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Create your own Ubuntu 64 bit live installable system using MeX and Refracta tools (pre-installed)!

Posted 10-30-2016 at 06:36 AM by exton (Exton's Blog)
Updated 10-30-2016 at 01:22 PM by exton (More INFO)

NEWS/CHANGES 161030
Mex Linux is no longer based on Linux Mint. MeX Build 161030 is based only on Debian 8.6 and Ubuntu 16.04.1. I have replaced the original kernel with “my” special kernel 4.8.0-25-exton. All packages in MeX Linux have been upgraded to the latest version by 161030. This version of MeX uses Cinnamon 3.0.7. Linux Mint 18 also uses Cinnamon 3.0.7 as Desktop environment.

MORE MeX NEWS 161030
1. The MeX ISO is now a ISO-hybrid, which means that it can very...
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Ubuntu OS upgrades usually degrade function on older machines

Posted 10-29-2016 at 09:07 PM by flshope
Updated 12-15-2016 at 07:37 PM by flshope (Add to list of Ubuntu 16.04 anomalies)

I have two machines running Ubuntu, one a 5-year old Pogo Linux desktop ("Pogo2011" running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS) and the other an 8-year old HP notebook ("HP2008" running Ubuntu 14.04). To date, I have gone through 10 Ubuntu installs or major version upgrades (including 4 on a 2003 Pogo Linux desktop, which I finally moved to Debian to keep it alive ("Pogo2003" running Debian 8.6)).

It has been my experience that Ubuntu OS upgrades do not generally produce...
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[SOLVED, kind of] GIMP 2.9 fails to start due to incompatible (?) MyPaint brushes

Posted 10-28-2016 at 05:59 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 10-28-2016 at 06:01 PM by the dsc
Tags gimp, mypaint

GIMP 2.9 may fail to start due to some MyPaint brushes failing to "deserialize", whatever that means.

In order to "solve" that you don't need to get rid permanently of such brushes, which may still work fine on MyPaint itself.

Instead, move/rename the .mypaint user folder (perhaps ~/.config/mypaint to some?) to mypaint-temp or whatever, run gimp 2.9, it will start. Then go to preferences, folders, and change the mypaint-brushes folder settings, but...
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DebEX Xfce4 Build 161025 – Create your own installable Debian Stretch Live DVD with Refracta tools (pre-installed)!

Posted 10-25-2016 at 04:30 PM by exton (Exton's Blog)

NEWS 161025 about DebEX Xfce4 – a Refracta Build
A new version of DebEX Barebone with Xfce 4.12.1 and kernel 4.8.0-21-exton (equivalent to Kernel.org’s stable kernel 4.8) is ready. I have installed Nvidia’s proprietary graphics driver 370.28 in this new version of DebEX Barebone. All packages have been updated to the latest version as of October 25, 2016. DebEX Barebone is now based on Debian testing – Stretch – (upcoming Debian 9) and Debian unstable – Sid. I have replaced Google Chrome...
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Ambiance-blue seems to be a another GTK "mandatory alternative" theme for firefox

Posted 10-22-2016 at 11:43 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 10-22-2016 at 11:48 PM by the dsc

Firefox lately hasn't been working quite properly with any other theme than Adwaita, GTK3's default. Even Debian's firefox (now firefox again), even though it's still GTK2, somehow, apparently.

The main (perhaps only) problem is that "tooltips" will be black on black, both UI tooltips and alo the "native" tooltip when you hover a link.

If one doesn't hate Adwaita more than one hates not having legible tooltips, then firefox can be run as
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