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by BitJam
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Installation
Topic: ?possible to install "live w/ persistence" on an existing partition of a USB flash drive w/o having to erase any data?
Replies: 2
Views: 226

Re: ?possible to install "live w/ persistence" on an existing partition of a USB flash drive w/o having to erase any dat

The frugal install is very clever. The first time you boot with the "frugal" option, it will do the frugal install to a formatted partition of your choice. After that, the same "frugal" option will cause us to boot into the frugal install you created on the first boot. You need a recent version of l...
by BitJam
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Installation
Topic: Install MX18.3 to a USB Flash Drive
Replies: 4
Views: 298

Re: Install MX18.3 to a USB Flash Drive

I would try using the whole disk for the install, and 'root static' to store user & root data on the USB (if that's incorrect someone will enlighten us. :). That allows more room for remasters. +1. Especially if you are using usb-3. I would suggest that you have another USB, maybe 32GB, formatted w...
by BitJam
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How swap space is used in Linux and Unix
Replies: 4
Views: 404

How swap space is used in Linux and Unix

I learned a lot from this article: What has to happen with Unix virtual memory when you have no swap space TL;DR: 1) Running out of memory with no swap will bring your system to its knees (or worse). 2) Swap is only used for memory that does not already have a copy on disk. Libraries and executables...
by BitJam
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: MX Live USB maker
Replies: 9
Views: 321

Re: MX Live USB maker

don't know if this will work but i have added this variable to etc/mx-live-usb-maker.conf make_md5sum=no as this is just a test machine I'll see if it does anything when the torrent finishes downloading. I think making a file /etc/live-usb-maker.conf that contains: FORCE=nomd5 should work if you ar...
by BitJam
Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: OSDisc.com Has Closed
Replies: 7
Views: 822

OSDisc.com Has Closed

Ramsey posted this announcement on his site: OSDisc.com Has Closed Hi Everyone, After over 16 years, OSDisc.com has closed. If you've ordered from us, help is still available by emailing support@osdisc.com I started OSDisc to spread Linux and help new users get started. But providing DVDs today has ...
by BitJam
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: antiX
Topic: antiX-19-b2-full (64 and 32 bit) available
Replies: 48
Views: 5767

Re: antiX-19-b2-full (64 and 32 bit) available

chrispop99 wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:08 am
cli-aptix refers to qupzilla, but is is not available and is replaced by Falkon. Perhaps Falkon needs to be in the list instead?
Fixed in my repo and pushed. Thanks Chris!
by BitJam
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Website
Topic: Can we get a "NEWBIE" section
Replies: 51
Views: 7313

Re: Can we get a "NEWBIE" section

I have only been here a short time and the community support is fantastic. However, if we had a "NEWBIE" section it would help newbies from getting answers that required and follow up "what does that mean" post. I have been a linux user for 3 years, ms free for over 2 and still get answers that are...
by BitJam
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: [solved] USB with Persistence after yesterdays Kernel update system not booting into XFCE Desktop
Replies: 55
Views: 5613

Re: USB with Persistence after yesterdays Kernel update system not booting into XFCE Desktop

So i guess i will have to do that with the skript from BitJam, since the updater doesn't find my linuxfs in the expected directory. But he mentioned i should do that in the /home directory, if you could just let me know how that will work before i mark this thread as solved finally :) Yes, use it i...
by BitJam
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: cpu fan control program
Replies: 7
Views: 1113

Re: cpu fan control program

Hmm, I can get something like that here in the Philippines for about the same price as a can of compressed air. It should be good for keyboard maintenance too. Oh yes. It's great for keyboards. Sometimes I will pop off one or two keys to have an easier exit for the debris it blows out. I'll still u...
by BitJam
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: cpu fan control program
Replies: 7
Views: 1113

Re: cpu fan control program

I used to use lm_sensors combined with fancontrol to control my fans. This was fun and cool. I was able to set fan speeds and temperature levels and even hysteresis. Eventually I gave up and just used the built-in BIOS fan control which has been working fine for years across two systems. I don't ove...

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