MX 17

HELP: MX Menu Editor

This application is pretty self-explanatory.
  • Start by clicking on one of the categories in the left pane to reveal the applications listed inside it.
  • Change existing information in the top right half of the screen.
  • Add an additional category for the menu entry in the middle of the left pane, where you can also change the icon for the menu entry.
  • In the lower right haf of the screen is the content of the actual desktop file from /usr/share/applications/

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 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:


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