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by entropyfoe
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: MX repos, what should the antix URI be?
Replies: 4
Views: 81

Re: MX repos, what should the antix URI be?

tim, Yup, that did the trick, down from 93 cryptic updates, with the no systmd deleted, now after a reload, only three packages to update, ones that make sense. I am celebrating >101 days uptime. So many updates over the past months, maybe time to reboot, just to ensure stability through a reboot cy...
by entropyfoe
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: MX repos, what should the antix URI be?
Replies: 4
Views: 81

Re: MX repos, what should the antix URI be?

Thanks tim,

This is wierd, after reloading, now hundreds of new updates available, all instead of being say cups 2.2.1-8+deb9u1, everything is like 2.21-8.0nosystemd1

What is all this 0nosystemd1 stuff?
by entropyfoe
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: MX repos, what should the antix URI be?
Replies: 4
Views: 81

MX repos, what should the antix URI be?

Synaptic, upon reloading the repositories, says The repository 'http://repo.antixlinux.com/stretch stretch Release' does no longer have a Release file. So what should the URI be for the MX 17.1 antiX repo be? Should I enter this into synaptic? deb http://iso.mxrepo.com/antix/stretch/ stretch main no...
by entropyfoe
Tue May 29, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Regulars
Topic: Suspend, Hibernate, Shutdown, or Stay Running?
Replies: 36
Views: 1499

Re: Suspend, Hibernate, Shutdown, or Stay Running?

Suspend to RAM. For me it is the obvious choice. Zero power at the wall, or so my meter says, there must be enough to keep the RAM alive, but disks and fans are off. Yet, I hit a key, and the music starts playing in 4 seconds, and the desk-top is fully functioning in a total of 7 or 8 seconds. Getti...
by entropyfoe
Wed May 23, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Installation
Topic: Step by step for personal MX installation ISO ???
Replies: 68
Views: 2694

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: 593

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: 798

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: 798

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: 434

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: 434

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.

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