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by ChrisUK
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ad blocking extension
Replies: 6
Views: 213

Re: Ad blocking extension

Although I see no problem with the program (Open Source etc), I also see no need for it... uBlock Origin has a default easy mode, and a more advanced mode (I'm guessing many of us long-term users use the advanced mode). Then again, I guess "pretty colours and icons" are good for new users. Don't for...
by ChrisUK
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: CR Discussion
Topic: Packages being worked on by the Repo Team
Replies: 1170
Views: 118647

Re: Packages being worked on by the Repo Team

For what it's worth, gnome-activity-journal does not install (17.1)l. I have tried using the deb file for stretch located on debian and it fails on dependencies. I know this is not exactly a repo issue but it is a package I personally like to use as a breadcrumb trail when I'm lost or have lost som...
by ChrisUK
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tomorrow is the big day!
Replies: 19
Views: 1073

Re: Tomorrow is the big day!

yeah but it's only the number of times each page has been viewed. not downloads. True, but it's encouragement for a relatively-small team that produces and supports MX Linux. Ubuntu is supported by Canonical - Linux Mint is supported by regular $10,000 a month donations (although only $7,500 last m...
by ChrisUK
Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Search User Manual from Whisker Menu
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Search User Manual from Whisker Menu

As is the case on most Linux forums, often the answer to a question is in the Manual. I'm not saying we should return to the days of "RTFM", but I was wondering if there's another way to make it easier for newbies to find answers to common questions. OK, I know that searching the forum is a good sta...
by ChrisUK
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Community Fun
Topic: The old ones are the best ;)
Replies: 3
Views: 256

Re: The old ones are the best ;)

Yeah, I used to like Jasper Carrot. Although rather unfashionable in these times of "Political correctness", I also liked Bernard Manning, not a "nice" man, but could make me cry with laughter. (I won't post any links, as most of my favourite jokes are not for the young or faint-hearted ;))
by ChrisUK
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Testimonials
Topic: Magazine's approval!
Replies: 8
Views: 330

Re: Magazine's approval!

Onwards and upwards... Although I'd probably favour Antix over MX for limited hardware; I see no reason MX shouldn't be up in the "Beginner" category as well. And thinking about it... the way the devs "work their socks off" keeping packages up-to-date (backporting from Buster etc), it could probably...
by ChrisUK
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Community Fun
Topic: The old ones are the best ;)
Replies: 3
Views: 256

Re: The old ones are the best ;)

OK, I thought maybe others would add a few jokes... I was wrong ;) I'll add one more oldie and I'll quit: ------------------------------------------------------ I saw this very elderly man sitting by the side of the road, crying. "What's wrong, mate; are you OK?", I asked. He shook his head. "Nowher...
by ChrisUK
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Community Fun
Topic: The old ones are the best ;)
Replies: 3
Views: 256

The old ones are the best ;)

This may not work, but I had 10 minutes to waste ;) I was at the Airport when I saw this man struggling with two huge suitcases... dragging them behind him, each arm dragging a suitcase. But he seemed happy enough, and I wanted to know the time... so I asked him. He stopped - tapped his Watch - said...
by ChrisUK
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: rkhunter no long updating under MX Linux
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Re: rkhunter no long updating under MX Linux

Apparently, it was a change made by the Debian maintainer... I've not got it installed ATM, so I can't check, but try editing the /etc/rkhunter.conf file as follows (you'll need root privileges): Change UPDATE_MIRRORS=0 to UPDATE_MIRRORS=1 MIRRORS_MODE=1 to MIRRORS_MODE=0 WEB_CMD="/bin/false" to WEB...
by ChrisUK
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: MX Package Installer not building/rebuilding dkms modules after Kernel install
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Re: MX Package Installer not building/rebuilding dkms modules after Kernel install

I can't check this ATM (I'm trying to check different kernels and how they work with my firejail setup, as I think there's compatibility problems with some kernel series), but I think that the /usr/share/mx-packageinstaller-pkglist/rebuild_dkms_packages.sh when it was called, only rebuilt the module...

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