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Re: MX-17 Release Candidate 1 - Feedback

#161 Post by Adrian » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:12 am

Most importantly, have you been nice?

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Re: MX-17 Release Candidate 1 - Feedback

#162 Post by ChrisUK » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:52 am

ChrisUK wrote:Firstly, great work on MX17 - used the RC since release... only 2 minor problems:

CD/DVDs aren't detected unless I load them using something like VLC to attempt to play the content. To be clear, nothing shows up in Thunar until loaded by VLC.

Also, resume from suspend is unpredictable - sometimes just get a black screen; only way around it is login to TTY1 (CTRL-ALT-F1) and then TTY7 (CTRL-ALT-F7) gets the Desktop back.

I'm not on MX17 ATM, as I'm updating Manjaro.

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System:    Kernel: 4.9.0-4-amd64 x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3
           Distro: MX-17.RC1_x64 Horizon December 10, 2017
Machine:   Device: laptop System: SAMSUNG product: RV411/RV511/E3511/S3511/RV711 serial: N/A
           Mobo: SAMSUNG model: RV411/RV511/E3511/S3511/RV711 serial: N/A
           BIOS: Phoenix v: 03PA.M001.20110312.XW date: 03/12/2011
Battery    BAT1: charge: 9.7 Wh 100.0% condition: 9.7/47.5 Wh (20%)
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i3 M 380 (-MT-MCP-) speed/max: 1066/2533 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GT218M [GeForce 315M]
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.2 )
           drivers: nouveau (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1366x768@59.99hz
           OpenGL: renderer: Gallium 0.4 on NVA8 version: 3.3 Mesa 13.0.6
Network:   Card-1: Broadcom Limited BCM4313 802.11bgn Wireless Network Adapter driver: wl
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCIE Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver: r8169
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 250.1GB (53.5% used)
Info:      Processes: 198 Uptime: 1:36 Memory: 735.8/5832.7MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.53 
EDIT: I've switched to the 4.9 series Kernel as it works fine with my hardware... both of the above problems occur with the later Kernels too
Just an update:

No need to actually login to TTY1 on resume, just activate TTY1 then switch to TTY7 (so just do CTRL-ALT-F1 then CTRL-ALT F7. Not happening often though, and it's not a problem for me.

After installing all of the programs that I use daily, and setting everything up to suit me, I'm very happy with the result. Some nice touches here and there by the devs, it's the attention to detail that makes a Distro stand out from the crowd... again, nice work ;)
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#163 Post by vamsi » Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:26 pm

Just watched this video MX-17 build Compiz Reloaded
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJwhGehfey8
will it cause any instability if i do this??

Thanks.. :happy: :happy:

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#164 Post by richb » Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:38 pm

Compiz is available in the MX Package installer, no need to build anything, I have been using it since beta 2 without a problem.
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#165 Post by Adrian » Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:56 pm

As a rule of thumb if you look for a program try first to see if it's available in MX Package (either under Popular Application tab, or under Full App Catalog: either Stable or MX Test Repo). If it's not there you can make a request to our packagers and they are usually very quick to add a build to MX Test Repo (if possible, depending on the app).

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#166 Post by vamsi » Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:04 pm

richb wrote:Compiz is available in the MX Package installer, no need to build anything, I have been using it since beta 2 without a problem.
i think it is bit outdated ..

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#167 Post by vamsi » Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:09 pm

richb wrote:Compiz is available in the MX Package installer, no need to build anything, I have been using it since beta 2 without a problem.
hmm.. actually there is difference between compiz and compiz related

http://www.pclinuxos.com/forum/index.php?topic=138878.0
https://www.reddit.com/r/linuxmasterrac ... ining_the/

and compiz reloaded is under development it seems
https://github.com/compiz-reloaded

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#168 Post by asqwerth » Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:11 pm

vamsi wrote:
richb wrote:Compiz is available in the MX Package installer, no need to build anything, I have been using it since beta 2 without a problem.
i think it is bit outdated ..
Isn't the compiz in MXPI actually the revived Compiz Reloaded, ie, 0.8.14? I think that was the reason behind Stevo packaging this in MXPI.

Version 0.9 doesn't seem as popular as Reloaded.

And it's better to just do the one-click install from MXPI Popular Apps tab. There was no need to try to figure out which of the many compiz packages were needed or part of the same version.
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Re: MX-17 Release Candidate 1 - Feedback

#169 Post by richb » Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:13 pm

vamsi wrote:
richb wrote:Compiz is available in the MX Package installer, no need to build anything, I have been using it since beta 2 without a problem.
i think it is bit outdated ..
It is 2.08.14. The latest stable version is 2.08.8 The 2.09 versions are listed as unstable.It is completely functional with all the goodies that are needed.
The 0.9.x versions up to 0.9.5 were seen as unstable/beta software.
Compiz Reloaded[edit]
A group[28] forked the Compiz 0.8 series code base and modernized it and maintains it as of 2017
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compiz
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Re: MX-17 Release Candidate 1 - Feedback

#170 Post by vamsi » Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:21 pm

richb wrote:
vamsi wrote:
richb wrote:Compiz is available in the MX Package installer, no need to build anything, I have been using it since beta 2 without a problem.
i think it is bit outdated ..
It is 2.08.14. The latest stable version is 2.08.8 The 2.09 versions are listed as unstable.It is completely functional with all the goodies that are needed.
The 0.9.x versions up to 0.9.5 were seen as unstable/beta software.
Compiz Reloaded[edit]
A group[28] forked the Compiz 0.8 series code base and modernized it and maintains it as of 2017
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compiz
okay how about adding unstable version to MX Test Repo :happy: :happy:

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