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by Gaer Boy
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: qpdfview hangs on some files
Replies: 14
Views: 291

Re: qpdfview hangs on some files

qpdfview opens both versions here with no problem. The desktopeditors version has the table on the right, while the .doc & libreoffice versions have the table on the left.

Phil
by Gaer Boy
Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Installation
Topic: Multi-boot Linux installation - some questions
Replies: 24
Views: 720

Re: Multi-boot Linux installation - some questions

My main backup drive has 4 partitions - 3 x ext4 and 1 x NTFS for files used by Windows programs. I still run WinXP in Virtualbox, but it doesn't have online access. It's surprising how snappy it is without and virus checker, etc.

Phil
by Gaer Boy
Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Installation
Topic: Multi-boot Linux installation - some questions
Replies: 24
Views: 720

Re: Multi-boot Linux installation - some questions

I have a data partition on my second drive, labelled 'files'. This has about 20 folders shown in the screenshot. I symlink about half of these to /home and the other half to /home/documents. This division is only to keep the number of folders showing to a manageable number - if you divide your files...
by Gaer Boy
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Installation
Topic: Multi-boot Linux installation - some questions
Replies: 24
Views: 720

Re: Multi-boot Linux installation - some questions

I'm assuming that Windows is not involved. It depends how many, and which, distros you might install. If it's more than 2 or 3 (I currently have 7) then I strongly recommend a separate data partition - it's easy to symlink it to /home in each distro and have access to all your files. I don't have se...
by Gaer Boy
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Internal drives - some problems [Solved]
Replies: 14
Views: 301

Re: Internal drives - some problems

I don't think there is any way of ordering the partitions in Thunar. I tested this some time ago with 5 successive boots - each time, Thunar came up with a different order.

Phil
by Gaer Boy
Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Hardware /Configuration
Topic: Is my hard drive now un-usable?
Replies: 11
Views: 512

Re: Is my hard drive now un-usable?

Happy New Year. all. I may have been lucky with harddisks, but I've only had 3 outright failures over 20 years - one of them last week! My Seagate 1TB backup disk failed after 8.5 years - no response at all. GParted doesn't see it and I can't mount it. Oddly, the only other instant total failure was...
by Gaer Boy
Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: [Sorted] MX16 and Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti
Replies: 6
Views: 200

Re: MX16 and Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti

I don't know how or why, but reverting to the default is easy. In Desktop Settings, click on the Folder dropdown, select Other and go up in the tree to backgrounds.

Phil
by Gaer Boy
Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: Documentation and videos
Topic: Video: MX Linux 17 - Make a live-USB with persistence
Replies: 3
Views: 255

Re: Video: MX Linux 17 - Make a live-USB with persistence

That's a great video - the double-act makes it. It really shows the value of having a questioner who doesn't know the system but knows the right questions to ask.

More, please.

Phil
by Gaer Boy
Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Dropbox
Replies: 14
Views: 359

Re: Dropbox

I've also been annoyed by this. I hadn't thought of symlinking - my Dropbox folder is a sub-folder of another, which is already symlinked to ~/Documents. My final (clunky) workaround was to let it create the new folder and pause syncing. Rename my existing folder to Dripbox, use Dropbox to move the ...
by Gaer Boy
Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:26 am
Forum: Package Requests/Status - MX 17
Topic: MX 17 Repository: The VLC Thread
Replies: 1
Views: 117

Re: MX 17 Repository: The VLC Thread

Works fine here and solves a problem I had yesterday with the previous version - videos breaking up every 2 minutes or so.

Phil

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