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News and Reviews / Peppermint 9 review on Tutnaut / Germany
« Last post by Fritz74 on Today at 11:05:06 am »
This is an older but very enthusiastic review by Mirco Lang for the German magazine Tutnaut:
https://www.tutonaut.de/peppermint-clever-cloudiges-linux-perfekt-fuer-umsteiger-und-zweifler/

He recommends Peppermint for people who want to switch from Windows or Mac.
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Software & Applications / Re: Something wicked happened! (SOLVED)
« Last post by perknh on Today at 07:34:13 am »
I see I hit the jackpot with this tread.  You know all these years I've been using Peppermint, I never thought to look what mirror I was using until yesterday. :-[

Well I've found a nearby mirror in Maine, and so far, knock on wood, everything's back to working like a charm.  I've updated and upgraded today without issue. :)

As a side note, Cisco's OpenDNS FamilyShield works very well.  I don't believe it's as private (or as secure for that matter) as Quad9 when used along with Stubby, but its free family shielding service is second to none.  I imagine Stubby has to be impacting my home's DNS performance to a minimal degree.  After all we're in the States and Stubby's servers are located in the Netherlands.

Thank you, gentlemen, for all your thoughts and insights here.  They've helped a great deal.
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LMAO :)) If you had said that you were using Open DNS I think I'd of been able to of worked it out too. Though ordinarily as in ordinary, or normal run of the mill Internet, would of just been changing mirrors. To change mirrors for you and everyone else reading this.

Open
Code: [Select]
menu/Settings/Software&Updates

Then this window should appear though yours won't necessarily say United Kingdom, it will be where ever you are in the world.


Left Click arrow in the box next to Download From, the one with the name of your Country of Internet provider.

Choose Other in the drop down box
This should pop up.
 

You can either left click Select Best Server or select one from the list that is from your Country of Internet provider.
 You will have to put your password in in order for Internet provider to change and when you click close it will scan for updates, just like it will whilst finding Best provider. Sometimes this happens to me, that for some odd reason the download speed goes slow. Either too many people downloading the same updates at the same time, or maintenance fixes from main server can have an affect on speed too, as all these mirrors are in affect downloading from main server and rerouting it to faster mirrors. Hope this helped? And everyone else who might experience problems in the future.  ;D 
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General Discussion / Ubuntu Devs Detail Plan for 32-bit Support in Ubuntu 19.10
« Last post by VinDSL on September 17, 2019, 10:43:01 pm »
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Ubuntu developers have detailed the process by which 32-bit library and app compatibility will be maintained in Ubuntu 19.10 and up.

You may recall that Ubuntu planned to drop the 32-bit archive fully in Ubuntu 19.10 ó if you donít, I didnít know holidays on the moon were a thing ó only to u-turn following user outcry.

The sheer scale of the community reaction to their plans (which had been public knowledge for a while) coupled with Valve disavowing Ubuntu support should things come to pass, quickly induced a rethink.

ARTICLE: https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2019/09/ubuntu-32-bit-support-process-outlined
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Hail a weasel ?

Oh sorry, ermine :-[

The 'weasel' got rid of the orphaned inode problem I was having with the mainline kernel - that's all I care about.

Actually, I suspect it was the updated linux-libc-dev headers that worked a treat, but who's to say?

An ermine, by any other name, is just as sweet   ;)
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Software & Applications / Re: Something wicked happened! (SOLVED)
« Last post by perknh on September 17, 2019, 05:35:59 pm »
If it's always:-

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Something wicked happened resolving 'ppa.launchpad.net

I doubt if changing the mirrors will help.

Whilst it could theoretically be at the launchpad end, if it were I'd expect everyone using a PPA would be seeing this .. and I'm not, I'd wonder more if it were some slowness/weirdness in my DNS setup.

Wow -- amazing detective work, Sherlock, AMAZING! :o   While our grandson was with us over the summer, I had set us up with OpenDNS' FamilyShield.  But, soon after he left, we returned to using Stubby.  I made the switch several weeks ago and, quite frankly, I had forgotten all about it.

Thanks so much, PCNetSpec.  We can live with this mild inconvenience.  Overall, at least for us in the States, I think using Stubby is worth it.  We don't have the digital privacy rights that most Europeans have.  Who knows what data and other nonsense our ISPs are trying to collect on us these days? ::)

Thank you.
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New Users / Re: Bluetooth Dongle Not Working
« Last post by Pablito1224 on September 17, 2019, 05:34:48 pm »
Hi VinDSL,

If we can't figure this out, maybe I'll try that. Thanks ;)
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New Users / Re: Bluetooth Dongle Not Working
« Last post by Pablito1224 on September 17, 2019, 05:31:40 pm »
PCNetSpec, Here are those outputs:

paul@peppergate ~ $ lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
btusb                  45056  0
btrtl                  16384  1 btusb
btbcm                  16384  1 btusb
btintel                16384  1 btusb
bnep                   20480  2
acer_wmi               20480  0
sparse_keymap          16384  1 acer_wmi
wmi_bmof               16384  0
arc4                   16384  2
uvcvideo               86016  0
ath9k                 151552  0
intel_rapl             20480  0
x86_pkg_temp_thermal    16384  0
intel_powerclamp       16384  0
coretemp               16384  0
videobuf2_vmalloc      16384  1 uvcvideo
crct10dif_pclmul       16384  0
ath9k_common           36864  1 ath9k
videobuf2_memops       16384  1 videobuf2_vmalloc
videobuf2_v4l2         24576  1 uvcvideo
crc32_pclmul           16384  0
ath9k_hw              471040  2 ath9k_common,ath9k
ghash_clmulni_intel    16384  0
cryptd                 24576  1 ghash_clmulni_intel
intel_cstate           20480  0
intel_rapl_perf        16384  0
snd_hda_codec_hdmi     49152  1
videobuf2_core         40960  2 videobuf2_v4l2,uvcvideo
ath                    28672  3 ath9k_common,ath9k,ath9k_hw
videodev              184320  3 videobuf2_core,videobuf2_v4l2,uvcvideo
snd_hda_codec_realtek   106496  1
media                  40960  2 videodev,uvcvideo
snd_hda_codec_generic    73728  1 snd_hda_codec_realtek
mac80211              778240  1 ath9k
input_leds             16384  0
joydev                 24576  0
bluetooth             548864  12 btrtl,btintel,btbcm,bnep,btusb
serio_raw              16384  0
ecdh_generic           24576  1 bluetooth
i915                 1617920  8
cfg80211              622592  4 ath9k_common,ath9k,ath,mac80211
snd_hda_intel          40960  3
snd_hda_codec         126976  4 snd_hda_codec_generic,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec_realtek
drm_kms_helper        172032  1 i915
snd_hda_core           81920  5 snd_hda_codec_generic,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_codec_realtek
snd_hwdep              20480  1 snd_hda_codec
drm                   401408  9 drm_kms_helper,i915
snd_pcm                98304  4 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_core
mac_hid                16384  0
i2c_algo_bit           16384  1 i915
snd_timer              32768  1 snd_pcm
mei_me                 40960  0
video                  45056  2 acer_wmi,i915
snd                    81920  14 snd_hda_codec_generic,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hwdep,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_timer,snd_pcm
fb_sys_fops            16384  1 drm_kms_helper
syscopyarea            16384  1 drm_kms_helper
sysfillrect            16384  1 drm_kms_helper
wmi                    24576  2 acer_wmi,wmi_bmof
mei                    90112  1 mei_me
sysimgblt              16384  1 drm_kms_helper
shpchp                 36864  0
lpc_ich                24576  0
soundcore              16384  1 snd
sch_fq_codel           20480  2
sunrpc                335872  1
parport_pc             36864  0
ppdev                  20480  0
lp                     20480  0
parport                49152  3 parport_pc,lp,ppdev
ip_tables              28672  0
x_tables               40960  1 ip_tables
autofs4                40960  2
btrfs                1122304  0
xor                    24576  1 btrfs
zstd_compress         163840  1 btrfs
raid6_pq              114688  1 btrfs
ahci                   36864  1
psmouse               147456  0
sdhci_pci              32768  0
libahci                32768  1 ahci
sdhci                  49152  1 sdhci_pci
tg3                   167936  0
ptp                    20480  1 tg3
pps_core               20480  1 ptp
paul@peppergate ~ $ hcitool dev
Devices:
paul@peppergate ~ $ dpkg -l | grep linux-image
ii  linux-image-4.15.0-23-generic         4.15.0-23.25                                    amd64        Signed kernel image generic
ii  linux-image-4.15.0-38-generic         4.15.0-38.41                                    amd64        Signed kernel image generic
ii  linux-image-4.15.0-39-generic         4.15.0-39.42                                    amd64        Signed kernel image generic
ii  linux-image-4.15.0-42-generic         4.15.0-42.45                                    amd64        Signed kernel image generic
ii  linux-image-generic                   4.15.0.42.44                                    amd64        Generic Linux kernel image
paul@peppergate ~ $


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Hail a weasel ?

Oh sorry, ermine :-[
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Software & Applications / Re: Something wicked happened! (SOLVED)
« Last post by PCNetSpec on September 17, 2019, 04:19:59 pm »
If it's always:-

Quote
Something wicked happened resolving 'ppa.launchpad.net

I doubt if changing the mirrors will help.

Whilst it could theoretically be at the launchpad end, if it were I'd expect everyone using a PPA would be seeing this .. and I'm not, I'd wonder more if it were some slowness/weirdness in my DNS setup.
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