Yet another 64 bit version of exGENT (Gentoo)!

GentooNEWS 20131129
I’ve made yet a new version (20131129) of exGENT 2013. This time for the 64 bit architecture. The new version (131129 of 990 MB) uses LXDE as Desktop environment. Used kernel: 3.12.1-gentoo-exton. Kernel 3.12.1 is the latest stable kernel available from Kernel.org. Released 20131120.

Feature OVERVIEW for the Linux 3.12 kernel

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MeX Linux 64 bit – now with KDE 4.11.3 and kernel 3.12.1 (latest)

MeX LinuxNEWS 131127
I have upgraded all installed packages to latest version and changed kernel to 3.12.0-3-exton. (Kernel.org’s latest kernel 3.12.1).

Feature OVERVIEW for the Linux 3.12 kernel

FOUR DESKTOP ENVIRONMENTS
The original system includes the Desktop Environment Unity (Ubuntu) 7.1. I have replaced Unity with KDE 4.11.3, Gnome 3.8.4, Gnome Classic 3.8.4 (which makes Cinnamon expendable) and Razor-qt 0.5.2. Everyone can on the spot (during live operation) compare the different four Desktop Environments.

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A new version of EXTON OpSuS (openSUSE) is ready!

openSUSEEXTON OpSuS 13.1 KDE is based on openSUSE 13.1, released 20131119. EXTON OpSuS KDE uses kernel 3.11.6 and KDE 4.11.3. Installed programs: Among many other programs, Firefox, Thunderbird, FileZilla, Gimp, Vlc, Network Manager, Samba client, GParted and LibreOffice. Study the full list of PACKAGES. You’ll run the system as root or as the ordinary user live. Root’s and live’s password is root/live. EXTON OpSuS can easily be installed to hard drive (of those who so desire). That is directly while running the system from a USB stick. All programs have been updated to the latest available stable version as of November 24, 2013. The system language is English.

Installing to a USB stick and/or to hard drive
After installing EXTON OpSuS 13.1 to a USB stick, you can change the system completely and then install the system to a hard drive. You can also continue to have it only on the USB stick and run EXTON OpSuS on any computer you want. If you install EXTON OpSuS on a large enough (and fast) USB pen drive, you can go ahead and install for example Cinnamon, Mate or Xfce4. All your system changes are automatically saved to the USB stick.

Why should someone choose EXTON OpSuS/openSUSE?

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Run your Slackware 64 bit system with the latest kernel – 3.12.1!

SlackwareI have compiled a very useful (as I think) 64 bit kernel for Slackware 12.0 – 14.1 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 3.12.1-exton has even more support for new hardware, etc. Kernel 3.12.1 is the latest stable kernel available from Kernel.org. Released yesterday (20131120).

Feature OVERVIEW for the Linux 3.12 kernel

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

1. Download  linux-kernel-3.12.1-x86_64-exton.zipmd5sum
2. Unpack it with unzip linux-kernel-3.12.1-x86_64-exton.zip
3. Install it with the command installpkg linux-kernel-3.12.1-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/Grub2 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!

LFA (Linux For All) 13.10 64 bit with Mate and four other Desktop Environments

The system is a remaster of Ubuntu 13.10 – codenamed Saucy Salamander, released on October 17, 2013. The original system includes the Desktop Environment Unity 7.1 (Ubuntu). I have added LXDE, Mate 1.6.0, Razor-qt 0.4.1 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 five Desktop Environments. The system language is ENGLISH.

Program content etc
Among many other programs LibreOffice, Firefox, Thunderbird, Vlc, Blechbit, Xsane, Gecko-Mediaplayer, Google Chrome, Google Earth, Acetoneiso, 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 November 20, 2013. See a complete list of all installed packages.

Used KERNEL
My special kernel 3.12.0-2-exton corresponding Kernel.org’s stable kernel 3.12. The original Ubuntu kernel is 3.11.

Feature OVERVIEW for the Linux 3.12 kernel

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A new version of EXTON Linux MultibootCD 6-OS is ready!

A new version of EXTON Linux MultibootCD 6-OS is ready. Changes: New (latest) versions of Slax, Puppy Linux, 4MLinux, Tiny Core and SliTaz. I have replaced Parted Magic with GParted.

What’s the point of running EXTON Linux MultibootCD 6-OS?
Anyone who is slightly interested in Linux and want to see how far the development of the most famous mini Linux systems have reached should try it. Naturally, also all who own older 32 bit computers that require a smaller system, which can run smoothly (quickly). Easy then to test the current systems on the CD (DVD) live to find out which one suits you (and your computer) best.

SCREENSHOT

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Install the latest stable kernel (3.12) for Ubuntu/Debian 64 bit systems

TuxI have compiled yet another Ubuntu/Debian kernel for 64 bit systems. This time kernel 3.12.0-2-exton, equivalent to Kernel.org’s latest STABLE kernel 3.12, released 131103.

Feature OVERVIEW for the Linux 3.12 kernel

Install kernel 3.12.0-2-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 3.12.0-2-exton for 64bit systems, you can DOWNLOAD it from here.

md5sum for ubuntu-kernel-64bit-3.12.0-2-exton.zip, which is of 61,2 MB.

Installation instructions
Open the zip-file with WinZip, WinRAR or 7-Zip. Go into the folder ubuntu-kernel-64bit-3.12.0-2-exton and run this command:
sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.12.0-2_3.12.0-2.5_all.deb \
linux-headers-3.12.0-2-exton_3.12.0-2.5_amd64.deb \
linux-image-3.12.0-2-exton_3.12.0-2.5_amd64.deb


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

Nvidia
It is now possible to install Nvidia’s proprietary drivers if you use “my” kernel 3.12.0-2-exton. Could be useful if you like to play games. Please read this instruction. The Nvidia drivers in for example Ubuntu’s repositories – “Current” etc. – can’t be used. It is supposed to be “impossible” to install Nvidia’s latest drivers when running kernel 3.11 – 3.12 without “patches” etc.

NOTE
This kernel is used in ExTiX 13 version 131109.

A small clarification

“My” kernel 3.12.0-2-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 a Ubuntu/Debian system.

Good luck!

exton  /131114