WIP – My Linux Mini Lab (PeppermintOS 10 Respin Notes)

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    NOTE: This will be ever changing as I go.
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    I am installing PeppermintOS 10 Respin on a few computers with different tasks such as NAS/PLEX servers, Workstations for work, and Private Game Servers (Sorry, I am still stuck with Windows for my gaming due as flight sims and accessories don’t play well with Linux without some tinkering.) I am thinking this would also work well for Retro Gaming. We all know how well it does with DOS and console emulation, but I am looking at the Win9X and WinXP replacement. That era of Retro Gaming seems to have quite a bit of issues due to the DirectX implementations of the time which have yet to best be reproduced any other way. But that is a goal.

    Why PeppermintOS 10 Respin over others
    -Reads/Writes to NTFS (My issue with PopOS)
    -Not very crazy with the desktop customization (Not crazy about Gnome or KDE extras)
    -Not crazy with the default installed applications
    -Very lightweight (I install PeppermintOS 10 Respin on the first 30GB of the SSD giving me the rest of the SSD for my home. (NOTE: I do have some with the last partition on the SSD the same size as the RAM as a linux swap file. That does not seem to be used much so I have not installed that on some.)
    -Have the ability to use Linux Software Raid and (motherboard) Hybrid Raid partitions.

    Applications I Installed & Use:
    Ramdrive on Plex Servers for “RAM Transcoding” to reduce hardware wear
    Nomachine for remote desktop control (Download and install DEB package)
    Cockpit for remote web based control
    -OpenSSH from Software Manager for remote terminal control
    -Samba comes preinstalled for PeppermintOS for network sharing
    Plex for media sharing (download and then run the DEB installer package)
    Conky to watch machine stats
    VMWare Player for XP/7/10 VM with 3d

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    Problems Solved:
    Corrupt Display After Install
    Install Guest Additions to your Linux Guest in Virtualbox
    Firefox DRM issue with personal Plex
    Firefox screen tearing while scrolling
    Firefox middle mouse button scrolling
    Fixing extremely tiny text with apps like Conky and Stacer
    Getting Vulkan to work with Radeon HD 7850/R7 265/R9 270 (1024SP)/R9 270 (NOTE: This seems to also work with all HD 7xxx/R7 XXx/R9 XXX too)
    -Quadro P400 drivers loaded (so you can see nvidia-smi) and able to use for Plex Transcoding

    Upcoming Projects I am looking forward to working on and hopefully get solved:
    -Dedicated LAN Server for Battlefield 1942 / Vietnam / 2
    -Dedicated LAN Server for Joint Operations Combined Arms
    -Dedicated LAN Server for Arma II Operation Arrowhead
    -Dedicated LAN Server for IL2 Sturmovik: 1946 with BAT/CUP mods
    -Dedicated Server for LockOn Flaming Cliffs 2 with mods
    -Dedicated Server for DCS World 1.2 with mods
    -Dedicated Server for DCS World 1.5 with mods
    -Dedicated Server for DCS World Retail
    -Dedicated Server for DCS World Open Beta
    -Dedicated Server for Falcon 4.0/BMS 4.32/BMS 4.33/BMS 4.34

    Getting Older Hardware to Work with Linux to replace Older Windows Systems:
    -nVidia 8800 GTS 320/512, 8800M GTS 512
    -nVidia 6800 GT/Ultra 256MB
    -Gameport HOTAS (Thrustmaster F-22 Pro, F-16 TQS, and Elite Rudder Pedals)
    -Gameport HOTAS (Thrustmaster F-16 FLCS, Mk II, Elite Rudder Pedals)
    -Gameport Joystick (Thrustmaster F-16 FLCS with Stickworks Digital Chip)

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