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by old_guy
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Combine Several .doc Files to One?
Replies: 12
Views: 249

Re: Combine Several .doc Files to One?

NevilsStation That won't work. The unix/linux commands like cat work with plain text files .Your .doc files have many many format commands included that can't be handled. To see, try to open one of your .doc files in featherpad. You will have to cut/paste the contents of each .doc file into one new ...
by old_guy
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: snapshots with nvidia
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Re: snapshots with nvidia

Thanks for the reply -------but: I'm not going to worry with the old machine - takes too long to make snapshots. The new machine had an xorg.conf file, but I deleted it to see if it was needed - was not. I rebooted in "safe" and later "failsafe", neither got to a desktop. Tried commenting out the li...
by old_guy
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: snapshots with nvidia
Replies: 2
Views: 109

snapshots with nvidia

I have been using MX17 on 3 machines and have made snapshots on them, both preserving accounts (for backup) and resetting accounts (for new installs) with no problems. On the two machines with Nvidia graphics I have used the nouveau driver which has worked well. The other day I installed MX (differe...
by old_guy
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: ssd trim <Answered>
Replies: 18
Views: 624

Re: ssd trim

Thanks everyone for the suggestions (especially to read the manual - I did!). So how about to my original question: "I don't keep my system on all the time and don't know when/how cron runs, so my question is how should I run trim (fstrim-mx) on my machine?" If my machine is not on when cron is supp...
by old_guy
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: ssd trim <Answered>
Replies: 18
Views: 624

Re: ssd trim

Thanks All I'm checking all the suggestions and will accept any more. Looking online much info is more than a few years old. What I got was a Samsung 860 EVO 500GB. I partitioned it to hold several OS's and have a 4TB HD for data. Still sorting things out. I won't close this out just now. See if any...
by old_guy
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: ssd trim <Answered>
Replies: 18
Views: 624

ssd trim <Answered>

I just installed an ssd. I have my os on the ssd and my data on a hd. I read that you should run trim for the ssd and found that MX has fstrim-mx in /etc/cron.weekly. I don't keep my system on all the time and don't know when/how cron runs, so my question is how should I run trim (fstrim-mx) on my m...
by old_guy
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: modify basic firefox setup
Replies: 2
Views: 166

Re: modify basic firefox setup

Update

I found that I can add/change bookmarks in:
/opt/firefox/distribution/distribution.ini

Still looking/poking around.
by old_guy
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: modify basic firefox setup
Replies: 2
Views: 166

modify basic firefox setup

How would one modify the basic firefox setup that would be used for all new users on a new snapshot? If I copied my .mozilla to /etc/skel, would that cause some conflict with each user having the same xxx.default folder in their .mozilla directory?

Earl
by old_guy
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: update mx-live-usb-maker - SOLVED
Replies: 8
Views: 734

Re: update mx-live-usb-maker - SOLVED

Thanks everyone

sudo dpkg -i --force-overwrite /var/cache/apt/archives/mx-live-usb-maker_18.8_amd64.deb

fixed it
by old_guy
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: update mx-live-usb-maker - SOLVED
Replies: 8
Views: 734

update mx-live-usb-maker - SOLVED

The last update included:
mx-live-usb-maker 18.7 -to- 18.8

It fails with:
E: /tmp/apt-dpkg-install-If4mvM/4-mx-live-usb-maker_18.8_amd64.deb: trying to overwrite '/usr/share/pixmaps/drive-removable-media-usb.svg', which is also in package mx-live-usb-gui 0.2.9mx150+5
Earl

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