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by BitJam
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Tips&Tricks
Topic: "Fixing" problem USBs
Replies: 25
Views: 3297

Re: "Fixing" problem USBs

Well I don't really agree that the live-usb-maker tool is necessarily any safer than the simple commands I listed because the all it does it list any connected drives that have "1" in /sys/block/sdX/removable and this would include any USB-attached drives. 1) How would you recommend we automaticall...
by BitJam
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: [solved] USB with Persistence after yesterdays Kernel update system not booting into XFCE Desktop
Replies: 55
Views: 5687

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

Hello, here are the outputs of all 4 commands, sorry that i did't find any better way to capture them: its all about the MX18.3 installation not the one named with orig in the beginning, that was just a try to get the kernel update working from another installation. Okay, got it. Perfect. The pictu...
by BitJam
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: [solved] USB with Persistence after yesterdays Kernel update system not booting into XFCE Desktop
Replies: 55
Views: 5687

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

Filesystem on stick looks like in the attached pictures Thanks! This is why live-kernel-updater failed to work. Yumi created a different file structure that our live-kernel-updater program was not expecting. Most live-usb creation tools, such as Yumi, do not support all of our advanced live feature...
by BitJam
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: [solved] USB with Persistence after yesterdays Kernel update system not booting into XFCE Desktop
Replies: 55
Views: 5687

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

Filesystem on stick looks like in the attached pictures Thanks! This is why live-kernel-updater failed to work. Yumi created a different file structure that our live-kernel-updater program was not expecting. Most live-usb creation tools, such as Yumi, do not support all of our advanced live feature...
by BitJam
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: [Solved] Help with Random Desktop Lock-up?
Replies: 9
Views: 2237

Re: Help with Random Desktop Lock-up?

I did a search for (linux Intel HD Graphics 5500 (Broadwell GT2)) and found that other people are reporting system freezes with this graphics hardware. So I think the problem is related to your choice of hardware. There have been a lot of bugs with the i915 driver for Intel graphics. Often there is ...
by BitJam
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Upgrade question
Replies: 25
Views: 3032

Re: Upgrade question

That is probably the case. You need to exclude them in the snapshot configuration. I have done the that so timeshift snapshots are not copied to MX Sanpshot. There are a lot of bytes there especially if you keep 3 Timeshift snaps.. Are timeshifts kept in a standard location? If so then maybe we can...
by BitJam
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: About the Alert and not upgrading
Replies: 17
Views: 3012

Re: About the Alert and not upgrading

fasterfaster wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:11 pm
Did I make a mistake by installing linux-image-5.1.11-antix.1-amd64-smp?
No! You are fine. The problem was only with one specific MX kernel upgrade. Any non-MX kernel should be fine and it is only one MX kernel upgrade that caused a problem.
by BitJam
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Upgrade question
Replies: 25
Views: 3032

Re: Upgrade question

After a bit of head scratching I think I might have figured out the problem. I've got Timeshift installed, and it keeps 4 snapshots. Is MX snapshot adding these snapshots to the snapshot it creates? The numbers suggest this is the case. If it is can MX snapshot skip any snapshots created by Timeshi...
by BitJam
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Kali Linux
Replies: 36
Views: 7750

Re: Kali Linux

So somebody got fired because they were using an unapproved distribution at work? That seems harsh. I don't think that is what happened. What happened was they were asked why they were using a version of Linux designed for penetration testing and (ethical) hacking in a business environment. Their r...
by BitJam
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Chat
Topic: Kali Linux
Replies: 36
Views: 7750

Re: Kali Linux

I approached him yesterday afternoon with a none threatening tone and inquired about why he's using Kali. He said that he's more comfortable with it as that was the linux distro that he started with a while back (yeah right [...] He said that If he wanted he could use Kali and no one would know [.....

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