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New Users / Re: Issues with MicroSD on a Laptop
« on: January 08, 2019, 04:28:32 pm »
Thank you!

New Users / Re: Issues with MicroSD on a Laptop
« on: January 08, 2019, 04:03:25 pm »
I read with interest  PCNetSpec's answer.  I can follow what is happening until; the last line -  echo 'blacklist rtsx_pci' | sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf .  What does the echo 'blacklist rtsx_pci command do, please?

Software & Applications / Re: Peppermint Nine Respin?
« on: December 20, 2018, 12:40:56 pm »
Thank  you.  I'll relax for a bit then.   Merry Christmas to all!

Software & Applications / Peppermint Nine Respin? [SOLVED]
« on: December 20, 2018, 12:35:13 pm »
Just got a new SSD larger than my present one so will be moving Peppermint nine and data to the new drive.  Just wondering if there is a nine respin in the works for release in the next couple of months.  I'm very happy with nine, but if I'm going to reload, might as well get the freshest version.   Thanks to the Peppermint Team for all the work that goes into developing and maintaining my favorite distro!

New Users / Re: Show/Hide Desktop Icons in Peppermint 9
« on: June 26, 2018, 10:17:00 am »
Thank you.  I wondered if it had to do with org.nemo.desktop no longer being listed under gsettings, but am unsure as to how to change the line so that it point to the right thing. 

New Users / Show/Hide Desktop Icons in Peppermint 9
« on: June 26, 2018, 09:52:13 am »
I've installed peppermint 9 in a virtualbox(5.1.38) and am very impressed with the look and feel of it.  One thing I'm having a problem with is adding show/hide desktop icons functionality.  Using this from PCNetSpec -  Re: How can I Show/Hide Desktop Icons in Peppermint 6 Reply #3 on: June 17, 2015, 06:54:25 pm - I've been able to use the function on six, seven and eight.  But when I set it up in nine, items on the desktop briefly are hidden and then unhide themselves.  I've checked to make sure I copied the codes as written and that the items being called still are used in this release, but beyond that I don't know where to go to troubleshoot it. I hope it is something minor, because I really like the ability to hide the clutter. Can someone help, please?

General Discussion / Peppermint 8 is Great!
« on: June 12, 2017, 06:45:25 pm »
I installed Peppermint 8 today and am  blown away!  Past releases have been great but this one can't be topped.  The Tweak feature in the Setting Control Panel and especially the automount feature really sets this apart from earlier releases, I think.  I like the change in the Menu as well - major groups just need to be on the left  ;D .  Thank you for all the hard work that went into this release.  I can't imagine 9 being any better.

Installation / Re: OEM Install with Peppermint 7?
« on: October 10, 2016, 10:24:18 am »
Thank you for the quick reply.   Just one more thing I love about Peppermint - the community is great!

Installation / (SOLVED) OEM Install with Peppermint 7?
« on: October 10, 2016, 10:07:20 am »
I have an old Dell Dimension with a Pentium 4 processor that I am going to donate to the local thrift shop.  I would like to load Peppermint 7 in "OEM" mode such as one can do using Mint or Ubuntu.   This will allow whoever gets it to be able to enter their name, password, language etc. and make this machine "their computer" as opposed to using what ever username and password I would set for the root account.  Doing it this way has the added benefit of allowing someone coming to linux from a windows background to be able to log on and start using the computer while learning to use a linux based system.  So here's my question.  Is there a way to install Peppermint 7 as oem?
Peppermint is such a great distro.  It combines great performance, especially on an older machine, with a very nice looking and highly configurable desktop.   It will be so great if I can offer this to someone else.

Software & Applications / Re: Show/Hide Desktop Icons on Peppermint 7
« on: July 01, 2016, 01:26:22 pm »
Thanks, I misread the info on the Peppermint Homepage.  I saw XFCE and read no further I suppose.  Nothing wrong with XFCE, but past use left me with the impression that it just wasn't as polished as some of the others - LXDE I particularly like.  So I have been impressed with what I thought was XFCE's progress .... Well so much for snap judgement.

Software & Applications / Show/Hide Desktop Icons on Peppermint 7
« on: July 01, 2016, 10:53:29 am »
I installed Peppermint 7 a couple of days ago and have been playing with it.  At first I was a bit dismayed that it uses XFCE but after using it I am very impressed.  One of the things I loved about 6 was how customizable it was and 7 takes that to a whole new level.  I've been using peppermint since 5 and this is the best ever!
One thing I've done to "improve" it is to add the ability to Show/Hide Desktop Icons.  PCNetSpec created an elegant solution for Peppermint 6 that works for 7  just fine.   The how to is in this thread - .   It works great.  With one click your desktop folders and icons are hidden so that whatever desktop art you have on display isn't hidden by folders and files.  Another click toggles them back into view.

Software & Applications / Getting HULU to Play Videos on Firefox
« on: August 18, 2015, 10:55:47 pm »
I like to use Firefox on the Peppermint 6 32 bit install that I use for media. Firefox 40 stopped playing videos from HULU recently due to changes (I think) arising from how HULU handles DRM issues. I found two solutions that work.

The first is to install HAL.  I did this by adding the ppa found here: .  You then have to clear your browser cache.  Then it works.

The second is to add Windows plugins to Firefox by using Pipelight. I used information found at
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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pipelight/stable
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sudo apt-get update
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sudo apt-get install --install-recommends pipelight-multi
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sudo pipelight-plugin --update

Then enable the plugins for pipelight.  There are several listed but I only enabled two.
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sudo pipelight-plugin --enable silverlight 
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sudo pipelight-plugin --enable flash

Check to ensure the plugins are installed by entering about:plugins in the Firefox URL bar

When I checked, the plugins I had enabled weren't listed. I found information at to create the plugins.

sudo pipelight-plugin --create-mozilla-plugins

A quick check of about:plugins showed them listed.

And now when I play a video from Hulu it runs in a nice pop out window.

Thanks.  The ppa for HAL that I used is above and it works so I'm gonna call this solved.  If I install pipelight and it works better I'll post a new thread.

Thanks for the reply.  Tried sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer.  It returned
flashplugin-installer is already the newest version.
flashplugin-installer set to manually installed.

I did some further reading and it seems to be a DRM issue arising from a change that was made to the site on the 13th.  Some have had success installing pipelight, others by using a ppa for HAL.  This was from the ubuntu forums.  And apparently Mint Mate doesn't have the problem.  I found a solution that works for now by adding the ppa at: .  You then have to clear your browser cache (which I didn't do the first time around.)  Any way, now it works. 
I suspect that this will continue to be a moving target and adding pipelight might be a better long term solution.   There is a pre-compiled binary for ubuntu on the pipelight website.  Should this work, or do I need to compile, do you think?

I've just installed Peppermint 6 to a desktop machine that I use for media. The install and update seemed to go well but when I log in to Hulu using Chromium I get an error message:" There was a problem playing this protected content. (Error code: 3336)  Your browser does not support protected content playback.  Please reload the page in another browser.  We'd recommend trying Mozilla Firefox ... "
I loaded Firefox but it only displays a white screen in the area that content usually plays.  Adobe flash plugin installer is loaded and the shockwave flash plugin is listed as always activate.  I started it from terminal and get the following:

 ~ $ firefox

(process:3098): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_slice_set_config: assertion 'sys_page_size == 0' failed
Vector smash protection is enabled.

(firefox:3098): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkContainerClass::add not implemented for `GtkSocket'

(firefox:3098): Gtk-CRITICAL **: IA__gtk_widget_realize: assertion 'GTK_WIDGET_ANCHORED (widget) || GTK_IS_INVISIBLE (widget)' failed

(firefox:3098): Gdk-CRITICAL **: IA__gdk_window_set_back_pixmap: assertion 'GDK_IS_WINDOW (window)' failed

(firefox:3098): Gtk-CRITICAL **: IA__gtk_socket_get_id: assertion 'GTK_WIDGET_ANCHORED (socket)' failed

(firefox:3098): Gtk-CRITICAL **: IA__gtk_socket_get_id: assertion 'GTK_WIDGET_ANCHORED (socket)' failed

I've tried changing from the Noveau driver to nVidia proprietary drivers with no change except that the fonts displayed became so small as to be nearly unreadable, so I reverted to Noveau.
Chromium was working under Debian 8 when I replaced the OS.  Firefox was having issues with the flash plugin, but now under Peppermint, there is no indication of what is wrong, just a blank screen in the content area (browser window is there and works.)  I tried Youtube with both and they work fine.
I have no idea where to start to solve this.  Any help is appreciated.

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