime: 4 min Memory: 428.8/1999.8MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35

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Software & Applications / Resetting video driver nouveau [solved]
« on: October 16, 2016, 12:25:29 pm »
I spent a few hours installing Pep7 on an older PentiumD computer and everything went fine. I have a weird monitor (Acer x193w) with a resolution of 1440x900. I have dual boot with windows and windows can't even get me that resolution, only 1366x768 but Pep7 can with the nouveau driver. Anyway I install a bunch of programs without issue but after rebooting now the resolution is stuck at 1024x768, no more. I tried the Nvidia driver (304.131) suggested and this one get me 1366x768 like in windows. I don't why I lost the proper resolution on my monitor.

Is there a way to restore it ? I found this command  "sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg" but it doesn't do anything.

TX

Abit IL9
Nvidia 7300GT
Pentium D

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Thanks Andy. I am using the graphical utility now with PcNetspec patch but it's always good to know how it's done in a terminal. Probably the last command (clean ...) has to be done manually after anyway, I presume. Not only for cleaning kernels either.

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I have a fix, but it's going to be a while before I can push it as an update (launchpad is currently down, and I also want to test it some more though it should be safe enough) .. if you want to try it, run:
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sudo sed -i 's/linux-image-3/linux-image-4/g' /usr/lib/linuxmint/mintUpdate/checkKernels.py
mintupdate should now show the kernels and allow you to uninstall them.

Yep works like a charm here. Removing kernels too.  It also stays after a reboot. Definitely need to be push as an update asap.

Good job PcNetSpec (as usual)
Tx

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Looks like the tool hasn't been fix yet. I found it very useful to update the kernel but also to uninstall unused one. Will it be fixed ?

Btw how do you remove unused kernel safely with the command line ?

Tx

Pep7

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Artwork, Themes, and Icons / Re: Purple fields
« on: August 23, 2016, 05:07:10 pm »
Ok maybe this wallpaper. Your choice !

EDIT : ok here's the candy  added :D


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Artwork, Themes, and Icons / Purple fields
« on: August 23, 2016, 03:54:15 pm »
Nice purple theme based on a new entry in gnome-look. You will have to install all the vivacious icons to get all the theme icons. ( first version )
https://www.gnome-look.org/p/1151935/

The top control (title bar) are from this theme which has also purple controls
http://www.noobslab.com/2015/05/ambiance-blackout-flat-colors-theme.html

wallpaper
http://wallpaperswide.com/search.html?q=soft%20focus%20small%20purple%20flowers


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