Peppermint 10 Released

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Team Peppermint are pleased to announce Peppermint 10 (20190514), the latest iteration of our operating system. Based on the 18.04 LTS (long term support) code base, Peppermint 10 still comes in both 64bit and 32bit flavours so older hardware is still supported. We hope you enjoy using it half as much as we did putting it together.

Peppermint 10 main changes:-
    • Kernel 4.18.0-18 which is now on the rolling hwe-18.04 track so will eventually roll onto the 5.xx kernel automatically as the HWE is updated upstream.
    • Updated xorg stack, again via the rolling hwe-18.04 track.
    • Proprietary nvidia graphics drivers now installed automatically if “Install third party drivers/software” is selected as part of the installation routine, this includes automatic configuration of nvidia optimus setups up to the nvidia-390 drivers. If you intend to install the later 396/410/415/418/430 drivers from the ‘Proprietary GPU Drivers’ PPA it would probably be best not to select this option during install and add them manually post-install.
    • Ice (6.0.2) – Ice now has support for isolated profiles for Chromium, Chrome, and Vivaldi SSB’s (Firefox SSB’s are ALWAYS isolated).Firefox SSB’s now also have four bookmarks included by default making the addition of addons and other configuration changes on a per-SSB basis easier. There are also other ‘under the hood’ changes, such as ICE will now rebuild your SSB profiles should you accidentally delete their directories. Also a bug that was stopping Ctrl+Tab hidden tab navigation has been fixed, as has a bug that made it difficult to install addons in Firefox SSB’s because the “Allow” dialog flickered.
    • New GUI Font DPI Settings utility allowing adjustments to system font DPI (this also fixes a bug where the proprietary nvidia drivers sometimes displayed small fonts on the panel/menu in previous version).
Updated applications:-
    • All 18.04 updates to 14th May 2019 have been rolled into the ISO, and we also have updated versions of:-
    • nemo (4.0.6) – which not only feels considerably faster at opening and rendering directory contents, but has finer grained control of desktop configuration options when you right-click the desktop and select ‘Customise’ .. ALL nemo plugins in the repository have been updated, though not all are installed by default).
    • mintinstall (7.9.7)
    • mintstick (1.39)
    • neofetch (6.0.1)
    • xed (2.0.2)
    • xplayer (2.0.2)
    • xviewer (2.0.2)
Other changes and additions:-
    • xreader (replaces evince).
    • light-locker & light-locker-settings (replaces i3lock, but users that prefer i3lock can easily change it back .. just uninstall those 2 packages and the system will automatically fall back to i3lock).
    • network-manager-pptp-gnome (now installed by default).
    • network-manager-openvpn-gnome (now installed by default).
    • New ‘Peppermint-10’ xfce-panel-switch profile (for resetting the panel).
    • New Peppermint 10 Gtk themes (multiple color variations).
    • New default xfwm4 theme to match the new Gtk themes (the new Gtk themes also have their own individual xfwm4 themes, selectable in the Peppermint Control Center).
    • The firefox-theme-lock & thunderbird-theme-lock tweaks now use the new Peppermint-10-Red-Mixed Gtk theme .. these can still be disabled in the settings panel if you want Firefox and Thunderbird (should you install it) to use the system Gtk theme.
    • Two new Peppermint 10 wallpapers by Karl Schneider (default and alternative).
    • Four additional Ray Bilcliff wallpapers.
    • New plymouth startup/shutdown screen.
    • New login/lock screen background image (also by Karl Schneider).

Please also see the release note for Peppermint 10:

As with previous releases we invite you to compare Peppermint to other operating systems, we are confident you will be impressed. To take the Peppermint 10 out for a test drive, please visit our website at where you can download it for free. If you need help installing the Peppermint 10, 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

59 Responses

  1. Johan B.

    Awesome! Going to download it now. Can’t wait to try it out. Thanks Mark and all who made it possible.

    • Mark Greaves

      Cheers Johan, as one of our main Peppaholics if you’re not happy we’re not doing it right :)

    • Peppermint 10 64-bit runs almost seamlessly on my low-end Celeron Acer laptop with few hiccups. I love it! :)

      • Mark Greaves

        Thanks Angie, great to hear you’re enjoying Peppermint and thanks for the feedback :)

  2. Michael

    How do I change the font size for the desktop? I have set the default font so I can read it but that action does not change the desktop font size. Otherwise, a well done distribution. Thank you.

    • Mark Greaves

      Hi Michael,
      You have 2 options in Peppermint 10
      a) Use the Menu > Settings > Font DPI Settings utility
      b) to adjust JUST the desktop font, use Menu > System > dConf Editor
      navigate to the key org.nemo.desktop.font
      and change the font/size there.

      In future, can you please ask support type questions on our forum:
      it’s better laid out for this type of question (specially where any diagnosis has to take place) and you’ll usually get a faster response :)

  3. This is exciting news! I’ll be downloading it this weekend. The release note features look really good!

  4. Luís Rodrigues

    Is it possible to update from 9 to 10 or just with a fresh install?

  5. Karl Schneider

    I’m building a new Ryzen system. All parts arrive tomorrow. Peppermint 10 will have it’s own dedicated SSD.

    • Mark Greaves

      Go Karl,
      Peppermint on an SSD in a Ryzen system .. planning on warping time ?
      Does that mean the Peppermint 11 artwork will be/was finished before I was born ?

  6. wizardfromoz

    G’day Mark – downloading Pep 10 momentarily, I have been a fan since 6. I’ll take it for a spin for a couple of weeks, and likely write a Review on it for my HQ at I would be surprised if it is not favourable :)


    • Mark Greaves

      Hiya wizardfromoz, thanks very much for the feedback, we’ll look forward to your review over at and hope you like what you see :)

  7. Bruno P.

    Hi Mark, wonderful to see a new release. Always exciting and we all know we can count on a stable
    OS. Thanks for your hard work and hope EB (Ooon the Pepp) can one day become your spokesperson lol…

    • Mark Greaves

      Thanks Bruno, EB would rather stay independent and unbiased (as if) .. but for now he’s certainly our #1 champion :)

  8. Paul Dufresne

    That’s the second times I try to download it today. From 2 computers at different places (home & Library).
    The download would failed around 1.45Gb. Trying to finish the download failed.
    The link I used is:

  9. Paul Dufresne

    More precisely:
    My file size is: 1,35 Go (1 458 618 368 octets)
    and I checked md5sum anyway and it was wrong.

  10. What is the ‘secret’ to install Peppermint 10 on an older Mac Mini (2009 Intel 2.53Ghz Core 2 Duo w/8Gb RAM, 640Gb HD and a NVidia GeForce 9400/256Mb Video RAM) … I currently have it partitioned with /dev/sda1 bios grub 1Mb, /dev/sda2 ext4 mount point / – size= 600Gb, /dev/sda3 efi 20Gb, /dev/sda4 swap 20Gb) … right as I am selecting to install (erase all and install option), I get an error message that says ” The partition /dev/sda2 (The ext4 600Gb partition) assigned to / starts at an offset of 3072 bytes from the minimum alignment for this disk, which may lead to poor performance. Since you are formatting this partition, you should correct this problem now by realigning the partition, as it will be difficult to change later. To do this, got back to the main partitioning menu, delete the partition, and recreate it in the same position with the same settings. THis will cause the partition to start at a point best suited for this disk.” I tried this, but no avail. Still won’t let me past this point onto installing. HELP :)

    • I don’t know what ramifications this may have (newbie) but changing the /dev/sda2 from ext4 to ext2 allowed me to get past the install error and it is now installing Peppermint 10 :) Hmmm … what is the downside of using ext2 ??

      • Mark Greaves

        Non-journaled file systems such as EXT2 will not be fault resistant as EXT4 .. but in average everyday desktop/laptop use you’ll likely see little difference.

        If you find you require technical assistance, can I gently steer you towards or support forum:
        which is much better geared towards technical help .. TIA :)

  11. Superoyster

    Amazing….as usual, best distro….thank u guys….

    • Mark Greaves

      You’re most welcome Superoyster, and thank YOU for the feedback :)

  12. Mirsonni

    Hey guys!

    I’ve been in Linux for 13 years now. As with many other people, I started in Linux with Dapper Drake back in 2006. I have changed many distros since then, including Ubuntu proper, Xubuntu, Ubuntu Mate, Linux Mint, Manjaro Gnome, Solus, Lubuntu and so on. But there’s only one distribution that I have been using for quite some time and it is – of course – Peppermint OS, Eight, Nine and making plans to install Ten now. It stopped my distro-hopping!

    Guys, thanx for your hard work and I wish you all the best!


    • Mark Greaves

      Thanks for the feedback Mirsonni, great to hear Peppermint was like penicillin for your hopatitis :)

  13. Tony Rawlings

    Seems to have gone back to the Stone Age when it comes to setting up the printer. Bog standard Epson, still can’t set up. Fedora and Ubuntu immediately find my printer.

    • Mark Greaves

      Hi Tony, can you please raise this on the support forum where we’ll be happy to assist:
      When posting, can you please mention the model of printer, and which version of Ubuntu it worked under.
      TIA :)

  14. carlos sciangula

    cunado resuelven el efecto tearing

    • Mark Greaves

      If you’re suffering screen tearing please raise the issue on our support forum
      mentioning which graphics hardware you have, and we’ll try to figure out the best fix.
      Thanks in advance :)

  15. carlos sciangula

    tengo 4 pc 3 intel 2core . y 1amd y las cuatro hace el defecto y probe linux mint y por defecto ya biene corregido , al parecer trabajan con esta correccion vsync opengl-swc –

  16. carlos sciangula

    no se si se tradujo bien,pero repito hablo de linux mint 19.1 ya biene con correccion.mi pregunta es por que no es corrige , ademas lo instale en varias maquinas mas ,me refiero a peppermint y en todas produce el defecto.

  17. carlos sciangula

    lo que yo hago pare solucion el problema es instalar compton y luego compton –backend glx –paint-on-overlay –vsync opengl-swc .pero esto lo hace mas pesado en aquinas con pocos recursos. desde ya doy gracias , y por fabor tenganme paciencia.

  18. carlos sciangula

    yo lo plantea aqui por que no puedo entran en el foro, y no se por que.

  19. carlos sciangula


  20. Henrik Christiansen

    Hi Team Peppermint
    Thank you so much for yet another wonderful release :-)

    Keep up the excellent work!

    Best Regards

  21. Hello,

    I really love Peppermint OS, but I have one big wish: Please, implement the Calamares system installer in the future version(s) of Peppermint. The Calamaras installer is much, much better with UEFI and Secure Boot – this is my experience. Thank you! ;-)
    Greetings from Germany – Torsten

  22. Peter Urberg

    Greetings from Minnesota, USA. Peppermint OS is light years ahead of MS Windows and MAC OS, as it is considerate of the users available computer resources, and applies linux to fulfill their needs, either on their local machine, or via server driven websites. My only issue with it is that I haven’t figured out how to make light locker screensaver work. Xscreensaver seems to work on install.

    • Mark Greaves

      Thanks very much Peter praise indeed, if you’re still having problems with light-locker/xscreensaver please raise the issue on our support forum where we’ll do our very best to assist:

  23. 6/29/2019: Installed P10 32bit on two Pentium4 Dells (GX270 & Dim8200). Performance is fantastic, far better and safer than WinXP Pro, along side of which I installed P10 using the reliable multboot manager. The Dim8200 without a bios to handle USB boot caused some head scratching, but I surprisingly had Plop on a 3.5” floppy laying next to the PC, which allowed me to complete the second P10 install without a hitch. I have Win10 PCs which are powerhouse production machines, but I now have my old Dells back and I intend to use them daily! Specifically, having them as site specific browser tools will make them a pleasure to use, since SSB isn’t readily available on Win10 yet (no Ice)!
    A big thank you for P10 and for a job well done. Best Linux ever!

    • Mark Greaves

      Many thanks for the encouraging words Steve, great to hear you got Peppermint up and running using the Plop Bootmanager :)

  24. claudio paschoal

    Não consigo fazer o bluetooth funcionar, já desinstalei, instalei novamente e continua dizendo que há problemas com o blueman, na verdade, reconhece o dispositivo, conecta mas não reproduz o som! Help!

  25. I’ve been a fan of Peppermint since PM2. Running both a desktop and laptop system on PM9 and I think I’ll load an installation stick and upgrade to “10.” Great OS, it’s been a real seamless easy experience for many years, now. How long is support on this LTS version?

  26. I have a trouble with HD video rendering- 720p & 1080p . I see weird thin Horizontal line separating video be it on firefox or on vlc… I had no issues with Linux Mint Cinnamon Definitely its not H-W issue.. for sure..
    My specs are (SVE14A25CNB–upgraded to ssd & ram)
    i5 3210m 3.1Ghz max 2-Core + Hyperthreaded to 4
    8gb Ddr3 1600Mhz Ram
    AMD Radeon 7670M 2gb Vram
    240gb SATA// 750GB HDD..1600×900 TFT Display

    • Mark Greaves

      Most likely screen tearing caused by the xfwm4 compositor which can easily be switched off (automatically switching you to compton as the compositor), can you please raise this issue on our support forum:
      where we’ll be happy to try assist .. TIA :)

  27. What would be a benefit of switching from Lubuntu to Peppermint? I’m running an old Win7 PC that I’m trying to get some use out of (as well as Win 7 sunsets at the end of the year). I’ve got Lubuntu on it but curious if Peppermint is any better? Or additional features not available on Lubuntu.

    • Mark Greaves

      That’s a hard question to answer .. there are no benefits if you prefer Lubuntu, plenty if you prefer Peppermint.
      Why not try Peppermint on a LiveUSB first and see which you prefer.

  28. Kirk Lazarus

    Pmint10 is fantastic and fast on Pentium4/2GB/200GB and Pent4/1GB/180GB Dell PCs. Then I installed Pmint6 on Pent3/640MB/13GB Dell XPS, which ran great and had ecryptfs’d my /home folder and snapshot partition, which Pmint10 could not (no option on install except for turning whole system file into LUK!
    So, now I researched issue and decided to go with Pmint8 on the faster Dell PCs, because it did allow the ecryptfs setup of /home folder and my snapshot partition for Timeshift backups.
    I hope someday before LTS support expires in 2021 that Pmint11 fixes this shortcoming of a lack of encryption for /home during the OS installation.
    Otherwise Pmint10 and 9 were great upgrades regarding look and feel.

  29. how do I uninstall VLC?:

    • Mark Greaves

      VLC isn’t installed in Peppermint 10 (?)

      But if you’ve installed it, try running
      sudo apt-get remove vlc

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