Run your Slackware 64 bit system with the latest kernel – 3.11.2!

SlackwareI have compiled a very useful (as I think) 64 bit kernel for Slackware 12.0 – 14.0 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 3.11.2-exton has even more support for new hardware, etc. Kernel 3.11.2 is the latest stable kernel available from Kernel.org. Released 20130927.

Feature OVERVIEW for the Linux 3.11 kernel

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

1. Download  linux-kernel-3.11.2-x86_64-exton.zipmd5sum
2. Unpack it with unzip linux-kernel-3.11.2-x86_64-exton.zip
3. Install it with the command installpkg linux-kernel-3.11.2-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 Legacy/Grub 2 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 64 bit version of exGENT (Gentoo) live is ready!

GentooI’ve made a third version of exGENT 2013. Now with LXDE and kernel 3.11.1-gentoo-exton. (Kernel.org’s latest!). Version 130926 is for the 64 bit architecture. I’ve kept my two previous versions 20130423 and 20130415 on Sourceforge.net. The old versions are for the 32 bit architecture.

exGENT 64 bit version 130926 is in very good shape. Yesterday I could run the following commands without problems:

#
emerge –ask –update –newuse –deep –with-bdeps=y @world
# emerge –depclean
# revdep-rebuild

Features
The best thing with exGENT 32bit/64bit (Gentoo) Linux Live DVD/CD is the premier autodetection of hardware and the ability to easily install the systems to hard drive and/or usb pen drive. Installed programs: Four Desktop environments (in version 130423): Cinnamon 1.6.7, Gnome 3.6.3, LXDE and Fluxbox 1.3.5. Other programs: Abiword, SMPlayer, GParted, Firefox, Thunderbird and Wicd. Furthermore compilation tools so that you can install programs from source the Gentoo way. See a complete program LIST (version 130926 and version 130423). Three versions of exGENT is available. One for the 64 bit architecture (version 130926) and two for the 32 bit architecture. The system language is English.

The exGENT systems can easily (in about 5 min) be installed to hard drive or/and to a usb pen drive.

Who is exGENT/Gentoo for?
Experienced Linux users or those who really want to learn Linux. (Perhaps also people who are bored with mainstream distributions like Ubuntu).

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MeX 13.10 64 bit Linux – for those who are impatient…

MeX logoThe system is a remaster of upcoming Ubuntu 13.10 – codenamed “Saucy Salamander”, not yet released. The original system includes the Desktop Environment Unity 7.1 (Ubuntu). I have replaced Unity with KDE 4.11.1, Gnome 3.8.4, Gnome Fallback (Classic) 3.8.4 and Razor-qt 0.5.2. Everyone can on the spot (during live operation) compare the different four Desktop Environments. The system language is ENGLISH.

Program content etc
Among many other programs LibreOffice, Thunderbird, Firefox, Brasero, Vlc, GParted, 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 September 21, 2013. See a complete list of all installed packages.

Used KERNEL
My special kernel 3.11.0-7-exton corresponding Kernel.org’s stable kernel 3.11.

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LFA (Linux For All) 13.04 64bit with Mate and five other Desktop Environments

The system is a remaster of Ubuntu 13.04 – codenamed “Raring Ringtail”, released on April 25, 2013. The original system includes the Desktop Environment Unity 7.0 (Ubuntu). I have added LXDE, Mate 1.6, Razor-qt 0.4.1 Cinnamon 1.7.4 and XBMC 12.0 (An award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub for digital media) as alternatives, so that everyone on the spot (during live operation) can compare the different six Desktop Environments. The system language is ENGLISH.

Program content etc
Among many other programs LibreOffice, Firefox, Thunderbird, Vlc 2.0.8, Blechbit, Xsane, Gecko-Mediaplayer, Google Chrome, Google Earth, Wine, Supertuxkart, Acetoneiso, VirtualBox 4.2.10, Audacity, Minitube, Clementine, Xchat, Pidgin och Teamviewer 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 September 17, 2013. See a complete list of all installed packages.

Used KERNEL
My special kernel 3.11.0-7-exton corresponding Kernel.org’s stable kernel 3.11. The original Ubuntu kernel is 3.8.0-19-generic.

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Install the latest kernel (3.11) for Ubuntu/Debian 64 bit systems

I have compiled yet another Ubuntu/Debian kernel for 64 bit systems. This time kernel 3.11.0-7-exton, equivalent to Kernel.org’s latest kernel 3.11, released 130902.

Feature OVERVIEW for the Linux 3.11 kernel

Install kernel 3.11.0-7-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 Squeeze (Debian 6). If you want to use my kernel 3.11.0-7-exton for 64bit systems, you can download it from HERE.

md5sum
for ubuntu-kernel-3.11.0-7-exton.zip, which is of 57 MB.

Installation instructions
Open the zip-file with WinZip, WinRAR or 7-Zip. Go into the folder ubuntu-kernel-64bit-3.10.0-exton and run this command:
sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.11.0-7_3.11.0-7.13_all.deb \
linux-headers-3.11.0-7-exton_3.11.0-7.13_amd64.deb \
linux-image-3.11.0-7-exton_3.11.0-7.13_amd64.deb


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

A small clarification

“My” kernel 3.11.0-7-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  /130915

Run latest (current) Slackware 64 bit with latest KDE version and kernel!

I’ve made a new version of SlackEX 14.0 Linux Live DVD (Slackware 14.0).

New features in version 130905 of SlackEX 14.0 (compared with the previous version from 130619)
I have replaced kernel 3.9.6-x86_64-exton with kernel 3.10.10-x86_64-exton with support for “extra everything”. KDE is upgraded to version 4.11.1 – latest version. All other component software is also upgraded to the latest Slackware version by now.

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Run your Slackware 64 bit system with the latest kernel – 3.10.10!

SlackwareI have compiled a very useful (as I think) 64 bit 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 huge. “My” kernel 3.10.10-x86_64-exton has even more support for new hardware, etc. Kernel 3.10.10 is the latest stable kernel available from Kernel.org. Released 20130829.

Feature OVERVIEW for the Linux 3.10 kernel

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

1. Download  linux-kernel-3.10.10-x86_64-exton.zipmd5sum
2. Unpack it with unzip linux-kernel-3.10.10-x86_64-exton.zip
3. Install it with the command installpkg linux-kernel-3.10.10-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 Legacy/Grub 2 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!