New features in version 140326 of SlackEX
SlackEX build 140326 comes as a ZIP-file for direct installation to an USB stick. I have replaced kernel 3.12.6-x86_64-exton with kernel 3.13.7-x86_64-exton with support for “everything”. All packages are upgraded to the latest version by now (140326). Study the full package LIST.
Install SlackEX to hard drive
Use this INSTRUCTION . You can (if you want) use Grub2 (new GRUB) as boot loader. (Slackware original still uses LILO).
Install SlackEX to an USB stick
Please read my INSTALL INSTRUCTIONS. NOTE: All system changes are PERSISTENT.
I 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 3.13.7-exton has even more support for new hardware, etc. Kernel 3.13.7 is the latest stable kernel available from Kernel.org. Released today (20140324).
Feature OVERVIEW for the Linux 3.13 kernel
If you want to install my kernel in your Slackware 64bit system, do this:
1. Download linux-kernel-3.13.7-x86_64-exton.txz – md5sum
2. Install it with the command installpkg linux-kernel-3.13.7-x86_64-exton.txz
(The kernel is packed just like Slackware’s original kernels so that everything ends up in the right place)
4. If necessary, change your Grub Legacy/Grub2 configuration
5. 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!
CruxEX 3.0 2014 64bit Linux Live USB is based on CRUX 3.0 (latest version, released 130119), which is all Linux enthusiasts/nerds favorite OS. (CRUX 3.0 is a lightweight Linux distribution for the x86-64 architecture targeted at experienced Linux users). CruxEX 3.0 2014 uses the LXDE Desktop environment. I have replaced the original CRUX kernel 3.6.11 with “my” special kernel 3.13.6-cruxex, with support for “extra everything”.
Kernel 3.13.6 is the latest available stable kernel as of 140321. Among all installed and updated applications are Firefox 28.0, Gimp 2.8.10 and Wicd. Furthermore compilation tools so that you can install programs from source.
Install my new version of CruxEX 3.0 64bit from 140321 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.
CruxEX 3.0 2014 build 140321 is – as my previous CRUX-remasters – unique in the world. I.e. there is no other CRUX Live CD/USB in any language (as far as I know). In any case, not for downloading.
Build 140317 of LFA (with five different Desktop environments) is now more stable than ever. All packages have been upgraded to the latest version by 140317.
Kernel 3.13.0-6-exton is replaced by kernel 3.13.0-17-exton corresponding Kernel.org’s stable kernel 3.13.6, released 140307. I have also replaced Ubuntu’s installation program Ubiquity with LFA Live Installer, which is a clone of Debian Live Installer. The installation to hard drive is now so simple that a 10 year old child can do it. Watch a SLIDESHOW of the hard drive installation process.
Exton|OS is based on upcoming Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit (to be released in a stable version in April 2014) and Debian Jessie.
A new and much better version of Exton|OS is ready. I have replaced kernel 3.13.0-9-exton with kernel 3.13.0-17-exton. (Kernel.org‘s latest stable kernel 3.13.6, released 140307). I have also replaced Ubuntu’s installation program Ubiquity with Exton|OS Installer, which is a clone of Debian Live Installer. The installation to hard drive is now so simple that a 10 year old child can do it. Watch a SLIDESHOW of the hard drive installation process.
All packages have been updated to the latest available version as at Mars 12, 2014. Study the full package list.
See a screenshot of Exton|OS’s Mate Desktop
I have compiled yet another Ubuntu/Debian kernel for 64 bit systems. This time kernel 3.13.017-exton, equivalent to Kernel.org’s latest STABLE kernel 3.13.6, released 140307.
Feature OVERVIEW for the Linux 3.13 kernel
Install kernel 3.13.0-17-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 Jessie (upcoming Debian 8?). If you want to use my kernel 3.13.0-17-exton for 64bit systems, you can DOWNLOAD it from here.
md5sum for ubuntu-kernel-64bit-3.13.0-17-exton.zip, which is of 62,5 MB.
Open the zip-file with WinZip, WinRAR or 7-Zip. Or run this command: unzip ubuntu-kernel-64bit-3.13.0-17-exton.zip. Go into the folder ubuntu-kernel-64bit-3.13.0-17-exton and run this command:
sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.13.0-17_3.13.0-17.37_all.deb \
Then: Run command sudo update-grub (if you use Grub2).
It is possible to install Nvidia’s proprietary drivers if you use “my” kernel 3.13.0-17-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 – 3.13 without “patches” etc.
A small clarification
“My” kernel 3.13.0-17-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 a Ubuntu/Debian system.
I have released a new version of ExTiX 14 today (140308). Corrected minor errors and come to grips with a problem with Apt. ExTiX is now (hopefully) totally error-free. I have also upgraded all packages to the latest version as of 140308.
Kernel 3.13.0-9-exton has been replaced by kernel 3.13.0-17-exton. All packages have been upgraded to the latest version by 140319 and some small system errors have been corrected.
Version 140306, 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.
I have corrected some minor errors. LFA is now more stable than ever. All packages have been upgraded to the latest version by 140306.
Who is LFA for?
All who like Ubuntu/Debian. In addition, anyone who wants to run a Linux system from an USB stick and saving system changes on the stick. A hard disk installation thus becomes “unnecessary”. Especially as you can run LFA super fast in RAM. (You’ll need then at least 2 GB of RAM in your computer). Furthermore, anyone who wants a “ready to go” Linux system. “All” necessary programs are pre-installed in LFA. The LFA ISO-file is of 1610 MB. Ubuntu original is of about 900 MB.
MeX Linux is based on Linux Mint. (I.e. Linux Mint 16 – codenamed “Petra“, released 20131130 and on Ubuntu 13.10 – codenamed “Saucy Salamander”, released 20131017).
All packages in MeX Linux have been upgraded to the latest version by 140301. Cairo-Dock has been added. The most important change is that I have replaced the install program Ubiquity with MeX Installer. The installation to hard drive is now so simple that a 10 year old child can do it. Watch a SLIDESHOW of the hard drive installation process.
Watch a screenshot – MeX Cinnamon 2.0 Desktop with Dairo-Dock