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by KBD
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Discuss init here if you wish
Replies: 23
Views: 562

Re: Discuss init here if you wish

OTOH, we have gotten complaints from at least one prominent reviewer about the flood of text at boot time. We are looking into an innocuous way of hiding it that lets you easily switch back and forth to see the flood of text. I don't mind the text, but Mint Debian just has a black screen with a Min...
by KBD
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Laptop died
Replies: 10
Views: 170

Re: Laptop died

Sorry to hear about the accident. Thinkpads. I've owned 7 and they are durable, Linux friendly, and they take a beating. There are youtube videos of people pouring water on Thinkpads while they are running--I don't recommend trying it. I got all of mine off of Ebay, but they are everywhere. These ar...
by KBD
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Discuss init here if you wish
Replies: 23
Views: 562

Re: Discuss init here if you wish

I like the init system MX uses. I used to like the init system Ubuntu used. Even on old hardware Ubuntu seemed to boot fast before changing to systemd. The big "selling point" of systemd supposedly was speeding up boot time. I don't know if they were lying or just deluded about systemd. Ubuntu shoul...
by KBD
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What init system do you use on MX, the default (sysVinit) or systemd?
Replies: 34
Views: 2133

Re: What init system do you use on MX, the default (sysVinit) or systemd?

Here is just one issue I've run into with systemd, the dreaded 1min 30s delay at boot because systemd doesn't like that swap got moved or changed: https://forum.mxlinux.org/viewtopic.php?f=108&t=45816&p=454939&hilit=a+job+is+running+uuid#p454939 As asqwerth noted: This is an annoying known systemd i...
by KBD
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Security on travel computer
Replies: 15
Views: 1524

Re: Security on travel computer

I like a Chromebook when I travel. Nothing is stored on it. The device is lightweight and good battery life. If it's stolen they won't be getting a $1000 laptop. Everything is done in the cloud. (and yes, I know Google sucks). Edit: I should add I generally also carry MX full install on a usb stick,...
by KBD
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Countdown from 100 -> 20 --> #1
Replies: 34
Views: 1460

Re: Countdown from 100 -> 20 --> #1

I was just there and saw that. MX is far ahead on the 3 month average.
by KBD
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: More from Dedo
Replies: 59
Views: 1667

Re: More from Dedo

MX and its folks aren't going anywhere. They stuck together even after SimplyMEPIS died. How many groups do that? Then they started their own distro built with help from AntiX. This is not a "fly by night" group :)
by KBD
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: What init system do you use on MX, the default (sysVinit) or systemd?
Replies: 34
Views: 2133

Re: What init system do you use on MX, the default (sysVinit) or systemd?

When I first heard about it and saw the uproar over systemd I was neutral as I didn't expect it to affect me. But as it rolled out into and through Ubuntu and its derivatives I started having issues, namely--slow boot. Then you get to run systemd analyze-blame. systemd is a behemoth that swallows up...
by KBD
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Hardware /Configuration
Topic: Grub and SSD
Replies: 4
Views: 139

Re: Grub and SSD

For what is worth, I have the same experience, but, SSD is Samsung and with another Linux, not MX. In my case, I'm guessing, the culprit is spinning HDD that I'm auto-mounting through fstab. SSD is sometimes just too fast, or spinner too slow. Maybe there is some 'wait' command pre boot for this, d...
by KBD
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Hardware /Configuration
Topic: Grub and SSD
Replies: 4
Views: 139

Re: Grub and SSD

You would "install" grub's boot loader to drive sdb this way: sudo grub-install /dev/sdb within running MX Linux ( on sda1) Now when booting from drive "sdb" grub will start and present "MX Linux"-grub -menu (from drive sda1). But as I said, without seeing the partition layout it might sound confus...

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