DebEX Barebone (Debian) Live DVD with Xfce 4.12.1, kernel 4.8 and Tor Browser – Build 161009

debex-live-tor-browser-smallAbout DebEX Barebone, DebEX Gnome and DebEX KDE Linux 64 bit
All three systems/distributions are a based on Debian. DebEX KDE is based on Debian Jessie (Debian 8.6). DebEX Barebone and DebEX Gnome are based on Debian testing (Stretch) and Debian unstable (Sid). Xfce 4.12 (released 150228 after about three years work!) is used as Desktop environment in DebEX Barebone. Gnome 3.22 and Mate 1.16 are used in DebEX Gnome. KDE 4.14.2 and KDE Plasma Desktop 5:84 are used in DebEX KDE. DebEX Barebone Xfce4 and DebEX Gnome use my special kernel 4.8.0-21-exton. (Kernel 4.8). DebEX KDE uses my special kernel 4.8.0-18-exton. (Kernel 4.8-rc8). The system language is English (in all three versions of DebEX).

NEWS 161009 about DebEX Xfce4
A new version of DebEX Barebone with Xfce 4.12.1 and kernel 4.8.0-21-exton (equivalent to Kernel.org’s stable kernel 4.8) is ready. I have also installed Nvidia’s proprietary graphics driver 370.28 in this new version of DebEX Barebone. Read more about how to use it. All packages have been updated to the latest version as of October 9, 2016. DebEX Barebone is now based on Debian testing – stretch – (upcoming Debian 9) and Debian unstable – sid. I have replaced Google Chrome with Tor Browserit prevents somebody watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit, it prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical location, and it lets you access sites which are blocked. The size of the ISO file has therefore increased from 1460 MB to 1620 MB. Announcement about Xfce 4.12, released 150228: Today, after 2 years and 10 months of work, we are pleased to announce the release of the Xfce desktop 4.12, a new stable version that supersedes Xfce 4.10. This long period can only be explained by how awesome Xfce 4.10 was. But as all things, it needed some refreshing – and for that we saw lots of new contributors providing valuable feedback, features and bugfixes. As always, Xfce follows its steady pace of evolution without revolution that seems to match our users’ needs.

Runs from RAM
All three DebEX systems can run from RAM. Use Boot alternative 2 (Copy to RAM). When the system has booted up you can remove the disc (DVD) or USB stick. You’ll need at least 2 GB RAM to run DebEX from RAM. I.e. superfast! It’s absolutely the best way to enjoy a Linux live system. Especially if it is a “big” system and you have lots of RAM. (DebEX Barebone, Gnome and KDE ISO files are of 1620 MB, 1830 MB respectively 1510 MB).

SCREENSHOTS
Tor Browser running when I’m logged in as the ordinary user live. (You can’t run Tor Browser as root).
Using Samba to connect to my Windows computers

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8 thoughts on “DebEX Barebone (Debian) Live DVD with Xfce 4.12.1, kernel 4.8 and Tor Browser – Build 161009

    1. Would love to try it, but when I run the live cd it won’t connect to my wireless network and says no networks found.

      Ideas?

      1. Yes, do as I say on the INFO site.

        Wireless connections
        NOTE: In version 161009 and 161001 of DebEX I have replaced NetworkManager with Wicd to make it easier to configure wireless connections. Now just start up Wicd Client. Give your WEP/WAP password and connect. That’s it! Maybe you will have to change your network interfaces (eth0, wlan0) to for example eth1 and wlan1 in Wicd’s Preferences and click on the button Refresh before you can connect. It can then look like this. Note: DebEX Gnome uses NetworkManager. It works extremely well.

    1. Well, I gave it a try but nothing worked. Tried all suggestions but still no luck. Tried LXqt (ExTix?) and everything works fine, finds wi-fi with no issues.

      Dick

  1. iwconfig shows:

    wlan0 IEEE 802.11bgn ESSID:”ATT2i2I3v8″
    Mode:Managed Frequency:2.462 GHz Access Point: E8:33:81:66:12:B0
    Bit Rate=57.8 Mb/s Tx-Power=20 dBm
    Retry short limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
    Power Management:off
    Link Quality=53/70 Signal level=-57 dBm
    Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
    Tx excessive retries:53 Invalid misc:134 Missed beacon:0

  2. This from the Debex live cd install:

    root@debex:~# iwconfig
    enp3s0 no wireless extensions.

    lo no wireless extensions.

    enp5s0 no wireless extensions.

    wlx00c0ca59a6f9 IEEE 802.11 ESSID:off/any
    Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=0 dBm
    Retry short limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
    Encryption key:off
    Power Management:off

    root@debex:~#

    This from my regular Xubuntu 15.10 install:

    lo no wireless extensions.

    wlxc40415839bb6 IEEE 802.11bgn ESSID:”ATT2i2I3v8″
    Mode:Managed Frequency:2.462 GHz Access Point: E8:33:81:66:12:B0
    Bit Rate=21.7 Mb/s Tx-Power=20 dBm
    Retry short limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
    Power Management:off
    Link Quality=39/70 Signal level=-71 dBm
    Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
    Tx excessive retries:1 Invalid misc:155 Missed beacon:0

    eth1 no wireless extensions.

    eth0 no wireless extensions.

    dick@dick-XH61V:~$

    So, for some reason DebEx is not seeing my wireless adapter but Xubuntu does. Curious.

    Dick

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