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 Forum: Regulars   Topic: WTF?!!

 Post subject: WTF?!!
Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 5:56 pm 

Replies: 10
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I needed driving directions, so I fired up Mapquest and typed in the starting point and the destination. It came back and said I needed to install something called MapsGalaxy to Firefox in order to proceed. I declined. I don't need any more Firefox add-ons, thank you very much. So I launched Chrome/...

 Forum: MX Help   Topic: Keep VLC at Wheezy/v2.0.3 - dpkg hold or pinning?

Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 12:08 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 416

To pin a package to the current version, open Synaptic and highlight the package by right clicking on it. Go to the menu, click on the "Package" drop-down and check the box labeled "Lock Version". That package will now appear in the status labeled "Pinned" and no furthe...

 Forum: General   Topic: Anything you can do, I can do better.

Posted: Fri Dec 05, 2014 12:46 pm 

Replies: 30
Views: 595

I think technology is spoiling us rotten. Spending extra money for an SSD to shave a few milliseconds off the time it takes to launch an application seems a little wasteful to person whose first exposure to computers was in college, using a clunky GE 215 mainframe with 8K of magnetic core memory. Th...

 Forum: Installation   Topic: After migration to MX-14.3 distro still shows as 14.2

Posted: Thu Dec 04, 2014 10:44 am 

Replies: 4
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Question: I installed the original MX (14.0?) and have applied all of the Synaptic upgrades except a few packages that I pinned for specific reasons. Do I consider my installation as being current, or do I need to do an apt-get dist-upgrade? Will that command affect KDE that I installed?

 Forum: General   Topic: How Many Bits?

 Post subject: Re: How Many Bits?
Posted: Thu Dec 04, 2014 10:21 am 

Replies: 26
Views: 692

jdmeaux1952 wrote:
The entire DOS programming could be written to a CD.

IIRC the entire DOS OS could fit on a 1.4MB floppy. To "install" it you simply copied the files onto the HDD. The computer would boot by looking for autoexec.bat and config.sys and off you'd go.

 Forum: General   Topic: How Many Bits?

 Post subject: Re: How Many Bits?
Posted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 1:11 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 692

Adding more RAM to a memory-starved machine will definitely improve performance, however adding more RAM to a machine that already has plenty of RAM won't make any noticeable difference. That said, PAE can (theoretically) address 64GB of RAM, which should be more than enough for the vast majority of...

 Forum: General   Topic: OS Poll

 Post subject: Re: OS Poll
Posted: Sat Nov 29, 2014 5:33 pm 

Replies: 9
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What, no Windows?

 Forum: VMs/Emulators   Topic: Running Mepis on either VirtualBox or VMware Workstation

Posted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 6:21 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 251

I'm not aware of any MEPIS VMs that are pre-packaged for VirtualBox or VMware. I'd recommend just installing MEPIS directly from the Live DVD iso file on your HDD. With VirtualBox, this is dead simple. Just set up a blank Linux VM using Debian as the default. Provide about 15GB or so of storage and ...

 Forum: Package Requests/Status - MX-14   Topic: Why is mx-installer "Installed (auto removable)"?

Posted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:52 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 164

The package is not useful after MX is installed. So maybe that's why it was marked as auto-removable. Testing: use it to install MX, you could try it in VirtualBox first. I think not-useful package you're referring to the install-mx dummy package. The mx-install package is the actual installer pack...

 Forum: Package Requests/Status - MX-14   Topic: Why is mx-installer "Installed (auto removable)"?

Posted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 8:58 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 164

Yesterday, there was an update to mx-installer (version 0.14-3+2). In Synaptic, this package shows up under the status labeled "Installed (auto removable)". Why is this, and shouldn't it be under "Installed" instead? If so, how can I restore it to that status? Finally, how do I t...
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