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#1 2021-03-02 12:30

q4osteam
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MX tools for Debian and Q4OS

A great set of tools from MX Linux is now available for Q4OS users. Just download and run the appropriate installer for your desktop environment, see below.

Please consider this compilation of MX tools for Debian as a testing attempt so far, so it may not work as expected in all cases. Testing and reporting is highly appreciated.

Installer for Q4OS download locations:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/q4os/f … ntal_apps/
or:
https://github.com/q4os-installers/mx-t … /v3.1.1-a1


Alternatively, you can use the "qrepoadd" tool to add the "mx-tools" repository, see https://www.q4os.org/dqa007.html#extrepo , and then run:
$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt install q4os-mxtools-plasma
or
$ sudo apt install q4os-mxtools-trinity


Plasma:
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Trinity:
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Steps to follow for a plain Debian Buster or a derivative:
$ echo 'deb http://q4os.org/qextrepo/ buster-mx-cn main' | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/q4os-mxtools.list
$ wget -nv -O- http://q4os.org/qextrepo/q4a-q4os.gpg.pub | sudo apt-key add -
$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt install at-spi2-core libgtk3-perl filelight flatpak advert-block-antix antix-libs apt-mx apt-notifier bash-config checkaptgpg chroot-rescue-mx cli-aptix cli-installer-antix cli-shell-utils conky-manager conky-toggle-mx ddm-mx desktop-defaults-mx-applications desktop-defaults-mx-common foliate formatusb grub-themes-mx isomount live-kernel-updater live-usb-maker localize-repo-mx mx19-artwork mx-boot-options mx-bootrepair mx-cleanup mx-codecs mx-conky mx-datetime mx-docs mx-goodies mx-gpg-keys mx-idevice-mounter mx-live-usb-maker mx-network-assistant mx-packageinstaller mx-packageinstaller-pkglist mx-pkexec mx-remaster mx-remastercc mx-repo-manager mx-select-sound mx-snapshot mx-sound-theme-borealis mx-sound-theme-fresh-and-clean mx-system mx-system-sounds mx-tools mx-tweak mx-tweak-data mx-user mx-viewer partition-info

In addition for Plasma desktop:
$ sudo apt install debconf-kde-helper polkit-kde-agent-1 papirus-icon-theme kde-servicemenu-checkhash-installdebs kde-servicemenu-extract-and-compress kde-servicemenu-kim4 kde-servicemenu-rootactions kde-thumbnailer-epub mx-apps-kde mx-system-kde plasma-look-and-feel-theme-mx

Last edited by q4osteam (2021-03-03 08:15)

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#2 2021-03-03 06:51

bin
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Re: MX tools for Debian and Q4OS

Thanks guys - will test.

Don't forget - if you are using plain Debian or derivative you will need to run

wget -nv -O- http://q4os.org/qextrepo/q4a-q4os.gpg.pub | sudo apt-key add - 

to import the gpg key.

UPDATE:-

Fails as it depends on q4os-desktop and none of the recommends are installable

Debian Buster + LXDE

Last edited by bin (2021-03-03 06:57)

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#3 2021-03-03 08:17

q4osteam
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Re: MX tools for Debian and Q4OS

Instructions for Debian have been updated, thanks.

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#4 2021-03-06 15:12

hugok
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From: Porto, Portugal
Registered: 2018-11-30
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Re: MX tools for Debian and Q4OS

As a Portuguese translator for MX-Linux and antiX I couldn't be happier to see this tool also available on Q4OS.

Thanks Q4OS team.

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#5 2021-07-01 11:15

Tolkem
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Re: MX tools for Debian and Q4OS

Have you tested the snapshot tool? Does it work in Q4OS the same way it does in MX; create a(custom)snapshot .iso from the current installed system?

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#6 2021-07-01 11:53

q4osteam
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Re: MX tools for Debian and Q4OS

@Tolkem
Yes, that should work, although you can expect some possible glitches, it's a testing compilation at the moment. Testing and reporting would be appreciated.

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#7 2021-09-10 21:02

Tolkem
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Re: MX tools for Debian and Q4OS

q4osteam wrote:

@Tolkem
Yes, that should work, although you can expect some possible glitches, it's a testing compilation at the moment. Testing and reporting would be appreciated.

I installed MX-Tools in my Q4OS VM with TDE, and I have a few observations to share:
1. Though I didn't entirely try the snapshot feature, I launched and played a bit with it, and there's a couple of things that I wonder about it. for instance, in the Type of snapshot button, when selecting Reset accounts it mentions that "this options will reset "demo" and "root" passwords to MX Linux defaults"

mx-tools23.png

This might or might not be a serious thing, but still, it would be nice to know exactly how that will work. I will make a snapshot as soon as I can and will report back.

2. The apt notifier doesn't work, it does start and notifies about new updates being available, but it doesn't install them. Also, since Q4OS already has its own notifier tool called update manager, that actually works, and which can be installed from q4os-sw, this one seems to be a bit redundant.
3. The MXPI(MX package installer)works just fine, as expected. I successfully updated inxi with buster-backports version.

mx-tools14.png

4. The quick system info works fine too

mx-tools3.png

That's it for now. I will keep playing and testing and will report back my findings. smile

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#8 2021-09-15 08:57

q4osteam
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Re: MX tools for Debian and Q4OS

Thanks for the testing. We have updated MX packages for Q4OS. Some of them got fixes, mx-snapshot should work much better now. Updater worked fine here. Any feedback would be appreciated.

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#9 2021-09-15 16:22

danielson
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From: AR - U.S.A.
Registered: 2018-08-29
Posts: 145

Re: MX tools for Debian and Q4OS

Itching to try out Mondays' release with MX tools!

Especially with Vivaldi and other browsers supported.

Too bad Q4OS wasn't mentioned at this DNL interview with Jon:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivDiL9XeDw0&t=4419s


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