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Exton|OS 64bit Linux Live DVD » version based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Debian Buster/Sid with Budgie Desktop 10.4 and kernel 4.16.0-rc3-exton

ExTiX 18.9/18.8/18.7/18.6/16.5 64bit » version 180901 based on Debian and Ubuntu 18.04.1/16.10 with Deepin/Budgie/KDE/LXQt and kernel 4.18.5-exton

MeX 64bit Linux » version 180426 with Refracta Tools based on Ubuntu 18.04 with Cinnamon 3.6.7 and kernel 4.15.0-19-exton

LFA (Linux for all) 64bit DVD » version 180504 with Refracta Tools based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Debian with LXDE and kernel 4.15.0-19-exton

EXTON OpSuS Tumbleweed Linux live USB » version 180114 based on openSUSE Tumbleweed with KDE 4.14.38 and Cinnamon 3.6.2 as Desktop environments. Coming as an IMAGE file for direct installation on a USB pen drive

ExLight Live DVD 64bit » version 180217/171112 based on Ubuntu and Debian with Enlightenment 0.22.1/0.20, Refracta Tools and kernel 4.15.2-exlight

ArchEX 64bit Linux Live DVD » Build 171129 based on Arch Linux with kernel 4.13.12-1-ARCH and Deepin 15.5 and Calamares

SlackEX 64bit Live DVD » version 171223 based on Slackware 14.2 with KDE 4.14.38 and kernel 4.14.8-x86_64-efi-exton

CruxEX 3.4 64bit 2018 Linux Live USB » version 180912 based on CRUX 3.4 with LXDE and kernel 4.18.7-exton

Exton|Defender Linux Super Rescue System version 170909 - 64 bit - based on Fedora 26 with Cinnamon 3.4.6 and kernel 4.12.9

EXTON MultiBootCD 6-OS » version 160928 with six (6) different mini Linux Systems

exGENT Linux Live DVD 64bit » version 180410 based on Gentoo Linux with LXQt 0.11.0 and genkernel 4.15.14-aufs-gentoo-exgent

PuppEX 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

DebEX Barebone/Gnome/KDE 64bit Live DVD » version 180219, 180223 and 180221 based on Debian Stretch/Buster/Sid with Budgie Desktop 10.4, Gnome 3.26 respectively KDE Plasma 5:42 with kernel 4.15.4-exton

AndEX (Android-x86_64) 8.1 Oreo » version 180202 with GAPPS, Google Play Store, Aptoide App Manager and Win 10 Launcher

AndEX (Android-x86_64) 8.1 Oreo » version 180614 with GAPPS, Google Play Store, Spotify, Firefox and Microsoft Launche

AndEX (Android-x86_64) 7.1.2 Nougat » version 170930 with “my special” kernel 4.13.3-exton-android-x86_64 and GAPPS pre-installed

AndEX (Android-x86_64) 6.0.1 Marsmallow Live CD
 » version 170923 with “my special” kernel 4.4.20-exton-android-x86_64 and GAPPS pre-installed. Netflix works (!).

AndEX (Android-x86) 5.1.1 Lollipop Live CD » version 160215 with “my special” kernel 4.4.0-exton-android-x86 and GAPPS pre-installed

Android-x86 KitKat 4.4.4 Live CD Exton Build 10 » version 180108 with kernel 4.4.0-exton-android-x86, Google Play Store and many other GAPPS pre-installed

RaspEX for Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, 3 Model B+ and Raspberry Pi 2 Model B » version 180328 based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, Debian 9 Stretch and Linaro (Open Source software for ARM SoCs)

RaspEX with OpenCPN 4.99.0 for for Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, 3 Model B+ and Raspberry Pi 2 Model B » version 180331

RaspAnd Oreo 8.1 for Raspberry Pi 3 Build 180717 » RaspAnd Oreo is an Android Oreo system with GAPPS, which can run on Raspberry Pi 3 Model B and Model B+. NOTE: Can be installed in Windows and Linux

RaspAnd Nougat 7.1.2 for Raspberry Pi 3 Build 180529 » RaspAnd Nougat is an Android 7.1.2 Nougat system with GAPPS, which can run on Raspberry Pi 3 Model B. NOTE: Can be installed in Windows and Linux

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 Model B+, Pi 3 Model B and Pi 2 Model B » version 180402 is a “remaster” of Arch Linux ARM. When you have installed RaspArch to your Micro SD Card you can use the system like any other Arch Linux system

Chromium OS (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 180316 is a 32bit remix of the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s PIXEL image, which can run on a PC or Mac. Refracta tools are included


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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 3.4 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 180912 on a laptop with a Nvidia Optimus Graphic card.
NOTE: In CruxEX version 180912 you just have to follow my advice 3. I.e. put my xorg.conf file in /etc/X11.


 

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CruxEX 3.4 64bit Linux

 

CruxEX 3.4 64 bit Linux Live USB is based on CRUX 3.4 (latest version, released 180512), 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 it simple, 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 3.4 2018 uses the LXDE Desktop environment. I have replaced the original CRUX kernel 4.14.20 with "my" special kernel 4.18.7-exton, with support for "extra everything".

Kernel and installed packages
Kernel 4.18.7 is the latest available stable kernel as of 180912. Among all installed and updated applications are Firefox, Google Chrome (for Netflix), Spotify (a must-have!), GParted, PCManFM, Gimp and Wicd. Furthermore compilation tools so that you can install programs from source. Note: Spotify and  Google Chrome are not in the CRUX repositories.

NEWS 180912
CruxEX 2018 is distributed only as a Zip file. Install my new version of CruxEX 3.4 64bit from 180912 to a USB Pen Drive and run the system superfast from RAM - 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 hard drive. NOTE: Unfortunately persistence can't be enabled anymore while running CruxEX from a USB stick.

About CruxEX 3.4 version 180912
All packages have been upgraded to the latest available version (with prt-get sysup). Furthermore: This version uses kernel 4.18.7 released 180909! And of course Google Chrome for Netflix!

Whats new in kernel 4.18?

Unique
CruxEX 3.4 2018 build 180912 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. The good thing with CruxEX is that it is a live system (which CRUX original isn't) and that you can run CruxEX superfast from RAM. Also that you can install CruxEX to hard drive in about 5 min and then have a ready-to-go CRUX desktop system. You can after that install any (extra) desktop environment you like.

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 4.18.7) supports "all forms of" hardware.

Default language
The default language (locale) is set to English.

Keyboard
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.

Sound and Alsamixer
Normally you should have sound automatically. If not run the command sudo alsamixer. Before that you'll have to run the following three commands.
ln -s /usr/lib/libformw.so.6 /usr/lib/libform.so.5
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 180520 this is already done. NOTE: Sound may not work when running Firefox without installing Pulseaudio. Sound works in Google Chrome though without installing Pulseaudio. (Pulseaudio can be quite complicated to configure and manage).

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 Desktop environment. Please read my INSTALL Instructions. While installing CruxEX 3.4 to hard disk you can install Grub2 as startup manager.

Install CruxEX 3.4 USB to a USB Pen Drive
Please read my INSTRUCTION for CruxEX 3.4. It can be done in Windows (very easy) and in Linux. It's a bit complicated to do it in Linux, but it can be done.

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. Problems with X? Please read my advices below in the left column. 

Wireless connections
Use Wicd 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.

Run CruxEX in VirtualBox in Windows
Once you have installed CruxEX to a USB stick you can run CruxEX from the USB stick in VirtualBox. Follow this instruction. You can go on and also install CruxEX in VirtualBox.

Install/remove software
Please read about CRUX Ports System. Most important commands: ports -u, prt-get sysup, prt-get depinst MyUsefulProgram, prt-get remove MyUnnecessaryProgram
NOTE: Don't forget to run ports -u first! Sometimes it can be necessary to add -if (ignore footprint) and/or -im (ignore md5sum) and/or -is (ignore signatue) 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

SCREENSHOTS

1. The LXDE Desktop 

2. Prt-get in action

3. CruxEX running from USB in VirtualBox

4. Spotify running in CruxEX

5. The USB live boot screen

Study ALL installed packages...

DOWNLOAD
CruxEX 3.4 64bit 2018 version 180912 can be downloaded from SourceForge.net - Fast, secure and free downloads from the largest Open Source applications and software directory.

md5sum for CruxEX 3.4 64bit ZIP

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and about my Oreo, Nougat, Marshmallow and Lollipop versions for Raspberry Pi 3/2 at
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