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by tascoast
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Website
Topic: A New MX/ antiX Wiki?
Replies: 50
Views: 3876

Re: A New MX/ antiX Wiki?

What about a simple Beta Wiki thread or compilation of useful solutions to various scenarios? Tips and Tricks orientated perhaps as mentioned? Anyway, something relatively simple in practice that can refined later. There does seem to be a lot of good content in existing threads that could be distill...
by tascoast
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Millennial Dads and DIY
Replies: 17
Views: 1205

Re: Millennial Dads and DIY

"But not these guys. A pair of pliers, a bit of wire and an axe will get them out of most situations." https://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-07-04/david-batty-one-of-the-mob-australian-story/7561464 Fencing wire and a pair of pliers are the traditional toolkit of the bush in Australia and part of folklor...
by tascoast
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Millennial Dads and DIY
Replies: 17
Views: 1205

Re: Millennial Dads and DIY

Necessity is a good, but not exclusive, motivation. I learned a lot keeping my first, already quite old, car running. Replacing many components, from exhaust to fuel pumps to brake seals, then eventually the whole motor into a newly repaired and painted body prepared me for getting a working pc from...
by tascoast
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: What opinion do you have on the Cloud?
Replies: 41
Views: 1968

Re: What opinion do you have on the Cloud?

Aren't servers getting smaller, requiring less power over time? I expect that trend will continue.
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by tascoast
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: What opinion do you have on the Cloud?
Replies: 41
Views: 1968

Re: What opinion do you have on the Cloud?

Without a dramatic reduction in the energy required to both maintain cloud services and keep them sufficiently cool, a significant proportion of the global power generation capacity will increasingly service this purpose. It is simply unsustainable. I understand the convenience of access and seamles...
by tascoast
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Hardware /Configuration
Topic: Netbook Display: windows exceeding dimensions [Solved]
Replies: 5
Views: 700

Re: Netbook Display: windows exceeding dimensions

I use the right "alt" key, which while holding down allows you to drag the window. I also use fluxbox and antiX on such machines. which has a setting to remember resized windows automatically. very handy. I occasionally get a gtk3 window that is too big even on my 1600x900 screen, so the right alt ...
by tascoast
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Hardware /Configuration
Topic: Netbook Display: windows exceeding dimensions [Solved]
Replies: 5
Views: 700

Netbook Display: windows exceeding dimensions [Solved]

I've been working on a Toshiba netbook. The display is too small for windows like MX Tools and Orange Clock preferences, to give a couple of examples of instances where resizing is not possible and some portions remain inaccessible. With inxi -F posted below, I wonder if anyone has similar issues an...
by tascoast
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Community Fun
Topic: Any other readers here?
Replies: 16
Views: 1131

Re: Any other readers here?

I enjoyed the Flashman novels for their ribald and historical content. Ripping yarns, you might say. There is one set in Madagascar (I think, or Mauritius) where he ends up in the queen's rather personal service. Lately I've read many of the early accounts of exploration in Australia, most recently ...
by tascoast
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: MX NOT Living Up To The Hype
Replies: 25
Views: 2307

Re: MX NOT Living Up To The Hype

I have long used a shared Data partition, when dual booting with MS and since using Linux exclusively. By habit I use a NTFS format for this. So long as I auto-mount from each installed distro, the rest is easy. The bonus is that Linux installs can be more compact, not requiring large storage capaci...
by tascoast
Fri May 31, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: How to create Live USB with persistence
Replies: 2
Views: 529

Re: How to create Live USB with persistence

Watching https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoEKnI1x6Ok&feature=youtu.be will give you a good idea of how and what to expect when you want to enable persistence with a Live MX USB. I tend to use the F-5 persist all option when booting via a MX Live USB, which is also what I call the express approach to...

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