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by tascoast
Sat May 19, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: 100 percent newbie
Replies: 15
Views: 428

Re: 100 percent newbie

More specifically, I would use Gparted to create a 'root' (aprox 15-20GB) and 'home' (20GB would be heaps unless using VMs or large files) partition, along with a Swap partition of the same size as rAM available. (eg. 4 GB RAM = 4GB Swap partition. Gparted allows you to set the type to swap when you...
by tascoast
Thu May 17, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: 100 percent newbie
Replies: 15
Views: 428

Re: 100 percent newbie

I migrated from XP to dual booting with Mepis, then subsequent versions of MX, eventually resigning XP to a Virtual Box VMachine and haven't used it in a long time now. However, doing the good CC and Defrag as suggested, XP runs happily with MX from my experience. I recommend a 'Data' partition for ...
by tascoast
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What's the meaning behind the codenames for MX and antiX?
Replies: 58
Views: 2320

Re: What's the meaning behind the codenames for MX and antiX?

εὕρηκα = Eureka I grew up in a Greek city called Melbourne :) (at least the part I lived in was quite popular with the diaspora) Eureka, however, has particular historical meaning and the Eureka flag, recently appropriated by certain groups here, harks back to a violent gold field era confrontation...
by tascoast
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Community Fun
Topic: Have you seen this that just happened!?
Replies: 19
Views: 1108

Re: Have you seen this that just happened!?

There's also a space disco ball mirror floating around, potentially frustrating astronomers. I wonder if the convertible has one of those nodding dash figures, like a say a dog, or Elvis or a Bowie, perhaps?
by tascoast
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Bugs and Non-Package Requests Forum
Topic: MX-17_x64 Final : can't boot on multibootUSB
Replies: 5
Views: 330

Re: MX-17_x64 Final : can't boot on live-USB

I would recommend testing on a spare USB alone first, although some users familiar with multi-boot USB arrangements might have advice specific to that situation.

Welcome to the MX Forum too. :number1:
by tascoast
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: Conky CPU temperature issue - SOLVED
Replies: 35
Views: 1564

Re: Conky CPU temperature issue

Those are nice temps for an Intel processor! I'm getting 38C and 34C on a much cooler evening with light rain lingering after heavier falls during the day. I don't know if one CPU is shouldering more load or if it's simply thermodynamics and slight cooling differences, or even if the sensors are ca...
by tascoast
Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: Conky CPU temperature issue - SOLVED
Replies: 35
Views: 1564

Re: Conky CPU temperature issue

I googled and decided to just change numbers until I was seeing two different temperature readings of similar magnitude. I don't really understand the numbers I changed or the logic of, simply trying various....using 3 to get the other cpu temp output was the winning guess. I think I now have each C...
by tascoast
Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: Conky CPU temperature issue - SOLVED
Replies: 35
Views: 1564

Re: Conky CPU temperature issue

I've tried looking at the MX-17 Conky. I can make occasional sense of color/formatting via html, while picking out the odd command to get info for conky to display. Terminal output $ sensors coretemp-isa-0000 Adapter: ISA adapter Core 0: +43.0°C (high = +76.0°C, crit = +100.0°C) Core 1: +44.0°C (hig...
by tascoast
Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: MX 17 for video editing/graphics work
Replies: 7
Views: 707

Re: MX 17 for video editing/graphics work

I tried a live USB session and it looks and feels great but I don't really care for eye-candy and apparently some reviews focus a lot on that matter. So, I'm more interested on hearing about it's performance, workability for lazy-bones and the opinion of someone who works with graphics and video an...
by tascoast
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Keep mmikeinsantarosa and his family in your thoughts
Replies: 89
Views: 10200

Re: Keep mmikeinsantarosa and his family in your thoughts

Interesting read there. I sometimes enjoy a long New Yorker article, even though geography and media here are far apart. The majority of the Australian landscape is reputedly worn down over long ages, once soaring ranges now barely discernible, occasional rocky remains. Tasmania perhaps shows the mo...

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