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General Discussion / Re: Peppermint 10
« on: June 16, 2019, 04:33:53 pm »
Can't help you with what changed it I'm afraid.
Oh well.
That's Cool.

It's all working good.
I don't mind DuckDuckGo for my search page.


General Discussion / Re: Peppermint 10
« on: June 12, 2019, 06:33:17 pm »
Hello PCNetSpec,

I wonder what caused it to change.

The first install I did choose the minimal install choice which you said is inactive.

I did a normal install on the second desktop without any changes.

Both times the standard default Firefox page.

Everything works good on both desktop computers.


General Discussion / Re: Peppermint 10
« on: June 12, 2019, 06:41:12 am »
Sorry for the delay in posting what you asked for.

thomas@hp-pavilion-500-054 ~ $ ls ~/.mozilla/firefox
'Crash Reports'   installs.ini  'Pending Pings'   peppermint.default   profiles.ini   xrdc0rxp.default-release
thomas@hp-pavilion-500-054 ~ $

thomas@hp-pavilion-500-054 ~ $ cat ~/.mozilla/firefox/profiles.ini




thomas@hp-pavilion-500-054 ~ $

thomas@hp-pavilion-500-054 ~ $ ls /etc/skel/.mozilla/firefox
peppermint.default  profiles.ini
thomas@hp-pavilion-500-054 ~ $

General Discussion / Re: Peppermint 10
« on: June 02, 2019, 11:06:35 am »
The Peppermint Start Page should still be the default homepage when you open Firefox (or Chrome/Chromium) .. did you keep a home folder from a previous installation ?
Nope clean raw fresh install.

Oh well just was curious that's all.

it's working good so will leave it as is.

Thanks. :)

General Discussion / Peppermint 10
« on: June 02, 2019, 09:33:55 am »
Hello forums,

Just installed Peppermint 10 have a couple of questions.

Does the Minimal Install option work as that is what I chose however seems to have installed as a full although uncertain.

What happened to the Peppermint Start Page that was used in previous Peppermint versions as I noticed the standard default Firefox page.

The install and updates went without problems and then a few bits of additional software installed using Synaptic Package Manager.

Everything seems to be working.  :)

Peppermint 10 installed on a 2007 HP Pavilion I put together from spare parts.

Spoiler (click here to view / hide)

xxxxxx@hp-pavilion ~ $ inxi -Fxz
System:    Host: hp-pavilion Kernel: 4.18.0-20-generic x86_64 bits: 64 gcc: 7.3.0 Desktop: N/A
           Distro: Peppermint Ten
Machine:   Device: desktop System: HP-Pavilion product: GN556AA-ABA a6200n serial: N/A
           Mobo: ECS model: Nettle2 v: 1.0 serial: N/A BIOS: Phoenix v: 5.12 date: 06/11/2007
CPU:       Dual core AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+ (-MCP-) arch: K8 rev.F+ cache: 2048 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 svm) bmips: 11251
           clock speeds: max: 2800 MHz 1: 2800 MHz 2: 2800 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Park [Mobility Radeon HD 5430] bus-ID: 02:00.0
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.20.1 ) drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1152x720@59.97hz
           OpenGL: renderer: AMD CEDAR (DRM 2.50.0 / 4.18.0-20-generic, LLVM 7.0.0)
           version: 3.3 Mesa 18.2.8 Direct Render: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Cedar HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 5400/6300/7300 Series]
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 02:00.1
           Card-2 NVIDIA MCP61 High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:05.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.18.0-20-generic
Network:   Card: NVIDIA MCP61 Ethernet driver: forcedeth port: ec00 bus-ID: 00:07.0
           IF: enp0s7 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 82.3GB (10.1% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: Hitachi_HDS72168 size: 82.3GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 75G used: 7.8G (11%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 44.0C mobo: 18.0C gpu: 53.5
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 866 fan-1: 1658
Info:      Processes: 173 Uptime: 53 min Memory: 708.0/5960.5MB Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 7.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.4.191) inxi: 2.3.56
xxxxxx@hp-pavilion ~ $



My Intel Pentium Dual E2220 processor don't have hyper-threading so perhaps a plus on the hyper-threading issue.  :-\

General Discussion / Screwed again by Intel.
« on: May 17, 2019, 09:26:19 am »
Looks like Intel screwed us again.

News and Reviews / Re: Firefox Certificate Issues - Extensions etc
« on: May 05, 2019, 12:53:48 pm »
Your extensions should work in Firefox's ESR edition.  I installed Firefox ESR on a friend's computer yesterday using the Mozilla team's PPA..  Firefox ESR is kept up to date in regards to security. ;)
I completely removed the one and only extension I ever use ublock origin and I have zero extensions and zero adds.  :) ;D

I've never been a big fan of extensions / add ons and never found any need for any however ublock origin is nice to have on my non Firefox ESR browsers.

I'll wait until Firefox gets everything working again as I'm covered for now using Firefox ESR.

News and Reviews / Re: Firefox Certificate Issues - Extensions etc
« on: May 05, 2019, 08:51:27 am »
I'm using Antix 17.4.1 and Firefox ESR 60.6.1 and removed ublock Origin and I have zero adds showing up.
Hi 151tom,

It's been published that the ESR version of Firefox is immune to this problem.


-- Slim
I don't know about that as my ublock origin was disabled and I'm unable to install any add ons.
I believe old versions of Firefox ESR uses a  different type of signature which may have something to do with it.

Somewhere in this link says that Firefox ESR has to get a separate fix for this.

News and Reviews / Re: Firefox Certificate Issues - Extensions etc
« on: May 04, 2019, 10:49:00 pm »
I'm using Antix 17.4.1 and Firefox ESR 60.6.1 and removed ublock Origin and I have zero adds showing up.

I'll be using Antix 17.4.1 until Firefox gets this problem solved.

What a bummer Firefox let this happen.

GNU/Linux Discussion / Re: The popularity of Peppermint...
« on: April 29, 2019, 12:14:13 pm »
Agreed.  :)

I should have said I don't want Linux to rule the world on the home desktop user base.

GNU/Linux Discussion / Re: The popularity of Peppermint...
« on: April 29, 2019, 10:37:22 am »
small 'n' friendly suits me just fine :)
I like small and friendly.

I don't want Linux to rule the world because if that were to happen I believe that a lot of the unwanted bad that comes with Windows will become part of Linux although I may be wrong.

After all Linux ain't for everyone.

New Users / Re: LXDE future? [SOLVED]
« on: April 28, 2019, 12:26:09 am »
I'd install Peppermint 9 and see how you like it and I think you will.

New Users / Re: LXDE future? [SOLVED]
« on: April 27, 2019, 11:12:45 pm »
Would Ubuntu 19.04 be a good one?

Depends on you system.

What are your system specs.

Ubuntu 19.04 is resource intensive and requires a graphics card capable of running the gnome 3 desktop and if not up to the task of doing so will load the processor down heavily.

New Users / Re: LXDE future? [SOLVED]
« on: April 26, 2019, 11:53:19 am »
Regarding your speedy boot time: is that documented as a how-to? I'd be curious to see how reasonable that would be for the average user, or what downsides there are (features eliminated?). There must be some reason Peppermint isn't configured that way out of the box? Some kind of downside?

There is usually always going to be some type of a downside when disabling features of an OS to increase performance or for whatever the reason may be based on my own personal experience with doing such.

I never understood the preoccupation with boot times as I power on my computer when I wake up and then start the coffee pot and by the time I'm back to my computer it is ready to go.

(Part of me would like more lean, like Puppy or Antix. But... the more I play with those two... I don't believe I have the passion for fiddling with things at that level.  I always *want* to be a fiddler, that natural ability. But, when faced with actually doing it... I always find I like things to be more polished, less fiddling. Peppermint's right in that goldilocks zone for me. It's plain in a Shaker-style[1] aesthetic sense; elegantly plain. Not in a hobbyist unfinished sense.).


Linux distros such as Antix and Puppy are not for everyone as these Linux distros do come with a slight learning curve.

Any user of Antix or Puppy must be willing to learn the necessary how to skills of Antix and
so as to have an enjoyable first experience with them. 

Antix and Puppy are Linux distros where a user must be willing to dive in and get their hands dirty.

Peppermint on the other hand installs and updates and works on most computers OOTB with minimal tweaks / tuning if any at all from my user experience.  :)  8)

Thanks for the welcome perknh.

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