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September 13, 2019 at 11:42 pm #27146
Maybe this icon would make more sense … Rox-Panel is on the top, right?September 14, 2019 at 11:15 am #27162Member
@ PPC –
Also, I believe that none of the 2 default pdf viewers allows the user to copy text (I need that for work, and I believe it’s very useful to do that on a pdf viewer… is it asking to much to include a low resources viewer that has that functionality?)
You can copy text in qpdfview – hold down the shift key and begin to select text with your mouse, it will change your cursor, and you then finish selecting your text. When you release the mouse button, it asks what you want to do: select text or copy text to clipboard.
Check out edit -> settings -> modifiers to change the key to use.
September 16, 2019 at 10:22 am #27213Member
- This reply was modified 1 month, 1 week ago by christophe.
@christophe – Thanks for the tip! I didn’t know that! But I’m too used to qpdfview 0.4.14, I’ll probably just install that, when I install antiX 19 final!
@anticapitalista- not a bug, but a couple of ideas-
1.- what about adding a text line to the blurred lines wallpaper that is displayed at the log in screen that reads something like ” Press F1 to switch between the available desktops “?
I’m no GIMP “pro” level user, but I can do that, if there’s any interest on that “feature” than can be helpful for users that don’t know about that- without adding more than some bits to the image, and without forcing the users to “go read the manual”…
You know me, I’m the guy that wants to carry newbies on his lap everywhere- I tend to respect the new user’s point of view- if someone takes the time to try a new OS, it may as well, despite being the fastest OS available even on old hardware, be the “friendliest” OS possible to newcomers or even just inexperienced users…
2.- I’ve antiX 16.X installed on my netbook, but I’ve basically been using only antiX 17.X live and antiX 19 betas Live for many months, so I’ve not installed antiX on a very long time, so forgive me if the installer already does something similar: why not display up antiX help/menu page (the one available on the menu) right after the installation is finished? Or at least ask the user if the page should be displayed?- with a message that it’s always available on the menu? If I was a betting man, I would say most users don’t even know that helpfull little manual is there to begin with…
Also- anti: thanks for including the latest version of icewm-toolbar-icon-manager on antiX-goodies! There’s a single case that I know it fails to add a icon to the toolbar: if you use chromium or chrome to create a desktop link to a http://www.office.com file- TIM fails to recognize that .desktop file as valid… I currently have no time to try to correct that “bug”…
September 16, 2019 at 11:31 am #27218Member
- This reply was modified 1 month ago by PPC.
Yes, the box says “SIGN IN” now, and could say “SIGN IN or F1 to Select Session”. Obviously the text would need to be smaller to fit the box.September 22, 2019 at 10:48 am #27386Member
I installed beta 3 on a Lenovo ThinkPad T450s and it booted to a blank screen that would be switching from blank screen to one with steady cursor in the upper left corner alternately,until it just stayed on the blank screen. This is a blank screen, lighter than black screen.
Next, installed it on a Lenovo ThinkPad T420, changed the kernel to 4.19.66, made snapshot and live USB, then installed back on Lenovo ThinkPad T450s and no longer blank.
Updated and had to install WICD to get connected. On other devices, was able to connect through CC Connman.
The WiFi has to be manually re-connected on startup or resume from sleep.
The WiFi connects and says it it connected, yet does not connect to Firefox or Chrome.
Tried an Intel graphics driver instead of modesetting, installed XFCE with LightDM – no improvement.
rj@antix19rj:~ $ inxi -F System: Host: antix19rj Kernel: 4.19.66-antix.1-amd64-smp x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Xfce 4.12.4 Distro: antiX-19.b3_x64-full Marielle Franco 16 August 2019 Machine: Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 20BWS06K00 v: ThinkPad T450s serial: <root required> Mobo: LENOVO model: 20BWS06K00 v: SDK0E50510 WIN serial: <root required> UEFI [Legacy]: LENOVO v: JBET72WW (1.36 ) date: 02/23/2019 Battery: ID-1: BAT0 charge: 19.5 Wh condition: 19.7/23.2 Wh (85%) ID-2: BAT1 charge: 19.2 Wh condition: 19.6/23.2 Wh (84%) CPU: Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core i7-5600U bits: 64 type: MT MCP L2 cache: 4096 KiB Speed: 799 MHz min/max: 500/3200 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 799 2: 798 3: 799 4: 799 Graphics: Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 5500 driver: i915 v: kernel Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.4 driver: intel resolution: 1600x900~60Hz OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 5500 (Broadwell GT2) v: 4.5 Mesa 18.3.6 Audio: Device-1: Intel Broadwell-U Audio driver: snd_hda_intel Device-2: Intel Wildcat Point-LP High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.19.66-antix.1-amd64-smp Network: Device-1: Intel Ethernet I218-LM driver: e1000e IF: eth0 state: down mac: 68:f7:28:b2:c0:38 Device-2: Intel Wireless 7265 driver: iwlwifi IF: wlan0 state: down mac: 60:57:18:db:c7:0c Drives: Local Storage: total: 238.47 GiB used: 5.64 GiB (2.4%) ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Samsung model: MZ7TD256HAFV-000L7 size: 238.47 GiB Partition: ID-1: / size: 21.53 GiB used: 5.64 GiB (26.2%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda9 Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 34.0 C mobo: N/A Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 0 Info: Processes: 181 Uptime: N/A Memory: 7.50 GiB used: 355.9 MiB (4.6%) Shell: bash inxi: 3.0.33 rj@antix19rj:~ $September 24, 2019 at 7:38 pm #27478Member
Just some corrected information regarding AntiX 19 B3 4.9.189 kernel:
I clean installed antiX 19 beta 3 [original boot ISO, with default kernel 4.9.189] on a Lenovo ThinkPad T450s [model-2015] and it booted to a blank screen – tried this many, many times making new ISO-USB boot drives. Same result.
Next, installed it on a Lenovo ThinkPad T420, where it runs as expected, only changed the kernel to 5.2.8, made snapshot and live USB, then installed back on Lenovo ThinkPad T450s and no longer blank – updated, everything seems to be running fine so far. The imported files are still executable (as with all the various laptops tried), but installed Thunar – it recognizes the files correctly.
I apologize for the confusing information (inxi -F output) previously posted with wrong kernel [4.19] in the system information output. There were so many attempts at this (different drivers, etc) that I erroneously posted the data from a system that was transferred from a fully installed B3 snapshot/USB installed on another laptop and then installed on the T450s. [This did not work very well – no way to connect to the internet.]
The 4.9.189 default kernel on the T450s booted to a blank screen and therefore could not provide the system info output…
The “Intel HD Graphics 5500” is where the problem is, I believe.
It would be likely impossible to make antiX configured for thousands of different devices, but hope this is somehow helpful information.
Again, sorry for the wrong system data on the previous post.
Installed MX19 B2.1 on the same T450s laptop. Installed the antiX 4.9.189 driver and booted to it. Tried to update it and the desktop started screen-tearing and froze within minutes – could only power off – nothing worked.
Rebooted and again, within minutes the desktop image turned to a black & white photo and froze – could only power off.
Rebooted and again, and quickly, opened “Tweak” in MX Tools and switched the driver to “Intel” – froze on the way out – could only power off.
Rebooted and all was running fine with the new driver.
AntiX 19 B3 4.9.189 kernel and default grahics driver:
rj@antix19rj:~ $ inxi -F System: Host: antix19rj Kernel: 5.2.8-antix.1-amd64-smp x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: IceWM 1.6.1 Distro: antiX-19.b3_x64-full Marielle Franco 16 August 2019 Machine: Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 20BWS06K00 v: ThinkPad T450s serial: <root required> Mobo: LENOVO model: 20BWS06K00 v: SDK0E50510 WIN serial: <root required> UEFI [Legacy]: LENOVO v: JBET72WW (1.36 ) date: 02/23/2019 Battery: ID-1: BAT0 charge: 19.4 Wh condition: 19.7/23.2 Wh (85%) ID-2: BAT1 charge: 19.1 Wh condition: 19.6/23.2 Wh (84%) CPU: Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core i7-5600U bits: 64 type: MT MCP L2 cache: 4096 KiB Speed: 799 MHz min/max: 500/3200 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 798 2: 798 3: 799 4: 798 Graphics: Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 5500 driver: i915 v: kernel Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.4 driver: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa resolution: 1600x900~60Hz OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 5500 (Broadwell GT2) v: 4.5 Mesa 18.3.6 Audio: Device-1: Intel Broadwell-U Audio driver: snd_hda_intel Device-2: Intel Wildcat Point-LP High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.2.8-antix.1-amd64-smp Network: Device-1: Intel Ethernet I218-LM driver: e1000e IF: eth0 state: down mac: 68:f7:28:b2:c0:38 Device-2: Intel Wireless 7265 driver: iwlwifi IF: wlan0 state: up mac: 60:57:18:db:c7:0c Drives: Local Storage: total: 253.08 GiB used: 13.59 GiB (5.4%) ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Samsung model: MZ7TD256HAFV-000L7 size: 238.47 GiB ID-2: /dev/sdb type: USB vendor: SanDisk model: Cruzer Glide size: 14.61 GiB Partition: ID-1: / size: 21.53 GiB used: 5.47 GiB (25.4%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda8 Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 40.0 C mobo: 0.0 C Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 0 Info: Processes: 147 Uptime: 5h 31m Memory: 7.50 GiB used: 539.4 MiB (7.0%) Shell: bash inxi: 3.0.33 rj@antix19rj:~ $
MX 19 B2.1 with 4.9.189 Kernel and Intel graphics driver:
System: Host: mx19rj Kernel: 4.9.189-antix.1-amd64-smp x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 8.3.0 Desktop: Xfce 4.14.1 tk: Gtk 3.24.5 info: xfce4-panel wm: xfwm4 dm: LightDM 1.26.0 Distro: MX-19beta-2.1_x64 patito feo September 8 2019 base: Debian GNU/Linux 10 (buster) Machine: Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 20BWS06K00 v: ThinkPad T450s serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 10 serial: <filter> Mobo: LENOVO model: 20BWS06K00 v: SDK0E50510 WIN serial: <filter> UEFI [Legacy]: LENOVO v: JBET72WW (1.36 ) date: 02/23/2019 Battery: ID-1: BAT0 charge: 19.4 Wh condition: 19.7/23.2 Wh (85%) volts: 12.3/11.1 model: SANYO 45N1773 type: Li-ion serial: <filter> status: Unknown ID-2: BAT1 charge: 19.1 Wh condition: 19.6/23.2 Wh (84%) volts: 12.3/11.1 model: SANYO 45N1775 type: Li-ion serial: <filter> status: Unknown CPU: Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core i7-5600U bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Broadwell family: 6 model-id: 3D (61) stepping: 4 microcode: 2D L2 cache: 4096 KiB flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 20752 Speed: 813 MHz min/max: 500/3200 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 813 2: 939 3: 800 4: 811 Vulnerabilities: Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT vulnerable Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW, STIBP: conditional, RSB filling Graphics: Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 5500 vendor: Lenovo driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:1616 Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.4 driver: intel resolution: 1600x900~60Hz OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 5500 (Broadwell GT2) v: 4.5 Mesa 18.3.6 compat-v: 3.0 direct render: Yes Audio: Device-1: Intel Broadwell-U Audio vendor: Lenovo driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:03.0 chip ID: 8086:160c Device-2: Intel Wildcat Point-LP High Definition Audio vendor: Lenovo driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 chip ID: 8086:9ca0 Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.9.189-antix.1-amd64-smp Network: Device-1: Intel Ethernet I218-LM vendor: Lenovo driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k port: 3080 bus ID: 00:19.0 chip ID: 8086:15a2 IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> Device-2: Intel Wireless 7265 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: efa0 bus ID: 03:00.0 chip ID: 8086:095b IF: wlan0 state: down mac: <filter> Drives: Local Storage: total: 238.47 GiB used: 5.87 GiB (2.5%) ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Samsung model: MZ7TD256HAFV-000L7 size: 238.47 GiB block size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s serial: <filter> rev: 6L6Q scheme: MBR Partition: ID-1: / raw size: 22.51 GiB size: 22.04 GiB (97.87%) used: 5.87 GiB (26.6%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda9 Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 38.0 C mobo: N/A Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 0 Repos: Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/antix.list 1: deb http://iso.mxrepo.com/antix/buster buster main Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian-stable-updates.list 1: deb http://deb.debian.org/debian buster-updates main contrib non-free Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian.list 1: deb http://deb.debian.org/debian buster main contrib non-free 2: deb http://deb.debian.org/debian-security buster/updates main contrib non-free Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mx.list 1: deb http://mxrepo.com/mx/repo/ buster main non-free No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/various.list Info: Processes: 296 Uptime: 26m Memory: 7.57 GiB used: 664.3 MiB (8.6%) Init: SysVinit v: 2.93 runlevel: 5 default: 5 Compilers: gcc: 8.3.0 alt: 8 Shell: bash v: 5.0.3 running in: quick-system-in inxi: 3.0.33September 26, 2019 at 11:58 am #27539Member
The desktop entries for icewm did not exist
in for example fluxbox from “Alternative desktops”
The solution is probably already known.
The problem is due to the fact that the files in /usr/share/desktop-session/wm-menus do not contain any of the icewm options.
If desktop-session-antix gets reinstalled, the files will contain icewm again.
The desktop-entries for icewm will appear.September 27, 2019 at 8:49 am #27548Member
I tried 19b3 x64 on my Dell D620 with BRCM 4111 this morning from USB and WiFi won’t work from USB. On 19b2 once I installed to the hard drive, Connman worked normally.
I am fine, but worry other with BRCM won’t get WiFi when booted to USB.September 27, 2019 at 11:23 am #27553Moderator
FYI, https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Broadcom_wireless and https://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-wireless-networking-41/howto-get-broadcom-wireless-working-with-linux-4175434970/ have some useful information regarding Broadcom Wireless Drivers, in case the information we have either hasn’t been seen or additional references provide other information that may be useful.
I had pretty good luck with Broadcom 4311 cards, but not all distributions would handle them automatically because they’ve had a “proprietary” (note source code available) at least back when I used them. It’s been quite a few years since I last used a Dell D600-series system, but those I owned were always able to work with quite a few Linux-based systems, and generally ran quite seamlessly. The only exceptions were the few that used proprietary network infrastructure; generally even those were fairly straightforward to get working. Since it’s been several years that I’ve touched or used a D series laptop, I am no longer up to date on the current state of affairs or any support that has dropped. Given that they were 32-bit architectures, my guess is that quite a few things that used to work routinely are only supported on a very limited number of distributions; hopefully we’re still doing well – if not, provide as many specifics as possible, including hardware components and reports. The inxi utility, mentioned countless times elsewhere, provides details. The /proc filesystem contains details too, for the truly curious.
Brian MasinickSeptember 28, 2019 at 8:06 pm #27568Member
Thank you for posting the “desktop-session-antix” information.
As I am trying to resolve compatibility issues in the 19 Beta 3 that have never occurred before with antiX, on my newer laptops, and testing other desktop environments, this menu fix makes it much easier getting around.
I have Xfce DE [SLiM] installed and tried this edit from IceWM – re-installing “desktop-session-antix” in Synaptic. The result was “Xfce” no longer appears in “Other desktops” menu.
Logout- F1 – Xfce Session -“Failed to execute login command”
Tried reinstalling Xfce – no change.
Had made “snapshot-live USB-boot” prior to the reinstall, and grabbed the original “desktop-session-antix” which you had provided the location of [/usr/share/desktop-session/wm-menus], copied the Xfce lines, then did the re-install again and added it to all the menu files. This worked nicely.
Is there a manual-edit fix to make “Xfce Session” function in the F1 login options as well?September 28, 2019 at 9:48 pm #27570Member
Firejail and Firetools need “firejail-profiles” installed in order for it to function.September 30, 2019 at 11:06 am #27603Member
Anyone know why conman and alternative configurator doesn’t trigger the password request as past versions? I can get up wlan0 or keep changes into alternatives conf
This is a signature.October 1, 2019 at 2:54 am #27612Member
Strange “bug”- I have a frugal with home persistence install on my HD that I always start booting from USB. Every single time that I select to boot to frugal and “IceWM” from the boot menu, antiX always hangs in a strange way- I get a black screen and what seems to be a text mode mouse cursor, that I can move around with my mouse (a character size rectangle). I tried this several times, always reproducible… But I can start fine from the default Rox-IceWM desktop and then select IceWM from antiX desktop menu…
P.October 4, 2019 at 2:27 pm #27690Member
I would like to do a “Clean” install with the most current beta code on my 32 bit Pentium III and also on one of my newer 64 bit machines, and then will test.
I have noticed that if I install and then update and then do a dist-upgrade I get the newest code, but it doesn’t apply to my user id, but does apply to a new user created after that.
What would be the best way to get as clean an install as possible?
I was thinking to boot the USB, then do the updates, then
1. install, but not sure if I will have enough memory to do that in that sequence?
2. Or should do a snapshot and burn a new ISO?
3. Or clone a live partition?
I think I found my own answer, I booted to USB, did the update and dist-upgrade, and then did the remaster option from the live menu. Hopefully that will work right.
October 5, 2019 at 1:11 am #27701Member
- This reply was modified 2 weeks, 3 days ago by BobC.
Technical question on antiX-19-b3-full:
I am basing my question on the beta which I intend to adopt when released from beta and migrated to general use. I intend to use barrier in place of synergy which I think is superior and also prefer conman as well. Also love icewm toolbar icon manager.
On the title bar when right clicked you get an option called tray icon . Can anyone give me a reference as to where the code for this is in antiX? I am looking for something similar to advanced in icewm toolbar icon manager where the advanced option shows by implication the code generated. Hopefully I understand enough to make this a valid question.
I get feeling that the tray mechanism has changed in antiX19 compared to antiX17 since icewmtray no longer exists. Unfortunately the existence or non existence of icewmtray does not really prove just implies.
definition: Tray is right side of icewm toolbar where the tray version of icons are kept.
Thanks in advance
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