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If you hit the Esc key, is there any text displayed onscreen ?

Why not install Peppermint 9, then follow this tutorial to upgrade PM9 --> PM10 but without the newer kernel and xorg stack from the hwe-18.04 (hardware enablement stack) .. which is likely where the problem lies.,8442.msg86655.html#msg86655

Basically you'd end up with Peppermint 10, but with Peppermint 9's kernel and xorg stack (ie. the kernel and xorg stack from the original 18.04 which both PM9 and PM10 are based on instead of the updated ones from 19.04).

Yeah that's fine .. the important bits were the bits marked in red in:-

Synaptics Finger (273):   50, 80, 257

No, not without downgrading xorg (ie. using an old version of xorg that worked with FGLRX) .. that aint gonna be easy (if possible at all).

New Users / Re: screen won't wake up
« on: Today at 07:55:14 am »
It hasn't 'left you' .. it just requires a different kernel .. as I said, you could install Peppermint 9 then follow the instructions to upgrade Peppermint 9 --> Peppermint 10 but stop at the point where you'd upgrade the kernel.

The other option is for us to attempt to DOWNgrade the Peppermint 10 kernel to the one used in Peppermint 9 .. if you want help with this, please post the output I requested.

The Peppermint 9 kernel is a long term support kernel .. it will be FULLY supported for the lifetime of Peppermint 10.

New Users / Re: I can't open pc
« on: Today at 07:46:02 am »
Have you got a Peppermint (or Ubuntu/Mint/etc.) LiveUSB ?

If so, boot to the LiveUSB and choose "Try Peppermint" .. once at the desktop, (without doing anything else that might mount the partition) open a terminal and run:
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sudo fsck /dev/sda6
and see if that fixes your file system.

BE AWARE:- fsck must NOT be run on a mounted file system, hence why I'm saying run it from a LiveUSB without doing anything else.

Great news, glad to hear you resolved the issue Laurens :)

Hardware / Re: mute/unmute button light
« on: Today at 07:41:08 am »
Yes I understand that, I'm trying to explain that it's a known kernel bug that requires a new quirk to be added to the kernel.


a) this quirk will probably be added to a future kernel (indeed it's already flagged as 'confirmed' at the bug tracker).


b) you have the option (following the instructions at the link I provided) to and recompile the kernel yourself after adding the tweak yourself.

The problem is Team Peppermint cannot add the tweak for you as that would require us to host a kernel that now diverges from the upstream kernel .. requiring us to maintain this kernel patching/rebuilding every time a change is made upstream (such as security patches), I'm afraid we simply don't have the manpower to do that so we stick to the upstream kernel.

If you want to speed up the adoption of the quirk into the upstream kernel, you'd be best served requesting it at the link I provided .. the more people that confirm the bug affects them too, the higher priority the bug will be given, that's kinda how bug tracking works.

Hardware / Re: mute/unmute button light
« on: October 18, 2019, 07:40:01 pm »
It looks like this is a known issue in the kernel which MAY have the required quirks added in the future:-

Installation / Re: Error: file /boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod
« on: October 18, 2019, 07:33:46 pm »
Are you booting this in UEFI mode ?

Can you boot the LiveUSB and post the output from:
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sudo fdisk -l
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Hardware / Re: can i adjust the sensitivity off the touchpad?
« on: October 18, 2019, 07:30:34 pm »
Okay run:
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xed ~/.config/autostart/touchpad-sensitivity.desktop
and when a blank file opens, make it read
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[Desktop Entry]
Name=Touchpad Sensitivity
Comment=Set touchpad sensitivity
Exec=bash -c 'xinput --set-prop "AlpsPS/2 ALPS DualPoint TouchPad" "Synaptics Finger" 50 80 257'
SAVE the file and exit the text editor.

Log off and on again (or reboot)

then run:
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xinput --list-props "AlpsPS/2 ALPS DualPoint TouchPad" | grep "Synaptics Finger"
to check it now reads
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	Synaptics Finger (294):	50, 80, 257
if it does, you're golden :)

New Users / Re: Change the Cursor in Sakura terminal? (SOLVED)
« on: October 18, 2019, 07:21:28 pm »
Oh sure, it never hurts to know exactly what the GUI method is editing in the background .. knowledge is power :)

New Users / Re: Is Dropbox always a flatpak?
« on: October 18, 2019, 07:17:02 pm »
Nope .. go right ahead.

I'm not a big fan of them either .. hence:
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mark@E6540 ~ $ flatpak list
mark@E6540 ~ $
If you want a single command to uninstall everything, post the output from
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flatpak list

What are you running Peppermint on? / Re: Laptop recommendations
« on: October 18, 2019, 07:05:50 pm »
Dell Latitude 'E' Series
but don't buy the 1 usb models, one thinks it will work out, but i miss a second one with my 6320.
second, i had a vinyl like surface surrounding the touchpad, palmrest. sticky not fine surface and scraped it all of with a razorblade.
does not look pretty, but feels much better

That rubbery stuff on the palmrest I'm pretty sure is non-standard, ie. something sprayed on a lot of them during the refurb process to make the palmrest **look** newer .. and yes I agree it's horrible.

I've bought some that don't have it, and some (refurbed) that do .. tellingly I've never bought a replacement (new) palmrest that comes with that horrible rubbery coating .. hence why I think it's non-standard, and applied by some in the refurb process to cover worn shiny parts of the palmrest.

I haven't seen a 6320 with only a single USB port, but then again I've never owned a 6320 (so I'm only going on pictures) .. my 6520 has the same number of USB ports as the 6530 and 6540 (4 counting the dual purpose eSATA/USB ports), the only difference is the 6x20 (2012) models only have USB2.0 where the later have USB3.0 (but then I add USB3.0 to the 6520 via an Xpress card)

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