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by kmathern
Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kernel updates
Replies: 18
Views: 501

Re: Kernel updates

What has happened in previous development cycles is a lot of kernels move in and out of the backports repo until the developers settle on the kernel version that the next Debian Stable will release with. When that happens support for the earlier kernel backports usually goes away (even those that ar...
by kmathern
Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kernel updates
Replies: 18
Views: 501

Re: Kernel updates

That's weird 4.14 will be the lts kernel. Buster will go into freeze this coming winter: https://release.debian.org/buster/freeze_policy.html It will have the 4.16 kernel, or higher. I can't imagine they will replace the kernel. I guess I assumed Debian Stable used an lts kernel, but perhaps not? I...
by kmathern
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MX Package Installer and Debian 4.9.0-7-amd64 kernel
Replies: 10
Views: 234

Re: MX Package Installer and Debian 4.9.0-7-amd64 kernel

Well the first command didn't work. $ sudo dpkg-reconfigure virtualbox-dkms ------------------------------ Deleting module version: 5.2.10 completely from the DKMS tree. ------------------------------ Done. Loading new virtualbox-5.2.10 DKMS files... Building for 4.17.0-1-amd64 Building initial mod...
by kmathern
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: What browser does everyone use
Replies: 51
Views: 963

Re: What browser does everyone use

I mainly use Firefox, but also use Chrome and SeaMonkey occasionally.

In the last month or two I've also started using Links (Stevo's links2 package) and Netsurf to view sites such as the Washington Post which disable reading articles for free when you're not a subscriber.
by kmathern
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Auto install updates?
Replies: 11
Views: 213

Re: Auto install updates?

So in a nutshell, the auto update uses apt upgrade, so doing a full-upgrade and/or auto-remove once in a while is necessary. Does the updater notify you of this when the time comes? In the few months since I switched to MX, haven't had one bad update (I do stick to the stable repositories though). ...
by kmathern
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: How to silent boot(solved)
Replies: 14
Views: 350

Re: How to silent boot(solved)

rasat wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:53 pm
2) During boot, is there a key to switch to text mode?
It's been a long time since I used plymouth, but if I recall correctly I think you can press the Esc key to switch to text mode, or in text mode press it to go back to the graphical boot.
by kmathern
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: Debian 9.5 updates coming in today...
Replies: 22
Views: 745

Re: Debian 9.5 updates coming in today...

base-files (version 9.9+deb9u4) will be upgraded to version 9.9+deb9u5 ca-certificates (version 20161130+nmu1) will be upgraded to version 20161130+nmu1+deb9u1 discover (version 2.1.2-7.1) will be upgraded to version 2.1.2-7.1+deb9u1 dpkg (version 1.18.24) will be upgraded to version 1.18.25 dpkg-d...
by kmathern
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Package Requests/Status - MX-15/16
Topic: MX 15 Repository: The firefox thread
Replies: 83
Views: 15386

Re: MX 15 Repository: The firefox thread

firefox-61.0 is now available to upgrade to from the main repository. For MX-15/16 I'm still seeing 60.0.2 as the version that's available (and I just reloaded repos a couple minutes ago). $ apt-cache policy firefox firefox: Installed: 60.0.2~mozillabinaries-1mx15+1 Candidate: 60.0.2~mozillabinarie...
by kmathern
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: scripting help(solved)
Replies: 11
Views: 290

Re: scripting help

...If I have this: cat /sys/class/net/wlan0/statistics/{rx,tx}_bytes | paste -sd+ | bc | awk '{print $1/(1024*1024)}' >> /home/mrpolite/sum.txt , running in a loop which I don't yet know how to accomplish, then I can use the Generic Monitor panel plugin to read the sum.txt file for the value I want...
by kmathern
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: scripting help(solved)
Replies: 11
Views: 290

Re: scripting help

What I would like to do is add the values from rx_bytes and tx_bytes, then display the value in kilo bytes, rather then just bytes... I think this snippet of code will get the sum of rx_bytes and tx_bytes and convert to kilo bytes cat /sys/class/net/wlan0/statistics/{rx,tx}_bytes | paste -sd+ | bc ...

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