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by bwich12
Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:50 am
Forum: Testimonials
Topic: Why MX Linux is my favorite distro
Replies: 17
Views: 1140

Re: Why MX Linux is my favorite distro

I am currently in the process of switching away from Windows to Linux, with Win7 as my "final" Windows incarnation and MX-16 (after a stint with Arch and MX-15) my OS of choice, with Win7 running in a VM as fallback. To be completely frank, I would never go away from Windows if MS had not ...
by bwich12
Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:11 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: live-remaster and mx-snapshot
Replies: 8
Views: 387

Re: live-remaster and mx-snapshot

@skidoo: I knew that you would choke over that quote... that's why I put in the UTSL and that emoticon. I do appreciate your posts and you are of course under no obligation whatsoever to provide any sort of explanation (definitive or otherwise) for anything -- especially if you are, like me, not the...
by bwich12
Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:06 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: live-remaster and mx-snapshot
Replies: 8
Views: 387

Re: live-remaster and mx-snapshot

skidoo wrote:may be... PROBABLY... Likely... should be... some quirks...
IOW, nobody knows anything and it's back to good old UTSL. :p

Actually, the source for mx-snaphot is relatively easy to digest... it's live-remaster (and the files it sources) that give me headaches :confused:
by bwich12
Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:40 am
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: Suggestion: add boot parameter to switch persistence save mode
Replies: 6
Views: 192

Re: Suggestion: add boot parameter to switch persistence save mode

semi-automatic prompts at shutdown, will never write unless you explicitly tell it to do so. That's my default and it is mostly fine. The thing is that normally I do say Y to that prompt but sometimes I should say N but simply forget. IOW, this suggestion is more an attempt to protect me from my ow...
by bwich12
Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: Suggestion: add boot parameter to switch persistence save mode
Replies: 6
Views: 192

Re: Suggestion: add boot parameter to switch persistence save mode

Hm... my F4 menu shows stuff like checkmd5 or checkfs or various from= and hwclock= options but nothing to set the persistence save mode (I am not talking of setting any of the persistence file options, ie the persist=* parameter in F5).
by bwich12
Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: Suggestion: add boot parameter to switch persistence save mode
Replies: 6
Views: 192

Suggestion: add boot parameter to switch persistence save mode

I often find myself testing stuff for which my workflow is that I boot a Live USB into either no persistence at all or into root persistence in which case I have to remember later that I do not want to save my changes. So fr the latter case it would make things a bit easier if I could already set th...
by bwich12
Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Group "staff" vs "root"
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Re: Group "staff" vs "root"

Thanks DO. After some more fiddling with that I think you're right.

It seems I am also not able to change the group from staff to root for those links in /u/l/b. The command is accepted w/o error message but it does precisely nothing.
by bwich12
Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Group "staff" vs "root"
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Group "staff" vs "root"

I have added a few commands and links (ln -s) to /usr/local/bin. All the links are shown as root:staff in a terminal window (ie listed with ls) but as root:root in a Thunar properties window. I've googled and see that staff is a group that allows non-root users to add commands to /usr/local/bin. Fin...
by bwich12
Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Tips&Tricks
Topic: correct spacing in Thunar columns
Replies: 11
Views: 294

Re: correct spacing in Thunar columns

Hm... that's interesting. I also use the default light theme but nevertheless I went to MX Default Look and reselected this... and now it works. Go figure. EDIT: in Appearance I also changed themes from the Greybird theme to one of the Xfce themes... and that theme makes the lines disappear. Simple ...
by bwich12
Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Tips&Tricks
Topic: correct spacing in Thunar columns
Replies: 11
Views: 294

Re: correct spacing in Thunar columns

I have unticked that box as well but I still do not get those lines separating the columns which I see in Jerry3904's image. But never mind, it's not that much of a nuisance.

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