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by baldyeti
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: NTFS Drive (fixed)
Replies: 5
Views: 117

Re: NTFS Drive (fixed)

Indeed the issue is windows 10 fastboot. If you mostly boot windows, then it *does* make your startup time noticeably faster. So do not disable it, but if you know you are going to reboot to linux next, hit the <Shift> key while invoking windows" shutdown or reboot, and your NTFS logical units can b...
by baldyeti
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: MX16 using more memory than MX17
Replies: 6
Views: 213

Re: MX16 using more memory than MX17

Thanks for checking, Stevo. I am not sure what tool to trust indeed. On the MX17/64-bits system, free-h and the memory widget mostly agree (350 MB straight after login, 750 with seamonkey open) On the MX16/32-bits system, free-h and the memory widget wildly disagree (530 MB straight after login vs 1...
by baldyeti
Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: MX16 using more memory than MX17
Replies: 6
Views: 213

Re: MX16 using more memory than MX17

How can i see how much memory the proprietary driver is eating ? I have tried "rrmod nvidia" then retstarted lightdm (and verified nouveau was used instead) but the memory consumption was about the same. Are you saying that the proprietary driver is known to need more memory than on newer versions/k...
by baldyeti
Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: MX16 using more memory than MX17
Replies: 6
Views: 213

MX16 using more memory than MX17

Hello, I booted and updated an older machine running MX16 today, and noticed it seems to be using more memory than an other system running MX17.1 The MX16 install is on32-bit i-686-pae with nvidia graphics and uses about 550MB (of 3GB) at startup (free -h) The MX17 install is on 64bit am64 with inte...
by baldyeti
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Shutdown/Reboot doesn't; goes to login screen
Replies: 6
Views: 195

Re: Shutdown/Reboot doesn't; goes to login screen

Sounds like you might have the same problem I once had.

Check your "session and startup" preferences, and whether the box for "prompt on logout" is checked.
by baldyeti
Tue May 29, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Desktop Environment
Topic: Request For KDE 5.12 or latest in MX 17.1
Replies: 3
Views: 337

Re: Request For KDE 5.12 or latest in MX 17.1

my two cents: - Plasma 5.12 is really nice, but IMHO not spectacularly better than 5.8 - unless you have a use for encrypted folders (and other improvements, of course); 5.8 has the advantage of coming from the stretch repo and not requiring a third-party one (neptuneos) - Having said that I have a ...
by baldyeti
Sun May 27, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: what was the first linux distro you used
Replies: 85
Views: 4717

Re: what was the first linux distro you used

I think the first distribution i tried must have been a pile of slackware diskettes at work, circa 1994.I immediately liked how much smother XFree86 performed than the commercial X11 server bundled with SCO Unix (on the same HW). At home I started with debian 1.2 in 1996. I checked redhat and varian...
by baldyeti
Tue May 22, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Desktop Environment
Topic: is it possible to have different filetype associations per DE
Replies: 10
Views: 565

Re: is it possible to have different filetype associations per DE

Hello fehlix, I just tried your .desktop file and it works just fine. Very neat.
by baldyeti
Mon May 21, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: need to remind myself which MX version I'm in (SOLVED)
Replies: 12
Views: 997

Re: need to remind myself which MX version I'm in

from the CLI you could also use either "lsb_release -d" or "cat /etc/mx-version", and perhaps even include (part of) it in your prompt...

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