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by uncle mark
Mon May 20, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Systemd free MX19?
Replies: 85
Views: 2468

Re: Systemd free MX19?

BitJam wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 12:01 am
Any sufficiently advanced far-sighted pragmatism is indistinguishable from idealism.
Sounds like magic to me.
by uncle mark
Sat May 18, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Systemd free MX19?
Replies: 85
Views: 2468

Re: Systemd free MX19?

Idealogically I want no systemd. Pragmatically I'm booting into it right now because without it my wifi is wonky. This is going to be a big choice for MX very soon. I'll use MX with or without systemd where I can. But if sysVinit gets in my way I'll have to use something else. Ideology is the enemy...
by uncle mark
Sat May 18, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Systemd free MX19?
Replies: 85
Views: 2468

Re: Systemd free MX19?

I guess I understand at a shallow level the technical/philosophical/political objections to systemd, but as an unsophisticated run-of-the-mill user, I don't see what all the fuss is about. I long ago gave up on tilting at windmills and worrying over unknown unknowns, and today just want my machines ...
by uncle mark
Sat May 18, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Hardware /Configuration
Topic: Who is using SSD's?
Replies: 118
Views: 8003

Re: Who is using SSD's?

With the HDD it was 1 minute 30 seconds, with the SSD it's now 1 minute 11 seconds. It's fast er but not what I would call exactly fast. I'm a bit disappointed, but I suppose even a fast drive isn't going to make a slow computer become fast. It is what it is: 32-bit, 1.6GHz Atom CPU, 2GB DDR2 800MH...
by uncle mark
Fri May 17, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: What to do after installing?
Replies: 18
Views: 631

Re: What to do after installing?

I am fairly new to mx linux. I installed it fresh on my acer aspire a515-51. I have an intel 7200u processor, and was wondering if there was anything I should do after a fresh install. What you should do (IMO) is take some time to familiarize yourself with MX as it is OOTB. You'll have plenty of ti...
by uncle mark
Mon May 06, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Just saw dolphin's blog post on systemd-shim
Replies: 33
Views: 1737

Re: Just saw dolphin's blog post on systemd-shim

Sometimes in life -- and in Linux -- you just don't have a choice. systemd is what is being adopted going forward throughout Linuxdom. Sure, niche distros will stick to their never-systemd guns, but they will remain niche distros. Unless a solution can be found that can be maintained for the long te...
by uncle mark
Sat May 04, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Firefox disabling add ons!
Replies: 69
Views: 2866

Re: Firefox disabling add ons!

I am experience the same problem with most of my extensions not working in Firefox. Is there a fix in plain English? "temporarily toggle xpinstall.signatures.required to false in about:config" Open a new tab, type about:config Search for xpinstall Double click on xpinstall.signatures.required That ...
by uncle mark
Sat May 04, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Firefox disabling add ons!
Replies: 69
Views: 2866

Re: Firefox disabling add ons!

Mozilla hasn't released a fixed version yet. You always have the option of installing firefox-esr and using that until Mozilla fixes things. My SOP is to use firefox-esr and pin it. If it ain't broke it don't need fixing. I am now experiencing this Firefox fubar in a load of Mint with Fx ESR 52 whi...
by uncle mark
Sat May 04, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Firefox disabling add ons!
Replies: 69
Views: 2866

Re: Firefox disabling add ons!

Mozilla hasn't released a fixed version yet. You always have the option of installing firefox-esr and using that until Mozilla fixes things. My SOP is to use firefox-esr and pin it. If it ain't broke it don't need fixing. I am now experiencing this Firefox fubar in a load of Mint with Fx ESR 52 whi...
by uncle mark
Sat May 04, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Hardware /Configuration
Topic: Who is using SSD's?
Replies: 118
Views: 8003

Re: Who is using SSD's?

Regarding mounting the small 2.5" SSDs in a desktop, I've always used zip ties. Another option is velcro.

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