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I have to say I think my netbook runs PM6 more responsively than it did PM5  :D

Haven't put my old SSD in here yet but that's the plan in due course.

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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: NC10 Bios: Phoenix version: 11CA.M015.20090908.RHU date: 09/08/2009
CPU:       Single core Intel Atom CPU N270 (-HT-) cache: 512 KB flags: (nx pae sse sse2 sse3 ssse3)
           Clock Speeds: 1: 1600.00 MHz 2: 1333.00 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Mobile 945GSE Express Integrated Graphics Controller
           X.Org: 1.16.0 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1024x600@60.0hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 945GME 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: Qualcomm Atheros AR242x / AR542x Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) driver: ath5k
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: 00:21:63:92:c1:dc
           Card-2: Marvell 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller driver: sky2
           IF: eth0 state: down mac: 00:13:77:ae:26:5e
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 160.0GB (3.3% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: Hitachi_HTS54321 size: 160.0GB
Partition: ID: / size: 145G used: 5.0G (4%) fs: ext4 ID: swap-1 size: 2.14GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
RAID:      No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 47.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 197 Uptime: 50 min Memory: 365.2/2008.8MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 1.9.17
ms@netbook ~ $
Tomorrow I'm putting PM6  on a family member's netbook (that currently runs Win XP or 7 - I forget - and which has almost ground to a halt and they hate it). Theirs runs 1GB of RAM but I bought a 2nd hand 2GIG stick from ebay and have just tested on this netbook and used Memtest and all looks to be fine. So I'll install that also.

My current theme and look on this netbook  is fairly simple. Running a basic conky and of course the Peppermix-Dark theme.

No worries.

Quite a lot of reference info on this page plus further reading at the bottom:

CTRL+SHIFT + C, V or X to copy, paste and cut respectively.

F11 to go full-screen.

CTRL+C to stop processes running in window.

I don't know too many others.

Hope that helps  :)

General Discussion / Re: Ads in Default Apps
« on: June 26, 2015, 12:49:16 am »
I do ask though that if you're going to use adblock+ that you whitelist this forum .. so Peppermint can get a little development revenue ;)
(We give Peppermint away free, but it isn't free to produce ;) )

This is what I do. Peppermint is the one site I allow ads on (and I actually clicked through on one today for something that caught my eye!)


Have you ever been faced with a laggy, unresponsive or crashed application and program window?

It happens - though for me, much less in Linux than in Windows.

Sometimes you can't X out to close the program but you do want to close it down.

There is a very quick and easy terminal command you can use to 'point and kill' the unresponsive program. Simply open up a terminal window using CTRL+ALT+T and then type the code below and hit enter:

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xkillYou will then see a X-hair appear. Just hover it over the window that's not responding and click the mouse button. Voila - the process/window/application will be killed.

Note: don't try to kill by clicking in the taskbar at the bottom of your screen as you will inadvertently kill Nemo (the desktop manager running your user interface  ;))

Anyway, a handy little tool in case you're not aware of it. 8)

New Users / Re: installing a tar.gz file - configure
« on: June 23, 2015, 03:22:30 pm »
Hi not wanting to state the obvious in case you've already tried... but in my case, I assumed I would have to download special drivers for my printer (Brother laser mono) and Peppermint got it working straight out of the box. I plugged it in then powered up the printer and Peppermint then automatically came up with the dialogue box and it had all the generic drivers for it. Setup was a doddle and required no downloads. That's not to say drivers don't exist on Brother's site (I think they do) but were totally unneeded.

Just checking you definitely need to download external drivers and that you've checked out Menu/System Tools/Printers also?


Result! It worked, thank you!  :D

Good choice!  :D

And well done Andy!

 In my pictures folders, most of the images don't show, example below.

Is there a way to force thumbnail generation so I can easily see all picture files when browsing folders in Nemo?

Thanks for help.  :)

New Users / Re: documents
« on: June 22, 2015, 06:18:32 am »
I havent how do i get it


Click whichever system you have (64 or 32 bit). This will download the self-installing deb file. When it's downloaded, double click on it and you'll see an 'Install' button top-right in the window. Click that and it will install. It will also put a link to the program into your menu (likely to be the Office category).

Hope that helps  ;)

Thanks Mark appreciate the help.

Have tried both suggestions.

GNOME ENCFS works as a standalone program/window - but I cannot get it to appear in the tray for love or money.

The second link to a newer version of Cryptkeeper I can't get to work (similar issue to when using the repo version), error is:
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ms@linux-desktop ~ $ cryptkeeper

(cryptkeeper:3921): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "adwaita",
ms@linux-desktop ~ $

I guess I'll stick to CLI for now in 64 bit where I will use it much less anyway (it's on laptops where I worry more about security).

To confirm, the repo version of cryptkeeper does work in 32 bit - for me at least, on 2x different installs - but not 64 bit.

Will mark this as partially solved. Thx.

Same error it seems.

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ms@linux-desktop ~ $ sudo killall cryptkeeper
[sudo] password for ms:
ms@linux-desktop ~ $ cryptkeeper

(cryptkeeper:6259): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "adwaita",
Segmentation fault
ms@linux-desktop ~ $ ^C
ms@linux-desktop ~ $

Outputs below. As mentioned, I get it working fine on 32 bit.

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ms@linux-desktop ~ $ ps aux | grep [c]ryptkeeper
ms        4729  0.0  0.2 557300 23180 ?        Sl   09:23   0:00 cryptkeeper
ms@linux-desktop ~ $ cryptkeeper

(cryptkeeper:6166): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "adwaita",
Segmentation fault
ms@linux-desktop ~ $

Hi mattosensei,

It actually is not necessary to have the GUI working to use CryptKeeper. Unfortunately, at the moment, I am at work and cannot off of the top of my head remember how the terminal commands go for starting (mounting) the "hidden" (encrypted) file(s) and then later unmounting it/them.

If (by the time I get home -- about four hours from now) no one has solved your problem, and no one has provided you with the terminal session commands for using CryptKeeper without the GUI (actually you are then not using CryptKeeper but just encfs), then I will post them for you. Otherwise check out the man pages for encfs as CryptKeeper is actually (as I recall) just a GUI front-end for encfs.


-- Slim

Hi Slim

Yeh, ENCFS is the main tool. One uses:

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encfs ~/.nameofhiddenfolder ~/nameofpublicfolder
I did have encfs already installed and know how to use the CLI version, but figured (as the cryptkeeper works well on 32bit installs) that I'd quite like it on my 64 bit desktop version also.

Wondering if the 'not showing' icon is a 64bit bug.

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