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by BitJam
Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Intel Rapid Storage mount on MX Linux
Replies: 5
Views: 82

Re: Intel Rapid Storage mount on MX Linux

Thanks, do I need to encrypt the flash drive to be completely safe? Safe from what? An encrypted live-usb will make it very hard for someone to get to your data/system if they get their hands on your live-usb (when it's not running) but it won't make it and safer from internet attacks. If you are n...
by BitJam
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: MX kernel vs Antix's
Replies: 10
Views: 371

Re: MX kernel vs Antix's

Moltke wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:03 am
Thanks for the reply. Actually, I ran

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dmesg
and yes the output is quite long and can't understand much of it.
You could trying running:

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dmesg | grep "^Memory" 
to try to get just that one line. Or pipe the output through less and then poke around:

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dmesg | less
by BitJam
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: MX kernel vs Antix's
Replies: 10
Views: 371

Re: MX kernel vs Antix's

Thanks for the informative reply. :happy: I asked because I read in some thread I can't remember now, someone recommending on using Antix's and unless I'd misunderstood the whole thing, it is supposed be better for a low spec machine meaning better/lower resource usage. Maybe the only way to find o...
by BitJam
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Installation
Topic: MX 18.1 is a no go
Replies: 9
Views: 689

Re: MX 18.1 is a no go

My question vis-a-vis MX18.1 is that since the setup utility's purpose is to boot any operating system it is pointed to, shouldn't it be possible to edit the boot function of the Live USB stick to add those boot parameters from the get go? If it is possible, where should I make the addition? The an...
by BitJam
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Torrent Team
Topic: Torrent Links - after malware @ Linuxtracker
Replies: 5
Views: 210

Re: Torrent Links - after malware @ Linuxtracker

If you someone is running a copy of MX that may contain malware from the previous link, would seeding from the new source also contain that malware? Do we all need to install a new copy of MX from the clean source before we start seeding from it? No. The malware is on the site itself, not in the is...
by BitJam
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Installation
Topic: MX 18.1 is a no go
Replies: 9
Views: 689

Re: MX 18.1 is a no go

I'm stuck. Should I add the "ivrs_ioapic..." line directly into the live usb, and if so, where? Or should I wait and add it as a boot parameter to the grub menu? FWIW, the live usb was made this morning from a snapshot of a fully updated MX18. A snapshot won't help you with this (nor should it hurt...
by BitJam
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: choosing right linux
Replies: 28
Views: 979

Re: choosing right linux

I think openvpn is pre-installed in MX anyway. At least, when I search the stable repository in MX Package Installer for VPN I see that openvpn is greyed out indicating that it's already installed, and I don't recollect installing it myself. Yep. running: grep vpn /usr/share/antiX/installed-package...
by BitJam
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pointer frozen on Live Boot and all logos are really small.
Replies: 5
Views: 124

Re: Pointer frozen on Live Boot and all logos are really small.

It sounds like it is a problem with the graphics driver. A Google(linux HP Spectre X360) may show how others have solved this problem. You say you are booting legacy. There should be an "F6 Failsafe" menu in the bootloader screen. Press <F6> and then select "Safe Video". This might get you to a work...
by BitJam
Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Run Windows as a live system
Replies: 16
Views: 588

Re: Run Windows as a live system

You can have a portable guest for Virtualbox: I have done this with XP and expect it could be done with W7. (Who cares about W10?) This is a good idea! Even with Microsoft's blessing, I think making a live version of Windows would be hard to pull off. OTOH, GuiGuy's idea may be all you need. You le...
by BitJam
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Hardware /Configuration
Topic: <SOLVED> swap partition, swapfile, swappinnes, hibernation and ...
Replies: 23
Views: 888

Re: swap partition, swapfile and swappinnes

philotux wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:01 am
So I guess what I need to do is

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fallocate -l SIZE /path/to/shared_data/swapfile
and then the dd, the chmod and the rest of the commands
Only use "dd" if fallocate fails!

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