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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

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Post by PPC » Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:42 am

hi everyone!

One more confusing (to me) review (or reveiw??? :happy: )
"MXLinux is good for laptops with basic linux users who want something that looks decent and runs fast. But once you get into the advanced customization, you'll find that MXLinux is very messy. "
I'm not really into advanced customization on MX, but what could this reviewer be talking about? Is there anything I'm missing? He/she talks about Gentoo, which I've never tried... ("as customizable and sane as gentoo, but already configured for desktops")
How exactly is Gentoo "saner" than MX???

P.

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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

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Post by Buck Fankers » Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:27 am

PPC wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:42 am
He/she talks about Gentoo, which I've never tried... ("as customizable and sane as gentoo, but already configured for desktops") How exactly is Gentoo "saner" than MX???
There is no way one can compare Gentoo and MX. These are two different words.
It is like difference between regular car user/driver and someone who is a mechanic and who constantly (as good mechanic) tweaks his engine setting to get extra horse power or what's not.

(S)he will not be happy with anything other than Gentoo so why even bother?

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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

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Post by aledie » Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:45 pm

I really don't get it, did the guy not start with antiX before moving on to MX... It could have been 10/10 for antiX!? Bad one can not reply to such reviews...

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Version: 17.1
Rating: 7
Date: 2018-12-03
Votes: 0


Great distro! The only thing that prevents me from using it is the theme and the Desktop environment!

I would like to have a chance to use rox + icewm or lxde vanilla..LXQT and xfce are too heavy for my laptop, an fluxbox version with rox would also be a great option !
MX-18 (x64): HP 8460p, i5-2540M, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, HD3000

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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

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Post by Stevo » Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:12 pm

aledie wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:45 pm
I really don't get it, did the guy not start with antiX before moving on to MX... It could have been 10/10 for antiX!? Bad one can not reply to such reviews...

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Version: 17.1
Rating: 7
Date: 2018-12-03
Votes: 0


Great distro! The only thing that prevents me from using it is the theme and the Desktop environment!

I would like to have a chance to use rox + icewm or lxde vanilla..LXQT and xfce are too heavy for my laptop, an fluxbox version with rox would also be a great option !
Yes, we keep getting 10/10 reviews, some 9's, then oddballs like this come in and kill our average. I wouldn't mind if they had a legitimate point, but to knock off points because their machine is too old to run xfce?

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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

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Post by colin_b » Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:01 pm

Version: 18
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-12-20
Votes: 2

The only feature i would like to see implemented is Nvidia-Prime instead of Bumblebee or at least an option to choose from it, as far as vulkan is not supported by bumblebee it makes no sense to use it anymore for gaming on Linux, DXVK is rocking baby!

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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

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Post by colin_b » Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:33 pm

Version: 18
Rating: 7
Date: 2018-12-25
Votes: 1

Had 17.1 installed. Was working fine, until I could not boot because no video.

Tried 18.0. I need to make changes using gsettings, but gsettings was not installed. Tried dconf-editor, and was able to make settings changes, but they did not take because they were never applied.

Then tried to install the gsettings program, which means I had to install libglib2.0-bin. However, this meant Gimp had to be removed, along with some mX-specific version of some package.

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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

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Post by Stevo » Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:37 pm

colin_b wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:33 pm
Version: 18
Rating: 7
Date: 2018-12-25
Votes: 1

Had 17.1 installed. Was working fine, until I could not boot because no video.

Tried 18.0. I need to make changes using gsettings, but gsettings was not installed. Tried dconf-editor, and was able to make settings changes, but they did not take because they were never applied.

Then tried to install the gsettings program, which means I had to install libglib2.0-bin. However, this meant Gimp had to be removed, along with some mX-specific version of some package.
Nonsense:

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$ apt policy libglib2.0-bin
libglib2.0-bin:
  Installed: 2.56.1-2~mx17+1
  Candidate: 2.56.1-2~mx17+1
  Version table:
 *** 2.56.1-2~mx17+1 500
        500 http://la.mxrepo.com/mx/repo stretch/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
The only way that could happen if they can't make contact with the MX repos, but that should show with some error messages.

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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

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Post by colin_b » Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:26 am

Problem came when I try to install and wasted 4-5hrs until I decided to give Linux Mint ver. 19 a try which works flawless unlike MX ver. 18.

The issue is MX ver. 18 CANNOT DETECT a new M.2 NVME drive, which I plan to install. UEFI is reading it on my mate's ThinkPad E585 (e585 bios does not have SATA to ACHI setting, which I presume ACHI should be default). I am a not-good-enough user which could be limited but I was terribly disappointed when Linux Mint 19 just work (of course, after the E585 firmware bug) and allowing it to be installed on the m.2 nvme drive!

Hopefully, the issue will be addressed soon! Thanks!

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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

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Post by Stevo » Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:34 pm

It would help if they gave some information about the drive, since maybe there are known kernel problems and fixes for specific models. But nooooooooo...

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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

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Post by colin_b » Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:35 pm

Version: 18
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-01-04
Votes: 23

So far, everything that's been broken by systemd in Mint is working in MX like the LightDM guest accounts (without the containment, or lack thereof, security bug) and the successful unmounting of encrypted directories on logout (another systemd security fail). Although you do have to edit a configuration file to enable the LightDM guest accounts (hint to the admin tool devs).

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