Anyway, the first issue has to do with the Panel time. I'm in Germany. The panel clock is 2 hours behind actual local time even though I selected the German language option during the boot to USB process, right from the beginning. I also checked and re-checked the clock settings and everything is fine there as well ... set to Europe/Berlin ... as it should be. Last but not least, the really weird thing is that Conky, when enabled, actually shows the correct time on the desktop. All of the conky themes show the correct time, just the panel clock is off by 2 hours.
Next issue deals with VPN. If I can't fix this we won't be able to switch to MX full-time. My wife and I have 5 machines at home and we've been members of Express VPN for the past 3 years. So first I make sure that ssh-client and ssh-server are installed, for networking purposes in our house. Internet, WiFi, and Network throughout the house are running just fine. Checked that, moving onto VPN next.The VPN service has a .deb file for Linux users, in order to expedite the installation service of their vpn functions. Clicking on that .deb file returns the message on the screen that the installation can proceed because all of the dependencies have been fullfilled. So I install the .deb file via Gdebi, do not receive any errors, and close the GUI window when it's finished. Then I go about trying to register and start the VPN service (Terminal commands), but receive an error in the terminal, stating:
I obviously try to run that command, which then returns with the message:It seems the expressvpn daemon is not running. Please run "sudo service expressvpn restart" to start it.
If the problem persists, please contact us.
Of course I can contact them (tomorrow), but I was hoping that soemone here would just recognize what's going on, followed by being able to help me out. Living without VPN is not optional for us. We value our privacy which is one of the main reasons why we switched to Linux in the first place, and why we stay away from Chrome/Chromium, Google, Facebook, Whatsapp, etc. Whoops, sorry, going off-track a bit ...expressvpn: unrecognized service
Last but not least, installing the drivers for our Epson printers. Again, .deb files to make the installation on Linux boxes easier. I actually got the printer working but wanted to question some of what was going on. For one, lsub wasn't already installed into the system by default and I had to install that manually. EDIT: SORRY MY BAD, I MEANT ... LSB. No biggie. It's just that we have two printers which require that, so I was a bit surprised the lsb wasn't already boxed with the MX installation .iso to begin with? Might not be a bad idea to include that in the future, especially if there are other printer companies which may require that ... Brother, perhaps? Then, when I was absolutely certain that everything was installed and should have been working properly, the printer still wouldn't respond. Tried re-installing, re-booting, etc. Finally I checked the actual printer settings, only to find that none of the 3 checkmarks for making the printer active, were checked. (Printer Active, Printer accepts print jobs, Printer ready for use) or something similar to that (it's in German). So I checked them, waited a minute, and then printed out a test page without a problem. Is this behavior (installed printer that's not activated by/for the system) by design? I haven't had this problem with any other distro that I used during the past several years ... which is why I'm asking that question.
Aww, gee, gotta go, running late, wife is hollering ...
Thanks for the help.