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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

#71 Post by Gordon Cooper » Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:56 am

I know that american English differs from the basics that I learned at school, but I doubt if the spelling of reveiw is one of the differences.? Review surely !!!
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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

#72 Post by Richard » Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:33 am

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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

#73 Post by colin_b » Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:24 am

Gordon Cooper wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:56 am
I know that american English differs from the basics that I learned at school, but I doubt if the spelling of reveiw is one of the differences.? Review surely !!!
Oops. My fault. :embarrassed:

It was really late when I made the initial post, and in my sleep deprived state I made a spelling mistake on the post subject. It seems pointless changing it now.

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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

#74 Post by dolphin_oracle » Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:26 am

colin_b wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:24 am
Gordon Cooper wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:56 am
I know that american English differs from the basics that I learned at school, but I doubt if the spelling of reveiw is one of the differences.? Review surely !!!
Oops. My fault. :embarrassed:

It was really late when I made the initial post, and in my sleep deprived state I made a spelling mistake on the post subject. It seems pointless changing it now.
LOL I never noticed that! Of course, my speling stinks
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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

#75 Post by colin_b » Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:46 pm

Almost not directly related to the distro itself: I had many problems installing the nvidea video driver (MX has a dedicated application for it- just type nvidia in the menu box, press enter and it installs, but for unkown reasons, the driver kept insisting on giving me 640x480 only). Also, not that big deal: the Google Earth that MX tries to install refuses to install. I had to download the .deb file and manually install that.
Are these things that can be addressed?

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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

#76 Post by sunrat » Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:22 pm

colin_b wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:46 pm
Almost not directly related to the distro itself: I had many problems installing the nvidea video driver...
Are these things that can be addressed?
Yes indeed. Reminding them to check spelling before posting may help. :p

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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

#77 Post by dolphin_oracle » Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:21 pm

colin_b wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:46 pm
Almost not directly related to the distro itself: I had many problems installing the nvidea video driver (MX has a dedicated application for it- just type nvidia in the menu box, press enter and it installs, but for unkown reasons, the driver kept insisting on giving me 640x480 only). Also, not that big deal: the Google Earth that MX tries to install refuses to install. I had to download the .deb file and manually install that.
Are these things that can be addressed?
The nvidia thing is a bit of a mystery. I think I tried to help that person in the forum.

Google Earth is on the list. Hopefully this weekend.
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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

#78 Post by colin_b » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:39 pm

Great job.

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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

#79 Post by Stevo » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:47 pm

Google is killing off the 6.0.3 version of Google Earth that Debian's googleearth-package script/MXPI was downloading, so they no longer have it available for download. We're looking into having MXPI use the new 7.3 GE Pro that they offer instead.

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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

#80 Post by PPC » Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:35 am

Hi! I'm the guy that posted the Distrowatch review that addressed the "Almost not directly related to the distro itself" "cons"...

@dolphin_oracle - sorry, you tried to help a different person on the forum, not me, but I read that thread... My problem "magically" solved itself after a nvidia driver instalation that went wrong -giving me no graphical interface (yes I used the official MX nvidia install about half a dozen times to try solutions that were suggested on the forum...), I rebooted one time after one install and for reason the nvidia control panel started showing more screen resolutions. to this day I don't know what happened, I'm just happy it's working now...

The google earth install isn't such a big deal, but it may shoo away some linux newbies. Probably easy to solve by changing the file "MX tools" points to...

The only real cons I can think off that are really MX "fault" are:
- the from=usb option I had to use to be able to boot from usb (probably related to my funky 10 years old motherboard). Funny story: if I try to boot without that option I get a kernel error, with a option to continue booting. If I do so I'm presented with a copy of antiX screen and menu but the system does not respond to any input from the keyboard or the mouse :-)
- Also I bet that for non english speaking newbie users having to change Firefox UI language is a bit scary (it's on the manual, I guess but there's no portuguese version of the manual yet- yes I could help with that but, it's a huge enterprise, it's 150 pages...).

I gave MX top marks on my (very positive) review :-)

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