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General Discussion / Re: I'm back
« on: December 22, 2019, 03:15:11 pm »
I've got an old HP Office type desktop from 2007 a curb find that has a core 2 duo processor and Intel integrated graphics adapter and 4.0GB DDR2 ram and runs like a bat out of hell with Peppermint 9 Respin-2 on it.

It's well made seems to be a good desktop computer.


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General Discussion / Re: I'm back
« on: December 22, 2019, 11:58:29 am »
My computers are refurbished hp8000 sff models. The small ones from around 2008. They have 4 GB of RAM.

Welcome back rmcellig.

Pretty generic description of the computers.

https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01926347

I'm curious as to the processors and graphics card or integrated graphics adapter,  you've already mentioned using 4.0GB of ram.

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General Discussion / Snow falling on the forum.
« on: December 21, 2019, 07:53:36 pm »
Falling snow, nice touch Mark. ;D

Merry Christmas Peppermint Forums.

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GNU/Linux Discussion / Re: LibreOffice becoming way too sluggish
« on: December 20, 2019, 06:16:03 am »
I've not noticed any slow down or sluggishness of Libre Office and I'm using a computer from 2007.

Peppermint 10 (64 bit)
LibreOffice Version: 6.0.7.3

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Hello TacoHammer,


Not hijacking your thread but I to also have poor audio output quality on a Dell-Inspiron-660 desktop.

I believe the problem is the lack of the proprietary audio driver because when running Windows 7 or Windows 10 the audio output quality is fantastic. (No Disrespect to Linux or Peppermint)

Fortunately I have several other Linux desktops where the audio is excellent so when needing excellent audio I use one of those desktops.

Here's my output.

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thomas@Dell-Inspiron-660 ~ $ cat /proc/asound/card0/codec* | grep Codec
Codec: Conexant CX20641
Codec: Intel PantherPoint HDMI
thomas@Dell-Inspiron-660 ~ $


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Here's the desktop.

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thomas@Dell-Inspiron-660 ~ $ inxi -Fxz
System:    Host: Dell-Inspiron-660 Kernel: 5.0.0-36-generic x86_64 bits: 64 gcc: 7.4.0 Desktop: N/A
           Distro: Peppermint Ten
Machine:   Device: desktop System: Dell product: Inspiron 660 serial: N/A
           Mobo: Dell model: 0XR1GT v: A00 serial: N/A BIOS: Dell v: A05 date: 07/26/2012
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i3-2130 (-MT-MCP-) arch: Sandy Bridge rev.7 cache: 3072 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 13573
           clock speeds: max: 3400 MHz 1: 1672 MHz 2: 1703 MHz 3: 1678 MHz 4: 1702 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.20.4 ) drivers: modesetting (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1152x720@59.97hz
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Sandybridge Desktop version: 3.3 Mesa 19.0.8 Direct Render: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel 7 Series/C216 Family High Definition 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: Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter driver: ath9k bus-ID: 03:00.0
           IF: wlp3s0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169 port: e000 bus-ID: 04:00.0
           IF: enp4s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 320.1GB (2.6% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST9320423AS size: 320.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 293G used: 7.8G (3%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 28.0C mobo: 28.0C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A fan-2: 485 fan-3: 995
Info:      Processes: 191 Uptime: 1:34 Memory: 732.7/5827.6MB Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 7.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.4.201) inxi: 2.3.56
thomas@Dell-Inspiron-660 ~ $


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General Discussion / Re: Proprietary Drivers
« on: November 18, 2019, 03:00:00 pm »
Hello PCNetSpec,

Yep kinda what I figured and why I asked for another opinion.

I've always given the open source driver a chance to see how it preforms.

Will leave it as it is using the open source driver.


Thanks  :)

151tom

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General Discussion / [SOLVED] Proprietary Drivers
« on: November 18, 2019, 09:46:43 am »
Hello Peppermint Forms,


I have a new curb find and so I installed Peppermint 10 and all is working well OOTB.

OK so I checked additional drivers and noticed a proprietary driver for the wireless adapter.

OK since everything is working great is there any need to install the proprietary driver for the wireless adapter.

I'm not a purest however do prefer open source software over proprietary software being this is Linux.


Thanks  :)


My curb find.

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thomas@Aspire-7551 ~ $ inxi -Fxz
System:    Host: Aspire-7551 Kernel: 5.0.0-36-generic x86_64 bits: 64 gcc: 7.4.0 Desktop: N/A
           Distro: Peppermint Ten
Machine:   Device: laptop System: Acer product: Aspire 7551 v: Rev serial: N/A
           Mobo: Acer model: Aspire 7551 v: Rev serial: N/A BIOS: Phoenix v: V1.02 date: 03/29/2010
Battery    BAT0: charge: 43.4 Wh 100.0% condition: 43.4/47.5 Wh (91%) model: Panasonic AS10D51 status: Full
CPU:       Triple core AMD Phenom II N830 (-MCP-) arch: K10 rev.3 cache: 1536 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4a svm) bmips: 12569
           clock speeds: max: 2100 MHz 1: 1500 MHz 2: 1500 MHz 3: 1500 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Madison [Mobility Radeon HD 5650/5750 / 6530M/6550M]
           bus-ID: 02:00.0
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.20.4 ) drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1280x720@59.97hz
           OpenGL: renderer: AMD REDWOOD (DRM 2.50.0 / 5.0.0-36-generic, LLVM 8.0.0)
           version: 3.3 Mesa 19.0.8 Direct Render: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Redwood HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 5000 Series]
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 02:00.1
           Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:14.2
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k5.0.0-36-generic
Network:   Card-1: Broadcom and subsidiaries NetLink BCM57780 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe
           driver: tg3 v: 3.137 bus-ID: 03:00.0
           IF: enp3s0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Broadcom and subsidiaries BCM43225 802.11b/g/n driver: bcma-pci-bridge bus-ID: 06:00.0
           IF: wlp6s0b1 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 500.1GB (1.6% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD5000BEVT size: 500.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 458G used: 7.7G (2%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 50.5C mobo: N/A gpu: 47.5
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 166 Uptime: 23 min Memory: 790.7/3941.3MB Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 7.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.4.201) inxi: 2.3.56
thomas@Aspire-7551 ~ $


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General Discussion / Re: New Purchases 2019
« on: November 07, 2019, 08:06:30 pm »
I guess, nobody @ Walmart wants hot-pink SanDisk 32GB USB sticks, even at $1.00 USD each.

So, I did 'em a favor and took them off their hands - 14 sticks for $15.16 USD, out the door.




One of my sons suggested that I load them up with  malware, and leave 'em laying around the mall  :))
For a dollar each who cares what color they are.

Good find. :)

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Yep well you think about how many dumb songs people listen to. Take a look at this  ::)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egCeIwjIuZM
Good One.  ;D

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General Discussion / Re: Best Browser
« on: October 28, 2019, 08:47:12 pm »
Gimme Firefox or a glorious death, nothing else comes close .. Arrrgh
Good One. ;D

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General Discussion / Re: Best Browser
« on: October 28, 2019, 08:11:22 pm »
I've stay with the default browsers that come with the Linux distro.

I like Firefox 70 in Peppermint 10 and I use Firefox ESR 68.2.0 in Antix 19 and they work great imo.

I've used PaleMoon and SeaMonkey and they worked OK.

I've used Chromium in Peppermint 8 and it worked OK although don't care for it now.

I used Google Chrome back in my Windows XP  days and thought it was great although I don't core for it now.

I'm happy with Firefox. :)



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GNU/Linux Discussion / Re: When do we say its enough?
« on: October 21, 2019, 10:34:36 am »
Again, use systemd by all means but let's not force it on everyone by making fundamental software depending on it, that's all. Killing freedom of choice shouldn't be what Linux is about, or?!?
Unfortunately we have no choice over what the developers do and it's a bummer.

There are a few Linux distros that are systemd free at the moment although how long those few choices will remain who knows.

There are a lot of things I don't like about the new Linux releases.

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GNU/Linux Discussion / Re: When do we say its enough?
« on: October 21, 2019, 07:48:04 am »
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Not happy with Linux?  You are entitled to a full refund of the purchase price!

Although, I think you got it wrong. Its not Linux,

Very possible.

I just install and use Linux OOTB and for the most have zero complaints.

I read all about users unhappiness with systemd although I don't understand what the issue is with systemd.

I just use Linux as it comes OOTB.

I guess I look at things different than most when something is free to use at zero cost how can one complain. ??? :-\

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General Discussion / Re: Installed Peppermint 10 and loving it!!!
« on: October 20, 2019, 10:44:37 pm »
Hello jpandd,


Yeah I installed Peppermint 10 on one of my 13 year old junk boxes and it's working good and I ain't got no complaints with Peppermint 10.

I installed Peppermint 9 on another 13 year old junk box and it's working good and I ain't got no complaints with Peppermint 9.

They both work great and I'm having a problem deciding which is best.  :-\ :-\ :-\

Peppermint 10 HWE stack kernel.
Peppermint 09 LTS kernel.

I like em both and can't decide between them they are almost perfect.

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