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I've been gravitating back and forth between the Chromium Browser that is installed as the default on Peppermint 5, and the stable version of Chrome found in the software repository.  I guess the only immediate reason I can think of to  use Chrome instead of Chromium is that I can't seem to get the "mail checker" extensions to work on Chromium, but they seem to work fine on Chrome.

The strange issue I have with the Chrome browser is that when I minimize the browser, and then maximize it, sometimes (not always, usually) the top part of the browser (tool bar, task bar, etc) does not appear. So then if I hover over where that top part of the browser should be, it starts to reappear, and if I press that button (whatever it's called) between minimize and maximize, generally the whole top part of the browser suddenly materializes.

There is probably a term for this behavior, certainly a term for that button I just mentioned, etc. Not that this is a really big deal; no more than a minor nuisance, really. Probably didn't bother me until I realized it was happening. Nonetheless, wondering if you have any idea why it might be happening and what the fix might be...

Or: if there's a way to get the mail checker extensions to work on chromium, maybe I could just use the P5 default browser (Chromium). I don't get any similar behavior from Chromium, but then no mail checker. Thanks.    -MIKE.

UPDATE: I re-loaded the OS (Peppermint 5) and updated the system, and I'm no longer having a problem with the mail checker extensions on Chromium. I don't know if there is still any issue with the Chrome browser, because I haven't bothered to install it; I'm satisfied with Chromium.  Google "Hangouts" crashed a few times before I updated the system, but once I updated with the software updater, no more issues with that. I had a hybrid drive, previously, with a solid state drive (boot) and a 1TB hdd (home) but I disconnected the hdd (noisy, hot) and reconnected and reloaded Peppermint 5 with just the SSD. I don't know if this might have some bearing on the issue, possibly, I guess. I'd rather have the simplicity of just the ssd, versus the hybrid setup. I was surprised how much heat the  1TB (WD-Black) hdd generated. Things seem to just work better with just the one drive, whether that was really an issue or not, I don't know, but this works better and I'm sticking with it.

Hardware / Re: Primary and Secondary Drives.
« on: December 28, 2014, 07:17:20 pm »
Yeah good point. No way to really experience that without trying it. Supposedly this ssd is 500mb/s++ read and write. I'd better try it.

Hardware / Re: Primary and Secondary Drives.
« on: December 28, 2014, 05:46:07 pm »
OK. I mean, here's an idea, too. So right now I have this ADATA Premier Pro SP600 ASP600S3-32GM-C 2.5" 32GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) and it cold-boots Peppermint 5 in about 15sec.  In addition, because I'm neurotic and addicted tinkering with computer hardware, I also purchased this Seagate Pipeline HD ST3320311CS 320GB 5900 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive a few months ago, and I also loaded Peppermint 5 on that drive. It cold-boots Peppermint 5 in about 30sec. It was used or refurbished, cost $25, free shipping on Newegg. (I love Newegg)

To be honest? 15 vs. 30sec? I really don't care. And like opening the Chrome browser on either drive? Navigating on the browser?  I don't notice much, if any, difference. What I'm probably telling you is that I'm relatively happy with the setup I already have, and likely did not need a new computer system. (Good Lord)

98% (or something like that) of my computing is like web-based. I don't even know if I should call it "computing." Which I'm sure makes me a prime candidate for P5 vs. some godawful bloated Windows nonsense that probably boots in. Who knows?

So... so, this seems counter-intuitive and blasphemous, but the new computer components arrive like tomorrow and Tuesday, I'm thinking about sending the SSD back to Amazon (eat the return shipping) and keeping the ($51.00) 1TB HDD, operate with ONE drive as opposed to TWO, it just seems to make so little difference to me... I mean, if this new HDD functions as well as this one I already have, and I don't see why it shouldn't, then... Do you see where I'm going with this??

Thanks for bearing with my obvious neuroses. I mean, seriously, kudos to Peppermint for an OS that boots off an old(ish) hdd in 30sec. Also, having thought about it, maybe I'd do just as you suggested. Thanks!

Hardware / Primary and Secondary Drives.
« on: December 28, 2014, 02:18:32 pm »
I got a little xmas cash in the form of Amazon gift cards, and I'm upgrading to a more updated mobo, haswell architecture. Usb 3, SATA 3, a faster (well, according to the specs) ssd... this sort of thing. Here's what I'll have:

BIOSTAR B85MG Ver. 6.x LGA 1150 Intel B85 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Celeron G1850 LGA 1150 - BX80646G1850
Silicon Power S70 120GB MLC 2.5" 7mm SATA III 6Gb/s Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
WD Green 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, SATA III, 64 MB Cache - WD10EZRX
Rosewill Micro-ATX Mini Tower Computer Case with Dual USB 3.0, Dual Fans and 12.5-Inch Card LINE-M Black

Already have the psu and plenty of DDR3 1333 RAM. The question I have is: Is there some way one would go about integrating the SSD as primary (boot) drive, and the HDD as a secondary, sort of storage device? I've heard of these "hybrid" drives, maybe something like that? Otherwise I suppose you'd be downloading "whatever" onto your SSD, and then transferring said media from drive A to drive B, etc, etc... Maybe someone out there has an idea about doing this withe some degree of automation or efficiency, instead of it being like a a purely manual operation?


Oh ok. Let me clarify: I didn't mean to imply that I had just installed Peppermint 4 on this machine. I meant that when I built this computer, 18 or so mos ago, I installed Peppermint 3. I"ve been using Peppermint 4 since last summer (2013).

Built this computer about a year-and-a-half ago, originally installed Peppermint 3. Sort of wish I would have gotten a mobo with SATA 3 and USB-3, etc, but I guess I was paying more attention to $$ at the time. I'm sort of curious about AMD's new AM1 (Kabini) platform with integrated gpu, dual or quad-core, but from the benchmarks I've seen, it seems as though those might be a step down from the Celeron. But I'd like to upgrade to usb-3 and it occurs to me that that might be a cheap way to do it. I'm not a power user, and I'll never pay the money for an i-5; which, given my usage, probably doesn't make a whole lot of sense for someone like me, anyway...

System:    Host: michaelhartman-desktop Kernel: 3.8.0-35-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Four
Machine:   Mobo: Intel model: DH61HO version: AAG62445-102
Bios: Intel version: HOH6110H.86A.0010.2012.0424.1632 date: 04/24/2012
CPU:       Dual core Intel Celeron CPU G1610 (-MCP-) cache: 2048 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx)
           Clock Speeds: 1: 1600.00 MHz 2: 1600.00 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Xeon E3-1200 v2/3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller
           X.Org: 1.13.3 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1600x900@60.0hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ivybridge Desktop GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 9.1.7
Audio:     Card: Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: k3.8.0-35-generic
Network:   Card: Realtek RTL8111/8168 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller driver: r8169
           IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: ec:a8:6b:73:32:30
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 32.0GB (56.3% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: ADATA_SP600 size: 32.0GB
Partition: ID: / size: 22G used: 17G (83%) fs: ext4 ID: swap-1 size: 8.48GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
RAID:      No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 34.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 152 Uptime: 6 min Memory: 818.8/7887.5MB Client: Shell inxi: 1.8.4

Hardware / No Audio w/HDMI.
« on: June 12, 2014, 02:57:05 am »
I installed Peppermint 4 for my folks computer up here at the lake. I have it connected to a 40" TV with an HDMI cable. I'm using a Saphire Radeon 5450 video card so that I can utilize the HDMI feature, the motherboard does not have HDMI. So, my question is: The video seems to work fine, but I get no audio through the TV speakers, no sound on anything I've tried - youtube, a NYTimes video, etc. My Dad says well, that's ok, he rarely uses any audio, and I know that's true, but I'm still determined to see if I can get audio going before I leave tomorrow. I suppose this might have something to do with the ALSA Mixer, but I really have no idea. Any ideas anyone has on this might be helpful. Thanks.

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