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Artwork, Themes, and Icons / Re: Wallpaper for the Pep
« on: December 05, 2019, 01:10:33 pm »
Beautiful wallpaper, rayzer!
Do you have a link to the original image?

General Discussion / Re: Screenshot Gallery -- Show Us Your Screen
« on: November 30, 2019, 09:08:30 am »
Very cool, @clatterfordslim

What are you running Peppermint on? / Re: Intel NUC5CPYH
« on: November 30, 2019, 03:37:44 am »
No. But you (almost) don't hear the fan.

What are you running Peppermint on? / Intel NUC5CPYH
« on: November 30, 2019, 01:17:03 am »
I recently bought a used NUC5CPYH on for only 69 $. With customs and shipping, the device cost me 106 €. A new one would cost about 115 €, and there are newer models with quad core processors for just a few € more - so in retrospect the decision to buy it was not as smart as I thought in the beginning. ;)  Still, it is a nice and quiet little machine.

I put 8 GB RAM and a 120 GB SSD in it. It is fine for surfing the web, writing, image editing and some programming. It also runs Minecraft with slightly reduced settings.

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System:    Host: fritz-nuc Kernel: 5.0.0-36-generic x86_64 bits: 64 gcc: 7.4.0
           Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Ten
Machine:   Device: desktop Mobo: Intel model: NUC5CPYB v: H61145-405 serial: N/A
           UEFI: Intel v: PYBSWCEL.86A.0078.2019.0807.1133 date: 08/07/2019
CPU:       Dual core Intel Celeron N3050 (-MCP-)
           arch: Airmont rev.3 cache: 1024 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 6400
           clock speeds: max: 2160 MHz 1: 479 MHz 2: 772 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx Integrated Graphics Controller
           bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.20.4 )
           drivers: modesetting (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell)
           version: 4.5 Mesa 19.0.8 Direct Render: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx Series High Def. Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k5.0.0-36-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel Wireless 3165 driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 02:00.0
           IF: wlp2s0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCIE Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169 port: e000 bus-ID: 03:00.0
           IF: enp3s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 120.0GB (11.4% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: CT120BX500SSD1 size: 120.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 110G used: 13G (13%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 38.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 173 Uptime: 47 min Memory: 867.2/7898.4MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 7.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.4.201) inxi: 2.3.56

General Discussion / Re: Screenshot Gallery -- Show Us Your Screen
« on: November 23, 2019, 09:19:13 am »
Ok: Girls, daredevils and police officers. I am just not into it. ;)

General Discussion / Re: Screenshot Gallery -- Show Us Your Screen
« on: November 23, 2019, 07:07:54 am »
Red is for girls. ;)

General Discussion / Re: Screenshot Gallery -- Show Us Your Screen
« on: November 23, 2019, 04:52:20 am »
My current desktop:

Icon-theme: Deepin
Window-theme: Windows 10 Light

GNU/Linux Discussion / Some recent distro hopping
« on: October 12, 2019, 03:03:38 pm »
Here are my recent impressions from some other distributions:

Sparky OS will stay on my ThinkPad E470 for the next few years. APTus is a great tool for tweaking the system. I installed kernel 5.3.6 today. Everything is running great.

Solus OS with Budgie looks nice but is not as easy to customize as Xfce. Also, they have few packages. I could live with it if I had to.

Gecko Linux sounds great in theory: OpenSuSe with codecs and improved font rendering and improved package management. However, I dislike YaSt. It has too many options for a simple-minded guy like me and it needs a lot of clicks to achieve something that only requires a simple command in the terminal.

Manjaro 18.1.0 has a great community and it works well. I don't trust the rolling release approach, though. Snapshots of the entire system are just not for me. Would it break sooner or later? Who knows...

Mint 19.2 is almost great. It is what I would recommend to people who want to switch from Windows 7. Peppermint just feels a little snappier and it has Nemo, which allows easy resizing of desktop icons.

Debian Buster comes with a blunt default version of Xfce and suboptimal font rendering. It did not recognize the touchpad and the wifi on my ThinkPad, even with all the nonfree drivers.

So, for my needs, there is nothing better out there than Peppermint OS. :)

General Discussion / Re: Maybe it's just my take on things
« on: September 27, 2019, 04:42:44 am »
The praise is well-deserved! :)

GNU/Linux Gaming / Re: Play Windows-only games on Linux with Steam Play
« on: September 26, 2019, 06:55:55 am »
@clatterfordslim: Thanks for your well written and funny comment! Do you happen to write stories, poems or opinionated tech reviews?

As regards Salient OS: I don't trust rolling release distributions. I'm too cautious (and a little lazy) for using them. :)

GNU/Linux Gaming / Re: Play Windows-only games on Linux with Steam Play
« on: September 23, 2019, 11:08:39 pm »
The good news has finally reached me. ;)

GNU/Linux Gaming / Play Windows-only games on Linux with Steam Play
« on: September 23, 2019, 03:00:55 pm »
As nobody has mentioned this yet: I can play Age of Empires 2 on my Peppermint machine now, thanks to Steam Play.
Steam is using its own fork of Wine. Here is a tutorial how to enable Linux support for games that are listed as Windows-only:

News and Reviews / Peppermint 9 review on Tutnaut / Germany
« on: September 18, 2019, 08:05:06 am »
This is an older but very enthusiastic review by Mirco Lang for the German magazine Tutnaut:

He recommends Peppermint for people who want to switch from Windows or Mac.

It is magic. ;) Some people use it for tasks that require doing the same thing on a desktop over and over again (for example uploading a lot of stuff).

I want my terminal to start on workspace 3. This can be achieved with the app wmctrl - which is complicated.
There is an easier way with Python. I am using Python 3.

First install pip, the Python package manager:
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sudo apt install python3-pip
Then use pip to install pyautogui. This is a library that lets Python perform mouseclicks, keystrokes etc.
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sudo pip install pyautogui
I want Python to click on the workspace switcher in my Xfce panel. To get the coordinates, I make a screenshot and open Gimp. If I move the cursor over the image, Gimp shows me the coordinates. On my desktop, a click on 1569/1056 will open workspace 3.

The script that clicks on workspace 3 gets the name
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#!/usr/bin/env python3
import pyautogui,1056)

This can be used in shell scripts, whenever I want them to click on workspace 3.
The script gets the name
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Make them executable with sudo chmod +x and sudo chmod +x

Running the script now opens the terminal Sakura on workspace 3.

Finally, put a starter that opens the script into the Xfce panel.

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