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New Users / Re: Guayadeque missing plugins(unable to fix)
« on: July 07, 2014, 11:50:11 am »
Alright, the specific fix to get .wma files working in Guayadeque is as follows:

Open a terminal and enter

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mc3man/trusty-media
And follow the on screen instructions to add the repository. After doing this enter

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apt update
apt install ffmpeg gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg
Finally close and reopen all instances of Guayadeque and it should be good.

EDIT: We'll have a conversation amongst the Peppermint team to determine if we should include this by default in the future or if we should pursue another avenue such as using a different media player.

EDIT 2: I've been unable to duplicate the fix on an otherwise clean install of Peppermint Five so while the above fix worked on my system, it's not guaranteed to work on others. It's entirely possible that something I've done in the past couple of weeks was partially responsible for the fix as well. I'll continue to investigate the issue and an official tutorial will be posted if/when we come up with a proper solution to the issue. For the time being, it's probably best to either convert WMA files or use another media player such as VLC.

I spend an inordinate amount of time writing and editing code these days. For quick, simple stuff I use Gedit as it's simple to use, feature-rich for a text editor, and cross platform. Up from there I use Geany as it's a bit more robust when it comes to features and helps me stay organized a bit better. Also recently I've been using Anjuta a bit as it's reasonably similar to Geany but has excellent support for a bunch of different types of projects, notably Vala which I've been meaning to do a lot more of.

My honest opinion is that unless you have specific needs of a particular IDE, then stick with Gedit and move to something else as your needs change.

New Users / Re: flash player
« on: July 07, 2014, 11:41:41 am »
And Kendall, while you're here, could Rivers simply install Chrome?  With rare exception, Chrome usually works great in Peppermint. 

This might make things a lot easier for a newbie!

Thank you,


Yes, installing Chrome may very well be the simplest means of getting things to work.

New Users / Re: Guayadeque missing plugins(unable to fix)
« on: July 07, 2014, 11:23:09 am »
This is definitely something that needs to be looked into for future releases and/or respins. During my pre-release testing I don't test .wma files as I don't use the format but the player advertises itself as supporting it so we need to at least try. Anyway, there's a newer upstream build of Guayadeque than is presently available in the repo so I need to look into packaging it or finding a PPA that already does so. Additionally I'll look into the license terms of the ffmpeg plugin linked above and see if a) it addresses the issue, and b) if we can legally distribute it in Peppermint.

New Users / Re: flash player
« on: July 07, 2014, 11:13:54 am »
It's worth noting that the version of Flash that shipped with Peppermint Three is no longer supported in Chromium and Chrome as they no longer support the Netscape Plugin API. If you're using a current version of Chromium then you'll need to install the Pepper Plugin API version of Flash.

Development / Re: Numlockx
« on: July 07, 2014, 11:11:56 am »
I'll add this to the extremely long list of things to look into for the Control Center.

New Users / Re: Soooo can I put peppermint 5 on a beaglebone black?
« on: July 03, 2014, 02:08:16 pm »
Currently Peppermint only supports 8086 derivative processors (i686, amd64) so the ARM processors in the Pi and the BeagleBone aren't supported as of yet. Hopefully we'll be able to offer it at some point in the future.

General Discussion / Re: Peppermint Five Desktop
« on: July 02, 2014, 08:33:36 pm »
My desktop:

Ummm......I'll show myself out.

I've been quoting him on the Peppermint OS Wikipedia page, the past couple of days.

Thank you very much. The Wikipedia page has been in sore need of updating for a while and I can never seem to jump through all of the hoops well enough to avoid getting the article flagged for something.

Advanced Topics / Re: July 1 Software Updater: Ubuntu Base update...
« on: July 01, 2014, 09:29:32 pm »
Whether you update or not is totally your decision. Feel free to examine the changelog to see if anything strikes you as being worth upgrading for:

It's just a warning so it won't affect the actual function of the application. In addition to running it with gksudo you can install the package "gir1.2-gtksource-3.0" which should eliminate the warning.

Software & Applications / Re: How to remove Transmission?
« on: July 01, 2014, 09:23:20 pm »
Hmmm...... How about try:

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apt purge transmission*

Note the asterisk at the end which should cause a regex search for every installed package that begins with "transmission" and then remove it. Then:

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killall transmission

Just in case there are any currently running instances of it.

Yes sir. We're strongly advising against any attempts to upgrade from Peppermint Four.

New Users / Re: Cant install Wine1.7
« on: June 30, 2014, 03:15:44 pm »
Just a note that I've moved this into the support area as it's a support question and not a general discussion.

Thanks for giving it a whirl. Also, I moved your topic into the discussion area as it's not a support question.

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