Welcome!
Important information
-- Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities
-- Change in MX sources

News
-- MX Linux on social media: here
-- Mepis support still here

Current releases
-- MX-17.1 Final release info here
-- antiX-17 release info here

New users
-- Please read this first, and don't forget to add system and hardware information to posts!
-- Here are the Forum Rules

MX 17 Alpha3

Message
Author
User avatar
asqwerth
Forum Veteran
Forum Veteran
Posts: 3096
Joined: Sun May 27, 2007 5:37 am

Re: MX 17 Alpha3

#41 Post by asqwerth » Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:30 am

Richard wrote:...Dissenters might prefer sid. They offer an upgrade path for alphas.
That's because sid is in essence a perennial alpha. :p ;)

That's said a bit tongue in cheek though; I used Semplice (sid-based) for 4+ years and liked it.
Desktop: Intel i5-4460, 16GB RAM, Intel integrated graphics
Clevo N130WU-based Ultrabook: Intel i7-8550U (Kaby Lake R), 16GB RAM, Intel integrated graphics (UEFI)
ASUS X42D laptop: AMD Phenom II, 6GB RAM, Mobility Radeon HD 5400

User avatar
tascoast
Forum Guide
Forum Guide
Posts: 1076
Joined: Sat Aug 06, 2011 4:58 am

Re: MX 17 Alpha3

#42 Post by tascoast » Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:51 pm

My experience of a4 so far is good.
*I notice the user name/pw fields in the installer seemed a bit narrow (height), a minor thing
There were many updated menu/MX Tools and panel icons etc. which look clear and informative (eg. codecs) :thumbup:
*What I have noticed is that my USB wifi dongle does not get detected reliably during boot, such that it does not power on (LED stays dark). Unplugging and re-plugging does not seem to help. No problem tethering with android phone, by comparison.
The new wifi icon does look a bit unusual with the reddish accent that hints at 'not working', even when it is..

Much work and bigger issues I'm sure for the development team. The wifi component is the only real concern here in testing.
Cheers
Mick
Lenovo ThinkCentre A58 4GBRAM, MX-16 RC1/MX14.04/MX-15.01/antiX16(64-bit)-Aspire One D255E 1.66GHz, 512KB cache, 1GB RAM-MX-15.01/W10

User avatar
dolphin_oracle
Forum Veteran
Forum Veteran
Posts: 9074
Joined: Sun Dec 16, 2007 1:17 pm

Re: MX 17 Alpha3

#43 Post by dolphin_oracle » Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:58 pm

Thanks. We are addressing the installer issue but it hasn't made it into the repos yet.
http://www.youtube.com/runwiththedolphin
lenovo ThinkPad T530 - MX-17
lenovo s21e & 100s - antiX-17, MX17(live-usb)
FYI: mx "test" repo is not the same thing as debian testing repo.

huffy
Forum Novice
Forum  Novice
Posts: 7
Joined: Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:49 am

Re: MX 17 Alpha3

#44 Post by huffy » Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:10 am

Hi, I am new on the forum. I am presently running MX17a5 in live USB mode and just want to help you with testing. As far as I can see it feels good enough to install on this Asus EeePC 1000h netbook. I have used MX 14 on previous occasions with great success so I will check in with a report from time to time. Thank you.

User avatar
richb
Administrator
Posts: 16982
Joined: Wed Jul 12, 2006 2:17 pm

Re: MX 17 Alpha3

#45 Post by richb » Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:39 am

Thank you. Certainly worthy of an install and runs quite nicely. It is an alpha, however and as you probably know there is no upgrade path to final. Having said that your testing on hardware will be appreciated.
Forum Rules
Guide - How to Ask for Help

Rich
SSD Production: MX 17.1
AMD A8 7600 FM2+ CPU R7 Graphics, 16 GIG Mem. Three Samsung EVO SSD's 250 GB, 350 GB HD

User avatar
Stevo
Forum Veteran
Forum Veteran
Posts: 15979
Joined: Fri Dec 15, 2006 8:07 pm

Re: MX 17 Alpha3

#46 Post by Stevo » Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:25 pm

We should close any threads for deprecated testing releases now that newer ones are out.

User avatar
richb
Administrator
Posts: 16982
Joined: Wed Jul 12, 2006 2:17 pm

Re: MX 17 Alpha3

#47 Post by richb » Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:28 pm

Stevo wrote:We should close any threads for deprecated testing releases now that newer ones are out.
Yes, I have been mulling that over for some time. Only the current should be open. It shall be done.
Forum Rules
Guide - How to Ask for Help

Rich
SSD Production: MX 17.1
AMD A8 7600 FM2+ CPU R7 Graphics, 16 GIG Mem. Three Samsung EVO SSD's 250 GB, 350 GB HD

Locked

Return to “General”