[needs background, etc.]


Resolution problems

BitJam's make-xorg-conf command/script creates a xorg.conf set at a 1280x1024 resolution

sudo make-xorg-conf 1280x1024 -o /etc/X11/xorg.conf

You only need to run the command once, it should bring up the Xfce4 desktop at that resolution automatically on subsequent boots.


Setting up MX Linux or antiX with MATE as DE

[based on a post by skidoo on antiX Forum]

The MATE (pronounced Ma-Tay) Desktop Environment is the continuation of GNOME 2. It provides an intuitive and attractive desktop environment using traditional metaphors for Linux and other Unix-like operating systems.

Complete installation

MATE can be installed with its complete desktop with this package:


An extended package is also available:

Chinese simplified input

This process of adding Chinese is a bit more complicated than for other languages.

  • In MX Package Installer, open the category "Languages" and install Chinese ibus as well as the font packages.
    • Some users believe that fcitx is to be preferred now over ibus due to recent changes.
    • Also install the language packs for Firefox, Thunderbird and LibreOffice if you use them.



HELP: Compton Manager


NOTE: In MX-17, Compton Manager has been incorporated into MX Tweak

MX Compton Manager


MX Compton Manager gives you an easy way to start, stop, and configure the compton compositor.  

At launch, a compton.conf configuration file will be created for you in ~/.config if one doesn't already exist.

The "Stop Compton" button will change to "Launch Compton" if its not running.

MX Remaster

ATTENZIONE: questi strumenti sono da usare solo in una sessione Live!



In genere si prevede di utilizzare un dispositivo USB Live come sistema di destinazione per la propria versione personale di MX Linux. (Se si sta utilizzando un Hard Disk Live allora si avrà bisogno di creare prima un LiveUSB o un LiveCD dall'Hard Disk Live per poi poter installare altrove.)

Ci sono alcuni semplici requisiti di sistema necessari per eseguire la rimasterizzazione:


A chroot is an operation that changes the apparent root directory for the current running process and its children. Its many uses include recovery: should a system be rendered unbootable, a chroot can be used to move back into the damaged environment after bootstrapping from an alternate root file system (such as from installation media or  other Live medium). (Wikipedia)


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