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Other EXTON Linux Live CD/DVD's in
English you may like
ExTiX 13 64bit » version 131209 based on Ubuntu 13.10 with Gnome 3.10 and kernel 3.12.0-7-exton
MeX 13.10 64bit Linux » version 131127 based on Ubuntu 13.10 with KDE 4.11.3, three other Desktop Environments and kernel 3.12.0-3-exton
LFA (Linux For All) 13.10 64bit DVD » version 131120 based on Ubuntu 13.10 with Mate, four (4) other Desktop Environments and kernel 3.12.0-2-exton
EXTON OpSuS 13.1 KDE Linux live USB » version 131124 based on openSUSE 13.1 with KDE 4.11.3 Desktop environment. Coming as an IMAGE file for direct installation on a USB pen drive
ExLight Live DVD 32bit » version 131104 based on Ubuntu 13.10 with Mate 1.6.0 and kernel 3.12.0-1-exton
ArchEX Linux Dual boot 64bit/32bit Linux Live DVD » version 131206 based on Arch Linux with kernel 3.12.3-1-ARCH and LXDE
CruxEX 3.0 64bit 2013 Linux Live USB » version 131008 based on CRUX 3.0 with LXDE and kernel 3.11.4-x86_64-exton
SlackEX 64bit Live DVD » version 131111 based on Slackware 14.0 with KDE 4.10.5 and kernel 3.11.4-x86_64-exton
Exton|Defender Linux Super Rescue System » version 131203 - 64bit - and version 130728 and 130726 - 64bit - based on Slackware 14.1 with Xfce 4.10 and on Fedora 19 with Mate 1.6.1 or Cinnamon 1.9.1
EXTON MultiBootCD 6-OS » version 131115 with six (6) different mini Linux Systems
exGENT Linux Live DVD 64bit » version 131129 based on Gentoo with LXDE and genkernel 3.12.1-gentoo-exton
PuppEX 2013 Linux Live CD 32bit » version 130227 based on Puppy Linux Slacko 5.4 with "my" extra kernel 3.7.9-exton
DebEX Barebone 64bit Live DVD » version 131024 based on Debian Jessie with LXDE and kernel 3.2.0-4-amd64
To read if you have an ATI/Radeon graphics card
On one of my laptops with an ATI card, I could easily run CruxEX 3.0 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!
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CruxEX 3.0 64bit 2013 Linux
CruxEX 3.0 2013 64bit Linux Live CD is based on CRUX 3.0 (latest version, released 130119), which is all Linux enthusiasts/nerds favorite OS. (CRUX 3.0 is a lightweight Linux distribution for the x86-64 architecture targeted at experienced Linux users). CruxEX 3.0 2013 uses the LXDE Desktop environment. I have replaced the original CRUX kernel 3.6.11 with "my" special kernel 3.11.4-x86_64-exton, with support for "extra everything".
Kernel 3.11.4 is the latest available stable kernel as of 131008. Among all installed applications are Firefox 24.0, Gimp 2.8.6 and Wicd. Furthermore compilation tools so that you can install programs from source.
Install my new version of CruxEX 3.0 64bit from 131008 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.
About CruxEX 3.0 version 131008
All packages have been upgraded to the latest available version (with prt-get sysup). This means (for example) that Firefox is in version 24.0. Furthermore: This version uses kernel 3.11.4-x86_64-exton!
CruxEX 3.0 2013 version 131008 is - as my previous Crux-remasters EXTON-CR LXDE and EXTON-CR KDE - 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 3.11.4) supports "all forms of" hardware.
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.
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 3.0 to hard disk you can use Grub2 as startup manager.
Install CruxEX 2.8/3.0 CD/USB to a USB Pen Drive
This can be done in three different ways. Please read my INSTRUCTION for CruxEX 2.8 and my INSTRUCTION for CruxEX 3.0. 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. Login as the ordinary user live or as root (superuser) with password live respectively root. Then run the command startx to enjoy X and LXDE.
Install new software
Please read about CRUX Ports System. Most important commands: ports -u, prt-get sysup, prt-get depinst UsefulProgram.
Read more about CruxEX 3.0 (if you understand Swedish)...
See a screenshot of the LXDE Desktop HERE.
CruxEX 3.0 64bit 2013 version 131008 can be downloaded from Sourceforge.net - Fast, secure and free downloads from the largest Open Source applications and software directory.
An alternative download location is The Swedish Linux Society.
md5sum for CruxEX 3.0 64bit ZIP
NOTE about CruxEX 2.8 32bit
I have kept the old version of CruxEX (CruxEX 32bit 2.8 version 121116) on the Sourceforge.net server. People with older computers (32bit) may like it. CruxEX 2.8 also uses the LXDE Desktop environment.
DOWNLOAD CruxEX 2.8 32bit version 121116
md5sum for CruxEX 2.8 32bit ISO
READ MORE about CruxEX 2.8 (if you understand Swedish)