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by j2mcgreg
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Installation
Topic: Install MX Linux alongside win10
Replies: 9
Views: 244

Re: Install MX Linux alongside win10

elps wrote:
Why MBR does not work out?
in UEFI equipped systems the set up utility expects to find bootloaders in the EPT section of the EFI partition, whereas in legacy systems boot loaders are expected to be in the MBR.
by j2mcgreg
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Installation
Topic: MX 18.1 is a no go
Replies: 9
Views: 798

Re: MX 18.1 is a no go

bitjam wrote: A snapshot won't help you with this (nor should it hurt). If the live system is not booting then you need to add the boot parameters in the live bootloader. If you are booting UEFI then use up/down arrow to highlight the the entry you want to use and press "e" to edit it. Edit the entr...
by j2mcgreg
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Installation
Topic: MX 18.1 is a no go
Replies: 9
Views: 798

Re: MX 18.1 is a no go

I'm stuck. Should I add the "ivrs_ioapic..." line directly into the live usb, and if so, where? Or should I wait and add it as a boot parameter to the grub menu? FWIW, the live usb was made this morning from a snapshot of a fully updated MX18.
by j2mcgreg
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Installation
Topic: MX 18.1 is a no go
Replies: 9
Views: 798

Re: MX 18.1 is a no go

John, can you give me more info, did you try any other MX on that laptop, what does it mean "failed from the get go" you were not able to boot? Did you see an error message? Sorry that I didn't get back to you sooner, but I had to run a bunch of errands in advance of the winter storm that is hittin...
by j2mcgreg
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Installation
Topic: MX 18.1 is a no go
Replies: 9
Views: 798

MX 18.1 is a no go

The MX 18.1 point release failed from the get go on this laptop (see sig)., so I then searched for " successful linux install on Acer Aspire3 A315-41". I was thinking that at this point any linux is better than Win 10. Anyway the search led me to this page where the Canonical developers are discussi...
by j2mcgreg
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Unstable network
Replies: 5
Views: 162

Re: Unstable network

You might also try accessing your router and checking to see if the factory default is to broadcast in "Ad Hoc" mode. If it is, try configuring it to broadcast on one band only say, 'G'. Some routers while broadcasting in "Ad Hoc" mode switch bands faster than linux can handle and this results in dr...
by j2mcgreg
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Hardware /Configuration
Topic: Solved - deactivating the laptop touchpad
Replies: 10
Views: 501

Re: deactivating the laptop touchpad

Understand some laptops have a function key to enable/disable the touchpad do not find these controls on the Dell Inspiron 1500 14 inch device.

JR
There isn't one to find. Dell turned that control over to Windows, starting with Win 7.
by j2mcgreg
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: MX won't boot
Replies: 6
Views: 276

Re: MX won't boot

fehlix wrote: ( point me to your thread where you described your situation again ... els get lost in threads...) There are actually two: https://forum.mxlinux.org/viewtopic.php?f=107&t=47207 https://forum.mxlinux.org/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=47872&p=478481#p478481 I also found a fix for the 'no wifi' po...
by j2mcgreg
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: MX won't boot
Replies: 6
Views: 276

Re: MX won't boot

fehlix wrote: "Select an UEFI file as trusted" and do select from the EFI System partition (ESP-partition) the grub-efi boot loader. Eg. for MX18 you find it under /EFI/MX18/grubx64.efi. Is this for the EFI partition on the USB stick or is it something you have to do post install for the ESP section...
by j2mcgreg
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Chat
Topic: It's been really cold lately...
Replies: 7
Views: 303

Re: It's been really cold lately...

I'm in Toronto and it was bitterly cold, but as long as you dressed for it and only went out when necessary, it was tolerable. For those interested, the avg high temp since Jan 26 has been -8.36 C. and the avg low has been -18.5 C.

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