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MX16.1 Point Release Upgrade Notes

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MX16.1 Point Release Upgrade Notes

#1 Post by dolphin_oracle » Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:28 pm

All current MX16 users will receive the upgraded packages available from MX16.1 isos. So if you are happy with your current installation, there is no need to install the new iso. Here are some notes of what to expect during your the upgrade process.

1. Do a regular apt-get dist-upgrade (apt-notifier, synaptic, or apt-get dist-upgrade). You will be asked about accepting the lightdm configuration. Answering Yes should get you the mx16.1 lightdm theme. Answering No (or default) should keep the exisitng theme, with the alternate written into another file in the /etc/lightdm folder in case you want it later.

For the system and important stuff, that's all you need!





purely and truly optional user-type settings

2. If MX controls your grub boot menu, and you want the new Kingfisher grub background image, edit the line starting with "GRUB_BACKGROUND" in /etc/default/grub to the following:

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GRUB_BACKGROUND=/usr/local/share/backgrounds/MX16/grub/kingfisher.png
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sudo update-grub
3. You you can use mx-defaultlook to choose the mx16.1 default theme, or the two existing mx16 themes. New wallpapers should be available in Desktop settings.

4. Install the official adobe flash (adobe-flashplugin and adobe-flash-properties-gtk). (there is an option for Flash in mx-packageinstaller). Our official package will work with firefox AND chromium. Please note that MX-Flash is deprecated and will not receive anymore updates. It will likely work for awhile, but the next time adobe breaks things, that's it. We recommend switching to the new Official package.

5. Install zsync. all other new apps on the new MX 16.1 iso come with mx-apps upgrade.

6. change your volumeicon to use a slider on click instead of mute (right click volumeicon -> preferences)

Existing MX16 users may want to edit /etc/antix-version and/or /etc/mx-version (in the case of MX-16.1 RC1) to reflect the new release (just remove the RC1) as well as lsb-release to use DISTRIB_RELEASE=16.1

that's it! Enjoy!
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Re: MX16.1 Point Release Upgrade Notes

#2 Post by tascoast » Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:11 pm

Cheers. I've linked this topic from the MX 16.1 FB announcement, for reference.

*Edit - FB link still works, so topics seem to resemble permalinks, even when shifted to another category. :happy:
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#3 Post by Jerry3904 » Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:28 pm

Thanks.
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#4 Post by anticapitalista » Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:38 am

If using rc version, remove the mx16 test repo.

Added: Actually, I think rc may have shipped with it disabled.
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#5 Post by asqwerth » Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:21 am

I think these Migration Notes have been accidentally posted in the wrong place. It should be in General, not "Community>>Chat>> General"
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#6 Post by Jerry3904 » Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:29 am

Done
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Re: MX16.1 Point Release Upgrade Notes

#7 Post by rokytnji.1 » Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:11 am

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Re: MX16.1 Point Release Upgrade Notes

#8 Post by ptlivestock » Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:56 pm

dolphin_oracle wrote:
1. Do a regular apt-get dist-upgrade (apt-notifier, synaptic, or apt-get dist-upgrade). You will be asked about accepting the lightdm configuration. Answering Yes should get you the mx16.1 lightdm theme. Answering No (or default) should keep the exisitng theme, with the alternate written into another file in the /etc/lightdm folder in case you want it later.


On my 64bit machine, the whole procedure as played out smoothly and I answered yes to accepting the light dm configuration which results in my getting the greyscaled Kingfisher login screen. However, on my 32bit PAE machine while all the updates have been applied regularly, i dont recollect a pop up regards the MX16.1 lightdm theme and thus the beach screen remains. I cant seem to figure out how to remedy the situation.

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Re: MX16.1 Point Release Upgrade Notes

#9 Post by dolphin_oracle » Sun Jun 11, 2017 4:08 pm

ptlivestock wrote:
dolphin_oracle wrote:
1. Do a regular apt-get dist-upgrade (apt-notifier, synaptic, or apt-get dist-upgrade). You will be asked about accepting the lightdm configuration. Answering Yes should get you the mx16.1 lightdm theme. Answering No (or default) should keep the exisitng theme, with the alternate written into another file in the /etc/lightdm folder in case you want it later.


On my 64bit machine, the whole procedure as played out smoothly and I answered yes to accepting the light dm configuration which results in my getting the greyscaled Kingfisher login screen. However, on my 32bit PAE machine while all the updates have been applied regularly, i dont recollect a pop up regards the MX16.1 lightdm theme and thus the beach screen remains. I cant seem to figure out how to remedy the situation.

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that's odd. the new setup is in there. maybe something was configured to auto-accept defaults.

I posted this general info in another thread. It should help you out.


In the event you answer NO, the mx16.1 configuration is still brought to your system, its just renamed. You can find both configurations under /etc/lightdm.

In the event of a "NO" answer during upgrade, the mx16.1 configuration file should be named /etc/lightdm/lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf.dpkg-dist.

In the event of a "YES" answer, the old mx16 configuration should have been renamed lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf.dpkg-old

What you need to do to use the config you want is to rename the existing lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf to something else, then rename the config you want (in this case, /etc/lightdm/lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf.dpkg-dist.) to lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf. A root-thunar is handy if you are adverse the terminal.

the new settings file will take effect pretty much immediately the next time you get to a log in screen.
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Re: MX16.1 Point Release Upgrade Notes

#10 Post by ptlivestock » Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:16 pm

Thanks for the advice and hiccup solved. I think I did the particular upgrade unattended, or distracted by something else so it may have proceeded to the NO default.

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