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ExTiX 17.2

1 Aprile 2017

ExTiX, LXQT

ExTiX

ExTiX è una distribuzione Linux basata su Ubuntu e utilizzante una versione customizzata del desktop manager GNOME 3. In passato la distribuzione è stata invece derivata da  Swiss Linux System e Debian Sid.

Versione 17.2

Questa versione contiene (in Inglese):

ABOUT
ExTiX 17.2 LXQt DVD 64 bit is based on Debian 8.7 Jessie/Debian 9 Stretch and Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak. The original system includes the Desktop Environment Unity (Ubuntu). After removing Unity I have installed LXQt 0.10.0. LXQt is the Qt port and the upcoming version of LXDE, the Lightweight Desktop Environment. It is the product of the merge between the LXDE-Qt and the Razor-qt projects: A lightweight, modular, blazing-fast and user-friendly desktop environment.

The system language is ENGLISH.

Used KERNEL
My special kernel 4.10.0-14-exton corresponding Kernel.org’s stable kernel 4.10.3. It’s the second latest stable kernel as of now.

What’s new in kernel 4.10?

NEWS ABOUT ExTiX 17.2 build 170320 with LXQt Desktop environment
1. ExTiX LXQt is based on Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak. LXQt 0.10.0 is used as Desktop environment. All packages have been updated to the latest version by 170320. Kernel 4.10.0-14-exton is used. (Kernel.org‘s kernel 4.10.3).
2. Google Chrome is used as Web Browser, which makes it possible to watch Netflix movies. It is not possible in Firefox (in Linux).
3. I have also installed BlueGriffon 2.3.1 Web Editor. BlueGriffon is a new WYSIWYG content editor for the World Wide Web. Powered by Gecko, the rendering engine of Firefox, it’s a modern and robust solution to edit Web pages in conformance to the latest Web Standards. Only to be compared with Dreamweaver. (In my opinion).
4. Other included important/useful packages are: LibreOffice, Thunderbird, GParted, Brasero, SMPlayer, GCC and other compilation tools so that you can install packages from source. Furthermore “all” multimedia codecs. Everything the average Linux user could wish for I would say.
5. I have also installed Nvidia’s proprietary graphics driver 375.39 in this new version ExTiX LXQt. It has support for the following GPUs: Quadro GP100, Quadro P4000, Quadro P2000, Quadro K1200, Quadro M6000, GeForce 920M, GeForce 930A, GeForce 930M, GeForce 940M, GeForce GTX 950M, GeForce GTX 960M and GeForce GTX TITAN X. This driver will be used automatically if your card is supported.

WHAT’S SO SPECIAL about ExTiX and especially the new version from 170320?
1. The ExTiX ISO’s are ISO-hybrids, which means that they can very easily be transferred (copied) to a USB pen drive. You can even run ExTiX from the USB stick and save all your system changes on the stick. I.e. you will enjoy persistence!
2. Another big improvement is that both ExTiX versions can run from RAM. Use Boot alternative 3 (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 ExTiX that way. Running from RAM means that the system will run faster than from DVD or USB stick. Everything will be superfast I would say!
3. All packages have been upgraded to the latest version by 170320.
4. I’ve replaced kernel 4.8.0-21-exton with kernel 4.10.0-14-exton (Kernel.org‘s stable kernel 4.10.3).
5. The installation program Ubiquity (live installer) is now working as intended. I.e. a new user (your user) will be created during the installation process.

LOG IN to LXQt
You can run ExTiX live as root (superuser) or as the ordinary user extix. Log in from Slim‘s Login Manager as root with password root in the LXQt version or as extix with no password. During a hard drive installation you will get the opportunity to create your own normal user. When logged in as extix you can use Sudo to become root. (Command: sudo su).

Install ExTiX to hard drive
Just start the install program Ubiquity from the menu (Install ExTiX 17.2). Or click on the Desktop icon Install ExTiX 17.2 when logged in as the ordinary user extix. Then just follow the instructions.

Using the Nvidia proprietary driver
If you want (and can) use Nvidia’s proprietary graphics driver 375.39 you shall boot up ExTiX using boot alternative 4 (Start in compatibility mode). Then open up a terminal and run sudo nvidia-xconfig. Log out. If you can’t reach X/Fluxbox then your card isn’t supported. Delete xorg.conf with sudo rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf and run the command startx. Or reboot your computer. After a hard drive installation of ExTiX the open source driver Nouveau will be used, since it’s “built in” in the kernel. If you want and can use Nvidia’s proprietary graphics driver 375.39 you’ll have to run the command sudo nvidia-xconfig and restart your computer. You’ll also have to change /boot/grub/grub.cfg as this example shows.

Risorse

La distribuzione può essere scaricata da:

Il sito web della distribuzione è: http://www.extix.se/

Il sito web per sviluppatori è: http://sourceforge.net/projects/extix/

Screenshot

ExTiX 17.2

ExTiX 17.2

Conclusioni

Nella live si può entrare con utente extix (senza password)

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