jerrymxfb
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MX-Fluxbox RPi respin 21.02.20 is out

Fri Feb 19, 2021 7:18 pm

<placeholder to get URL, release is set for Saturday>
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jerrymxfb
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Re: MX-Fluxbox RPi respin 21.02.20 is out

Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:12 pm

OK, Final is now available, details in the Blog

https://sourceforge.net/projects/mx-lin ... erry%20Pi/

This is now the feedback thread. Enjoy!
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jerrymxfb
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Re: MX-Fluxbox RPi respin 21.02.20 is out

Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:48 am

Found a conflict, pulled the original image. Replacement image and patch now up.
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Re: MX-Fluxbox RPi respin 21.02.20 is out

Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:11 am

jerrymxfb wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:48 am
Found a conflict, pulled the original image. Replacement image and patch now up.
The download is for a regular .iso for a PC......

Here is the correct location.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/mx-lin ... z/download

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Re: MX-Fluxbox RPi respin 21.02.20 is out

Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:35 am

Nope. The link opens the folder that contains:

--the image
--the md5sum
--the README
--the B2-Final patch
--How to use the patch
--CHANGELOG

If I just linked to the image download, the user doesn't even know the other info exists. And--as happened--if it is necessary to change the file, the folder link on all the posts does not need to be changed.
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Re: MX-Fluxbox RPi respin 21.02.20 is out

Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:24 am

Hello !
First of all, very good job. I like MXFB Pi very much and I use it as my "Daily Driver". Is it possible to change an existing Beta installation to a "stable" one using the "Final Patch" ? Or is it advisable to reflash the Final ROM ?
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Re: MX-Fluxbox RPi respin 21.02.20 is out

Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:45 pm

Looks like a solid OS. The DE is a joy to use.

Thanks.
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Re: MX-Fluxbox RPi respin 21.02.20 is out

Thu Feb 25, 2021 2:36 pm

I can't get obsidian to run. I thinks it's because mxfb is 32 bit. Is there a 64 bit version planned?
Thanks.

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Re: MX-Fluxbox RPi respin 21.02.20 is out

Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:49 pm

Try installing Fluxbox manually with a 64bit version of Debian Buster ARM.
There are minimal image files from Debian (without desktop). I don't know if it's enough to enter the MX repos in the "sources.list". But if you want to try it:
https://raspi.debian.net/

Bullseye also available
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jerrymxfb
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Re: MX-Fluxbox RPi respin 21.02.20 is out

Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:18 pm

nate19712011 wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:24 am
Hello !
First of all, very good job. I like MXFB Pi very much and I use it as my "Daily Driver". Is it possible to change an existing Beta installation to a "stable" one using the "Final Patch" ? Or is it advisable to reflash the Final ROM ?
Thanks. There is a patch for B2, but not for the Beta itself. You can use the patch in the "Old" folder to go from Beta to B2, then the new patch from B2 to Final--but at that point you might as well just download IMO.
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Re: MX-Fluxbox RPi respin 21.02.20 is out

Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:20 pm

dgkPI44 wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:45 pm
Looks like a solid OS. The DE is a joy to use.

I do have one issue. When I add a new user, then logout and login with the new user, I get a completely different desktop environment. It looks like LXDE. If I then logout and log back in with the original PI user, I get LXDE, not Fluxbox. Strange.

Is this by design or a bug?

How do I get back to the Fluxbox DE?

Thanks.
We're trying to understand and respond to this one-off on the MX Forum: https://forum.mxlinux.org/viewtopic.php?f=143&t=63378
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jerrymxfb
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Re: MX-Fluxbox RPi respin 21.02.20 is out

Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:21 pm

dgkPI44 wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 2:36 pm
I can't get obsidian to run. I thinks it's because mxfb is 32 bit. Is there a 64 bit version planned?
Thanks.
Not ATM, no. If there is a compelling reason in the future it certainly could become a possibility.
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Re: MX-Fluxbox RPi respin 21.02.20 is out

Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:23 pm

nate19712011 wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:49 pm
Try installing Fluxbox manually with a 64bit version of Debian Buster ARM.
There are minimal image files from Debian (without desktop). I don't know if it's enough to enter the MX repos in the "sources.list". But if you want to try it:
https://raspi.debian.net/

Bullseye also available
Go for it! <ducks>
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Re: MX-Fluxbox RPi respin 21.02.20 is out

Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:15 am

MX-Fluxbox update this morning shows a lot of "warnings." The warnings just mean that a package doesn't control those files anymore, but the directories aren't empty so they aren't being deleted. Subsequent updates won't have them.

We're updating the files in /etc/skel that control the creation of a new user's desktop to match new default.
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Re: MX-Fluxbox RPi respin 21.02.20 is out

Sun Feb 28, 2021 5:08 pm

Thanks for the info. I had already thought of something like that.
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Re: MX-Fluxbox RPi respin 21.02.20 is out

Sat Mar 13, 2021 11:34 am

Two more of the signature MX Tools have been ported over now: Date & Time, and Package installer.

For our new Pi users: the very fast Package Installer includes on separate tabs Popular Applications, Debian Stable, MX Test Repo, Debian Backports and Flatpaks.
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Re: MX-Fluxbox RPi respin 21.02.20 is out

Sun Mar 14, 2021 4:50 pm

Good to know.
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Re: MX-Fluxbox RPi respin 21.02.20 is out

Sun Mar 14, 2021 10:58 pm

Should have added how to install as I did on our social media accounts:

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sudo apt install mx-datetime mx-packageinstaller
We normally use a meta-package that allows new tools to be added automatically but not all issues on the individual tools had been resolved yet at the time of release.
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Re: MX-Fluxbox RPi respin 21.02.20 is out

Tue Mar 16, 2021 5:22 pm

One of the best news, Netflix, Prime Video & Co can now be used officially and legally in the Chromium browser. All you have to do:

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sudo apt update
sudo apt full-upgrade
sudo apt install libwidevinecdm0
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Re: MX-Fluxbox RPi respin 21.02.20 is out

Tue Mar 16, 2021 10:24 pm

Nice. I thought that would work with Vivaldi since it is based on chrome/chromium. But no joy.

It's already good for Firefox,
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Re: MX-Fluxbox RPi respin 21.02.20 is out

Tue Mar 16, 2021 10:48 pm

So with Firefox-esr it does not work. But maybe with the Ubuntu version of Firefox, I'll give it a try. Chromium browser is not necessarily my first choice.
A new version of "rpi-imager" is also available (1.6) for x86_64 systems.
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Re: MX-Fluxbox RPi respin 21.02.20 is out

Wed Mar 17, 2021 12:08 am

If you use Synaptic to select source, and click on our main repo: the firefox we have works with Netflix
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Re: MX-Fluxbox RPi respin 21.02.20 is out

Wed Mar 17, 2021 8:00 am

jerrymxfb wrote:
Wed Mar 17, 2021 12:08 am
If you use Synaptic to select source, and click on our main repo: the firefox we have works with Netflix
Strange.
Do you mean the mx repo ? Firefox appears in the mx repo only for x86 or amd64.
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Re: MX-Fluxbox RPi respin 21.02.20 is out

Wed Mar 17, 2021 11:51 am

Yup, forgot that there's no armhf build in there. Tut mir leid.

Vivaldi had an upgrade today and I was hoping I could get the Widevine component to work, but still no go.
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Re: MX-Fluxbox RPi respin 21.02.20 is out

Wed Mar 17, 2021 12:08 pm

Thanks, i'll try Vivaldi. ;)

No, Vivaldi does not work with drm either. Seems to work only with Chromium browser. I'll just use chromium then.
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