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by bwich12
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: How to add to the path? (solved)
Replies: 7
Views: 358

Re: adding to the path (solved)

Maybe try setting those in /etc/environment? I had already tried /etc/environment a while ago and it didn't work. I've rechecked now and found that it DOES work for root but not for normal users. (This is 64 bit MX-16.1.) I am amazed that Vincent17 got it to work with users. @Vincent17: You are rig...
by bwich12
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: [Solved] Removing samba also removes mx-apps and mx-system packages.
Replies: 13
Views: 657

Re: Removing samba also removes mx-apps and mx-system packages.

@mauser: You could run the samba stop command given by timkb4cq and compare ps outputs....? sudo /etc/init.d/samba stop @timkb4cq: I'm on MX-16 and the scripts in /etc/init.d are rwxr-xr-x, so I think for this sudo is not actually required?[/quote] EDIT: I've just checked and sudo IS indeed required...
by bwich12
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: [Solved] Removing samba also removes mx-apps and mx-system packages.
Replies: 13
Views: 657

Re: Removing samba also removes mx-apps and mx-system packages.

@mauser: You could run the samba stop command given by timkb4cq and compare ps outputs....?
timkb4cq wrote:sudo /etc/init.d/samba stop
@timkb4cq: I'm on MX-16 and the scripts in /etc/init.d are rwxr-xr-x, so I think for this sudo is not actually required?
by bwich12
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: How to add to the path? (solved)
Replies: 7
Views: 358

Re: adding to the path

I had a similar problem and despite spending some time in /etc and its various subdirectories I was not able to identify the location where PATH is set. See this post, it helped me to set my bash/zsh config files:
https://unix.stackexchange.com/question ... th-to-path
by bwich12
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: A capable hex disk/file editor
Replies: 0
Views: 141

A capable hex disk/file editor

I've just seen, by chance, that the guys whose hex disk/file editor I have been using in Windows for a good while also have a Linux version. I had a quick look and the Linux stuff seems quite similar to the Windows version. Recommended if you like to investigate the innards of your disks and file sy...
by bwich12
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: MX16.1 and persistence on read-only NTFS volumes
Replies: 0
Views: 140

MX16.1 and persistence on read-only NTFS volumes

(I assume this issue -- no rw access for NTFS rootfs files -- has been addressed in MX-17. Alas, with the current Meltdown/Spectre shenanigans and also with too many other things on my plate I will probably not be able to look into MX-17 this side of summer. So I am stuck with MX-16.1, updated from ...
by bwich12
Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Are symlinks transparent?
Replies: 0
Views: 193

Are symlinks transparent?

I have used and still use junctions and directory symbolic links extensively in my Windows setups. Basically they do the same as symlinks under Linux though there are subtle differences between the two Windows variants. I want to put some of those ideas to use under MX as well and prompted by https:...
by bwich12
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Suggestions on improving MX
Replies: 5
Views: 529

Re: Suggestions on improving MX

I think most of these suggestions make sense but this one is especially dear to my heart: 2) Apply patch to xorg-core to allow combinations with Ctrl+Shift when it's binded to keyboard switching shortcut Thanks for bringing that up! I miss this sorely as many of my old Windows shortcuts are Ctrl+Shi...
by bwich12
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Predicted RAM Requirements for the future
Replies: 18
Views: 1205

Re: Predicted RAM Requirements for the future

Ask Bill Gates, he knows a thing or two about RAM requirements. (Though it actually seems he never uttered this famous 640-KB quote.) Seriously, I think that we are SLOWLY getting to the point where both CPU performance and RAM requirements are reaching a plateau that is "good enough" for most peopl...
by bwich12
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Installation
Topic: Multi-boot Linux installation - some questions
Replies: 24
Views: 1910

Re: Multi-boot Linux installation - some questions

I too would welcome some advice on a separate data partition, partitions need tidying - when time allows. Here's what I do. As my PCs are dual-booting between Windows 7 and MX my data partition is NTFS-formatted and encrypted with VeraCrypt but that are details. I have two smallish partitions (less...

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