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Other EXTON Linux Live CD/DVD's in
Exton|OS 64bit Linux Live DVD » version 170609 (Mate) and 161021 (Light) based on Ubuntu 17.04/16.10 and Debian Stretch/Sid with Mate 1.18.0/Openbox 3.6.1 and kernel 4.11.0-5-exton respectively 4.8.0-25-exton
ExTiX 17.5/17.4/16.5 64bit » version 170508 based on Debian and Ubuntu 17.04/16.10 with KDE/LXQt and kernel 4.11.0-1-exton
64bit Linux » version 170501 with Refracta
Tools based on Ubuntu 16.04.2 with Cinnamon 3.2.8 and kernel 4.10.0-19-exton
LFA (Linux for all) 64bit DVD » version 161114 with Refracta
Tools based on Ubuntu 16.10 and Debian Stretch with Fluxbox combined with Cairo-Dock and kernel 4.8.0-27-exton
EXTON OpSuS 42.1
KDE Linux live USB » version 151112 based on openSUSE Leap
42.1 with KDE 4.14.10 as Desktop environment. Coming as an IMAGE
file for direct installation on a USB pen drive
ExLight Live DVD
64bit » version 170105 based
on Ubuntu and Debian with Enlightenment 0.20.99.0, Refracta Tools and kernel 4.9.0-11-exton
ArchEX 64bit Linux Live DVD » Build 170626 based on Arch Linux with kernel 4.11.6-3-ARCH and LXQt
Live DVD » version 170314 based on Slackware 14.2 with KDE 4.14.27 and kernel 4.10.2-x86_64-exton
CruxEX 3.3 64bit 2017 Linux Live USB » version 170216 based on CRUX 3.3 with LXDE and kernel 4.9.9-exton
Linux Super Rescue System version 170218 - 64
bit - based on Fedora 25 with Cinnamon 3.2.8 and version 150701 - 32bit - based on Mageia 5 with Cinnamon 2.4.5
MultiBootCD 6-OS » version
160928 with six (6) different mini Linux Systems
exGENT Linux Live DVD 64bit » version 170416 based on Gentoo with LXQt 0.11.0 and genkernel 4.10.4-aufs-gentoo-exton
Slack64/Xenial Linux Live CD 64/32bit » version
160823/160822 based on Puppy
Slacko64/LxPup with kernel 4.7.2-x8_64-puppex/4.7.1-x86-pae-puppex
Barebone/Gnome/KDE 64bit Live DVD » version
161209, 161007 and 161001 based on Debian Jessie/Stretch/Sid with LXQt 0.11, Gnome
3.22 respectively KDE 4.14.2 and kernel 4.8 (the Xfce4 and Gnome versions)
AndEX (Android-x86_64) 7.1.2 Nougat » version 170619 with “my special” kernel 4.9.31-exton-android-x86_64 and GAPPS pre-installed
(Android-x86_64) 6.0.1 Marsmallow Live CD »
version 160922 with “my special” kernel
4.4.20-exton-android-x86_64 and GAPPS pre-installed
(Android-x86) 5.1.1 Lollipop Live CD » version
160215 with “my special” kernel 4.4.0-exton-android-x86
and GAPPS pre-installed
KitKat 4.4.4 Live CD Exton Build
9 » version 160214 with kernel
Play Store and many other GAPPS pre-installed
Raspberry Pi 3/2 » version 161019 based on Debian Jessie (Debian 8.6), Ubuntu Yakkety
Yak(Ubuntu 16.10) and
Linaro (Open Source software for ARM SoC)
RaspAnd Nougat 7.1.2 for Raspberry Pi 3 and Pi 2 Build 170616 » RaspAnd Nougat is an Android 7.1.2 Nougat system system which can run on Raspberry Pi 3 and Pi 2. NOTE: Can be installed in Windows
RaspAnd Marshmallow 6.0.1 for Raspberry Pi 3 and Pi 2 Build 170521/160915 » RaspAnd Marshmallow is an Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow system which can run on Raspberry Pi 3 and Pi 2. NOTE: Can be installed in Windows
RaspAnd Lollipop for Raspberry Pi 3/2 » version 160315 is an Android 5.1 Lollipop system with Google
Play Services which can run on Raspberry Pi 3/2
RaspArch for Raspberry
Pi 3/2 » version 161205 is a “remaster” of Arch
Linux ARM. When you have installed RaspArch to
SD Card you can use the system like any other Arch Linux system
(ChromX) » Exton Build 170212 is for all 64bit “normal”
Desktop computers and laptops. It must be installed to a USB Pen Drive
Debian PIXEL »
Exton Build 170425 is a 32bit remix of the Raspberry
Pi Foundation’s PIXEL image, which can run on a PC or Mac. Refracta
tools are included
To read if you have an ATI/Radeon or
a Nvidia Optimus Graphics card
On one of my laptops with an ATI card, I could easily run CruxEX 3.3
from a USB stick. When the system was installed to the hard drive,
however, X did not start. (Error: vesa: Ignoring device with
a bound kernel). I could only solve this through the
following commands/measures in console mode:
1. ports -u
2. prt-get remove xorg-xf86-video-ati xorg-xf86-video-vesa
3. Finally, I created this xorg.conf file
and put the same in /etc/X11. Then X started up nicely!
The same thing happened when I tried to run CruxEX version 170216 on a
laptop with a Nvidia Optimus Graphic card.
In CruxEX version 170216 you just have to follow my advice 3. I.e. put
file in /etc/X11.
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CruxEX 3.3 64bit Linux
CruxEX 3.3 64 bit Linux
is based on CRUX 3.3
(latest version, released 170212), which is all Linux enthusiasts/nerds
favorite OS. (CRUX is a
lightweight Linux distribution for the x86_64 architecture
targeted at experienced Linux users. The primary focus of this
distribution is keep
which is reflected in a straightforward tar.gz-based package system,
BSD-style initscripts, and a relatively small collection of trimmed
packages. The secondary focus is utilization of new Linux features and
recent tools and libraries. CRUX also has a ports system which makes it
easy to install and upgrade applications). CruxEX 3.3 2017
uses the LXDE
Desktop environment. I have replaced the original CRUX kernel with "my"
special kernel 4.9.9-exton, with support
for "extra everything".
Kernel 4.9.9 is one of the latest available stable kernels as of 170315. Among
applications are Firefox, GParted, File Roller, Gimp and Wicd.
Furthermore compilation tools so that you can install programs from
CruxEX 2017 is distributed only as a Zip
file. Install my new version of CruxEX 3.3 64bit from 170315 to a USB
Pen Drive and save your system changes -
read this INSTRUCTION.
If you later on decide you want to install CruxEX to hard drive from
the USB Pen Drive all your system changes will also be installed to the
About CruxEX 3.3 version 170315
All packages have been upgraded to the latest available version (with prt-get
sysup). Furthermore: This version uses kernel 4.9.9 released
new in kernel 4.9?
CruxEX 3.3 2017 build 170315 is - as my previous CRUX-remasters -
unique in the world. I.e. there is no other CRUX Live CD/USB (as far
as I know). In any case, not for downloading.
Kernel with support for almost anything
If you have a new or/and unusual hardware you should try CruxEX. This
is because the system (using kernel 4.9.9) supports "all forms of"
The default language (locale) is set to English.
The default keyboard layout is American (us). Change it by running the
command setxkbmap se
(for Sweden). To make it permanent change /etc/rc.conf.
Normally you should have sound automatically. If not run the command alsamixer. Before
that you'll have to run the following three commands.
ln -s /usr/lib/libmenuw.so.6 /usr/lib/libmenu.so.5
ln -s /usr/lib/libpanelw.so.6 /usr/lib/libpanel.so.5
In CruxEX Build 170315 this is already done.
I have also installed Nvidia
Graphics driver 375.26 in this version of CruxEX. It has
support for the following GPUs (among others): Quadro M3000 SE, Quadro
K1200, Quadro M6000, GeForce 920M, GeForce 930A, GeForce 930M, GeForce
940M, GeForce GTX 950M, GeForce GTX 960M and GeForce GTX TITAN X. To
use it you shall run the command nvidia-xconfig
Or skip that. The system will normally recognize your Nvidia Graphics
card and use it if it's supported.
Install CruxEX to hard disk
CruxEX can be installed to the hard drive in live mode, which can be
expected to be perceived as positive by some. CRUX - the original
system - contains neither Xfce, Fluxbox, Gnome, KDE, LXDE, or any other
environment. Please read my INSTALL
Instructions. While installing CruxEX 3.3 to hard disk you
can install Grub2
as startup manager.
Install CruxEX 3.3 USB to a USB Pen Drive
Please read my INSTRUCTION
for CruxEX 3.3. This version of CruxEX can only be installed to a USB
stick in Windows. I.e. you can't do it in Linux.
Login to LXDE
When you start up your computer from the usb stick you will
end up in console mode. Log in as the ordinary user live
or as root (superuser) with password live
respectively root. Then run the command startx
to enjoy X and LXDE. In version 170315 you can only log in as root. Problems with X?
Please read my advices below in the left column. About Nvidia cards:
Read above under Nvidia
to configure wireless connections. Just start up Wicd Client. Give your
WEP/WAP password and connect. That's it! Maybe you will have to change
your network interfaces (eth0, wlan0) to for example eth1 and wlan1 in
Wicd's Preferences and click on the button Refresh before you can
connect. If you're using a wired connection you may have to disconnect and reconnect.
Please read about CRUX
Ports System. Most important commands: ports -u,
prt-get sysup, prt-get
depinst MyUsefulProgram, prt-get remove
NOTE: Don't forget to run ports
-u first! Sometimes it can be necessary to add -if
(ignore footprint) and/or -im
(ignore md5sum) to the just mentioned install command prt-get
depinst. Example: The command prt-get depinst -if
-im vlc will install Vlc Media Player.
(Takes a couple of hours...). Note also: If you just want to update/upgrade one package you can do it with prt-get update MyUsefulPackage
See a screenshot
of the LXDE Desktop
ALL installed packages...
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