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by GuiGuy
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Package Requests/Status - MX 17
Topic: Packages request: MultiSystem & Ancestris
Replies: 26
Views: 553

Re: Packages request: MultiSystem & Ancestris

oops wrote:... Ancestris is a little bit sophisticated but powerful and it needs some learning and practice.
Very impressed with Ancestris :cool: , but it does look like I have a steep learning curve to climb :eek:.
by GuiGuy
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: REQUEST ... Adjustment to Installer for foreign Keyboards
Replies: 14
Views: 260

Change the live boot initial screen?

There is nothing wrong with the installer when the correct location has been selected. But the live DVD/USB would be better if, when booted, it immediately forced the user to choose his location instead of requiring a keypress . Not sure what is the best way to present this choice without using any ...
by GuiGuy
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: 64-bit Newbies
Topic: RAM Utilisation :- Memory optimal using for Graphics and Media Creation
Replies: 13
Views: 276

Re: RAM Utilisation :- Memory optimal using for Graphics and Media Creation

I don't know of any solution beyond what I have already suggested - sorry.
Anybody else have any ideas?
by GuiGuy
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: 64-bit Newbies
Topic: RAM Utilisation :- Memory optimal using for Graphics and Media Creation
Replies: 13
Views: 276

Re: RAM Utilisation :- Memory optimal using for Graphics and Media Creation

To cure this problem fully the only answer is to get more RAM. You could make gimp run better by reducing swappiness but that would make the responsiveness of the other programs even worse. If you cannot get more RAM, your best course would be to reduce swappiness and run gimp alone, without any oth...
by GuiGuy
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: New to the party - a few basic questions
Replies: 31
Views: 1273

Re: New to the party - a few basic questions

Quick question: when upgrading or installing new packages with MX Package Installer I do not get anymore the password prompt. I had maybe checked some options during the first steps after installing (I have installed MX17 a few times in the last days until I was able to fix a problem with an extern...
by GuiGuy
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What advice would you give to new people just starting to use Linux?
Replies: 28
Views: 1104

Re: What advice would you give to new people just starting to use Linux?

...... .. Don't be afraid of the terminal... ..... I can't quite agree with that because IMHO beginners should avoid the root terminal unless they don't fear having to reinstall their system. My advice:- Don't use the terminal as root (or use sudo in the terminal) until you have some *nix experienc...
by GuiGuy
Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: "Kodi No More" IS A HOAX
Replies: 6
Views: 231

Re: Kodi No More???

Something to do with the date today?
by GuiGuy
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Forum How-to's
Topic: Problems with Bluetooth in MX17
Replies: 15
Views: 372

Re: Problems with Bluetooth in MX17

I have found that recent Bluetooth speakers (and receivers) do not work, even with MSwindows,
because they are made for use with smartphones only - drivers for PCs are lacking.
by GuiGuy
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: Vmware Player?
Replies: 10
Views: 287

Re: Vmware Player?

Thanks, Stevo.
Can't find anything in the bios settings: anyway Virtualbox is working fine with XP guest so I don't
believe there is anything wrong with my CPU - more likely a bug in the vmware bundle.
by GuiGuy
Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: Vmware Player?
Replies: 10
Views: 287

Re: Vmware Player?

dtest@1764:~ $ lscpu Architecture: x86_64 CPU op-mode(s): 32-bit, 64-bit Byte Order: Little Endian CPU(s): 2 On-line CPU(s) list: 0,1 Thread(s) per core: 1 Core(s) per socket: 2 Socket(s): 1 NUMA node(s): 1 Vendor ID: GenuineIntel CPU family: 6 Model: 15 Model name: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E6750...

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