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Old 01-17-2017, 02:42 AM   #1
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Newbie Antix problems and questions, sessions, displays, mount and Mega sync


Hi and sorry for the newbie questions, but this newbie wants to understand and use Arch on his aging material.

I have a 2009 (?) Dell Studio laptop T6400 2gHz running Antix 15, 4Gb memory. I'm using X11, kernel 4.0.5 antix amd64. I did a sudo apt-get update and upgrade yesterday 1/15/17. I installed a few apps, Firefox, Opeshot, Audacity because I need to do some light audio and video editing. I can't find any of them on the menu.

I'm finding problems with sessions not remembering my settings, dual display, etc.

Also, I can't seem to make a permanent sda2 mount, where I put my multimedia files.

I can't seem to get my Mega sync working.

That's a tall order and I hope I'm not overloading anyone. Any help would be greatly appreciate. I'm not proficient with command prompts but willing to learn. Thanks beforehand,
 
Old 01-17-2017, 06:18 AM   #2
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On AntiX there is a menu option to update the menus, it can also be done from the commandline, by running update-menus.

Providing this is an installed system, all session settings should be remembered, so I'm guessing that you are running 'live', so unless you create a 'persistent' system, this will happen every time.

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Old 01-17-2017, 10:53 AM   #3
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My /etc/fstab for your

Quote:
Also, I can't seem to make a permanent sda2 mount, where I put my multimedia files.
Code:
harry@biker:~
$ cat /etc/fstab
# /etc/fstab: static file system information
#
# Created by make-fstab on Thu Oct 29 15:42:46 CDT 2015

# <file system>                            <mount point>                               <type>     <options>                       <dump/pass>

UUID=685d85b2-6651-49ed-928c-d5e17f70f500  /                                           ext4       defaults                        1 1
UUID=8d150b09-c903-4b7d-9326-7b88e7ac84f2  /home                                       ext4       defaults                        1 1
UUID=45720f5c-3d28-4e6d-a06d-9ce4a9fe5370  swap                                        swap       defaults                        0 0
UUID=8c692b69-46f7-48ef-abc9-e6963655e259  /media/_data1                               ext4       auto,exec,users,rw              1 1
UUID=b76696e8-11ba-4177-970b-0d237aa5a8ae  /media/_data2                               ext4       auto,exec,users,rw              1 1
/dev/cdrom                                 /media/cdrom                                iso9660    noauto,exec,users,ro            0 0
/dev/cdrw                                  /media/cdrw                                 iso9660    noauto,exec,users,rw            0 0
/dev/dvd                                   /media/dvd                                  udf        noauto,exec,users,ro            0 0
/dev/sr0                                   /media/sr0                                  auto       noauto,exec,users,ro            0 0
# Added by make-fstab /dev/sdb1
UUID=3030-F1DA                             /media/sdb1                                 vfat       noauto,uid=1000,gid=users,dmask=002,fmask=113,users  0 0
# Added by make-fstab /dev/sdb1
UUID=6839-720B                             /media/sdb1-2                               vfat       noauto,uid=1000,gid=users,dmask=002,fmask=113,users  0 0
harry@biker:~
We still need those inxi reports I asked for earlier. My above readout shows I have my data partitions mounting on bootup .
My self made folders in /media are

Code:
harry@biker:/media
$ ls -l
total 36
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root 4096 Oct 29  2015 cdrom
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root 4096 Oct 29  2015 cdrw
drwxr-xr-x 12 root root 4096 Sep  8 21:24 _data1
drwxr-xr-x  4 root root 4096 Sep  7 16:59 _data2
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root 4096 Oct 29  2015 dvd
drwxrwxr-x  2 root root 4096 Oct 11 21:59 MTPdevice
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root 4096 Oct 13 15:45 sdb1
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root 4096 Oct 13 16:14 sdb1-2
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root 4096 Oct 29  2015 sr0
MTPdevice is my Samsung Galaxy S7 edge phone folder.

Anyways. My stuff posted above is just a example. Here is link for you to understand playing around with /etc/fstab

Before playing around with it.

Code:
sudo cp /etc/fstab /etc/fstab.orig
To keep your original one as backup when you screw things up from inexperience and the system fails to boot. A live session can get you into restoring that backup to fix your screwup <if it happens>

Here is the link
for understanding fstab

PS. I have no freaking idea what "Mega Sync" is or what it does.

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Old 01-17-2017, 05:24 PM   #4
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MegaSync is an alternative to DropBox, Google Drive etc:
http://linuxpitstop.com/install-mega...u-16-04-linux/
 
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Old 01-17-2017, 08:10 PM   #5
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On AntiX there is a menu option to update the menus, it can also be done from the commandline, by running update-menus.

Providing this is an installed system, all session settings should be remembered, so I'm guessing that you are running 'live', so unless you create a 'persistent' system, this will happen every time.
Thanks Fatmac, it worked. I now know how to install and update menus. One small step for me...
 
Old 01-17-2017, 08:25 PM   #6
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[QUOTE=rokytnji;5656197]

Code:
harry@biker:~
$ cat /etc/fstab
We still need those inxi reports I asked for earlier. My above readout shows I have my data partitions mounting on bootup .
My self made folders in /media are

OK, So it looks like it is mounted. I have my picture folder with the wallpapers I want on the sda2 drive. It just won't remember, Perhaps the problem is elsewhere? I uploaded a picture. I didn't know how to copy and paste from the terminal. Pipe something?


Code:
harry@biker:/media
$ ls -l
MTPdevice is my Samsung Galaxy S7 edge phone folder.

I also have an S7, it should make it easier.


Code:
sudo cp /etc/fstab /etc/fstab.orig
To keep your original one as backup when you screw things up from inexperience and the system fails to boot. A live session can get you into restoring that backup to fix your screwup <if it happens>

Here is the link
for understanding fstab

On it right now. In this case, it seems to remember the sda2 mount. Is it a profile problem with wallpapers? I'll give fstab a stab later, pun intended.system. ) and then execute it, and then find out where it is.

Thanks for your help and patience.
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Old 01-17-2017, 08:37 PM   #7
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MegaSync is an alternative to DropBox, Google Drive etc:
http://linuxpitstop.com/install-mega...u-16-04-linux/
Thanks Beachboy. I can take it from here

Download the .deb version matching

Code:
cat /etc/debian_version
From here

https://mega.nz/#sync!linux

On my antix version. I am running

Code:
$ cat /etc/debian_version
8.7
So I would want the debian 8 version download from Mega.

After downloading it , lets say to ~/Downloads folder.

Menu>Applications>System>Gdebi

Open Gdebi. Point Gdebi to downloads folder and have it go into gdebi.

Proceed with install. <I am not going to install this>

Then update the menus. <Menu>Update Menus>

Logout and log back in.

I would add it to personal section if I was you. Using the antixcc>Desktop>edit Menus. Just follow the prompts. It will/should be in there to add to wherever/section in the menu you want.
 
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Old 01-17-2017, 08:41 PM   #8
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Since you answered while I was typing. Open SpaceFM and see if you can see and mount your sda2 from there. Then it will also show being mounted in rox filer.
 
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Old 01-17-2017, 08:45 PM   #9
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Last but not least. I am going to bed so I suggest you watch this youtube channel when you are wondering how AntiX works.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFW...KlXW5uE9opXukQ
 
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Old 01-18-2017, 07:24 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rokytnji View Post
Download the .deb version matching

cat /etc/debian_version

From here

https://mega.nz/#sync!linux
Done and running the same version.

Quote:

Menu>Applications>System>Gdebi

Open Gdebi. Point Gdebi to downloads folder and have it go into gdebi.

Proceed with install. <I am not going to install this>

Then update the menus. <Menu>Update Menus>

Logout and log back in.
Done! Wow, can't believe how simple it was.

Quote:

I would add it to personal section if I was you. Using the antixcc>Desktop>edit Menus. Just follow the prompts. It will/should be in there to add to wherever/section in the menu you want.
Wow, done as well. Great strides! Super thanks.

Next, apparently my desktop sessions are not registering. It says hold on loading, but nothing happens. I have to reset the resolution, dual panels configuration, etc. I learned how to save the profile and reload it, but it would be nice to automate it. I dabbled a little with some edit jwm and Fluxbox setting files wherever I saw display and startup, but nothing came of it. I remembered to hash out the old path and put the right one to the mounted folder. It hasn't worked. Hope this makes sense. Thanks
 
Old 01-18-2017, 07:33 PM   #11
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Since you answered while I was typing. Open SpaceFM and see if you can see and mount your sda2 from there. Then it will also show being mounted in rox filer.
Done, and boy that's a better file manipulation system than the default one!

Next, tweaking it to my tastes.

After that, I need to have bigger fonts. I'm apparently getting too old for the default setting :\
 
  


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