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by BitJam
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Dumb question: Edit bash prompt
Replies: 3
Views: 39

Re: Dumb question: Edit bash prompt

Here is what I suggest. Before editing your .bashrc file, first run these commands in bash: source /usr/local/bin/fancy-prompts.bash prompt-usage prompt-fancy This will give you access to a bunch of different prompts which can be easily configured so you can "try before you buy". If you like what yo...
by BitJam
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: New Linux user, mx good for start?
Replies: 12
Views: 268

Re: New Linux user, mx good for start?

asqwerth wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:48 am
Well, that is assuming you don't manually enable or disable repositories on your own accord. ;)
We also assume you don't pour gasoline over your computer and set it on fire. :hot:
by BitJam
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: systemd in debian
Replies: 16
Views: 463

Re: systemd in debian

People in that thread are lamenting there is no mainstream distro that doesn't use systemd.
by BitJam
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: A question about Live USB Maker [Explained_to_Perfection]
Replies: 32
Views: 470

Re: A question about Live USB Maker [Explained_to_Perfection]

Yep. That's one reason I like the 'older' Samsung Fit, though I tried a Fit Plus and it seemed to work alright on my system in a USB 3.0 port. My test systems are getting older. Not showing up in the F12 boot menu seems to be a limitation of the BIOS. I would not be surprised if the Samsung Fit Plu...
by BitJam
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: A question about Live USB Maker [Explained_to_Perfection]
Replies: 32
Views: 470

Re: A question about Live USB Maker [Explained_to_Perfection]

Might I add it's probably wise to avoid the J75 /S75 series Lexar drives. They have a very high early failure rate. I've got two defective 140GB ones that each lasted less than a month of use and reviews indicate that wasn't at all uncommon. Some other Lexar drives have good reputations but I would...
by BitJam
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: A question about Live USB Maker [Explained_to_Perfection]
Replies: 32
Views: 470

Re: A question about Live USB Maker [Explained_to_Perfection]

To preserve the flashdrives you might consider creating symbolic links to redirect various files and folders to /tmp, which itself should be converted to a temporary filesystem (tmpfs). That way many things are written to RAM instead of the drive. This can be done with several other files and folde...
by BitJam
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: A question about Live USB Maker [Explained_to_Perfection]
Replies: 32
Views: 470

Re: A question about Live USB Maker [Explained_to_Perfection]

I guess I'll be needing to do some fair amount of experimenting before I get a hang of these stuff. I am sure I'll be coming back to this thread with more questions. First of all I would need to get a new USB 3.x. That I'll do tomorrow. PLEASE DO NOT GET a SanDisk Ultra Fit . They have problems boo...
by BitJam
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: A question about Live USB Maker [Explained_to_Perfection]
Replies: 32
Views: 470

Re: A question about Live USB Maker [Explained_to_Perfection]

By the way, what would be the ideal minimum write speed for a USB flash drive to be used for making a full featured "install" as discussed above? It depends on many things including what you workload is like. Roughly speaking usb-1.x speeds are too slow. Usb-2.x speeds are okay, and usb-3.x speeds ...
by BitJam
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: antiX
Topic: antiX-17 finally installed on P-III after a year!
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Re: antiX-17 finally installed on P-III after a year!

Thank you for your encouragement BitJam. I had nearly given up on ever getting this done. Thanks for your help. You are very welcome! I'm sorry it was so difficult but users like you who persevere help us improve the system. Thank you for you help! So what is exactly happening when we blacklist som...
by BitJam
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: antiX
Topic: antiX-17 finally installed on P-III after a year!
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Re: antiX-17 finally installed on P-III after a year!

Thanks for the info Seaken64! Kudos for you success! So, the answer turned out to be these cheat codes for the boot line and blacklisting the nvidiafb and rivafb modules. For antiX kernels we used to disable all the hardware specific *fb modules in the kernel config. IMO we should at least blacklist...

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