Other considerations

Disclaimer: This is experimental software. Use at your own risk. Under no circumstances may C A Exton or exton.net be held liable for damage to hardware or software, lost data or other damage either direct or indirect caused by using this software.







CruxEX >> PayPal
If you like CruxEX, please use the
button below...


Other EXTON Linux Live CD/DVD's in

English you may like


Exton|OS 64bit Linux Live DVD/CD » version 150719, 150727 and 141122 based on Ubuntu 15.04/14.10 and Debian Jessie with Mate 1.8.2/Openbox 3.5.2/Fluxbox and kernel 4.0.0-4-exton (Mate and LXQt) respectively 3.16.0-21-exton

ExTiX 15.3 64bit » version 150810 and 150808 (two editions) based on Debian Jessie/Ubuntu 15.04 with KDE/LXQt and kernel 4.1.0-3-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 150513 based on Ubuntu 15.04 and Debian 8 with Fluxbox combined with Cairo-Dock
and kernel 3.19.0-14-exton


EXTON OpSuS 13.2 KDE Linux live USB » version 150217 based on openSUSE 13.2 with KDE 4.14.4 Desktop environment. Coming as an IMAGE file for direct installation on a USB pen drive

ExLight Live DVD 64bit » version 150726 based on Ubuntu 15.04 with Enlightenment 0.19.7 and kernel 4.0.0-4-exton

ArchEX Linux Dual boot 64bit/32bit Linux Live DVD » version 150409 based on Arch Linux with kernel 3.19.3-1-ARCH and LXDE

CruxEX 3.1 64bit 2015 Linux Live USB » version 150511 based on CRUX 3.1 with LXDE and kernel 4.0.2-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 DVD » version 150610 with “my special” kernel 4.0.3-exton-android-x86 and GAPPS pre-installed

Android-x86 KitKat 4.4.4 Live CD Exton build 6 » version 150606 with kernel 4.0.0-exton-android-x86, Google Play Store and many other GAPPS pre-installed

RaspEX for Raspberry Pi 2 » version 150706 based on Debian Jessie (Debian 8), Ubuntu Vivid Vervet (Ubuntu 15.04) and Linaro (Open Source software for ARM SoC)

RaspAnd for Raspberry Pi 2 » version 150527 is an Android 5.1 Lollipop system which can run on Raspberry Pi 2

RaspArch for Raspberry Pi 2 » version 150414 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 3.1 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 150511 you just have to follow my advice 3. I.e. put my xorg.conf file in /etc/X11.


Connect With Me




CruxEX 3.1 64bit Linux


CruxEX 3.1 64 bit Linux Live CD/USB is based on CRUX 3.1 (latest version, released 140716), which is all Linux enthusiasts/nerds favorite OS. (CRUX 3.1 is a lightweight Linux distribution for the x86-64 architecture targeted at experienced Linux users). CruxEX 3.1 2015 uses the LXDE Desktop environment. I have replaced the original CRUX kernel with "my" special kernel 4.0.2-x86_64-cruxex, with support for "extra everything".

Kernel etc
Kernel 4.0.2 is the latest available stable kernel as of 150511. Among all installed and updated applications are Firefox 40.0a1 (Nightly), Gimp 2.8.14 and Wicd. Furthermore compilation tools so that you can install programs from source.

NEWS 150511
CruxEX 2015 is distributed both as an ISO file and a Zip file.
Install my new version of CruxEX 3.1 64bit from 150511 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 3.1 version 150511
All packages have been upgraded to the latest available version (with prt-get sysup). Furthermore: This version uses kernel 4.0.2 released 150506!

What's new in kernel 4.0

CruxEX 3.1 2015 build 150511 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 4.0.2) 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.

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 3.1 to hard disk you can install Grub2 as startup manager.

Install CruxEX 2.8/3.1 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 3.1. 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 150511 you can only log in as root. 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.

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...).

Read more about CruxEX 3.0 (if you understand Swedish)...

See a screenshot of the LXDE Desktop

See another screenshot of the Desktop with Firefox Nightly running

CruxEX 3.1 64bit 2015 version 150511 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 3.1 64bit ZIP

md5sum for CruxEX 3.1 64bit ISO

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)

C A Exton  2015