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by chrispop99
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Desktop Environment
Topic: RESOLVED - MX Tools Panel Missing After Update
Replies: 7
Views: 154

Re: MX Tools Panel Missing After Update

No problem like that here, and no other forum reports.

What happens when you try to launch MX Tools from the terminal? Any error messages?

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mx-tools
Chris
by chrispop99
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Hardware /Configuration
Topic: Need Help in Upgrading Processor
Replies: 10
Views: 241

Re: Need Help in Upgrading Processor

It's very unlikely that any other CPU than the one you have will increase performance in a way you would notice. It might benchmark a tiny bit faster, but not enough to make it worth the effort, bearing in mind you would be looking at finding and buying a used CPU, with all the attendant risks. Save...
by chrispop99
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Hardware /Configuration
Topic: First time user of SSD. Help!
Replies: 7
Views: 153

Re: First time user of SSD. Help!

One tip: when SSDs die, they do it instantly. No warning, just a complete failure.
For that reason it's more important than ever to have a full, up to date backup.

Chris
by chrispop99
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Hardware /Configuration
Topic: First time user of SSD. Help!
Replies: 7
Views: 153

Re: First time user of SSD. Help!

Thanks UM. Let me follow up with: 1) Is once per week enough to trim? 2) Is it better to shut off the system at night or just let it run? 3) Do I need to update the firmware on the SSD? 1) For the vast majority of users, yes. 2) Because you have an SSD, or generally? In either case, shut it down, a...
by chrispop99
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Hardware /Configuration
Topic: First time user of SSD. Help!
Replies: 7
Views: 153

Re: First time user of SSD. Help!

You don't need to do anything.

Trim is logged here:

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/var/log/trim.log
and takes place weekly. If you are of a cautious nature, you might check that log in a month or so's time.

It was tested during development pretty well, and I'm running an SSD here with no issues.

Chris
by chrispop99
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Testimonials
Topic: Makeuseof review
Replies: 11
Views: 336

Makeuseof review

One of our Facebook regulars has just posted the link to this:

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/mx-linux- ... ternative/

Pretty good review, I felt.

Chris
by chrispop99
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: forum shout-out
Replies: 2
Views: 231

Re: forum shout-out

Welcome, and thank you for the nice words.

Chris
by chrispop99
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: nl.mxrepo.com
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: nl.mxrepo.com

Confirmed as working here in UK; perhaps a temporary glitch?

Chris
by chrispop99
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: antiX
Topic: antiX-17.2 released
Replies: 8
Views: 365

Re: antiX-17.2 released

I've been seeding from release:
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Chris
by chrispop99
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Hardware /Configuration
Topic: New SSD required
Replies: 15
Views: 447

Re: New SSD required

I was an early adopter of SSDs. They were a bit fragile, so needed some changes made. Modern ones have better predicted reliability than spinning drives, so as Rich has said, just install it! His advice about Samsung is also spot-on, and that is the make I have been using recently. About the only ca...

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