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by m_pav
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Chat
Topic: The end of spinning rust...
Replies: 16
Views: 289

Re: The end of spinning rust...

That got me into checking what's available now. I must say I am already astounded that a Samsung 970 EVO 2TB SSD has an on-board cache with 2GB Low Power DDR4 SD-RAM
by m_pav
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: MX-17: More conservative, safer ext4 file system defaults?
Replies: 20
Views: 1062

Re: MX-17: More conservative, safer ext4 file system defaults?

And how slow would you have to press those keys one after another? You can complete all in less than 2 second on most SSD drives, on sniping platters, all 4 quickly, then wait a few seconds before doing the last one. Now to put forward a different train of thought - I've used ext4 on thousands of m...
by m_pav
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Why doe MX 17.1 boot so fast
Replies: 2
Views: 181

Re: Why doe MX 17.1 boot so fast

We use the tried and true sysvinit as default vs systemd, however boot times are quite similar if I switch from one to another, so there's not much to take home in that theory. Because we're based on antiX, we benefit from much of their development, and if I were to simplify the answer somewhat, it ...
by m_pav
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: MX Can't see video camera.
Replies: 5
Views: 136

Re: MX Can't see video camera.

Here's another way to do it, but watching the terminal output live as it happens. As Tim said above, open a terminal, resize the window so it will be wide and tall enough to write most kernel messages without text wrapping, which would otherwise make it more difficult to read. Do this exercise once ...
by m_pav
Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Bugs and Non-Package Requests Forum
Topic: battery drain in suspended state
Replies: 9
Views: 448

Re: battery drain in suspended state

Bluetooth can be a problem, check that too. I have a Logitech M557 Bluetooth mouse which I can not use with MX because it causes suspend to fail with it's constant polling. Battery life with that mouse turned on and paired is 5.5 hours operational, or 9-10 hours in standby. My CPU enters a lower pow...
by m_pav
Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Bugs and Non-Package Requests Forum
Topic: battery drain in suspended state
Replies: 9
Views: 448

Re: battery drain in suspended state

Battery should deplete very slowly while in suspend, that's because the RAM memory is kept alive. The longest I've left my T560 in suspend mode was 4 days and the batteries were under 20% when I powered up again. Hibernate is where no battery is used, but with the speed of MX's bootup, I never use i...
by m_pav
Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Hardware /Configuration
Topic: (MX17.1) Extremely low file copy speed to an external usb pen or disk (fat32 formatted)
Replies: 30
Views: 1414

Re: (MX17.1) Extremely low file copy speed to an external usb pen or disk (fat32 formatted)

USB speeds are not all they are cracked up to be and file systems play a HUGE part in their performance, as does the quality of the hardware. Host system hardware quality has as much impact on real time USB speeds as does the drive being used. If you have el-cheapo drives, you'll rarely get decent s...
by m_pav
Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: [Solved] GSmart Partition Error on Install?
Replies: 8
Views: 390

Re: [Solved] GSmart Partition Error on Install?

You don't have to use the command line version, GSmartControl is a GUI version and it's installed by default. Once you've selected your drive it will read the S.M.A.R.T data and present it to you in a very nice GUI. Click on the Attibutes tab and pause your mouse over any attribute to see a descript...
by m_pav
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: [Solved] GSmart Partition Error on Install?
Replies: 8
Views: 390

Re: [Solved] GSmart Partition Error on Install?

S.M.A.R.T attribute numbers can be easily read and explained, so keeping to the simplest items...... 4 = how many times the drive has started and stopped. Compare with Attribute 12 and 193 to get a picture of how the drive was used. 5 = the count of reallocated sectors. Every spinning platter drive ...
by m_pav
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Keeps failing to connect to wifi
Replies: 24
Views: 861

Re: Keeps failing to connect to wifi

when i try connect to wifi it just tries and then pops up that password window but password is right and it just fails to connect. Firsty, why did you need to install a driver? usually, MX selects the right driver for your WLAN device. If you messed with the driver without fully understanding the w...

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