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by Richard
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: Checking for bad blocks (mkfs)
Replies: 5
Views: 61

Re: Checking for bad blocks (mkfs)

OK, will do.
Just wanted a quick test.
It is one of the last of the "2" GB USB sticks.
by Richard
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: Checking for bad blocks (mkfs)
Replies: 5
Views: 61

Re: Checking for bad blocks (mkfs)

badblocks seems like the better tool. the check with mke2fs had some hiccups and restarts. Haven't seen same with badblocks. sudo badblocks -t random -vws /dev/sdc1 https://man.cx/badblocks(8) https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/3335/how-do-you-use-badblocks https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php...
by Richard
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: Checking for bad blocks (mkfs)
Replies: 5
Views: 61

Re: Checking for bad blocks (mkfs)

@outlaw, mkfs -t ext4 -c -c /dev/sdXX or perhaps mkfs -cc /dev/sdXX -t ext4 man mkfs says it is deprecated in favor of type specific commands, such as: mke2fs -cc /dev/sdXX -t ext4 man mkefs "-c Check the device for bad blocks before creating the file system. If this option is specified twice, ...
by Richard
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: woogaloo (beta): GUI for performing hodgepodge system tasks
Replies: 22
Views: 467

Re: woogaloo (beta): GUI for performing hodgepodge system tasks

@richb,
Thanks for the comment on History in Apt-Notifier!
Had never clicked on that. :p

Beats having to start Synaptic and dig through it's history.
by Richard
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: woogaloo (beta): GUI for performing hodgepodge system tasks
Replies: 22
Views: 467

Re: woogaloo (beta): GUI for performing hodgepodge system tasks

Changing the Host Name has a bug.
It only flashed a dialog box and went away.

Interesting tool.
Don't have to dig through notes.

Suggestion: Include the procedure for setting up Virtualbox
with a new kernel, using «m-a prepare» etcétera.
by Richard
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: how to add a "shutdown" button to panel (or whisker menu)
Replies: 28
Views: 485

Re: how to add a "shutdown" button to panel (or whisker menu)

Thanks.
I missed the part about adding a launcher.

I've always just used the Log Out button on the Whisker Menu,
but chrispop99ś post, right click on the panel >LogOut is a great option.
by Richard
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: how to add a "shutdown" button to panel (or whisker menu)
Replies: 28
Views: 485

Re: how to add a "shutdown" button to panel (or whisker menu)

@richb,
I've tried right clicking all around,
but nothing lets that Log Out button be moved or copied?
Are you using Kde?
by Richard
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Some nostalgia
Replies: 2
Views: 157

Re: Some nostalgia

I don't remember the yellow pyramids, only blue ones. Appropo this topic I came across the original CD I was given at a VeLUG meeting --Mepis Linux 2003. That was my first Mepis. I tried to boot the CD, today, on the T430 but it wouldn't boot: Can't startup filesystem Halting The speed of the system...
by Richard
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: New name for the mx-installer
Replies: 63
Views: 1229

Re: New name for the mx-installer

And turtles are amazingly fast.
We have a couple of big land turtles.
They just keep plodding while you aren´t watching.
by Richard
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: [MX 17.1 /systemd] How to disable suspend?
Replies: 1
Views: 93

Re: [MX 17.1 /systemd] How to disable suspend?

Start Menu >Settings >Power Manager >General >Buttons & Laptop Lid
................................................>System >System Power Saving >

Some combination of these should stop Suspend.
Change them to Never.

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