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Hello and welcome!

The purpose of this board is for users of Peppermint to post tutorials related to the operation of Peppermint and other Linux distributions. Tutorials can range in topic and complexity from how to better use this forum, to how to compile a kernel, to how to deploy a particular web application on a remote server. We do, however, have a few guidelines that we'd like for everyone to follow in order to maintain some general level of standardization.

  • Please indicate a target system for your tutorial in the title. If it's for Peppermint Four 32 bit, then specify as much. If it's for CentOS 6 64 bit, then specify as much. If it's for any system running GNOME 3, then specify as much. For example if I'm writing a tutorial for installing Wordpress in Peppermint Four, then I'll title it as "How to Locally Install Wordpress in Peppermint Four 32/64." or "Installing Wordpress Locally in Peppermint Four, both architectures." Just please specify your target in the title, not in the post.
  • As the first thing in the post body, please list required skills for each tutorial. If a tutorial requires knowledge of the command line and manually editing configuration files, then say as much. If it requires an intimate understanding of C and C++ code, then say as much. If it requires no skills other than being able to open a window and click a button, then say as much. For instance in my theoretical Wordpress installation tutorial my first line would probably read: "Requires knowledge of the command line, basic MySQL, and basic Apache configuration." or something similar.
  • Please be clear and verbose regarding the steps necessary for the tutorial. Numbering the steps is certainly helpful in most cases (but not all) but make sure that the steps are neatly organized. For instance don't say "download and extract the archive", rather break it down into a download step and an extraction step as not all downloads are performed the same way and not all archive extractions are performed the same way. As a general rule, if there is room for potential confusion, then break things down.
  • We expect code to be posted and/or linked in good faith. If we find that any user posts or links to malicious code, then we will not hesitate in taking action against that user.

To those perusing this board in search of tutorials on how to accomplish something, do note that Peppermint offers no guarantee whatsoever that the tutorials posted here are fit for a particular use and offer no express or implied warranty. We will occasionally go through some of these tutorials and move/repost some of them in the Official Tutorials board should they meet our qualifications.

Thank you.

Official Tutorials / Welcome to the Official Tutorials board!
« on: March 12, 2014, 01:22:05 pm »

Tutorials posted in this board are all by moderators, administrators, and trusted users affiliated with Peppermint. As such we stand by our work and state that code and/or commands posted here will run on your Peppermint system with no ill results. Due to the nature of various hardware and system configurations and the fact that this is a community forum, we can officially offer no express or implied warranty, but if it's posted here, it'll probably work on your Peppermint machine.

From time to time, tutorials posted to the User Submitted Tutorials board will be evaluated and some will be reposted here if they meet our specifications. If you have a tutorial that you'd like to submit, then please post it to the User Submitted Tutorials board.

Thank you.

Artwork, Themes, and Icons / Official Peppermint Artwork Pack
« on: March 12, 2014, 01:13:16 pm »
Hello all,

Here is the official Peppermint artwork for you to use when building wallpapers, themes, icon sets, etc.

Please note that the images are copyrighted and though we encourage their use for your own creations, we ask that you do not use these to represent any projects or companies besides Peppermint. For instance, we welcome their use in a custom icon theme or a custom Peppermint themed wallpaper, but we do not welcome their use as a logo representing a new company or project that is not affiliated with Peppermint.

Thank you.

GNU/Linux Discussion / Welcome to GNU/Linux Discussion! Please read.
« on: March 12, 2014, 12:59:32 pm »
Welcome to the GNU/Linux Discussion board here in the Peppermint OS Community. This board is for the discussion of all things GNU/Linux and we welcome the discussion of other FOSS operating systems as well. In addition to Peppermint discussion, feel free to talk about other distributions or desktop environments and don't be afraid to make comparisons and draw conclusions. We do ask that you keep it civil. Not everyone will draw the same conclusions that you do and a different opinion is not a wrong opinion.

Please refer to the Code of Conduct here:

It may be necessary to "agree to disagree" from time to time, but it's our hope that every participant here can have good, constructive conversation. As with the General Discussion board, posts here do not count toward a user's post count total in order to encourage participation in the Resources and Support boards.

Thanks for reading.

Announcements / Peppermint OS Community -- Code of Conduct
« on: March 12, 2014, 12:46:57 pm »
In order to harbor a sense of community, the following is our code of conduct. Please read over these and if you object to any of them, please refrain from joining our community.

  • Please refrain from the use of racial slurs, sexist comments, and offensive language. Also refrain from bullying or insulting other users. We are all family here so let's treat each other as such.
  • All questions are valid so please feel free to ask; that is what we are here for.
  • The safety and security of your system are of the utmost importance to us, so only code posted to boards marked as "Official" is acknowledged by Peppermint as being "safe" for your system. If you're not sure, then please ask a moderator or administrator for guidance.
  • Due to the fact that minors will be using the forums we ask that you please not post any images or links to sites that you would not want members of your own family looking at. Remember, we are a family so keep that in mind. This includes but is not limited to gambling sites, and of course pornography.
  • Please remember that this is not a political site and we take no sides on political issues, be it in the real world or as it pertains to the Linux community as a whole. Please refrain from posting topics or links to other websites that are political in nature.
  • We encourage healthy debate and exchanging of ideas but we ask that you please keep it civil, polite, and respectful. Sometimes, on some matters, it is the best policy to "agree to disagree" and move on. Issuing threats or replying to another user in a threatening tone will not be tolerated.
  • It is good to be excited about Peppermint; we sure are! When you tell your friends, family, and other Linux users about Peppermint please remember to take the high road approach if they do not like it. Getting upset or angry because they don't like Peppermint is not going to change their minds to start using Peppermint. It will only drive them away and that is what we don't want.

By joining this community you are considered to have agreed to these terms. Changes to the Code of Conduct will be announced on the Announcements board.

Thank you, everyone, for reading.

General Discussion / Welcome to General Discussion! Please Read.
« on: March 12, 2014, 12:36:59 pm »
Welcome everyone to the General Discussion board. Feel free to discuss just about anything here, whether it be automotive repair, football, dress material, or which bars in the greater Seattle area serve the best martinis. We do, however, have a few house rules that we enforce. Not because we want to be jerks or because of any opposition to free speech, but rather because observation of these rules tends to result in fewer people hating each other and cleaner overall conversation. Some of these are reiterations of what is stated in the Code of Conduct, but since they especially apply to a general discussion board, they're restated here.

  • Absolutely no discussion of religion or politics please. These are always hotly contested topics and there are plenty of other places on the internet for them.
  • Keep your language non-offensive. Try not to talk down to people or insult them and if a word is generally considered to be offensive, then don't use it.
  • Absolutely no links to offensive content or sites/communities that promote it. This includes pornography, blood/gore, racial slurs/jokes, animal cruelty, etc.
  • No flaming of any type will be tolerated. We consider flaming to be harassment and harassment of any sort will result in the aggressor being banned.
  • Posts on this board are not counted toward a user's post count. This is to encourage participation in the support and resource boards. We all know that everyone says post counts are pretty meaningless, but we pretty much all look at them anyway.

Ignorance of these rules is not considered an excuse for breaking them. Breaking of the rules will result in post sanctions and/or banning depending on the severity. Moderators here have the authority to act on behalf of Peppermint in these matters and within the confines of this forum, that authority is absolute.

Please refer to the Code of Conduct here:

Thanks everyone for reading this. We hope that everyone can abide by the rules and have fun, genuine discussion.

Hello all,

I'd like to take a moment to welcome everyone to the new Peppermint OS Community. As you can see, this is a complete start-over from the original forum. We'll be working hard over the next few weeks to migrate relevant content here from the old forum which will remain live and in "read only" mode for the foreseeable future. We've tried to streamline some of the topics to better represent the needs of the community and to facilitate better communication and interaction in general.

A couple of quick notes: boards that are "reply only" have been marked as such, polls are only allowed in the "General" section, and posts in the "General" section do not count toward a user's post count. We're open to suggestions regarding the use and management of the new forum. I'm sure you'll find plenty of familiar faces. With a little luck, everything should be settled in by the time Peppermint Five releases here in a couple of months.

We've also made a couple of minor adjustments to the Code of Conduct in that we're trying to be more supportive of the development community. Therefore users are now allowed to post code snippets, but we strongly encourage all users to not run unfamiliar code on their systems unless it is posted in one of the "Official" Peppermint boards for such things.

Cheers everyone.


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