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Gordon Cooper
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Re: Convince me to install MX over Ubuntu

#21 Post by Gordon Cooper » Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:54 pm

turtlebay777 wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:00 pm
Just a personal opinion here, but Conky is the only thing I dislike about MX, and am looking for any way to remove it completely from my computer.
If if annoys you, go to the Menu and turn Conky Off
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Re: Convince me to install MX over Ubuntu

#22 Post by fehlix » Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:32 pm

Gordon Cooper wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:54 pm
turtlebay777 wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:00 pm
... Conky .... looking for any way to remove it completely from my computer.
... you, go to the Menu and turn Conky Off
The underlying question is actually a good one.
Let's try to rephrase this question:
How can I uninstall an application, which was provided by MX Linux as "MX Linux App"?
And this question seems simple at first, but it is not.
Simply not using the application is not the answer to the question asked.
The reason why this is difficult to answer is that the package mechanism treats all MX apps equally. That means, to put it simply, if I uninstall a "MX Apps", I may also uninstall all other MX Apps, or make the system unusable.

Of course there are manual tricks and workarounds how I can do that.
But for the normal user this is not so easy.
Example:
If the user does not need Samba because he does not have a Samba network, he still cannot simply uninstall Samba.
Behind the question is therefore much more than appears at first glance.
I therefore think we should discuss this a little more internally in order to show possible simple alternatives and solutions for answering such a question.

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Re: Convince me to install MX over Ubuntu

#23 Post by sunrat » Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:36 pm

Re Conky, it has a pause parameter. In autostart I use

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conky -p 5

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Re: Convince me to install MX over Ubuntu

#24 Post by fehlix » Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:58 pm

sunrat wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:36 pm
Re Conky, it has a pause parameter. In autostart I use

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conky -p 5
Yes , I know, but it appears sometime other reasons
are invovled to having conky not showing up. I've had, that conky internal delay
has not helped, but instead only real-sleep bevore calling conky.

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Re: Convince me to install MX over Ubuntu

#25 Post by Richard » Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:31 pm

After a

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sudo apt update && sudo apt full-upgrade
In Settings > System > Conky Toggle
it turned off Conky for me.
Never see it again, unless I turn it on again.
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Re: Convince me to install MX over Ubuntu

#26 Post by turtlebay777 » Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:48 am

fehlix wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:32 pm

That's what I meant, but should we discuss this on another thread as we don't want to hijack the OP's thread?

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