Am i going mad? MX Linux issue

Tolkem

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I absolutely loved Antergos!!! Some program called yay broke when it updated to a new version and I gave up too soon, instead of just waiting for a fix.

That is the one that got away! You never now what you have until you loose it.

"I will do my crying in the rain." A-Ha(the Band)
Yeah, Antergos was all right but making your own customized Arch install is better. For instance, my system is Arch x64, I installed awesome wm and xfce as my desktops, I use awesome most of the time since is keyboard driven and I love that and xfce for specific tasks. I learnt with time what are the programs I like and need the most. I use clementine as my music player, although cmus is quite good too. VLC for videos, calibre for ebooks and the tipical soft people use plus something personal like apertium for translating documents and stuff, with omegat is a great combo for translators. I suggest you to install virtualbox and distrohop via VMs, it's easier and you learn a lot that way, just saying. I learnt how to install Arch using vbox. Remember you're using Linux so don't take the fun out of it, keep in mind sometimes things don't go the way you want and that's fine, just keep learning and growing with whatever distro you choose to use. :)
 


lekkerlinux

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Remember you're using Linux so don't take the fun out of it, keep in mind sometimes things don't go the way you want and that's fine, just keep learning and growing with whatever distro you choose to use. :)
You are right Tolkem. I used Zorin 9 for years and it made me really lazy to learn, but Arch is a bit of a jump from "I can't tie my own shoelaces" Ubuntu based distros.

Lubuntu 18.04, I am using now also makes me lazy.

Maybe I will try to install Debian testing with LXQt in August. The last time I tried to install it with the netinstaller ISO, I ended up with no desktop. Must have missed a step or two?
 

brolly

Member
Yes I know about that, but it was not the problem.

The problem was that it played the songs but did not recognize them. In MX Linux.

On Lubuntu, Rhythmbox shows the album and songs instantly on start up. I just click extract and there it goes saving the CD to hard drive.
Oh I see what you mean. I'm normally not good with advice when i am not in front of the problematic PC. Could be a codec/addon/extension issue.
 

lekkerlinux

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Could be a codec/addon/extension issue.
I think it's a codec issue. When you install Ubuntu or Lubuntu, you just choose the option of installing extra codecs and drivers during the install. After that everyting works, no more troubleshooting.
 

brolly

Member
I think it's a codec issue. When you install Ubuntu or Lubuntu, you just choose the option of installing extra codecs and drivers during the install. After that everything works, no more troubleshooting.
Doesn't installing restricted extras or build essentials fix the issue?
 

lekkerlinux

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Doesn't installing restricted extras or build essentials fix the issue?
I really don't know why Rhythmbox didn't work in MX Linux, but it just works in Lubuntu, although it's really intended for Gnome and not for LXDE.

I am just sticking to Lubuntu because everything from WIndows to Manjaro is to complicated for me to fix if something goes wrong.
 

brolly

Member
I really don't know why Rhythmbox didn't work in MX Linux, but it just works in Lubuntu, although it's really intended for Gnome and not for LXDE.

I am just sticking to Lubuntu because everything from WIndows to Manjaro is to complicated for me to fix if something goes wrong.
I like Linux because it's an open landscape. At least you have found something that you seem comfortable with. It took me a few years to learn and understand Linux before i was comfortable enough to switch. I still Google solutions or simply discuss them in forums to this dayMy go to media players are VLC and MVP. They simply work on any distros
 

lekkerlinux

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It took me a few years to learn and understand Linux before i was comfortable enough to switch.
I switched to Zorin 9 when my Windows 7 would install updates anymore and the internet stopped working. Didn't use Linux before that at all.(2014)

It was a easy transition for me, because everything worked.

Lubuntu is the same. Of all the many distros I have tried this year, there are only a few that's so reliable, that you don't even need support.

That's what I consider a good Linux distribution. Something that doesn't break stuff after a update and is ready to use, out of the box.

Better than Microsoft Windows.

Maybe I will try Mac one day, but I will have to sell my old car and buy a scooter. Perhaps have some small change left for a Big Mac.
 

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