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 Post subject: Re: Peppermint 4 Re-Spin Discussion
PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:15 am 
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Also, I switched back to SNA acceleration...

Code:
$ gksudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf

Code:
Section "Device"
   Identifier "Intel Graphics"
   Driver "intel"
   Option "AccelMethod" "sna"
   Option "DRI" "False"
EndSection

I turned off 3D acceleration (last option in script) and everything seems to be working fine now. Go figure. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Peppermint 4 Re-Spin Discussion
PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:57 pm 
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Slowed down the disappearing act in 'unclutter' a tad.
Code:
$ gksudo gedit /etc/default/unclutter

Code:
# /etc/default/unclutter - configuration file for unclutter

# Set this option to 'true' if you want to start unclutter
# automagically after X has been started for a user.
# Otherwise, set it to 'false'.
START_UNCLUTTER="true"

# Options passed to unclutter, see 'man unclutter' for details.
EXTRA_OPTS="-idle 1.25 -jitter 1 -root -noevents"

To check the settings...
Code:
vindsl@Lothgar ~ $ ps aux|grep [u]nclutter
vindsl    1764  0.0  0.0  22280  1312 ?        S    11:39   0:00 /usr/bin/unclutter -idle 1.25 -jitter 1 -root -noevents

Some other commands that may interest you...

If you don't want 'unclutter' to autostart after X, you don't need to mess with the config file, or uninstall it.
Code:
$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure unclutter

Here's the help.
Code:
$ unclutter -help

Here's the manual.
Code:
$ man unclutter

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 Post subject: Re: Peppermint 4 Re-Spin Discussion
PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 7:08 pm 
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Old habits die hard. LoL!

I installed 'eog'.

I'll keep 'mirage' around. Maybe it'll grow on me... ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Peppermint 4 Re-Spin Discussion
PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 7:16 pm 
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Is eye of gnome the Ubuntu default image viewer ?

I still like gpicview.

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 Post subject: Re: Peppermint 4 Re-Spin Discussion
PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 7:26 pm 
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PCNetSpec wrote:
Is eye of gnome the Ubuntu default image viewer ?

I still like gpicview.

Yep!

Code:
$ sudo apt-get install eog

Heh! There are a zillion image viewers.

'eog' is what I'm used to -- that's all. It works okay, if you check all the boxes in 'Preferences.'

Really, all I use a viewer for is saving walls to my desktop -- GiMP for everything else. I don't even bother installing the plugins, in 'eog'. The default plugins are all I need. ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Peppermint 4 Re-Spin Discussion
PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:29 pm 
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I switched Chromium from DuckDuckGo to my preferred search engine -- Startpage.

This isn't a condemnation of Peppermint -- just a personal preference. I'm too paranoid to use anything else. 8-)


    Dell ATG D630 / Peppermint Four Re-Spin OS / Startpage / Linux 3.12-4 / Conky 1.9.0 / ConkyWX 1.0.0
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In Chromium settings...

On startup -> Open a specific page or set of pages. -> Set pages -> Add a new page *
Code:
https://startpage.com/

Appearance -> Start Home button -> Change -> Open this page:
Code:
https://startpage.com/

Search -> Set which search engine is used when searching from the omnibox. -> <select> **
Code:
Startpage HTTPS

On Startpage...

* If you want a 'white background' on the Startpage-startpage, like the default Peppermint-startpage:

    1) Click 'Settings' in the top-right corner.
    2) Near the top, in the 'Homepage theme' box, select 'White'.
    3) Near the bottom, select 'Generate URL'. Use the generated link in the 'On startup' & 'Appearance' sections above.

** Adding Startpage to Chromium requires a simple setup process (you can customize it later).

    2) Click the 'Install' button, next to HTTPS (HTTPS prevents 'snooping' by your ISP)
    3) You can choose any unique word you wish for the 'Keyword'. I use 'peppermintos.net'.
    4) Follow the instructions to customize your search settings, or use the defaults.

I won't bore you with all the reasons I prefer Startpage to other search engines. In a word, it's all about 'privacy'.

Suffice to say, it's the most secure way to search the web... period. Exclamation! ;)

EPILOGUE

You may notice a small icon, next to the address bar in Chromium. This is for a must-have extension called 'Ghostery'.

I highly recommend you install the 'Ghostery' extension also, and learn how to use it, but that's fodder for another discussion...

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 Post subject: On Methods of Madness
PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 12:21 pm 
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Alrighty, then... Time for something new, and completely different. :D

I've done as much damage as I can do, to my OEM 1.8" shock-mounted HDD install. Everything is setup the way I like it and running flawlessly. I used it for most of the day, yesterday, without needing to tweak anything. All I did was swap the default search engine with Startpage.

I removed the mechanical HDD, this morning, and installed a new 2.5" 6Gb/s SanDisk Ultra Plus SSD. The difference in speed is night n' day, even though the ATG D630 spec only supports SATA II.

I'll reproduce all the things I did above, minus the GDM experiment (with all the added cruft).

Of primary importance is installing an auto-Trim regimen that will work on Peppermint Four Re-Spin, in order to preclude speed/performance degradation. I've been running Re-Spin on top of Linux 3.12-4 without any issues, so this should be a walk_in_the_park.

We've been experimenting with various Trim scripts in the Ubu +1 Testing sub-forum.

Canonical will be adding auto-Trim to 14.04. I'm sure one or more of these scripts will work fine with Peppermint -- it isn't rocket science. My plan is to find a simple, easy to install script that doesn't use 'discard' (fstab), and runs weekly via a cron job. Hopefully, it will be a drop-in.

If someone has done this already, let me know -- no reason to reinvent the wheel. ;)

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Code:
vindsl@Necksa:~$ sudo hdparm -I /dev/sda | grep "TRIM supported"
[sudo] password for vindsl:
      *   Data Set Management TRIM supported (limit 16 blocks)
vindsl@Necksa:~$ sudo fstrim -v /
/: 6897225728 bytes were trimmed
vindsl@Necksa:~$ sudo fstrim -v /home
/home: 50481852416 bytes were trimmed

Here goes ...

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 Post subject: Re: Peppermint 4 Re-Spin Discussion
PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 1:53 pm 
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Nice .. I'll be interested in how that goes :)

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 Post subject: Re: Peppermint 4 Re-Spin Discussion
PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 6:56 pm 
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I've got the preliminaries out of the way (partition/reformat/fresh install/trim scripting etc).

Thought I'd share this screenie with you... Figured nobody would believe me, otherwise.

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11-sec boot -- 290MB/s disk throughput -- on Peppermint 4 Re-Spin.

Not bad for a 5 year-old, SATA II laptop... :D

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 Post subject: Re: Peppermint 4 Re-Spin Discussion
PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 9:55 pm 
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Oh I believe you .. I'm well aware of the difference an SSD makes :)

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