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by thomasl
Wed May 08, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Microsoft is going to ship a full Linux kernel Win10
Replies: 32
Views: 2190

Re: Microsoft is going to ship a full Linux kernel Win10

Not only is MS adding a real Linux kernel to their WSL, they will also be releasing a new 5.0 version of .Net. Take this quote from https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/introducing-net-5/ : Today, we’re announcing that the next release after .NET Core 3.0 will be .NET 5. This will be the next big r...
by thomasl
Sat May 04, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Hardware /Configuration
Topic: Gigabit LAN only 100Mbps [Solved]
Replies: 10
Views: 622

Re: Gigabit LAN only 100Mbps

This happened to me as well and after a few fruitless software-based attempts to solve the problem it turned to be an old Cat5E cable between router and PC. So make sure the cable (and the plugs) are up to the job.
by thomasl
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Snapshot as live persistent usb system
Replies: 6
Views: 528

Re: Snapshot as live persistent usb system

rootfs max size is somehow related to avaialable ram. That's definitely true for dynamic root persistence as the contents of the rootfs file are copied to RAM. However, I was under the impression that static root persistence does allow a bigger-than-RAM rootfs as this is accessed directly. Is that ...
by thomasl
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Community Repository (CR)
Topic: Foobar2000
Replies: 4
Views: 357

Re: Foobar2000

foobar2000 is a Windows app that will run on wine. I think those packages you see for Ubuntu are snap packages with all the required bits (ie wine and foobar2000 in one install). If you're talking about such a package then have a look at this, for instance: http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2018/0...
by thomasl
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Tips&Tricks
Topic: Single-pixel window borders and similar situations
Replies: 8
Views: 674

Re: Single-pixel window borders and similar situations

I use a fat-bordered theme like the City or Nu ones (in the repos now), myself. Alas, the themes I prefer come thin-bordered (I will eventually look into editing them but for the time being I just leave them as-is). And, as I said, the main problem isn't the borders themselves. It's more those mova...
by thomasl
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Strange root persistence failure
Replies: 2
Views: 243

Re: Strange root persistence failure

The editing of those Daloa theme files was just an example (and it was a theme that came with MX). As to locale I never change that. It has remained the same (en_GB.UTF-8) since I installed the system sometime in February 2019. This exact problem also happened (twice so far) to my xfce4-terminal set...
by thomasl
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Strange root persistence failure
Replies: 2
Views: 243

Strange root persistence failure

I am observing a strange persistence failure (that's with dynamic root persistence). The problem happens only rarely and I have no idea at all what might be the reason for it. What happens is this. I change some file (for instance, I have just changed the Daloa window manager theme) and I run a pers...
by thomasl
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Tips&Tricks
Topic: Single-pixel window borders and similar situations
Replies: 8
Views: 674

Single-pixel window borders and similar situations

A mildly annoying feature of some UI themes is the tiny window border. I know about Alt-F8 which for some reason isn't working here, and Alt-RightClick which can deal with window borders but not other UI elements with single-pixel sizing areas (ie for resizing panels etc). If you put the following c...
by thomasl
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Hardware /Configuration
Topic: One external SSD with OS usable on multiple computers?
Replies: 6
Views: 407

Re: One external SSD with OS usable on multiple computers?

FWIW here's my experience with a frugal MX install (with dynamic root persistence) on various PCs. I started Feb 2018 with MX-17/64-bit on a ToshR950 laptop, dual-booting Windows 7 and the frugal MX installed on an NTFS partition. A few months later I copied the exact same frugal install (basically ...
by thomasl
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Linux Live Kit
Replies: 0
Views: 395

Linux Live Kit

I have not seen this tool mentioned in the MX forum. From the site: Linux Live Kit is a set of shell scripts which allows you to create your own Live Linux from an already installed Linux distribution. The Live system you create will be bootable from CD-ROM or USB Flash Drive. Obviously MX already h...

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