Welcome!

The kernel problem with recent updates has been solved. Find the solution here

Important information
-- Required MX 15/16 Repository Changes
-- Information on torrent hosting changes
-- Information on MX15/16 GPG Keys
-- Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities

News
-- Introducing our new Website
-- MX Linux on social media: here

Current releases
-- MX-18.3 Point Release release info here
-- Migration Information to MX-18 here
-- antiX-17.4.1 release info here

New users
-- Please read this first, and don't forget to add system and hardware information to posts!
-- Here are the Forum Rules

How to read MX Help w/o internet?

Post Reply
User avatar
Richard
Posts: 2843
Joined: Fri Dec 12, 2008 10:31 am

How to read MX Help w/o internet?

#1

Post by Richard » Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:59 am

For instance, execute MX Remaster. While perusing the operations offered, a question arises, "What does Save with root persistence", actually mean compared to other configs?

Click on the Help button and wait.
A blank mx-viewer page opens to nothing? Hmm.

Seems help is only available for an active internet connection. Ok, I'm not connected to internet due to my current location, where 24/7 internet is exorbitantly expensive, not to mention throttled and metered.

So, How or What do I need to download and install to provide local help files for all MX apps?

Perhaps an installer option to install help,
Or a meta package?

Thanks, for considering.
Last edited by Richard on Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:45 am, edited 1 time in total.
LT: MX18.3: Thinkpad T430: DualCore, Intel i5-3320M, Ivy Bridge; 8GB RAM; 4.19.0-5-amd64; 119GB SSD 840PRO, Intel Graphics-Audio-Network

NB: antiX19b2full-xfce; MX18.3: AsusTek EeePC 1005HA: Intel DualCore Atom N270, 1GB RAM, 4.19.0-5-686, 150GB HDD

User avatar
Jerry3904
Administrator
Posts: 25784
Joined: Wed Jul 19, 2006 6:13 am

Re: How to read MX Help w/o internet?

#2

Post by Jerry3904 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:21 pm

With thinking about, thanks
Production: 4.15.0-1-amd64, MX-17.1, AMD FX-4130 Quad-Core, GeForce GT 630/PCIe/SSE2, 8 GB, SSD 120 GB, Data 1TB
Testing: AAO 722: 4.15.0-1-386. MX-17.1, AMD C-60 APU, 4 GB
Personal: XPS 13, 4.18.0-19.3-liquorix, 4 GB

skidoo
Forum Regular
Forum Regular
Posts: 1448
Joined: Tue Sep 22, 2015 6:56 pm

Re: How to read MX Help w/o internet?

#3

Post by skidoo » Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:49 pm

AFAIK, each MX utility calls mx-viewer to display its helpdoc.
If the deb file for each of the utilities would install a local copy of its helpdoc, mx-viewer could be modified to try//catch, try pinging mxlinux.org & if currently unavailable, load instead the file:///usr/share/doc/ local copy.

The installed copy of each helpdoc should probably display in page a LastUpdated date + a link to the online copy of itself + an advisement to check the online page (in case additional or more up-to-date details).

User avatar
JayM
Qualified MX Guide
Posts: 2132
Joined: Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:47 am

Re: How to read MX Help w/o internet?

#4

Post by JayM » Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:14 pm

And MX Viewer is actually opening specific articles in the wiki, so what would be required is saving the entire wiki as an offline copy (wget) and packaging it, then modifying MX Viewer so it always uses that offline copy. The package for the offline wiki could be sent out as one of the updates whenever the wiki is modified to make sure the local copy is kept up-to-date.

Another advantage to this is that just like the user manual the Wiki would always be available on everyones' computers, so they could use it for additional assistance when they're trying to get their wifi working, for example. You could add a desktop shortcut or Whisker menu item that opens its index page in Firefox.
Please read How To Ask For Help and How to Break Your System.
MX User Manual: hold down ALT and press F1. Further information may be found in the MX Wiki.

User avatar
Richard
Posts: 2843
Joined: Fri Dec 12, 2008 10:31 am

Re: How to read MX Help w/o internet?

#5

Post by Richard » Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:54 am

Thanks, JayM, skidoo & Jerry 3904.

That sounds doable.
I don't want to fatten the release ISO,
just would like local access to Help files
of all MX apps.
LT: MX18.3: Thinkpad T430: DualCore, Intel i5-3320M, Ivy Bridge; 8GB RAM; 4.19.0-5-amd64; 119GB SSD 840PRO, Intel Graphics-Audio-Network

NB: antiX19b2full-xfce; MX18.3: AsusTek EeePC 1005HA: Intel DualCore Atom N270, 1GB RAM, 4.19.0-5-686, 150GB HDD

Post Reply

Return to “Installation”