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by entropyfoe
Wed May 23, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Installation
Topic: Step by step for personal MX installation ISO ???
Replies: 25
Views: 703

Re: Step by step for personal MX installation ISO ???

The stick was ntfs formatted. Did you reformat it during the iso burn?

Are ntfs formatted USP drives workable, I thought fat or ext was recommended.
I' m sure there is a wonderful manual or wiki entry for this.....
by entropyfoe
Thu May 17, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: MX Snappshot tool - create a small ISO -file
Replies: 11
Views: 398

Re: MX Snappshot tool - create a small ISO -file

Why use the old MX-16? If you want a smaller .iso, you should look into antiX, where the distro is smaller to start, is made for older machines, and is offered in several flavors to enable smaller custom versions, like the antiX base, where you start minimal, and add just what you need. See: https:/...
by entropyfoe
Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Where to set swappiness? [SOLVED]
Replies: 21
Views: 563

Re: Where to set swappiness?

It probably won't save because you have to be root to edit system files.

You should be able to right-click the file, and from the Thunar menu, select edit as root.

Make the change and SAVE.
by entropyfoe
Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Where to set swappiness? [SOLVED]
Replies: 21
Views: 563

Re: Where to set swappiness?

See the swappiness mega-thread

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=38260

If you have a SSD and lots of RAM (>8G) set it to zero.
Lots of RAM and rotating drive, set it to one.

With less RAM, like 4Gig or lower, experiment, 10 is a good number.
How much RAM do you have?
by entropyfoe
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: 5 Sec.-fastest boot of all linux op. systems
Replies: 9
Views: 337

Re: 5 Sec.-fastest boot of all linux op. systems

Good point, I should time it from the grub.

I will try that next time I actually reboot. ;)
by entropyfoe
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: 5 Sec.-fastest boot of all linux op. systems
Replies: 9
Views: 337

Re: 5 Sec.-fastest boot of all linux op. systems

I that a cold boot?

Wow, that is fast. My sig system is more like 30 seconds, though most of that time seems to be a slow BIOS.

I rarely boot, over 40 days uptime. But sleep mode comes back in 4 seconds for the sound to start playing, and 6-8 seconds for the full functioning desk top.
by entropyfoe
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: 64-bit Newbies
Topic: RAM Utilisation :- Memory optimal using for Graphics and Media Creation
Replies: 13
Views: 706

Re: RAM Utilisation :- Memory optimal using for Graphics and Media Creation

Or via the GUI, Open a file manager (Thunar). Click on file system, then the folder /etc sort by name, and scroll down to you find sysctl.conf. Right click it and select edit as root ( a great tool built in MX) You may have to supply root credentials (as any form of editing a system control file wou...
by entropyfoe
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: 64-bit Newbies
Topic: RAM Utilisation :- Memory optimal using for Graphics and Media Creation
Replies: 13
Views: 706

Re: RAM Utilisation :- Memory optimal using for Graphics and Media Creation

set the vmswapiness to zero and see how the performance is.

Swapping can be slow, and give that jerky user interface.

Until all RAM is used, you will not know if there is enough for your desired applications. Having over a gig free sounds like all the swap can be put into RAM.
by entropyfoe
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Installation
Topic: MX 17.1 install fails at partitioning (probably due to NVME & UEFI)
Replies: 28
Views: 942

Re: MX 17.1 install fails at partitioning (probably due to NVME & UEFI)

For disk problems the first step is to go into the BIOS and see if the BIOS recognizes the drive properly. Sometimes there are options you can select in the BIOS that can work, like selecting the drive as a boot device...but first the BIOS has to recognize the drive. I had no special problems with m...
by entropyfoe
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Dual-boot MX-16 & 17 --> 16 user login disabled
Replies: 4
Views: 231

Re: Dual-boot MX-16 & 17 --> 16 user login disabled

fstab is corrupted, and /home can't be found.
This happened to me, and to Eadwine Rose else recently.

viewtopic.php?f=104&t=43972

Check /etc/fstab

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