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Linux Live DVD »
version 170609 (Mate) and 170918
(Light) based on Ubuntu
17.04/17.10 and Debian
Stretch/Sid with Mate 1.18.0/Openbox
3.6.1 and kernel 4.11.0-5-exton
18.0/17.8/16.5 64bit »
version 171123 based on Debian
17.10/16.10 with Deepin/KDE/LXQt and
MeX 64bit Linux » version
with Refracta Tools based on
Ubuntu 16.04.2 with Cinnamon
3.2.8 and kernel
LFA (Linux for all) 64bit DVD
170827 with Refracta Tools based
on Ubuntu 16.04.3
LTS and Debian
Stretch with Fluxbox
combined with Cairo-Dock
and kernel 4.12.0-12-exton
EXTON OpSuS Tumbleweed Linux live
USB » version 180114 based on
openSUSE Tumbleweed with KDE
4.14.38 and Cinnamon 3.6.2 as Desktop environments.
Coming as an IMAGE file for direct
installation on a USB pen drive
DVD 64bit »
version 171121 based on Ubuntu
0.22, Refracta Tools and kernel
Linux Live DVD »
Build 171129 based on Arch
Linux with kernel
4.13.12-1-ARCH and Deepin
15.5 and Calamares
64bit Live DVD »
version 171223 based on Slackware
14.2 with KDE 4.14.38 and
3.3 64bit 2017 Linux Live USB »
version 170216 based on CRUX
3.3 with LXDE and kernel 4.9.9-exton
Exton|Defender Linux Super Rescue
System version 170909 - 64 bit
- based on Fedora
26 with Cinnamon 3.4.6
and kernel 4.12.9
EXTON MultiBootCD 6-OS »
version 160928 with six (6) different
mini Linux Systems
Live DVD 64bit »
version 170416 based on Gentoo
0.11.0 and genkernel
Slack64/Xenial Linux Live CD
64/32bit » version 160823/160822 based
64bit Live DVD » version 171030,
171026 and 171203 based on Debian Stretch/Buster/Sid
3.26 respectively KDE
4.16 and kernel 4.13.0-16-exton
AndEX (Android-x86_64) 8.1 Oreo » version 180103 with GAPPS, Aptoide App Manager and Win 10 Launcher
7.1.2 Nougat » version 170930
with “my special” kernel
4.13.3-exton-android-x86_64 and GAPPS
AndEX (Android-x86_64) 6.0.1
Marsmallow Live CD »
version 170923 with “my special”
kernel 4.4.20-exton-android-x86_64 and
pre-installed. Netflix works (!).
5.1.1 Lollipop Live CD » version
160215 with “my special” kernel
4.4.0-exton-android-x86 and GAPPS
Android-x86 KitKat 4.4.4 Live CD Exton Build 10 » version 180108 with kernel 4.4.0-exton-android-x86, Google Play Store and many other GAPPS pre-installed
for Raspberry Pi 3/2 » version 170810
based on Debian Stretch
(Debian 9), Ubuntu 17.04)
Linaro (Open Source software for
7.1.2 for Raspberry
3 Build 171220 »
RaspAnd Nougat is an Android
system system which can run on Raspberry
Pi 3. NOTE: RaspAnd can be installed in Windows
6.0.1 for Raspberry
3 and Pi 2 Build 170521/160915
» RaspAnd Marshmallow is an Android
system which can run on Raspberry
Pi 3 and Pi 2. NOTE:
Can be installed in Windows
Lollipop for Raspberry Pi 3/2 »
version 160315 is an Android
system with Google
Services which can run on Raspberry
3/2 » version 171102 is a
“remaster” of Arch
ARM. When you have installed
RaspArch to your Micro
Card you can use the system like
any other Arch
OS (ChromX) » Exton Build 170212
is for all 64bit “normal” Desktop
computers and laptops. It must be
installed to a USB Pen Drive
PIXEL » Exton Build 170425
is a 32bit remix of the Raspberry
image, which can run on a PC or Mac. Refracta
tools are included
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 3.3
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 170315 on a
laptop with a Nvidia Optimus Graphic card.
In CruxEX version 170904 you just have to follow my advice 3. I.e. put
file in /etc/X11.
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CruxEX 3.3 64bit Linux
CruxEX 3.3 64 bit Linux
is based on CRUX 3.3
(latest version, released 170212), which is all Linux enthusiasts/nerds
favorite OS. (CRUX is a
lightweight Linux distribution for the x86_64 architecture
targeted at experienced Linux users. The primary focus of this
distribution is keep
which is reflected in a straightforward tar.gz-based package system,
BSD-style initscripts, and a relatively small collection of trimmed
packages. The secondary focus is utilization of new Linux features and
recent tools and libraries. CRUX also has a ports system which makes it
easy to install and upgrade applications). CruxEX 3.3 2017
uses the LXDE
Desktop environment. I have replaced the original CRUX kernel with "my"
special kernel 4.12.10-x86_64-cruxex, with support
for "extra everything".
Kernel 4.12.10 is one of the latest available stable kernels as of 170904. Among
applications are Firefox 55.0.3, Google Chrome 60.0.3112 (for Netflix), GParted, PCManFM, Gimp and Wicd.
Furthermore compilation tools so that you can install programs from
source. Note: Firefox 55.0.3 and Google Chrome 60.0.3112 are not in the CRUX repositories.
CruxEX 2017 is distributed only as a Zip
file. Install my new version of CruxEX 3.3 64bit from 170904 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
About CruxEX 3.3 version 170904
All packages have been upgraded to the latest available version (with prt-get
sysup). Furthermore: This version uses kernel 4.12.10 released
170830! And of course Google Chrome for Netflix!
new in kernel 4.12?
CruxEX 3.3 2017 build 170904 is - as my previous CRUX-remasters -
unique in the world. I.e. there is no other CRUX Live CD/USB (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 4.12.10) supports "all forms of"
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.
Normally you should have sound automatically. If not run the command sudo alsamixer. Before
that you'll have to run the following three commands.
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 170904 this is already done. NOTE: Sound may not work when running Firefox without installing Pulseaudio.
Sound works in Google Chrome though without installing Pulseaudio.
(Pulseaudio can be quite complicated to configure and manage).
Install CruxEX 3.3 USB to a USB Pen Drive
I have also installed Nvidia
Graphics driver 384.69 in this version of CruxEX. It has
support for the following GPUs (among others): Quadro M3000 SE, 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
environment. Please read my INSTALL
Instructions. While installing CruxEX 3.3 to hard disk you
can install Grub2
as startup manager.
Please read my INSTRUCTION
for CruxEX 3.3. This version of CruxEX can only be installed to a USB
stick in Windows. I.e. you can't do it in Linux.
Login to LXDE
When you start up your computer from the 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. Problems with X?
Please read my advices below in the left column. About Nvidia cards:
Read above under Nvidia
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 MyUsefulProgram, 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...). Note also: If you just want to update/upgrade one package you can do it with prt-get update MyUsefulPackage
See a screenshot
of the LXDE Desktop
Netflix running in Google Chrome
ALL installed packages...
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Systems – Oreo, Nougat, Marshmallow, Lollipop and KitKat at
– latest is AndEX Oreo!
about my Nougat, Marshmallow and
Lollipop versions for Raspberry
Pi 3/2 at
– latest is RaspAnd Nougat!