Peppermint 7 Respin Released

peppermint_monitor_screen_desktopTeam Peppermint are pleased to announce the release of the Peppermint 7 Respin, in both 32bit and 64bit editions.

Peppermint 7 Respin (Peppermint-7-20161201) Improvements:-

    • All updates to date (including the 4.4.0-51 kernel)
    • Fixed multimedia keyboard function keys
    • Fixed browsing for smb network printers
    • Fix for Google Chrome keyring prompt
    • Added hplip for HP Printer support out of the box
    • Added pulseaudio-module-bluetooth for bluetooth headsets
    • Update manager will not prompt to upgrade to next “Ubuntu LTS” version by default.
    • “Firefox Themer” name changed to “Firefox Theme Lock” to remove confusion over its function.

And a few minor tweaks such as:-

    • A new Ubiquity installer slideshow
    • A new GRUB background
    • A new Plymouth splash screen
    • A new default Ray Bilcliff desktop wallpaper (to differentiate the respin)

If you’d like to see more of Ray’s outstanding photgraphy, please visit:
or his Google+ page (photos):

To take the Peppermint 7 Respin out for a test drive, please visit our website at where you can download it for free. If you need help installing the Peppermint 7 Respin, or have any questions about using it, we have a second-to-none user support team at please drop in even if only for a chat with friendly like-minded people .. hope to see you there.

About Peppermint OS

Peppermint OS is a software company, originally based in Asheville, North Carolina but now operating out of Cornwall England. Founded in 2010, we are committed to building the best operating system for both enterprise and consumers available on the widest range of devices. To find out more about us, please visit

This Post Has 79 Comments

  1. Ajay

    At least there is a pretty awesome distro who is supporting 32bit and 64bit both. Awesome Job Dev Team. You guyz are truly amazing. Keep up this wonderful job you doing.

    1. Mark Greaves

      Glad to hear you’re liking it Ajay, thanks for the kind words :)

  2. Jangs

    Hi, Peppermint is a fast and lightweight distro, but didn’t see any shasums for download verification.

    1. Mark Greaves

      We typically only supply MD5 checksums, and GPG signature verification (which can be found by the download links, or on page 1 of the user guide) .. but if you’d prefer SHA256 checksums we’re more than happy to oblige :)
      Peppermint 7 Respin SHA256sum’s
      798cc95ec0480b9e2745c6130a5bea29af300819ee9154633419d080330fe494 Peppermint-7-20161129-i386.iso
      3c90ca82dbdcb6a2a0c5e5a50b1e1b9dd7edad832466e9e3d431e0fabbb293c3 Peppermint-7-20161129-amd64.iso

      1. Andrea

        What is the sha256 for peppermint 7 RESPIN?
        Thank you!

        1. Mark Greaves

          Hi Andrea, here you go :)

          Peppermint 7 Respin (20161201) SHA256sum’s
          149b79dae370a5eb2699cba13585c71acce7ce8b68fa59454c034c36365a997f Peppermint-7-20161201-amd64.iso
          8bd06672226b8606c468d7d7f19edef4e734dc8607a4a344240c8db6e89e862a Peppermint-7-20161201-i386.iso

          1. Geoff

            I’m only seeing the first half of the sha256sum(!??):

          2. Geoff

            Thanks for that!
            I tried to reply in
            the forum.
            Tried to register.
            Lost the will to live
            trying to complete
            the KAPTCHA!!!


    Still cannot stand the whisker menu..way too much xfce like..I will go back to peppermint if there is a way to have the lxde menu back

    1. LinuxCrazy


  4. Daniel

    I just wanted to thank you for a very nice distro! I’m a big LXDE fan. Even with my novice skill level, I had been looking to use the Whisker menu with LXDE and was told ‘it couldn’t be done’. A few days later Peppermint 7 landed and the menu change really makes things feel more polished and easier to navigate.

    1. Mark Greaves

      Hi Daniel,
      A lot of people told us the same thing, “LXDE is great but the menu/panel is a bit old school”, so we went ahead and swapped panels. Great to hear you’re liking the change :)

    2. Ajay


  5. Arnold

    Hi! there, I’m using peppermint 7 as my daily driver, my question is, is there a way to update to P7 respin or do I have to download and reinstall it? Thanks..

    1. Mark Greaves

      We may publish instructions for doing this on the forum once tested, but for now there’s no need to upgrade Peppermint 7 to the respin as most of the fixes are applied to the original version via updates.
      Keep an eye on the “Official Tutorials” forum board:,8.0.html
      where we’ll post manual upgrade instructions once tested :)

  6. Hot Chilli

    Sorry, but the installer crashes. I tried to install the 32 Bit version twice, with the same result. This also happened with the latest Zorin OS. After multiple reports regarding the situation, and a few days of investigations, it came out that the cause was a component of the latest Ubuntu updates, which were included in the ISO. Maybe here is the same case.
    Message : “We’re sorry; the installer crashed. After you close this window we’ll allow you to file a bug report using the integrated bug report tool…….”. But not even the bug report tool does not work, after “Close” nothing happens.

    1. Ajay

      I don’t have 32 bit version now ( I got a new i7 laptop this Thanksgiving ;-) and moved to 64 bit now).
      Can you please share what all you did to/during install? And at what step you are getting the error?

    2. Mark Greaves

      We’re very sorry to hear you’re having problems, this would be best dealt with on the support forum:
      where we can try getting to the bottom of it via the system specs and installation logs, so can you please visit us there and we’ll try figure it out.
      TIA :)

  7. Mindaugas

    Same here. Installer crashes. My system is x64 bit, Bios, no UEFI.

    1. Mark Greaves

      We’re very sorry to hear you’re having problems, this would be best dealt with on the support forum:
      where we can try getting to the bottom of it via the system specs and installation logs, so can you please visit us there and we’ll try figure it out.
      TIA :)

  8. linuxadore

    Tnx to Dev Team for such a good distro. I am pleased to have opportunity to use again my old laptop after crash.
    Artwork is awesome also. Live DVD burned with xfburn on fresh installed LM18-64-bit Asus laptop.

    1. Mark Greaves

      You’re most welcome linuxadore, and thanks for your kind words :)

  9. Mark Alexa

    Giving it a go …. :)

    1. Mark Greaves

      Good to hear Mark :)

  10. Hot Chilli

    @Ajay and Mark Greaves : I didn’t do anything special. Just executed the installation steps, like I did many-many times. The crash occurs after the installer begins to copy the files.
    Same as Mindaugas, no EFI.

  11. ctcebr

    Is there a way to update to the new respin without having to re-install?

    1. Mark Greaves

      There’s no need to upgrade Peppermint 7 to the respin, most of the bugfixes will come through as updates in the original
      If however you’re after the updated artwork, we may post instructions how to fully turn the original into the respin on the forum later but only after we’ve fully tested them ;)

  12. VicktorS2

    Hello, Team Peppermint.
    Have you thought about developing the distro based on arch linux? More and more users are using the arch!

    1. Mark Greaves

      Nothing is beyond the realms of possibility for the future, but we currently have no plans to rebase.

  13. LinuxCrazy

    Same old Same old.
    The bugs I mentioned related to shifting task bar to upper part of screen are still there. Not a single one is fixed. My wait for the respin yield nothing.I am deeply shocked. Maybe I expected too much from you guys. My bad.

    1. Mark Greaves

      Maybe I’m misunderstanding you, but it’s always been possible to move the panel to the top of screen, you just unlock it in its preferences, then grab it by the extreme left and drag it to the top.
      If you’re having problems doing this, please ask at the support forum where we’ll be happy to assist :)

      1. LinuxCrazy

        U r very funny mark

  14. piyush

    This is the best linux os available combining best things of other distros.Great work peppermint team.

    1. Mark Greaves

      We’re glad you like it piyush, thanks for the compliment :)

  15. Tran Older

    There is a bug specific to ASUS Core i3 laptop. When you wake the laptop up from the state of being suspended, the mouse pointer refuses to move. The problem might have occured due to the Ubuntu kernel 4.4. I tried to fix that by replacing the Ubuntu kernel with the Manjaro kernel 4.4 and the problem was solved. Maybe this bug happened to other Ubuntu derivatives, so it is not Peppermint OS specific bug.

  16. Partymack711

    Hi Peppermint Team,

    I’m using OS7 on my old Win Vista laptop – with Vista it was so slow I was about to chuck it. But Pep 7 has given it a whole new lease of life.

    It is also the only Linux distro that detected my Broadcom wireless card ‘Out of the box’ and I must have tried 10 of the other major flavours!

    It’s totally responsible for making me switch permanently to Linux; by making the transition easy and day to day use so user friendly.

    Well done to you and the team on the release – keep up the good work!!

    1. Mark Greaves

      Hi Partymack711, Many thanks for letting us know Peppermint has rescued your laptop from the bin. also great to hear you’re now using Linux full time.
      Thanks for the positive feedback, MUCH appreciated :)
      If you ever want a chat with like-minded Peppermint users and/or the team, or have any questions, we’d love for you to drop in at the forum:
      Hope to see you there :)

  17. Paul Stevens

    Hi guy,s have tried many distros over the years which all seem to have niggles for me something always breaks
    But thanks to great work peppermint os is my daily driver as of yet had no issues other then install as i have a ssd as well as spinning hard drive on my laptop which the installer didnt like no problems though a quick google sorted it thanks to all the team and keep up the good work

  18. Fred Blauer

    Best light distro I have found, and I tested a lot. Works with everything I have thrown at it. Keep up the great work.

    1. Mark Greaves

      Thanks Fred, we will try our best ;)

  19. GEMS


    Peppermint 7 is the BEST Distro I have used. The Form is responsive and takes the headache out of OS problems. Since I initially installed it on my ten year old HP Pavillion; I have installed it on three more laptops and created three permissive USB drives for USB booting. Britec on YouTube was instrumental in showing how to use gparted in order to configure and install Peppermint 7 as a stand alone permissive USB bootable drive. Outstanding. Please tell the Peppermint team et al that a former Windows user, ( for 31 years ), is presently configuring the next seven computers he owns to Peppermint 7. Also, Extremely glad to hear that the updates will save me from reinstalling everything in order to capture the advances of the ReSpin modification. Thanks again for a absolutely superior Linux Distro.

    1. Mark Greaves

      Hi GEMS,
      You’re most welcome my Peppermint friend, thanks for letting us know you’re helping us in our plan for world domination .. Mwuhahahaha!!! (sorry, got a bit carried away there) :)

  20. darkbow9

    hey, i need a answer, the peppermint logo in wisker menu (start logo in the menu) has changed to xubuntu theme.
    i need to put the original logo in menu (the peppermint logo)
    see ya!!

  21. coco

    Great work peppermint team. Peppermint 7 is the best distro I have used, any problem. Thanks

  22. Andy

    I’ve been a bit of a distro hopper for many years.. after being through all the other ‘big’ names I ended up using Peppermint – at first I just liked the graphics but then found it was such a stable and reliable platform it remained solid no matter what I threw at it!
    Recently I defected to Ubuntu Mate, really just to see what it was like – what a mistake! Now downloading ‘Respin’ to bring back some sanity…!
    Really I just felt you guys ought to know how well your product is appreciated. You should be at the top of the Distro watch list…
    (And all from Cornwall too?! – Excellent!).

    Meur ras..

    1. Mark Greaves

      Wolkom os ta Andy,
      Yeah we’re now based in Cornwall :)
      Great to hear you’re back with us after your little excursion, and thanks for the kind words.

  23. Smakx

    Peppermint is excellent. Fully modern and beautifully efficient and lightweight. No other distro I tried could come close to Peppermint’s low ram utilization, under 200mb being used from the desktop environment after a cold boot. Astounding, great job dev team.

    1. Mark Greaves

      Thanks very much Smakx, it’s appreciative feedback like this that makes it all worthwhile :)

  24. Barrie Wood

    Hi All,

    I dual boot on my laptop and PC, but Windows has been my secondary OS for 7-8 years. In recent years I’ve favoured Zorin, with occasional forays to Mint and Ubuntu. My main laptop now has P7 on it – seems reliable, fast, aesthetically attractive, but without overdoing the eye candy so you become unproductive. A superb offering, Well done to the development team !

    1. Mark Greaves

      Cheers Barrie, if you’re rating us against those distros we must be doing something right ;)

  25. LinuxCrazy

    Hey Mark, how are you ?
    I just want to ask two things.
    1. Does chromium updates would be available by default in update manager like we get for FIREFOX if not how to make this happen.
    2. Why can’t I am able to use shutdown, restart, suspend when I add action buttons in panel.

    Plz reply as I a still using peppermint 7 respin in live session and so does everyone in my Watsapp group circle.

  26. Beto

    I like so much this distro. Congratulations Peppermint team. The best (in my opinion) of the desktop environments in one distro!

    1. Mark Greaves

      Many thanks for the compliment Beto, glad you’re enjoying Peppermint…

      Team Peppermint wish you a merry Christmas, and a prosperous new year :)

  27. Sai

    I am using Peppermint 7. I really love the operating system, but right now the system doesn’t play any sound for notifications and I tend to miss the notifications because of that. I feel it would be great if i figure out a way to sound for the alerts/notifications.

  28. LinuxCrazy

    Ok this is enough.I am switching back to lubuntu. Atheist they know what they are doing.

  29. oldman82

    I was wondering which iso to download for my old Dell E520 (Intel Core2 CPU 4300 @ 1.80GHz)

    I’m using win7 x64 atmo but want to try Pepermint 7.

    I noticed the x64 iso is call Peppermint-7-20161201-amd64.iso .
    Will this work on an Intel cpu ?

    1. Mark Greaves

      Hi oldman82,
      Yes, get Peppermint-7-20161201-amd64.iso .. amd64 refers to the CPU architecture and instruction set which was developed by AMD, but also used in Intel 64bit CPU’s
      (except Itanium)

  30. Rob

    Typo: but bow operating out of Cornwall

    Great job on the distro chaps!!

    1. Mark Greaves

      Thanks Rob, much appreciated .. and typo fixed, thanks again :)

  31. ric

    a friend is using the previous peppermint 7 version (she likes it). how does she update to this “respin” update edition without having to do a complete re-install?
    thank you.

    1. Mark Greaves

      Hi ric,
      If you ask this question on the forum we’ll be happy to answer it but as these comments aren’t continually monitored in the same way as the forum, posting instructions here may lead to breakage without support.

  32. nik

    ragazzi! non si riesce a trovare un driver grafico SiS per il mio notebook acer 3003 LMI? un aiuto grazie

    1. Mark Greaves

      SiS haven’t supported their graphics chipsets for quite some time in Linux so support is very “sketchy” to say the least. That’s not to say we definitely won’t be able to get it working, but you’ll have to ask on the support forum:
      because there will likely be a little experimentation involved ;)

  33. MrChanakkale

    Fantastic job
    The clever and practical distro for all.
    long life to all.

    1. Mark Greaves

      Many thanks MrChanakkale for your kind and complimentary words, we appreciate the feedback :)

  34. Darkbow9

    Thanks to all team peppermint :) your OS has change my computer to get more funtional and faster!!! with peppermint i can work perfectly.
    Thanks!! >.<

    1. Mark Greaves

      You’re most welcome Darkbow9, we’re happy to hear Peppermint has revitalised your PC :)

  35. GutGiorgio

    I am new in open source software. I want to try and instal as My default OS. I hope to Enjoy it.

    1. Mark Greaves

      Welcome GutGiorgio, we hope you enjoy it .. if you have any problems or questions, or just feel like a chat, please drop in at the forum:
      where we’ll be happy to assist. :)

  36. Przemek

    I love Peppermint distribution. My adventure with Linux has started after not so pleasant Windows Vista experience roughly 10 years ago. Through all that years I have tried many distros every single one had issues which require time to solve them. Recently I don’t have too much time for tinkering so I decided to go back to the dark side;). Fortunately, I have an old computer on which I decided to install the OS and since then my mouth has remained open. This distro works flawlessly ( maybe except boot screen which doesn’t work properly on the second screen in 4:3 ratio ) Thank you so much for your hard work. I will proselytize this system to as many people as I can. You really deserve more recognition.

    1. Mark Greaves

      Thanks very much for the kind words Przemek, good to hear you’re enjoying Peppermint :)

  37. Todd Grimsted

    This may have been asked but can I update to Respin without starting over? I’m so impressed by 7 and I really have it just the way I want it and don’t want to start over.
    BTW- I’ve tried a lot of distros and Peppermint is the only one to never, ever crash this old Gateway! The best!

    1. Mark Greaves

      Hi Todd, great to hear Peppermint is performing well for you. I’m sorry to say there’s no “one click” way to upgrade to the respin, but if you come on over to the forum:
      we’ll see if we can help you make the necessary changes manually.

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