CruxEX (CRUX 3.1) live USB, build 140930, with kernel 3.16.3

CruxEX 3.1 2014 64 bit Linux Live 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 2014 uses the LXDE Desktop environment. I have replaced the original CRUX kernel 3.12.24 with “my” special kernel 3.16.3-x86_64-cruxex, with support for “extra everything”.

NOTE 140930
Version/build 140923 of CruxEX uses kernel 3.16.3-x86_64-exton. Today (140930) I have compiled a new special kernel for CRUX 3.1. I call it 3.16.3-x86_64-cruxex. The CruxEX system now boot up faster than ever before. I’ve added more support for different network cards and sound cards (in the kernel).

Kernel etc
Kernel 3.16.3 is the latest available stable kernel as of 140926. Among all installed and updated applications are Firefox 32.0.2, Gimp 2.8.14 and Wicd 1.7.2.4-4. Furthermore compilation tools so that you can install programs from source.

NEWS 140930
Install my new version of CruxEX 3.1 64bit from 140930 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.

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Build 140831 of SlackEX 14.1 live USB with kernel 3.16.1

SlackwareNew features in version 140831 of SlackEX
SlackEX build 140831 comes as a ZIP-file for direct installation to an USB stick. I have replaced kernel 3.14-x86_64-exton with kernel 3.16.1-x86_64-exton with support for “everything”. KDE is downgraded to version 4.10.5 from version 4.11.1. All other component software is also upgraded to the latest Slackware version by now. I may mention in particular GParted 0.17.0 (latest, not in Slackware’s repositories), VirtualBox 4.3.14 (latest, not in Slackware’s repositories), AbiWord 2.8.6 (not in Slackware’s repositories), Gimp 2.8.10 (installed from source), GSlapt 0.5.3h, Firefox 24.7, Thunderbird 24.7, Samba 3.6.8 and GCC 4.8.2. Furthermore I have installed Grub2, which can be used as boot loader (if you want) after a hard drive install. Study the full package LIST.

Kernel 3.16.1 is the latest stable kernel available from Kernel.org. Released (20140814).

Feature OVERVIEW for the Linux 3.16 kernel

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Run your Slackware 64 bit system with the latest stable kernel – 3.16.1!

SlackwareI have compiled a very useful (as I think) 64 bit kernel for Slackware 12.0 – 14.1 and/or all Slackware derivatives. For example Slax, Zenwalk, SlackEX and Exton|Defender. The kernel is compiled exactly the same way as Slackware’s latest kernel huge. “My” kernel 3.16.1-x86_64-exton has even more support for new hardware, etc. Kernel 3.16.1 is the latest stable kernel available from Kernel.org. Released (20140814).

Feature OVERVIEW for the Linux 3.16 kernel

If you want to install my kernel in your Slackware 64bit system, do this:

1. Download linux-kernel-3.16.1-x86_64-exton.txzmd5sum
2. Install it with the command installpkg linux-kernel-3.16.1-x86_64-exton.txz
(The kernel is packed just like Slackware’s original kernels so that everything ends up in the right place)
4. If necessary, change your Grub Legacy/Grub2 configuration
5. If you have an Nvidia graphics card in your computer, you may need to look over your files in /etc/modprobe.d before restarting the computer. That is remove the “blacklisting” of Nouveau’s kernel module in the appropriate files blacklist.conf and nvidia-installer-disable-nouveau.conf. With “my” kernel functions the Nouveau “free” driver works just fine.

Restart your computer and enjoy!

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DebEX KDE, build 140821, with KDE 4.13.3 and kernel 3.16

DebianI have made a new version of the extra version of DebEX, wich I call DebEX KDE Live DVD. (The first version is from 140626). It’s a pure Debian system. I.e.: There are no Ubuntu or Kubuntu elements involved. DebEX KDE uses KDE 4.13.3 as Desktop environment. (The latest stable version of KDE). Study the full package list.

Screenshot of the KDE Desktop in version 140821 of DebEX KDE

Note: There are two versions of DebEX. DebEX Barebone with Xfce 4.10.1 (build 140819) and DebEX KDE with KDE 4.13.3 (build 140821).

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DebEX Barebone build 140819

DebianThe DebEX Barebone ISO is now a ISO-hybrid, which means that it can very easily be transferred to a USB pen drive. You can then even run DebEX Barebone from the USB stick and save all your system changes on the stick. I.e. you will enjoy persistence! Read this INSTRUCTION. NetworkManager has been removed. It doesn’t go together with Wicd when it comes to configuring wireless networks. I’ve added the applications GParted (partition editor), AbiWord, Icedove (Thunderbird) and AlsaPlayer. Study the full PACKAGE LIST of 140819. DebEX Barebone can run from RAM. Use Boot alternative 3 (Copy to RAM). When the system has booted up you can remove the disc (DVD) or USB stick. You’ll need at least 2 GB RAM to run DebEX from RAM. Furthermore I have installed Pacapt.

Program content etc
As the name suggests, DebEX Barebone has only a minimum of software installed in advance. Among them AbiWord, LXTerminal, PCManFM, Leafpad, Wicd, Iceweasel (Firefox), Icedove (Thunderbird), GParted, AlsaPlayer and Synaptic. In version 140626 of DebEX I have added all common KDE packages and removed Xfce4. All programs have been updated to the latest available version as of August 19, 2014 in DebEX Barebone build 140819
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Screenshot of the Xfce4 Desktop

Note: There are two versions of DebEX. DebEX Barebone with Xfce 4.10.1 and DebEX KDE with KDE 4.13.1.

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