ExTiX 13 64 bit is based on Ubuntu 13.10 released on October 17, 2013. The original system includes the Desktop Environment Unity (Ubuntu). After removing Unity I have installed Gnome 3.10 and Gnome Classic 3.10 (a perfect replacement for Cinnamon). The system language is English.
I’ve replaced kernel 3.12.0-2-exton with kernel 3.12.0-7-exton (Kernel.org’s stable kernel 3.12.4, released 131209). I’ve also installed the lastest version of Vlc (version 2.1.1) from source to make it possible to run Vlc when logged in as root. All packages have been upgraded to the lastest version by 131209 – see this LIST. It is possible to install Nvidia’s proprietary drivers in ExTiX if you want or need it. Please read this instruction.
Install kernel 3.12.0-7-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 Jessie (upcoming Debian 8?). If you want to use my kernel 3.12.0-7-exton for 64bit systems, you can DOWNLOAD it from here. md5sum for ubuntu-kernel-64bit-3.12.0-7-exton.zip, which is of 61,2 MB.
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-3.12.0-7_3.12.0-7.15_all.deb \
Then: Run command sudoupdate-grub (if you use Grub2).
It is now possible to install Nvidia’s proprietary drivers if you use “my” kernel 3.12.0-7-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.
This kernel will be used in ExTiX 13 version 131209.
A small clarification
“My” kernel 3.12.0-7-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 a Ubuntu/Debian system.
WHAT IS ArchEX dual?
ArchEX 64bit/32bit dual is a new (131206) Linux live DVD based on Arch Linux. Arch motto is KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid). ArchEX uses kernel 3.12.3-1-ARCH (latest stable kernel) and the LXDE Desktop environment.
Among many other programs, Firefox 25.0.1, Gimp, 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.
BENEFITS of ArchEX/Arch Linux
“Cutting Edge”-software and speed.
Exton|Defender SRS is a Linux system available as a bootable USB stick (Slackware 14.1, 64bit – version 131203) and Live DVD (Fedora 19, 64bit – version 130726 and 130728) for administrating or repairing your system and data after a crash. Exton|Defender aims to provide an easy way to carry out admin tasks on your computer, such as creating and editing the hard disk partitions. It comes with a lot of Linux software such as system tools and basic tools (editors, Midnight Commander, network tools). Exton|Defender can, however, also be used as a normal Linux Desktop System. It requires no hard drive installation, but can easily be installed to hard drive if you want. Desktop environments: Xfce 4.10 in version 131203, Mate 1.6.1 in version 130726 and Cinnamon 1.9.1 in version 130728.
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.
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.
EXTON 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.
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 3.12.1-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).
If you want to install my kernel in your Slackware 64bit system, do this:
1. Download linux-kernel-3.12.1-x86_64-exton.zip – md5sum
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.
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.
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.