Intel video driver

The intel graphics driver can sometimes cause various window artifacts such as seemingly corrurpted text and screen tearing.  This can be caused by the default accleration method, called sna (sandy bridge new acceleration)

One alternative, especially on older intel chipsets, is to use the older acceleration method, uxa.

To do this, create a file (as root) called


with the following contents


On this page:

Though most scanners will work out of the box, there are occasionally problems that arise. This thread contains solutions that have been worked out for such problems.


This entry addresses in particular Brother Multi-Function Printers that use the brscan3 scanner driver.  It may be applicable for devices using brscan4 and newer drivers.  The solution worked for Brother MFC-9320CW.

Tumbler cpu usage

<Retrieved from the Arch Wiki December 1, 2016>

Tumblerd, the service that watches the file system and notifies the system when a thumbnail needs to be made may get stuck in a loop, see the bug report. The following script is a temporary workaround to stop this from happening. Copy, and paste this into a .sh file, save it somewhere in your home directory, mark the file as executable then set up the system to autostart it at system startup.


HELP: MX Default Look

MX Default Look


Allows the user to make quick user interface changes to system defaults.

The user may select to display the default panel horizontally (top or bottom) or vertically (default).  Customizations, including panel plugins,will be preserved, although plugin location might be altered. 

Enable mobile broadband

Introduction: Suggested actions to enable mobile broadband connections on MX

1. Make sure you have a device to connect to using:

dmesg |grep wwan

Which for me returns:

[ 4.253157] cdc_mbim 2-2:1.12 wwan0: register 'cdc_mbim' at usb-0000:00:14.0-2, CDC MBIM, 0e:e6:77:a6:bf:96[/code]

Here we have success where cdc_mbim has been discovered.
If the command returns nothing, see the end of this note for suggested troubleshooting steps.

2. RC the network tool and select edit connections

HELP: MX Debian Backports Installer

MX Debian Backports Installer 

---NOTE: This package is deprecated from MX-16.1 on, having been merged with MX Package Installer


Allows the user to browse and install packages from the Debian Backports Repository directly without the need to first enable the backports repository or without having to deal with the complex pinning system in use by Debian Backports.  The Backports repo will be enabled as needed and then disabled after the selected apps are installed.


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