Docklike Taskbar

In MX-21, the new Docklike Taskbar (xfce4-docklike-plugin) replaces the Xfce Window Buttons used in previous MX releases. It is a lightweight, modern, and minimalist taskbar for Xfce. It provides the same functionality as Xfce Window Buttons, while also providing more advanced “dock” like features. Window Buttons can be restored by right-clicking an empty space > … Read more

OEM

Original equipment manufacturer (OEM) software is produced in such a way that it allows a second party to adapt original software (here: an MX release) to new usage. This is useful for selling or giving away a computer with an OS pre-loaded on it. Any MX Linux version can be installed as an OEM by using … Read more

Crontab

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

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;…

Torrent setup

Note: new torrent URLs should be sent to Peregrine for the website MX Linux Torrent Setup Procedure SSH to VPS (l2.mxrepo.com or it.mxrepo.com) Upload .isos to l2.mxrepo.com…and check sha256sum or md5sum wget http://sourceforge.net/projects/mx-linux/files/Final/MX-filename.iso wget http://sourceforge.net/projects/antix-linux/files/Final/antiX-19/antiX-filename.iso Create torrent file with “announce” for both l2.mxrepo.com and it.mxrepo.com mktorrent -a http://l2.mxrepo.com:6969/announce -a http://it.mxrepo.com:6969/announce -n MX-filename.iso MX-filename.iso Change permission … Read more

chroot-rescue-scan

[[Note to contributors: pirate relevant text from the chroot entry ]] [[From BitJam’s GitHub repo, to be edited as needed to fit this context]] Chroot Rescue System These programs are meant to supplement the fehlix live rescue system. The main thing is these allow you to get into a system even if its initrd.img is … Read more

Repos – MX-19

Default repositories Sources of software packages are listed in files contained in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/. Note that users may see minor changes due to localization (e.g., http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ instead of http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/) or choice of mirror. mx.list # MX Community Main and Test Repos deb http://mxrepo.com/mx/repo/ buster main non-free #deb http://mxrepo.com/mx/testrepo/ buster test #deb http://mxrepo.com/mx/repo/ buster ahs debian-stable-updates.list # Debian buster Updates deb http://deb.debian.org/debian/ buster-updates main contrib non-free … Read more

Getting started with GTK3

Start with the gtk3 handbook – the first two chapters. Then read up on the Gtk Inspector and understand how to start it. To start a GTK3 app in inspector debug mode, you would: GTK_DEBUG=interactive <app> To start it with xfce4-panel, for instance, you need to first quit the panel, then start it in GTK … Read more

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