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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

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Post by Dennis-TW » Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:35 pm

dolphin_oracle wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:59 pm
Nvidia is a little problematic right now too as some systems require an xorg.conf and some don't (and in fact, it causes problems).
Perhaps there could be some more detailed information on that in the forum (sticky thread) or warning at the homepage (..in case I didn't see it)

That Nvidia problem initially made me delete MX from my machine a few months ago, because I didn't know what to do and didn't find the information to fix this at that time. Fortunately, all other distros I tried since then had their quirks too and with the second or third try I finally found out (somewhere else I guess) that renaming/deleting xorg.conf is a possible solution.

I mean, it is really frustrating for a newbie to sit in front of a black screen with only a blinking cursor ... especially when the installation of the Nvidia driver via MX Tools provides a certain level of trust that everything should work.

Quite often you never get a second chance to make a first impression.
Distro: MX 18.3 | Kernel: 5.1.2-antix.1-amd64-smp | Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3

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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

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Post by colin_b » Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:39 pm

Version: 18.2
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-04-11
Votes: 1

Upgrading from 17.1 to 18.2 rendered my PC unusable.

On a semi rolling distro, the version is Philosophical.

All our machines are kept up to date, running fast and stable. No issues worth complaining about.
I'm baffled. :huh:

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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

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Post by Stevo » Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:44 pm

I used to be Philosophical, but now I'm just amused.

And we still get a 9 on that review?

I see the trolls are still active, but maybe they want the attention, so I'm done reposting those obvious ones.

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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

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Post by colin_b » Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:40 am

Version: 18.2
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-04-12
Votes: 0

The only fault I can think of arose when installing. Choosing partitions would be improved by the option of adding other partitions to be included for automatic mounting. This is standard on xubuntu and mint xfce but not on MX.

Other than that, very nice work. Thank you.

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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

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Post by colin_b » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:57 pm

Version: 18.2
Rating: 4
Date: 2019-04-15
Votes: 0

Works fine from the USB, but when installed on an Acer Cloudbook, it does not boot to the desktop but just command line mode. Earlier version was fine.

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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

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Post by colin_b » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:07 pm

Version: 18.2
Rating: 5
Date: 2019-04-15
Votes: 0

Tried it for over a week. It is very buggy. Settings change on there own. Very poor support. Missing codecs for kdenlive. Going back to Linux Mint. A Much better distro!
What a pile of poo. The only reason I've posted it is because I'm wondering if any codecs are missing.
Version: 18.2
Rating: 5
Date: 2019-04-15
Votes: 0

It is not so perfect distro.

...

Is it suitable for the end user? May be, but a quantity more suitable for experienced user. If you install/upgrade an application from the backports repository and you experience problems, you may not know how to get it back.
Um, what does the PI say when you click across to backports?
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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

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Post by colin_b » Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:39 pm

Version: 18.2
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-04-24
Votes: 0

Cons:

Dated applications or libraries, audio/video codecs, example opus, probably the best high fidelity lossy audio codec devised is way back in non-stable version in this MX 18.2 distribution.
I have no idea if this helps, but the latest stable release of Opus is at https://www.opus-codec.org/downloads/

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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

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Post by Stevo » Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:42 pm

The latest stable Opus is now in our test repo.

Here's one that takes off five points because the Tor Browser, a third-party, non-MX program, kept crashing for them. 9_9
Version: 18.2
Rating: 5
Date: 2019-04-28
Votes: 0


As an experienced Linux user for decades now, in the 32-bits version of MX-18.2 Tor browser crashed over and over again. Mostly after a few minutes or so, that safe browser crashed. I have to admit MX-18.2 runs on my old laptop very well, but as I do not use Tor browser on that device, I have no experience what would happen if I did. MX-18.2 is very fast, offers a complete set of software.
I don't have any crashes with the 64-bit version at all.

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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

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Post by colin_b » Thu May 02, 2019 7:22 pm

Version: 18.2
Rating: 3
Date: 2019-05-02
Votes: 0

Not sure if it takes longer to boot into the live USB but mine gets stuck "Starting cgroup management daemon: cgmanager" never gets thru the boot so I can't use it.

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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

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Post by Mauser » Fri May 03, 2019 6:03 pm

Ghost 67 Linux say it best about the negative reviews. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWDlCUqzp5Q
I am command line illiterate. :confused:

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