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General Discussion / Re: How to strip down Peppermint 7?
« on: April 23, 2017, 07:05:08 am »
OK, the latest update is that I can confirm that the Microwatt r10 installers are screwing up because of UEFI - even when in legacy mode. I managed to get around this on two laptops (EeePC +1) by burning the image to a CD and attaching a USB CD/DVD drive tothe two computers. For some reason, that prevented the UEFI being detected. I found a post on the WattOS forum that confirms via an apology, but no solution to the UEFI installer problem. So, now this tread has two issues:
1) Pimping the two computers with Microwatt to function (user friendliness) as much like Peppermint OS as possible, including access to Dropbox (maybe cli) and being able to write Lilypond files with an editor that understands Lilypond (maybe Vim).
2) Throwing the thread open for suggestions as to how an i3 version of Peppermint OS can be built from the ground up, with an Ubuntu 16.04 mini.iso in practical terms (step 1, 2, etc.). Hopefully the Peppermint developers will be inspired to develop an i3 version of Peppermint OS, for those of us that need a light system for relatively modern netbooks with skimpy resources.

BTW, I took the lid off the bottom of my EeePC and discovered that the ram is soldered on. No upgrade possibility. I tried running Peppermint, but response was way off :(

General Discussion / Re: How to strip down Peppermint 7?
« on: April 22, 2017, 07:20:17 am »
if your eeepc is anything like mine is, there is a cover on the bottom of it with a screw, and under the cover is the memory chip...  just go on ebay and buy a 2 gig chip for it, they work fantastic with 2 gigs ram...  I am surprised antix did not work for you, were you trying their mx version, or the regular antix?  I own several of those netbooks 3 of them have the 2 gig ram but i have two dells that are only 1 gig ram and have no way of getting to the ram chip without taking apart the entire machine, long story short the two dells with 1 gig ram are both running antix mx-17 just fine and they only use about 100 megs of ram when booted to the desktop after tweaking them....
Thanks for the heads up about the ram.  Yeah it is a bit weird that all three distros didn't work, but the EeePC Seashell has some sort of basic UEFI and apparently a number of installers have an issue with installing the boot loader. Microwatt and Manjaro won't work on my Acer Aspire One 725 either, which is even weirder in my opinion.

General Discussion / Re: How to strip down Peppermint 7?
« on: April 22, 2017, 03:53:53 am »
OK, here is a little update. I have been doing some preliminary work to orientate myself. I have some files that I have retrieved from the Microwatt r10 image, running in live mode. The Microwatt installer kept crashing with different laptop hardware and regardless of whether I used the Peppermint USB/Image utility or used "dd". There are a number of posts on their forum with similar problems and no attempt to reply. I didn't really have an alternative, so here is a link to the .config file and other files;
The other files are from running the following commands:
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find /etc/apt/sources.list* -type f -name '*.list' -exec bash -c 'echo -e "\n## $1 ";grep "^[[:space:]]*[^#[:space:]]" ${1}' _ {} \; >
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apt-mark showauto > package-states-auto
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apt-mark showmanual > package-states-manualThose files are sort of a backup plan should I find that I need to install Ubuntu server edition and work from there.

General Discussion / (Closed) How to strip down Peppermint 7?
« on: April 21, 2017, 04:03:44 pm »
I just got Peppermint 7 installed on an EeePC Seashell netbook and am wondering how I strip down the Peppermint 7 install without losing functionality, as the EeePC only has 1 GB of ram. I have tried a Microwatt r10 install, a Manjaro i3 community install, and an AntiX install, but none of them installed successfully. I am therefore left with the alternative of  stripping down the Peppermint 7 install.

I am planning on using the EeePC in my rehearsal room, using Internet access via my mobile phone. I mainly want to use the computer for writing/editing short music scores with Frescobaldi, and searching the Net for info, writing a mail or two, etc. The three things that I definitely need are Frescobaldi, Dropbox access and a light web browser.

I have been thinking of maybe switching to another window manager, but I am not sure what Frescobaldi will work with (maybe not i3). What can be stripped out and still leave the Peppermint Control Center and Preferences still operable. I am really wishing that Peppermint had a "micro" version available. Any suggestions?

I have never mastered an install CD/DVD and therefore the above issue. I am trying to find the WattOS i3wm config files to compare them to what I have on my Peppermint install, but I haven't been able to find them. Does anyone have any ideas how to scrounge these files without installing a system? I have mounted the CD and dugg around, but there isn't anything that I recognize.

It would also be nice if I could get a list of the default apps in the install , to see if there is anything interesting that I can use. How would I go about that?

Thanks. I was unaware of that.

Hi Slim.
I actually used the keyboard shortcut tab of the Peppermint Control Center, but PCC modifies the xbindkeys.conf file in .config/peppermint-control-center. Here is the output of the file:
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"dmenu_run -fn '40x50' -i -nb '#000000' -nf '#FFFFFF' -sb '#8DC7E0' -sf '#000000'"










"scrot 'Screenshot_%Y-%m-%d_%H:%M:%S.png' -e 'mv $f ~/Desktop/'"

"scrot -u -b 'Windowshot_%Y-%m-%d_%H:%M:%S.png' -e 'mv $f ~/Desktop/'"



"amixer -q sset Master 3%+ unmute"

"amixer -q sset Master 3%- unmute"

"amixer -q sset Master toggle"



"sleep 2;xset dpms force off"


The subject says it all. I don't see any other Mod4+d keybinding other than the one I set for Dmenu, yet Whisker Menu insists on popping-up.

Advanced Topics / Re: Transfering software info to a new install.
« on: April 16, 2017, 08:11:59 am »
No, no problem at all. I understand completely :)

Advanced Topics / Re: Transfering software info to a new install.
« on: April 15, 2017, 05:02:08 pm »
Many thanks for the replies and the info. I didn\t mean to put you on the spot  :)

Advanced Topics / Re: Transfering software info to a new install.
« on: April 15, 2017, 03:02:32 pm »
Thanks for the quick reply. OK, I understand what you are talking about. What are the alternatives? (I am trying to learn something here)

Advanced Topics / Transfering software info to a new install.
« on: April 15, 2017, 01:53:08 pm »
I have been given some advice as to how to transfer software info to a new install, however I can see after having looked at man pages and googled, that this topic is a bit over my head. I s there someone that can confirm that the following suggestions will work as advertised?

1)  Save sources.
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find /etc/apt/sources.list* -type f -name '*.list' -exec bash -c 'echo -e "\n## $1 ";grep "^[[:space:]]*[^#[:space:]]" ${1}' _ {} \; >
2) Save installed packages.
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dpkg --get-selections  | awk '!/deinstall|purge|hold/ {print $1}' >
The others seem to be straight forward:
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apt-mark showauto > package-states-auto
apt-mark showmanual > package-states-manual
Target system:
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sudo apt-key add trusted-keys.gpg #copy folder if needed too!!!
sudo cp /etc/apt/sources.list
sudo apt update
xargs -a "" sudo apt-get install
xargs -a "package-states-auto" sudo apt-mark auto
xargs -a "package-states-manual" sudo apt-mark manual

Mutate looks like an interesting alternative... The homepage states that it uses QT5, but the question is how much of QT5 and how stable is QT?


I think I will try the Synapse ppa. Thanks.

Hmm. Synapse seems to no longer be in the repos and there are posts claiming that it is no longer maintained. It also apparently uses zeitgeist, which some users consider to be a form of spyware  :-\

Wow!!! That is so cool!   :D That is soooo much better a setup than Dmenu or Unity. What do you do in relationship to applets such as the network, sound and shutdown, restart, log out applets? Many thanks for the get-well wishes  :)

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