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by timkb4cq
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: MX16.1 won't boot in a multi-boot setup
Replies: 29
Views: 349

Re: MX16.1 won't boot in a multi-boot setup

A black screen of that sort usually occurs when there is a problem with the video driver. When nothing else has happened from having a working system to a blank screen on boot except for a grub update, you probably have a system that either requires modeset to be enabled in the grub line, or one whi...
by timkb4cq
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: MX test repo no release file (Solved)
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: MX test repo no release file

What mirror are you using? mxrepo.com & iso.mxrepo.com are not giving any errors here. $ sudo apt-get update Hit:1 http://security.debian.org stretch/updates InRelease Hit:2 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian stretch-updates InRelease Hit:3 http://iso.mxrepo.com/antix/stretch stretch InRelease Ign:4 ht...
by timkb4cq
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Problem with Qt Creator Install..
Replies: 12
Views: 215

Re: Problem with Qt Creator Install..

I'm C++ challenged (I can puzzle it out for patches sometimes but don't "get it") so I used Python-Qt for my only MX programming contribution. It works pretty well, but I did have problems finding accurate documentation for the Python Qt bindings. C++ is the default for Qt so it's better documented.
by timkb4cq
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: [Solved] Unable to install libgtk2.0-dev
Replies: 9
Views: 189

Re: Unable to install libgtk2.0-dev

OK, I think I have figured out what happened. You most likely had updated libfreetype6 and libfontconfig from the Test repo (possibly as dependencies of Gimp from Test). The matching -dev files for those need to be installed to get libgtk2.0-dev installed - but they are in the Test repo which is not...
by timkb4cq
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: [Solved] Unable to install libgtk2.0-dev
Replies: 9
Views: 189

Re: Unable to install libgtk2.0-dev

From the dependencies you list, you must be running MX-15 or MX-16. I just installed libgtk2.0-dev on my fully updated MX-15 system with no problems. libfreetype6 is 2.7-0mx150+ and is just fine, so that shouldn't be a problem. Try sudo apt-get install libpango1.0-dev libcairo2-dev to see what is bl...
by timkb4cq
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: [SOLVED] i3 wm shutdown commands for SysV
Replies: 11
Views: 191

Re: i3 wm shutdown commands for SysV

From the userguide.html doc file from the Jessie backport version (prior to debian going to systemd) You can make i3 reload its configuration file with reload. You can also restart i3 inplace with the restart command to get it out of some weird state (if that should ever happen) or to perform an upg...
by timkb4cq
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: how to upgrade from php 7.0 to php 7.2
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Re: how to upgrade from php 7.0 to php 7.2

Ordinarily, we would have you make a Package request and one of our team would build an updated php package for MX-17. But since PHP is intensely web facing and likely to need somewhat frequent security updates it's probably safer to use the repository provided by the official debian PHP packager. H...
by timkb4cq
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: New mirror in Hong Kong
Replies: 9
Views: 469

Re: New mirror in Hong Kong

Those instructions *will* pull in the test repo as well unless modified by their admin. repo & testrepo are subdirectories at that mount point.

Indeed, if you point your web browser there you will see it is there, it just hasn't finished populating yet.
by timkb4cq
Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: Send SMS (or a text) from MX-15 desktop
Replies: 16
Views: 3120

Re: Send SMS (or a text) from MX-15 desktop

It's a browser extension for Firefox, Opera or Chrome. The Firefox extension can be installed from the Firefox Add-ons menu.
For Chrome or Opera you add the extension from pushbullet.com
by timkb4cq
Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Open Thunar to root broken [solved]
Replies: 60
Views: 903

Re: Open Thunar to root broken [solved]

IMHO, the Ownership to Root & Ownership to user right click actions in Thunar have a high possibility of unintended consequences relative to their utility. We have the delete key in Thunar mapped to Send to Trash where they can be recovered if necessary instead of to delete for the same reason. If w...

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