CruxEX 2011 Linux LiveCD is based on CRUX 2.7 (latest version), which is all Linux enthusiasts/nerds favorite OS. (CRUX is a lightweight, i686-optimized Linux distribution targeted at Experienced Linux users). CruxEX 2011 uses the Fluxbox Desktop environment. I have replaced the original Crux kernel 18.104.22.168 with “my” special kernel 22.214.171.124-exton, with support for “everything”.
CruxEX is – as my previous Crux-remasters EXTON-CR LXDE and EXTON-CR KDE – unique in the world. I.e. there is no other CRUX Live CD 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 126.96.36.199) supports “all forms of” hardware.
The default language (locale) is set to English.
Install to hard disk with Crux Installer
CruxEX can be installed to the hard drive in live mode with Crux Installer, which can be expected to be perceived as positive by some. CRUX – original – contains neither Fluxbox, Gnome, KDE, LXDE, or any other desktop environment.
Login and X configuration
When you start up your computer from the disc you will end up in console mode. Login as the ordinary user linux or as root (superuser) with password linux respectively root. Then run the command startx to enjoy X and Fluxbox. You may need to run the xconfig command before the command startx. You can also (if necessary) edit the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file manually. Editing is done with the command nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf. Go down to the line “Device configured by xorgconfig” and “Section Device”. Replace Driver “vesa”with Driver “nv” if you have an Nvidia card or “radeon” if you have an ATI card. A little further down, you can also change your screen resolution if you wish. Note that you can alternatively first login and make changes to the X when you are in Fluxbox. Edit the xorg.conf file with Leafpad. Then restart Fluxbox. I. e. logout of from Fluxbox.
You can download CruxEX 2011 from The Swedish Linux Society server for free.
md5sum for the ISO file, which is of 284 MB.