MX-14 beta 1
Posted 22 January 2014 - 12:48 PM
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Posted 22 January 2014 - 01:16 PM
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Posted 22 January 2014 - 01:34 PM
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Posted 22 January 2014 - 01:43 PM
Only in that the panel is over on the left side, I think. But that's how I've been setting up my panel lately (nice for laptop/notebook screens), so I'm happy to see that default set-up. The screenshot I posted is just from a live session, right after booting up. They've thrown in a lot of nice touches -- stuff from antiX, etc. I like that they include inxi. Myself, I wouldn't switch from Debian to MX-14 for my primary system, but I think this might be nice for when I want to do a quick and easy installation, especially on a low-spec computer; also, looks like a nice tool for live sessions. Very good first beta; I like this project.
Posted 22 January 2014 - 08:14 PM
I like this low spec distro MX-14 with the side dock! I think I'm tempted to give it a whirl in the VM. Good find Saturnian!
Posted 22 January 2014 - 08:46 PM
Posted 23 January 2014 - 09:37 AM
I don't know what the technical definition is, but I consider a "dock" to be a third-party desktop overlay program and a panel to be an integral part of the desktop, usually stretching the entire length of an edge. Although panels with transparency LOOK like a dock. It's probably just semantics, but IMO it boils down to built-in desktop functionality versus a third-party program.
Dock, panel, launcher bar...they're all very similar and provide near identical functionality, IMO. But regardless of what I think, I'll try to use whatever nomenclature the developer prefers. If Ubuntu wants to call its feature a "launcher bar", I'll try to honor that. But around my house, I've been known to refer to it as the "Unity Dock" and the "Launcher Panel".
Is the glass "half-empty" or "half-full"? I submit that it is whatever YOU say it is!
Posted 24 January 2014 - 09:16 AM
It looks great with the Live CD though.
Posted 24 January 2014 - 10:45 AM
Some folks are having problems trying to boot with the live CD. Worked here on four different computers, though. I prefer to use a flash drive (no problems doing it here with Unetbootin), but I tried with the CD as well just to see if it would work.
Edited by saturnian, 24 January 2014 - 10:45 AM.
Posted 24 January 2014 - 11:04 AM
Posted 24 January 2014 - 11:11 AM
It looks great with the Live CD though.
have you tried adding the virtualbox-guest-X11 package? Always seems to work for me, although perhaps that is a part of the guest-utils?
Posted 24 January 2014 - 11:28 AM
Posted 02 February 2014 - 04:49 AM
Posted 04 February 2014 - 11:34 PM
I got the MX-14 distro loaded in a VM with guest additions and have full screen native resolution. I did have to install them manually, though, from the command line. After clicking "install guest additions", open a terminal:
cd /media/cdrom should take you to the Virtualbox Guest additions iso
ls to verify VBoxLinuxAdditions.sh is present
sudo sh VBoxLinuxAdditions.run
The Virtualbox modules should build and install. Reboot, select native display resolution in Guest, then select View>Full Screen in host. Worked for me.
AntiX, however is giving me fits with native resolution. I think I've discovered the solution, but haven't verified it yet. There appears to be a bug in the default AntiX kernel, which needs to be manually upgraded to 3.7.10-antix.7 in order to enact the fix. I'll let you know shortly if it worked...
Posted 04 February 2014 - 11:47 PM
Solution for AntiX native resolution found here:
Note the November 2013 bug fixes. Don't forget to 'sudo update-grub' like I initially did....DOH?!!!! And note the NEW kernel isn't at the top of the boot list in GRUB; I booted 2-3 times before I figured out the default kernel was loading (conky showed the old one on the desktop display), then realized the GRUB boot menu is "upside down" from what you'd normally expect. Another "DOH"! Upon reboot, arrow down to the newly available (and most recent) Debian/Gnu Linux kernel 3.7.10-antix.7 and login. Go to control center and select "session" on the left menu and "screen resolution" to the right; input root credentials when asked; in Screen Layout Editor choose Output>VBox0>Resolution and select your native resolution. Reboot to take effect. You MAY need to toggle your view in order to fix wallpaper appearance; if wallpaper is still displayed in OLD resolution, choose different wallpaper and save, then re-select default wallpaper and save again. TADA! (kind of a PITA, but it works!)
Full screen resolution in AntiX now!
Edited by Hedon James, 06 February 2014 - 12:28 PM.
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