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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: 248

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: 248

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: 459

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: 159

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.

https://forum.mxlinux.org/viewtopic.php?f=104&t=43972

Check /etc/fstab
by entropyfoe
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: SSDs as backup devices
Replies: 13
Views: 384

Re: SSDs as backup devices

I prefer SSDs for live data storage and rotating drives for powered off storage (back-ups). This policy splits data to devices where data security plays to the drives strong points. SSDs do have a powered off retention spec, and it is not infinite. [It depends on the use of the drive and temperature...
by entropyfoe
Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Hardware /Configuration
Topic: Mouse freezes every few seconds or minutes
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Re: Mouse freezes every few seconds or minutes

As Eadwine Rose wrote, your system may be being bogged down by a running process, excessive swapping, or lack of memory. top will show what processes are using your memory and cpu. Please post the output (enclose it with the "code" tag to save space) of inxi -F This will show the memory an...
by entropyfoe
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Installing a snapshot to hard drive
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Re: Installing a snapshot to hard drive

Yes the snapshot is an amazing tool.

I especially like when making the snapshot, it uses squashfs, which maxes my CPU out with 11 threads a 100% for about 4 minutes !
by entropyfoe
Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Hardware /Configuration
Topic: Ryzen 2400G with integrated Vega graphics... Tips?
Replies: 12
Views: 444

Re: Ryzen 2400G with integrated Vega graphics... Tips?

This thread from the ubuntu boys indicate that support for these APUs is not fully baked yet. From only 9 days ago... https://askubuntu.com/questions/1007350/what-is-needed-to-use-raven-ridge-ryzen-5-2400g?noredirect=1 You need a latest kernel (4.16 recommended as it has some Ryzen APU fixes and is ...
by entropyfoe
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: antiX
Topic: A (niche) AntiX rival?
Replies: 24
Views: 760

Re: A (niche) AntiX rival?

That's software from >4 years ago. Time to move on.
As has been written on this forum many times, if you structure your data correctly, it is not too difficult to upgrade.

And the security benefits alone should compel that anyway.
by entropyfoe
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: NVIDIA Drivers won't install
Replies: 25
Views: 389

Re: NVIDIA Drivers won't install

Are you using the nvidia installer tool from MX?
I have a similar system (different nvidia card) and the MX installer works well.

What are the errors when you install nvidia?

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