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ExTiX 19.3, Build 190307 based on upcoming Ubuntu 19.04, with Xfce 4.13, Kodi 18.2 “Leia”, Refracta Snapshot, Nvidia and kernel 5.0.0-exton

Posted 03-07-2019 at 12:33 PM by exton (Exton's Blog)
Updated 03-08-2019 at 04:58 AM by exton

NEWS 190307 ABOUT ExTiX Xfce4/Kodi, Build 190307
A new extra version of ExTiX is ready. This version is based on upcoming Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo. To be released in a stable version 190418. ExTiX 19.3 uses the Xfce Desktop 4.13 and kernel 5.0.0-exton. Xfce is a lightweight desktop environment for UNIX-like operating systems. It aims to be fast and low on system resources, while still being visually appealing and user friendly. This version of ExTiX Xfce4 is for non-UEFI computers. Kodi 18.2 Leia...
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Adding painting-friendly GUI functionalities to GIMP with questionable bash scripts and openbox configuration

Posted 03-06-2019 at 03:44 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 03-12-2019 at 01:26 AM by the dsc (minor improvement in logic)
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GIMP is much lighter than Krita on older hardware, but its GUI lacks some handy features, particularly when one's painting or drawing.
While MyPaint has some of those GUI features, it lacks some things like even basic transformations to selections.

These functionalities are the ability to use the stylus' "right click" (or whatever button it is) as a color picker, and handier/"exposed" buttons for undo, redo, mirroring view, de-selecting , resetting rotation,...
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Upgrade of HP 2133 Mini-note PC from Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04

Posted 03-06-2019 at 02:04 PM by flshope


I have a 2008 HP 2133 Mini-note PC laptop running Ubuntu 14.04.5 with the Gnome Flashback desktop environment. A hardware summary is given below. In normal useage, I run the machine with an external display, external keyboard, and external mouse via a Netgear GCS1724 KVM switch.

I have been delaying the upgrade to 16.04 because of previous upgrade difficulties and because of the age of the machine (~11 years). The upgrade software for 14.04 would not run...
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Beginners distro

Posted 03-03-2019 at 06:19 AM by schulidr (An open source user evolution)
Updated 03-03-2019 at 06:20 AM by schulidr

Some thoughts about recent stuff happening with Manjaro and Linux in general. There have been some
issues with Manjaro updates that have caused some major issues to newer users because they didn't
know wwhat they were doing or they hadn't read the update announcements prior to doing their
updates. This led me to think about a couple of things regarding updates, user-types, distribution
assessment, backups, and graphical user interfaces. I'll write a little further...
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Posted 03-02-2019 at 07:41 AM by schulidr (An open source user evolution)

I set about on a quest recently to scratch the itch of completing an install of Arch on my older laptop. I had tried it in the past with no luck and I was reluctant to do it again but through someone who has become somewhat of a mentor and friend to, I was persuaded to try it one more time. My void install that mimicked the look of an old Solaris machine would soon become a dual-boot project bigger than I thought was possible.

Starting out I needed a plan of what I wanted to do...
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