[nmglug] Peppermint OS progress of sorts

Ted Pomeroy ted.pome at gmail.com
Wed Jul 4 18:19:17 PDT 2018

NMGLugers, Well, I am back to Peppermint 8 on the 2004 laptop, as the
Debian shutdown due to over heating. The Peppermint functions and I
managed enough fancontrol and other items to keep it cool enough for
short runs. However, sometimes it does not see the keyboard, but a
restart or two fixes that. So I may have reached the end of my
patience on this old hardware. Maybe something newer, like a 2005 with
more ram would work........ More at the meeting.
Thank you, Ted P.

On Thu, Jun 28, 2018 at 4:28 PM, Ted Pomeroy <ted.pome at gmail.com> wrote:
> NMGLugers, I did convert to Debian Stretch on this rather older
> laptop. It runs well enough and avoided some of the builtin
> difficulties of the Peppermint OS. But I found an old hdd, so now have
> installed Peppermint OS 8 again and worked to iron out some of the
> bugs and settings not to my liking. Browser still an issue with 70-80%
> of cpu consumed. Elinks, non-gui browser much better and quicker.
> Oddly, dvd and video play as well as one would expect on older
> processor.
> For those interested I will try to remember to bring laptop and both
> hdd's to the meeting on July 5th. Also a Peppermint OS Live/Install
> disk to pass along. The developers figured to save hdd space by
> relying on web applications and ICE-SSB, their use of browser to
> "select site browse" locking the session to one site with their app. I
> don't see the logic of that for older processors. It makes this unit
> crawl and stall. Interesting parallel with educational test sites that
> lock the browser so you cannot get the answer from Wikipedia.
> Thank you, Ted P.

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