A new version of ExTiX is ready!

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Version 13 (130428) of ExTiX 64bit Linux Live DVD is based on Ubuntu 13.04, released on April 25, 2013. The original system includes the Desktop Environment Unity (Ubuntu). In ExTiX 13 I have removed Unity and installed Gnome 3.6.3 with Cairo-Dock 3.2.1 instead. Used kernel: 3.8.0-19-exton. The system language is English.

See a screenshot of the Desktop

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A new version of exGENT live with Cinnamon 1.6.7 and kernel 3.8.8

GentooThe best thing with exGENT (Gentoo) Linux Live DVD is the premier autodetection of hardware and the ability to easily install the system to hard drive and/or a USB stick.

Quick install to Hard Drive and/or USB stick
exGENT Linux can be installed to hard drive and/or a usb pen drive in 1 – 5 min. (Depending on computer type). This means that all of you who might hesitate to perform a normal Gentoo installation – which can take up to a couple of days – now have the chance to get this great Linux system (Gentoo) installed on your computers very easy. Read here how the installation works.

Four Desktop environments
Cinnamon 1.6.7, Gnome 3.6.3, LXDE and Fluxbox 1.3.5 are used as Desktop environments. Other installed programs: Abiword, SMPlayer, GParted, Firefox 20.0.1, Thunderbird and Wicd. Furthermore compilation tools so that you can install programs from source the Gentoo way. See a complete package LIST.

Latest kernel
Genkernel 3.8.8-gentoo-exton is used.

The system language is English.

READ MORE …. (in English).

Run your Slackware 64bit system even 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 3.8.7-x86_64-exton has even more support for new hardware, etc. Kernel 3.8.7 is the latest stable kernel available from Kernel.org. Released 20130412.

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-3.8.7-x86_64-exton.zip
2. Unpack it with unzip slackware-kernel-3.8.7-x86_64-exton.zip
3. Install it with the command installpkg slackware-kernel-3.8.7-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!

Yet another new version of exGENT (Gentoo) with LXDE

GentooI’ve made a new version (130415) of exGENT, which is based on Gentoo. The old version of exGENT is from 130318. 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 even more support för Atheros and Broadcom wireless cards in version 130415.

Study the full package LIST.

UPGRADE the System

The exGENT System (version 130415) 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



Run your Ubuntu 32bit system better/faster with the latest kernel!

I have compiled yet another 32bit Ubuntu kernel. This time kernel 3.8.0-17-exton equivalent to Kernel.org’s latest kernel 3.8.6, released 130405.

This kernel can be installed in all Ubuntu 32bit systems version 10.04 – 13.04 and Ubuntu derivatives such as Linux Mint 10 – 14, ExTiX 9 – 11, MeX and LFA. My self-compiled Ubuntu kernels can even be used in Debian Wheezy (upcoming Debian 7) and Debian Squeeze (Debian 6).

What’s new in Linux 3.8?

DOWNLOAD ubuntukernel-32bit-3.8.0-17-exton.zip

md5sum for the ZIP file , which is of 54,1 MB

Installation instructions
Open the zip-file with WinZip, WinRAR or 7-Zip. Go into the folder ubuntukernel-32bit-3.8.0-17-exton and run this command:

sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.8.0-17_3.8.0-17.27_all.deb \
linux-headers-3.8.0-17-exton_3.8.0-17.27_i386.deb \

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

A small clarification
“My” kernel 3.8.0-17-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!

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A new version of DebEX Barebone is ready!

DebianAbout DebEX Barebone
The system is a based on Debian Wheezy (upcoming Debian 7). There is also certain elements of Debian Sid (unstable). LXDE is used as Desktop environment. “The Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment (LXDE) is an extremely fast-performing and energy-saving desktop environment“. I have replaced the original Debian kernel 3.2 with “my special” kernel 3.8.0-15-exton (Kernel.org’s 3.8.4, stable). The system language is English.

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I’ve replaced Fluxbox with LXDE and added the applications GParted (partition editor) and AlsaPlayer. I’ve also compiled a new kernel: 3.8.0-15-exton (3.8.4).

Why has the kernel been replaced?

There has been added a lot of different kinds of hardware support etc. in kernel 3.8.4. So if you have acquired new hardware, which is not supported in your Linux systems based on Debian/Ubuntu it might be worth testing DebEX Barebone. There is, among other things, support for brand new USB devices, like printers and cameras, etc. And better sound support. If you just want to switch to a newer Debian/Ubuntu kernel, you can read HERE – 64bit.

Program content etc
As the name suggests, DebEX Barebone has only a minimum of software installed in advance. Among them LXTerminal, PCManFM, Leafpad, Wicd, Iceweasel (Firefox), GParted, AlsaPlayer and Synaptic. All programs have been updated to the latest available version as of April 2, 2013. See a complete LIST of all installed packages. I will give you the pleasure of installing all extra packages YOU need after a hard disk installation of DebEX Barebone. Use Synaptic for that. You can of course also install new packages while running the system live (from CD/USB stick), but nothing will be saved after a reboot. If you have plenty of RAM you can even install big programs (such as LibreOffice) while running the system live.