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New Users / Re: Your SSL client is Bad
« on: May 30, 2014, 12:42:22 pm »
Copy and paste the commands into the terminal

OK, the fist step would be to boot into windows and do a full defrag, and run chkdsk against the C:\ partition.

Once windows is defragged and checked OK in chkdsk....

Boot to the the Peppermint LiveCD and try electing to "Install alongside Windows" again.

If that still doesn't work .. you'll need to use Gparted to resize the windows partition.

Boot to the Peppermint 4 LiveCD/LiveUSB and go to
menu > System Tools > Gparted

When Gparted starts, right click on the /dev/sda1 partitions and select "Resize/Move"

Now enter a figure into  "Free space following (MiB)" .. this being the amount of space you want to allocate to Peppermint.

Then click the "Apply" button.

Once you've done that, make sure Windows still boots .. then come back here and post the output from:
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sudo fdisk -l

new versions of firefox *may* also update the firefox database formats making it impossible to go back.

So best to backup your
directory first ;)

Why do you want the nightly build anyway ?

New Users / Re: Newer Laptop
« on: May 30, 2014, 12:16:31 pm »
Ususally it should "just work".

As Linux contains most drivers in the kernel (unlike Windows) swapping the HDD to another machine just results in the correct drivers being loaded for the new machine ;)

Proprietary drivers (such as graphics drivers) may be an exception.

How do you think a LiveCD/LiveUSB selects the right drivers ;)

New Users / Re: Your SSL client is Bad
« on: May 30, 2014, 12:13:12 pm »
Update to the 13.10 versions of openssl and libssl1.0.0

The following instructions are for Peppermint 4 32bit ONLY

Run these commands in sequence:
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mkdir ~/Desktop/saucy-openssl
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cd ~/Desktop/saucy-openssl
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suso dpkg -i *.deb
then REBOOT.

Now test your link.

Also check that:
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openssl version -a | grep built
built on: Fri May  2 20:24:08 UTC 2014

In reality, unless you're running a web server this is all unnecessary .. but it won't hurt either ;)

Before going any further, can you boot to the LiveCD/LiveUSB, open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and post the output from running this command::
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sudo fdisk -l

New Users / Re: securitytopic!!!
« on: May 29, 2014, 08:05:27 pm »
This vulnerability doesn't seem to apply to the 3.8 kernel series (as used in Peppermint 4)

See the list of affected kernels here:

New Users / Re: Your SSL client is Bad
« on: May 29, 2014, 07:57:37 pm »
Make sure the "security" repository is enabled .. and run a full system update:-

Open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run these commands in sequence:
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sudo apt-get update
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sudo apt-get upgrade
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sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
then REBOOT.

Now test your link.

If your link still says there's a problem .. post the output from:
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dpkg -l | grep openssl
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openssl version -a | grep built

My Peppermint 4 system is running
openssl                                       1.0.1c-4ubuntu8.2
from the security repo .. and the website you linked to states:-
Your SSL client is Probably Okay

Software & Applications / Re: Updating has stopped?
« on: May 29, 2014, 07:54:06 am »
How close to release is Peppermint Five, and how is the beta testing going, if you know? Thanks.

Impossible to be precise about the release date .. it depends on what the beta test turns up.

Shouldn't be too long now :)

New Users / Re: Black bar shows up that covers address bar
« on: May 29, 2014, 07:44:40 am »
Try this...

In Chromium, go to

Under the "Appearance" heading .. click the "Use Classic theme" button.

did that remove the black bar ?


Installation / Re: Installation Requires A Password
« on: May 26, 2014, 05:01:40 pm »
As I said, why not try using something like Gparted (which is available in the Peppermint live session) to shrink the windows partition leaving free (unpartitioned) space AFTER the Windows partition.

Then try installing .. it should offer to install to the free space.

Installation / Re: Installation Requires A Password
« on: May 26, 2014, 03:55:54 pm »
As it seems to be crashing at the partitioning .. it might be better to see if you can use something else to shrink the Windows partition leaving unpartitioned space at the end of the drive.

The Windows partition isn't full is it ? .. ie. it has enough free space to be resized ?

Have you tried (in Windows) defragging Windows and running chkdsk to check the windows partition for errors .. BEFORE running the Peppermint installer (from the live desktop icon. ?
(I'm wondering if the installer is crashing because it's unable to resize the Windows partition for some reason)


If that still doesn't work .. can you boot to the Peppermint live desktop, open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and post the output from these commands:
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sudo fdisk -l
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df -h
if the first command prompts for a password .. leave it blank and hit enter.

Installation / Re: Installation Requires A Password
« on: May 26, 2014, 03:22:42 pm »
Try again (from the desktop icon) .. but this time make sure you move the mouse every few minutes during the install.

Mind you, the screensaver kicking in shouldn't drop you back to the desktop  :-\

Installation / Re: flashplayer on Optiplex GX270 not working
« on: May 26, 2014, 03:15:33 pm »
In Peppermint 3  .. if you get a Chromium update that will likely overwrite the
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file .. so the flags would need to be added to that file again.

Peppermint 4 won't receive Chromium updates any more so should be fine.

Glad to hear my pepperflash instructions fixed it though :)

Software & Applications / Re: How do I add a new menu item?
« on: May 26, 2014, 11:23:03 am »
Sure there is a "standard" way:

But it's usually easier to show by example ;)

Anyway .. go to
/usr/share/applications (for system wide .desktop launchers)
~/.local/share/applications (for user specific .desktop launchers)

In those directories you'll find the .desktop files for all your installed GUI apps.

Right-click on one, and select open with > text editor

and by comparing a few and where they are displayed in the menu you should be able to figure out how to create your own .dektop file .. containing any name, icon, command, menu position, etc. you like


In your example .. lets say you wanted the menu entry to be called "MyApp" .. and the executable script was at /usr/bin/myapp .. and you want to use the default cog icon.

You'd create a .desktop file called say myapp.desktop

make it's contents read
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[Desktop Entry]
Comment=This is what MyApp does
then save that file to
(if you want it to be displayed in ALL users menus)

(if you want it to only be displayed in the current users menus)

Then restart lxpanel:
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lxpanelctl restart
to reload the menu.
(or log off/on)

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