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Exton|OS 64bit Linux Live DVD » version 151022 and 151103 based on Ubuntu 15.10 and Debian Jessie (Debian 8.1) with Mate 1.10.2/Openbox 3.6.1 and kernel 4.2.0-16-exton (in both versions)

ExTiX 15.4 64bit » version 151017 based on Debian 8.1 Jessie/Ubuntu 15.10 with LXQt/KDE and kernel 4.2.0-16-exton

MeX 64bit Linux
» version 150714 based on Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela with Cinnamon 2.6.13
and kernel 3.19.0-22-generic

LFA (Linux for all) 64bit DVD
» version 151024 based on Ubuntu 15.10 and Debian 8.1 with Fluxbox combined with Cairo-Dock
and kernel 4.2.0-16-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 151031 based on Ubuntu 15.10 with Enlightenment 0.19.12 and kernel 4.2.0-16-exton

ArchEX Linux Dual boot 64bit/32bit Linux Live DVD » version 151117 based on Arch Linux with kernel 4.2.5-1-ARCH and LXDE

CruxEX 3.2 64bit 2016 Linux Live USB » version 151125 based on CRUX 3.2 with LXDE and kernel 4.3.0-x86_64-cruxex

Exton|Defender Linux Super Rescue System version 150531 - 64 bit - based on Fedora 22 with Cinnamon 2.4.8 and version 150701 - 32bit - based on Mageia 5 with Cinnamon 2.4.5

EXTON MultiBootCD 6-OS » version 150131 with six (6) different mini Linux Systems

exGENT Linux Live DVD 64bit/32bit » version 141227 and 141205 based on Gentoo with Xfce4 respectively LXDE and genkernel 3.18.1-gentoo-exton/3.16.5-gentoo-exton

SlackEX 64bit Live DVD » version 150708 based on Slackware 14.1 with KDE 4.10.5 and kernel 4.1.1-x86_64-exton

PuppEX Tahr Linux Live CD 32bit » version 150501 based on Puppy Linux Tahr 6.0 with kernel 4.0.1-PAE-puppex

DebEX Barebone/Gnome/KDE 64bit Live DVD » version 150902, 150831 and 150830 based on Debian Jessie with Xfce 4.12, Gnome 3.14 respectively KDE 4.14.3 and kernel 4.2.0-7-exton respectively 4.1.0-3-exton

AndEX (Android-x86) 5.1.1 Lollipop Live CD » version 151010 with “my special” kernel 4.0.8-exton-android-x86 and GAPPS pre-installed

Android-x86 KitKat 4.4.4 Live CD Exton build 7 » version 150721 with kernel 4.0.8-exton-android-x86, Google Play Store and many other GAPPS pre-installed

RaspEX for Raspberry Pi 2 » version 151027 based on Debian Jessie (Debian 8.1), Ubuntu Wily Werewolf (Ubuntu 15.10) and Linaro (Open Source software for ARM SoC)

RaspAnd for Raspberry Pi 2 » version 150924 is an Android 5.1 Lollipop system with Google Play Services which can run on Raspberry Pi 2

RaspArch for Raspberry Pi 2 » version 151107 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




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 150511 on a laptop with a Nvidia Optimus Graphic card.
NOTE: In CruxEX version 151125 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 4.3.0-x86_64-cruxex, with support for "extra everything".

Kernel etc
Kernel 4.3.0 is the latest available stable kernel as of 151125. Among all installed and updated applications are Firefox, Gimp and Wicd. Furthermore compilation tools so that you can install programs from source.

NEWS 151125
CruxEX 2016 is distributed both as an ISO file and a Zip file.
Install my new version of CruxEX 3.2 64bit from 151125 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 151125
All packages have been upgraded to the latest available version (with prt-get sysup). Furthermore: This version uses kernel 4.3.0 released 151102!

What's new in kernel 4.3?

CruxEX 3.2 2016 build 151125 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 4.3.0) 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

Nvidia Graphics driver
I have also installed Nvidia Graphics driver 352.63 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).

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 151125 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

Study ALL installed packages

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