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by entropyfoe
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Hardware /Configuration
Topic: New SSD required
Replies: 15
Views: 407

Re: New SSD required

It's not just the M2 or NVMe, it also has to have PCI-E 4 X 3.0 and the motherboard as well. That's what gets those crazy fast speeds.

I would agree with sunrat, in MX it is plug and play, the NVMe was detected automatically, no problems with using it as a boot drive.
by entropyfoe
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Hardware /Configuration
Topic: New SSD required
Replies: 15
Views: 407

Re: New SSD required

If your motherboard will take the NVMe M2, it is 3-5 times faster than the SATA. Only the newer boards have the NVMe sockets on the board. In practice you might not see that full delta except in benchmark testing. I have the NVMe (see sig line below) , and it is fast. hdparm (I forget if it is the -...
by entropyfoe
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Hardware /Configuration
Topic: New SSD required
Replies: 15
Views: 407

Re: New SSD required

I also second the Samsung recommendation. I have three from Samsung (a 256G and two 1TB) now as well as three old (32, 64, and 128 G capacity) OCZ drives. All still running.

The endurance is no longer a concern, they will out-last most other components in the machine.
by entropyfoe
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: In Thunar, "Unmount" before "Eject" USB drives?
Replies: 9
Views: 251

Re: In Thunar, "Unmount" before "Eject" USB drives?

Thanks D_O, that was very clearly explained. :happy:
by entropyfoe
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: looking for text scaling control and something else ..
Replies: 7
Views: 113

Re: looking for text scaling control and something else ..

For firefox, a quick control + embiggens the fonts. Need biggert Ctrl +++ as many as you want.
by entropyfoe
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: what percentage is each running program using ?
Replies: 9
Views: 213

Re: what percentage is each running program using ?

Adrian is right. Open a terminal, and type top, hit enter and you will see a list of running programs (updated real time) which shows how much cpu and memory each process is using. Press the number 1 key, and it will break the upper part of the display down to show each core in the CPU's load if you...
by entropyfoe
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Firefox now "insecure" on Chase
Replies: 8
Views: 283

Re: Firefox now "insecure" on Chase

The latest firefox works on a dedicated banking computer running MX 17.1. Chase works fine. But every time I upgrade MX or firefox to a new version, their site spots this, and demands I do a two factor authentication with a voice call, text, or email to get a code, which I enter to the site, then al...
by entropyfoe
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Community Repository (CR)
Topic: [SOLVED] Audacity (Cannot update from the MX Test Repo)
Replies: 4
Views: 166

Re: Audacity (Cannot update from the MX Test Repo)

timkb4cq, I just did an update of my audacity, from the regular repos's 2.1.2 to the test repo's 2.2.2. I used the MX package installer, and it seems to have worked, I opened audacity, it is indeed 2.2.2, so I did a quick test drive... imported a 470MB wave file, ran a eq filter, did a normalization...
by entropyfoe
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Moore's Law no longer happening
Replies: 20
Views: 985

Re: Moore's Law no longer happening

Single thread speeds are topping out. My signature machine is 3.6 GHz 12 threads, and the super computer I replaced with it was also at 3.6 GHz but 8 threads. My wife's Wind 7 machine was 4 cores/4 threads at 3.7 GHz , so in the past 5 years or so, not much progress on clock speeds, (mostly due to h...
by entropyfoe
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: synaptic not reloading debian stretch InRelease
Replies: 3
Views: 208

synaptic not reloading debian stretch InRelease

I was reloading synaptic, and it stalled out with the last bit, so I clicked the show packages, to find synaptic not reloading failed 0B InRelease http://us.debian.org/debian stretch InRelease so I cancelled that, and did the remaining updates, no problems. But what is this debian stretch InRelease?...

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