Kernel 3.16.0-5-exton (3.16.0-rc6)

TuxI have compiled yet another Ubuntu/Debian kernel for 64 bit systems. This time kernel 3.16.0-5-exton, equivalent to Kernel.org’s kernel 3.16.0-rc6, released 140718.

Feature OVERVIEW for the Linux 3.16 kernel

Install kernel 3.16.0-5-exton in Ubuntu/Debian based distributions
My self-compiled Ubuntu kernels can be used in all types of modern Ubuntu systems, including Mint. They can even be used in Debian Wheezy (Debian 7) and Debian Jessie (upcoming Debian 8?). If you want to use my kernel 3.16.0-5-exton for 64bit systems, you can DOWNLOAD it from here.

md5sum for ubuntu-kernel-64bit-3.16.0-5-exton.zip, which is of 60,3 MB.

Installation instructions
Open the zip-file with WinZip, WinRAR or 7-Zip. Or run this command: unzip ubuntu-kernel-64bit-3.15.0-6-exton.zip. Go into the folder ubuntu-kernel-64bit-3.16.0-5-exton and run this command:
sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.16.0-5_3.16.0-5.10_all.deb \
linux-headers-3.16.0-5-exton_3.16.0-5.10_amd64.deb \
linux-image-3.16.0-5-exton_3.16.0-5.10_amd64.deb

Then: Run command sudo update-grub (if you use Grub2).

Nvidia
It is possible to install Nvidia’s proprietary drivers if you use “my” kernel 3.16.0-5-exton. Could be useful if you like to play games. Please read this instruction. The Nvidia drivers in for example Ubuntu’s repositories – “Current” etc. – can’t be used. It is supposed to be “impossible” to install Nvidia’s latest drivers when running kernel 3.14 – 3.16 without “patches” etc.

A small clarification
“My” kernel 3.16.0-5-exton is compiled exactly the same way as all official Ubuntu kernels. That is, The Ubuntu Way. If not, the kernel would not function in a Ubuntu/Debian system.

Good luck!

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Run your Slackware 64 bit system with the latest stable kernel – 3.15.6!

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 3.15.6-x86_64-exton has even more support for new hardware, etc. Kernel 3.15.6 is the latest stable kernel available from Kernel.org. Released (20140717).

Feature OVERVIEW for the Linux 3.15 kernel

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

1. Download linux-kernel-3.15.6-x86_64-exton.txzmd5sum
2. Install it with the command installpkg linux-kernel-3.15.6-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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CruxEX 3.1 64 bit 2014 Linux

CruxCruxEX 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 3.15.6-x86_64-exton, with support for “extra everything”.

Kernel etc.
Kernel 3.15.6 is the latest available stable kernel as of 140726. Among all installed and updated applications are Firefox 31.0, Gimp 2.8.10 and Wicd. Furthermore compilation tools so that you can install programs from source.

NEWS 140726
Install my new version of CruxEX 3.1 64bit from 140726 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.

About CruxEX 3.1 version 140726
All packages have been upgraded to the latest available version (with prt-get sysup). This means (for example) that Firefox is in version 31.0. Furthermore: This version uses kernel 3.15.6!

Unique
CruxEX 3.1 2014 build 140726 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.

Screenshot of the LXDE Desktop

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ExTiX 14.1.1 – build 140629

ExTiXExTiX 14.1.1 64 bit is based on Debian/Ubuntu 14.04. The original system includes the Desktop Environment Unity (Ubuntu). After removing Unity I have installed Gnome 3.10 and Gnome Classic 3.10 (in ExTiX 14.1.1, build 140629respectively Razor-qt 0.5.2 (in ExTiX Light, build 140515). The system language is English in both versions of ExTiX.

NEWS ABOUT ExTiX 14.1.1 build 140629
All packages have been updated to the latest version by 140629. Vlc (installed from source to make it possible to run it when logged in as root) is in version 2.1.4. Kernel 3.13.0-24-exton has been replaced by kernel 3.15.0-6-exton. (Kernel.org‘s stable kernel 3.15.0, released 140610.

What’s so special about ExTiX?
1. The ExTiX ISO (both versions) is now a ISO-hybrid, which means that it can very easily be transferred (copied) to a USB pen drive. You can then even run ExTiX from the USB stick and save all your system changes on the stick. I.e. you will enjoy persistence! I’ve found two scripts which make the installation to USB very simple. My tests show that they work flawlessly on USB installations of all normal Ubuntu systems. Read my INSTRUCTION how to use the scripts.
2. Another big improvement is that ExTiX (both versions) 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 ExTiX that way.
3. ExTiX is now more stable than ever. All packages have been upgraded to the latest version by 140629 respectively 140515.
4. It is now possible to install Nvidia’s proprietary drivers in ExTiX if you want or need it. Please read this instruction.
5. I’ve also installed version 2.1.4 of Vlc (in both versions) from source to make it possible to run Vlc when logged in as root.
6. I’ve replaced kernel 3.13.0-24-exton with kernel 3.15.0-6-exton (Kernel.org‘s stable kernel 3.15.0) in ExTiX build 140629.
7. The installation program Ubiquity (live installer) is now working as intended in both versions of ExTiX. I.e. a new user (your user) will be created during the installation process.

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A new extra version of DebEX with KDE 4.13.1 and kernel 3.15.0-6-exton

DebianNEWS 140626
I have made a new extra version of DebEX, wich I call DebEX KDE Live DVD. It’s a pure Debian system. I.e.: There are no Ubuntu or Kubuntu elements involved. DebEX KDE uses KDE 4.13.1 as Desktop environment. (The latest stable version of KDE). Study the full package list.

KERNELS
DebEX Barebone (version 140509) uses kernel 3.14.1-amd64 – latest Debian kernel. DebEX KDE uses kernel 3.15.0-6-exton equivalent to Kernel.org’s stable kernel 3.15.0, released 140610.

Screenshot of the KDE Desktop

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Kernel 3.15.0-6-exton (3.15.0 stable)

TuxI have compiled yet another Ubuntu/Debian kernel for 64 bit systems. This time kernel 3.15.0-6-exton, equivalent to Kernel.org’s stable kernel 3.15.0, released 140610.

Feature OVERVIEW for the Linux 3.15 kernel

Install kernel 3.15.0-6-exton in Ubuntu/Debian based distributions
My self-compiled Ubuntu kernels can be used in all types of modern Ubuntu systems, including Mint. They can even be used in Debian Wheezy (Debian 7) and Debian Jessie (upcoming Debian 8?). If you want to use my kernel 3.15.0-6-exton for 64bit systems, you can DOWNLOAD it from here.

md5sum for ubuntu-kernel-64bit-3.15.0-6-exton.zip, which is of 59,6 MB.

Installation instructions
Open the zip-file with WinZip, WinRAR or 7-Zip. Or run this command: unzip ubuntu-kernel-64bit-3.15.0-6-exton.zip. Go into the folder ubuntu-kernel-64bit-3.15.0-6-exton and run this command:
sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.15.0-6_3.15.0-6.11_all.deb \
linux-headers-3.15.0-6-exton_3.15.0-6.11_amd64.deb\
linux-image-3.15.0-6-exton_3.15.0-6.11_amd64.deb

Then: Run command sudo update-grub (if you use Grub2).

Nvidia
It is possible to install Nvidia’s proprietary drivers if you use “my” kernel 3.15.0-6-exton. Could be useful if you like to play games. Please read this instruction. The Nvidia drivers in for example Ubuntu’s repositories – “Current” etc. – can’t be used. It is supposed to be “impossible” to install Nvidia’s latest drivers when running kernel 3.13 – 3.15 without “patches” etc.

A small clarification
“My” kernel 3.15.0-6-exton is compiled exactly the same way as all official Ubuntu kernels. That is, The Ubuntu Way. If not, the kernel would not function in a Ubuntu/Debian system.

Good luck!

exton  /140623

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Run your Slackware 64 bit system with the latest stable kernel – 3.15.0!

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 3.15.0-exton has even more support for new hardware, etc. Kernel 3.15 is the latest stable kernel available from Kernel.org. Released (20140608).

Feature OVERVIEW for the Linux 3.15 kernel

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

1. Download linux-kernel-3.15-x86_64-exton.txzmd5sum
2. Install it with the command installpkg linux-kernel-3.15-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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