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by asqwerth
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: "Boot options" theme
Replies: 19
Views: 292

Re: "Boot options" theme

For MX Boot Options, yes, it starts in root. If it opened without apparently asking for your password, it must be because you had already entered root password in opening another graphical application this session (e.g. Update-notifier or Synaptic), and your sessions are set to save root password un...
by asqwerth
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: MX Distro for "not new" users
Replies: 80
Views: 1903

Re: MX Distro for "not new" users

That's a great essay and excerpt, BitJam.

Have bookmarked it.
by asqwerth
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Dumb question: Edit bash prompt
Replies: 18
Views: 306

Re: Dumb question: Edit bash prompt

For most of my other distros, I add neofetch to the .bashrc file and pipe its output through lolcat to get a multi-coloured display of the neofetch output that shows up everytime I open the terminal. But the last time I tried lolcat with neofetch in MX, the neofetch output was weird and included str...
by asqwerth
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is MX the Solus of 2019?
Replies: 16
Views: 392

Re: Is MX the Solus of 2019?

I don't think you can equate the 2. As an independent distro with its own package management system (albeit forked from pisi), Solus is very much about wanting to give their users a curated, user-friendly experience. They need to ensure that despite being a rolling distro, everything works without t...
by asqwerth
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: New Linux user, mx good for start?
Replies: 19
Views: 436

Re: New Linux user, mx good for start?

With MX there is little to none of such risk! It's Debian Stable (not Testing, not Experimental) and software is thoroughly tested before it appears in the repositories to be passed along in updates.
Well, that is assuming you don't manually enable or disable repositories on your own accord. ;)
by asqwerth
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Minor Thunar issue: right-click sometimes opens Create Archive
Replies: 21
Views: 498

Re: Minor Thunar issue: right-click sometimes opens Create Archive

Until XFCE 4.14 (gtk3) is released and then packaged for Debian Stable, you're not going to see Thunar gtk3 on MX.

Well, not unless you do your own experiments with it at your own risk.
by asqwerth
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Testimonials
Topic: I'm back!!
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: I'm back!!

... ... like the wallpaper being automatically copied to the background of the login screen for the user is one of those small, stupid things that still says "polish" ).... Are you kidding me?? Another example of where everyone's preferences and tastes are all so different. I recall that on quite a...
by asqwerth
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Enable or disable test repo before dist-upgrade?
Replies: 13
Views: 220

Re: Enable or disable test repo before dist-upgrade?

Test Repo is not Testing, by the way. MX Test Repo is MX's repo of newer/backported/compiled packages - not originating from Debian Stable - that have not been fully tested. They were packaged by MX's Packaging Team to be compatible with Debian Stable. Debian Testing is a Debian repo where packages ...
by asqwerth
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Enable or disable test repo before dist-upgrade?
Replies: 13
Views: 220

Re: Enable or disable test repo before dist-upgrade?

No. With the test repo enabled an upgrade sees all those packages as upgradable and proceeds. If you must use Synaptic enable the test repo, reload, install your package and then immediately disable it and reload. If using the CLI do the same, enable, reload,install, disable reload.. OP used the la...

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