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Software & Applications / Re: Peppermint 10 freezing
« on: September 16, 2019, 03:13:02 pm »
No it won't change the home folder (or anything else).

When booting the PC, as soon as the BIOS POST screen disappears hit the Shift key to display the GRUB menu .. at the GRUB menu, move down to "Advanced" and hit enter .. then move down to the 4.18 kernel and hit enter to boot it.

Once booted, you can check which kernel you booted into with
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uname -a
if that reports you're in the 4.18 kernel ... check to see if it freezes.

Then again, if it's stopped freezing, maybe you just got a new kernel update that fixed things.

New Users / Re: Bluetooth Dongle Not Working
« on: September 15, 2019, 12:40:08 pm »
Can you post the output from
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hcitool dev


Can you also post the output from:
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dpkg -l | grep linux-image

This link is for my future reference
which suggests to try kernels <= 4.15.0-32
(as this is PM9, it might also be worth trying the 5.0.0 kernel from the HWE)

Are you running any kind of antivirus software ?

Also (from your inxi output):-
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           ID-2: /boot size: 705M used: 682M (100%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
suggests you've run out of space on your /boot partition .. so there will be no more room for initramfs-tools to create the new initramfs for the new kernels .. which is highly likely why the post-installation script is failing.
(this is why I generally don't use a separate small /boot partition .. it forces you to stay on top of manually removing old kernels)

Can you post the output from:
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dpkg -l | grep 4.15.0
so we can see which kernels you have installed, then we can remove some of the older ones.

Software & Applications / Re: Peppermint 10 freezing
« on: September 15, 2019, 12:16:44 pm »
Yeah, but have you tried booting into an earlier kernel to check if it stops freezing .. so we know for sure it's the kernel ?

Do you know how to boot an earlier kernel ?

Which kernels do you currently have installed .. can you post the output from:
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uname -a
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dpkg -l | grep linux-image

General Discussion / Re: My reddit nick
« on: September 15, 2019, 12:10:20 pm »
What the heck is "Zhen-Xjell" anyway ?

Google Translate suggests it's:-

Zhen-Xjell  =  Z very-X jell
Zhen Xjell  =  Z is very X jell
zhen xjell  =  Real jell
zhen-xjell  =  Really - bad mood

Capitalisation seem to make a big difference in Chinese :-\

New Users / Re: Bluetooth Dongle Not Working
« on: September 14, 2019, 05:45:39 pm »
Do you get any output from
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hciconfig -a hci0
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hcitool scan

This link is for my own future reference
Just wondering if it needs the edits listed for the Belkin adapter

Software & Applications / Re: Peppermint 10 freezing
« on: September 14, 2019, 05:36:08 pm »
Does it freeze if you boot an earlier kernel ?

The font selector in applications comes as part of the current version of Gtk (it's a stock gtk dialog) .. so not much we can do about it I'm afraid.

General Discussion / Re: Slack launches Dark Mode and data residency
« on: September 14, 2019, 05:27:57 pm »
Haven't found much of a use for slack yet.

General Discussion / Re: Well.... all.....I left..... :(
« on: September 14, 2019, 05:23:40 pm »
Yup, love this forum .. keeps me sane (ish) :)

Nemo is IMHO the best file manager out there, and the two software managers were kind of forced on us because mintinstall doesn't list snaps, and gnome-software doesn't list the peppermint-pack (metapackages) ::)

But at the end of the day, defaults are just that "defaults" .. they can be changed ;)

GNU/Linux Discussion / Re: Future of Peppermint
« on: September 14, 2019, 01:34:25 pm »
brightside from zesty can still be installed, and appears to work

brightside for 64bit architecture

brightside for 32bit architecture


and instructions for use

as for the LXLE wallpaper changer..

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gksudo xed /usr/share/applications/set_random_wallpaper.desktop
when a blank file opens, make it read
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[Desktop Entry]
Name=Set Random Wallpaper
Comment=Randomly change the desktop wallpaper.
Exec=bash -c 'gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background picture-uri "file://$(find ~/Pictures/Wallpapers -type f | shuf -n1)" && gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background picture-options "zoom"'
now stick all your wallpapers in


and you can add:-

Menu > Accessories > Set Random Wallpaper

to the panel by right-clicking it and selecting "Add to Panel".

General Discussion / Re: Fellow Devs - Were you sent this new ToS?
« on: September 13, 2019, 06:00:08 pm »

I'm using Fx 69.0 (64-bit) right now, on a tightly wound corporate kiosk, complete with nannyware. These machines are locked-down pretty tight; and, I can see the .png on just fine :-\

I'll check it out, when I get back to the abode. I doubt if I have auth to shell into my servers from this box...  ;)

I doubt it's your end because I can see it.

New Users / Re: Bluetooth Dongle Not Working
« on: September 13, 2019, 02:56:24 pm »
Are you putting the mouse into discovery mode ?

with the mouse in discovery mode, open

Menu > Settings > Bluetooth Manager

and click the "Search" button.

Was anything discovered ?

General Discussion / Re: [Solved] Peppermint 9 vs Peppermint 10
« on: September 13, 2019, 02:49:25 pm »
Good to see you rickc :)

Not sure what you mean by (1), we've not changed where fonts are set :-\ .. if you run:
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is the font selection not at the bottom (on the widget tab) ? .. or have you broke this somehow ?

as for overlay scrollbars...

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gksudo xed /etc/environment
when the file opens, add a NEW LINE at the bottom that reads
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SAVE the file and exit the text editor.

Log off/on.

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