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by stevedude
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: SoftMaker Free Office now available
Replies: 10
Views: 348

Re: SoftMaker Free Office now available

This is my go-to Office software suite. I've used all of the Linux Office suites and I choose to use Softmaker's because I have a complicated formatted resume' done originally in Microsoft Office by a professional and Softmaker Free Office was the only Linux Suite to open it correctly with all of th...
by stevedude
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: [SOLVED] Upgrade to Buster Debian 10 Broke Login GUI
Replies: 16
Views: 1303

Re: [SOLVED] Upgrade to Buster Debian 10 Broke Login GUI

@asqwerth All of my repos now state 'Stretch' after them [except for some personal applications like MegaSync, etc] and the MX Repo Manager is a great tool to set them all back to default. I did not really use that tool before. Anyway, after running an update command, I only now show 13 packages to ...
by stevedude
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: [SOLVED] Upgrade to Buster Debian 10 Broke Login GUI
Replies: 16
Views: 1303

Re: Upgrade to Buster Debian 10 Broke Login GUI

@JayM et al., you guys nailed it. Along the way, I must have seen an application I wanted/needed and debian stable repository is listed within the MX Repo Manager and my inxi -r output. I'll take care of those now. Thanks D/O for the blog info, very helpful to know the upgrade path of MX Linux. This...
by stevedude
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: [SOLVED] Upgrade to Buster Debian 10 Broke Login GUI
Replies: 16
Views: 1303

Re: Upgrade to Buster Debian 10 Broke Login GUI

Next time, first check or ask in forum. Will do. I'm a creature of habit and when I see the MX Updater show updates, I typically install them. Thanks for the insight. My system is restored from a backup. One question though, since I'm relatively new to MX Linux, when will they incorporate a Debian ...
by stevedude
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: [SOLVED] Upgrade to Buster Debian 10 Broke Login GUI
Replies: 16
Views: 1303

Re: Upgrade to Buster Debian 10 Broke Login GUI

Last post for this evening - Will post other requests tomorrow, but this is what I am looking at: 1,950 Updates [refer to pic below]

Image

Mx Updater readout:

https://pastebin.com/raw/tzTnQzds
by stevedude
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: [SOLVED] Upgrade to Buster Debian 10 Broke Login GUI
Replies: 16
Views: 1303

[SOLVED] Upgrade to Buster Debian 10 Broke Login GUI

I received a notification to upgrade with the MX Updater, I provided the password and the upgrade commenced. Enclosed are pics of my inxi: https://i.imgur.com/dH8bJS2.jpg https://i.imgur.com/nX8QgdB.jpg I've been using MX Linux for almost a year now, but this is the first major upgrade I've had so I...
by stevedude
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: Office program choices
Replies: 13
Views: 1568

Re: Office program choices

I have to 'third' that notion. I'm also a FreeOffice (Softmake Office) user. I have literally tried all of the Linux offerings, LibreOffice, OnlyOffice, WPS, Zoho, Apache Open Office, Open365, Google, and a few others I can't even think of and FreeOffice by far supports Microsoft better (IMHO) than ...
by stevedude
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Desktop Environment
Topic: Folder Permissions Help
Replies: 3
Views: 483

Re: Folder Permissions Help

Thank you both for the assistance. I ran the permissions and then: steve@mx-linux:~/Downloads$ wine theword-setup-en.exe Without 'sudo' ;-) Making progress, but this is the terminal output: steve@mx-linux:~/Downloads$ wine theword-setup-en.exe wine: Unhandled page fault on read access to 0x00000008 ...
by stevedude
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Desktop Environment
Topic: Folder Permissions Help
Replies: 3
Views: 483

Folder Permissions Help

I've been running into issues installing Wine-based (Windows) programs. I have both Playonlinux and the propriety CrossOver installed on my system and they would not install my programs. I switched to a console and tried to install from a terminal and I received this strange message "wine: /home/ste...
by stevedude
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: [SOLVED] Recent Update Broke my GIMP application
Replies: 4
Views: 607

Re: Recent Update Broke my GIMP application

Installing GIMP from terminal: Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable distribution that some required packages have not yet been created or been moved out of Incoming. The following information may help to ...

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