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by uncle mark
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Upgrade question
Replies: 14
Views: 800

Re: Upgrade question

BitJam wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:45 pm
Are timeshifts kept in a standard location? If so then maybe we can exclude that location by default.
This is what makes this group of developers so great. BJ sees how the software can catch people unawares, and proactively suggests a fix, that he himself would be responsible for implementing.
by uncle mark
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Tips&Tricks
Topic: "Fixing" problem USBs
Replies: 25
Views: 1066

Re: "Fixing" problem USBs

I always use dd to write zeros to the entire drive, then use gparted to write a new msdos partition table and format to fat32.
by uncle mark
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Community Fun
Topic: My cat has had an operation on the 11th of June
Replies: 74
Views: 2339

Re: My cat will get operated on tomorrow...

Just wanting to get good thoughts my way.. or rather.. my cat's way. Doerak (Rascal in English) will have to stay sober tonight, and tomorrow morning he needs to be at the vet between 8 and 8:30. He lost the crown of a tooth and the nerve is open in his mouth.. that HAS to hurt. So.. we arranged fo...
by uncle mark
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: What opinion do you have on the Cloud?
Replies: 41
Views: 2043

Re: What opinion do you have on the Cloud?

But, in the end it does just mean 'someone else's computer' . I don't take it on faith that any of my personal data will be private and secure unless I encrypt it myself. [...] I am quite happy backing things up locally. Something always on, available from anywhere on a range of devices? Sure thing...
by uncle mark
Thu May 30, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bad News For Chrome Users
Replies: 25
Views: 2794

Re: Bad News For Chrome Users

Not a Chrome user, I've been using Fx for so long and with the same addons and customizations and configs that I'd have to go into therapy if I was forced to switch. That said, a good hosts fire will take care of the vast vast majority of ads and other objectionable web content. I've been using MSVP...
by uncle mark
Mon May 20, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Systemd free MX19?
Replies: 85
Views: 4551

Re: Systemd free MX19?

BitJam wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 12:01 am
Any sufficiently advanced far-sighted pragmatism is indistinguishable from idealism.
Sounds like magic to me.
by uncle mark
Sat May 18, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Systemd free MX19?
Replies: 85
Views: 4551

Re: Systemd free MX19?

Idealogically I want no systemd. Pragmatically I'm booting into it right now because without it my wifi is wonky. This is going to be a big choice for MX very soon. I'll use MX with or without systemd where I can. But if sysVinit gets in my way I'll have to use something else. Ideology is the enemy...
by uncle mark
Sat May 18, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Systemd free MX19?
Replies: 85
Views: 4551

Re: Systemd free MX19?

I guess I understand at a shallow level the technical/philosophical/political objections to systemd, but as an unsophisticated run-of-the-mill user, I don't see what all the fuss is about. I long ago gave up on tilting at windmills and worrying over unknown unknowns, and today just want my machines ...
by uncle mark
Sat May 18, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Hardware /Configuration
Topic: Who is using SSD's?
Replies: 130
Views: 11138

Re: Who is using SSD's?

With the HDD it was 1 minute 30 seconds, with the SSD it's now 1 minute 11 seconds. It's fast er but not what I would call exactly fast. I'm a bit disappointed, but I suppose even a fast drive isn't going to make a slow computer become fast. It is what it is: 32-bit, 1.6GHz Atom CPU, 2GB DDR2 800MH...
by uncle mark
Fri May 17, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: What to do after installing?
Replies: 18
Views: 1097

Re: What to do after installing?

I am fairly new to mx linux. I installed it fresh on my acer aspire a515-51. I have an intel 7200u processor, and was wondering if there was anything I should do after a fresh install. What you should do (IMO) is take some time to familiarize yourself with MX as it is OOTB. You'll have plenty of ti...

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