Author Topic: Peppermint OS 3 fixed  (Read 18465 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline A Future Pilot

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 46
  • Karma: 0
  • Gender: Male
  • Descent Player
    • View Profile
    • Awards
Re: Peppermint OS 3
« Reply #30 on: July 26, 2012, 03:09:19 am »
awesome thanks!! :)

Offline Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 18252
  • Karma: 476
  • Gender: Male
  • "-rw-rw-rw-" .. The Number Of The Beast
    • View Profile
    • PCNetSpec
    • Awards
Re: Peppermint OS 3
« Reply #31 on: July 26, 2012, 05:57:48 pm »
OK, I'm doing this from memory, so if I miss anything out, and it doesn't end up looking how you expect, let me know.

Go to menu>Preferences>Customise Look and Feel

on the "Widget" tab, I selected Crux, but I think Clearlooks was the PM2 default.

on the "Icons Theme" tab, select "Feanza-Ambiance"

Mouse cursor I left White .. IIRC it was black in PM2, but I prefer white.

on the "Windows Border" tab, select "Peppermint"

Click "Apply", then click "Close"

OK, now for the panel (taskbar in Windows speak) ..

Right click the bottom panel, and select "Panel Settings"

On the "Appearance" tab, put a tick in "Image" (background.png) .. also put a tick in Font>Custom Colour, then click the colour button just to the right, and in the "Pick a Colour" dialog box set the "Colour name" field to #FFFFFF (which is white BTW) .. click the "OK button.

on the "Panel Applets" tab, highlight the "Menu" entry and click edit .. in the resulting dialog box selct "Browse" .. select the peppermint-logo-old.png image, and click OK .. the Icon entry should now read /usr/share/peppermint/images/peppermint-logo-old.png .. click "Close"

This bit is here because I cant remember if I had to move some of the panel applets around .. so I'll put the order I now have them on the "Panel Applets" tab .. just in case .. I do remember that I removed the shutdown button from the far right of the panel .. so here's what I have, in the order I have them.

Menu
Spacer     [unticked]
Taskbar (Window List)     [ticked)
Volume Control
Spacer     [unticked]
System Tray
Digital Clock



Let me know if I've missed anything.
« Last Edit: July 26, 2012, 06:10:16 pm by Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) »
WARNING: You are logged into reality as 'root'
logging in as 'insane' is the only safe option.
pcnetspec.co.uk

Offline donwatson

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 990
  • Karma: 8
  • Gender: Male
  • Getting older
    • View Profile
    • Awards
Re: Peppermint OS 3
« Reply #32 on: July 26, 2012, 10:50:43 pm »
Hi Mark,
I have completed your instructions down to 'Done.  :)'
I received the message 'Installation is complete. You may now run Ubuntu on other computers by booting them with this drive inserted'
What's next ? Do I reboot and see what happens ?
I await your kind words.

take care
Don W
EDIT Good Karma
Novatech build
Intel Celeron CPU 1.80 Ghz   Memory 4.00GB (3.71GB usable)
Peppermint 9    64 bit     500 GB HD        496 GB Ext 4
4.0GB Swap Partition    4.0GB Extended Partition   1.1Mb Free Space
External 2TiB HD

Offline Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 18252
  • Karma: 476
  • Gender: Male
  • "-rw-rw-rw-" .. The Number Of The Beast
    • View Profile
    • PCNetSpec
    • Awards
Re: Peppermint OS 3
« Reply #33 on: July 26, 2012, 11:03:18 pm »
Erm .. can your PC boot from a USB stick ? .. how did you install Peppermint 2 .. from a LiveUSB stick, or from LiveCD ?

WARNING: You are logged into reality as 'root'
logging in as 'insane' is the only safe option.
pcnetspec.co.uk

Offline donwatson

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 990
  • Karma: 8
  • Gender: Male
  • Getting older
    • View Profile
    • Awards
Re: Peppermint OS 3
« Reply #34 on: July 26, 2012, 11:08:59 pm »
From a USB stick
Novatech build
Intel Celeron CPU 1.80 Ghz   Memory 4.00GB (3.71GB usable)
Peppermint 9    64 bit     500 GB HD        496 GB Ext 4
4.0GB Swap Partition    4.0GB Extended Partition   1.1Mb Free Space
External 2TiB HD

Offline Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 18252
  • Karma: 476
  • Gender: Male
  • "-rw-rw-rw-" .. The Number Of The Beast
    • View Profile
    • PCNetSpec
    • Awards
Re: Peppermint OS 3
« Reply #35 on: July 26, 2012, 11:25:43 pm »
Well do whatever you did to boot the Peppermint 2 LiveUSB ;)

either

a) set the USB stick as the first  boot device in the BIOS
or
b) use the "boot device selection screen" to select the USB stick to boot

The "Boot device selection screen" is usually accessed by hitting F12 at the BIOS POST screen just after turning on your PC .. but it's not always F12, different makes/models of motherboard use different keys.

Most PC's will tell you which keys to use at the BIOS POST screen .. with a message like:-

F2 = BIOS Settings
F12 = Boot Device Menu

or similar.
WARNING: You are logged into reality as 'root'
logging in as 'insane' is the only safe option.
pcnetspec.co.uk

Offline donwatson

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 990
  • Karma: 8
  • Gender: Male
  • Getting older
    • View Profile
    • Awards
Re: Peppermint OS 3
« Reply #36 on: July 26, 2012, 11:30:02 pm »
Hi Mark,
Will I need internet access when I do this ?

Don
Novatech build
Intel Celeron CPU 1.80 Ghz   Memory 4.00GB (3.71GB usable)
Peppermint 9    64 bit     500 GB HD        496 GB Ext 4
4.0GB Swap Partition    4.0GB Extended Partition   1.1Mb Free Space
External 2TiB HD

Offline Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 18252
  • Karma: 476
  • Gender: Male
  • "-rw-rw-rw-" .. The Number Of The Beast
    • View Profile
    • PCNetSpec
    • Awards
Re: Peppermint OS 3
« Reply #37 on: July 26, 2012, 11:42:14 pm »
Are you installing or testing ?

If you're installing, it's best to have internet access .. you can do this by either connecting to the router with an ethernet cable, or for wireless, boot to the LiveUSB, select "Try Peppermint" and once at the desktop, set up your wireless connection, then click the "Install Peppermint" icon on the desktop.

But no it's not 100% necessary, unless you select the "install third party software" and/or "Install updates whilst installing" options.

But I'd advise having an active connection, and selecting both of those options .. not necessary, they can be installed afterwards .. but it does make things "slightly" easier :)
WARNING: You are logged into reality as 'root'
logging in as 'insane' is the only safe option.
pcnetspec.co.uk

Offline donwatson

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 990
  • Karma: 8
  • Gender: Male
  • Getting older
    • View Profile
    • Awards
Re: Peppermint OS 3
« Reply #38 on: July 27, 2012, 12:08:09 am »
Hi Mark,
I have 'tried'. I booted from the USB stick, clicked on 'Try' and it loaded ok.
I will do the same tomorrow when I get my Ethernet connection back, i.e. I will go to Stage 2 of your instructions and start at 'When asked, select 'Try Peppermint' not 'Select Peppermint'.
Thanks for your help again but I feel I have more questions  :-[

take care
Don W
PS Is this the time to think about creating the home and boot partitions that were mentioned ?
Novatech build
Intel Celeron CPU 1.80 Ghz   Memory 4.00GB (3.71GB usable)
Peppermint 9    64 bit     500 GB HD        496 GB Ext 4
4.0GB Swap Partition    4.0GB Extended Partition   1.1Mb Free Space
External 2TiB HD

Offline Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 18252
  • Karma: 476
  • Gender: Male
  • "-rw-rw-rw-" .. The Number Of The Beast
    • View Profile
    • PCNetSpec
    • Awards
Re: Peppermint OS 3
« Reply #39 on: July 27, 2012, 12:39:24 am »
Quote
PS Is this the time to think about creating the home and boot partitions that were mentioned ?

OK, that's a harder question to answer than you may think ..

It all depends .. are you likely to move off Peppermint Three, or keep it for the full 5 years supported life cycle ?

Setting up a separate /home and /boot is certainly going to complicate the install (if you've never done it before).. but as SeZo says it *may* make life a little easier the next time you change OS

a separate /boot partition is less beneficial unless you plan on a multi boot setup and plan on changing the installed OS's .. or on a system with multiple hard drives.

The problem with separate partitions is it requires some forethought of partition sizes .. eg. are you likely to install a LOT of applications, or do you store a lot of files in your home directory .. this decision has to be made BEFORE installation (OK it's not set in stone, and the partition sizes can be manipulated later, but that can bring its own risks to the table) .. there's also the fact that keeping a /home directory between OS changes can in *some* cases cause as many problems as it solves (incompatible config files, and OS's that use different UUID's .. both fixable, but you have to weigh them in the decision)

As you can see, BOTH setups have their benefits, but both also have their drawbacks.

I guess the deciding factor has to be usage patterns .. do you store huge amounts of data in your "Home" directory, that's hard to backup to elsewhere when the next OS upgrade comes around ? .. and are you liable to distro hop ?

If YES .. manually set up a separate /home partition

if NO .. let Peppermint set up the partition scheme for you.

Unless you're a distro hopper/tester, I wouldn't worry too much about a separate /boot partition at the moment.
WARNING: You are logged into reality as 'root'
logging in as 'insane' is the only safe option.
pcnetspec.co.uk

Offline donwatson

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 990
  • Karma: 8
  • Gender: Male
  • Getting older
    • View Profile
    • Awards
Re: Peppermint OS 3
« Reply #40 on: July 27, 2012, 10:36:28 am »
Thanks Mark,
I  intend keeping Peppermint 3 for the full cycle.
I don't need any of these alterations so I will use Plan A, i.e. I will 'Try' and then 'Install' later in the day when I can get out of the garden shed. :-X

take care
Don W
Novatech build
Intel Celeron CPU 1.80 Ghz   Memory 4.00GB (3.71GB usable)
Peppermint 9    64 bit     500 GB HD        496 GB Ext 4
4.0GB Swap Partition    4.0GB Extended Partition   1.1Mb Free Space
External 2TiB HD

Offline A Future Pilot

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 46
  • Karma: 0
  • Gender: Male
  • Descent Player
    • View Profile
    • Awards
Re: Peppermint OS 3
« Reply #41 on: July 27, 2012, 03:45:33 pm »
Thanks Mark! I've got it looking good again! :)

One more question...how do I remove that annoying notification letter looking icon? (I'm ok with notifications, I just hate that icon. But if I have to remove notifications to remove the icon I'm ok with that).

Offline Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 18252
  • Karma: 476
  • Gender: Male
  • "-rw-rw-rw-" .. The Number Of The Beast
    • View Profile
    • PCNetSpec
    • Awards
Re: Peppermint OS 3
« Reply #42 on: July 27, 2012, 04:38:55 pm »
OK .. found it .. I've been looking to get rid of this too (without loosing on screen notifications, and without it also removing blueman)

Run these commands in this order:
Code: [Select]
sudo apt-get install notify-osd notify-osd-icons
then
Code: [Select]
sudo apt-get remove notification-daemon

Now log off/on .. or reboot.



If you also have no need for Bluetooth .. you can also remove the blueman package (Bluetooth Manager) with:
Code: [Select]
sudo apt-get remove blueman
« Last Edit: July 27, 2012, 05:10:53 pm by Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) »
WARNING: You are logged into reality as 'root'
logging in as 'insane' is the only safe option.
pcnetspec.co.uk

Offline A Future Pilot

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 46
  • Karma: 0
  • Gender: Male
  • Descent Player
    • View Profile
    • Awards
Re: Peppermint OS 3
« Reply #43 on: July 27, 2012, 06:42:54 pm »
Thanks! That did it :)

Offline A Future Pilot

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 46
  • Karma: 0
  • Gender: Male
  • Descent Player
    • View Profile
    • Awards
Re: Peppermint OS 3
« Reply #44 on: July 27, 2012, 07:42:15 pm »
One other question...I've been trying to get suspend to ram to work...but can't for the life of me. (I've googled alot and apparently it's an Ubuntu 12.04 bug)...have you heard of any fix for it?

Thanks!

 


SimplePortal 2.3.3 © 2008-2010, SimplePortal