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Advanced Topics / Re: peppermintos .info - not available [reopen]
« on: June 12, 2020, 06:46:16 am »
Hi LordKaan,

Unfortunately it seems that you will never find the icon file you are searching for at any PeppermintOS address -- it was deleted during the move to a new service provider for PeppermintOS. If you are lucky, then one of the other forum users has this file and can make it available to you. Otherwise, it is gone.

Regards,

-- Slim

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Advanced Topics / Re: swap partition or file?
« on: June 12, 2020, 06:40:08 am »
Hi Lew,

Could you please open a terminal window and enter the following:


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inxi -Fz

then copy the output and post it here in your reply. Also post the contents of this file:

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/etc/fstab

which can be easily accessed with this command in a terminal window:

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xed /etc/fstab 

Thank you.

Regards,

-- Slim

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Hi fires,

Well, then it looks like that file was somehow deleted. Do or did you have steam installed? If you did or do have it installed, does it currently function?

Regards,

-- Slim

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Hi RobertSteed,

I am quite sure that the problem lies not with the distros but with the newer kernels that are available for the distros to use. I think that they no longer include drivers for your old video card. If you really wish to continue using the machine but with newer distros then you will almost certainly need to replace the video card with something newer.

Regards,

-- Slim

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Hi fires,

So have you checked whether the file exists? Use your file manager to check. Note that the directory .local is a "hidden" directory -- to see it in the file manager you need to press the key combination <Ctrl><h> when the file manager is open. Let us know if you encounter any problems finding the file steam.xml.gz in the indicated location.

Regards,

-- Slim

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Announcements / Re: New Peppermint webhost in progress
« on: June 10, 2020, 11:53:10 pm »
Hi josephd,

As one of the users of perknhs-personal-startpage, I too thank you for reactivating it.  8)

Regards,

-- Slim

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Hi fires,


The server was moved and the work to get it all up and running again smoothly for forum members and visitors took several days.  ;)  Everything should now be working as good as (or probably even better) than before.  8)


Regards,


-- Slim

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Announcements / Re: New Peppermint webhost in progress
« on: June 09, 2020, 02:45:38 am »
Hi perknh and josephd,

Thank you again for all of your time and effort, josephd !!  ;) And thank you, perknh, for the heads-up concerning the start pages !

Regards,

-- Slim

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New Users / Re: New Member today. 10 Respin. Where to find info.
« on: June 07, 2020, 08:53:44 am »
Thanks @rayzer for that command to help with mounting devices. Is it worthwhile to run it even though it is not required for Calibre/Nook?


Hi bobpace,

It turns out that what rayzer gave you was a command that would install some software that could have been necessary had your device not mounted properly. It looks like you will not be needing these programs, so do not run that command.  ;)  If you have run it already, do not panic. You just have installed some software that you probably will not really need, and it does not take up that much space on your storage disk. Nevertheless, if you wish to remove those programs, let us know and rayzer or I will tell you how to remove them.  :)


BTW, welcome to the PeppermintOS forum !!  8)


Regards,

-- Slim

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New Users / Re: Cryptkeeper?
« on: June 06, 2020, 09:15:06 am »
Hi lliam53,

I'm not sure which software manager you are using but the standard for package management (synaptic) shows everything that is installed (including gnupg). That is just one of the various reasons that synaptic is for package management the choice among those "in the know."  ;) 


As for using gnupg -- I cannot help you because I have never used it.  :-[

Regards,

-- Slim

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Aww shucks, josephd, I was really starting to like the idea that I was perhaps a big honcho ...  :P

Regards,

-- Slim

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Software & Applications / Re: Extend root partition with GParted.
« on: June 06, 2020, 12:26:39 am »
Hi hellbraker,

You should select /dev/sda3 (rather than /dev/sda5) and move its slider to the left.  ;)

Regards,

-- Slim

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Some people are big honchos and some people are ... smaller honchos ...  :D


Regards,

-- Slim

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Software & Applications / Re: Extend root partition with GParted.
« on: June 05, 2020, 01:53:56 pm »
Hi hellbraker,

What spence has said is correct. But being unexperienced in doing this you might still be confused. So I would suggest that you look at this as two tasks (it was three, but you have done the first already: making the unallocated free  space). Well, maybe it is still three tasks: back up your personal data (docs, pics, video, etc) to an external USB stick before doing the following steps!!! This is simply a precaution in case something goes wrong.

So as next step (after backing up your personal files) is perfomed while booted into the live USB installation media. Start the gparted program and increase the size of your Peppermint partition by moving the slider (in gparted) for the beginning of the Peppermint partition so that it "bumps" into the end of the /dev/sda2 partition and then move the slider for the end of the Peppermint partition so that  (see the info from spence) about 2x your currently installed amount of RAM is left unallocated at the end of the Peppermint partition. You can now tell gparted to apply these changes (this may take a while until it completes).

Now the final task is to use gparted and create a final partition where the unallocated space is found (and use all of it) and format it as linux swap space. Then tell gparted to apply this change.

When you have completed this let us know. You will still have to tell Peppermint where the swap space is located and that it should be used as such. We can tell you how to do this (it involves changes to the file /etc/fstab). If you already know how to do these changes, then fine -- otherwise ask when you are finished with the above steps.  ;)


Regards,

-- Slim

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Hi pizzalovingnerd,

Here is my interpretation:
Green indicates Developer status. Red indicates Administrator status. Blue indicates Moderator status. Everyone else gets Gold blocks (or yellow -- I can't tell exactly what the color is).  ;D 8)

Regards,

-- Slim

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