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by ChrisUK
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: CR Discussion
Topic: Distrowatch Ranking
Replies: 31
Views: 1054

Re: Distrowatch Ranking

No matter what anyone says, it's a reflection of the hard work put in by the Antix/MX team... well done. BTW, the Devs and Forum Staff are limited in numbers and can only do their best, any help given by others reading this thread could help to maintain the high quality of both distros. So... Artwor...
by ChrisUK
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: VPNs and MX
Replies: 13
Views: 748

Re: VPNs and MX

vpnbook (OpenVPN) no utility needed... runs and setup easily through networkmanager
by ChrisUK
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Chat
Topic: Linux Security in question.
Replies: 14
Views: 1485

Re: Linux Security in question.

rkhunter is probably more useful to servers than desktops, but either way, installing it and just running it isn't really much use - but, use it as intended after editing the .conf file, and it can indeed be useful. A couple of years ago, a user on another forum I'm a member of posted a short .pdf ...
by ChrisUK
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Color Log Files
Replies: 11
Views: 682

Re: Color Log Files

Yes... I tested it: What you put in your file test are, I suppose, ANSI escape sequences. The log files with embedded color, (/var/log/boot) appear to have control codes. echo -e $(cat /var/log/boot) doesn't work any better than cat, more, or less. Scratch that - I just noticed you've been given th...
by ChrisUK
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Remove Errant Launcher from Menu
Replies: 7
Views: 445

Re: Remove Errant Launcher from Menu

There's a a number of Menu Editors that can do what you want, and more - I use alacarte.

Type the following in the Terminal:

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sudo apt-get install alacarte
Or use Synaptic if you prefer.
by ChrisUK
Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Color Log Files
Replies: 11
Views: 682

Re: Color Log Files

figueroa wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:13 am
ChrisUK wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:52 am
What about

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echo -e $(cat yourfilename)
No sir, that does not work. Did you try that?
Yes... I tested it:
by ChrisUK
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Chat
Topic: Reliability tool for Linux?
Replies: 30
Views: 2431

Re: Reliability tool for Linux?

As has been said, most of the logs are meaningless to most users - the main use is for troubleshooting problems... no problems, no need to troubleshoot ;) You could just type: dmesg -T | grep -i --colour "error\|warn\|fail" into a terminal if you're curious, or if you have a problem. Running this s...
by ChrisUK
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Color Log Files
Replies: 11
Views: 682

Re: Color Log Files

What about

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echo -e $(cat yourfilename)
by ChrisUK
Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Reliability tool for Linux?
Replies: 30
Views: 2431

Re: Reliability tool for Linux?

As has been said, most of the logs are meaningless to most users - the main use is for troubleshooting problems... no problems, no need to troubleshoot ;)

You could just type:

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dmesg -T | grep -i --colour "error\|warn\|fail"
into a terminal if you're curious, or if you have a problem.
by ChrisUK
Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Unable to execute bash script from thunar
Replies: 3
Views: 405

Re: Unable to execute bash script from thunar

It's was a change made by Thunar devs...

You need to revert the change using XFCE Settings editor:

Have a look here. You'll need to add the /misc-exec-shell-scripts-by-default (don't miss out the leading forward slash at the start) by selecting New - Type as Boolean Value as True.

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