MeX 12.04 64bit Linux with KDE 4.8.4, Gnome 3.4.1, Cinnamon 1.4 and kernel 3.5

MeXThe system is a remaster of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS – codenamed Precise Pangolin, released on April 26, 2012. The original system includes the Desktop Environment Unity 5.8. I have added Gnome 3.4.1, Gnome Classic (Gnome 2.32), KDE 4.8.4, XBMC 11, Cinnamon 1.4, Xfce 4.10 and Fluxbox 1.3.2 as alternatives, so that everyone on the spot (during live operation) can compare the different Desktop Environments. The system language is ENGLISH.

Program content etc
Among many other programs LibreOffice 3.5.3.2, Thunderbird 14.0, Firefox 14.0.1, Brasero, Vlc, Gimp and win32 codecs. In addition, java, flash and all necessary additions in order to install programs from source. All programs have been updated to the latest available stable version as of July 22, 2012. See a complete list of all installed packages HERE.

Used KERNEL
My special kernel 3.5.0-5-exton. Read about it on my International Blog page. This kernel can also be installed in any other Ubuntu 64bit system.

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Yet another Ubuntu kernel – 64bit

Ubuntu

NEWS 120722: A new 3.5 kernel for MeX Linux 64bit and other Ubuntu 64bit systems

I have compiled a new 3.5 kernel  for ExTiX 10 64bit, MeX Linux or Linux Mint 10, 11, 12 and 13. The full name of the new kernel is 3.5.0-5-exton_amd64. It is the same as Kernel.org’s kernel 3.5 released yesterday (120721).

A better kernel
Nothing is so good that it can not be improved (as the saying goes). This also applies to “my” compiled Ubuntu kernels. A disadvantage of my (former) Ubuntu kernels was that you could not install such packages as VirtualBox or Nvidia’s proprietary drivers, which require kernel sources at installation. I have now discovered a better way to compile the kernel, which includes absolutely all specific Ubuntu patches. The above mentioned problem is thus solved in kernel 3.5.0-5_amd64-exton (3.5). It is now possible to install VirtualBox and proprietary hardware drivers with only kernel-headers-3.5.0-5-exton installed. Ie full kernel sources are not needed.

A. Get the kernel linux-image-3.5.0-5-exton_3.5.0-5.5_amd64.deb
B. Get kernel-headers-exton linux-headers-3.5.0-5-exton_3.5.0-5.5_amd64.deb
C. Get kernel-headers-all linux-headers-3.5.0-5_3.5.0-5.5_all.deb

Install command: sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.5.0-5-exton_3.5.0-5.5_amd64.deb  linux-headers-3.5.0-5_3.5.0-5.5_all.deb  linux-image-3.5.0-5-exton_3.5.0-5.5_amd64.deb

Then: Run command sudo update-grub (if you use Grub 2)

A small clarification
“My” kernel 3.5.0-5-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 an Ubuntu system.

Good luck!

exton /120722

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A better Ubuntu kernel – 32bit

UbuntuNEWS 120705: A new 3.5 kernel for ExLight 12.04 Linux 32bit and other Ubuntu 32bit systems

I have compiled a new 3.5 kernel  for ExLight 12.04 32bit, Ubuntu Barbone  12.04 Exton Remix 32bit or Linux Mint 10, 11, 12 and 13 32bit. The full name of the new kernel is 3.5.0-3.3-exton_i386. It is the same as Kernel.org’s 3.5-rc5.

A better kernel
Nothing is so good that it can not be improved (as the saying goes). This also applies to “my” compiled Ubuntu kernels. A disadvantage of my (former) Ubuntu kernels was that you could not install such packages as VirtualBox or Nvidia’s proprietary drivers, which require kernel sources at installation. I have now discovered a better way to compile the kernel, which includes absolutely all specific Ubuntu patches. The above mentioned problem is thus solved in kernel 3.5.0-3.3-exton (3.5-rc5). It is now possible to install VirtualBox and proprietary hardware drivers with only kernel-headers-3.5.0-3.3-exton installed. Ie full kernel sources are not needed.

A. Get the kernel linux-image-3.5.0-3-exton_3.5.0-3.3_i386.deb
B. Get kernel-headers-exton linux-headers-3.5.0-3-exton_3.5.0-3.3_i386.deb
C. Get kernel-headers-all linux-headers-3.5.0-3_3.5.0-3.3_all.deb

Install command: sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.5.0-3_3.5.0-3.3_all.deb linux-headers-3.5.0-3-exton_3.5.0-3.3_i386.deb linux-image-3.5.0-3-exton_3.5.0-3.3_i386.deb  

Then: Run command sudo update-grub (if you use Grub 2)

A small clarification
“My” kernel 3.5.0-3.3-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 an Ubuntu system.

Good luck!

exton /120705

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ExTiX 10 with kernel 3.5.0-2-exton

ExTiX A new version of ExTiX 10 64bit Live DVD – based on Ubuntu 12.04 – is complete. I have changed (improved?) the system in various ways. Among others, compiled and installed a new Ubuntu kernel. The latest that you can possibly get. This kernel can also be installed in all other Ubuntu-64bit-systems, for example in MeX Linux, Linux for All (LFA), Linux Mint 10, 11, 12 and 13. The full name of the new kernel is 3.5.0-2-exton_amd64. Ubuntu has its own numbering. Kernel version 3.5.0-2 is corresponding to kernel 3.5-rc4 (latest) with Kernel.org’s naming.

Program content etc
Among many others Libre Office 3.5.3.2, AbiWord, Thunderbird 13.0.1, Firefox 13.0.1, Opera, Brasero, VLC 2.0.1, Gimp, Flash and win32-codecs. In addition, Java and all necessary additions in order to install programs from source. All programs have been updated to the latest available stable version as of 1 July 2012. See a list of all installed applications.

A (big) change
In version 20120701 of ExTiX 10 you can – like in most exton distros – login to the Desktop as root. (For those who wish to do so).

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A new better Ubuntu kernel – 64bit

Ubuntu

NEWS 120701: A new 3.5 kernel for ExTiX 10 Linux 64bit and other Ubuntu 64bit systems

I have compiled a new 3.5 kernel  for ExTiX 10 64bit, MeX Linux or Linux Mint 10, 11, 12 and 13. The full name of the new kernel is 3.5.0-2-exton_amd64. It is the same as Kernel.org’s 3.5-rc4.

A better kernel
Nothing is so good that it can not be improved (as the saying goes). This also applies to “my” compiled Ubuntu kernels. A disadvantage of my (former) Ubuntu kernels was that you could not install such packages as VirtualBox or Nvidia’s proprietary drivers, which require kernel sources at installation. I have now discovered a better way to compile the kernel, which includes absolutely all specific Ubuntu patches. The above mentioned problem is thus solved in kernel 3.5.0-2_amd64-exton (3.5-rc4). It is now possible to install VirtualBox and proprietary hardware drivers with only kernel-headers-3.5.0-2-exton installed. Ie full kernel sources are not needed.

A. Get the kernel linux-image-3.5.0-2-exton_3.5.0-2.2_amd64.deb
B. Get kernel-headers-exton linux-headers-3.5.0-2-exton_3.5.0-2.2_amd64.deb
C. Get kernel-headers-all linux-headers-3.5.0-2_3.5.0-2.2_all.deb

Install command: sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.5.0-2-exton_3.5.0-2.2_amd64.deb  linux-headers-3.5.0-2_3.5.0-2.2_all.deb  linux-image-3.5.0-2-exton_3.5.0-2.2_amd64.deb

Then: Run command sudo update-grub (if you use Grub 2)

A small clarification
“My” kernel 3.5.0-2-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 an Ubuntu system.

Good luck!

exton /120701

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