Users Manual -- translations

The Users Manual is produced by the MX Linux Community in American Standard English. It can be converted to another language using the Google Translate pull-down menu, which provides a basic translation which, though useful, is often difficult to understand.

Community members are working on correcting these machine translations (THANKS!), beginning with Sections 1 (Introduction) and 3 (Configuration). This page keeps track of the completed Sections by language.

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If the volume is above 100%, and the volume icon is clicked to mute, clicking it again to unmute makes it disappear. This post references an alternate volume control.

Keystroke combo for Help is wrong

The keystroke for bringing up Help (AKA Users Manual) should be Alt-F1, as the Manual has stated since the beginning. Somewhere along the way, that was changed to Alt-1 by mistake.

Could be fixed by distributing a new xfce4-keyboard-shortcuts.xml, which is located in ~/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/, with a changed line 37 or 38:

HELP: MX Switch User

Once Switchuser has been enabled, Sessions can be switched back and forth between users without closing. Keystrokes for navigation:
  • Ctrl-Alt-F7 for the original user
  • Ctrl-Alt-F8 for the second user
The tool can be run conveniently by clicking on the users icon at the top of the Start menu; if not present, right-click the Menu icon ≻ Properties ≻ Behavior tab, check the Switch Users box and enter the command mx-switchuser.

HELP: MX Sound Card

To select the sound card you want to use in MX Linux, whether permanently or merely for a particular purpose, follow this sequence:

  • Use the pull-down menu to select the sound card you want to use.
  • On the next screen, you may run the test to make sure you have selected the correct card.


Development history: BitJam (antiX), Adrian GUI

License: here.

v. 20150603

HELP: MX Package Installer

MX Package Installer

This help is for the MX15/16/17 version of MX Package Installer.  The MX14 version maintains a version of "Popular Applications" tab as a standalone app.

It is listed in the Favorites of Whisker menu by default; but if that has been removed, click Start menu ≻ System ≻ MX Package installer and provide the root password.


Popular Applications

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:


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