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Re: Suggestion - MX Setup

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Post by colin_b » Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:28 pm

Thanks for the replies. I didn't expect to cause a kerfuffle :eek:
Adrian wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:30 pm
I'm for providing tools but I'm against dumbing things down, the options are available in MX Tweaks and in other tools, there's a manual... not my problem if people don't read it. How do you think that presenting stuff in terminal would be any better than providing GUI tools and a big "Welcome" app that pops up at the beginning and displays useful apps and a link to the manual?
I'm not looking to dumb things down, I am simply suggesting a simple way to configure MX upon first use. I am also not suggesting that the welcome gui be replaced with the terminal. What I am suggesting is that maybe the link to MX Tweak is replaced with a link to a terminal app called something like "MX Setup".

The aim of the app is to make the initial setup as quick and painless as possible. I saw a forum thread a few days ago which suggested things to remember when migrating to MX 18. A setup app would eliminate the need for this.

I am soon going to be migrating MX 16 to MX 18, and a list of things to remember which are easily accessible via the terminal would be really useful. People can make suggestions for what should be included in the list, a few examples I can think of are MX Tweak, Select Sound, Set Cleanup, Boot Options, Codecs installer and System Locales. Setting swappiness, the option to turn zRam on and off and hp-setup could also be included. If someone doesn't know what these settings do then they can look in the manual.

The end result would allow MX to be set up in a matter of minutes.
PPC wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:23 am
Creating a terminal "menu" would be easy to do (hell, probably even I can do it after googling a bit about scripts)...
This is what I was thinking, it would be something which is easy to put together and modify. Creating a gui based app would take more work, so why not use a feature which is baked into Linux to save unnecessary coding?
PPC wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:23 am
Newbies presented with a text menu would think "is this the dark ages?"
I don't think so. I'm not a fan of using the terminal, but if it provides useful functionality then I don't care. It would generally only ever be used on the initial setup, so it's not going to make MX look like a relic.

Anyway, this is only a suggestion which I thought was worthy of throwing in the mix.

Have a good Christmas everyone!

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Re: Suggestion - MX Setup

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Post by manyroads » Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:38 pm

We all are working at different skill levels. It will always be that way. The beauty of this community has a lot to do with the excellent and patient help offered to those who request it.

There truly is never a perfect design nor level of detail. Perfection in those & other realms comes from those wonderful people who help those in need...

I think that sums it up for both this Christian season as well as this generous community. I love your expressions of interest.
"Don't believe everything you think."
Pax vobiscum,
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Re: Suggestion - MX Setup

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Post by Mauser » Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:41 pm


This is what I was thinking, it would be something which is easy to put together and modify. Creating a gui based app would take more work, so why not use a feature which is baked into Linux to save unnecessary coding?

That wouldn't work for people like me who are command line illiterate. I agree with Adrian. If they can't read the manual there is no way they are going to be able to read what's in the Terminal. I found that the developers made it very easy to set up MX Linux to my liking.
I am command line illiterate. :confused:

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Re: Suggestion - MX Setup

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Post by colin_b » Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:53 pm

Mauser wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:41 pm
That wouldn't work for people like me who are command line illiterate.
I am also command line illiterate. If you look at my initial post you will see I am suggesting that a list in the terminal is used to launch other tools, e.g. MX Tweak selected in terminal launches the MX Tweak tool when enter is pressed.

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Re: Suggestion - MX Setup

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Post by Mauser » Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:58 pm

colin_b wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:53 pm
Mauser wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:41 pm
That wouldn't work for people like me who are command line illiterate.
I am also command line illiterate. If you look at my initial post you will see I am suggesting that a list in the terminal is used to launch other tools, e.g. MX Tweak selected in terminal launches the MX Tweak tool when enter is pressed.
I don't understand what you mean but whatever. :confused:
I am command line illiterate. :confused:

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Re: Suggestion - MX Setup

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Post by rokytnji.1 » Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:49 pm

Well. :confused:
For the command illiterate. There is helper of sorts. Just not sure right now if MX packaged Cli Companion for MX or not.
http://www.linux-magazine.com/Online/Bl ... -Companion

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harry@biker:~
$ apt search cli companion
Sorting... Done
Full Text Search... Done
clicompanion/now 1.3-1 all [installed,local]
  run terminal commands from a GUI storing commands for later use
That I installed local on AntiX 15 32 bit long ago.
Don't remember how I did it. Could be I grabbed a Ubuntu .deb or installed from source tarball.
This install is years old.
Edit: I probably used this page to install cli-companion
https://launchpad.net/clicompanion

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$ inxi -S
System:    Host: biker Kernel: 4.9.83-antix.1-686-smp-pae i686 bits: 32 Desktop: IceWM 1.3.8 
           Distro: antiX-15-V_386-full Killah P 30 June 2015 

I know when I installed cli-companion. I did not use Ubuntu repos/ppa's

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harry@biker:~
$ inxi -r
Repos:     Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/antix.list 
           1: deb http://repo.antixlinux.com/jessie jessie main nosystemd
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian.list 
           1: deb http://ftp.gr.debian.org/debian/ jessie main contrib non-free
           2: deb http://security.debian.org/ jessie/updates main contrib non-free
           No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mx.list 
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/palemoon.list 
           1: deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/stevenpusser/Debian_8.0/ /
           No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/siduction.list 
           No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/various.list 
harry@biker:~
Posted by a high school drop out with a G.E.D. Dumber than a box of rocks when it came to computers.
But I manage.

With stuff like this. Instead of pretty birds and flowers.
link

Now I am distro team member. A mod on forums. Maybe I'm stupid. But not lazy. :happy:

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PS. I have tons of personal experience breaking my linux installs through the years.
I learned how to pick up the pieces also as a learning experience.

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Re: Suggestion - MX Setup

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Post by Mauser » Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:08 am

rokytnji.1 wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:49 pm
Well. :confused:
For the command illiterate. There is helper of sorts. Just not sure right now if MX packaged Cli Companion for MX or not.
http://www.linux-magazine.com/Online/Bl ... -Companion
harry@biker:~
$ apt search cli companion
Sorting... Done
Full Text Search... Done
clicompanion/now 1.3-1 all [installed,local]
run terminal commands from a GUI storing commands for later use

PS. I have tons of personal experience breaking my linux installs through the years.
I learned how to pick up the pieces also as a learning experience.
Automotive High School Trade School graduate top of the class and the highest score in the whole state 1982 on the New York State Automotive Repair Certification test with numerous automotive technician degrees later on from Mercedes Benz and Ford Motor Company New York State Inspector that still can't make sense of the Gibberish of the command line which I first experienced back in 1982 and still doesn't make sense in 2018. Not lazy as I worked so hard that I became crippled from it. Thanks for that link on that Giberish.
I am command line illiterate. :confused:

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Re: Suggestion - MX Setup

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Post by manyroads » Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:12 am

If there is one thing you need to learn it is cut & paste... with that you can become a computer command line expert. :pint:
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Re: Suggestion - MX Setup

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Post by KoO » Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:18 am

@colin-b
This idea maybe better suited to AntiX as their are some already great command line tools too use. (antiX-cli-cc , cli-aptiX , inxi , conky etc)

Plus Ranger the best file browser I have ever used , vim , ncmpcpp , zsh . their is nothing wrong with the installed bash script at all.. (all third party) + many more

MX = GUI (even though I you this with i3)

CLI Companion Does it run in cli mode. Their you go GUI helping CLI users awesome. What came first the egg or the chicken..

Be Nice
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Re: Suggestion - MX Setup

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Post by Mauser » Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:18 am

manyroads wrote:
Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:12 am
If there is one thing you need to learn it is cut & paste... with that you can become a computer command line expert. :pint:
You must mean copy and paste which I have been doing on this and other Linux forums which is all I can do when it comes to the command line. It doesn't make me an expert but it serves it's purpose.
I am command line illiterate. :confused:

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