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Even a cursory search of the www reveals linux & realtek have not played well together, historically... ... 
That said, ever since the move to the 5.0 linux kernel, my personal realtek issues have disappeared.

Hello Friends and Fans of the PeppermintOS Community,

We're beginning the process of moving the Peppermint OS project to a new web host over the coming weeks. We haven't yet set an official date for this move but wanted to let you know what to expect.... follow the link for more information!

Fans of peppermintOS may well be pleased to know there were a few reveals about how #teampeppermint is coming back together in the wake of @PCNetSpec's untimely passing in January of 2020. https://linuxforums.org.uk/index.php?topic=13754.0

On the May 17th episode of Sunday Linux Coffee Klatch hosted by @stevesveryown, there was an approved bit of pepOS news released https://youtu.be/zMBk9XMZzX0

Mostly we're pleased to let the world know, PeppermintOS will LIVE ON! We have a build/code/dev team, rounded up from within the peppermint forums and his associates. They're currently sorting thru the voluminous work PCNetSpec left behind as they sort out what may come next for pepOS. Happily he left us some guidance and a bit of a reveal of his own in his last ever interview here: http://www.linuxandubuntu.com/home/an-interview-with-peppermint-ceo-mark-greaves

Sunday was a bit of a worldwide trainwreck for everyone attempting to zoom into anything... anywhere... I personally didn't get to make it on air for my debut until the 2:10:whatever mark.

Meanwhile #teampeppermint're active whenever anyone needs a hand: https://forum.peppermintos.com

We're keeping a light on for ya'll


Quote from: Tramlink on May 06, 2020, 01:49:13 PM
HI thanks for the replies.

An email client makes managing the 5 different company email accounts easy.

I have 12 accounts from all over the web filtering into my inbox in the latest release of Seamonkey... so that bit would be covered.

I am reminded that palemoon, which is a seamonkey fork... is attempting to retain some of the prior addons capability... I haven't installed that for a few years now, but may be worth a look/see?
Because I'm old school, the first addition to my PeppermintOS install is always Seamonkey, current latest release 2.53.2 beta 1

... https://www.seamonkey-project.org/
Quote from: juli95 on April 28, 2020, 11:29:41 PM
I actually fixed it by reinstalling Grub. It worked with the commands on this site:

Thank you so much for the help! :)

Glad you found a solution @juli95. Please remember to edit your original post in this thread and append (SOLVED) at the end of the subject line. That way future forum users with similar problems will see that a solution was found.

Linux Support / Re: Looking for new email client
May 04, 2020, 10:52:19 PM
Most of the Legacy Addons will never work again in Seamonkey nor in Thunderbird.... There are critical bits of code that Firefox/Mozilla have chosen to deprecate permanently. My memory doesn't serve me, precisely on what those bits might be. Furthermore, most addons were long ago abandoned by their creators as it was too much work to keep up with the rapid release upgrades since Firefox 4. There just aren't enough addon creators left willing to work that hard for very small rewards.


The news.mozilla.org newsgroups are still active if you want to join up for more specific details.

fwiw, I just reinstalled Seamonkey 2.53 Beta 2, even though I long ago abandoned any use of addons...  8)

When this topic comes up in the peppermintOS forums, most folks refer to protonmail which has free and paid offerings. Yet the vast majority of users no longer use an email client at all.
Hardware Compatibility / Re: Isthis possible
April 06, 2020, 02:35:10 AM
Quote from: Jeff Corbett on April 01, 2020, 02:30:35 PM
Hi folks,
    I have an old laptop running Windows Vista.

hello Jeff, your laptop can easily run the 64 bit versions of many linux distros. As @Keith did previously, I'll once again advocate for installing PeppermintOS 10 which currently has support until 2013. eeerrrggg arrggghhh yes 2023!!! (i blame not enough coffee)

Quote from: wishbone on March 04, 2020, 09:11:16 AM
Just for info.
The Peppermint website and  forums are now properly operational again. Certificate issues have been solved with thanks to JosephD.

Plus, we're all happy to report that all peppermintOS websites are set to auto-renew with the help of @PCNetSpec's son Marcus & @josephd
Linux Support / Re: No Install Route
April 06, 2020, 02:23:04 AM
Quote from: MattC on March 28, 2020, 01:56:57 PM

I am trying to install Linux Lite on an old laptop.

Mind giving us the terminal output for inxi -Fz for this laptop?

It had been a long while since I had been connecting my desktop to the www, I mostly used it for isolated data management as it still ran my highly modified version of Windows 98 SE. I discovered peppermintONE made my aging 2005 Toshiba F25-AV205 run faster than when it was new, way back in 2010. I began formulating a plan to upgrade the old desktop box too. Finally scrounged up the dough in 2016 after the old laptop made it clear it was on it's last legs.

Now my old Antec Aria box sports:

  • ASRock H270M pro4 motherboard
  • Intel Core i7-7700 Quad Core
  • Crucial 32 GB DDR4-2133
  • Samsung 960 Evo 250GBNCMe SSD

Along with the three elder platter drives still running from prior computers, I have a total of 2.5 TB of internal storage.


Quote from: ahead on March 10, 2020, 02:52:23 PM
Peppermint wouln't connect either, I shall have to revert to win 10 :( :( :(

Hello ahead,
   this is spence from the peppermint forums. Just wanted to let you know #teampeppermint was experiencing some forum and certificate issues which are currently resolved. As many folks over here well know PeppermintOS under @PCnetSpec's ownership was something of a One Man Operation. His heirs are helping us as best they can in their time of grief to overcome and keep things running over on the peppermintOS forums.
thanks for pointing me here to help resolve my linux / winxp / win7 networking issues Mark....  i've got more of the computers on speaking terms than i have in a long while.... life is good... and you are defintely da Man!  ;)
 ::) could not resist...
No big surprise, just taking advantage of US tax laws... who wouldn't now?  Dell will lose billions and get a huge tax writeoff to spread over decades...  2nd advantage Microsoft will look like a  Dell takeover troll meanie...