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 Post subject: How to search for a solution when you have a AntiX problem
PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:29 pm 
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To keep from forum burnout being asked the same questions over and over and over again. We are a very small team of testers and developers so any help you can give yourself. It will be appreciated greatly by all using AntiX.

Here is how this biker who used to be computer clueless. Let alone Linux or AntiX clueless.

This is a text file I keep in /home/username and name it search.

Copy and paste this into google when you wish to search. Put in your problem 1st. Then paste in googles search box

Quote:
site:antix.freeforums.org


More than 99% of the time. We have already posted a solution to your problems.

Another good one liner is

Quote:
site:forums.debian.net


and one more for your text file should be Edit: Server change since I made this sticky.

Quote:
site:forum.mxlinux.org


This method I use makes me look smarter than I really am. I have fooled the team here for ages
using this method of troubleshooting searching. <removed link 7/Nov/2016 because site died>
So added on the above date to compensate for my removed link : https://search.debian.org/
and https://cse.google.com/cse/home?cx=0176 ... _owgx6xyi0


For good measure:
Just another privacy non tracking search engine I use. Since Duck Duck Go has already been covered in a post below.
https://www.ixquick.com/
Example:
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Lastly. If you have a problem. Plus. You used my method to solve it. Do us a favor. Start a thread describing exactly your problem. "Don't Work or Help" do not qualify as a good thread title. Give some info on the details of your problem.
Then post the link you found using my suggestion here to fix your problem. Then take a little time to decribe
what steps you took to fix it.

This little thing will benefit all of us. The AntiX team and the AntiX users, (like you).
Imagine how smart you will look when you post your problem with a title marked (Solved).
Then post the solution in your thread.

Brownie points and Gold Stars will be in our hearts for you. The more that do this.
The better and easier AntiX will be.

Happy Trails from your Neanderthal, Knuckle dragging, dog loving, cat loving, tattooed, Linux/AntiX using, Scooter Tramp.
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 Post subject: Re: How to search for a solution when you have a AntiX probl
PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:45 pm 
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Videos that will help you when dazed and confused

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFWlej ... 5uE9opXukQ

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... kBJ5YSfVrt

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... MUH9qd-Q1N

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... SkYmkSbzaD

https://www.youtube.com/user/runwiththe ... =dd&view=0

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... FngWfb5b1M

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... AtaO9u9545

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... uik33OFObY

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... Kaxg7OiNDB

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... 2cA859aoPP

https://www.youtube.com/user/runwiththe ... ity_view=1

Dolphin Oracle put his heart and soul making these videos so your journey into using AntiX will be that much easier and painless.
The least you can do is give the man a like when you watch one of his videos.

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 Post subject: Re: How to search for a solution when you have a AntiX probl
PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 9:01 pm 
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When you 1st get here. We know you are confused and like lost in the woods a bit. To help us help you.
When ever you 1st join the forums. Give us these readouts from terminal. Just copy and paste between the code tags
(the code button is on the advanced reply tool bar)

There is a forum bug for /etc Edit: Fixed with a Server change recently.

Anything in a terminal readout will give a Forbidden Message on the next page when you try and submit your post.

The way I just bypassed that bug is to put the / in between italics. The i in between the B and underlined u
in the advanced reply toolbar. These readouts will help us to help you. My fav is

Code:
inxi -zv7


But you can also use

Code:
inxi -Fxz


Now this is where / etc forum bug comes in. When you post from the readout

Code:
inxi -r


to show us your repositories you are using in MX-14 or AntiX. Because that will help us also.
Any instance of / etc . You have 2 choices. Delete the / in front of etc. Or. Put a space between / and etc
using your spacebar. Hopefully this will cut down on the questions about forbidden also.

This is a free forum layout so we have to deal with the bugs. We are not rich folks.
Just regular people like you.

Happy Trails, Rok 8)

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 Post subject: Re: How to search for a solution when you have a AntiX probl
PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 9:41 pm 
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And emphasis that the Shoutbox isn't a place to ask the questions. Research the forum first, and if you can't find a solution there, then ask in a thread.

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 Post subject: Re: How to search for a solution when you have a AntiX probl
PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 9:52 pm 
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Thanks for this roky!

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 Post subject: Re: How to search for a solution when you have a AntiX probl
PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 10:10 pm 
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nice rok!

sticky at the top of new users?

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 Post subject: Re: How to search for a solution when you have a AntiX probl
PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2014 2:17 am 
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rokytnji wrote:
Code:
inxi -zv7
That was a new one on me, that's great!
Partition info with labels and UUIDs especially useful for us multibooters...

and
Code:
inxi -h
Which I had to do to find out what the heck it meant... :oops:

Thanx Rok! :)

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 Post subject: Re: How to search for a solution when you have a AntiX probl
PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2014 3:38 pm 
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Great ideas, Roky

But i see that there is no real good way to add that option to the forum screen, so I put them all into my signature, so it will be on my screen anytime i post, LOL, and all I'll need to do is change the x to whatever I want to search for...

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 Post subject: Re: How to search for a solution when you have a AntiX probl
PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2014 10:00 pm 
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Googlinux was a new one to me, cheers for that, will try it sometime. :thumbsup:

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 Post subject: Re: How to search for a solution when you have a AntiX probl
PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 6:25 am 
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Googlinux was a new one to me,


One trick you can use with that is to type the error message from your logs, or wherever, into Googlinux and do a search on that. If you get loads of results from that, it's a software bug; if not, it's probably your machine. Does that explain clearly? It's 4.30 am here :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: How to search for a solution when you have a AntiX probl
PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 4:10 pm 
good topic , thank you rokytnji. For non-english user like me is not good.Typical question must be with screenshot. Please write with screenshot. Then I can translate to russian language. Example , how to change language and put plus one or two language in icewm (like in xfce) for writing in browser and libreoffice (or like this soft) in antix ?


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 Post subject: Re: How to search for a solution when you have a AntiX probl
PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 8:05 pm 
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DuckDuckGo can do the site trick as well ;-)

Plus the terminal theme is spiffy.

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