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Welcome to antiX.

About antiX

antiX is a fast, lightweight and easy to install linux live CD distribution based on Debian Stable for Intel-AMD x86 compatible systems. antiX offers users the "antiX Magic" in an environment suitable for old and new computers. So don't throw away that old computer yet! The goal of antiX is to provide a light, but fully functional and flexible free operating system for both newcomers and experienced users of Linux. It should run on most computers, ranging from 256MB old PIII systems with pre-configured swap to the latest powerful boxes. 256MB RAM is recommended minimum for antiX. The installer needs minimum 2.7GB hard disk size. antiX can also be used as a fast-booting rescue cd. Special XFCE editions made in collaboration with the MEPIS Community called MX-15 "Fusion" (released 24 December 2015) and MX-14 "Symbiosis" (released March 24, 2014) are also available.

At the moment antiX-15 "Killah P" comes as a full distro (c670MB), a base distro (c560MB) and a core-libre distro (c220MB) for 32 bit and 64 bit computers. For those who wish to have total control over the install, use antiX-core and build up.

Present released antiX-15.1 versions, 19 February 2016: isos and md5sum files available 'Killah P'

To get a taste of antiX-15, watch the video by dolphin_oracle:

Useful documentation:antiX-FAQ Live boot menu options Detailed guide to antiX-live MX wiki MX Users Manual

Donate: If you would like to help out with the development of antiX by donating money, go here. PayPal-Euros PayPal-US Dollars

Added on 21 January 2015. For the moment, send donations here:

MX-15 "Fusion" editions released on 24 December 2015 can be downloaded from here:

Help us to help you! MX-15 Fundraiser


This wiki has had new account creation disabled due to spam. If you wish to have an account on this wiki so you can add or update content you will be required to visit the antiX forum so an account can be made for you.

Old News

24 June 2016

antiX-16 coming very soon

Have a watch of the promo video made by dolphin_oracle

anticapitalista, 24 June 2016, Thessaloniki

14 June 2016

antiX-16-RC1-full available

Full versions are available for both 32 and 64 bit processors. Both iso files fit on a cd.

This is just a newsflash just to let users know that we think we are very close to releasing antiX-16.

Main changes from previous betas is that firefox-esr is now the default browser and we ship with a 4.4.10 antiX custom kernel.

Still using udev since eudev (or our build of it) causes some delays on newer hardware.

eudev is available in the repo, but we will not ship with it for this release.

We aim to fully use eudev for antiX-17 stretch versions.

anticapitalista, 14 June 2016, Thessaloniki

27 April 2016

antiX-16-b2.1-full available

Full versions are available for both 32 and 64 bit processors. Both iso files fit on a cd.

Those who have antiX-16-b1 iso files can patch it to b2.1 by downloading the patch and using xdelta3. [1]

This mainly fixes bugs found during beta1 testing.

  • 4.4.8 antiX custom kernel
  • back to udev since eudev version causes long startup delay on some newer laptops with bluetooth
  • qpdfview replaced by Evince (uses less RAM)
  • bleachbit removed
  • njam game removed
  • cherrytree hierarchical note taking application added
  • Corrected icewm start icon
  • Task bar volumeicon colour to match dark or light theme. Default is now Black Gnome
  • Dark theme (F6) also changes default wallpaper and geany theme
  • Geany theme back to default
  • 1-to-1 Assistance and 1-to-1 Voice included in metapackage-installer
  • Fixed the broken Libreoffice5 option in metapackage-installer
  • Pull Firefox and its localised files in metapackage-installerfrom mozilla
  • Removed Install icon when running Spacefm desktop live. Install from the menu. username:demo password:demo
  • Fixed bug in the installer that automatically logs user in (even if the button was not checked)
  • If xorg.conf is used whn running live, it will carry over to install
  • Username does not appear at login screen once installed
  • connectshares and wicd-client monitor added to desktop-session startup file (but commented #)
  • live2usb (antixsusb) script caters for efi booting
  • livestreamer rebuilt since version in jessie is broken
  • Removed pretty colours for calculator in .Xresources
  • Added the 4328 pciid as an id that can unblacklist the b43 driver in BroadcomStartup script
  • Updated block-advert script
  • rc.local file made executable
  • Improvements and refinements to localize-repo script

Get files from here:


anticapitalista, 27 April 2016, Thessaloniki.

12 April 2016

antiX-16-b1-full available

Full versions are available for both 32 and 64 bit processors. Both iso files fit on a cd.

Those who have antiX-16-a1_386-full can patch it to b1 by downloading the patch and using xdelta3. [2]

Quite a few changes to a1. Here is a full description.

  • Installer should be prettier to look at without losing its functionality. This is a work in progress.
  • Many changes when running antiX live

We make use of the LiveUSB to save information even if home or root persistence are not enabled. The goal is to make the LiveUSB more convenient without sacrificing user control. Such saved information includes:

   1) LiveUSB-Storage Feature
   2) SaveState Feature
   3) BIOS Bootloader "F8 Save" --> save
   4) UEFI Bootloader "Customize (with text menus)"
   5) Sticky boot options

  • LiveUSB-Storage Feature

LiveUSB-Storage directories are created for the root user and the demo users. This gives you easy, direct access to store files on the LiveUSB without having to enable persistence. The only size limitation is the size of the LiveUSB partition You can disable this with the "nostore" cheat.

  • SaveState Feature

The savestate feature saves a few files across reboots. For example files for wicd are saved so the system will remember your wireless networks and passwords. You control which files get saved by editing the list in /live/antiX/state/general-state-files and /live/antiX/state/machine-state-files. The general files are saved and restored across machines while the machine files are saved and restored for each machine so each machine can have its own copy.

  • Sticky LiveUSB boot options

In addition, several options automatically become "sticky" (remembered across reboots) even if persistence is not enabled. There are:

   automount        Automatically mount partitions when plugged-in***
   mount=usb        Mount all USB partitions at boot-time***
   mount=all        Mount ALL partitions at boot-time***
   desktop=xxxxx    Saves the last desktop you selected***
   savestate        Enables saving state files
   nosavestate      Disable saving state files
   nostore          Disable the LiveUSB-Storage feature
   dostore          Enable the LiveUSB-Storage feature

For example, if you don't want the LiveUSB-Storage feature enabled then you just need to select "nostore" once from the "F4 Options" menu. The feature will stay disabled until you use the "dostore" boot option.

  • F4 Options --> automount should work now

File systems that use FUSE (ntfs-3g and exfat) will still need to be mounted manually. Even FUSE file systems will get mounted at boot-time with "mount=usb" and "mount=all" boot options.

  • The Live UEFI bootloader has been improved

There is now a Save option when you select "Customize boot (text menus)". It works like the F8 Save menu in the BIOS bootloader. If a Windows UEFI bootloader is detected in the first partition of the first hard drive then we offer an option to chain load to windows. Various console resolutions are available in the bootloader menu. You can also adjust the resolution manually when you edit an entry.

  • The nosysv=xxx option has been renamed to disable=xxx

(although "nosysv" should still work). The services that are disabled are no longer printed to the screen, instead they are listed in the file /etc/live/config/disabled.

  • The live boot is less chatty with fewer bogus errors and warnings

You can make the startup even more terse by using the "verb=4" cheat. This may not be fully compatible with some of the advanced LiveUSB options.

  • The default retry time has increased from 10 to 15 seconds

This is how long we look for the linuxfs file before giving up. If you use the "failsafe" option then it is set to 30 seconds. The default retry time for finding a frugal or persistence partition is still 10 seconds. You can adjust all of these times with "try=xx".

Get files from here:


anticapitalista, 12 April 2016, Thessaloniki.

15 March 1016

antiX-16-a1_386-full available

32 bit full version only at the moment. NB: This is an Alpha build

There aren't too many differences under the hood between this version and the 15/15.1 release.

Main differences are:

  • 4.4.2 kernel so those cheap netbooks that have flooded the market will work correctly (many need 4.3 kernel and later)
  • UEFI support in the installer. Work in progress and works for 64 bit only.

antiX-16, although based on Debian Jessie, uses sysvinit and eudev.

We are proudly systemd-free!

Defaults to IceWM with a Rox desktop. F6 at live boot gives the user many options.

For those with very old laptops/desktops, the lightest option in terms of RAM usage is JWM.

The min-* options do not use a desktop and no wallpaper to keep RAM usage down to a bare minimum.

Please test on real hardware as well as in VBox.

We are particularly interested in finding out how well the iso-snapshot app works as well as running live with persistence and remastering the running live session.

Users happy with antiX-15 have no need to replace it with this version.


anticapitalista, 15 March 2016, Thessaloniki.

20 February 2016

antiX-16-sid available

These are for experienced users only. The isos are labelled as alpha.

Basically it is antiX-core plus xorg (needed to keep it free from systemd). eudev replaces udev.

It even installs a systemd-free xfce and kde.

  • sysvinit - no systemd!, no libsystemd0!, no udev-systemd!
  • kernel: 4.3.0-custom
  • gcc5 and cpp-5
  • xorg: 1:7.7+13
  • xterm
  • ceni and dhclient to connect to net
  • elinks browser
  • irssi chat
  • antiX live remaster and persistence scripts
  • rsync
  • smxi/inxi scripts


anticapitalista, 20 February 2016, Thessaloniki.

19 February 2016

antiX-15.1 available

Security and bugfix upload of antiX-15 now available.

There is no need for existing users of antiX-15 to download this iso since all security and bugfixes are in the repositories. Simply do an apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade

We are working on antiX-16. antiX-16 will have more feature enhancements and is due to be released in June 2016.


anticapitalista, 19 February 2016, Thessaloniki.

24 December 2015

MX-15 available

We are extremely pleased to announce the release of MX-15 (codename Fusion) based on the reliable and stable Debian Jessie (8.2) with extra enhancements and up to date applications provided by our packaging team.

Just like MX-14, this release defaults to sysVinit (though systemd is available once installed -but see known issues below).

Available in 32 and 64 bit.

The 32 bit version ships with 2 stable 3.16 Debian kernels (pae and non-pae), while the 64 bit comes with the more recent kernel 4.2 Debian backports kernel to cater for newer hardware.

Both iso files weigh in at around 1GB in size.

  • For 32 bit users, download MX-15.01_386.iso. It fixes a bug found that meant the non-pae kernel did not boot when used live (on cd/dvd/usb). It works fine installed.
  • For those using MX-15_386.iso installed there is no need to download the new iso.
  • For users running live, best to apply the patch to the old iso.

So what does it include?


  • Xfce 4.12
  • Automatic enabling of Broadcom drivers b43 and b44
  • UEFI installer (64bit, experimental)
  • Details: type in terminal inxi -F

Advanced LiveUSB

  • Run in Live mode in 10 languages
  • Easy Live-remaster to make a custom LiveUSB
  • Three forms of Live persistence
  • Easy "frugal" install option
  • Automatic check of all LiveUSB file systems for integrity


  • Browser: Firefox 43.0
  • Video Player: VLC 2.2.1-2
  • Music Manager/Player: Clementine 1.2.3
  • Email client: Thunderbird 38.4
  • LibreOffice
  • Expanded Settings Manager

One-click Extras with MX Package Installer

  • Children: Preschool, Primary, etc.
  • Graphics: Gimp, ImageMagik, Inkscape, etc.
  • Network: Skype, Dropbox, etc.
  • Office: GnuCash, Adobe Reader, Calibre, latest LibreOffice 5 etc.
  • System: KDE, LXDE, MATE, etc.
  • Audio: Audacity, DeaDBeeF, Pithos, etc.
  • Video: DVDStyler, MPlayer, OpenShot, etc
  • Kernel: Fallback Debian 3.16, latest Liquorix 4.3
  • Development: deb packaging tools, git tools, QT5 Development Environment
  • Games: PlayOnLinux, Steam, Supertux, Supertuxkart, etc
  • Language: Localisation of applications such as firefox, thunderbird, libreoffice
  • Miscellaneous: VirtualBox, GoogleEarth, Wine, java,

MX Original Apps

  • Apt Notifier
  • Boot Repair
  • Broadcom Manager
  • Check Apt GPG
  • Codecs Installer
  • Find Shares
  • Flash Manager
  • Package Installer
  • Switch User
  • User Manager
  • Persistence/Remaster
  • Create Live USB
  • Sound Card

User Experience

  • Stable
  • Easy and flexible installation
  • Excellent hardware recognition
  • Configuration automatic for most users
  • One-click change of panel orientation
  • One-click enabling of Event sounds
  • Important applications updated regularly by Community
  • MX Tools dashboard for easy access to MX apps
  • Localization for MX apps in many languages
  • Great help through video set
  • Full Users Manual onboard and online
  • Excellent support on a friendly forum

Known issues

  • There have been some problems reported with the 64-bit graphics driver with some Intel hardware (IvyBridge, Sandy Bridge, and Bay Trails). If you experience problems on one of these systems then we suggest you use the 32-bit version of MX-15 for now or try installing an earlier kernel (pre-4 releases). When the 64-bit graphics driver gets fixed will will issue an update. The "F6 Failsave" --> "safe video" options should get you working graphics without acceleration or high resolution.
  • If for some inexplicable reason user wants to try out systemd as shown in the Advanced boot menu, you will need to remove rtkit while in sysvinit first, otherwise you will not get mouse/keyboard at systemd desktop. You will then need to set up systemd to work best with your hardware. MX devs strongly advise users to keep to the default sysVinit.
  • On 32 bit iso, non-pae kernel version does not boot. A fix is on its way or boot using pae kernel, install and then use the non-pae kernel. Fixed with MX-15.01_386.iso

To install to usb in Windows, use Rufus not Unetbootin.

I would like to thank the antiX/MX development team for all their hard work in getting MX-15 released to such a high standard. This also includes the translators and alpha/beta testers.


anticapitalista, 24 December 2015, Thessaloniki.

26 November 2015

antiX-15.1 alpha1 available for testing

Alpha build of antiX-15 jessie

  • eudev
  • sysvinit
  • 4.2.1 kernel
  • upgrades and bug fixes from antiX-15 release

Get them from here:

Please send feedback to


anticapitalista, 26 November 2015, Thessaloniki.

30 June 2015

antiX-15 available

A lot of time and work was spent getting antiX-15 (Killah P) ready for stable release; we hope you like it.

As with previous releases, antiX-15 comes in 3 flavours for 32 and 64 bit processors all fitting on a cd. antiX-full (667MB) -4 windows managers - IceWM(default), fluxbox, jwm and herbstluftwm antiX-base (567MB) -3 windows managers - fluxbox(default), jwm and herbstluftwm antiX-core-libre (222MB) - no X. Just enough to get you connected (wired) and ready to build.

antiX-base and antiX-core versions use gzip compression of the squashfs/linuxfs file which means a faster boot to desktop with less RAM usage, but file size is approximately 80MB larger. antiX-full uses xz compression.

antiX has been designed to be fast, light on resources and flexible.

Install it to harddrive, run it live from a stick or run as a frugal install on a partion.

Want to run antiX on a usb device with persistence? antiX does this simply and effectively.

Want to remaster your running live system? antiX makes this easy.

Want to create an iso file of your installed to hard drive system? Yes, antiX has this feature too.

Want to run live on a box with UEFI bootloader? antiX can do this. Use UNetbootin and a fat32 filesystem.

The choice is yours!

So, what does antiX include?


  • Based on Debian Jessie, but without systemd nor systemd-shim.
  • Customised 4.0.5 kernel with fbcondecor splash
  • 'daves-desktop' organises the desktop-session
  • libreoffice 4.3.3
  • iceweasel 31.7.0esr
  • claws-mail 3.11.1-3
  • xmms -for audio
  • gnome-mplayer - for playing video
  • smtube - play youtube videos without a using a browser
  • streamlight-antix - new application to stream videos with very low RAM usage.

File managers and desktop:

  • spacefm
  • rox-filer

Convert your video and audio files with:

  • winff
  • asunder

Connect to the net with

  • wicd
  • ceni
  • or gnome-ppp if you are still on dial-up


  • geany
  • leafpad

Tools for remastering and creating snapshots of installed system:

  • iso-snapshot
  • remaster tools
  • Unetbootin
  • antix2usb


  • grub-customizer -as it says, customise your grub menu
  • hexchat - gui chat
  • luckybackup - excellent backup tool. There's nothing lucky about it!
  • simple-scan - for scanning documents
  • transmission-gtk - torrent downloader
  • wingrid-antix - Turn the stacking window managers into tilers.
  • xf86-video-sis-antix - added since it is not in Debian jessie
  • Xfburn for burning cd/dvd
  • connectshares-antix for network shares
  • droopy-antix - an easy way to transfer files over the net.
  • flashplugin-nonfree - flash video
  • install-meta-antix - install applications easily and safely
  • antiX Control Centre - An easy way to

Why not try out our included cli apps:

  • Editors: nano and vim
  • Newsreader: newsbeuter
  • Chat: irssi
  • Audio player: mocp
  • Video player: mpv
  • Email: alpine
  • Audio ripper: abcde
  • Torrent: rtorrent
  • Cd burner: cdw
  • Writer: Wordgrinder

And lots more for you to discover!

Get the iso files from here:

For those of you that have rc1.1, you can apply the uploaded delta patch (only 36MB)

Many thanks to all who worked, tested, promoted and helped antiX.

  • BitJam
  • Dave
  • Translators at antiX Launchpad
  • rokytnji, masinick, Dave, dark-D, dolphin_oracle, rust collector, Alanarchy, skidoo, SamK, peregrine, lagopus, jdmeaux1952, male, spaceman, james c, jerry, fatmac, balloon, chrispop99, Shay, kmathern and others I may have forgotten for testing, contributing to antiX and promoting antiX as widely as possible.
  • SliTaz for mountbox.
  • old sidux team for install-meta package.
  • Maato for volumeicon
  • Michael Deelwater for burniso.
  • for
  • tradetaxfree for zram script.
  • for
  • SamK for, JWM conguration files, droopy, Connectshares, streamlight, wingrid
  • Adrian for mx-snapshot on which iso-snapshot is heavily based and the gui installer.
  • kexolino for the default wallpaper Wooden as well as Consuming_the_light_side and pier

not forgetting, of course,

  • antiX Community
  • MEPIS Community
  • Debian team and volunteers.
  • All software developers.

and all users, testers, suggesters, torrent seeders and friends at antiX and MEPIS forums.

and many more...


These are considered very minor.

1. Installer does not carry over the vga chosen at live boot, FIXED in new installer. Do an apt-get dist-upgrade before installation.

2. Live UEFI with persistence HOW TO FIX: On your usb device (or in your frugal folder), go to /boot/grub/grub.cfg file and change all instances of gfxpayload=text to gfxpayload=keep

anticapitalista, 30 June 2015, Thessaloniki.

23 March 2015

MX-14.4 "Symbiosis" available

Get it from here:


Upgraded bugfix versions (pae and non-pae) of MX-14 are now available. This version has fixed some bugs found in MX-14.3 and Debian upstream.

MX-14.4 is based on Debian Wheezy uses sysVinit so MX-14.4 offers a rock-solid systemd-free experience for those who would prefer to stick with sysVinit. MX is designed to be fast, stable and light on resources. MX-14 series will be supported until the end of life of Debian Wheezy.

Bugfix and upgrade release including quite a few new enhancements.

What applications are used?

  • Clementine for music
  • vlc for video
  • full libreoffice suite
  • iceweasel for web browsing
  • claws-mail for email
  • mirage for looking at your images
  • minitube to watch youtube videos
  • qpdfview for viewing pdf files
  • synaptic package manager
  • MX-Tools - a set of handy tools to simplify many user tasks.
  • many more ..

All fitting on a cd!

Features/changes since MX-14.3

  • xfce4-12 - hot off the shelf!
  • xfce4-power-manager-plugin added
  • xfce4-dict added
  • Thunar1.6.6 - we also added a couple of useful custom actions
  • Still using the 3.14-0.bpo.2 kernel
  • MX-Tools
  • iceweasel upgraded to version 31.5.3esr-1~deb7u1
  • claws-mail updated to version 3.11.1
  • upgraded xscreensaver that removes the annoying 'reminder' pop-up
  • further improvements to localisation.

Beautification: We made a couple of changes to beautify MX.

  • faenza-cupertino-mini-icons
  • Zukitwo theme


  • Updated the User Manual. A great deal of work was put into this. Many thanks to those involved.

Known issues:

  • Checking the initrd.gz md5sum on MX-14.4-non-pae.iso gives a negative. Don't worry. The initrd.gz is fine, the md5sum included is wrong. The correct md5sum for initrd.gz is: 9685d4bb423b08ce230d717e9bd0e396

My thanks to all who worked on this release. Much appreciated.

Have fun!

anticapitalista, Thessaloniki, 23-03-2015

12 November 2013

New bug-fix kernels available

For those using antiX-13 series with the 3.7.10 kernel, you should update to the latest in the antiX stable repositories. The updated kernel fixes the bug of building applications that need to be built with Wheezy's libs and gcc.

Without going into detail, if you want to run antiX-13 series fixed to the Wheezy repository and want to install for example Virtualbox and nvidia drivers, you MUST install the latest 3.7.10.antix.7 kernel for your architecture for each application to build.

If you are running Testing or Sid repos, it is not needed. Users can also install much more up to date kernels. 3.11.5 is available and 3.12.0 is being worked on.

The kernel must be installed manually.

Here is the way to do it in a root terminal.

Your antix.list in etc/apt/sources.d should look like this:

   # Use with Debian Wheezy repository. Set as default for antiX-13.2.
   deb stable main 
   # Use with Debian Testing (or Sid) repositories.
   #deb testing main

32 bit:

   apt-get update && apt-get install linux-image-3.7.10-antix.7-486-smp linux-headers-3.7.10-antix.7-486-smp

64 bit:

   apt-get update && apt-get install linux-image-3.7.10-antix.7-amd64-smp linux-headers-3.7.10-antix.7-amd64-smp

Then you will need to update the grub menu. This is if using default antiX grub.


For a gui way to do this using synaptic, see the post by pcpavnz here:

05 November 2013

Updated antiX-13: 13.2 released

November 05, 2013

The antiX team is pleased to announce the second update of antiX-13 full version for 32 and 64 bit (codename "Luddite") based on Debian Stable/Wheezy. This update includes those made upstream in Debian Wheezy ( and various bugfixes specific to antiX. We have also included some new user-requested features for you to enjoy.

antiX changes:

To fit on a cd, some applications had to go. Of course, they can be installed using apt-get/synaptic.

  • Upgraded 3.7.10 kernel to include zRAM as requested by users.
  • alsa-oss removed.
  • exoodles removed.
  • gigolo removed.
  • gnome-cupertino-themes removed.
  • mhwaveedit removed.
  • ndisgtk removed.
  • ndiswrapper-common removed.
  • ndiswrapper-utils removed.
  • nfs-common removed.
  • osmo removed.
  • oss-compat removed.
  • pyneighborhood removed.
  • rpcbind removed.
  • zukitwo-themes removed.
  • bleachbit added.
  • firmware-ipw2x00 added.
  • photoprint added.


  • Connectshares - various improvements and fixes.
  • Fixed broken persistence with toram option.
  • Corrected old antiX repo mistake in 32 bit full version.
  • Fixed various jwm menu bugs.
  • Links to rox manual fixed in menus and documentation.
  • Changes to volume now saved when using persistence.

What's new!:

  • antiX repository now split into stable and testing. New address too.
  • Restructured menus for IceWM, JWM and fluxbox to be matched.
  • Tidied up menus.
  • Various enhancements to Rox-filer.
  • Included a script in antiX-Control Centre to set screen blanking.
  • Included Test Audio to the antiX-Control Centre.
  • Extra option in F4 live boot option for usb1.1 boot.
  • F5 live boot options changed to default, vesa, safe.
  • Option to set autologin when using the gui or cli installer.
  • IceWM-Control Centre matches style of antiX-Control Centre.

Users of antiX-13(.1) can just simply upgrade via apt.

  • apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade

The new antiX repository should get updated automatically. If not, here is the new repo.

 # Use with Debian Wheezy repository. Set as default for antiX-13.2.
 deb stable main  
 # Use with Debian Testing (or Sid) repositories.
 #deb testing main 

and to make the following changes.

New kernel:

32 bit

 apt-get update && apt-get install linux-image-3.7.10-antix.5-486-smp linux-headers-3.7.10-antix.5-486-smp && update-grub

64 bit

 apt-get update && apt-get install linux-image-3.7.10-antix.5-amd64-smp linux-headers-3.7.10-antix.5-amd64-smp && update-grub

There is also a 3.11.5 kernel (gnu-libre and 'normal') available in the antiX repositories.

Menu changes:

  • Backup your ~/.icewm, ~/.jwm and ~/.fluxbox folders and also ~/.jwmrc
  • Copy /etc/skel/.icewm, /etc/skel/.jwm and /etc/skel/.fluxbox to ~/.icewm, ~/.jwm and ~/.fluxbox repectively.
  • Copy /etc/skel/.jwmrc to ~/.jwmrc
  • Remove the installer line at the end of each of the ~/.icewm, ~/.jwm and ~/.fluxbox menu files.

Connectshares changes:

  • Backup your ~/.config/connectshares folder.
  • Copy /etc/skel/.config/connectshares to ~/.config/connectshares

Rox enhancements:

  • Backup your ~/.config/ and ~/.config/ folders.
  • Copy /etc/skel/.config/ and menus2 files to ~/.config/
  • Copy /etc/skel/.config/ to ~/.config/


  • Backup your ~/.gtkrc-2.0 and ~/.gtkrc-2.0.mine (if it exists) files.
  • Copy /etc/skel/.gtkrc-2.0 and /etc/skel/.gtkrc-2.0.mine to ~/.gtkrc-2.0 and ~/.gtkrc-2.0.mine respectively.

A script to automate this will be made available.

anticapitalista, 05 November 2013, Thessaloniki

11 October 2013

If running antiX with Debian Testing and/or Sid repos, beware that an apt-get dist-upgrade will fail to install spacefm-common and a reboot will leave you out of X and probably with no network connection.

To fix or avoid, do apt-get -f install afterwards and you may need to reset your network using ceni.

It is also advisable to remove oss-compat as it causes a long delay when booting.

03 October 2013

Latest upgrade to antiX-13.1 full fixes a bug in the /etc/apt/sources.list.d/antix.list (dev was in the repo line and it is now removed- thanks SamK for spotting it). However, youtube-viewer-antix may have got upgraded to the latest version. If you are using stable repos, this will break youtube-viewer.

Simple fix if broken:

apt-get purge youtube-viewer-antix

apt-get update (make sure your antix.list does NOT have dev and debian.list is set to stable/wheezy)

apt-get install youtube-viewer-antix

If you were running antiX with testing repos, youtube-viewer probably broke a while back, but the latest should fix it. It needs perl 5.18

20 June 2013

Updated antiX-13: 13.1 released

June 20th, 2013

The antiX team is pleased to announce the first update of antiX-13 (codename "Luddite") based on Debian Stable/Wheezy. This update includes those made upstream in Debian Wheezy ( and various bugfixes specific to antiX.

antiX Bugfixes:

  • 64 bit kernel recompiled so non-free drivers will build in Wheezy.
  • 64 bit alert message when booting 32 bit iso fixed.
  • 'ghost' window fix in IceWM.
  • gui installer should write correct grub entries for any other installed OS.
  • gui installer should set correct keyboard.
  • more options to enable/disable services at boot.
  • added cdw and calcurse to IceWM menu.
  • fixed missing icons from IceWM menu.
  • gufw firewall configuration fixed.
  • permissions of antiX applications set to root:root.
  • extra /lib/modules directory removed from live initrd.gz.
  • more informative live /init error messages.
  • added French translation to antixsources application.
  • added double size xmms bugfix to xmms-plugins
  • added more options to live fast boot cheats.

Users of antiX-13 can just simply upgrade via apt.

  • apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade

and to make changes to the IceWM menu, simply copy the menu in /etc/skel/.icewm to ~/.icewm/ and remove the installer line at the end.

anticapitalista, 20 June 2013, Thessaloniki

02 June 2013

antiX-13 'Luddite' available.

10 months on from the release of antiX-12 series, we are pleased to announce the release of our antiX-13 series, code name Luddite.

NEW! - 64bit versions of core, base and full!

3 flavours available:

full (c690MB) - features 4 windows managers! IceWM(default), Fluxbox, JWM (all with or without a Rox or SpaceFM desktop) and wmii (pre-configured to get users started). LibreOffice 4 suite, EPDFView, osmo provide for office needs. Iceweasel 22 for browsing the Net and Claws-mail is included as our email client. XMMS is the default audio player, Streamtuner2 for audio streaming and gnome-mplayer defaults for video. File management is via Rox-filer and the new SpaceFM. Gucview for webcam, synaptic for gui package management, Yad, lots of useful scripts (eg smxi/inxi) and many other changes including the ability to create a live.iso snapshot of an installed system (thanks to the refracta-snapshot application). There are loads of applications available for a complete desktop experience, including many cli alternatives to the gui versions eg moc for audio, irssi for chat, mplayer for video, elinks for Internet browsing, and it all fits on a 700MB cd! We are still using grub-legacy, but users are free to install grub2 if they wish.

base (c400MB) - features Fluxbox, JWM and wmii. Iceweasel 22, base edition of antiX-control-centre, rox-filer, SpaceFM with udevil.

core (c135MB) - no X, cli-installer only. NOTE This is libre.

All use Debian Wheezy repos by default and all applications upgraded via Debian 'Wheezy' repositories up to 01 June 2013.

All versions use kernel 3.7.10 - customised for antiX to allow booting with PI and AMD K5/K6 CPUs.

A 3.9.2 kernel is also available in the antiX repositories.

All built from scratch using debootstrap and our live build scripts.

So, what's new in antiX-13?

Lots! Explore!

  • 64 bit flavour as well as 32 bit.
  • iceweasel-22.0 browser.
  • LibreOffice-4.
  • improved boot times, particularly when running live.
  • safer and faster shutdown, especially in live use.
  • customised live boot menu.
  • SpaceFM desktop integration.
  • live remaster scripts improved.
  • improvements to the antiX snapshot application.
  • dynamic fstab when running live.
  • xfs, jfs, ext2, btrfs file systems available in installers.
  • mupdf, a very fast and light pdf reader, included.
  • more options in meta-installer.
  • all ISO files built using antiX-build scripts to enable consistency and freshness.
  • many more!

All apps: apt-get dist-upgrade on 01 June 2013.

Some quick advice:

1. Choose your language before installation by pressing F2 at live boot grub.

2. Choose your prefered timezone by pressing F3 at live boot grub screen.

3. Have a read of the cheat options by pressing F1 at live boot grub screen.

4. Choose your preferred desktop environment by pressing F6 at live boot grub screen.

5. Use F5 to toggle graphics options.

6. F4 has extra cheats such as md5sum check and toram.

7. Use sgfxi (or smxi) to install nvidia/ATI drivers.

8. As antiX is a 'rolling release' distro it is advisable to run regular dist-upgrades. Using apt-get or install and use aptitude (but keep to one) from the command line is recommended, as is using the smxi script. Synaptic is best used for installing/upgrading individual packages.

9. You can safely use liquorix, aptosid, siduction and Debian kernels in antiX (if you wish). Use smxi.

10. You can set the autologin feature of SLiM in antiX Control Centre. You can also toggle F1 at the login screen to choose your desired desktop.

11. To install antiX to a usb device use the antix2usb gui application, UNetbootin or use dd for isohybrid.

12. Have a read of the antiX FAQ and the 'How To' articles at the antiX main site.

Thanks to everyone involved in antiX and especially to these people for work on antiX-13:

  • BitJam
  • Dave
  • Translators at antiX Launchpad and eselma (Catalan), secipolla (Brazilian), dark-D (Romanian), clandestine (Brazilian), bozhkov (Bulgarian), atcl (German), Hannes Worst (Dutch), Sombreros (French), megatotoro (Spanish), Spartak77 (Italian), Utopia (Swedish), Hosuli (Finnish), Kuvaly (Czech), Piotr StrÄ™bski (Polish), Sergiy Gavrylov (Ukrainian), michelmassoud (Arabic), Constantine Mousafiris (Greek) and all those who contributed translations to previous releases.
  • h2 (
  • afab4, CGarces, Eino, rokytnji, masinick, Dave, dark-D, dolphin_oracle, rust collector, Alanarchy, nadir, drg, SamK, male, mroot, Eperbab, peregrine, mrt-prodz, plvera, oldhoghead, eriefisher, lagopus, julian516, secipolla and others I may have forgotten for testing, contributing to antiX and promoting antiX as widely as possible.
  • SliTaz for mountbox.
  • old sidux team for install-meta package.
  • Maato for volumeicon
  • carlops for hosting antiX at mepisimo.
  • lassekongo83 for the GTK3 theme Zukitwo.
  • David B. Cortarello for ktsuss.
  • Trizen for youtube-viewer.
  • Michael Deelwater for burniso.
  • David M. Thompson for exoodles.
  • for
  • tradetaxfree for zram script.
  • for
  • SamK for and JWM conguration files.
  • refracta team for snapshot scripts.

All artwork is from one of the following sources.

not forgetting, of course,

  • antiX Community
  • MEPIS Community
  • Debian team and volunteers.
  • All software developers.

and all users, testers, suggesters, torrent seeders and friends at antiX and MEPIS forums.

and many more...

anticapitalista Thessaloniki 02 June 2013.

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You may want to make some changes to the sources.list files to get a location closer to where you are.

antiX-15 - edit /etc/apt/sources.list.d/antix.list

Ecuador, South America

 deb jessie main nosystemd  

California, USA

 deb jessie main nosystemd 

The Netherlands, Europe

 deb jessie main nosystemd 

Crete, Greece, Europe

 deb jessie main nosystemd 

Taiwan, Asia

 deb jessie main jessie nosystemd 

MX-15 - edit /etc/apt/sources.list.d/antix.list

Ecuador, South America

 deb jessie main 

California, USA

 deb jessie main

The Netherlands, Europe

 deb jessie main

Crete, Greece, Europe

 deb jessie main

Taiwan, Asia

 deb jessie main

MX-15 - edit /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mx.list

Ecuador, South America

 deb mx15 main non-free
 #deb mx15 test

Crete, Greece, Europe

 deb mx15 main non-free
 #deb mx15 test

The Netherlands, Europe

 deb mx15 main non-free
 #deb mx15 test

Taiwan, Asia

 deb mx15 main non-free
 #deb mx15 test

California, USA

 deb mx15 main non-free
 #deb mx15 test

Utah, USA

 deb mx15 non-free main
 #deb mx15 test


antiX video guides by runwiththedolphin


Introducing antiX-16

What's new in antiX-16

Installing antiX-16


What's New!

1-to-1 assistance

1-to-1 Voice

Find and Mount Network Shares (includes updated connectshares info)

Personal Menu & Menu Manager


Installing antiX-13

Set up wireless with wicd

Customise the desktop

Browsing and Mounting Samba/Windows shares

antiX and Netflix

antiX and ROX

antiX and SpaceFM

Installing AntiX 13.2

AntiX 13 upgrade to Antix 13.2

Antix 13 - How to Install Updates


Video review of antiX-13

Como Instalar AntiX 13 Full


sneekylinux video

Video review of antiX-13-beta1

Not a video, but a review article of Best-Linux-For-Old-Computer

Quick Tips

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