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by timkb4cq
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: SOLVED..Needing Help Please..(initramfs)
Replies: 12
Views: 406

Re: Needing Help Please..(initramfs)

Turns out the google-earth message is just a warning, not an error You'll have to delete the corrupted cache. A successful apt-update will rebuild it. So run sudo rm -rf /var/lib/apt/lists/* sudo apt update To get rid of the annoying google-earth warning use Thunar to navigate to /etc/apt/ and Right...
by timkb4cq
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: SOLVED..Needing Help Please..(initramfs)
Replies: 12
Views: 406

Re: Needing Help Please..(initramfs)

Google Earth is not likely to be the cause of the drive corruption, but its repository entry is causing the first error message in the last post.
The second one says the apt cache is corrupt which can be corrected by running

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sudo apt-get clean
by timkb4cq
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: SOLVED..Needing Help Please..(initramfs)
Replies: 12
Views: 406

Re: Needing Help Please..(initramfs)

Google Earth no longer has 32bit packages available.
Please post your Quick System information (found in MX Tools)
by timkb4cq
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Help with flatpak error
Replies: 2
Views: 350

Re: Help with flatpak error

The error is telling you what caused it.
This flatpak insists you must have 500MB free disk space after downloading and getting the next piece would bring it under that amount.
1.9 GB is awfully small partition to be running MX in - even in VBox...
by timkb4cq
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Chat
Topic: What Linux Needs To Do To Reach The Masses.
Replies: 60
Views: 3328

Re: What Linux Needs To Do To Reach The Masses.

The thing is, that since Microsoft locked in installation on nearly every PC sold *and* had the OEMs customize the installation on their hardware, the average Windows user had all the drivers included & set up for them. When Linux is included with a computer from an OEM like Dell the same applies. I...
by timkb4cq
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Nvidia broken again
Replies: 23
Views: 1135

Re: Nvidia broken again

I'm genuinely curious why so many people with nvidia graphics cards want to install nvidia's drivers first thing rather than just using nouveau's drivers. I've been wondering this for a while, actually. In my case my system locks up using nouveau. Usually in 20 - 30 minutes but it's random. It's pe...
by timkb4cq
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: CR Discussion
Topic: Packages being worked on by the Repo Team
Replies: 1651
Views: 219560

Re: Packages being worked on by the Repo Team

Well, sort of. We aren't allowed to package it.

The android-studio deb has no source code in it. It has the dependencies info and a postinst script that downloads and runs the official installer for Android Studio interactively so the user can agree to the terms as the license requires.
by timkb4cq
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Using computer while making a snapshot
Replies: 15
Views: 1105

Re: Using computer while making a snapshot

What really prompted my question was remembering the days when it was recomended that you didn't run programs while burning cd's; In the case of burning CDs/DVDs the issue is that most are burned DAO or Disk At Once. If the data buffer ran out of data while the disk was being burned because another...
by timkb4cq
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Best Distro for an Old Laptop
Replies: 24
Views: 2963

Re: Best Distro for an Old Laptop

I've got a lappy with a core2 duo & 4gb ram that runs MX-18 just fine. It's more pleasant with an SSD but it's quite usable even with the original 5400 rpm drive. 2gb is sufficient if you don't run too many things at once, but if you're the type to have 2 dozen tabs open all the time you'll apprecia...
by timkb4cq
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: [Solved]No internet - connection visible and connects, but doesn't work
Replies: 16
Views: 1115

Re: No internet - connection visible and connects, but doesn't work

If you can ping by ip but not name your DNS settings are wrong. Network Manager and WICD each have places to manually specify DNS addresses if you don't want to get them automatically from your access point. Google's 8.8.8.8 & 8.8.4.4 are always good addresses for testing. I think you may have had t...

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