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Software & Applications / Re: Peppermint 32 bit
« on: January 24, 2020, 01:45:24 pm »
Hi Fitzroy,

I am wondering what kind of netbook you have, my teacher has an old EEE PC he bought brand new in like 2008 or 9, and his CPU is an Intel atom n450 that runs 64 bit.

He told me when he bought it for 100 bucks that it was running out of the box with a 32 bit Windows 7 starter edition.

He put Peppermint on it ages ago and i still cannot believe this thing even boots up, and it does so in 35 seconds with only one gig of ram in it, it is still all original, even the battery which he tells me lasts him 6 to 7 hours.

If you do not know if your CPU may be able to run 64 bit, it would be a good idea to find out since my "mentor" tells me that many of those netbooks came with 64 bit capability CPUs installed even though the original installed OSs were only 32 bit.


The Omen

Advanced Topics / P9 respin 2, kernels
« on: January 24, 2020, 01:25:05 pm »
Hi again,

I hope I am putting this question in the right place.

I am using the fully updated 4.15 series kernel in my P9 respin 2 and was noticing that in the update manager, Linux kernels section, also shows the now EOL 4.18 series kernels which made me wonder why short term kernels were ever being used in an LTS OS to begin with.

Are there any plans to eventually include listing the newest "5. whatever" series LTS kernels in the UM listing rather than just the defunct 4.18 EOL kernel series?

It would be easier to experiment a little to find out if the newer LTS  kernels would also work with P9, as well as the present 4.15 series LTS kernels by having them there already to install/uninstall, while finding out which works best.

I want to stay with the P9 respin 2 right now because it is flawless with no failures at all as well as being LTS until April 2023, plus, my linux "Jedi Master", AKA, "He Who Shall Not Be Named", has this thing about sticking with it to the bitter end since it is rock solid stable.

Thank you in advance for any responses.


The Omen

New Users / Re: screen tearing
« on: January 22, 2020, 07:24:05 pm »
Hi Linuxmade88,

Well, I gave it my best shot.

Just hang in there, someone with more knowledge than me will be along to help im sure.

It all could very well be kernel based problem since your computer only seems to be about 6 months old with the AMD Ryzen series chipset, and sometimes takes a different kernel because of such new hardware especially with AMD CPUs.

Sorry I was not of any help to you.


The Omen

New Users / Re: screen tearing
« on: January 22, 2020, 04:36:45 pm »
Hi Linuxmade88,

Lets try one other thing for the screen tearing problem.

Since mesa-utils is already the latest, lets skip that one.

I modified the "echo" code slightly just to see if "radeon" instead of "raven" will work instead.

Just enter these codes one at a time and see then if it will work. If not, Im also including the undo code here as well.

Regarding the other problem you are having, That would probably require a new post to get the required attention of someone more knowledgeable than me.

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sudo mkdir /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/
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echo -e ‘Section “Device” Identifier “Radeon” Driver “radeon” Option “TearFree” “on” EndSection’ | sudo tee /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-amd.conf
Then Reboot to pick up the changes.

To undo the changes, use the code below if need be.

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sudo rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-amd.conf
Then reboot to undo.


The Omen

New Users / Re: screen tearing
« on: January 22, 2020, 10:09:15 am »
Hi Linuxmade88,

I think that the following codes should work for you.

Copy and paste the following codes one at a time into your terminal until all are completed.

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sudo apt install mesa-utils
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sudo mkdir /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/
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echo -e ‘Section “Device” Identifier “Raven” Driver “raven” Option “TearFree” “on” EndSection’ | sudo tee /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-amd.conf
Then reboot your computer.

After reboot, hopefully you will find that your screen tearing is gone. If you wish to revert the changes, open the terminal and add the following:

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sudo rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-amd.confThen reboot for change back to take effect.


The Omen

New Users / Re: screen tearing
« on: January 22, 2020, 07:01:15 am »
Hi Linuxmade88,

I do not want to guess what hardware you are running because there are different instructions to help out with screen tearing depending on the hardware, CPU, video cards etc. that are installed.

If you would please copy and paste the code im going to give below in the code tags into your "terminal" and then copy and paste them back here to the forum, we will be more able to help you out with this.

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inxi -Fxz

The Omen

Development Resources / Re: How do I find the source code?
« on: January 18, 2020, 11:45:37 am »
Hi bscho,

I noticed that you asked the very same question again in the "general discussions" part of the forums after "kendall" already gave you the general answer here already, but you did not answer his question here as well as mine on the other post thread.

Which source code are you looking for?


The Omen

I was looking for anything about Mr. Greaves to know better about him and Peppermint and found this interview he did last month Dec. 9th 2019.

In the article, he mentions the original founders Shane and Kendall, Who also appear as Administrators for the forums.

I do not know if this was just done recently or not but I think it is nice that they are here with us right now.

Please enjoy what i think, judging by the date, is probably Mr. Greaves last interview.

"An Interview With Peppermint CEO Mark Greaves"


The Omen

Just two other songs in tribute to Mr. Mark Greaves in memorium: My friend who used to be on the forums asked me to submit these in his behalf: He really cared and still cares: When he submitted these songs, He was still in tears:

MA friend of mine friend mentioned something from the bible from "Ecclesiastes".

He told me to grab this song and share it with those in the forums.

From the Bible in Ecclesiastes:

Best and Warmest Regards,

The Omen

EDIT, I was too stupid to make the link work right here in the forum, Just copy and paste what i put into "code tags" to make it work right , im sorry for my stupidity to make it work right.

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I am a Native American and here is a song in honor of Mr. Greaves.

Thank-You Mr. Greaves and all the good you have done.

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Hi very sad and good people,

I informed my friend who used to be on the forums of the passing of Mr. Greaves.

He did something I have never seen him do and I have known him for 7 yrs, and has only taken me on to teach me all about Linux, and Peppermint in particular, over the last three years. I have now just turned 18 a couple months ago.

He cried, I mean he really cried, which made me cry.

He told me that this was a "passing of an era".

Even though he is no longer here on the forums, Until now, I did not realise just how much honor and respect he held for Mr Greaves.

Even as he was crying, he said, "Mark needs to be honored for his many contributions".

He said that maybe the next version of Peppermint should be called the "Mark Greaves" edition or the "PCNetSpec" edition.

He also said to me that all of "us" who are members of the forums should make ourselves totally available in whatever way "we" can, to be of help to those left behind to help out to whatever we can do, to help the developers to continue with Peppermint as a tribute to Mark Greaves.

Warmest and best regards to all family, friends, associates, and all of us that Mr.Greaves ever spoke to and helped here,

The Omen

I have only been here for a short while now, but will always remember Mr. Greaves as welcoming and helpful to a young newcomer like me.

I am shocked and surprised to read about his passing away just now in the forums.

I think we will all find it hard to think about Peppermint OS as well as the forums without him.

My prayers and condolences will be with Mr. Greaves family and friends at this sad time for them as well as for everyone on the forums who has been "touched" by his life and the time and help he has extended to everyone who has asked and many late night hours he spent here extending his help and advice.

My sadness and regards to all,

The Omen

Hi good people,

Im still a "wet behind the ears" kid here as I am reminded of every so often by "He who shall not be Named".

Even I, with my very limited knowledge, found that watching the video was very painful.

When i saw that person go right off in the terminal not really even trying to explain properly to any newbie like me what the heck he was trying to do or prove, just looked like someone trying to show off that he was something that i KNOW he is not, (some sort of expert).

I stopped watching at this point knowing it was going to be a real waste of my time.

For what my opinion is worth,

The Omen

New Users / Re: Graphics not rendering fast and videos unplayable
« on: January 13, 2020, 02:25:19 pm »
The INTEL screen tearing script "fix" from clatterfordslim is perfect for the majority of the problem that you are experiencing "OneOfTheJediChildren".

One other thing that I also did was to use the very good, MPV player that uses very little resources to play my movies and music videos.

You can install it easy from the terminal by copying and paste-ing the code underneath this message into the terminal and then just setting it as the default player.

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sudo apt install mpv
I also have "ubuntu-restricted-extras" installed too.

Warm Regards,

The Omen

Artwork, Themes, and Icons / Re: How long must we endure the snow storm?
« on: January 13, 2020, 01:54:21 pm »
Hi people,

I have got to say that I enjoy seeing it, but what would really be nice is if it could be changed up every once in a while.

Maybe something like multi colored leaves falling during the Fall, Rainstorms, Sun moving in the upper area from East to West, Phases of the Moon and/or stars movement in the night sky.

Probably might be complicated to do since I do not know whats involved in these effects, but the snowfall sure does give the website a lot of character.

Thanks for the snowfall Mr. Greaves.

EDIT, I Just found out today, Mr Greaves was on anything but a Holiday, I will miss him very much

Warm Regards and condolences to all his family, friends, associates, and forum members,

The Omen

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