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by ChrisUK
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: Useful, but less well known programs
Replies: 1
Views: 160

Useful, but less well known programs

I thought this might be a good idea: Dstat Want to know what's doing what in your system? Dstat is a really great monitoring program that's in the repos that I don't see mentioned much... It tells you everything you could want to know about what is happening in your system - and all in colour ;) For...
by ChrisUK
Thu May 31, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: Aptik works better than I thought
Replies: 16
Views: 820

Re: Aptik works better than I thought

Aptik backups-up to a folder, so you can (and I do) copy that folder to other drives (I have backups of that folder on external drives). [...]So installing MX from scratch would provide the latest & greatest updates immediately, while using the saved Aptik output data afterwards, would then provide ...
by ChrisUK
Wed May 30, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: Aptik works better than I thought
Replies: 16
Views: 820

Aptik works better than I thought

I'm hoping this is the correct sub-forum for this... I know that Aptik is in the wiki, but I thought I'd mention that it performs better than the wiki suggests. I don't use Aptik normally, I clone my installs to different hardware using Timeshift, or I run a script after a clean install of a major v...
by ChrisUK
Sat May 26, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Bugs and Non-Package Requests Forum
Topic: BUG: mx-installer 18.4.04 wrong group-ownership of user-account
Replies: 24
Views: 802

Re: BUG: mx-installer 18.4.04 wrong group-ownership of user-account

I don't think it's the xdg-utils update... I do regular backups with Timeshift (which preserves permissions etc) - a random snapshot taken on 9th of May still has the group ID of 100 for Pictures etc. That was over two weeks before the aforementioned update. See attached - notice the correct group i...
by ChrisUK
Tue May 15, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Bugs and Non-Package Requests Forum
Topic: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles
Replies: 54
Views: 3127

Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

There isn't a perfect Linux Distro for the Desktop - unless all of the hardware manufacturers suddenly support Linux as they do Windows, and all devs from every distro get together and create a unified Linux Distro, there never will be... IMHO (I'm not saying this can or should happen) But, MX Linux...
by ChrisUK
Mon May 14, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Community Submissions
Topic: mx linux mate 17.1 tested for release
Replies: 11
Views: 436

Re: mx linux mate 17.1 tested for release

Maybe there's some confusion due to translation, but the link to a Warez site in post #4 doesn't bode well here...
by ChrisUK
Thu May 10, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: MX Linux saves the day for a Linux Mint user.
Replies: 9
Views: 623

Re: MX Linux saves the day for a Linux Mint user.

For future reference...

Most Distros (especially Debian-based like Mint) don't remove the old kernel when adding/updating a new one - the previous kernel should be accessible from the Grub menu under "Advanced options". So if it happens again, just boot from the old kernel ;)
by ChrisUK
Sun May 06, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: How to boot an ISO from grub menu? READ POST 1. SOLVED
Replies: 17
Views: 797

Re: How to boot an ISO from grub menu?

Assuming you've not fixed it yet: I was playing with booting a Siduction iso from Grub a while back... the following seemed to work: menuentry "Siduction grub_iso" --class dvd { set isofile="/miso/siduction-18.1.0-patience-xfce-amd64-201712310104" set dri="free" search --no-floppy -f --set=root $iso...
by ChrisUK
Thu May 03, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Spectre Next Generation
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Spectre Next Generation

I'm guessing not many will be surprised:

https://www.heise.de/ct/artikel/Exclusi ... 40648.html
by ChrisUK
Wed May 02, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Bugs and Non-Package Requests Forum
Topic: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles
Replies: 54
Views: 3127

Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

A quick fix (well, workaround) for a Black Screen on resume is to switch to a TTY and then TTY7 (or maybe TTY8). So CTRL-ALT-F1 then CTRL-ALT-F7... no need for a hard reset or REISUB. IME, it only happens with the older Kernels (4.9 and earlier)... changing to a later Kernel fixes the problem, but c...

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