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Hardware / Re: Vulkan for AMD R9 270/HD 7850
« on: May 17, 2020, 01:53:21 am »
Too bad you cannot specify a search through specific forums/subforums in the PeppermintOS or better yet in the specific version of PeppermintOS forum/subforms. :)

Actually... if one first navigates into the subforum in which they expect the answer to be found... then enters their search terms in the search box upper left of desktop, only results in that subforum  will turn up... 


Not that the majority of forum users post their queries in the proper forums, nor  does our team always have time to move posts about...

There's also a  secret little known crunchbang search option ...  :o

click on Menu... in the run/search box type:
 !p + your search term... and it will search the entire public facing


!p Vulcan turns up:

That's one of the most cleverest things PCNetSpec added to Peppermint and I only found out about it about a month or so ago. Full of magic this operating system.  ;D

LoL! I'm a 'shuffle' fanboi - hella hard on your knees though.   :)

You'll never see a shuffle dancer over 25...

Yep used to do that but not in a bikini :)) When I was a young wee whipper snapper, had the energy of a nuclear bomb 24/7 365days a year. Drive my parents potty, then took up Judo and Karate. Now I'm lucky if I can lift my little finger without knackering myself out. I hate getting old, but I think in my case my body is older than I am.

Software & Applications / Re: Gimp will not open in P 9
« on: May 16, 2020, 08:00:18 am »
Why not just use the one in Synaptic? I know you'd rather use PCNetSpec's version. Maybe upgrade to Pep 10 Re-Spin would solve it? I mainly use what's in Synaptic and the 2.8 version has never failed me. I don't like 2.10 as a lot of stuff had been removed, like create logos, buttons etc.  ;D

Announcements / Re: Please Welcome New Trusted User Fritz74!
« on: May 16, 2020, 07:27:42 am »
Congrats @Fritz74 ;)

Congratulations Fritz74.

New Users / Re: Dual boot with W10, prevent grub
« on: May 12, 2020, 07:42:27 am »
If all goes well I hope to ween off Windows.....

I've only got W10 for gaming on if I did not have to keep tweaking Pep to play not just the latest, but nearly all of my Winders games, then I would not have bothered with W10. So pleased everything worked out, welcome to the world of Peppermint.  ;D

New Users / Re: Dual boot with W10, prevent grub
« on: May 10, 2020, 08:38:53 pm »
Out of curiosity I installed some optional Win10 updates yesterday on my dual-boot machine. When it came to restart Windows it went into the BIOS as usual and came up with the grub boot options. All I had to do was a few down-arrows then Enter to select Windows as normal. Windows then completed it's updates and all seems well.

I installed W10 home international ISO maybe there is a difference between this and normal? Still security is not a bad thing.  ;D

Announcements / Re: Happy Anniversary!!
« on: May 08, 2020, 07:58:46 pm »
I'm a bit late to the ball I'm afraid, but yeah many congrats Peppermint team, thank you all for making my computing life so wonderful. Also God bless you Mark.

General Discussion / Re: M$ invite hackers, up to $100,000 reward
« on: May 08, 2020, 07:49:02 pm »
Reporting Bill Gates as the penultimate hacker is probably not going to win me that prize...


The problem I find here is that it's a mixture of Linux and Winders, so the only vulnerabilities they'll find is on Winders side of the programming. Beggars belief though that Linux and Winders working together? Though Microplop did spend an awful lot of money to get a seat on the board of directors of Linux foundation.  :D

New Users / Re: Session Failure after Suspend SOLVED
« on: May 08, 2020, 07:38:44 pm »
Thanks again, I have edited the post as requested. It is frustrating that that snap problem was caused by the [thunderbird] software installation using the sofware manager. In the months gone by I have been trying all manner of Linux variations and had come to the conclusion that using the Terminal is simply fraught with pitfalls which can completely ruin ones installation [there's lot's of advice out there which is more dangerous than helpful]. That now the use of the software manager was the problem....  I am old enough to have seen the rise of computers, starting with DOS, I spent hours and hours configuring autoexec.bat and config.sys to free up kb of space, and learned all the dos commands in the process, soon moved on to graphic systems [Atari 1024 1985] and had vouwed to keep away from 'coding' if I could... Nevertheless I am not giving up and will be sticking with Peppermint!

No matter the age of the system and it is entirely up to the end user's discretion, I have never ever trusted Snap packages the only reason we have it in Peppermint is Peppermint is all about choice. When I tried a Snap package for the first time I was annoyed at how much rubbish it was installing and how long it was taking. I then compared it to a normal deb package of the same App and deb packages for me wins every time, quicker, lighter on resources. Snap packages reminds me of the old Ubuntu Store, where everything kept breaking, so everyone went over to Synaptic. Synaptic package manager has been there since Adam fell out the sky and to me is the number one place to get stuff.

A lot of beginners to Linux including myself when I was one ended up frying their systems, breaking them  because we did not have a Danny La Rue (Clue) of how to use synaptic package manager let alone the OS we were running. I loved the update manager so much I purposely uninstalled vital stuff, just to see it do the update thing again. I could not leave it alone and did not realize at that time that there was help out there for any problems arising. That was Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, which looked like Ubuntu Mate apart from the horrendous green everywhere. Looking back I miss those days of struggling to get things working properly and I must say Linux as a free OS has come an awful long way since those days.  ;D

New Users / Re: Dual boot with W10, prevent grub
« on: May 08, 2020, 07:06:13 pm »
The latest version of W10, with April 2020 updates is causing grub not to read the W10 partition. Simply put this update is a big security one, also unable to transfer files from Linux partition over to W10, even as root. There is another big update coming this month too, not sure if it involves more security or not. I have icy dock configuration on my computers, so just I take out W10 when not gaming, plus my bios enables me to control which hard drive to boot first. I have Peppermint 10 re-spin booting first, plus it accommodates two 1TB drives, one the main system the other my home folder. Am in the process of getting 2TB SSD for home drive. All the things I collect within Linux and making backups of the info I collect, am slowly running out of room. So will have to take time to double backup backups to my dropbox account with 2TB of space that I'm paying £95.00 British pounds for a year, with hardly the time to use it.  Icy docks are fantastic if you have enough SATA ports on your motherboard? Plus the fact SSD's hardly need any power to run. I feel sorry for people with only a limited amount of space on their hardware, especially where dual booting is concerned on the same drive and as of now W10 has gotten more secure as in Linux grub not able to read the W10 partition at all, though I'm sure there is a way to switch off all the security in W10, but to what end, making you vulnerable to all and sundry.  :(

New Users / Re: Have to go to BIOS to start Peppermint
« on: May 05, 2020, 05:16:46 pm »
 Hi Straybit,
If you have updated Winders 10 lately it won't read in Grub, on your Peppermint install. The April release update Microplop put out, has some very strict security and about time too I say. Microplop have batten down the hatches on this one, the only other way is to switch off the extra security in Winders 10, that is built in and a pain to go searching for. I have Winders 10 on a separate hard drive and always make sure I have Peppermint drive booting first. I got fed up of tinkering around getting my Winders games to work properly in Linux, even in Proton you still have to add stuff to get things working. Remember the days when you could move a file over from your Linux partition to your Winders 10 well that has been totally locked down too, even as root. I'm glad they have done this, about time they sorted their security out. Using the same
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NTFS (New Tech Filing System) since XP days, or earlier ain't that new though. Why not call it,
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IONBUTBNTFS (It's Old Now But Used To Be New Tech Filing System)? You'll have to keep going into bios for Windows, that's what I do now, as grub no longer reads Windows because of Windows security.

General Discussion / Re: Take That COVID-19
« on: May 01, 2020, 03:29:31 am »
I never heard any shelter in place orders for AZ, would have ignored them anyway... sunshine and heat kills virii... and has done so since the beginning of time


Yes but apparently this corona loves heat and can spread even more so, places like India well over populated, would hate to think what the death toll would be there. People here on this tiny Island I live on called the Isle of Wight have taken it upon themselves to think it okay to go out and socialize. I will never understand the logic of ordinary Man's thinking, pure and utter ignorance in my eyes, can only ask for trouble. We are not out of the water yet, as this virus I reckon could turn into something even more deadly. Dogs and cats and other animals can get it too, yet no one as far as I know have has not tested their beloved pet for corona. 

New Users / Re: Task bar has vanished
« on: May 01, 2020, 03:16:37 am »
:D :D


It was the latter of the two

I tried looking in the synaptic but i didnt know which it would be.

Thank you

You are very welcome HankisHenry and welcome to the world of Peppermint, also thank you for marking your post as solved.

New Users / Re: Task bar has vanished
« on: April 30, 2020, 09:35:15 pm »
In Terminal type or copy and paste
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sudo apt install xfce4-panel
Then try the right clicking to get Peppermint Settings Panel up again and into reset panel to default again.

General Discussion / Re: Take That COVID-19
« on: April 30, 2020, 09:29:38 pm »
Hi all,

Don't know how it is organised or enforced the US.

Here in the UK, Pharmacy and Grocery visits are permitted, with once a day exercise slot (close proximity to your home) with essential workers allowed to work. There is ambiguous guidance to self-employed and other workers who can not do their work from home. Rules are bent or ignored, as peps do their headless chicken thing. With the Fuzz issuing fixed penalty fines, or Police escorts across county lines. One case a family made a 350 mile journey from London to Devon/Cornwall (Mark's stumping ground) to go fishing, were escorted back to London.

I have been slowly recovering from heart failure, diagnosed March 2016, had an ICD fitted in Feb 2017, then in September 2019 picked up a viral infection that hospitalised me. Couldn't breathe. Took several courses of antibiotics and steroids over two months to aid my recovery. My left lung detached because of my heart issue, I'd made steady progress, but the virus has left me with compromised lung function, with Flow Meter reading barely reaching 350 mark. But by comparison to recent health concerns I'm in rude health, with an hours weight training 5 days a week, has been a rocky road since June last year, but now really helping.

Shopping, is not something I look forward to, I also care for my elderly (disabled) father. The queuing is painless, with certain supermarkets being better organised (inside and out) than others. I don't or avoid my local (Morrison) as they permit couples, think peps doing their chicken thing. But at Sainsbury. As else where, the aisles are not wide enough, but in Sainsbury, they only allow single person (no couples), and they seem more aware, plus being an out of town store, you have to make this choice and drive there.

Local Pharmacy, after last months cock up, even after Dad had received his government letter promising his health care. Tuesday when placing my monthly prescription renewal. Both myself and Dad have being placed on the pathfinder scheme, making our prescriptions a priority. Suppose better late than never. LOL....!

Since lockdown I have been experimenting, as I had previously overdosed with distro-hooping. Want a long term OS, that I can install once, in UEFI/Secureboot, and be able to upgrade at each release point. Tried PM10 on my new Dell 7070 mini tower, and got caught out with Firejail, it froze and mullered my system, totally unresponsive, I deleted.

This where the new experimental issues with MOK reared its head. The short version of the long story to delete/rectify unresponsive MOK codes; bricked my 7070. Ouch......! Once the lockdown is over, I'll see if my Dell NDB plan will cover my blunder. Some how both LMDE4 and LM19 neither show mokutil codes, both return blank enrolment, so content the lappies are okay, but a different story for my old box2 desktop Dell 9020, dual booted in secureboot with windies, the omens do not bear well. Only checked if was possible, didn't occur at time, removal would be the problem.

I been surprised to see some members, I considered were part of the fixtures and fixings of PMOS, have not been active, recently.

Hey ho, hope you are all well and doing your bit to avoid the lurgy.   ;)

regards cavy    :D

I'm a carer support worker who does night shifts seven days on, six and a half days off. It's killing me off slowly as I only get three hours sleep during the day, then up twelve hours at night shift. When I do have my six and a half days off, my sleeping pattern goes back to normal after the third day in. I cannot do days, way too stressful. I used to do a ninety hour shift, when the people first moved here at work. I like to be my own boss here all alone, just nice and quiet and having to stay awake and guide anyone sleep walking back to their rooms. It's this time that I get to answer posts here on the forums, if I can of course.

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