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Old 10-11-2015, 12:15 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by rokytnji View Post only if you dare.
Hi rokytnji,
think its best i avoid that one, i do prefer desktop environments, not command line.
thanks for the suggestion anyway.
Old 10-11-2015, 07:27 AM   #32
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I suggest you to install & use a Windows looking distro. You will be comfortable in that linux and at the same time you'll learn Linux. Later on when you've the concept of how some basic things work, you can use any Linux distro and all will be familiar to you.

Here are some distros that you can find familiar -

Obviously Linux Mint
2. Linux Light
3. Chromixium
Old 10-11-2015, 01:31 PM   #33
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MX-14 Follow-up

Since OP likes MX-14, wants to use VM and does not hanker to use the CLI, allow me to make a couple suggestions:

Take a look at the MEPIS tutorials (also the very helpful forum).

Take advantage of the award-winning script smxi, which will allow useful post-install customizations & upgrades. This script is built-in with antiX and MX-14 "Symbiosis"

a) in order to use smxi, user will have to create a root password; to do so, 'shell out' to the console (tty 1-6) with Ctrl-Alt-F1 thru F6 (return to GUI with F7)

b) log in and enter the command
sudo passwd root
, at which enter user password then new root passwd twice. (I recommend doing this offline). Root is set.

c) repeat step a) and enter the command
su -
, then enter the newly created root passwd to become root.

d) now, as root, simply enter
at the prompt in a console, and the script begins. NOTE: Be cautious and do not change things unfamiliar with -- choose "upgrade" rather than "dist-upgrade," and skip going to graphics or changing the kernel for now -- just look at what is available and jot down questions.

e) when script finishes or you choose to exit, simply type in < init 6 > to reboot -- I am assuming use of BIOS and do not know if this is allowable in a VM -- or use < reboot >

The User's Manual may prove helpful, as well.

Best wishes!
Old 10-11-2015, 03:12 PM   #34
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hi sidzen,
thanks for the links, i saved them for future reference.
(im not ready for anything like that smxi, seems complicated for a newbie)

But i have to say, i am very impressed with mx-14,
even the audio (once it is set right for the system) really kicks butt to.

in all the time i have been trying different linux distro's in virtual box,
this is the 1st linux distro i was able to get awesome sound from.
(the others ive tried were normally always very low volume)

I am amazed how well it handles non-mx programs, mx seems to make things compatible
as it installs them as well.
also I was able to remove a lot of stuff i did not want with no issues or errors at all,

thanks for suggesting it to me.


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