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Software & Applications / Re: firefox 30 on peppermint 4
« on: June 25, 2014, 06:30:52 am »
First, let me say Peppermint 5 has Firefox 30 by default and will receive updates as and when they're released .. so a MUCH better idea would be to ditch Peppermint 4 in favour of Peppermint 5.


You *should* be able to try Firefox 30 (in Peppermint 4).

Just download the 12.04.3 .deb (for your architecture) from one of these links:-



then double click the .deb to install it.


For version 29 it said it conflicted with the hunspell-en-us package (but that it provides it anyway) so I closed the gdebi window, then uninstalled hunspell-en-us with:
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sudo apt-get remove hunspell-en-us
then double clicked the ,deb to fire up the gdebi installer again.

CAVEAT .. I haven't tried this myself as I'm now on Peppermint 5 .. but this worked perfectly for firefox 29 in Peppermint 4, as can be seen here:,345.msg2915.html#msg2915

If you also want the Italian localisation .. install one of these too



Other localisations packs can be found here:
Be sure to get the ones for the 12.04.3 build of Firefox 30.

Networking / Re: wifi problem with my samsung n154 plus
« on: June 25, 2014, 05:37:40 am »
I'm sorry but it's pretty much impossible to lend assistance unless you provide the output from the commands mentioned above.

If you're having difficulty running the commands .. please say so, and we'll try to help :)

Installation / Re: Installation Demands More Than 4GB Disk Space.
« on: June 25, 2014, 05:08:57 am »
Peppermint will install in WAY less than 4GB .. this is an arbitrary disk space requirement imposed by Ubuntu's Ubiquity installer .. and aimed more for an Ubuntu installation than a Peppermint one.

It can however be changed :)

Boot to the Peppermint 5 LiveCD/LiveUSB and select "Try Peppermint (NOT Install Peppermint) .. when you're at the live session desktop open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run:
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sudo gedit /usr/lib/ubiquity/ubiquity/
when that file opens, go to line 859 and change it from

min_disk_size = size *2  # fudge factor


min_disk_size = size * 1.6  # fudge factor

SAVE the file.

Now use the desktop "Install Peppermint" icon to launch the installer

Ubiquity will now only state the Minimum required disk space requirement to be 3.6GB

Source = the old forum:

Software & Applications / Re: Chromium Menu Button
« on: June 25, 2014, 04:25:57 am »
Nothing really to do with any decision by us .. that's the version of Chromium Ubuntu decided to add to their repositories, so unless we added and maintained a version in our Peppermint specific  repo's, that's what you get, courtesy of Ubuntu.

I agree with you .. I can't understand their wanting to push a dev build unless it's because they really want Aura for some reason .. maybe for testing with Mir as Aura takes some of the work off the graphics sub-systems.or maybe just to keep it "in line" with the current Chrome releases.
(whatever happened to Chromium being ahead of Chrome in development)

Personally I have the occasional graphics glitches with version of Chromium/Chrome that use Googles new Aura graphics engine ,, which is why I wrote the "Downgrade" instructions (to install non-Aura versions).

But if I weren't having those problems, I'd stick with the default version of Chromium .. Google *may* attempt to fix the graphics issues in a later version which would then be pulled in automatically ,, downgrading will mean you're ALWAYS on the same version.

As Ice now supports Chrome as well as Chromium .. why not just install Chrome ? .. and if necessary use the non-Aura version from the "Downgrade" instructions mac linked to
(ie. Use the non-Aura version of Chrome, but keep Chromium at it's current version and see what comes along as far as updates are concerned)

Point is, there ARE options here :)

That said .. if this is "just" about getting rid of the "a" (ie. you're having no other graphics problems), I'd just ignore it ;)

Networking / Re: wifi problem with my samsung n154 plus
« on: June 24, 2014, 04:59:53 pm »
That will make things slightly more awkward for you, but I'll still need the output from those commands.

Maybe you can run the commands and paste the output into a text file .. then copy it to another PC and post it here.

I take it you've tried simply restarting the router ?

New Users / Re: P5 Won't Boot Live CD
« on: June 24, 2014, 03:24:43 pm »
Highly likely .. have you got another graphics card you can try .. or is this a laptop ?

New Users / Re: Lost task bar (SOLVED)
« on: June 24, 2014, 03:20:51 pm »
Hey .. step away from the rusks  >:(
(you're taking your life in your hands here)

New Users / Re: P5 Won't Boot Live CD
« on: June 24, 2014, 02:45:27 pm »
Doesn't matter if you do it from the login screen, or the looping desktop .. Ctrl+Alt+F3 should drop you to a text console either way.

New Users / Re: Lost task bar (SOLVED)
« on: June 24, 2014, 02:42:53 pm »
Heh ..

Thanks for the assist  :D

News and Reviews / Re: First Peppermint 5 YouTube mini preview
« on: June 24, 2014, 02:33:35 pm »
Awesome .. thanks very much :)

What are you running Peppermint on? / Re: Panasonic CF-W8 Mk3
« on: June 24, 2014, 02:19:14 pm »
TVM :)

New Users / Re: Lost task bar (SOLVED)
« on: June 24, 2014, 02:16:14 pm »
Oops, sorry about the original typo  :-[

New Users / Re: Lost task bar
« on: June 24, 2014, 12:36:22 pm »
OK, run:
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cp -v /usr/share/lxpanel/profile/Peppermint/panels/panel ~/.config/lxpanel/Peppermint/panels/panel
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lxpanlectl restart

Advanced Topics / Re: Pep 5 Clock stuck? (SOLVED)
« on: June 24, 2014, 12:32:50 pm »
No worries my friend :)

News and Reviews / Re: First Peppermint 5 YouTube mini preview
« on: June 24, 2014, 12:12:14 pm »
It's obvious if you're the one that put it there ;)

I did find myself pointing at the menu and mumbling "internet" whilst watching it .. I then had a good laugh at myself  :D

That said for someone who has "read" what it does, but never really used it, I get where he was coming from... Ice is both an "Internet" application .. but it's also a "Configuration" utility.

IIRC , the first time I ever used Peppermint 2 I expected to find it in "Preferences" or "Accessories" too .. I expected "Internet" to be for applications used to access the internet, not so much to configure them.

It's only 'obvious' once you know ;)

Maybe it would have been better to spend a little time to get slightly more comfortable with Ice's location and functionality BEFORE recording the video though.

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