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by TenderFoot
Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Bugs and Non-Package Requests Forum
Topic: Creeping system failure since update.
Replies: 8
Views: 1923

Re: Creeping system failure since update.

On 23rd, reinstalled from snapshot created on 16th prior to updating. Immediately updated fresh install. Slight(?) differences between the experiences, mostly with gpg. On the first occasion (16th Nov) it was (apparently!) resolved by running Checkaptgpg from MX Tools. With this install that was not...
by TenderFoot
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Bugs and Non-Package Requests Forum
Topic: Creeping system failure since update.
Replies: 8
Views: 1923

Re: Creeping system failure since update.

The smart report on the hdd is healthy. I don't have sufficient access for further forensics from within or without even as root.

In the circumstances I'll reinstall from pre-update snapshot, update again (having sorted gpg first) then see how it goes from there...
by TenderFoot
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Bugs and Non-Package Requests Forum
Topic: Creeping system failure since update.
Replies: 8
Views: 1923

Re: Creeping system failure since update.

I am unable to copy and paste top output but taking notes the first 3 cpu hoggers accounting for ~70% message+ > dbusdaemon root > NetworkManager root > syslogd sudo apt-get install (given lack of wifi) produces /usr/bin/sudo must be owned by uid 0 and have the setuid bit set
by TenderFoot
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Bugs and Non-Package Requests Forum
Topic: Creeping system failure since update.
Replies: 8
Views: 1923

Re: Creeping system failure since update.

Thanks for the responses.

I'll try your suggestions but lack of internet access means printing this page and hope that terminal launches (or can drop a level).
by TenderFoot
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Bugs and Non-Package Requests Forum
Topic: Creeping system failure since update.
Replies: 8
Views: 1923

Creeping system failure since update.

On 17 Nov I updated for the first time since Feb. At the time, there were no apparent problems. However, since then - though I don't think immediately - selecting shutdown/restart would only drop me down to the login screen and even logging back in and trying again the same thing happened. Each time...
by TenderFoot
Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: MX Modified
Topic: Windows Decorations in Xfce + Kwin.
Replies: 0
Views: 1449

Windows Decorations in Xfce + Kwin.

As a (belated) follow up to https://forum.mxlinux.org/viewtopic.php?f=100&t=41597&hilit=kwin, at the time I did as Stevo suggested #7 and that worked fine. Using Kwin as the window manager has worked perfectly without glitches to satisfy my cravings for desktop effects with acceptable decorations. B...
by TenderFoot
Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Community Fun
Topic: Time travel(s)
Replies: 2
Views: 1511

Re: Time travel(s)

Thanks richb, but may I refer you #15 in the link!

Anyway, I'm very happy with the kwin solution but the spirit of OP is tempus fugit...
by TenderFoot
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Community Fun
Topic: Time travel(s)
Replies: 2
Views: 1511

Time travel(s)

“The time has come," the walrus said, "to talk of many things: Of shoes and ships - and sealing wax - of cabbages and kings” But procrastination is the thief of time - and I can do it in spades! Appropriately "Countdown" is on the box as I compose this... I was astonished (mortified?) to realise tha...
by TenderFoot
Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: MX Modified
Topic: Marrying Kde to Xfce in MX-16
Replies: 39
Views: 12390

Re: Marrying Kde to Xfce in MX-16

It depends on your definition of "modified"? It's modified the moment an app is added or the system updated. Would it have been modified if Compiz had fully fitted my objective? This is about Desktop Environments which surely makes it appropriate. EDIT It occurs to me that the 4 packages mention by ...
by TenderFoot
Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: MX Modified
Topic: Marrying Kde to Xfce in MX-16
Replies: 39
Views: 12390

Re: Marrying Kde to Xfce in MX-16

Well said rich! For those who do not read the whole thread (or gist) this exercise was about more compositing functionality than the default Xfce. Compiz is a more "natural" fit for Xfce (as in Mint for example - and btw does show window previews) but for me the limited/crude window decorations - ev...

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