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by MX-16_fan
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: MX-18.1 with LXDE: "Updates" window way too small
Replies: 7
Views: 543

Re: MX-18.1 with LXDE: "Updates" window way too small

@kmathern:
kmathern wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:58 am
(...)
Btw I've also come up with some code changes that will resize the terminal window (after it opens) to approx. 2/3 of the screen width & height.

Very cool :number1:. Greetings, Joe
by MX-16_fan
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: Grsync (rsync) backup strategy question: Should you "preserve [the] owner?
Replies: 2
Views: 242

Grsync (rsync) backup strategy question: Should you "preserve [the] owner?

@all: I am currently doing some experiments with Grsync (a GUI for rsync , cf. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grsync). Grsync has a checkbox for preserving files' and folders' owner ( rysnc's "-o" option). The tooltip says "super-user only". I guess that means that you have to run Grsync in super-use...
by MX-16_fan
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: MX-18.1 with LXDE: "Updates" window way too small
Replies: 7
Views: 543

Re: MX-18.1 with LXDE: "Updates" window way too small

@Stevo: <Crtl><right-click> in the xterm window brings up a menu where you can change the font size. To make the changes permanent, you will have to edit a configuration file. https://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/debian-26/how-to-increase-font-size-of-xterm-776352/ But you might also try and set...
by MX-16_fan
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Hardware /Configuration
Topic: MX-18.1: Can an "Intel Core 2 Duo P8400" CPU be used o.k. without microcode update?
Replies: 5
Views: 652

Re: MX-18.1: Can an "Intel Core 2 Duo P8400" CPU be used o.k. without microcode update?

@Stevo: The Linux kernel can still update cpu microcode from outside package updates instead of it being in the "boot firmware" (aka BIOS). Thus, Debian and MX do not depend on it being in the BIOS, contrary to In the past, these updates were handled by the operating system kernel, but on all recent...
by MX-16_fan
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Off Topic - PineBook Pro
Replies: 9
Views: 959

Re: Off Topic - PineBook Pro

@Buck Fankers: (...) Good info, thanks for sharing Pleasure :happy:! However, if you want to be 100% sure whether the Rockchip which is to be in use is affected, you might have to do some additional research. Here's two links for a start: https://www.techarp.com/guides/complete-meltdown-spectre-cpu-...
by MX-16_fan
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: MX-18.1 with LXDE: "Updates" window way too small
Replies: 7
Views: 543

MX-18.1 with LXDE: "Updates" window way too small

Trying out LXDE on a friend's MX-18.1 test system the other day, I noticed that whenever he clicked the update icon (the one in the taskbar), a window opened that was misrepresented: It was way too small , so you couldn't work with it at all. I guess the package in question here was apt-notifier . U...
by MX-16_fan
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Off Topic - PineBook Pro
Replies: 9
Views: 959

Re: Off Topic - PineBook Pro

@Head_on_a_Stick:
Head_on_a_Stick wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:34 pm
(...) SiFive's RISC-V implementations are completely immune: https://www.sifive.com/blog/sifive-stat ... nd-spectre

No RISC-V-based notebooks on the market yet, however, nor announced, AFAIK. Please correct me if I'm wrong here.


Greetings, Joe
by MX-16_fan
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Hardware /Configuration
Topic: MX-18.1: Can an "Intel Core 2 Duo P8400" CPU be used o.k. without microcode update?
Replies: 5
Views: 652

Re: MX-18.1: Can an "Intel Core 2 Duo P8400" CPU be used o.k. without microcode update?

@Stevo: In the past, these updates were handled by the operating system kernel, but on all recent systems it is the boot firmware that must perform this task. AFAIK, this is just plain wrong...see intel-microcode and amd64-microcode. (...) Which part of that statement is wrong? I believe what they a...
by MX-16_fan
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Hardware /Configuration
Topic: MX-18.1: Can an "Intel Core 2 Duo P8400" CPU be used o.k. without microcode update?
Replies: 5
Views: 652

MX-18.1: Can an "Intel Core 2 Duo P8400" CPU be used o.k. without microcode update?

@all: The Libreboot website made me aware of the fact that there is some fundamental issue with microcode updates: Microcode updates are proprietary blobs, uploaded to the CPU at boot time, which patches the built-in microcode and disables buggy parts of the CPU to improve reliability. In the past, ...
by MX-16_fan
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Off Topic - PineBook Pro
Replies: 9
Views: 959

Re: Off Topic - PineBook Pro

@Buck Fankers: (...) Pinebook already made and sells under powered $99 laptops, but for this year, they are upgrading it to become 'daily driver' for $199. Specs are great considering price. Will come with several Linux versions pre-installed, well option to choose one, one of them is Manjaro. The C...

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