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Network Manager

Random login problems

Network Manager sometimes seems randomly to require login even though that has already been entered before. This is usually due to a bug, but it has an easy solution:

  • Right-click the network icon in the Notification Area > Edit Connections ...,
  • On the screen that pops up highlight your network access point and click the Edit button on the right.
  • On the next screen click on the General tab and check the box for "All users may connect to this network."

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Vivaldi

Note: The Free Software Foundation recommends us to NOT use any Chromium or Chromium code based browsers due them phoning G**gle (often). The Vivaldi team say that they have plugged all known leaks to G**gle. The following two linked pages are well worth reading: [https://forum.vivaldi.net/topic/22330/g ... removed/34] [https://tiamarth.com/writ/vivaldi_not_open_source] Introduction

ISO download mirrors

Here are the mirrors of MX Linux ISOs that are known to us. Click on the architecture link (386 or x64) you need from the mirror that you want, usually the one closest to you. Snapshots begin a few months after any Original Release, and include all upgrades and subsequent bug fixes since the Original; for this reason they are preferred by many users as time goes on.

dd (command)

Introduction

"dd is a command-line utility for Unix and Unix-like operating systems whose primary purpose is to convert and copy files" (Wikipedia). It is very powerful and runs on a low level, so users must be extremely careful with the commands they use.

Uses

Opera tips and tricks

The Opera browser is evolving quickly ATM, so here are some suggestions to follow:

  • From user fehlix: to solve Opera's inability to play many proprietary videos (with ffmpeg), the correct file must be located where updates will not overwrite it. Copy this single command and paste it into a terminal:

sudo -v; curl -L vvld.in/lm64 |tail -c+1075 | sudo tar xJ -C / --wildcards \*libffmpeg\.so --xform 's,.*/,usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/lib_extra/,'

  • [to be continued]

Gnome-keyring

Introduction

Gnome-keyring is installed by default in MX Linux, and is used to manage security credentials, such as user names and passwords. Data is encrypted and stored in ~/.local/share/keyrings.  The "default keyring" employs the user's login for encryption, eliminating the need for a second password.

How to unlock apps automatically

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