WHAT IS ArchEX dual build 141031?
ArchEX 64bit/32bit dual is a new (141031) Linux live DVD based on Arch Linux. Arch motto is KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid). ArchEX uses kernel 3.17.1-1-ARCH (latest stable kernel) and the LXDE Desktop environment.
Among many other programs, Firefox 33.0.2, Gimp 2.8.14, Wicd and GParted – see this package LIST.
INSTALLATION to hard drive
ArchEX can easily be installed to hard drive of those who so desire. Use ArchEX Installer. I.e. while running ArchEX live from the DVD.
Arch Linux/ArchEX are rolling distributions, which implies that once you have installed the system on the hard drive there is no need for re-installations (which otherwise is common in the Linux world).
Screenshot – ArchEX LXDE Desktop (running Spotify)
BENEFITS of ArchEX/Arch Linux
“Cutting Edge”-software and speed.
ExTiX 14.2 has been downloaded more than 1700 times (!?) since DistroWatch.com wrote about the new version yesterday (141025). Only from SourceForge.net. I don’t know how many times people have downloaded ExTiX from the Swedish Linux Society’s server.
ExTiX Linux Live DVD 64 bit is based on Debian Jessie/Ubuntu 14.10. The original system includes the Desktop Environment Unity (Ubuntu). After removing Unity I have installed Gnome 3.14 (in ExTiX 14.2, build 141024) respectively Razor-qt 0.5.2 (in ExTiX Light, build 141019). The system language is English in both versions of ExTiX.
NEWS ABOUT ExTiX 14.2 build 141024
ExTiX Gnome is now based on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn. Gnome has been upgraded to version 3.14. (Not in Ubuntu’s repositories). All packages have been updated to the latest version by 141024. Kernel 3.16.0-5-exton has been replaced by kernel 3.16.0-21-exton. (Kernel.org‘s kernel 3.16.4).
A brand new version of ExTiX Light
My new lighter version of ExTiX is now based on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn. It uses Razor-qt as Desktop Environment, Slim as Login Manager and kernel 3.16.0-21-exton, equivalent to Kernel.org’s stable kernel 3.16.4, released 141005. (Razor-qt is an advanced, easy-to-use, and fast desktop environment based on Qt technologies. It has been tailored for users who value simplicity, speed, and an intuitive interface). All packages in ExTiX Light 14.2 have been updated to the latest available stable version as of October 19, 2014.
NOTE about Ubuntu 14.10 “stable”
Ubuntu 14.10 is to be “officially” released 141023. The ISO files (stable) can however be downloaded already (141019).
Screenshot of the live Desktop in ExTiX Light with Razor-qt 0.5.2
ExTiX Light 14.2 can be downloaded from SourceForge.net or from the Swedish Linux Society.
CruxEX 3.1 2014 64 bit Linux Live USB is based on CRUX 3.1 (latest version, released 140716), which is all Linux enthusiasts/nerds favorite OS. (CRUX 3.1 is a lightweight Linux distribution for the x86_64 architecture targeted at experienced Linux users). CruxEX 3.1 2014 uses the LXDE Desktop environment. I have replaced the original CRUX kernel 3.12.24 with “my” special kernel 3.17.1-x86_64-cruxex, with support for “extra everything”.
Today (141017) I have compiled a new special kernel for CRUX 3.1. I call it 3.17.1-x86_64-cruxex. The CruxEX system now boot up faster than ever before. I’ve added more support for different network cards and sound cards (in the kernel).
Kernel 3.17.1 is the latest available stable kernel as of 141017. Among all installed and updated applications in CruxEX are Firefox 33.0, Gimp 2.8.14 and Wicd 22.214.171.124-4. Furthermore compilation tools so that you can install programs from source.
Install my new version of CruxEX 3.1 64bit from 141017 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. The installation to hard drive takes about 5 min. It is done during a live session.
CruxEX 3.1 2014 build 141017 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.
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 3.17.1-x86_64-exton has even more support for new hardware, etc. Kernel 3.17.1 is the latest stable kernel available from Kernel.org. Released today (141015).
Feature OVERVIEW for the Linux 3.17 kernel
If you want to install my kernel in your Slackware 64bit system, do this:
1. Download linux-kernel-3.17.1-x86_64-exton.txz – md5sum
2. Install it with the command installpkg linux-kernel-3.17.1-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!
I have made a new extra version of DebEX, which I call DebEX Gnome Live DVD. It’s a pure Debian system. It uses Gnome 3.14 (latest version) and Mate 1.8.2 (latest version) as Desktop environments. Gnome 3.14 is winning back disillusioned Linux users…
About DebEX Barebone, DebEX Gnome and DebEX KDE Linux 64 bit
All three systems/distros are a based on Debian Jessie (upcoming Debian 8). There are also certain elements of Debian Sid (unstable). Xfce 4.10.1 is used as Desktop environment in DebEX Barebone. It aims to be fast and low on system resources, while still being visually appealing and user friendly. Gnome 3.14 is used in DebEX Gnome. KDE 4.13.3 is used in DebEX KDE. DebEX Barebone uses the original Debian kernel 3.14.2-amd64 (equivalent to Kernel.org’s stable kernel 3.14.2. DebEX Gnome uses the original Debian kernel 3.16.3-amd64 (equivalent to Kernel.org’s stable kernel 3.16.3). DebEX KDE uses “my” special kernel 3.16.0-7-exton equivalent to Kernel.org’s stable kernel 3.16. The system language is English (in all three versions of DebEX).
Please note that Debian Jessie/DebEX Barebone and DebEX KDE are rolling distributions, which implies that once you have installed the systems on the hard drive there is no need for re-installations (which otherwise is common in the Linux world). This means, for example, that you can go on and install Gnome 3.14 or/and KDE 4.14.1 in DebEX Barebone/KDE. I.e. the latest versions (as of 141012) of Gnome and KDE.
READ MORE about DebEX…
NEWS 141007 about Exton|OS Light Live CD – ISO file of 703 MB
I’ve made a new extra version of Exton|OS based on upcoming Ubuntu 14.10 (alias Utopic Unicorn) 64 bit with only a minimum of packages pre-installed. Among them a terminal emulator (LXTerminal), a Web Browser (Chromium), PCManFM (file manager), NetworkManager, GParted (Partition Editor) and Synaptic (Package Manager). I give you the pleasure of installing all extra packages you need after a hard disk installation of Exton|OS Light. 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. Unless you have followed my USB Install Instruction and used Boot alternative 2 – Persistent. If you have plenty of RAM you can even install big programs (such as LibreOffice) while running the system live even from CD. Exton|OS Light’s Window manager Openbox guarantees lightness and elegance.
This version of Exton|OS Light from 141007 replaces version 140910 of Exton|OS Light.
All installed packages in Exton|OS Light have been updated to the latest available version as at October 7, 2014. Study the full package list.
My special kernel 3.16.0-21-exton, equivalent to Kernel.org’s stable kernel 3.16.4, released 141005.
Feature OVERVIEW for the Linux 3.16 kernel
I have compiled yet another Ubuntu/Debian kernel for 64 bit systems. This time kernel 3.16.0-21-exton, equivalent to Kernel.org’s stable kernel 3.16.4, released yesterday (141005). It is not yet possible to compile kernel 3.17 (also released 141005) for Ubuntu systems.
Feature OVERVIEW for the Linux 3.16 kernel
Install kernel 3.16.0-21-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 Jessie (upcoming Debian 8?). If you want to use my kernel 3.16.0-21-exton for 64 bit systems, you can DOWNLOAD it from here.
md5sum for ubuntu-kernel-64bit-3.16.0-21-exton.zip, which is of 60,4 MB.
Open the zip-file with WinZip, WinRAR or 7-Zip. Or run this command: unzip ubuntu-kernel-64bit-3.16.0-21-exton.zip. Go into the folder ubuntu-kernel-64bit-3.16.0-21-exton and run this command:
sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.16.0-21_3.16.0-21.28_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 3.16.0-21-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 3.14 – 3.16 without “patches” etc.
A small clarification
“My” kernel 3.16.0-21-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.