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New Users / Re: Slow shutdown Peppermint 10
« Last post by demag on Today at 03:35:03 pm »
Err ok I screwed up :D
I was convinced this was a graphics issue, checking log file errors it all pointed to graphics card. So looking in Synaptic I found an older driver and tried it. Wrong!
As soon as it booted everything just froze up, I couldn't do anything ::). Luckily as this was a fresh install I had nothing saved so I've done another install ;D.

Not wanting to risk P10 again I had an old copy of P9 already burnt to disk. I installed that and at the moment all the old spark is back with fast boot and shutdown times.
It reminds me of the old days running Peppermint Ice which was my favourite Peppermint distro.

I will use it for a few days just to make sure it's all ok and then mark it as Solved.
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Hi invisible,

No apology needed.  :) PeppermintOS 10 already has few pre-installed apps since our philosophy is to permit the user to install what the user desires rather than delivering a bloated installation where the user either has to live with the bloat or spend time removing some of it and perhaps replacing installed apps with others that the user prefers to have.  ;)


Regards,

-- Slim
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FYI the two modes for installation are (to my best knowledge) identical.

Thank you for the info.

I've only used Minimal Install in Ubuntu and I simply assumed that it would behave in the same way and only install Firefox & basic utilities etc.

I've not tried it in Peppermint 10.

Apologies for trying to rugby tackle ssybesma.
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Before you start to remaster a Peppermint iso, did you know that Peppermint 10 Respin has two installation modes?

Normal Installation and Minimal Installation.

The Minimal may be good enough for you as a stripped down version?


Hi invisible and ssybesma,

FYI the two modes for installation are (to my best knowledge) identical.

Our previous developer and guru PCNetSpec wanted eventually to have a version with more installed apps (which would become the Normal installation) and one version with really a bare minimum of installed apps (the Minimal installation). Unfortunately, he did not live to see this to its logical conclusion. However, we are now working on something similar for PeppermintOS 11 -- whether we release that version with these two alternatives is still open, so do not take this as etched in stone.

Regards,

-- Slim
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Before you start to remaster a Peppermint iso, did you know that Peppermint 10 Respin has two installation modes?

Normal Installation and Minimal Installation.

The Minimal may be good enough for you as a stripped down version?

I have never used Pinguy or Peppermint-iso-builder therefore I can only suggest Cubic.

Cubic uses an iso  (I’m sure that Pinguy remasters a “running” system)

You can install Cubic in Peppermint (you do not need Ubuntu).

Cubic launchpad page is quick to respond to questions.

Having remastered an iso, you can then improve the remastered iso without starting from scratch.

You will need a reasonable knowledge of Peppermint and terminal commands in order to:-

(a) Use the terminal efficiently because that is where all the remastering is done.

(b) Add and remove themes, icons and wallpapers from relevant directory.

(c) Add and remove packages using apt.

(d) You can add additional package sources i.e. ppa

Once you have created your ideal remastered iso, the installation process to your device will be exactly as the original Peppermint installer.

Once installed, I would also recommend Clonezilla to repopulate your other devices.

Good luck
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I would love to create a more stripped down version of Peppermint than the one I'm currently using on my STCK1A8LFC's (Intel Compute Sticks with 1GB RAM and 8GB storage).  Stripped down in terms of memory and storage space.

I currently use 9 LXDE 64-bit but want to jump up to 10 Respin 64-bit.

What I have now works pretty well, but I think I can do better...I went though a dozen or so OS try-outs last year and Peppermint turned out the most efficient of the bunch and I've grown used to it and want to stick with it.

Do you have a preference for an ISO creation tool between Pinguy or Cubic or another one out there?  I was going to use a beefier Linux machine to run the ISO creator on and then use the ISO for one of my sticks, from which I will create a Clonezilla image once all the fine configuration is done to use for the rest of the sticks...as I have done before.

UPDATE: at the last minute I found something called Peppermint ISO Builder and need to throw this into the evaluation mix as well.

https://github.com/peppermintos/peppermint-iso-builder
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Software & Applications / Re: Android phone connection
« Last post by VinDSL on July 07, 2020, 12:36:02 pm »
As fate would have it, I just received an email from MightyText, informing me that they have released a new SMS app called SimplyText.

At first glance, SimplyText appears to be a stripped-down version of  MightyText - which I use on my Peppermint desktops & laptops, via the Chromium browser.

Depending on what you're trying to accomplish, these apps may work for you also...   ;)

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New Users / Re: Slow shutdown Peppermint 10
« Last post by demag on July 07, 2020, 12:06:25 pm »
I was looking at some Linux forums and on the Mint forum someone suggested "ps -A > processes.txt" just before shutting down and then "dmesg |tail" after rebooting for a similar issue. I tried it and got this:

d@d-B450-AORUS-PRO ~ $ dmesg |tail
[  685.004623] amdgpu: [powerplay]
                failed to send message 171 ret is 0
[  686.043808] amdgpu: [powerplay]
                last message was failed ret is 0
[  686.586501] amdgpu: [powerplay]
                failed to send message 171 ret is 0
[  687.625577] amdgpu: [powerplay]
                last message was failed ret is 0
[  688.168278] amdgpu: [powerplay]
                failed to send message 171 ret is 0
d@d-B450-AORUS-PRO ~ $

I'm not sure what this is but assume it's to do with my graphics card not shutting down properly.

Maybe I need to load Propriety drivers? I looked at the AMD site and there are up to date drivers for Ubuntu derived systems.
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Software & Applications / Re: Android phone connection
« Last post by VinDSL on July 07, 2020, 11:58:12 am »
GSConnect might do the trick for you: https://is.gd/4pbhc1   :)

Here's a write-up on OMG! Ubuntu!:  https://is.gd/FeIiuF

#Android  #gnome extensions  #GSconnect



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Software & Applications / Android phone connection
« Last post by Bear on July 07, 2020, 10:55:17 am »
Is there anything available that would let me download text messages from an Android phone (running Android 9) to a computer, ideally keeping date and time information? I understand Windows 10 can do it but it requires a Microsoft account which I've no wish for.
I don't care whether I use a wireless network or a USB cable and I'm quite happy to run something from the command line.
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