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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 16.4 64bit » version 160731 based on Debian Jessie/Ubuntu 16.04.1 with LXQt/KDE and kernel 4.6.0-9-exton
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 160810 based
on Ubuntu 16.04.1 with Enlightenment 0.20.99.0 and kernel 4.6.0-10-exlight
ArchEX Linux Dual
boot 64bit/32bit Linux Live DVD » version 160724 based on Arch
Linux with kernel 4.6.4-1-ARCH and LXDE
Live DVD » version 160817 based on Slackware 14.2 with KDE 4.14.21 and kernel 4.7.1-x86_64-exton
64bit 2016 Linux Live CD/USB » version 160414 based on CRUX 3.2 with LXDE and kernel 4.5.1-cruxex
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
MultiBootCD 6-OS » version
160106 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
Slack64/Xenial Linux Live CD 64/32bit » version 160823/160822 based
Slacko64/LxPup with kernel
Barebone/Gnome/KDE 64bit Live DVD » version
160109, 160105 and 160604 based on Debian Jessie/Stretch/Sid with Xfce 4.12.1, Gnome
3.18.3 respectively KDE 4.14.2 and kernel 4.6.1-debex
(Android-x86) 6.0.1 Marsmallow Live CD »
version 160220 with “my special” kernel
4.4.0-exton-android-x86 and GAPPS pre-installed
(Android-x86) 5.1.1 Lollipop Live CD » version
160215 with “my special” kernel 4.4.0-exton-android-x86
and GAPPS pre-installed
KitKat 4.4.4 Live CD Exton Build
9 » version 160214 with kernel
Play Store and many other GAPPS pre-installed
Raspberry Pi 3/2 » version 160402 based on Debian Jessie (Debian 8.3), Ubuntu Wily Werewolf (Ubuntu
15.10) and Linaro (Open Source software for ARM SoC)
RaspAnd Marshmallow for Raspberry Pi 3/2 » version 160717 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
SD Card you can use the system like any other Arch Linux system
(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
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
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 4.5.1 is the latest available stable kernel as
of 160414. Among all installed
applications are Firefox, GParted, Gimp and Wicd.
Furthermore compilation tools so that you can install
programs from source.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
Please read about CRUX
Ports System. Most important commands: ports
-u, prt-get sysup, prt-get depinst
UsefulProgram, prt-get remove
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
And while CruxEX
is running in VirtualBox in Windows 10
ALL installed packages...
CruxEX 3.2 64bit 2016 version 160414 can be downloaded
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