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by m_pav
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Hardware /Configuration
Topic: Windows tablet
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: Windows tablet

This type of apparatus is designed to only allow Windows with a signed Secure boot installation to run from hard disk drive. You can successfully run Live Linux distros like MX from USB if you can turn off secure boot, but the device will fail to operate the bootloader if it is installed to hard dis...
by m_pav
Sun May 27, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Can't Open/Use VLC
Replies: 19
Views: 927

Re: Can't Open/Use VLC

It wants to open a windows that's less than 0 pixels in size, most likely a config error. Delete your ~/.config/vlc folder and try opening vlc again. The folder will be recreated and repopulated with the default settings for vlc. Nothing of value is lost when deleting vlc user configs, unless your p...
by m_pav
Sat May 26, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Bugs and Non-Package Requests Forum
Topic: [SOLVED] Synaptic shows errors / during install of packages
Replies: 2
Views: 376

Re: [SOLVED] Synaptic shows errors / during install of packages

I got this for the first time yesterday when updating a VBox install. The error messages are benign, a bug was filed originally in 2005 but with slightly different wording which the synaptic devs changed to read a little differently. It causes no issues and can be safely ignored. The latest version ...
by m_pav
Fri May 25, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Installation
Topic: Step by step for personal MX installation ISO ???
Replies: 68
Views: 2574

Re: Step by step for personal MX installation ISO ???

NTFS is a terrible system to run an ISO from, its very, very slow and therefore, IMNSHO, clumsy. I have a few rules for using removable Flash media with Linux based systems - 1: For small and simplistic things, use FAT32. It's simple and very well supported, however it has no security whatsoever. 2:...
by m_pav
Sat May 19, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: MX Snappshot tool - create a small ISO -file
Replies: 11
Views: 583

Re: MX Snappshot tool - create a small ISO -file

The size of the ISO is nowhere near as important as the running OS's active memory footprint, which we all know, MX does significantly better than Windows did. With the added benefit Linux is less prone to the malware types Windows is subject to, so has less need of real-time active antivirus to slo...
by m_pav
Sat May 19, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: MX Snappshot tool - create a small ISO -file
Replies: 11
Views: 583

Re: MX Snappshot tool - create a small ISO -file

Did you think of removing unwanted locales and support files. If you're intending to redistributing it to any and all, then removing the locales is not a smart option, but if you intend to use it as a personal tool, then go ahead and remove the locales and their support files, it should make a nice ...
by m_pav
Fri May 11, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: Teamviewer 13
Replies: 10
Views: 762

Re: Teamviewer 13

No machine used to be the best all round remote desktop system for Linux based machines. That was before they chose to change their product on offer for personal use some 5 years ago. I hated what they did becauseitI compressed the living daylights out of video and made it just pathetic. I gave it a...
by m_pav
Thu May 10, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: Teamviewer 13
Replies: 10
Views: 762

Re: Teamviewer 13

Teamviewer records your network devices hardware address (MAC Address) and if their servers detect you have made connections to a number of different computers, they deem your usage to be a commercial use case. I don't know how long their servers retain your MAC Address, but they can't hold it forev...
by m_pav
Fri May 04, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Testimonials
Topic: Magazine high praise!
Replies: 22
Views: 1344

Re: Magazine high praise!

Nice!
by m_pav
Wed May 02, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: Good lord, does anybody have a working smb.conf?
Replies: 10
Views: 469

Re: Good lord, does anybody have a working smb.conf?

It's unnecessary. Syslog is one of a number of backend logging tools that can be used by samba. The value of 0 means the log will only receive critical faults. Syslog, while standardised, has had many implementations from different vendors over the many years it's been in used, so it's my reckoning ...

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