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Old 27. Nov 2010, 12:29 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Installing programs through Ubuntu's software center is many times simpler that installing something on Windows.
And so long as it comes from the official repositories 99.9% guaranteed to be malware free

This is my current Peppermint One desktop (Openbox 3.4) Showing the Komarom Dark Blue theme (Emerald) and various screenlets for clock and resources. I also use Cairo Dock but this is hidden and only appears with a mouseover. The wallpaper is a Mandriva screensaver image
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Old 27. Nov 2010, 12:36 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I used to get a very similar error in Ubuntu 9.10, when copy and pasting to a usb drive. Something along the same lines stating the file or directory does not exist. But the weird thing was that the file still always pasted anyway.
I'm convinced this has more to do with what's on the drive itself or maybe how it got there rather than a fault with the OS. So long as I can still get stuff from A to B I'm not going to mess around with it
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Old 27. Nov 2010, 02:30 PM   #13 (permalink)
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The best in the world is "things work out of the box" irrespective of what system I'm using. If it doesn't, then the second best in the world is "getting things to work".

Peppermint is using lxpanel and it looks like the transparency issue seems to have been reported in several places in some other forums. Currently the left side of my panel looks like this:



If it's transparent, it should be able to see through the panel and has the same background image of the wallpaper.
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Old 27. Nov 2010, 03:18 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Peppermint's file browser PCManFM doesn't seem to be able to remember my preferred Detailed List View. I set it to be the default view under Perferences, but it doesn't stick once I log out and log back in.

I went to the folder /home/user_name/.config/pcmanfm and edited this file pcmanfm.conf, changing view_mode=0 to view_mode=3, saved it.

The Detailed List View now sticks when I log out and log back in.

Looks like it's a bug in the Preferences settings . While working in Ubuntu's Nautilus, I didn't encounter this problem.
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All I can assume with my limited technical abilities is that this must be a driver and/or hardware issue because I did nothing yet this features works for me.

I have Compiz installed and running to take out the black border around Cairo Dock, could this have something to do with it?
I have Compiz installed and Cairo Dock running as well in Peppermint. No only is the panel which can't have the transparency effect, the black border around the Cairo Dock can't be removed. How did you take out the black border?

I'm dual booting to Ubuntu on the same machine. In Ubuntu, the panel and Cairo Dock have the transparency effect out of the box. Both Peppermint and Ubuntu have the Nvidia display driver activated.
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I have Compiz installed and Cairo Dock running as well in Peppermint. No only is the panel which can't have the transparency effect, the black border around the Cairo Dock can't be removed. How did you take out the black border?

I'm dual booting to Ubuntu on the same machine. In Ubuntu, the panel and Cairo Dock have the transparency effect out of the box. Both Peppermint and Ubuntu have the Nvidia display driver activated.
I am just making a wild guess here, but is it possible that MC is having success because he also installed Emerald. Maybe something was installed along with it that is helping with the transparency.
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Old 28. Nov 2010, 08:43 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I have Compiz installed and Cairo Dock running as well in Peppermint. No only is the panel which can't have the transparency effect, the black border around the Cairo Dock can't be removed. How did you take out the black border?

I'm dual booting to Ubuntu on the same machine. In Ubuntu, the panel and Cairo Dock have the transparency effect out of the box. Both Peppermint and Ubuntu have the Nvidia display driver activated.
Please understand that this is all new to me so hardened Linux users may find my observations at best funny but.....

Not being sure how to run Compiz in Peppermint at start-up I do this (because Cairo loads at boot with the black border visible). I press Alt+F2, enter "compiz" and run. The screen momentarily blinks, the black border around Cairo disappears and my panel icons go awol. Just clicking on the panel restores the icons and thereafter I have no problems
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WOT a star MC you've actually solved it.

I followed your instructions and the black border was gone!

BUT the black border comes back when I reboot back to Peppermint. Somehow I think Compiz did the thing only temporarily and the setting doesn't stick.
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Default Make Peppermint OS even faster with Openbox

Openbox is a window manager and it can make Peppermint OS even faster with reference to this article.

Firstly I copied some config files to this folder ~/.config/openbox with this command:
cp /etc/xdg/openbox/* ~/.config/openbox

One of the files copied over is autostart.sh. Since Openbox doesn't draw wallpaper neither display the panel, I added the following commands to the end of the file autostart.sh at /home/user_name/.config/openbox

feh --bg-scale /usr/share/peppermint/wallpapers/peppermint-wisp-wide.png &
(sleep 2 && lxpanel) &


feh is a fast and lightweight image viewer which can be installed from Software Manager for the above command to run.

On the Peppermint log-in screen, I select Openbox session and log in after the above steps.

Now the panel is transparent in the Openbox session:


Log out the Openbox session and log back to Peppermint session, the panel also becomes transparent. This transparency effect carries over from the Openbox session.

Once I reboot and log back to Peppermint session, the transparency effect is gone, unless you 'borrow' it from the Openbox session.
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WOT a star MC you've actually solved it.

I followed your instructions and the black border was gone!

BUT the black border comes back when I reboot back to Peppermint. Somehow I think Compiz did the thing only temporarily and the setting doesn't stick.
Yes, unfortunately you need to do this at every boot but only takes a couple of seconds.
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