EXTON OpSuS 12.3 with Cinnamon 1.6.7

EXTON OpSuSI’ve made yet another remaster of openSUSE 12.3, which was released on 13 March 2013. This time with the now so popular Desktop environment Cinnamon 1.6.7.

See a screenshot of the Cinnamon Desktop.

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EXTON OpSuS (openSUSE 12.3) KDE 64bit Linux Live USB

EXTON OpSuSI’ve made a new version of EXTON OpSuS. This time with KDE 4.10.1 and Razor-qt 0.5.2 as Desktop environments.

EXTON OpSuS 12.3 KDE4
is based on openSUSE 12.3, released 130313.

Installed programs
Among many other programs, Firefox, Thunderbird, FileZilla, Gimp, Vlc, NetworkManager, GParted and LibreOffice. Study the full PACKAGE list.

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Install the latest kernel (3.8.3) for Ubuntu/Debian 64bit systems

I have compiled yet another Ubuntu/Debian kernel for 64bit systems. This time kernel 3.8.0-13-exton, equivalent to Kernel.org’s latest kernel 3.8.3, released 130314.

Feature OVERVIEW for the Linux 3.8 kernel

Install kernel 3.8.0-13-exton in Ubuntu/Debian based distributions
My self-compiled Ubuntu kernels can be used in all types of Ubuntu systems, including Mint. They can even be used in Debian Wheezy (upcoming Debian 7) and Debian Squeeze (Debian 6). If you want to use my kernel 3.8.0-13-exton for 64bit systems, you can download it from HERE.

md5sum
for ubuntu-kernel-64bit-3.8.0-13-exton.zip, which is of 54,3 MB

Installation instructions
Open the zip-file with WinZip, WinRAR or 7-Zip. Go into the folder ubuntu-kernel-64bit-3.8.0-13-exton and run this command:
sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.8.0-13_3.8.0-13.23_all.deb \
linux-headers-3.8.0-13-exton_3.8.0-13.23_amd64.deb \
linux-image-3.8.0-13-exton_3.8.0-13.23_amd64.deb

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

A small clarification

“My” kernel 3.8.0-13-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 Debian/Ubuntu system.

Good luck!

exton  /130319

exGENT (Gentoo) live with kernel 3.7.10-gentoo-exton

GentooI’ve made a new version (130318) of exGENT, which is based on Gentoo. The old version of exGENT is from 130215. My new exGENT Linux live system uses LXDE as Desktop Environment and “my special” genkernel 3.7.10-gentoo-exton. LXDE is used because of its speed. Quite new is that I’ve found a suitable installation program, in which a Grub installation (Grub Legacy) is included. I’ve also added more support för Atheros and Broadcom wireless cards in version 130318.

The best thing with exGENT (Gentoo) Linux Live CD is the premier autodetection of hardware and the ability to easily install the system to hard drive and/or usb pen drive. Installed programs: Among many others Abiword, GParted, Firefox, Thunderbird and Wicd. Furthermore compilation tools so that you can install programs from source the Gentoo way. See a complete program LIST.

UPGRADE the System
The exGENT System (version 130318) is in very good shape, since I, without problems, have been able to update the whole system with the following commands:

# emerge –update –deep –newuse world
# emerge –depclean
# revdep-rebuild

The system language is English.

Install exGENT to hard drive
Please read this INSTRUCTION.

Install exGENT to USB stick
Please read this INSTRUCTION. This is done in the same way as a hard drive installation.

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A new version of CruxEX 3.0 64bit with kernel 3.8.2-x86_64-exton

Crux logoNEWS 130313
Install my new version of CruxEX 3.0 64bit from 130313 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 3.0 version 130313
All packages have been upgraded to the lastest available version (with prt-get sysup). This means (for example) that Firefox is in version 19.0.2. Furthermore: This version uses kernel 3.8.2!

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Run Slackware (Exton|Defender and Exton-Slack) from a USB stick and save all system changes directly on the stick

I have made new versions of Exton-Slack 14.0 version 130217 and Exton|Defender version 121120. The new versions can as before be run from a USB stick. The difference now is that any changes you make to the Systems (including upgrades and new software installations) are automatically saved on the stick. You will thus be quite portable, because the Systems on the stick (of course) can run on any “normal” computer.

I’ve kept the old file names (exton-slack-64bit-kde410-906mb-130217.iso and exton-defender-32bit-1360mb-121120.zip) in order not to destroy any current links to the files.

Run your Slackware 64bit system better with the latest kernel!

SlackwareI have compiled a very useful (as I think) 64bit kernel for Slackware 12.0 – 14.0 and/or all Slackware derivatives. For example Slax, Zenwalk , SlackEX, Exton|Defender and Exton-Slack. The kernel is compiled exactly the same way as Slackware’s latest kernel 3.2.29 huge. “My” kernel 3.8.2-x86_64-exton has even more support for new hardware, etc. Kernel 3.8.2 is the latest stable kernel available from Kernel.org. Released 20130303.

Feature OVERVIEW for the Linux 3.8 kernel

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

1. Download  slackware-kernel-3.8.2-x86_64-exton.zip
2. Unpack it with unzip slackware-kernel-3.8.2-x86_64-exton.zip
3. cd slackware-kernel-3.8.2-x86_64-exton
3. Install it with the command installpkg linux-kernel-3.8.2-x86_64-exton.txz
(The kernel is packed just like Slackware’s original kernels so that everything ends up in the right place)
3. If necessary, change your Grub configuration
4. 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!

Exton|Defender SRS – now in two versions

Exton|Defender Super Rescue System SRS is a Linux system available as both a bootable USB stick (Slackware 14.0, 32bit – version 121120) and Live DVD (Fedora 18, 64bit – version 130307) for administrating or repairing your system and data after a crash. Exton|Defender aims to provide an easy way to carry out admin tasks on your computer, such as creating and editing the hard disk partitions. It comes with a lot of Linux software such as system tools and basic tools (editors, Midnight Commander, network tools). Exton|Defender can, however, also be used as a normal Linux Desktop System. It requires no hard drive installation, but can easily be installed to hard drive if you want. Desktop environment: Xfce 4.10 in version 121120 and Cinnamon 1.6.7 in version 130307.

System Tools included

NTFS-3g, GParted 0.14.0, PartImage 0.6.9, Shred 8.19, Sfdisk (util-linux-ng 2.21.2), Rsync 3.0.9, Ddrescue 1.16, FSArchiver 0.6.12, TestDisk 6.13 and Midnight Commander 4.8.4. Other programs (among many others): LibreOffice, NetworkManager, Firefox, Thunderbird, Gimp, Samba 3.6.8 (Slackware), Java (JDK 7u9) and Java Runtime Environment (JRE), Emacs 24.2, Safecopy 1.7 and many compilation tools. See a complete LIST of all installed packages 121120 (Slackware version) and 130307 (Fedora version).

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Install the latest kernel (3.8.1) for Ubuntu/Debian 64bit systems

I have compiled yet another Ubuntu/Debian kernel for 64bit systems. This time kernel 3.8.0-9-exton, equivalent to Kernel.org’s latest kernel 3.8.1, released 130228.

Feature OVERVIEW for the Linux 3.8 kernel

Install kernel 3.8.0-9-exton in Ubuntu/Debian based distributions
My self-compiled Ubuntu kernels can be used in all types of Ubuntu systems, including Mint. They can even be used in Debian Wheezy (upcoming Debian 7) and Debian Squeeze (Debian 6). If you want to use my kernel 3.8.0-9-exton for 64bit systems, you can download it from HERE.

md5sum
for ubuntu-kernel-64bit-3.8.0-9.18-exton.zip, which is of 54,3 MB

Installation instructions
Open the zip-file with WinZip, WinRAR or 7-Zip. Go into the folder ubuntu-kernel-64bit-3.8.0-9.18-exton and run this command:
sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.8.0-9_3.8.0-9.18_all.deb \
linux-headers-3.8.0-9-exton_3.8.0-9.18_amd64.deb \
linux-image-3.8.0-9-exton_3.8.0-9.18_amd64.deb

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

A small clarification

“My” kernel 3.8.0-9-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 Debian/Ubuntu system.

Good luck!

exton  /130303