Yea, it was a bit confusing to me, since it appears that each partition should have its own options for things like file system type. Again, OpenSUSE is using a config with a btrfs root partition, and an xfs home partition by default with its installer, and I want to use that same setup type with MX.
I've been keeping an eye on MX Linux for a while now, I and have been impressed by the progress you guys have made with it. So, you should all be proud of what has been accomplished, and the work by a lot of you has got to be appreciated by users. The docs and videos (for example, the great content from Dolphin_Oracle) are nice, too. MX Linux is just so easy to use and update, it is amazing.
A lot of things like the monthly snapshots, community respins and more also lend to its appeal (not to mention the ability to run on very modest hardware), with a very friendly community of members participating in the forums, always ready to lend a hand.
So, please keep up the good work.
I had bought a couple of cheap (under $100 each) Dell Inspiron 11 (3162) netbooks almost two years ago with a coupon code for more off during a Dell Outlet sale. I buy most computers from Dell Outlet in refurbished condition, since you can find some great deals that way if you're a good shopper. They both appeared to be new when I got them (and I've had the same experience with all of the refurbished computers I've bought directly from Dell Outlet over the years.
One of them was $95.30, and the other one was $83.40, both purchased in October 2016, both sitting on a shelf unused. They are a bit under powered, with Intel N3050 CPUs in both. There is 2GB DDR3 and a 500GB drive in one; with 4GB DDR3 and a 32GB eMMC drive in the other one.
I had planned to give one of them to my wife to replace a tablet she uses, and its screen recently cracked so now is a good time. I've thought about using the one with 4GB of RAM attached to a den TV (using an HDMI Port since the netbook and tv both have hdmi), with external storage via USB, perhaps letting it serve multiple duties including media player, file server, and more, using a wireless keyboard from my recliner.
I already have a Logiiech K400 designed for that purpose. This one (although i haven't tried it with MX 17.1 yer):
https://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/ ... oard-k400r
Again, I've just never taken the time to mess with them until now, and MX 17.1 appears to be a good fit for them. So far, so good. Everything works without issues, although I need to tweak some settings for the touchpad when using an external mouse, to keep them from conflicting with each tther, disabling the touchpad when typing, etc.) I'll do that this evening. Heck, I may just disable the darn touchpad entirely, since I prefer an external mouse anyway, and the touchpad just gets in the way, even after setting things like a delay before it works when typing with the keyboard
Here's the config for the one I installed MX-17.1 to (as originally installed, with both home and root setup as btrfs)
System: Host: mx Kernel: 4.15.0-1-amd64 x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3
Distro: MX-17.1_x64 Horizon March 14, 2018
Machine: Type: Portable System: Dell product: Inspiron 11-3162 v: 2.4.0
serial: <root required>
Mobo: Dell model: 0YHK7J v: A00 serial: <root required> UEFI: Dell v: 2.4.0
Battery: ID-1: BAT0 charge: 32.0 Wh condition: 32.0/32.0 Wh (100%)
CPU: Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Celeron N3050 bits: 64 type: MCP L2 cache: 1024 KiB
Speed: 1070 MHz min/max: 480/2160 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1070 2: 1558
Graphics: Card-1: Intel Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx Integrated Graphics
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.2 driver: fbdev,modesetting unloaded: vesa
OpenGL: renderer: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 3.9 128 bits) v: 3.3 Mesa 13.0.6
Audio: Card-1: Intel Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx Series High
Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.15.0-1-amd64
Network: Card-1: Intel Wireless 3160 driver: iwlwifi
IF: wlan0 state: up mac: 2c:6e:85:bd:f4:2a
Drives: HDD Total Size: 465.76 GiB used: 5.27 GiB (1.1%)
ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Toshiba model: MQ01ABF050 size: 465.76 GiB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 15.62 GiB used: 4.47 GiB (28.6%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda6
ID-2: /home size: 19.53 GiB used: 257.6 MiB (1.3%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda8
ID-3: swap-1 size: 4.00 GiB used: 539.5 MiB (13.2%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda7
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 50.0 C mobo: 39.0 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Repos: Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/antix.list
1: deb http://repo.antixlinux.com/stretch
Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian-stable-updates.list
1: deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/
stretch-updates main contrib non-free
Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian.list
1: deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/
stretch main contrib non-free
2: deb http://security.debian.org/
stretch/updates main contrib non-free
Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mx.list
1: deb http://mxrepo.com/mx/repo/
stretch main non-free
No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/various.list
Info: Processes: 218 Uptime: 4h 40m Memory: 1.85 GiB used: 1.52 GiB (82.1%) Shell: init