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The Big Update is Here

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The big update for MX 17 is now in the repos.

nvidia-driver users may have an extra hiccup.   If you find certain applications not starting, like MX-PackageInstaller or Steam, then its likely your nvidia-driver was removed, either during an "autoremove" action or possiblly during the regular update if you have configured the updater to run autoremove automaticaly.

However, running 'Nvidia Driver Installer" from the menu and reinstalling the driver appears to work to restore functions.

 

 

 

Updates coming soon to MX 17

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There will be some major updates coming soon to MX 17 users.  These include:

 

  • Updated firmware
  • Updated Xorg video drivers
  • Updated Mesa
  • Updated nvidia drivers

The last item, nvidia drivers, if you have them installed, may cause a apt removal message similar to below.

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Flatpak applications now available through MX Package Installer

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MX Package Installer now features flatpak management through the new "flatpaks" tab.

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The new "flatpaks" tab comes preconfigured to use the third-party "flathub" remote repository. Other remote repositories can be added via the Advanced options if the user wishes. Support for adding flatpaks via flatpakref files is also available through the Advanced options.

New MX Tool: MX Boot Options

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MX Boot Options is a new application being added to the MX Tools that allows for easy selection of some common items related to the grub boot menu.  The items include:

1.  Setting a grub menu timeout (the default is 5 seconds on installed systems)

2.  Changing the default grub menu entry to boot.

3.  Changing the grub menu background.

4.  Enabling selection of boot splash on installed systems.  MXBO will install plymouth if necessary.

5.  Selection of boot message display verbosity.

Translations needed for new unified MX and antiX installer!

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One of the things going on behind the scenes at the MX and antiX projects has been the re-unification of the source code base for our installers, which were diverging and basically causing some un-needed double work for both projects.  There are several new developer features in the consolidated installer (now sourced as gazelle-installer) which will allow the projects to make improvements without the need for multiple code branches.

New developer features are configurable through a gazelle-installer-data package.  These features include:

MX Linux Monthly Snapshot for April 2018 Now Available

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One of the better-kept secrets of the MX Linux project is the availability of Monthly Snapshot isos, made possible by the awesome antiX live-USB system and our MX-Snapshot utility. The Monthly Snapshots are created from a live-USB generated from an Official Release iso, and then applying all current updates to date to the live-USB. MX-Snapshot is then used to to create the Monthly Snapshot iso directly from the running live-USB system.

New Russian Mirror!

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We have a new mirror in Russia. Thanks to Eugene for providing the mirror and getting it set up.

Provided by Mirror.Truenetwork
Sync schedule: Every 6 hrs
Bandwidth: 4Gbps
Location: Russia, Novosibirsk

 

The repos are set up in MX-repo-manager for those that want to switch to them.

 

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