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New Users / Re: WIFI problem - Wifi shows connected but no internet
« on: January 08, 2020, 02:54:47 pm »
Hi timehunter, I can see from the beginning of your post that you can see the code tags and know how they work and how they are used.

If you could put your responses to code also in code tags, it will be much easier for the rest of us to read.

Respectfully submitted with warm regards,

The Omen

General Discussion / Re: I have a new toy to play with
« on: January 04, 2020, 03:51:44 pm »
Hi 151tom,

I dont even have a bank account yet so trying to order things like ram on-line is a little out of my league for now.


The Omen

General Discussion / Re: I have a new toy to play with
« on: January 04, 2020, 10:52:50 am »
Hello 151tom and Slim.Fatz and thank you both for your reply and advice.

From what you both say, i guess I did OK then since this was the first build project I did all by myself.

About the kernel, I have decided not to "mainline" the kernel since that sounds like drug abuse to me, lol, but more because I like the idea of using the 4.15 kernel that comes with long term support and Im always told constantly, "If it aint broke, DON'T fix it"

Thanks again.

Warm Regards,

The Omen

General Discussion / Re: migrate Linux Mint panel add in to Peppermint
« on: January 04, 2020, 10:39:20 am »
Hello Minix1,
Peppermint is Linux Mint painted red so this must be doable.

I only joined the forum a short time ago and figured to read everything I could from the forum to find out the difference of Peppermint verses Linux Mint, so i would not make too many mistakes since I have been warned many times by my  Linux "Jedi Master" of "pebkac" problems usually due to assuming things are always the same with different Linux distributions.

I found this thread from 2017 that I found simple for me to understand and corrected my thinking about what Peppermint "is" and what it is not.

I used to think that Pep and LM were almost the same thing, I was wrong.

I tried Linux Mint when I first started learning but found Peppermint much nicer and easier to learn.

I hope it is helpful to you too since you are also new like me.,11.msg93337.html?PHPSESSID=vdo1aks76u842l0ho2pht278r0#new


The Omen

General Discussion / Re: I have a new toy to play with
« on: January 03, 2020, 01:31:29 pm »
Hi Slim.Fatz,

I actually did check it out for dust etc. and found it very clean, The only time the temperature spikes up into the 60s celsius is when my browser is open on the forums, otherwise when just playing music or videos on it, it stays around 43 to 47c.
I dont see the 4.19 kernels in the kernels section on this Pep 9 respin though, should it be there? Is it an LTS?


The Omen

General Discussion / I have a new toy to play with
« on: January 03, 2020, 03:38:28 am »
Hi people,
I've been given a new toy to play with that my teacher was just going to throw away in the trash.

He told me that if i wanted it, I would have to install Pep 9 respin on it since it was an old XP 32 bit system and would not probably do much more and it is very old and slow.

I have done so and this is what I have got right now.

I was left on my own to do my best with what I have learned so far and this is the best I have been able to do on my own.

These are the specs i can give and am looking for any advice for how i can do any better with this, although I think I did pretty good.

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System:    Host: gbc Kernel: 4.15.0-72-generic i686 bits: 32 gcc: 7.4.0
           Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Nine
Machine:   Device: laptop System: Sony product: VGN-N365E v: C3LPHVL3 serial: N/A
           Mobo: Sony model: VAIO serial: N/A
           BIOS: Phoenix v: R0100J4 date: 02/08/2007
Battery    BAT0: charge: 48.8 Wh 99.9% condition: 48.8/48.8 Wh (100%)
           model: Sony status: Full
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core Duo T2450 (-MCP-)
           arch: Yonah rev.12 cache: 2048 KB
           flags: (nx pae sse sse2 sse3) bmips: 7979
           clock speeds: max: 2000 MHz 1: 1994 MHz 2: 1994 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Mobile 945GM/GMS 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller
           bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 ) driver: intel
           Resolution: 1280x800@59.55hz
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 945GM x86/MMX/SSE2
           version: 1.4 Mesa 19.0.8 Direct Render: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel NM10/ICH7 Family High Def. Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-72-generic
Network:   Card-1: Marvell 88E8036 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller
           driver: sky2 v: 1.30 port: 2000 bus-ID: 02:00.0
           IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Qualcomm Atheros AR242x / AR542x Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express)
           driver: ath5k bus-ID: 06:00.0
           IF: wlp6s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 160.0GB (29.2% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST9160310AS size: 160.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 146G used: 44G (32%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 68.0C mobo: 68.0C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Repos:     Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list
           deb bionic main restricted
           deb bionic-updates main restricted
           deb bionic universe
           deb bionic-updates universe
           deb bionic multiverse
           deb bionic-updates multiverse
           deb bionic-backports main restricted universe multiverse
           deb bionic-security main restricted
           deb bionic-security universe
           deb bionic-security multiverse
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/peppermint.list
           deb bionic main
           deb bionic main
Info:      Processes: 169 Uptime: 38 min Memory: 489.8/1938.3MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 7.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.4.201) inxi: 2.3.56

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gbc@gbc ~ $ systemd-analyze
Startup finished in 9.406s (kernel) + 39.331s (userspace) = 48.738s reached after 37.368s in userspace
gbc@gbc ~ $

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gbc@gbc ~ $ systemd-analyze critical-chain
The time after the unit is active or started is printed after the "@" character.
The time the unit takes to start is printed after the "+" character. @37.368s
└─lightdm.service @36.333s +1.034s
  └─systemd-user-sessions.service @36.302s +12ms
    └─ @36.300s
      └─NetworkManager.service @27.723s +8.575s
        └─dbus.service @27.694s
          └─ @27.647s
            └─ @27.647s
              └─dbus.socket @27.647s
                └─ @27.538s
                  └─apparmor.service @21.069s +6.469s
                    └─ @21.066s
                      └─ @21.065s
                        └─systemd-tmpfiles-setup-dev.service @5.970s +15.095s
                          └─kmod-static-nodes.service @5.603s +364ms
                            └─systemd-journald.socket @5.600s
                              └─system.slice @5.599s
                                └─-.slice @4.889s

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gbc@gbc ~ $ gbc@gbc ~ $ systemd-analyze blame
         19.180s dev-sda1.device
         15.552s ufw.service
         15.158s systemd-journal-flush.service
         15.095s systemd-tmpfiles-setup-dev.service
          8.575s NetworkManager.service
          8.014s mintsystem.service
          7.653s networkd-dispatcher.service
          6.540s udisks2.service
          6.469s apparmor.service
          5.215s ModemManager.service
          5.059s accounts-daemon.service
          4.758s thermald.service
          3.002s systemd-modules-load.service
          2.871s systemd-sysctl.service
          2.551s tlp.service
          2.269s keyboard-setup.service
          1.701s gpu-manager.service
          1.381s systemd-journald.service
          1.308s swapfile.swap
          1.182s wpa_supplicant.service
          1.142s polkit.service
          1.079s run-rpc_pipefs.mount
          1.034s lightdm.service
           897ms grub-common.service
           891ms systemd-random-seed.service
           881ms systemd-tmpfiles-setup.service
           788ms rpcbind.service
           616ms user@1000.service
           507ms rsyslog.service
           465ms ntp.service
           436ms plymouth-read-write.service
           410ms upower.service
           364ms kmod-static-nodes.service
           326ms lm-sensors.service
           322ms systemd-resolved.service
           303ms systemd-udevd.service
           246ms systemd-update-utmp.service
           222ms sys-kernel-debug.mount
           196ms systemd-remount-fs.service
           178ms plymouth-start.service
           173ms dev-mqueue.mount
           171ms systemd-udev-trigger.service
           167ms dev-hugepages.mount
           163ms setvtrgb.service
           123ms systemd-logind.service
           111ms alsa-restore.service
            60ms hddtemp.service
            47ms kerneloops.service
            22ms ureadahead-stop.service
            19ms systemd-backlight@backlight:acpi_video0.service
            16ms systemd-backlight@backlight:intel_backlight.service
            14ms console-setup.service
            12ms systemd-update-utmp-runlevel.service
            12ms nfs-config.service
            12ms systemd-user-sessions.service
             6ms sys-fs-fuse-connections.mount
             5ms sys-kernel-config.mount
lines 33-57/57 (END)
I know this thing should be in a museum but i found it fun to play with. I was 5 yrs old when this thing was brand new.

If anyone can find any fault and help me to make it even better, I am open to all suggestions.

My "heat" is at 63c right now. And the battery is a suprise, It is original battery and reports, Fully Charged Design 48.8 Wh, and Fully Charged aslo at 48.8 Wh (100%)

Thank-you all, and warm regards,

The Omen

New Users / Re: What would be best way to partition an SSD?
« on: December 22, 2019, 11:32:38 pm »
Hi zebedeeboss,

I could be all wet on this one, but my understanding with SSDs is that they ALL do automatic trim on a daily or weekly basis rendering a manual trim kinda useless UNLESS you disable that function, and Then, from that point, do it manually instead for it to be effective.

Also this article

This is the proceedure I used to disable it so i can just do it manaully myslef and it works fine judging by my results displayed in terminal.

(He who shall not be named) gave me these codes. I am not this smart on my own yet to be able to do this myself.

Ps, I have been using this system for quite sometime now, about a year on this one, and it never slows down and reports zero wear on the SSD drive with cold boot at 5 sec. and reboot at 3.5 sec.

Stop the fstrim.timer service.
hw00001:~ #
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systemctl stop fstrim.timer

Disable the automatic startup of the fstrim.timer service upon system startup.
hw00001:~ #
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systemctl disable fstrim.timer

Stop the fstrim.service service.
hw00001:~ #
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systemctl stop fstrim.service

Disable the automatic startup of the fstrim.service service upon system startup.
hw00001:~ #
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systemctl disable fstrim.service

Run the following command to check the status of the fstrim.timer service, and ensure that the Active is inactive (dead).
hw00001:~ #
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systemctl status fstrim.timer

Run the following command to check the status of the fstrim.service service, and ensure that the Active is inactive (dead).
hw00001:~ #
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systemctl status fstrim.service

Run the following command to check the automatic startup of the fstrim.timer service upon system startup, and ensure that the Loaded is disabled.
hw00001:~ #
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systemctl list-unit-files | grep fstrim.timer

Run the following command to check the automatic startup of the fstrim.service service upon system startup, and ensure that the Loaded is static.
hw00001:~ #
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systemctl list-unit-files | grep fstrim.service

Happy Christmas,

The Omen

New Users / Re: What would be best way to partition an SSD?
« on: December 22, 2019, 06:24:01 pm »
Hi danielson,

I have also disabled automatic trim on my SSD drive too.

I do not believe it to be an issue.

I trim once a week manually using this terminal command.

Manual SSD TRIM:
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sudo fstrim -av
Happy Christmas,

The Omen

Installation / Re: Peppermint 10 Conflicts with Ubuntu 19
« on: December 22, 2019, 05:53:58 pm »
Hi yogi, and Happy Christmas,

If I am right, I think the Last Linux install always becomes the grub boot loader.

I dont know how to revert it back the way you need it since I am  single OS user myself but have heard others talk about this before and also have a solution to this.

Hang in there for someone with more knowledge than me to instruct you how to do this so you dont mess up your grub by playing with it without good instructions.


The Omen

New Users / Re: What would be best way to partition an SSD?
« on: December 22, 2019, 05:46:21 pm »
Hi  zebedeeboss and Happy Christmas,

I took a look at that tutorial from 2015 and was wondering if creating the swap partition that was mentioned would conflict or be trouble when modern versions of OSs that now use swap files instead of swap partitions?


The Omen

Announcements / Re: Peppermint 10 Respin Released
« on: December 20, 2019, 03:40:31 pm »
Thank you again, I have been playing with some of the browsers from the web manager and it is working perfectly on my P9 respin 2.

Brave browser has updated for me here as well with version from chromium 79 and has gone from 1.1.22 to 1.1.23 and freeze ups are all gone now.

I already did know that the browser problem had nothing to do with Peppermint, I just had to wait for them to update the fix is all.

Happy Christmas and Warm Regards to all,

The Omen

Announcements / Re: Peppermint 10 Respin Released
« on: December 19, 2019, 10:46:47 pm »
I also did not expect that this came as a pkg manager download "box", so i saved it right next to the "xenial" equalizer box pkg as well.

Thank you so much Mr. Greaves.

I am just kinda blown away right now and i will play with it a little later.

Happy Christmas to you and thanks,

Th e Omen

Installation / Re: Installation does not finiz at the end
« on: December 16, 2019, 09:09:11 am »
To help you with slowness, can you please copy and paste the following commands into your terminal and post them back here in the forum so we can all see what might be causing you this kinda problem.

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inxi -Fxzd 
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systemd-analyze blame 
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systemd-analyze critical-chainAlso any desktop applications too.
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ls /usr/share/applications | awk -F '.desktop' ' { print $1}' -

The Omen

Software & Applications / Re: Pulse Audio Equalizer stopped working.
« on: December 13, 2019, 07:04:02 am »
Hi Murraymint,

Is that the same LADSPA equalizer that I am using?

It works great and is much better than the one that comes with bionic.

I notice that it is for zenial but works so good with Peppermint 9 respin 2.


The Omen

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