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by entropyfoe
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MX Distro for "not new" users
Replies: 72
Views: 1489

Re: MX Distro for "not new" users

MX linux is great for beginners because of this forum.

If you come here as a newbie with a good attitude, people will help you with any problem, up from any level.
That is one great strength of MX linux.

Experts here have patience.
by entropyfoe
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: Can't burn IMG file
Replies: 6
Views: 130

Re: Can't burn IMG file

I have downloaded the latest Raspbian.img. The archive manager has trouble with it it seems. It takes for ever, and when it is un-zipped, I try to open the .img with k3b, and it says the file cannot be opened. So I tried renaming the .img to .iso, which took for ever, but still k3b could not open it...
by entropyfoe
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: DW: Musing on distros after prolonged use
Replies: 38
Views: 835

Re: DW: Musing on distros after prolonged use

I have to agree with KBD. Stability is the most important. And MX excels here, following onto the Mepis legacy. Uptimes are virtually unlimited (well I don't have a UPS) with MX 17/18, best was 147 days. No problems with accepting all updates (from the stable repos). And should something go badly: 1...
by entropyfoe
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: More testing for VLC 3.0.5?
Replies: 28
Views: 678

Re: More testing for VLC 3.0.5?


I had a few minutes spare last night so I grabbed 3.0.5 from the test repo and installed.

Out side of lots of packages, the install went well, and I tested on three different media file formats, all seemed to work normally, so it is working for me at a basic level.
by entropyfoe
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Segmentation fault
Replies: 11
Views: 343

Re: Segmentation fault


When the -4 gets to main, will synaptic up-grade it with a routine update, or do we need to run an MX nvidia installer tool?
by entropyfoe
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Segmentation fault
Replies: 11
Views: 343

Re: Segmentation fault


How did you spot that nvidia needed to be reinstalled?
He had:

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Graphics: Device-1: NVIDIA GK104 [GeForce GTX 660 Ti] vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: nvidia
v: 390.87 bus ID: 01:00.0 
390.87 is pretty recent.
What was the problem?
by entropyfoe
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Hardware /Configuration
Topic: Isolating a Hard Drive
Replies: 11
Views: 291

Re: Isolating a Hard Drive

I have several WD spinning drives (2TB each) and these drives are exactly as you describe, I switch off the power (the 5 and 12 Volt red and yellow) while keeping the SATA data connected and the black ground lines. This has worked many years. Though I am careful about it, I only switch on or off the...
by entropyfoe
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Kernel update 4.15 to 4.19
Replies: 25
Views: 1041

Re: Kernel update 4.15 to 4.19

We need to publicize, 4.19 is a Long Term Support kernel, (LTS), so updates will be available longer than other kernels. Good news for those installs that don't like to upgrade. ...the LTSI (Long-Term Support Initiative) community reached out to Greg Kroah-Hartman to know what the next LTS Linux ker...
by entropyfoe
Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: Other desktop environments ?
Replies: 30
Views: 1264

Re: Other desktop environments ?

I started looooong ago with SUSE and found Warren's Mepis. Seeing Warren's highly polished KDE, it was easy to become a KDE fan. Then MX evolved to XFCE, it took some getting used to, but I learned and adapted, and though still learning how to use and configure XFCE, I have everything working and wh...
by entropyfoe
Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 9
Views: 379

Re: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all.

Much to be thankful for ,including the wonderful MX-18 release and this fantastic group or people here in this forum.

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