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by eemaestro
Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: MX KDE
Topic: HELP troubleshoot backing up user files to ext. medium
Replies: 0
Views: 148

HELP troubleshoot backing up user files to ext. medium

Today, June 10, was the first I tried backing up to my TOSHIBA EXT external 1 TB USB drive running only off USB power. This was the first I tried since rewriting my MEPIS 12 partition w/ MX-16 about a week ago. I must have overlooked something. When I installed MX-16, I kept my user name and /home/u...
by eemaestro
Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: MX KDE
Topic: MX-16: In KDE how do you remove the username from the user login dialog box? - SOLVED
Replies: 1
Views: 208

Re: MX-16: In KDE how do you remove the username from the user login dialog box ?

After finding this wiki https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LightDM, I experimented with a system file. Here is what I found: This worked for me for the lightdm window manager. I don't know if a similar procedure might work for another window manager. Backup this system file just in case: #cd /usr/share/lightdm...
by eemaestro
Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: MX KDE
Topic: Another graphics issue w/ MX-16 KDE - Canonscan LIDE20 scanner
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Re: Another graphics issue w/ MX-16 KDE - Canonscan LIDE20 scanner

Thanks, timkb4cq, for bringing that thread to my attention. I tried the fix, rebooted, and rescanned w/ xsane a couple times. Now I consistently get a a black rectangle 220 x 69 pixels. Hmmmmm? root@mx1:/home/jon# grep USB_BLACKLIST /etc/default/tlp #USB_BLACKLIST="1111:2222 3333:4444" USB...
by eemaestro
Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: MX KDE
Topic: Another graphics issue w/ MX-16 KDE - Canonscan LIDE20 scanner
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Another graphics issue w/ MX-16 KDE - Canonscan LIDE20 scanner

After much patience trying different drivers on localhost:631, I finally found one that enabled me to consistently print two-sided documents (page 1 on the front, page 2 on the back) on my HP Laserjet printer, from both libreoffice writer and from okular. So I thought I'd try scanning an image on my...
by eemaestro
Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: MX KDE
Topic: MX-16: In KDE how do you remove the username from the user login dialog box? - SOLVED
Replies: 1
Views: 208

MX-16: In KDE how do you remove the username from the user login dialog box? - SOLVED

This is the dialog box with two white boxes for text input, one for username & one for the corresponding userpassword, that appears right after you boot MX-16. I googled the title's text, and found it varies from distro. to distro. Nor is there anything about attributes for the user login dialog...
by eemaestro
Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: MX KDE
Topic: SNAFU w/ installing tarball under MX-16 KDE - SOLVED
Replies: 18
Views: 729

Re: SNAFU w/ installing tarball under MX-16 KDE

Okay, Stevo, I got your deb file from that URL and installed it. # dpkg -i ../ne-3.1.1/ne_3.1.1-0mx15+1_amd64.deb (Reading database ... 202706 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack .../ne_3.1.1-0mx15+1_amd64.deb ... Unpacking ne (3.1.1-0mx15+1) over (2.5-1) ... Setting up n...
by eemaestro
Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: MX KDE
Topic: SNAFU w/ installing tarball under MX-16 KDE - SOLVED
Replies: 18
Views: 729

Re: SNAFU w/ installing tarball under MX-16 KDE

# cd root@mx1:~# find /home/jon/ -name "*debian.tar.bz2" root@mx1:~# find /home/jon/ -name "*.tar.bz" root@mx1:~# find /home/jon/ -name "*.tar.gz" . . . /home/jon/Downloads/ne-3.1.0(1).tar.gz . . . Okay, skidoo, so after finding the control file in texinfo_5.2.0.dfsg.1...
by eemaestro
Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: MX KDE
Topic: SNAFU w/ installing tarball under MX-16 KDE - SOLVED
Replies: 18
Views: 729

Re: SNAFU w/ installing tarball under MX-16 KDE

I looked for the file control in ne-3.1.0/ but it wasn't there. I tried to build from this untarred tarball subdirectory after installing textinfo with #apt-get install texinfo. Here's what I got. jon@mx1:~/ne-3.1.0$ less INSTALL.md jon@mx1:~/ne-3.1.0$ make build install ( cd doc; make ) make[1]: En...
by eemaestro
Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: MX KDE
Topic: SNAFU w/ installing tarball under MX-16 KDE - SOLVED
Replies: 18
Views: 729

Re: SNAFU w/ installing tarball under MX-16 KDE

APT installed ne_2.5-1_amd64.deb .. Thank you for adding the package. $ apt-cache policy texinfo texinfo: Installed: (none) Candidate: 5.2.0.dfsg.1-6 Version table: 5.2.0.dfsg.1-6 0 500 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ jessie/main amd64 Packages I see texinfo is a text-formatting library for printin...
by eemaestro
Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: MX KDE
Topic: SNAFU w/ installing tarball under MX-16 KDE - SOLVED
Replies: 18
Views: 729

Re: SNAFU w/ installing tarball under MX-16 KDE

Stevo, I don't have any whitespace in any of my file or subdirectory names. No texinfo. Can't get it. Don't know what it is. Don't care. If it were necessary it would be in the tarball, wouldn't it be? root@mx1:/etc/apt# apt-get install texinfo Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...

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