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by chrispop99
Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Bugs and Non-Package Requests Forum
Topic: Formatting USB drive
Replies: 49
Views: 839

Re: Formatting USB drive

One thing that Mint 17.xxx and 18.xxx have is in Accessories, one tool is called ' USB Image Writer' and another called 'USB Stick Formatter', which are so easy to use and would be ideal for Fehix's newbie. I don't want to knock MX as I love it and prefer it to those other distros, but these tools ...
by chrispop99
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Bugs and Non-Package Requests Forum
Topic: Formatting USB drive
Replies: 49
Views: 839

Re: Formatting USB drive

The Gparted method is really obscure, I would never have figured it out without being pointed in the right direction. It would be really useful if formatting a USB stick could be done via a simple MX tool which requires only a few mouse clicks to get things sorted. Or you could just search the user...
by chrispop99
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: MX17 kernels patched for Spectre &/or Meltdown? SOLVED
Replies: 6
Views: 131

Re: MX17 kernels patched for Spectre &/or Meltdown?

4.15 is patched against both vulnerabilities according to the information in the Kernels section of the Package Installer.

Chris
by chrispop99
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Bugs and Non-Package Requests Forum
Topic: Formatting USB drive
Replies: 49
Views: 839

Re: Formatting USB drive

Gparted is perfectly capable of doing this. Make absolutely certain you have the correct drive selected, and set the File System to FAT32. If you find that unsuitable, the Linux Mint utility to do this has been imported by the developers. To install it using the Package Installer, select the Full Ap...
by chrispop99
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Desktop Environment
Topic: All open windows are showing in all work spaces
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Re: All open windows are showing in all work spaces

If I'm understanding your problem correctly, right-click the panel, select Panel Preferences>Items>Window Buttons>Edit icon. In the Filtering section, un-check Show windows from all workspaces or viewports.

Chris
by chrispop99
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Window Managers
Replies: 9
Views: 311

Re: Window Managers

Confirmed here.

Chris
by chrispop99
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Desktop Environment
Topic: Long Sign in time????
Replies: 21
Views: 410

Re: Long Sign in time????

It may be possible to overcome the problem if you need wifi. However, you might consider changing the card. Dell use a number of different wireless cards for the Inspiron 1700. There is at least one non-Broadcomm, an Intel based one. They are incredibly easy to swap on that model as they are under a...
by chrispop99
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Question: MX package requests vs. other distros
Replies: 13
Views: 426

Re: Question: MX package requests vs. other distros

Redacted wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:53 pm
I can't reach that link. My browsers freeze.
I don't know why - It's fine here on Firefox.

Chris
by chrispop99
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MX Cleanup for MX 17 only?
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Re: MX Cleanup for MX 17 only?

Thank you Stevo.

Chris
by chrispop99
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Hardware /Configuration
Topic: Optimise SSD
Replies: 3
Views: 129

Re: Optimise SSD

Although written for Mint, there's more here than you'll ever need: https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/ssd I used to panic about an SSD wearing out, but in practice, their longevity is proving better than spinners. I run without swap on a laptop with plenty of RAM, and put swap on a ...

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