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hello everybody.
 a short while i get strange little popup notifications in firefox. 3 little windows appear in the right corner with a button in it with says activate, but when i click left on a the popup it disappears.
i can't find anything in my addons, ore plugins, and i can't find out from what site it

Hello all.
had some difficultys getting peppermint 9 64bits on a acer travelmate 5720.
the usb (made with rufus) ore cd with peppermint 10 would not load, and after a some rewriting DVD's on other computers finally with windows i got it installed.
but a acer travelmate from a earlier serie is much faster with less memory and CPU power than this one.
starting op takes a long time and it seems, but i am not sure, that starting up the wifi connection could be the bottle neck because the wifi led stays out for a long time,
at first you see the background of the logon screen for a little moment than the screen gets black and stays that for quiet a long time (if i compare it to my other computers) when the login screen appears the wifi led starts to blink when pushed enter and then it takes more time than other systems to get the desktop op and running.

(i hope i explain it understandable)
i took the commands from this topic :,8588.msg87917.html#msg87917
and these were the results.

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inxi -Fz
System:    Host: jriemersma-TravelMate-5720 Kernel: 4.15.0-55-generic x86_64
           bits: 64
           Console: tty 0 Distro: Peppermint Nine
Machine:   Device: laptop System: Acer product: TravelMate 5720 v: 0100 serial: <filter>
           Mobo: Acer model: Columbia v: Rev serial: <filter>
           BIOS: Phoenix v: V1.35 date: 07/03/2008
Battery    BAT0: charge: 41.1 Wh 100.0% condition: 41.1/48.8 Wh (84%)
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core2 Duo T5670 (-MCP-) cache: 2048 KB
           clock speeds: max: 1801 MHz 1: 1135 MHz 2: 1150 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (primary)
           Display Server: X.Org 1.19.6 drivers: modesetting (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1280x800@60.00hz
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 965GM version: 2.1 Mesa 19.0.2
Audio:     Card Intel 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-55-generic
Network:   Card-1: Broadcom and subsidiaries NetLink BCM5787M Gigabit Ethernet PCIE
           driver: tg3
           IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG [Golan] Network Connection
           driver: iwl3945
           IF: wlp4s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 160.0GB (5.6% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD1600BEKT size: 160.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 146G used: 8.5G (7%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 50.0C mobo: 49.0C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 162 Uptime: 7 min Memory: 640.9/3936.2MB
           Client: Shell (sudo) inxi: 2.3.56

systemd-analyze blame
1min 30.287s gpu-manager.service
    1min 30.209s nmbd.service
    1min 25.729s plymouth-quit-wait.service
         28.821s systemd-logind.service
         15.187s apparmor.service
         14.922s dev-sda1.device
         12.008s systemd-journal-flush.service
          9.724s systemd-udevd.service
          6.471s NetworkManager-wait-online.service
          4.591s udisks2.service
          4.591s NetworkManager.service
          4.480s ModemManager.service
          4.299s accounts-daemon.service
          4.025s mintsystem.service
          3.872s networkd-dispatcher.service
          3.605s snapd.service
          2.342s polkit.service
          1.543s console-setup.service
          1.540s nfs-config.service
          1.264s avahi-daemon.service
          1.258s keyboard-setup.service
          1.168s systemd-tmpfiles-setup-dev.service
          1.122s systemd-modules-load.service
           984ms wpa_supplicant.service
           803ms run-rpc_pipefs.mount
           750ms grub-common.service
           627ms systemd-rfkill.service
           623ms rsyslog.service
           610ms systemd-tmpfiles-setup.service
           607ms rpcbind.service
           580ms systemd-journald.service
           573ms systemd-sysctl.service
           490ms lm-sensors.service
           470ms kmod-static-nodes.service
           421ms swapfile.swap
           418ms systemd-random-seed.service
           314ms upower.service
           307ms ntp.service
           279ms systemd-resolved.service
           255ms ufw.service
           206ms systemd-remount-fs.service
           186ms systemd-update-utmp.service
           153ms smbd.service
           149ms systemd-udev-trigger.service
           134ms plymouth-start.service
           132ms plymouth-read-write.service
           128ms snapd.seeded.service
           126ms lightdm.service
           119ms user@1000.service
            79ms dev-hugepages.mount
            78ms dev-mqueue.mount
            75ms sys-kernel-debug.mount
            58ms kerneloops.service
            56ms alsa-restore.service
            51ms systemd-backlight@backlight:acpi_video0.service
            41ms setvtrgb.service
            20ms hddtemp.service
            19ms pppd-dns.service
            13ms ureadahead-stop.service
             9ms systemd-update-utmp-runlevel.service
             7ms systemd-user-sessions.service
             7ms sys-fs-fuse-connections.mount
             6ms sys-kernel-config.mount
             3ms snapd.socket

systemd-analyze critical-chain @2min 1.330s
└─ @2min 1.330s
  └─smbd.service @2min 1.176s +153ms
    └─ @24.484s
      └─NetworkManager.service @19.891s +4.591s
        └─dbus.service @19.721s
          └─ @19.720s
            └─ @19.720s
              └─snapd.socket @19.716s +3ms
                └─ @19.683s
                  └─systemd-backlight@backlight:acpi_video0.service @48.645s +51ms
                    └─system-systemd\x2dbacklight.slice @48.642s
                      └─system.slice @2.844s
                        └─-.slice @2.778s

dmesg > ~/Desktop/dmesg.txt
gives document does not exist

so is there something going wrong here?, is it better to use the 9 32 bits version?
i hope you could give me some advise tackling this because this laptop is from my  neighbor that had it with win10

Installation / what if this function would exist
« on: August 06, 2019, 05:08:54 am »
Hello all there.
i am using Peppermint on all our computer/laptops and are very satisfied.
only thing i miss is some kind off script that would help installing to other computers easier.
a script that would register all installed software, maybe some settings and could run after a new installed peppermint.
say i would step up from peppermint 9 to the new 10, i would have to install everything again and than you have to restore all the documents and files you want to use again and saved before.

a automated script that would install all the software would save a lot off time (when i would do all my computers/laptops)

pleasant to say, a older neighbor of mine that can't live anymore with the o so slow win10 on his old acer has ask me to put Peppermint on his laptop (travelmate 5720)

Hardware / can i adjust the sensitivity off the touchpad?
« on: May 19, 2019, 10:20:42 am »
i have some problems with my touchpad. jumpy cursor syndrome.
especially when typing the cursor suddenly is in another sentence/line and i am typing somewhere else.
it is a problem with more types off Dell laptops (look for jumpy cursor Dell and you find many topic in de windows corner after going up in windows versions)
so can i adjust the sensitivity off the touchpad?

this is the output of
toplab@toplab--E6320 ~ $ xinput --list
⎡ Virtual core pointer                       id=2   [master pointer  (3)]
⎜   ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer                 id=4   [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ HID 04d9:0499                              id=10   [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ AlpsPS/2 ALPS DualPoint TouchPad           id=13   [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ AlpsPS/2 ALPS DualPoint Stick              id=14   [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎣ Virtual core keyboard                      id=3   [master keyboard (2)]
    ↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard                id=5   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Power Button                               id=6   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Video Bus                                  id=7   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Power Button                               id=8   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Sleep Button                               id=9   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Dell WMI hotkeys                           id=11   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard               id=12   [slave  keyboard (3)]
toplab@toplab--E6320 ~ $

Software & Applications / pinta keeps craching
« on: March 23, 2019, 11:27:01 am »
Hello All
until now i am very satisfied with peppermint 9, but one thing i still don't have a solution
on windows i used photofilter free for simple adjustments.
like size, and putting some text onto it.
gimp is to much, and pinta seemed perfect, but it starts up, can load a picture but when i choose , for example, the text icoon, the program craches.

maybe someone can point me to a program like pinta that will work with peppermint, that would be a option to
hope someone has a solution

Software & Applications / outlook mail certificate problem
« on: February 04, 2019, 04:24:14 am »
when peppermint showed there were updates i let it update but after a reboot thunderbird mail and firefox had problems.
thunderbird gave a message that the certificate from outlook was outdated and if i would overwrite the settings.
at that time, i wanted to look on internet what this was, i could not establish a connection .
i did a search, that went well, but when i clickt on a website the connection was block t.

after i agreed with the overwriting settings all was normal again.

from the 3 peppermint machines there was only 1 with this problem after the recent updates
(all use thunderbird mail and firefox, all are peppermint 9 64 bits)

did i do something wrong with accepting the overwrite?

Hello All.
today i had a kind of BSOD in my mind.
one off my dual boot with win10 and in this case Ubuntu gave me a grub problem after the 1809 update from windows.

tried to boot with a other lightweight distro and found out that the Linux partition had no label than empty unused space.
bugger  :o
i was planning to remove the ubuntu for a peppermint 9, but not now.
so the pc is installing peppermint 9 right now, but this makes me wonder, is there a rescue cd/usb option somewhere in peppermint?
ore what do you use to be ready for these kinds of problems?
i have another pc that will have the win10 update to, again with dual boot and in this case peppermint.

so what can i do to make sure that when win10 messes the system up i can recover from that?

Hardware / usb mouse selects without touching select button
« on: November 28, 2018, 05:21:13 am »
my dell 6320 has only 1 usb port.
when i work with the mouse sometime it selects everything the mouse pointer goes over without touching the left mousebutton.
clicking will not stop it, only touching the touchpad ore clicking with the left touchpad button
i suspect somekind of irq problem with the usb and touchpad, but i can't put the mouse in a other usb port.
i have to find and try another mouse, but maybe someone recognizes this?

I would like to mention an observation with installations based on the 18lts ubuntu version.
i use older gear, (minimal 4 gig memory and dual core cpu) laptops and desktops and experience huge problems with bootable USB and DVD disks.
ubuntu, lubuntu, linux light, and also peppermint 9 will come to the bootmenu screen, but after that, choosing trying the distro, ore installing the distro i get a kernel panic.
tried all of these distro's with 32 an 64 bits, tried rufus for the USB stick creation but it will not help.

BUT!!!!.  a version of robolinux based on the 16lts, and now peppermint 8 (64 bits) will start up to, just like puppy linux.

in this case ( and another) the problems are on a hp/compaq  office desktop with pentium dual core that in an earlier stage worked with linux before (16lts linux light)

so i hope that i can upgrade peppermint 8 to 9 later on, but its strange that all this goes wrong right now, and it would be a shame that thoose who would try it for the first time would get disappointed  at boot already

Did 2 installations on older laptops.
acer extensa 5230E with 4 gig memory, no problems so far, fast installation.
the elitebook with 4 Gig internal memory was a little problem machine. installation had more problems that started finding the right way to boot a medium like cd ore USB stick.
in some cases the boot up would hang and two lightes with locks would flash
succes was when i made a bootable sdcard to use in the intern SD card reader.
you have to be patient with both after bootup.
the screen with bootoptions seems to stay forever but after some time it will go on with the proces

Installation / (CLOSED) slower starting peppermint 9
« on: September 10, 2018, 05:59:03 am »
Sinds i installed peppermint 9 there were some kernel updates and now i have the feeling  the startup is getting slower, and i mean the time between power on and the login screen.
i did read a topic about a slow starting system and tried the following option
sudo dmesg | grep -i "error\|warn\|fail"

and this was the result
[    0.084903] acpi PNP0A08:00: _OSC failed (AE_ERROR); disabling ASPM
[    1.120746] i8042: Warning: Keylock active
[    1.130593] RAS: Correctable Errors collector initialized.
[    5.893508] random: 7 urandom warning(s) missed due to ratelimiting
[   11.576939] EXT4-fs (sda6): re-mounted. Opts: errors=remount-ro
[   31.371990] ACPI Warning: SystemIO range 0x0000000000000428-0x000000000000042F conflicts with OpRegion 0x0000000000000400-0x000000000000047F (\PMIO) (20170831/utaddress-247)
[   31.372002] ACPI Warning: SystemIO range 0x0000000000000540-0x000000000000054F conflicts with OpRegion 0x0000000000000500-0x0000000000000563 (\GPIO) (20170831/utaddress-247)
[   31.372017] ACPI Warning: SystemIO range 0x0000000000000530-0x000000000000053F conflicts with OpRegion 0x0000000000000500-0x0000000000000563 (\GPIO) (20170831/utaddress-247)
[   31.372023] ACPI Warning: SystemIO range 0x0000000000000500-0x000000000000052F conflicts with OpRegion 0x0000000000000500-0x0000000000000563 (\GPIO) (20170831/utaddress-247)

i am using kernel 4.15.0-33-generic

are their things that have to be  dealt with?

New Users / thank you for this OS
« on: August 06, 2018, 02:41:04 am »
from the Netherlands, completely done with MS win10 after the upgrade 1803 i decided to make a switch to linux
the last 10 years i tried  ubuntu and some derivates, and linux light and peppermint were the best choices for me.
peppermint won with its MS office online integration because for my work i have to do office work that others can open again in word.
if i can get the last problems solved it will be a great OS

as a hint, i think a lot off people would make the switch easier when some things could made be easier.
like you have mozebackup for windows to migrate thunderbird mail and firefox data to another windows computer.
now you can sync firefox with a new tool, but i havent found it for thunderbird and have to manually move my contacts

but thank you for this OS

somehow in firefox and thunderbird i am not able to install the language dictionary add on so that it works.
it appears in the addon tab, but when i want to switch it is not appearing in the list
i mean right click on a word, > language.
there is only standing english, but installing Dutch and german will show them in the addon manager, but not in the list mentiont above.
tried to download and install, but it does not work.

what am i doing wrong?

Hello all there.
a dual boot install on a dell latitude E6320 with i5 cpu.
tried different kinds off linux where peppermint and linux light came up at best for me.
peppermint did win because off the integration of Microsoft online..

some issues are
i can't setup the touchpad to automatically stop when using a usb mouse

why would i want that? because when typing the cursor suddenly is standing somewhere else.
but else works like a charme

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