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2.4.5 and version 140403 - 32bit - based on Mageia
4 with LXDE
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To read if you have an ATI/Radeon graphics
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
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 3.1 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 3.18.3-x86_64-cruxex,
with support for "extra everything".
Kernel 3.18.3 is the latest available stable kernel as
of 150119. Among all installed
applications are Firefox 38.0 (Nightly), Gimp
2.8.14 and Wicd.
I have also included Nvidia
Graphic driver 346.35. It has support for the
following GPUs: GeForce 800A, GeForce 800M, GeForce
GTX 970M and GeForce GTX 980M. Furthermore compilation
tools so that you can install programs from source.
CruxEX 2015 is distributed both as an ISO
file and a Zip file.
Install my new version of CruxEX 3.1 64bit from 150119
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 150119
All packages have been upgraded to the latest
available version (with prt-get sysup).
Furthermore: This version uses kernel 3.18.3 released
CruxEX 3.1 2015 build 15019 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
3.18.3) 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 3.1 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
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 150119 you can only log in as root. If
you want (and can) use Nvidia
Graphic driver 346.35 you shall boot up CruxEX
alternative 2 (Compatibility mode). Then - before
- run nvidia-xconfig.
If you can't reach X/LXDE then your card isn't
supported. Delete xorg.conf with rm
/etc/X11/xorg.conf and run startx
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...).
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 150119 can be downloaded
- Fast, secure and free downloads from the largest
Open Source applications and software directory.
An alternative download location is The
Swedish Linux Society. Only for the ISO file.
for CruxEX 3.1 64bit ZIP
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
CruxEX 2.8 32bit version 121116
for CruxEX 2.8 32bit ISO
MORE about CruxEX 2.8 (if you understand