Introduction A crontab file is a simple text file containing a list of commands meant to be run at specified times. Each user (including root) has one. It is commonly edited in a terminal using the crontab command. The commands in the crontab file (and their run times) are checked by the cron daemon, whether … Read more

User ID

<FIRST DRAFT, based on a Forum post by fehlix> A linux user-account is kind of / or similar to a Swiss bank account: it has a account “name” and a account-“number/id”. Those two properties are bound to the account. The user-name is meant forvisual identification of the account, e.g when you login you’d rather prefer … Read more

Different background for each MX-Fluxbox workspace

Many thanks to user PPC who dug up an excellent doc on the topic. I have tested it and, with a couple of tricks, it works well. 1. Open ~/.fluxbox/keys and insert anywhere the following entry: 2. Create a folder ~/.fluxbox/backgrounds/numbered. This will allow you to rename backgrounds without interfering with the original. 3. Copy the backgrounds you need (=number … Read more

Tint2 (panel)

Introduction tint2 is a simple panel/taskbar made for modern X window managers. It was specifically made for Openbox, but functions well with Fluxbox and Xfce. It is highly configurable and is used to provide a traditional panel for MX-Fluxbox 2.2 and later. Installation MX-Fluxbox users will have it installed by default. Others may install it … Read more

Detailed ISO list

Last edited: 20200818 Location Original Releases x64 Original Releases 386 Original Release ahs_x64 Original Release KDE_x64 Snapshots Anywhere SourceForge x64 386 ahs_x64 KDE_x64 List Anywhere OSDN x64 386 ahs_x64 KDE_x64 List Argentina x64 386 ahs_x64 KDE_x64 List Australia x64 386 ahs_x64 KDE_x64 List Australia x64 386 ahs_x64 KDE_x64 List Australia x64 386 ahs_x64 KDE_x64 List … Read more

ISO download mirrors

Here are the mirrors of MX Linux ISOs that are known to us. Click on the architecture link (386 or x64) you need from the mirror that you want, usually the one closest to you. Snapshots begin a few months after any Original Release, and include all upgrades and subsequent bug fixes since the Original;…

HELP: Rofi

Introduction Rofi is an X11 pop-up window switcher, run dialog, script launcher and more. It focuses on being fast to use and causing minimal distraction. This Help file describes it as installed in MX-Fluxbox 2.2 and later to function as the run app instead of the native fbrun. Usage The app can be launched in … Read more

Realtek RTL8821CE wifi chip not detected

If your RTL8821CE wifi chip is not detected you will need to install the driver. If you are able to temporarily connect to the Internet on the computer in question via other means such as using an Ethernet connection, open MX Package Installer, click on the Stable Repo tab and search for realtek. Install the … Read more

Torrent setup

Note: new torrent URLs should be sent to Peregrine for the website MX Linux Torrent Setup Procedure SSH to VPS ( or Upload .isos to…and check sha256sum or md5sum wget wget Create torrent file with “announce” for both and mktorrent -a -a -n MX-filename.iso MX-filename.iso Change permission … Read more

HELP: MX Dockmaker

Introduction MX-Dockmaker is a GUI application for MX-Fluxbox. It is designed to make the creating and managing of docks–that is, of a series of program launchers–easy for the average user. It makes use of a recent CLI app developed by Sébastien Ballet called wmalauncher. The docks are basically scripts that set the location and list … Read more

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