HELP: MX Find Shares

  • Make a decision on the first screen about which type of shares you wish to look for, and click Start.
  • The application will search for available shares, then display a table with machines and shares listed by networked group, both local and remote.
  • Click on the Save results bar to preserve a record of the findings.

Development history: Richard Rost, wrapper by Adrian

License: here.

v. 20150603

HELP: MX Check Apt GPG

When you see a public key error message, follow this procedure:
  • Click Start menu ≻ System ≻MX Check Apt GPG
  • A terminal screen will open: enter root’s password and click Return
  • If the program finds a key missing, it will ask you whether you want to install it.
  • Enter Y and it will search online sources and install the key.
  • Click any key to exit

Development history: Kmathern (Mepis), James Carr

HELP: MX Boot Repair


  • Boot to the LiveMedium and click Start Menu ≻ System ≻ MX Boot Repair and select the appropriate option.
  • GRUB
    • Reinstall a new bootloader. (UEFI support except in MX14)
    • Repair the bootloader by regenerating the GRUB configuration file (grub.cfg). This is the most common use of this application, turned to when it is not possible to boot into any partition where the user could run:

HELP: MX Apt-notifier

In MX-15 and earlier, this applet is a yellow box that adds a green arrow when updates are available; in MX-16 the applet is a box in white outline that turns green instead. A third option was added for MX-17 called pulse, with green indicating no updates.
When the green appears, there two ways to proceed. NOTE: We follow here the default setup when upgrades are available, but the actions triggered by left- or right-clicking the mouse can be reversed in Preferences.


HELP: Disk Manager

General caution

  • Because Disk Manager writes directly to a critical system configuration file, make sure all the right boxes are checked and all the right settings are applied before you exit. If you have questions about how to proceed, post over on the MX Forum.
  • DM is intended for use on local partitions only. If you have remote partitions listed in fstab, they will be ignored or possibly even destroyed, so check fstab before rebooting.

Menu bar

  • File
    • Save: saves the current settings.


The following guide was first worked out by MX Linux user joany, and includes additional information by Danum and other MX Users.
NOTE: there is a monthly snapshot ISO of MX KDE available in the Remastered repo. While not an official release, this installable ISO image provides a completely up-to-date version of MX OS with a pre-configured KDE desktop.



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