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by BitJam
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Website
Topic: Can we get a "NEWBIE" section
Replies: 51
Views: 4409

Re: Can we get a "NEWBIE" section

I have only been here a short time and the community support is fantastic. However, if we had a "NEWBIE" section it would help newbies from getting answers that required and follow up "what does that mean" post. I have been a linux user for 3 years, ms free for over 2 and still get answers that are...
by BitJam
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: [solved] USB with Persistence after yesterdays Kernel update system not booting into XFCE Desktop
Replies: 55
Views: 4292

Re: USB with Persistence after yesterdays Kernel update system not booting into XFCE Desktop

So i guess i will have to do that with the skript from BitJam, since the updater doesn't find my linuxfs in the expected directory. But he mentioned i should do that in the /home directory, if you could just let me know how that will work before i mark this thread as solved finally :) Yes, use it i...
by BitJam
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: cpu fan control program
Replies: 7
Views: 828

Re: cpu fan control program

Hmm, I can get something like that here in the Philippines for about the same price as a can of compressed air. It should be good for keyboard maintenance too. Oh yes. It's great for keyboards. Sometimes I will pop off one or two keys to have an easier exit for the debris it blows out. I'll still u...
by BitJam
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: cpu fan control program
Replies: 7
Views: 828

Re: cpu fan control program

I used to use lm_sensors combined with fancontrol to control my fans. This was fun and cool. I was able to set fan speeds and temperature levels and even hysteresis. Eventually I gave up and just used the built-in BIOS fan control which has been working fine for years across two systems. I don't ove...
by BitJam
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: [solved] USB with Persistence after yesterdays Kernel update system not booting into XFCE Desktop
Replies: 55
Views: 4292

Re: USB with Persistence after yesterdays Kernel update system not booting into XFCE Desktop

Ok, MX booted normally now (with 4.176 Kernel) except for it again got stuck with a blinking cursor right before the xfce desktop should appear. Excellent! :clap: I know fehlix will be happy. Me too! I think this is an easier problem to solve. You should be able to get to a console login screen fro...
by BitJam
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: [solved] USB with Persistence after yesterdays Kernel update system not booting into XFCE Desktop
Replies: 55
Views: 4292

Re: USB with Persistence after yesterdays Kernel update system not booting into XFCE Desktop

Ok, so what i did now was cutting out the old initrd.gz and replacing it with the nilso-initrd.gz, which i renamed to initrd.gz then. Same i i did for the nilso-initrd.gz.md5.which made the directory look like in the attached picture. Then i booted with persistence_all and got stuck on as seen on t...
by BitJam
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Hardware /Configuration
Topic: 12.5" Display: 1366x768 vs 1920x1080?
Replies: 12
Views: 1389

Re: 12.5" Display: 1366x768 vs 1920x1080?

Thanks, JayM. Sounds like the 1920x1080 would work out pretty well. I also wonder how much difference an IPS screen makes. IPS has very wide viewing angles which I find to be a great feature. For example, if you ever want two people to see the screen or watch a movie then IPS is the way to go. I do...
by BitJam
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: [solved] USB with Persistence after yesterdays Kernel update system not booting into XFCE Desktop
Replies: 55
Views: 4292

Re: USB with Persistence after yesterdays Kernel update system not booting into XFCE Desktop

After copying do i have to repeat the nilso-kernel-update skript ? No you don't. I tried to fix the part that got broken because the script was run on fat32. The other parts of the script worked (which is why your system didn't boot). And one more question since in the very beginning the remasterin...
by BitJam
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: [solved] USB with Persistence after yesterdays Kernel update system not booting into XFCE Desktop
Replies: 55
Views: 4292

Re: USB with Persistence after yesterdays Kernel update system not booting into XFCE Desktop

I've created an MX-18.3 live initrd.gz with support for the 4.9.176-antix.1-amd64-smp kernel. You can download it from this Dropbox folder . The file is named nilso-initrd.gz. I was able to download it with a right-click and then "save link as". This file needs to replace the file: "/multiboot/MX-18...
by BitJam
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: [solved] USB with Persistence after yesterdays Kernel update system not booting into XFCE Desktop
Replies: 55
Views: 4292

Re: USB with Persistence after yesterdays Kernel update system not booting into XFCE Desktop

fehlix wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:17 pm
BitJam wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:04 pm
... all the files in the unpacked initrd lost execute permission. ...
Ahh, that part I have overlooked ...
Me too!

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