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Re: MX-18 beta 1 feedback-MXPI not installing kernel

#211 Post by entropyfoe » Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:02 am

See my post #204 in this MX18 beta1 thread.

I am still fighting the Ryzen crash/reboot at idle problem.

From caprea's comments, and Pauls trials, I am trying to install the 4.19-antix.1 kernel with the MX Package installer.
But I get the errors in the #204 post, so I cannot try that kernel.

1. Any ideas why the MXPI did not install the kernel? I updated both MX 17.1 and 18 grubs.
Are my repositories messed up? I do have the dev repo enables (to get the nvidia driver-which worked).

2. Or can I some how install another parameter at grub time to make the rcu-nocbs=0-11 fix work in the MX kernel?
That may be this line...

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Re: MX-18 beta 1 feedback-MXPI not installing kernel

#212 Post by fehlix » Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:51 am

entropyfoe wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:02 am
See my post #204 in this MX18 beta1 thread.
But I get the errors in the #204 post, so I cannot try that kernel.
1. Any ideas why the MXPI did not install the kernel? I updated both MX 17.1 and 18 grubs.
Are my repositories messed up? I do have the dev repo enables (to get the nvidia driver-which worked).
I might have missed something. If you are referring to the timeout "Could not connect to iso.mxrepo.com",
then the answer is simple: In such cases just select another repo-mirror with MX Repo Manager.
You might either select manually or try to select fastest. Note the later selection will only check the server is up,
but will not check the functionality to work properly as repo-server.
Having a pool of repo-mirrors is not only in respect of download bandwidth but also to cater for the case
if one repo is temporarily not available, which can happen.
BTW, meanwhile iso.mxrepo.com should be back again.
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Re: MX-18 beta 1 feedback

#213 Post by Adrian » Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:55 am

skidoo wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:10 am
Quick access to MX User Manual is a standout feature. IIRC, what tripped me up while wearing my "noob user" tester hat:
When MXUM is launched from the welcome dialog, the welcome dialog autohides (and no taskbar item for it).
Please consider using nohup or disown in the Welcome--}MXUM launchstring, as well as for a select few other launchers presented within the Welcome dialog.
OK, I can see having to have MXUM running in parallel with other apps, so I think it's a good suggestion to make it run with disown, for the rest of the apps I think I prefer the way it works now, meaning there's a clear workflow, you press on Teaks you do your teaks, finish with that and close it, Welcome screen comes back on.

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Re: MX-18 beta 1 feedback

#214 Post by fehlix » Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:05 pm

Adrian wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:55 am
skidoo wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:10 am
Quick access to MX User Manual is a standout feature. IIRC, what tripped me up while wearing my "noob user" tester hat:
When MXUM is launched from the welcome dialog, the welcome dialog autohides (and no taskbar item for it).
Please consider using nohup or disown in the Welcome--}MXUM launchstring, as well as for a select few other launchers presented within the Welcome dialog.
OK, I can see having to have MXUM running in parallel with other apps, so I think it's a good suggestion to make it run with disown, for the rest of the apps I think I prefer the way it works now, meaning there's a clear workflow, you press on Teaks you do your teaks, finish with that and close it, Welcome screen comes back on.
I support skiddo's proposal. :exclamation: Remember, newbies don't have a workflow, they want to look around first. A disappearance of the Welcome screen is rather irritating, not only for newbies for me too.
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Re: MX-18 beta 1 feedback

#215 Post by Adrian » Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:13 pm

fehlix wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:05 pm
Adrian wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:55 am
skidoo wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:10 am
Quick access to MX User Manual is a standout feature. IIRC, what tripped me up while wearing my "noob user" tester hat:
When MXUM is launched from the welcome dialog, the welcome dialog autohides (and no taskbar item for it).
Please consider using nohup or disown in the Welcome--}MXUM launchstring, as well as for a select few other launchers presented within the Welcome dialog.
OK, I can see having to have MXUM running in parallel with other apps, so I think it's a good suggestion to make it run with disown, for the rest of the apps I think I prefer the way it works now, meaning there's a clear workflow, you press on Teaks you do your teaks, finish with that and close it, Welcome screen comes back on.
I support skiddo's proposal. :exclamation: Remember, newbies don't have a workflow, they want to look around first. A disappearance of the Welcome screen is rather irritating, not only for newbies for me too.
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OK, fine, I wanted to avoid something like this:

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Re: MX-18 beta 1 feedback

#216 Post by fehlix » Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:24 pm

Adrian wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:13 pm
fehlix wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:05 pm
Adrian wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:55 am

OK, I can see having to have MXUM running in parallel with other apps, so I think it's a good suggestion to make it run with disown, for the rest of the apps I think I prefer the way it works now, meaning there's a clear workflow, you press on Teaks you do your teaks, finish with that and close it, Welcome screen comes back on.
I support skiddo's proposal. :exclamation: Remember, newbies don't have a workflow, they want to look around first. A disappearance of the Welcome screen is rather irritating, not only for newbies for me too.
:puppy:
OK, fine, I wanted to avoid something like this:
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Understand. It might be less irritating keeping the Welcom screen up, then this disappearing and suddenly appearing again.
It's now kind of/like Whisker-menu disappears when clicking an app, but suddenly from nowhere it appears again.
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Re: MX-18 beta 1 feedback

#217 Post by richb » Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:37 pm

I would find leaving the Welcome screen up annoying.
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Re: MX-18 beta 1 feedback

#218 Post by fehlix » Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:40 pm

richb wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:37 pm
I would find leaving the Welcome screen up annoying.
You are not newbie :footinmouth:
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Re: MX-18 beta 1 feedback

#219 Post by richb » Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:47 pm

fehlix wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:40 pm
richb wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:37 pm
I would find leaving the Welcome screen up annoying.
You are not newbie :footinmouth:
I think after a week of use a newbie would find it annoying. Just an opinion and not verifiable. I see nothing wrong with the current setup. For quick access put MX Welcome in Favorites.

EDIT: By the way MX Tools works the same way.
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Re: MX-18 beta 1 feedback

#220 Post by fehlix » Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:54 pm

richb wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:47 pm
fehlix wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:40 pm
richb wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:37 pm
I would find leaving the Welcome screen up annoying.
You are not newbie :footinmouth:
... after a week of use a newbie would ...
... probably rarely open the Welcome screen anyway, if at all. :lipsrsealed:
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