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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

#111 Post by colin_b » Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:23 pm

Version: 17.1
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Date: 2018-10-31
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Ran MX Linux fjor 6 months and enjoyed the experience, except for one issue; no video codecs for my go-to browser, Vivaldi. I may have missed something but apparently the necessary package is not in the Stretch repository and wasn't to be found in Buster's either. As I'm not willing to compromise when it comes to apps I wish to run, I had to look elsewhere to solve this problem. Other than that, MX Linux rates a 10.
The reviewer obviously didn't search forum posts.

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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

#112 Post by tascoast » Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:53 am

I've been considering adding Fedora to a spare partition on my SATA HDD.

Not a big deal when I added Mint recently, avoiding any Grub changes along the way. Mint is , well, minty fresh and dull but quite functional if you like that sort of thing and are happy with fresh and dull.

But Fedora's installer/partitioner approach is quite discouraging, with the manual not making things very clear. Installing seems a fast track for partition ruination, not something I want to deal with just to try out Fedora. Creating custom mount points and locations, along with size, seem to be particularly obtuse and murky functions.

I didn't have much luck with the latest Puppy and OpenSUSE DVDs I created after Unetbootin efforts to create Live USBs proved erratic in their efficacy.

I have even found a new use for MX-16, being that it somehow picks up a wifi signal some considerable distance away that I can connect to courtesy of my mobile phone provider, using it to trickle download aforementioned *'iso files for research purposes.

I have also added the GKrellM monitor to MX-17, streamlining some of the display panel output and detail. Of note is that an android tethered for internet does display above the usb0 field, although C0nky does not show UP/DN statistics, the latter a topic that came up in a recent thread.
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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

#113 Post by Mauser » Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:06 am

colin_b wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:23 pm


The reviewer obviously didn't search forum posts.

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That user didn't ask either in the forum by posting a message of the issue that user was having.

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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

#114 Post by male » Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:22 am

tascoast wrote: I have also added the GKrellM monitor to MX-17, streamlining some of the display panel output and detail. Of note is that an android tethered for internet does display above the usb0 field, although C0nky does not show UP/DN statistics, the latter a topic that came up in a recent thread.
The problem is that you can't see anything in the attached pictures because they are too small... 9_9
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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

#115 Post by Stevo » Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:52 pm

Here's another lovely 1 out of 10 review from today:
Well. I really liked how the distro looks. Like a set of programs. It features my favorite XFCE desktop environment but... This is an incredible piece of sh*t! It hangs every now and then.

The first time I encountered a hang, was during installation from bootable USB when manually partitioning a hard drive, after pressing an Apply button the system did not respond for 10 minutes and I had to press reset.

A second time was when I updated the system and decided to put nvidia drivers. That was a bad idea as I got a bricked device. The system just did not start after that. I had to tweak GRUB go to terminal and type a special ddm-mx command to remove nvidia drivers.

A third time, I just left the system in login screen for 30mins. When I was back and started typing my password, the system suddenly hung just after I typed a half of my password and no response or any reaction from it. Pressing RESTART again! :(

To sum it up. It is very unstable. No way I am putting it now on my computer.
Seems a bit presumptous to call MX unstable when so many other machines run so great with it. It makes me wonder if the poster got a bad download or has some hardware going bad. Too bad they didn't post any hardware data to help us address any possible issue, just a venting of wrath.

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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

#116 Post by Mauser » Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:17 pm

In reply of "#115 Unread post by Stevo » Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:52 pm " This sounds like one of those from a certain Linux distro's community that is not allowed to be mentioned on this forum. I know from my own experience and is why I am using MX Linux and not that distro as I don't associate with trash like that. For Stevo and the rest of the MX Linux development team I know those comments hurt from that trash who posted those lies, but don't take that trash's comments seriously because that's they way they are.

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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

#117 Post by Richard » Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:51 am

For some people, the problem is always something or someone else.
Guess we'll never know the OP's real problem.
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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

#118 Post by colin_b » Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:55 pm

Only one drawback here, but on both machines: suspend/resume does not work as expected. Sometimes I get logged out on resume (on both machines). This is frustrating if you have some work open.

Other distros did not have these problems on these machines.

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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

#119 Post by Jerry3904 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:16 pm

Without info on GPU, kernel, etc. it's hard to do much. Most of the time in my limited realm of experience, the "other distros" are usually running later software versions of one kind or another.
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