smxi sgfxi svmi :: basic options and use

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These scripts have a wide ranging set of options that can be used to modify their behavior, or trigger non-standard features, or skip ones you don't need.

Check smxi -h, sgfxi -h, and svmi -h for full supported current options. The options change now and then, one might get removed, another added, but overall, they pretty much stay the same.

To make each script use an option permanently, check the sticky options page.

smxi :: options and use

Please note, I always refer to the dist-upgrade/upgrade/safe-upgrade section as the 'upgrade' section to keep it simple, but your selection in this category, if applicable, would of course determine what actual upgrade type is being used.

Basic script operation - skipping steps

Useful options to trigger extra features

You can start with any combination of these, and the above, like so: smxi -kim

advanced options

These are mostly for stranger, non standard things, but still of some use to some people now and then.

options you can run in X, as root

options you can run in X without being in root

options you can run in X where you must be root

These are the most commonly used options, at least by me.

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sgfxi :: options and use

sgfxi has a wide range of options, some only work for nvidia, or only for fglrx, or only for free xorg drivers.

common options

options you can run in X without being in root

options you can run in X where you must be root

advanced options

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svmi :: options and use

The main things you can do with options is svmi is to run certain features automatically.

common options

svmi has no standard useful options that I can think of.

options you can run in X without being in root

auto install options

svmi lets you run certain install and update items automatically, non interactively. These are not well maintained, and I honestly haven't tested several of these for a long time.

advanced options

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