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Re: MX-17 Beta 2 Feedback

#221 Postby danielson » Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:52 am

With Manjaro, updating to newest kernel always erases boot entry to Windows.
Can grub-customizer help to avoid this in MX-Linux?
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Re: MX-17 Beta 2 Feedback

#222 Postby dolphin_oracle » Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:54 am

danielson wrote:With Manjaro, updating to newest kernel always erases boot entry to Windows.
Can grub-customizer help to avoid this in MX-Linux?


I've got 4 kernels installed right now (currently using antix 4.14.2 kernel) and my windows entry has remained thru them all.
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Re: MX-17 Beta 2 Feedback

#223 Postby jerry525 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:11 am

Has anyone tried to install the Private Internet Access Open VPN Application?
MX 16 worked a treat with the Version 68. (https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/)
I tried installing the latest version but did not work.
I tried installing earlier versions but no luck also, just got messages that I had the latest version.
I've now done a full reinstall of MX17 beta so am ready to try something.

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Re: MX-17 Beta 2 Feedback

#224 Postby asqwerth » Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:18 am

danielson wrote:With Manjaro, updating to newest kernel always erases boot entry to Windows.
Can grub-customizer help to avoid this in MX-Linux?


A caution: if your main grub is something other than Manjaro, the boot entry generated for Manjaro by your other distro will have a missing portion in the initrd line. That's because Manjaro boots up the intel microcode differently from other distros, which is reflected in their correct/complete grub entry.

You'll need to manually edit the Manjaro boot entry in your other distro to have a proper grub menu entry that boots into Manjaro, or create a custom separate boot entry (manually or using grub-customiser) which has the complete initrd line.

Another caution: using grub-customiser over a long period, especially with a distro that has constant kernel updates (e.g. Manjaro), will lead eventually to lots of repeat entries in grub menu.

For that reason, I made Manjaro my main grub. But then, I don't have Windows on my PC.
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Re: MX-17 Beta 2 Feedback

#225 Postby asqwerth » Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:43 am

Stevo wrote:Any thoughts about going to the newer papirus-icon-theme in testing? Visibly changes the Firefox icon to more to of a reddish instead of orangeish color, and needs a few more MB on the ISO for the new papirus-adapta and papirus-adapta-nokto variants. Lots of other icon additions/changes, too.


I like the adapta variants. FF icon is much more clearly defined now, which I like.
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Re: MX-17 Beta 2 Feedback

#226 Postby dolphin_oracle » Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:50 am

I've asked the papirus guys to modify the help-about icon. conversing with them now, although I'm not sure we are going to get the answer we want.
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Re: MX-17 Beta 2 Feedback

#227 Postby asqwerth » Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:57 am

Actually, what's wrong with the life preserver icon? I'm curious. Or is it just that it refuses to show up at all in the mx-apps when help-about is used as the icon?
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Re: MX-17 Beta 2 Feedback

#228 Postby dolphin_oracle » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:03 am

asqwerth wrote:Actually, what's wrong with the life preserver icon? I'm curious. Or is it just that it refuses to show up at all in the mx-apps when help-about is used as the icon?



there is not wrong with it per se, it just doesn't match the other default icons on the mx-app button bars. Its also not consistent in papirus, depending on size for instance.
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Re: MX-17 Beta 2 Feedback

#229 Postby jerry525 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:20 pm

jerry525 wrote:Has anyone tried to install the Private Internet Access Open VPN Application?
MX 16 worked a treat with the Version 68. (https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/)
I tried installing the latest version but did not work.
I tried installing earlier versions but no luck also, just got messages that I had the latest version.
I've now done a full reinstall of MX17 beta so am ready to try something.


I’ve moved to Linux Mint (ironically it's where I started), really sorry, I loved MX. But PIA worked straight away with the latest Mint Cinnamon edition.
I wish you all well.

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Re: MX-17 Beta 2 Feedback

#230 Postby Jerry3904 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:01 pm

Thanks for letting us know--now we'll look into it!
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