HELP: Bash Config

Bash Config allows the user to make changes to the aliases and terminal prompt theming in the user’s bashrc file. NOTE: changes only affect the drop-down terminal (by default F4) after exiting it by clicking the little “x” box in the lower right-hand corner to close the tab, or by typing “exit” at the terminal … Read more

HELP: Date & Time

This application provides access to common settings and tools to make managing the system date and time easy. Date & Time The settings on this tab control the date, time and zone of the system clock. When selecting a different time zone, the calendar and clock controls will reflect the change. The system clock will … Read more

HELP: Format USB

Format USB allows the user to format removable usb devices. Choose the target device, format (fat32/vfat, ntfs, ext4, exfat), and optionally provide a label for the filesystem. The whole device will be re-partitioned into one partition and then formatted per the user’s choice. Development History: dolphin oracle, modified from mx-live-usb-maker (adrian) and providing a gui … Read more

HELP: MX Apt-notifier

MX-Updater (formerly called apt-notifier) checks the repos to look for package updates. A cronjob (a scheduled task using cron) does a check at a random time between 5 and 35 minutes after bootup if it’s been more than 24 hours since the last check. If the machine is then left running continuously, the cronjob runs … Read more

HELP: MX System locales

In case the user neglected to select system locale during installation or from the Login menu, missed setting it up on the Live session, or just needs to make a change, this little app provides an easy way to carry out that operation from the Start menu. To use a terminal instead, enter the command: … Read more

HELP: MX System keyboard

In case the user neglected to select system keyboard during installation or from the Login menu, missed setting it up on the Live session, or just needs to make a change, this little app provides an easy way to carry out that operation from the Start menu. It could also be changed in a terminal, … Read more

HELP: MX Boot options

On this page: Introduction Options Background Splash Messages Tips and tricks Create your own theme Links Introduction This MX Tool is designed to make common user start-up choices faster and easier. It is not intended to cover advanced boot options, for which the user should consult this Wiki page instead. Options Menu timeout: how long … Read more

HELP: MX Cleanup

This application offers several easy actions to check and increase hard drive space. Folders Apt (Installation) Old files are ones that can no longer be downloaded Logs Old logs end in .gz, .old, and .1 Trash Baobab (Disk Usage Analyzer) gives a very nice graphical display of your used space Note that there are other … Read more

MX FAQs

NOTE: this is the base English version. Available translations can be found when running Live or installed in /usr/local/share/doc/ or from any browser in the repo: https://github.com/MX-Linux/mx-docs/tree/master/FAQ/tr General Is MX Linux a rolling distro? No, but whenever possible migration details are made available to allow users to avoid reinstalling. When the Debian Stable base has … Read more

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