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General Discussion / Re: Thumbnail Cache
« on: October 02, 2019, 07:07:59 pm »
Hello PCNetSpec & The Omen,

Thanks for the reply's which I will copy and paste into my terminal commands folder.

I always learning different ways of doing things in Linux.

Thanks again. :)

General Discussion / [SOLVED] Thumbnail Cache
« on: October 02, 2019, 03:53:43 pm »
Hello Peppermint forums,

I was wondering which is the best method to clear the thumbnail cache that gathers over time.

rm -v -f ~/.cache/thumbnails/*/*.png ~/.thumbnails/*/*.png

rm -v -f ~/.cache/thumbnails/*/*/*.png ~/.thumbnails/*/*/*.png


rm -rfv ~/.cache/thumbnails


Software & Applications / Re: Green with Envy
« on: September 30, 2019, 11:58:33 am »
Like Charlie Brown "all I got was a rock".

General Discussion / Re: [Solved] Peppermint 9 vs Peppermint 10
« on: September 27, 2019, 03:14:49 pm »
I've learned to keep quiet or pretend I can't hear her properly or just zone out anyway, whilst trying to get on with whatever I'm doing.
Usually the best plan imo.  ;D

She loves to moan on about her day at work, mostly about what the man said, the woman said, the cow shed and the horse went nay OK Wilber. Mr Ed springs to mind. Or that's what I hear anyway.
That's normal and just wants to get the day at work off of her chest.

People would say I'm ignorant, but why do women walk out of the room in mid conversation?
That my friend is a question I'm sure has an answer however best just left unanswered imo.  :P

We have been together twelve glorious years, so we are already married without being married if you like?

Would not have my life any other way,
Hey that's cool everyone should have someone to share their life with.

I already mentioned I've been married to the same woman for 47 years and yes we have had our ups and downs but we have a good life together.  :)

I keep buying computer parts and own eight computers in total, soon to be twelve. I have a fetish for computer building at the moment and that if you like is my bit on the side.
Nothing wrong with that if they fit in the household budget and you just don't build them and then set them on the shelf.

I've probably got 25 computers in my shop curb finds and what people have given me and some are high end home builds and others are oem computers.

Most work although some need to be recapped which ain't no big deal since I know how to use a soldering iron without burning the traces off of the board.

Since I have zero money in any of them they're great parts computers and I can keep the family in computers if needed.

OK I to like to tinker with computers as long as I don't have to pour a lot of money into them so free is good.

I don't drink anymore, I vape which only costs me eleven pounds a month, I work a sixty hour week, get paid monthly

The wife and I drink  although we don't believe we're alcoholics.  ::) :P :D

The wife and I smoke marijuana occasionally and we have medical marijuana licenses and buy what we smoke from local marijuana dispensaries where we live.  :)

The wife and I are both retired and get retirement checks and social security checks every month and the house and cars are paid for and all of our kids are grown up and have their own kids so life in our old age isn't to bad except for the health issues we deal with due to old age.

Damn I'm boring   :P  so I'll shut up for now.  :D

Take care my friend.  ;)

General Discussion / Re: [Solved] Peppermint 9 vs Peppermint 10
« on: September 27, 2019, 12:39:25 pm »
I've been married to the same woman for 47 years and one thing I learned very early on about marriage is I ain't gonna win period.  :P

Bwahahahahaha :))

They say, "If women ruled the world, there would be serious negotiations every 28 days."

They rule the households.  :P

General Discussion / Re: [Solved] Peppermint 9 vs Peppermint 10
« on: September 27, 2019, 10:11:15 am »
I find Media Player/XPlayer fine for my DVDs, but I have got 32GB of DDR3 Ram, Quad Core AMD A10 5800K processor on a 2008 ASUS F2A85-V PRO motherboard, plus a Samsung DVD Drive, as my Home Theater Machine, this motherboard has seen a lot of Linux OSES over the years and for streaming this motherboard is superior.
Hello clatterfordslim,

I haven't had a brand new computer since the desktop I built in 2006 for Windows Vista and Microsoft Flight Simulator X and in it's day was awesome and I'm still using it for Microsoft Flight Simulator X.

Most of my computers these days are others discard Windows computers or curb finds which I upgrade from free spare parts I have around or parts purchased from Ebay dirt cheap.

Can't complain though as I don't need much I only web browse and stream Youtube videos and do some Office documents and pull a few pictures from my cell phone and I like to tinker with old computers etc.

Now I know that there are people out there who with their DVD drives just push the tray in with their hands, I've seen them do it and it appalls me to think that they cannot be bothered to push the button, that they originally pushed to open the tray up with to insert their DVD/CD onto the tray in the first place, oh no they push the tray in with their hands and then after a year or two of continuously doing so,
Not all DVD / CD drives have an available push butten to close them because the drive is actually behind the desktops plastic front escutcheon.
Once the drive tray is opened the button is covered by the folded down drive door on the front cover plastic escutcheon so the only way to close the tray is to tap on it.

Ever so happy my wife to be and me, myself and I that I now make sure I'm not in the same room as when she wants to watch a DVD or look at her photo collection on CD through her computer.
we have to redecorate soon because the walls have become so scared, whenever she's pushing in her DVD tray.  ;D
I've been married to the same woman for 47 years and one thing I learned very early on about marriage is I ain't gonna win period.  :P

Whatever she breaks on her laptop I just fix or buy a new one because it's easier then listening to the nagging and believe me about this women (especially wives) know how to nag.  :P

General Discussion / Re: Try to search got something...
« on: September 27, 2019, 12:18:15 am »
Wow that's wild.  ???

General Discussion / Re: [Solved] Peppermint 9 vs Peppermint 10
« on: September 26, 2019, 06:42:04 pm »
Hello PCNetSpec,

I researched media players and Linux.

I found "Parole Media Player" is designed for Xfce and it's in the repository so I installed it and problem solved.  :o

I'm embarrassed   :-[  for being so stupid   >:(  my apologies to you and the forum for not having done this earlier.

"Parole Media Player".

General Discussion / Re: [Solved] Peppermint 9 vs Peppermint 10
« on: September 26, 2019, 04:06:05 pm »
Nope I've tried but can't get this to build in PM10, the patch applies but the nvidia-304 driver then refuses to build properly :(

Seems the best option might be to install PM9 then the patched nvidia-304, then manually upgrade PM9 to PM10 without adding the HWE.
I'm not being negative although I kinda figured it wasn't going to work out as I've just never had good results with Nvidia graphics drivers using Ubuntu 18.04 or Ubuntu 18.04 based / built distros using the old Nvidia graphics cards I have.

I appreciate your time and effort you've put into trying to make it work and and unfortunately some computers and hardware becomes unsupported for the OS being used.

I'll find an AMD / ATI graphics card that will work OOTB and this old box is working good enough for normal computer stuff with no complaints.  :)

Thanks again PCNetSpec.  :)

General Discussion / Re: Maybe it's just my take on things
« on: September 26, 2019, 02:57:01 pm »
the dedication Mark puts in, he was still answering questions at 3am British Time on Wednesday Morning. He deserves an accolade or something, because no matter what the question, he will move heaven and earth to help you.
Thank You Mark. :)

Have a snack or a bite of food and a couple of drinks and go to bed and get some rest / sleep. ;)

I had to look   "accolade" up  ??? because where I live we call it wine / booze / alcohol / beer so I wasn't familiar with this word.

Peppermint OS is just so damn addictive. All the OSES I have installed over the years I have to come back to Peppermint.  ;D
Peppermint is damn hard to beat along with the forum and it's members and Peppermint's team members who devote their time to help us users who can be a PITA at times.  ;D

So a big Thanks to all involved.  :)

General Discussion / Re: [Solved] Peppermint 9 vs Peppermint 10
« on: September 25, 2019, 08:00:51 pm »
Hey PCNetSpec,

There's no rush I've other boxes to run DVDs on so at your convenience. 8)

My apologies for being a PITA. :-[

I appreciate all of your help. :)

Thanks again. :)

General Discussion / Re: [Solved] Peppermint 9 vs Peppermint 10
« on: September 25, 2019, 05:23:42 pm »

Hold off on this for a bit whilst I do some more homework, seems there's a dependency issue with 304 in 18.04 (and therefore PM9/10).



Have you tried adding this PPA
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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa
then seeing if the 304 drivers become available in "Additional Drivers" ?

304 does seem to be available in there for bionic

I've run this and had the 640X480 resolution.

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sudo apt-get purge nvidia*

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install nvidia-driver-340


General Discussion / Re: [Solved] Peppermint 9 vs Peppermint 10
« on: September 25, 2019, 03:40:37 pm »
The GeForce Go 7300 require the 304 drivers which are no longer in the repos (support dropped in 2017) .. you'd need to download them directly from nvidia:-

English (US)

English (GB)

I can't guarantee if these would compile in Peppermint 9/10 (Ubuntu 18.04) .. but it's where I'd start.
Hello PCNetSpec,

Thanks for the links.

Seems as I remember using the Nvidia 304 driver in Ubuntu  16.04 Xenial Xerus.

I'll have a look and see what all that involves besides patience.  ;D

P10 works on this old beast well OOTB.

It's a drag that Nvidia won't work with the Linux Developers on driver support as AMD / ATI does.

Thanks again.  :)

General Discussion / Re: [Solved] Peppermint 9 vs Peppermint 10
« on: September 25, 2019, 12:02:02 am »
I might not be able to help you out much on the Nvidia front, only to ask did you try installing via Additional Drivers in settings after you added the Graphic Driver PPA?
I went to additional drivers although empty as always.

I can though help you with the drivers needed to watch DVDs out of the box through Media Player/X Player.

I take it you have the drivers already installed? If not here they are

Open Terminal and always add these first or it's what I do after clean install of any Ubuntu Based system.

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sudo apt install ubuntu-restricted-extras
These automatically download ttf-mscorefonts
Next we're going to install the necessary drivers for DVDs

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sudo apt-get install libdvd-pkg

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First time install, click yes both times activate line below.

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sudo dpkg-reconfigure libdvd-pkg

Always if you're watching a DVD through X-Player have X-player as your default player.

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menu/settings/Default Applications for LX-Session

Next after inserting all the above codes and setting XPlayer as your default player
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Reboot System
A lot of people would argue that you don't need to, but I always do.
Then insert the DVD you wanna watch.
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Once film has mounted
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Left Click Once To Open It
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Should See Video Audio Folders
On the right hand side should be a sign saying
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Open/Launch/Watch With Media Player Or Words To That Affect
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Left Click That Button And Watch Your Movie
Yep done all of that and DVDs do play it just stutters when it plays.

It's a driver issue an the nouveau driver is ok although not good enough on certain Nvidia graphics cards or Nvidia integrated graphics adapters.

I hate Nvidia even when I was using Windows they were problematic garbage then and still problematic garbage now.

The fact that Nvidia refuses to help out with open source drivers makes me hate them more than I hate Intel who has also stuck it to the consumers who bought their crap products they refuse to support. >:(

340 NVIDIA Drivers have never worked in 18.04 from day one I could never ever get them to work. The 396 Drivers should do as I used to run a low profile Nvidia card on the 396, but even in 18.04 they can be bothersome. I agree with you Nvidia drivers in Linux are a pain in the behind with a pitch fork. Windows has better drivers because of money chucked at Nvidia in the first place from Microsoft. That's why we don't have NVIDIA'S GEFORCE-experience program for Nvidia drivers, that they do in Windows. Nothing is meant to be easy here in Linux, simply because we'll end up being like a proprietary system. I'm glad that we are not like that, there are ways around things.
I've never gotten any Nvidia graphics driver to work in any 18.04 Ubuntu based distro although ruined a few distros trying that's why I know it's hopeless.

I can buy a cheap ATI / AMD graphics card that will work OOTB.

The problem has always been with NVIDIA cards that it needs software to run them,

I agree Nvidia needs to have the proprietary drivers for their graphics cards / integrated graphics adapters.
Still before I go I hope to God you don't take this novel of a post the wrong way and my intention was not to sound like you don't know what you're doing or condescending in any way I am just an ordinary Linux User bloke, who loves to try to help if I can[/size].  ;D     
It's always good to read other users points of view and hell you never know I might even learn something new or a better way to do something.

I appreciate your effort in offering to help out and no you didn't offend me and you  were not condescending at all and this is what forums are about is sharing the knowledge. :)

Thanks for your help. :)

General Discussion / Re: [Solved] Peppermint 9 vs Peppermint 10
« on: September 24, 2019, 05:45:46 pm »
You didn't mention which nvidia card you have ?
Here's the computer.
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thomas@hp-pavilion-d4650y ~ $ inxi -Fxz
System:    Host: hp-pavilion-d4650y Kernel: 5.0.0-29-generic x86_64 bits: 64 gcc: 7.4.0 Desktop: N/A
           Distro: Peppermint Ten
Machine:   Device: desktop System: HP Pavilion 061 product: RF170AV-ABA d4650y v: 0qm1114CT101BASSW00 serial: N/A
           Mobo: ASUSTek model: Basswood v: 1.05 serial: N/A BIOS: Phoenix v: 3.08 date: 09/18/2006
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core2 6400 (-MCP-) arch: Conroe rev.6 cache: 2048 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 8533
           clock speeds: max: 2133 MHz 1: 1804 MHz 2: 1680 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA G72 [GeForce 7300 LE] bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.20.4 ) drivers: nouveau (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1152x720@59.97hz
           OpenGL: renderer: NV46 version: 2.1 Mesa 19.0.8 Direct Render: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k5.0.0-29-generic
Network:   Card: Intel 82562V 10/100 Network Connection driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k port: ff00 bus-ID: 00:19.0
           IF: enp0s25 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 120.0GB (7.7% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD1200JD size: 120.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 110G used: 8.7G (9%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 59.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 53.0
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 173 Uptime: 1:21 Memory: 651.5/3941.1MB Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 7.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.4.201) inxi: 2.3.56
thomas@hp-pavilion-d4650y ~ $


Here's the card.

 NVIDIA G72 [GeForce 7300 LE]

Here's this.
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thomas@hp-pavilion-d4650y ~ $ lsmod | grep nouveau
nouveau              1863680  9
mxm_wmi                16384  1 nouveau
wmi                    28672  2 mxm_wmi,nouveau
video                  49152  1 nouveau
ttm                   102400  1 nouveau
drm_kms_helper        180224  1 nouveau
drm                   479232  12 drm_kms_helper,ttm,nouveau
i2c_algo_bit           16384  1 nouveau
thomas@hp-pavilion-d4650y ~ $


Tried this.
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sudo apt-get purge nvidia*

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install nvidia-driver-340


Also if you require technical assistance, can you start a new topic with a descriptive title please.
Not to sound negative I haven't had any luck with graphics driver PPAs after Xenial Xerus Ubuntu base distros.

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