Issues after installation.

Please comment below on any post installation issues that you've experienced with Peach OSI.

Hi, I booted first the live system and liked what I have seen, however the OS would not shut down. I figured that maybe it's a live system issue so I installed on the harddrive. The installation went real well, but the system would not shut down or restart. I have to do a hard shutdown by holding the power button down for several seconds. My PC is Lenovo Thinkpad X60s Genuine Intel® CPU L2400 @ 1.66GHz × 2,Graphics: Intel® 945GM x86/MMX/SSE2, 2GB of memory. Thank You

Follow-up on my previous comment. Once I installed the updates no problem with shutdown or restart.

I see that doing the updates repaired whatever issue that Tibor had with Peach OSI not shutting down. More than likely if the updates fixed the problem then the issue was hardware specific to Tibor's Lenovo Laptop. The latest updates include a Linux Kernel update which address known issues with some hardware. Since I do not have access to every possible PC there is no way that I can verify this as the root of the issue. If you are having any issues with Peach OSI please leave those comments here whether it is like Tibor's issue or not. Remember, always check your downloaded ISO with the md5 hash file for verification that you received the correct, authentic and complete Peach OSI ISO.

I have discovered when I run System. Main Menu, that if I want to change the sequence of items in the Favorites category all I have to is drag the item that I want to move and drop it in the location where I want it. However, when I try this method with other categories such as Graphics, Internet or Office, it does not work. Could you please explain this situation? Thank you, RichardMS

Administrator: Hello and thanks for your interest in Peach OSI and your question.

In order to edit the actual menu you will need to go into the "Main Menu" application which is found in alphabetical order in the "Systems" category of the whisker menu. (Found by clicking on the "Applications" tab at your upper left while in Peach OSI. Once inside the "Main Menu" you can edit the menu anyway that you prefer. Be careful what you delete because once deleted it isn't so easy to get an application back on the Whisker menu. To remove an application from the menu simply untick the box beside the application you don't want in the menu. To move items up and down in the menu, highlight the application and select move up or move down from the options of your right. I set up all of the Whisker menu (as with all the other menus) in alphabetical order. Whatever you change in the "Main Menu" will be reflected in the other menus as well.

In the event that I didn't fully understand your question here is some more information that might prove helpful...

The Whisker Menu is an alternate application launcher for XFCE. When you open it you are shown a list of applications you have marked as favorites. You can browse through all of your installed applications by clicking on the category buttons on the side. Top level categories make browsing fast, and simple to switch between. Additionally, Whisker Menu keeps a list of the last ten applications that you’ve launched from it.

Favorites are easy to add and reorder. When browsing through your applications, right-click on any of them and select “Add to Favorites”. After you've selected items to your favorites list, simply drag and drop the items in your favorites list to arrange them to suit your preferences. You can remove them at any time from the favorites list with another right-click option while pointing your mouse at the menu item that you want to remove. You can also add applications to the desktop directly from the same right click.

If you’re not sure exactly where a program is listed, instead of browsing through each category you can simply enter a search term. The search field is focused when opening the menu, so you can just start typing. Application descriptions as well as names are searched, which allows you to find a program by using a general word (such as “browser” to find all web browsers installed on your computer).

I have installed HPLIP for my HP Photosmart printer, and everything works fine except the HP system tray icon does not appear. I have configured it to appear, and I can access the toolbox from the menu, but I would prefer the icon in the tray, as that is where it appears in other Linux distributions that I have recently used. The command to start the tray service appears in Session and Startup, and it is running, just no icon in the tray. I would appreciate any suggestions. Thanks, ~Richard

Administrator

Hi Richard, Peach uses XFCE as it's window manager and when you install just about anything - nothing from the install will automatically appear in the bottom dock or the tray at the top. But not to worry, you can easily add any application to the bottom dock. Simply click on "Places" in the top menu, then click on "File System" in the pull down menu. Once in the filesystem navigate (click on the following folders), /usr/share/applications... You should now be seeing all the applications that are installed in your computer. They are in alphabetical order so scroll down until you see HPLIP or whatever program it is that runs your printer. Simply click on it with your left mouse button and hold down the button and drag it to the bottom dock or to the upper tray where ever you want it to appear. A window will popup asking you to confirm that you want to create a new launcher - confirm and you are good to go...

You can always right click on the icon and then select move from the pull down and move it if you don't place it where you want it the first time. Alternately you can right click on any icon in the applications folder and send a link to the application onto the desktop itself. If there is no program in the application folder for your HPLIP (which I doubt there isn't one) then let me know that too..

I hope this helps, Have a great day, Jim

Wow! How easy was that!! Thanks so much for the prompt help. I guess I was disturbed that the icon didn't appear in the system tray as it had with other Linuxes that I had been using, but I was unaware of that shortcoming in Xfce, and my experience lately has been mostly with Mate (Gnome2 fork). I am well aware that each desktop environment has its strengths and weaknesses, but I must admit that Mate has spoiled me pretty bad. However, with some help like you just gave me here, I know that Xfce will find its way into my heart. Many other users certainly love it very much. I am sure that the more I learn about it, the more I will like it. All in all, Peach OSI is a wonderful distribution, and I hope to use it for a long time. In fact, I'm going to make a donation right now. Thanks again, ~Richard

Administrator

All smiles here too Richard. And a big thanks for the donation! When we were hashing out which window system that we wanted to use in Peach the choices came down to Mate and XFCE. What ultimately gave XFCE an edge boiled down to two very important factors. XCFE is the lightweight among all the window managers and we wanted our system to run as fast as possible on anything. XFCE is not short on features by any means either. It is highly customizable and we tweaked it a bit to give it even more capabilities. There are a few tutorials around the web for XFCE. You might try these.

http://www.maketecheasier.com/customize-xfce-desktop/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnH92h_QHf0

 

If I have a file that I wish to delete, is there a setting that I can make which will delete the file instead of sending it to Trash?

Administrator: There is no user provided way to change the standard settings for deleting files. Depending on how or why you want to delete the file the best way is to open a terminal (Press CTRL-ALT-T simultaneously) and then follow the below process description:

(You will need to type "sudo rm..." and enter your username password in order to be able to delete files stored outside of your logged in "home" folder.

Commands for deleting files

The terminal command for deleting file(s) is rm. The general format of this command is rm [-f|i|I|q|R|r|v] file...

rm removes a file if you specify a correct path for it and if you don't, then it displays an error message and moves on to the next file. Sometimes you may not have the write permissions for a file, in that case it asks you for confirmation. Type yes if you want to delete it.

 

Options

  1. -f - deletes read-only files immediately without any confirmation.If both -f and -i are used then the one which appears last in the terminal is used by rm.

  2. -i - prompts for confirmation before deleting every file before entering a sub-directory if used with -R or -r. If both -f and -i are used then the one which appears last in the terminal is used by rm.

  3. -q - suppresses all the warning messages however error messages are still displayed. However the exit status is modified in case of any errors.

  4. -R - means delete recursively and is used to delete the directory tree starting at the directory specified i.e. it deletes the specified directory along with its sub-directory and files.

  5. -r - same as -R.

  6. -v - displays the file names on the output as they are being processed.

  7. -I - prompts every time when an attempt is made to delete for more than 3 files at a time or while removing recursively.

 

Precautions

  1. Never type sudo rm -R / or sudo rm -r / as it deletes all the data in the root directory and will delete the data of all the mounted volumes until you want to wipe of everything from your system.

  2. sudo rm -f /* also does blunders with any Linux system.

Hi All, I am loving the Peach OSI and think it is an amazing distro. One issue I am having though is that I am getting Google Chrome keyring prompt but it is not accepting my user password and I think it is asking for the Peach OSI Live CD password as I have had this issue before with other distros but do not know the password for the Peach OSI one. Does anyone know what the password is? Thank you.

Joe Johnston
Peach OSI 64bit
"All the best people in life seem to like LINUX." Steve Wozniak

 

Hi Joe...  I've been out of pocket today traveling but I have been monitoring some of the responses for Peach on the web. One of my cohorts replied to you sort of coherently but not quite as I would have. The only purpose for running any version of Peach from a Live CD would be to test it on your system. Running Live from a CD does not allow you to maintain any data for further fresh boot sessions. How or why you would get a request from any Peach version for a Google Chrome password is hard for me to grasp as no Peach version has ever utilized Google Chrome. If however you have tried to install Google chrome in a live session any such installed application will only be functional during that current session - because - as a stated above, any data in a live DVD session is not - cannot - be stored on the DVD. During any such live session the data is stored in that live session in RAM only. That is why rebooting clears anything that is not originally on DVD. I have booted every last version of Peach from a DVD in the past 30 minutes and none of my sessions ask for any password - let alone a Google Chrome password.

If you could please tell me Number 1: Which version of Peach are you using? (The Works, Barebones, or Netbook) (32 bit or 64 bit) Number 2: Where did you get the DVD or where did you download the ISO file for the DVD? Number 3: Did you install Google Chrome? and lastly Number 4: Did you try to install Peach OSI permanently and if you did install Peach did you have any issues with the install?

 

Jim Carpenter

Well, I figured out how to fix this issue: First run this is a terminal - sudo apt-get install seahorse Second go into All Settings and launch Passwords and Keys Thirdly, delete the Login entry under Passwords, then close out of settings and re-run the application that was calling for the Keyring Unlock. When the Keyring Prompt comes up either input your login password or do what I do and do not enter anything and it will give a warning of not encrypting your passwords and then it will not popup anymore. I hope this can help anyone that runs into this in the future.

I have also run into the issue with the keychain prompt. It started appearing after I installed Chrome as well. Why, would I install another browser in an otherwise beautiful, well functioning, amazing linux distro? Netflix. But I digress. After the first time I logged into my Google account in Chrome, I would get a popup asking me to login to my keychain each time opened Chrome. It won't accept my login password to my admin account. Normally I just click cancel and the popup goes away and I go without the advantages of the keychain (Which at this point are negligible). When I next get in front of my Peach machine I will try the work around suggested by the OP and let you know how it worked! Pappasan Peach OSI 64bit Barebones 14.04