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by entropyfoe
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Discuss init here if you wish
Replies: 23
Views: 624

Re: Discuss init here if you wish

I am certainly ignorant about the details of inits. I have read much controversy about systemd, and I am suspicious as an outsider to these battles. I do like the linux/unix philosophy of small programs that do one thing well and pipe together with other similar code. This simplicity has given us gr...
by entropyfoe
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Notre Dame on fire :(
Replies: 37
Views: 921

Re: Notre Dame on fire :(

Looked like some scaffolding was around the spire, was this some kind of construction caused fire?
by entropyfoe
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Hardware /Configuration
Topic: Success installing Canon Pixma TS5000 driver
Replies: 0
Views: 38

Success installing Canon Pixma TS5000 driver

I am trying to sent up a spare machine for my wife to try linux in the face of the Windows 7 upcoming end of support (Jan 2020). In the past printers have often been a stumbling block. Consulting the Wiki, the note that getting Canon printers working can be tricky under linux. (I know, I should have...
by entropyfoe
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Hardware /Configuration
Topic: Who is using SSD's?
Replies: 53
Views: 1561

Re: Who is using SSD's?

I use SSDs for speed where they are best and rotating disks for back-up where they are best. SSD need the power to be on for data retention long term, so best for on-line hot storage of the OS and programs etc. But for archiving with power off, they can lose data. So I have rotating drives that I ke...
by entropyfoe
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Desktop Environment
Topic: Why XFCE?
Replies: 58
Views: 2428

Re: Why XFCE?

BV206, Same here, I like XFCE, and especially the MX implementation. You hit one of my wishes... I have tried many themes, but all of the bars across the top of the windows seem black or dark.(I have not explored ALL of them, but many) I like dark or black desk top wallpapers, so the title bars do n...
by entropyfoe
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Hardware /Configuration
Topic: [SOLVED] How can I see how much RAM I have?
Replies: 5
Views: 210

Re: [SOLVED] How can I see how much RAM I have?

Just type in the terminal (root not needed). -m gibes the RAM in megabytes. Your amount is on the top line, first value.
The top command will also show the RAM and amount used.

Code: Select all

free -m
by entropyfoe
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Disable or remove Swap
Replies: 16
Views: 684

Re: Disable or remove Swap

rs55, That's the swappiness I have mine set to. The value 1 is the lowest you can have without disabling swap all together, which is what I want. Swap if needed, but use RAM first. This weekend I noticed MX was using 6MB of swap, not wanting my SSD used for this, I would rather use my RAM, I did as ...
by entropyfoe
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: MX Kernel vs Antix Kernel
Replies: 50
Views: 2421

Re: MX Kernel vs Antix Kernel - 4.19 is LTS

4.19 is also a LTS kernel.

That's why I think it is such a good choice for MX 18.1 where stability is valued, and many run their installs for years before upgrading versions.
by entropyfoe
Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Desktop Environment
Topic: R.I.P Synaptic ?
Replies: 21
Views: 922

Re: R.I.P Synaptic ?

The way I see it, if Wayland is not compatible with synaptic, then Wayland is not ready for prime time.

Apparently Ubuntu agrees.
by entropyfoe
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Desktop Environment
Topic: R.I.P Synaptic ?
Replies: 21
Views: 922

Re: R.I.P Synaptic ?

d_O,

That's a good thing, I use synaptic all the time, it has never failed me in all dependency resolutions and secure updates.

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