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I don't quite remember when I bought it, sometime between Black Fri and Xmas last year. It came with everything listed in the OP above except the second GPU and the smaller Harddrive (it came with a 1TB).

I did do a LOT of shopping around before grabbing this barebones kit and did kinda get lucky (I think they only had 1 or 2).

I have tried the "Additional Drivers" method but it seemed to not install nvidia-settings properly (or the drivers listed were very limited), Blender wouldn't detect the GPUs at all, and could not even the resolution of the screen from the default (which looks horrible). Not only that but when I tried to install the Cuda 7 (had the same problem on Peppermint 5 and Cuda 6) Cuda would uninstall whatever drivers are installed. >:( :-[

But after days of trying (and at least 4 Peppermint installs) I figured out the correct install combo to open the Nvidia Linux Lock! lol

Now Blender sees both GPUs, I can adjust the resolution, control each GPU individually using nvidia-settings, and Cuda 7 is properly installed along with compatible drivers. 8)

What are you running Peppermint on? / Re: Acer Aspire One 532h
« on: September 22, 2015, 10:15:00 am »
Worked on my custom rig using an Apple keyboard  :D

Don't ask why I am using a Apple keyboard...   ::)

Only $800 on Tiger Direct as a barebones kit  :P

What are you running Peppermint on? / Gigabyte 970A-UD3P AMD FX-8350 UEFI
« on: September 18, 2015, 04:13:26 pm »
      Kernel: 3.16.0-49-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Six

      System: Gigabyte
      Mobo: Gigabyte model: 970A-UD3P version: x.x Bios: American Megatrends version: F1 date: 08/06/2013

      CPU: Octa core AMD FX-8350 Eight-Core (-MCP-) cache: 16384 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm)
      Clock Speeds: 1: 1400.00 MHz 2: 1400.00 MHz 3: 1400.00 MHz 4: 1400.00 MHz 5: 1400.00 MHz 6: 1400.00 MHz 7: 1400.00 MHz 8: 2800.00 MHz

      Card-1: NVIDIA GM107 [GeForce GTX 750 Ti]
      Card-2: NVIDIA GM107 [GeForce GTX 750 Ti] 1.16.0 driver: nvidia tty size: 152x31
      Advanced Data: N/A for root

      Card-1: 2x NVIDIA Device 0fbc driver: snd_hda_intelsnd_hda_intel Sound: ALSA ver: k3.16.0-49-generic
      Card-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) driver: snd_hda_intel

      Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver: r8169
           IF: eth0 state: down
      Card-2: Atheros AR9271 802.11n driver: ath9k_htc
           IF: wlan0 state: up

      HDD Total Size: 1160.2GB (0.9% used)
           1: id: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD1600JS size: 160.0GB
           2: id: /dev/sdb model: WDC_WD10EZEX size: 1000.2GB

      ID: / size: 84G used: 9.9G (13%) fs: ext4
      ID: swap-1 size: 8.55GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap

      No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
      System Temperatures: cpu: 30.8C mobo: N/A gpu: 32C

Installed Peppermint 6 (64 bit) via USB alongside Windows on a separate drive. All UEFI and GPT

Had issues with installing nvidia drivers and cuda 7(but who doesn't :P).

The .deb (local and online) from the Cuda website wouldn't work for me, kept giving me dependency errors on a fresh Peppermint 6 install. I tried installing nvidia-current then installing Cuda 7 but still dependency errors.

I could only install Cuda 7 via the .run in tty and the .run seemed to overwrite any nvidia driver I had already installed with whatever the .run contained.

So from a fresh, updated, Peppermint 6 I installed Cuda 7 using the .run via tty (install instructions on Cuda website).
Installed nvidia-352
And everything worked fine.

Purpose of this setup is for 3D rendering on Blender using the x2 GTX 750 Ti

New Users / Re: What does the "Graphic interface options" affect ?
« on: September 14, 2015, 09:18:43 am »
there is nothing which remotely beat the Peppermint Dark theme. What a beauty ! I hope the Peppermint team can come up with more.

I agree Peppermint Dark is what I use and I don't feel the need to change it.  :D

New Users / Re: Adding Addons to Ice Firefox SSB (SOLVED)
« on: September 14, 2015, 09:14:51 am »
Very nice! how did I overlook uBlock?  :P Did the switch and WOW the difference is night and day.

I did a test via thepriatebay (since they got so many dirty ads and popups) and it loaded the fastest Ive seen. I don't think I will ever go back to AB+

You can find something new every millisecond on the interwebs!

New Users / Re: Adding Addons to Ice Firefox SSB
« on: September 13, 2015, 05:36:16 pm »
Ahh I see... well I might play around with it and see if I can make a workaround  :P

Thanks bunches!

New Users / Re: What does the "Graphic interface options" affect ?
« on: September 13, 2015, 05:32:57 pm »

I believe...

New Users / Re: Adding Addons to Ice Firefox SSB
« on: September 13, 2015, 05:21:20 pm »
Quite unfortunate. Will it be developed? To I have to make a formal feature submission? Do I have to figure it out myself? :P Is there source code somewhere?

I don't understand why people feel proud doing easy things in difficult ways.

I didn't either until I started doing easy things in difficult ways... Now I can't stop! I Love it!

One could learn a high level programing language such as Python then write a wonderful script using the subprocess module to automate everything you listed.  :P

No matter what OS you choose. Nothing is automated 100% and easy, nor do you want it to be. If it were, when your system breaks, you wouldn't be able to do a simple Google search and find out how to fix your system (like you can with wonderful Linux). Instead you would have to pay a specialist or send it in to a manufacture every time something went wrong.

New Users / Re: Changing desktop fonts ?
« on: September 13, 2015, 04:42:37 pm »
Hit the Peppermint Menu at the corner of the screen and go:

 Preferences -> Customize Look and Feel

at the bottom of "Widget" Tab you can change the font.

New Users / Re: Adding Addons to Ice Firefox SSB
« on: September 13, 2015, 04:32:19 pm »
Lol derp... :P

Ya that works MUCH better.

Is there a way to change the default SSB addons? I have not gone too deep into Ice yet...

New Users / Adding Addons to Ice Firefox SSB (SOLVED)
« on: September 13, 2015, 03:45:33 pm »
Howdy all,

I have been working with Peppermint OS since Peppermint 4. I was intrigued by Ice and messed with it a bit in Peppermint 4. The main thing I did not like about Ice was how much processing power Chromium was using for just one SSB. In the task manager I was seeing at least 2 Chromium processes hogging all the resources  :'(

I never liked Chrome (or Chromium) over Firefox, I have been using Firefox before Chrome existed and never needed a reason to switch. So Ice (as far as Peppermint 4 goes) was lame in my book... but intriguing none the less.

Peppermint 6 is released and now Ice supports Firefox! First thing I tried was

The actual Ice program ran much better then the previous version I was using (Peppermint 4). The older version seemed to have a few bugs (as the new version does as well, but only because I like to throw wrenches in the gears :P), things like not grabbing the right icon or freezing . The creation of the Pandora SSB was perfect and fast. Opening the app, Pandora loads with no tool bars, sweet.

But there are a bunch of ads! And I cant use a nifty javascript bookmark to tell Pandora I am still listening! :'(

At first I thought: "I can just add an adblocker right?"*

*According to this thread you can just add Adblock+ to your normal chromium/chrome browser and the add-on will roll over to the chromium/chrome SSBs... (I have not tested it)

Well it didn't work with Firefox (firefox was installed with apt-get).
I'm guessing Firefox is handled differently... ::)
I'm also guessing that Ice creates a SSB from a template of some type. It being just a fresh, light weight copy of Firefox, loading just the bare minimums to run a webpage. Every time you create a new SSB it is like its own installation of Firefox. So how does one install addons such as Adblockplus?

The Right Way:
You find a way to modify the template so that all the new Firefox SSBs have addons already installed.

My Way  8):
Use Google to install addons and change some files around

1. Create SSB:
  • Open up Ice and enter "Pandora" as the name and "" as the URL. (I did not misspell google. I do this just in case, later on, I don't overwrite something I shouldn't of. still redirects to
  • Google image search for a Pandora icon you like and manually set it.
  • Click Firefox
  • Click Apply

2. Install Addons:

  • Open up your "Pandora" SSB (it will take you to
  • Google this thread
  • Add this link to Bookmarks Menu: I'm still listening...
  • Google "firefox addons"
  • Go to the addon website and install the following addons (do AB+ first so you don't accidentally restart the browser): AdblockPlus, Context Bookmarks
  • Close Pandora SSB

3. Terminal Work:
(You may need to sudo or sudo -s)
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cd ~/.local/share/applications && grep -rl '' ./ | xargs sed -i 's/' && cd ../ice/firefox && mv
And Presto! Open your Pandora SSB and it should open up without ads and you can right click and click on the "I'm still listening" bookmark ;)

No more interruptions when listening to Pandora through a Firefox Ice SSB! 8)

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