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Questions specifically about MX Linux, a distribution based on Debian and Xfce that also draws from antiX and MEPIS.

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Restore deleted contents of a text file

Due to this bug, the content of one of my source files was deleted. I searched a lot and found that I can read the raw data on the storage device with the dd command, and I can find the address of ...
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MX Linux: Grub boot taking way long time

I noticed that GRUB gets stuck and tries to load attached external usb hard drive instead of the internal HDD. If I remove external HDD during boot then it loads immediately. Is there a way I can stop ...
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How can I make apt pull an older dependency?

Edit: I never found a solution to my specific issue, but as soon as I hopped onto Linux Mint I was able to install this package. So if you run into this same issue with this particular package/...
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How can I see what DNS requests are being made by a website?

I recently generated a unified hosts file from Steven Black's hosts github project on my MX Linux machine. However, it's preventing cbs.com from loading their sponsored messages. This, in turn, is ...
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System ran out of memory during MX Linux installation

Hardware specs : Product Name HP ProBook 430 G4 Processor 1 Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7200U CPU @ 2.50GHz (x86) Memory Size 4096 MB System BIOS P85 Ver. 01.03 12/05/2016 Serial Number ...
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Set firefox developer edition as the default browser in VS Code on Linux

I have installed firefox developer edition on my MX-Linux. When I tried to configure the live server of VS Code to run it as default, I failed. I followed this link to set up, but ultimately it is not ...
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Call is stuck between exchanging encryption keys on Telegram desktop App

My distro is MX-Linux 21 KDE. I have installed the Telegram desktop from their website. However, I cannot make or accept new calls on this app. When the receiver or I accept the call, the "...
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PulseAudio occasionally no sound / chipmunk voice regardless of OS and microphone

General problem: I have been using Manjaro Mate 21.2.1 (Arch-based) with kernels 5.4, 5.10 and 5.13 for a while, until I got more and more sound problems using different softwares (Skype, Zoom, ...
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Messenger call does not work in any browser on Linux

I am using MX-Linux 21 KDE. Whenever I try to make a call on messenger, the connection times out automatically after 3 to 4 seconds, this happens even in troubleshooting mode. I have tested this on ...
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Cronjob not working on MX Linux-21

I have set up a cronjob for automatic updates. However, I realized that my cronjob was not functioning. So, this is my cronjob list. # Edit this file to introduce tasks to be run by cron. # # Each ...
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Run Google Chrome as a background process in Linux

I need to run google chrome as a background process to get the notifications of my Gmail accounts. Anyone might suggest using a mail client as an alternative; however, I am having problems to connect ...
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Enable libvirt using sysvinit

I am trying to install qemu and KVM on my MX-Linux 21, however my system is booted with sysvinit. As all the articles regarding installing and setting KVM use systemctl, I cannot find one to enable ...
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Thunderbird cannot sync with Gmail after logging in, given that the TFA is on

I have installed Thunderbird version 78.13 on my MX-Linux 21 KDE. Given that my Gmail account uses Two-factor Authentication, my email client cannot establish a connection to the IMAP server. It ...
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Unable to install anything using snap on MX Linux 21 KDE

Whenever I try to install anything via the snap store, the tasks remain incomplete due to an error. I tried this command in my terminal: sudo snap install core. And it gives me this output:‍‍ error: ...
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Could not connect to mail server in thunderbird in MX Linux 21

I have installed Thunderbird version 78.13.0 in my MX Linux 21. I am having issues with this app recently because its connection with the server always gets timed out. Whenever I refresh the mails, I ...
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Run Thunderbird in Background in KDE [duplicate]

I am using MX Linux 21 KDE on my laptop. I switched to Thunderbird for email activity recently. However, I could not find a viable approach that would make Thunderbird run in the background. What I ...
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Dependency error when installing PulseAudio in MX Linux 21 KDE

I just noticed that the volume controller is missing in my MX 21 KDE. So to inspect that, I found that I need to install plasma-pa. But that requires PulseAudio to be installed. However, here the main ...
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Slow Key response in MX 21

I have done a fresh install of MX 21 KDE AHS on my HP Probook 450 G3. What I noticed is that I am having slow key response system-wide. I have checked my accessibility settings and saw that slow ...
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"Could not open dev/vmmon" error - every time I start my VMware workstation starts

I use VMware Workstation 16 on my MX Linux. Each time I start it after starting my machine, I get the following error: "could not open /dev/vmmon". Yesterday and again today, I tried to ...
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MX Linux - Network missing

I did sudo apt get update / upgrade, and installed the rpi-installer. And after that I lost all network connectivity. After that, it seemed like my network has been disabled. No access to the internet ...
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MX Linux Won't start

I recently installed MX linux KDE and installed updates. After I rebooted and selected the default option in GRUB, it begins the loading splash screen only to complete and show me a black screen. I ...
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Problem with running a script as a startup program

I wrote a script and added it to /usr/bin/ with the permission for execution. It works exactly as expected when I run it on terminal. The script is written for updating the TeX-system regularly, add a ...
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MX package manager does not respond after some time

I use MX Linux-19.4 on my laptop. I love it because of its stability and many more. But one issue that bothers me constantly is the package installer of this distro (similar to Ubuntu software center)....
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Opera is unable to play videos in MX Linux KDE version

I recently installed and started to use the Opera browser as it offers a wide range of functionality and the workspace feature: it seems very viable for me. But when it comes to playing videos, this ...
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Unable to update MX Linux after new installation

Any time I try to install something or update my newly installed MX Linux, I get the following error: files list file for package 'linux-headers-4.19.0-16-amd64' is missing final newline E: Sub-...
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installing packages from USB to offline MX Linux system

How to get the required packages on a Windows PC to a USB stick and from there installed to an offline MX Linux system? MX Linux is derived from Debian and antiX.
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Bengali font not working in Libre-office or any text editor applications in MX-Linux kde

I have installed open-bangla keyboard to type in Bengali in my system. Though I can type in Bengali in the web browsers and also in skype app(which is installed), I cannot do the same in any other ...
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netselect-apt is unable to find the fastest repo in MX-Linux

Recently, I accidently made some changes in /etc/apt/sources.list file in my system. So after performing apt-get update there was output full of warnings. So I googled for the default sources.list and ...
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Installed Ibus-avro, open-keyboard, ibus-daemon is running background but unable to type in Bengali in MX Linux KDE

So for stability issues, I had to switch back to MX Linux, in its KDE version, since I am a KDE lover. But this time, something very unusual happened. I installed ibus-avro properly, added that in ...
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MX 19 won't see an NTFS filesystem

I am running a brand-new install of MX 19.4 Patito Feo on one hard drive and have a second drive plugged in for file storage. The problem is that MX 19 refuses to mount the single ntfs partition on ...
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Failing to update from repository in MX linux

I use MX-Linux KDE version. Today, all on a sudden, when I tried to run apt update, the update process is not done fully. One of the resources man page showing a forbidden IP error. This is the result ...
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Grub has overwritten my main hard drive

I installed MX Linux into my ssd to dual boot it with PopOS but I chose the grub option because it said that I can dual boot easily with it. But that one choice doomed my life. my main hard disk has ...
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lsusb: can't get debug descriptor: Resource temporarily unavailable

I'm unable to get Report Descriptors for my usb device using lsusb -v. I'm running it as root but I'm still only getting: Report Descriptors: ** UNAVAILABLE ** My USB devices ...
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Screen blanks and doesn't come back on, multiple distros

I was using Ubuntu 20.04 up until yesterday, with i3. I had a problem where the screen would blank after some time (10 minutes?), and not un-blank in response to mouse/keyboard input. The host was ...
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dpkg warning : directory is not empty so not removed

While removing a package yesterday, I received warning like this : dpkg warning : directory is not empty so not removed When I checked the listed directory in the warning, I found that the directory ...
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How to boot Mx Linux 19.3 when it failed after an update?

Today 28/11/2020 Following Commands were executed in MX linux 19.3 KDE Environment after which screen went black and reboot started but wont boot correctly. 1 sudo apt update 2 configuring apache ...
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Why used space on new root partition is so big (almost 8GB) (MX Linux 19.2 KDE)?

After installation of MX Linux 19.2 KDE occupied space on root partition was 7.8GB. It is totally incoherent with user manual suggesting to leave at least 5GB for root partition (but if you plan to ...
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Remove themes from Chrome

I am using Chrome web browser on MX Linux 19.2. I installed a theme from Chrome Web store. For removing an installed theme, you have to go to settings and click on appearance. There is an option to ...
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Make partition primary from existing partition

This is my disk partition: $ sudo fdisk /dev/sda Welcome to fdisk (util-linux 2.33.1). Changes will remain in memory only, until you decide to write them. Be careful before using the write command. ...
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MX Linux ISO checksum mismatch

I went to the MX Linux website and their "Direct Download" linked me to their Sourceforge downloads page. I selected the first option - MX-19.2_September_x64.iso then checked the download ...
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Python 2.7 installed on Debian 10

I recently installed MX-Linux and cannot understand why Python 2.7.16 is installed on Debian 10 I just came across the following information whe googling Python 3.0 was released in 2008. Its newest ...
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How to enable Ctrl+Alt+Shift+... shortcuts in MX Linux?

When pressing Ctrl+Alt+Shift the system registers only two keys. It is very inconvenient when working in IDEs like IntelliJ IDEA. Is there a workaround for this? FocusIn event, serial 21, synthetic NO,...
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Linux CLI virtual console spews wifi status messages

On MX Linux I switched to a virtual console without a GUI by pressing CTRL+ALT+F1. The console will randomly spew out wifi status messages, shown in this image. How do I get it to stop? EDIT: I fixed ...
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Automatic Process kill process problem

I am using MX linux for a few days and I found a problematic behavior. Suddenly sevaral processes were killed automatically. For this, I had to face many problems. Is there any way to stop it? I don't ...
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How to add keyboard layout in dwm

I want to add additional language input to my linux. I am using MX Linux and DWM desktop environment. How can I do this?
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How to remap key in keyboard on different layouts

I am using MX Linux with XFCE Desktop. For some reason, button right from the . key doesn't seem to work properly. It types / on English layout, but it doesn't type . and , on Russian layout (without ...
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Lower possible screen resolution on MX Linux than Windows

I'm running MX Linux and Windows on the same machine. I'm using an LCD television screen connected via HDMI to the graphics card (NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER). My problem: On Windows, I can select ...
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Why do MX Linux doesn't appear on my boot menu?

I've recently decided to update my MX Linux 18 to the 19 version. The thing is, I've downloaded the iso file, wrote it on a USB, boot MX Linux from my USB to install it on my disk, but after all that, ...
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MX Linux 19: Clonezilla fails w/ error "syntax error near unexpected token `<"

I've created an MX-Linux 19 LiveUSB with Clonezilla (ver. 3.27.16-3) installed by Synaptic Package Manager from the MX Linux repository, which I then remastered. The remastered LiveUSB passed several ...
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Can't boot Windows 10 after linux install

Just installed MX-Linux 19 64-bit on a Thinkpad T420 which already had Windows 10 Pro installed; however, GRUB2 does not show Windows Boot Manager or Windows anything as an option to boot. I was ...
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