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Was reading this article on Windows 10 then read the comments where the guy who mentioned Linux got bashed.

For the record, I have tried Linux 3 times over the years and Windows is light years ahead of it.

 :( :-[???  :-X ::)

I try to avoid the binary mentality of EITHER / OR but there is a frightening level of group-think with many (most?) Windows users who really do not have a clue at all that there is another operating system out there (Linux!) that would probably suit their needs much better - that is much safer, less bloated, comes in lots of flavours to suit different needs, is faster and cheaper to run.

Those of us using Linux are like Neo and crew who escaped the Matrix! We are freeeeeeeeee!  :D

Software & Applications / Re: Screen Recording Software [Solved]
« on: July 03, 2015, 11:48:11 am »
 @scifidude - thanks for the info.

@Mark - interesting thank you. Especially interesting that LHG is saying 32 bit installs and systems are a lot more stable than 64 bit systems  ???

Does that mean I should really be installing 32 bit across the board I wonder? Do I *need* the 64 bit?   :-\

At one point I was marginally interested in Windows 10 but I must say I'm less interested now. Am happy with Linux - software community and values that sit behind it. Microsoft had its heyday in latter decades and I think it's somewhat past its sell by date now. As others have said, would be great if more biz moved over to Linux.

I only keep Win for some games that I can't be bothered to try running through Wine/PlayOnLinux but recently my favourite games all run on Linux so I am hardly ever on Windows these days (except for at Work where I have no choice).


I have installed following Mark's instructions above.

Can't get temp to show (unless one clicks on the icon). Does temp show in taskbar for others?

Didn't think it was worth opening a new thread for this. Hope y'all don't mind me asking here.


Software & Applications / Re: Screen Recording Software
« on: July 02, 2015, 03:38:35 pm »
Well, Kazam is good, though it nearly froze my system when I exited the game.  Some of this may be due to Shadow Warrior itself.  It's a very modern and very system intensive game.  Probably the only thing on my system it doesn't strain is the processor, 'cause not much does strain this beast.  (CGI animation rendering does)

But, here's the verdict so far:

Simple Screen Recorder:  Crappiest video and makes my system lag
Vokoscreen:  Much better video, not much lag but also no sound
Kazam:  Better video than Simple Screen Recorder but not as good as Vokoscreen, medium lag but almost froze my system

I think next I'm going to try it with a different game, something older.  Maybe Duke Nukem 3D or the original Shadow Warrior from 1997.  Very similar games.  Plus, I have some newer stuff like Portal, that's not as much of a system strain as Shadow Warrior.  It's six years older, for one thing.  ;)  I'm trying to stick with the first person perspective games, because they have the most camera movement and are the best test of what the capture software can really do.  Fortunately, I have plenty of them.

Thanks useful roundup. Odd how Vokoscreen doesn't capture audio as its website suggests it does?

Guess I ought to DL and try it out also  ;D

Advanced Topics / Re: System hangs when idle, ACPI errors in dmesg
« on: July 01, 2015, 03:29:22 pm »
On wrecking bearings, one thing I might mention -- make sure to blow the dust in the same direction as the air normally flows.  I've accidentally ruined several fans, in the past, before I got wise to this.  I *think* it contaminates the lubricant in the bearing(s), insuring failure shortly thereafter, but that's just an educated guess.

Oddly I do it the other way .. I see it like this - If you blow in the same direction all you're doing is forcing the dust blanket that forms on the fan side of the heatsink fins further into the heatsink.
I blow backwards whist blocking the fan from spinning with a pin .. then use the pin to remove any chunks of dust through the inlet slots.
the back of the fan (including its bearing/lubricant) should be protected from dust blowback by the motor which is underneath it

Hmm the fact I tend to use the vacuum cleaner hose to try and remove the dust off the fans on my main desktop is probably proof enough that I shouldn't be hanging out on the Advanced forum...  :-[ ::) :P

Hadn't crossed my mind that forcing the fan to spin would cause a charge that might damage a circuit, or that the ball bearings can be affected.   :-\

...when I was with family yesterday, installed PM 6 to parent's netbook which was a success. --mattosensei

Was this the notebook you were going to fix up for your mother?  If so, I'm happy to hear that all went well.  :)

Yes, it's now on there thanks  ;D

She uses Windoze 8.1 on Sony Vaio most of the time here but in France at her second home when she's there she plans to leave the netbook which had reached total meltdown unable to run Win7 on it. I have written out some instrucs for doing all basic things and put shortcuts to desktop so hopefully she'll figure it out...  :P

I did try and use TeamViewer for the first time the other day but that didn't work, was getting connection errors  >:(  so will need to try that again. Ended up giving her instrucs via Skype 'share your screen' which was slightly less preferable but having said that - she had to do the work and I watched, so probably better practice!! That was on the Windoze machine though.

Very useful tutorial thank you! Wish I'd spotted it earlier!  :D

User Submitted Tutorials / Re: Peppermint 6: Using htop from the menu
« on: June 30, 2015, 03:33:54 pm »
Thanks for this nice tutorial. I really like htop! Get a sense of zen staring at it on the screen! I also like the retro-feel to it (which is why I'm liking all terminal things more and more! Reminds me of the olden days of computing - in a good way)  :D

My only bugbear with it is that it doesn't show temps which seems a bit remiss (my old laptop had major over-heating problems so would have been useful; that the laptop I need to take the 128GB SSD out of and put into my PM6 netbook).

I"ll try to explain in my poor a year ago i downland and install peppermint 5 on my liliputan Asus and for my surprise work from the first shut...i swer i didn"t touch ctr+alt+t to fix nothing, i didn"t open terminal at all. Maybe i am a lucky guy...I try Peppermint 6 of course,but i have some problem,i am very sorry. It"s like i have un old Mercedes but in perfect condition...ok is old but work,work,work... :)

That's understandable. The phrase in English is "if it ain't broke, don't fix it!"  :D :D

For me, there were minor 'issues' in PM5 that I found annoying. One of these was the file manager which insisted on opening .docx and .xlsx files in archive manager rather than Office programs (LIbreOffice etc).

I also found the out-of-box look and feel of PM5 very plain. PM6 is a lot prettier to look at (small touches, like the Menu button, choice of themes, etc).  ;)

But no problem sticking with PM5 if that works for you.  :)

Hi mattosensei, I wrote this tutorial ages ago explaining this and how to make it permanent.  Check out: To Disable and Set a Delay on a Laptop's Touchpad While Typing.

Many thanks for this, super useful! Makes huge difference whilst typing on a laptop!

Sorry, I ought to have searched before posting - usually I do!  :-[ ;D

Hi all

May be due to angle I sit at on the sofa typing on this laptop (HP refurb running PM6) but I very frequently if writing anything of length 'slip' on the touchpad and the mouse goes all over the shop  ::)

Is there a tweak or software any one recommends to 'mute' touchpad whilst keyboard is being used?

Thanks in advance.

@aagimob hi glad you're also enjoying Peppermint on a netbook  ;D

My recommendation, however, is to upgrade to Peppermint 6. I find it faster on my netbook and generally a better experience. Lots of small touches that make it better  ;)

I agree with perknh and others. I absolutely loathe Windows 8/8.1. Worst operating system I have ever used.

This machine I'm on now is a refurb HP laptop bought a few months ago. Came with Win 8.1. First thing I did was wipe all partitions and then downgrade to fully hard-disk encrypted (with Truecrypt) Win 7 which is tolerable. In reality I run it almost exclusively with Peppermint 6 64bit running from a USB3 stick drive (full install to stick, not LiveUSB) and its perfectly zippy.

This is my first UEFI machine so had lots of fun and games tryng to figure out how to go back to legacy but got there in the end.  ;)

I hate hate hate Windows 8.1.  :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X

And when I was with family yesterday, installed PM 6 to parent's netbook which was a success. Also wanted to install it to their Sony Vaio but could not access BIOS for love nor money so had to abort on that occasion  :(

Yet another machine converted to Peppermint Linux. This used to run Windows 7 (painfully slowly!):

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ms@netbook ~ $ inxi -F
System:    Host: netbook Kernel: 3.16.0-41-generic i686 (32 bit) Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Six
Machine:   Mobo: SAMSUNG model: N150/N210/N220 Bios: Phoenix version: 05JI.M039.20100109.JIP date: 01/09/2010
CPU:       Single core Intel Atom CPU N450 (-HT-) cache: 512 KB flags: (lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 ssse3)
           Clock Speeds: 1: 1000.00 MHz 2: 1333.00 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Atom Processor D4xx/D5xx/N4xx/N5xx Integrated Graphics Controller
           X.Org: 1.16.0 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1024x600@60.0hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel IGD x86/MMX/SSE2 GLX Version: 1.4 Mesa 10.3.2
Audio:     Card: Intel NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: k3.16.0-41-generic
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8192E/RTL8192SE Wireless LAN Controller driver: rtl819xE
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: b4:82:fe:07:ff:33
           Card-2: Marvell 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller driver: sky2
           IF: eth0 state: down mac: 00:24:54:66:08:db
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 250.1GB (1.9% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: ST9250315AS size: 250.1GB
Partition: ID: / size: 230G used: 4.5G (3%) fs: ext4
RAID:      No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 37.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 202 Uptime: 1:30 Memory: 692.6/2009.3MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 1.9.17
ms@netbook ~ $

So far so good  :D

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