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Exton|OS 64bit Linux Live DVD » version 160514 and 160728 (Light) based on Ubuntu 16.04 and Debian Jessie with Mate 1.14.0/Openbox 3.6.1 and kernel 4.5.3-exton respectively 4.6.0-9-exton

ExTiX 16.5 64bit » version 161012 based on Debian Jessie/Ubuntu 16.10 with LXQt/KDE and kernel 4.8.0-21-exton

MeX 64bit Linux » version 160630 based on Ubuntu 16.04 with Cinnamon 3.0.5 and kernel 4.6.0-7-exton

LFA (Linux for all) 64bit DVD
» version 160419 based on Ubuntu 16.04 and Debian 8.4 with Fluxbox combined with Cairo-Dock
and kernel 4.4.0-19-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 161016 based on Ubuntu 16.10 with Enlightenment and kernel 4.8.0-21-exton

ArchEX Linux Dual boot 64bit/32bit Linux Live DVD » version 160724 based on Arch Linux with kernel 4.6.4-1-ARCH and LXDE

SlackEX 64bit Live DVD » version 160817 based on Slackware 14.2 with KDE 4.14.21 and kernel 4.7.1-x86_64-exton

CruxEX 3.2 64bit 2016 Linux Live CD/USB » version 160414 based on CRUX 3.2 with LXDE and kernel 4.5.1-cruxex

Exton|Defender Linux Super Rescue System version 160705 - 64 bit - based on Fedora 24 with Cinnamon 3.0.6 and version 150701 - 32bit - based on Mageia 5 with Cinnamon 2.4.5

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

exGENT Linux Live DVD 64bit » version 160123 based on Gentoo with Xfce 4.12.1 and genkernel 4.4.0-gentoo-exton

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 161009, 161007 and 161001 based on Debian Jessie/Stretch/Sid with Xfce 4.12.1, Gnome 3.22 respectively KDE 4.14.2 and kernel 4.8 (the Xfce4 and Gnome versions)

AndEX (Android-x86_64) 7.0 Nougat Live CD » version 160904 with “my special” kernel 4.4.19-exton-android-x86_64 and GAPPS pre-installed

AndEX (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

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 9 » version 160214 with kernel 4.4.0-exton-android-x86, Google Play Store and many other GAPPS pre-installed

RaspEX for 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 Marshmallow for Raspberry Pi 3/2 » version 160915 is an Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow system with Google Play Services and GAPPS, which can run on Raspberry Pi 3/2

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 160312 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 160525 is for all 64bit “normal” Desktop computers and laptops. It must be installed to a USB Pen Drive




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 3.2 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 160414 on a laptop with a Nvidia Optimus Graphic card.
NOTE: In CruxEX version 160414 you just have to follow my advice 3. I.e. put my xorg.conf file in /etc/X11.


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CruxEX 3.2 64bit Linux


CruxEX 3.2 64 bit Linux Live CD/USB is based on CRUX 3.2 (latest version, released 151123), which is all Linux enthusiasts/nerds favorite OS. (CRUX 3.2 is a lightweight Linux distribution for the x86-64 architecture targeted at experienced Linux users). CruxEX 3.2 2016 uses the LXDE Desktop environment. I have replaced the original CRUX kernel with "my" special kernel 4.5.1-cruxex, with support for "extra everything".

Kernel etc
Kernel 4.5.1 is the latest available stable kernel as of 160414. Among all installed and updated applications are Firefox, GParted, Gimp and Wicd. Furthermore compilation tools so that you can install programs from source.

NEWS 160414
CruxEX 2016 is distributed both as an ISO file and a Zip file.
Install my new version of CruxEX 3.2 64bit from 160414 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 hard drive. Or burn the ISO file to a CD and run CruxEX live the "normal" way. Mainly the ISO file is for all of you who like to run and test Linux systems in VirtualBox (before installing the systems to hard drive).

About CruxEX 3.2 version 160414
All packages have been upgraded to the latest available version (with prt-get sysup). Furthermore: This version uses kernel 4.5.1 released 160412!

Whats new in kernel 4.5.1?

CruxEX 3.2 2016 build 160414 is - as my previous CRUX-remasters - unique in the world. I.e. there is no other CRUX Live CD/USB in any language (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 4.5.1) supports "all forms of" hardware.

Default language
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.

Sound and Alsamixer
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/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 160414 this is already done.

Nvidia Graphics driver
I have also installed Nvidia Graphics driver 361.42 in this version of CruxEX. It has support for the following GPUs (among others): 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 (before startx). 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 Desktop environment. Please read my INSTALL Instructions. While installing CruxEX 3.2 to hard disk you can install Grub2 as startup manager.

Install CruxEX 3.2 CD/USB to a USB Pen Drive

This can be done in three different ways. Please read my INSTRUCTION for CruxEX 3.2. It can be done i Windows or Linux.

Login to LXDE
When you start up your computer from the cd/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 160414 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 Graphics driver.

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.

Install/remove software
Please read about CRUX Ports System. Most important commands: ports -u, prt-get sysup, prt-get depinst UsefulProgram, prt-get remove UnnecessaryProgram
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...).

See a screenshot of the LXDE Desktop 

Prt-get in action

And while CruxEX is running in VirtualBox in Windows 10

Study ALL installed packages...

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