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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:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/antix-linux/files/Testing/antiX-16/

Enjoy!

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:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/antix-linux/files/Testing/antiX-16/

Enjoy!

anticapitalista, 12 April 2016, Thessaloniki.


15 March 1016

antiX-16-a1_386-full available

https://sourceforge.net/projects/antix-linux/files/Testing/antiX-16/

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.

Enjoy!

anticapitalista, 15 March 2016, 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 http://antix.freeforums.org/antix-15-1-alpha1-for-testing-t6066.html

Enjoy!

anticapitalista, 26 November 2015, Thessaloniki.


19 February 2016

antiX-15.1 available

Security and bugfix upload of antiX-15 now available.

https://sourceforge.net/projects/antix-linux/files/Final/antiX-15/

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.

Enjoy!

anticapitalista, 19 February 2016, 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?

Features:

  • 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

Editors

  • geany
  • leafpad

Tools for remastering and creating snapshots of installed system:

  • iso-snapshot
  • remaster tools
  • Unetbootin
  • antix2usb

Others:

  • 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:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/antix-linux/files/Final/antiX-15/

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 http://softwarebakery.com/maato/volumeicon.html
  • Michael Deelwater for burniso.
  • petya@nigilist.ru for ps_initrd.sh.
  • tradetaxfree for zram script.
  • P@draigBrady.com for ps_mem.py.
  • SamK for unplugdrive.sh, 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...

KNOWN ISSUES:

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: https://sourceforge.net/projects/antix-linux/files/Final/MX-14.4/

Torrents:

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

Support:

  • 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 http://antix.daveserver.info/stable stable main 
   # Use with Debian Testing (or Sid) repositories.
   #deb http://antix.daveserver.info/testing 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.

   update-grub 


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

http://antix.freeforums.org/how-to-upgrade-a-kernel-t4691.html


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 (http://www.debian.org/News/2013/20131012.en.html) 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.

Bugfixes:

  • 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 http://antix.daveserver.info/stable stable main  
 # Use with Debian Testing (or Sid) repositories.
 #deb http://antix.daveserver.info/testing 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/rox.sourceforge.net/ROX-Filer and ~/.config/rox.sourceforge.net/SendTo folders.
  • Copy /etc/skel/.config/rox.sourceforge.net/ROX-Filer/globoptions and menus2 files to ~/.config/rox.sourceforge.net/ROX-Filer
  • Copy /etc/skel/.config/rox.sourceforge.net/SendTo to ~/.config/rox.sourceforge.net/SendTo

Others:

  • 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 (http://www.debian.org/News/2013/20130615) 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.

https://sourceforge.net/projects/antix-linux/files/Final/antiX-13/

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. http://antix.mepis.org/index.php?title=Howto_articles


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 Strębski (Polish), Sergiy Gavrylov (Ukrainian), michelmassoud (Arabic), Constantine Mousafiris (Greek) and all those who contributed translations to previous releases.
  • h2 (http://smxi.org)
  • 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 http://softwarebakery.com/maato/volumeicon.html
  • 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.
  • petya@nigilist.ru for ps_initrd.sh.
  • tradetaxfree for zram script.
  • P@draigBrady.com for ps_mem.py.
  • SamK for unplugdrive.sh 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.



24 November 2012

Stand up for your freedom to install free software

Sign the petition organised by the FSF. antiX supports this campaign.

http://www.fsf.org/campaigns/secure-boot-vs-restricted-boot/statement/


18 December 2015

MX-15-RC1 available for testing

Getting ready for final release.

32 bit version now available and the 64 bit version will be uploaded shortly.

New to RC1: --Many bug fixes and improvements --Lots of additions to MX Package Installer --Latest stable Firefox and Thunderbird --Updated full Users Manual

64 bit version now ships with the 4.2 Debian backports kernel since some testers reported issues with the 4.2.3 liquorix kernel


Get the isos from any of these sources:


Torrents available here:

http://www.mepiscommunity.org/download-links


Enjoy!

anticapitalista, 18 December 2015, Thessaloniki.


24 November 2015

MX-15 beta2 available for testing

We are pleased to announce the second public beta of MX-15 (codename 'Fusion') based on the reliable and stable Debian Jessie (8.2) with extra enhancements from our packaging team. Just like MX-14, this release defaults to sysVinit (though systemd is available once installed for those that prefer to use it).

Available in 32 and 64 bit. The 32 bit version (c1.1GB) ships with 2 stable 3.16 Debian kernels (pae and non-pae), while the 64 bit (c1GB) comes with the more recent kernel 4.2-3 liquorix kernel to cater for newer hardware.

Get them from here:


xdelta patches have been provided for testers of MX-15-beta1.


beta2 has hopefully fixed the bugs found in beta1 and also includes a few additions we would like users to test.

  • Event sounds (turned off by default)
  • Easy Panel Orientation
  • Improvements to the installer
  • Fixed broken live2usb application
  • Tidied up whisker menu
  • Power manager changes to assist suspend and hibernation
  • Changed live mode cheats so cups printing and samba shares will work running live
  • More appealing UEFI live boot menu
  • LiveUSB save users live menu options
  • New applications added to mx-packageinstaller

Please send feedback to http://forum.mepiscommunity.org/

Enjoy!

anticapitalista, 24 November 2015, Thessaloniki.


08 November 2015

MX-15 beta1 available for testing

We are pleased to announce the first public beta of MX-15 (codename 'Fusion') based on the reliable and stable Debian Jessie (8.2) with extra enhancements from our packaging team. Just like MX-14, this release defaults to sysVinit (though systemd is available once installed for those that prefer to use it).

Available in 32 and 64 bit. The 32 bit version (c1.1GB) ships with 2 stable 3.16 Debian kernels (pae and non-pae), while the 64 bit (c1GB) comes with the more recent kernel 4.2-3 liquorix kernel to cater for newer hardware.

Get them from here:

Torrents:

So what does it include?

  • Desktop environment: Xfce 4.12
  • Browser: Firefox 42.0
  • Video Player: VLC 2.2.1-2
  • Music Manager/Player: Clementine 1.2.3
  • Email client: Thunderbird 38.3
  • Office suite: LibreOffice 4.3.3.2
  • GIMP
  • MX-Tools - a set of handy tools to simplify many user tasks such as installing codecs, managing user account, installing amongst others.
  • UEFI support (64bit, experimental)

Want to run live?

  • Create a LiveUSB from an ISO file in one easy step
  • Easy Live-remaster to make a custom LiveUSB
  • Three forms of Live persistence
  • Easy "frugal" install option

There's more:

  • Synaptic package manager
  • Shotwell digital photo organizer
  • smtube - YouTube videos browser
  • asunder - graphical audio CD ripper and encoder
  • Bluetooth support
  • Broadcom Manager
  • freshplayerplugin and pepperflashplugin as an alternative to flashplayer.
  • gscan2pdf
  • gufw - firewall
  • hexchat IRC client

When running live and before installation, download the latest installer via synaptic or apt in a terminal

Known issues:

Please send feedback to http://forum.mepiscommunity.org/viewtopic.php?f=94&t=38880

Enjoy!

anticapitalista, 08 November 2015, Thessaloniki.


20 June 2015

antiX-15-RC1.1 available for testing

Get it here:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/antix-linux/files/Testing/antiX-15/

Many bug fixes from beta3.

See here for details:

http://antix.mepis.org/index.php?title=User_articles

Main changes:

  • antiX 4.0.5 kernel
  • should now boot sis drivers out of the box
  • added education applications to meta-installer
  • persistence and remastering should be more robust
  • improved live boot to desktop speed
  • added bootchart
  • added clearlooks-phenix-theme
  • added streamlight/livestreamer
  • added searchmonkey
  • removed some options from antiX control centre
  • no longer using devuan repository for debootstrap

TODO:

  • Documentation
  • Minor modifications to the menu to include videos from dolphin_oracle

Known issues:

  • cli-installer shouldn't be used
  • icewm applets and clock in taskbar reported to freeze when running live with persistence

Have fun!

anticapitalista, Thessaloniki, 20-06-2015


01 June 2015

antiX-15-beta3 available for testing

Get it here:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/antix-linux/files/Testing/antiX-14R/

Many bug fixes from beta1.

  • Default is now light look. F6 at boot menu to select dark.
  • antiX 4.0.0 kernel
  • simplified menu layout suggested by SamK
  • new menu-editor by SamK
  • timed wallpaper bug fix
  • built using devuan debootstrap
  • new iso-snapshot application - heavily based on mx-snapshot
  • more options added to antiX control centre. (Probably overkill)
  • many more I have forgotten about.

Have fun!

anticapitalista, Thessaloniki, 01-06-2015


17 March 2015

antiX-15-beta1-V available for testing

Get it from here:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/antix-linux/files/Testing/antiX-14R/

This is a 32 bit antiX-full using sysvinit (hence the V) and some repackaged debs for nosystemd ie cups, dbus etc

The iso is c701MB so testers will have to overburn a cd.

  • custom 3.19.1 kernel
  • addition of alsa-sound-card to set up multiple sound cards
  • debian Jessie set as default
  • UEFI support on the live medium (no support yet in the installer)
  • re-organised menu layout
  • reorganised boot menu
  • splash enabled at boot. To remove, press F7 and choose the no vga option
  • improved localisation - but it still needs work
  • many minor bugs squashed

Please test and post issues, comments at the forums.

Have fun!

anticapitalista, Thessaloniki, 17-03-2015


31 December 2014

antiX-14-a4 available for testing

Lots of bug fixes in this version, but I'm sure there are some we missed/overlooked. Be patient with us if you had previously reported the bug.

So, sysvinit 32 bit version only for development testing so the dev team can focus on getting this done right and then we will move on to 64 bit and systemd version. (systemd is not our priority at the moment)

Get it here:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/antix-linux/files/Testing/antiX-14R/

Note: the F4 option to check md5sums shows an error with initrd.gz. Don't worry just continue to boot.

Features:

  • a customised 3.16.7 antiX kernel
  • live setup is now done during the initial boot (initrd)
  • daves desktop should work better
  • option to set default repos to Jessie before installation
  • minimum windows manager option at boot (good for very limited boxes)
  • herbstluftwm included, wmii removed
  • new default icon theme
  • slightly re-organised menu layout
  • reorganised boot menu
  • isolinux/syslinux boot menu altered
  • splash disabled at boot. To add type splash=v and choose an old option from F7

Please test and post issues, comments at the forums.

There are still quite a lot of todos including

  • localisation
  • UEFI support for installer (?)
  • new antixsnapshot in the works
  • documentation

Experimental isos for testing

I have made available these 32 bit systemd-free iso files.

https://sourceforge.net/projects/antix-linux/files/Testing/antiX-14R/

  • antiX-14-a4-RV_386-jwm.iso (c145MB)
  • md5sum: 3bc09c2442d59d6958a5720502edae03

This version includes X, jwm, dillo browser, rox-filer, moc. alsa, rxvt, conky, leafpad, udevil plus antiX tools for persistence and remastering. This is quite vanilla so not for those who want beauty out of the box.

  • antiX-14-a4-RV_386-net.iso (c103MB)
  • md5sum: cd7e2cfb7623de7a9cf4f5451268884a

This is a very basic net install. No X. no grub. Use this to have complete control.

  • Both these versions are for advanced users.
  • Both versions are attempts to be 100% systemd-free. (except udev)
  • To install run the cli-installer.
  • Make sure you have a net connection working before trying to install.
  • Answer Y(es) when asked if using antiX-net.

Have fun!

anticapitalista, Thessaloniki, 31-12-2014


3 December 2014

MX-14.3 "Symbiosis" bugfix upgrade release available

Upgraded bugfix versions (pae and non-pae) of MX-14 are now available. This version has fixed some bugs found in MX-14.2 and Debian upstream. Major applications have been upgraded. We have added some new features eg MX-Tools.

MX-14.3 is based on Debian Wheezy and therefore uses sysVinit. Now that Debian has frozen Jessie and has moved to systemd, MX-14.3 offers a rock-solid ststemd-free experience for those that would prefer to stick with sysVinit. MX-14 series will be supported until the end of life of Debian Wheezy.

Features/changes since MX-14.2

  • In order to fit on a cd, java was removed. It is easy to install via mx-packageinstaller.
  • Upgraded to 3.14-0.bpo.2 kernel.
  • New MX-Tools application.
  • New MX-findshares
  • New libparted2
  • galculator upgraded to version 2.1.3
  • iceweasel upgraded to version 31.2.0esr-3~deb7u1
  • libreoffice upgraded to version 4.3.3~rc2-1
  • upgraded minitube to version 2.2
  • upgraded vlc to version 2.1.5
  • upgraded xfburn to version 0.5.2
  • upgraded yad to version 0.26.1
  • improvements to mx-snapshot tool for building a live iso of your running system.
  • updated documentation.
  • Much improved localisation.

Available here:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/antix-linux/files/Final/MX-14.3/

For those wanting to set up a printer, make sure you upgrade to the latest system-config-printer in the repositories.

Many thanks to all involved in this release. I would like to thank in particular the translation team for their hard work in ensuring MX is available in as many languages as possible.

Finally, enjoy the wonderful videos by dolphin_oracle.

https://www.youtube.com/user/runwiththedolphin

Enjoy!

anticapitalista, Thessaloniki, Greece (03 December, 2014)


14 october 2014

antiX-14 alpha 3 series available for testing

A load of new antiX builds for you to test out. These are alpha quality so expect bugs.

All based on Debian Testing.

R=Rolling D=systemD version V=sysVinit version

Available as core-libre (no X) and full flavours for both 32 and 64 bit.

These should work ok, but there are some issues (minor ones I hope)

  • gftp and mirage are broken until they get fixed upstream.
  • you may need to add swap and any other partitions to /etc/fstab after installation
  • sysVinit installed versions - boot might have a long (30 secs) 'waiting for dev to be populated;. If so, edit /etc/udev/udev.conf and change "info" to "err" uncomment and then rebuild the initramfs with (as root)

update-initramfs -k all -u -t

No idea if snapshot and remaster work. Please let me know.

Enjoy and provide as much feedback as possible over at the antiX forums.

Get them here:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/antix-linux/files/Testing/antiX-14R/

Enjoy!

anticapitalista, Thessaloniki, Greece (14 October, 2014)


1 July 2014

MX-14.2 "Symbiosis" bugfix upgrade release available

Upgraded bugfix versions (pae and non-pae) of MX-14 are now available. This version has fixed some bugs found in MX-14.1.1 and Debian upstream.

  • LibreOffice updated to 4.2.5version
  • Google search engine bug fixed.
  • Toned down faulty hard drive error when installing.
  • Image files open with mirage.
  • wl modules for broadcom wireless now on the cd image.
  • updated documentation.

Available here:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/antix-linux/files/Final/MX-14.2/


Enjoy!

anticapitalista, Thessaloniki, Greece (01 July, 2014)


30 June 2014

antiX-14R-alpha2 release available

Get it from here: https://sourceforge.net/projects/antix-linux/files/Testing/antiX-14R/

So what does it include?

  • full version, 32 bit only for this test release.
  • super bleeding egde 3.15.2 kernel.
  • latest libreoffice 3.4.5.
  • Dave's desktop
  • a whole load of bug fixes
  • btrfs available as installation file system.
  • easy live persistence and frugal set up from boot menu.
  • lots of others to discover.

Please test. There are rough edges, but it wshould work just fine.

Enjoy!

anticapitalista, Thessaloniki, Greece (30 June, 2014)


18 June 2014

MX-14.1.1 "Symbiosis" bugfix and enhancements release available

Almost 3 months on from the release of MX-14, we now make available upgraded versions (pae and non-pae). This version has fixed some bugs found in MX-14 and Debian upstream, and includes updated packages and some new features.

  • Iceweasel replaces qupzilla
  • LibreOffice updated to 4.2.4 version
  • MX-packageinstaller replaces metapackage installer
  • Easy frugal and persistence set up.
  • New default theme and icon set.


Available here:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/antix-linux/files/Final/MX-14.1/


Enjoy!

anticapitalista, Thessaloniki, Greece (18 June, 2014)


Added: 22 June 2014

Known bugs:

  • Cannot set Google as search engine in iceweasel - Fix: Manage Search Engine -> Remove Google -> Add Google.
  • Installer gives a warning about my harddrive possibly failing - Fix: apt-get install installer-mx before installation or install gsmartcontrol and check again
  • Image files open via iceweasel by default
  • No wl modules (broadcom wireless) - Fix: Reinstall broadcom-sta-dkms


21 April 2014

antiX-14R-alpha1-full-386 available for testing

First alpha release of antiX-14 is available for testing. 32 bit, full only.

This is based on Debian Testing and comes with a 3.14.1 custom kernel which, I hope, will work even on old boxes. Latest LibreOffice 4.2 included! Bleed! Various splash themes are included, let us know what you think.

We would like to know how well this kernel works on older boxes, PII,PIII.

Download here:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/antix-linux/files/Testing/antiX-14R/

Post comments here.

http://antix.freeforums.org/antix-14r-alpha1-full-386-available-t4988.html


Known issues: When booting from live media, only use the F7 options with the letter 'S' (Splash) otherwise it will fail to boot.

Enjoy!


26 March 2014

MX-14 "Symbiosis" non-pae version available

Available here:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/antix-linux/files/Final/MX-14/

anticapitalista, Thessaloniki, Greece (26 March, 2014)

24 March 2014

MX-14 "Symbiosis" available

So, what is MX-14?

"MX-14 "Symbiosis" is a special version of antiX developed in full collaboration with the Mepis Community and using the best tools and talents from each distro. It is a midweight OS designed to combine an elegant and efficient desktop with simple configuration, high stability, solid performance and medium-sized footprint.

The base depends on the excellent upstream work by Linux, Debian, and Xfce. MX-14 also incorporates the independent and innovative development products Whisker Menu, simsu and gottet, QupZilla Browser, smxi and inxi."

We think you will enjoy it!

MX-14 is based on Debian 7 "Wheezy" and enhanced with more up to date applications from debian-backports and MEPIS Community repository.

Includes:

  • Linux kernel 3.12 pae 32 bit
  • Xfce 4.10
  • Qupzilla browser
  • Libreoffice - full featured office suite
  • VLC - multimedia player and streamer
  • Clementine - modern music player and library organizer
  • Synaptic - package manager
  • MX-Flash - Adobe Flash (tm) plugin manager
  • MX-User - user manager
  • MX-Codecs - restricted codecs installer
  • MX-Apt-notifier - tray applet to notify of system and application updates
  • MX-Checkaptgpg - check and add missing GPG keys needed by apt
  • XChat - IRC client
  • Network Manager
  • xfburn - cd/dvd burning
  • Lightdm - desktop manager
  • Leafpad - text editor
  • File-roller - archive manager
  • Snapshot - tool to make a live.iso of your installed system
  • Luckybackup - backup tool using rsync
  • Live persistence and remastering
  • Samba
  • Transmission - torrent client
  • Xscreensaver
  • Metapackage-installer - simple way to install popular applications.
  • Firmware
  • Printer drivers
  • Bleachbit - cleanup utility
  • Catfish file search tool
  • Games - chromium-bsu, gottet, lbreakout2, simsu
  • claws-mail email client and some plugins
  • disk-manager - graphical filesystem configurator
  • galculator
  • gdebi - tool to install deb files
  • gnome-ppp - modem internet connection tool
  • grub-customizer - graphical Grub2/BURG configuration application
  • grub2
  • minitube - watch youtube videos outside the browser
  • mirage - image viewer
  • orage - calendar
  • pacpl - multi-purpose audio converter/ripper/tagger script
  • pdfshuffler - merge, split and re-arrange pages from PDF documents
  • qpdfview - tabbed document viewer
  • simple-scan - Simple Scanning Utility
  • Thunar - File Manager for Xfce
  • Unetbootin - install linux iso to a partition or USB drive
  • hybrid iso

... and it all fits on a cd!

For more information, see the webpage here:

http://www.mepiscommunity.org/mx

and video here - Introducing MX-14:

http://www.mepiscommunity.org/introducing-mx14

Enjoy!

Available here:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/antix-linux/files/Final/MX-14/

Torrent here: http://linuxtracker.org/?page=torrent-details&id=1be9c6fc36be825153afdd475be46b23db89995f

and from MEPIS mirrors here:

http://www.mepis.org/mirrors

md5sum: 8bb53e4b5d15e44b635cca66168f9afb MX-14.iso

Post feedback here:

http://forum.mepiscommunity.org/viewforum.php?f=91

Post bugs and feature requests here:

http://forum.mepiscommunity.org/viewforum.php?f=97

Enjoy!

anticapitalista, Thessaloniki, 24 March 2014.


10 March 2014

MX-14 RC2 available

So, what is MX-14?

"MX-14 is a special version of antiX developed in full collaboration with the Mepis Community and using the best tools and talents from each distro. It is a midweight OS designed to combine an elegant and efficient desktop with simple configuration, high stability, solid performance and medium-sized footprint.

The base depends on the excellent upstream work by Linux, Debian, and Xfce. MX-14 also incorporates the independent and innovative development products Whisker Menu, simsu and gottet, QupZilla Browser, smxi and inxi."

Many bugs have been fixed since beta2 and a few applications have been updated and this RC2 is more polished.

There have been some changes in the chosen applications.

  • Minitube replaces smtube
  • update-notifier included
  • mx-flash to set up flash and use older version if needed
  • mx-user configuration application
  • mx-codecs to easily install codecs
  • Latest vlc
  • Latest qupzilla
  • Further changes and bug fixes to the gui installer.
  • All Samba stuff included on the cd.
  • ceni-mx replaces ceni
  • added haveged
  • added icedtea-7-plugin
  • added nfs-kernel-server
  • added winbind
  • added transmission
  • added xscreensaver
  • Documentation has been extended
  • Improved localisation
  • More applications included in meta-package installer.

We think you will enjoy it!

For more information, see the webpage here:

http://www.mepiscommunity.org/mx

and video here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbPEBBcFXvw

Enjoy!

Available here:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/antix-linux/files/Testing/MX-14/RC/

and from MEPIS mirrors here:

http://www.mepis.org/mirrors

Post feedback here:

http://forum.mepiscommunity.org/viewtopic.php?f=91&t=35731


anticapitalista, Thessaloniki


31 January 2014

MX-14 beta2 (MX-14_13.98_386-xfce) available

So, what is MX-14?

"MX-14 is a special version of antiX developed in full collaboration with the Mepis Community and using the best tools and talents from each distro. It is a midweight OS designed to combine an elegant and efficient desktop with simple configuration, high stability, solid performance and medium-sized footprint.

The base depends on the excellent upstream work by Linux, Debian, and Xfce. MX-14 also incorporates the independent and innovative development products Whisker Menu, simsu and gottet, QupZilla Browser, smxi and inxi."

For more information, see the webpage here:

http://www.mepiscommunity.org/mx14

and video here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbPEBBcFXvw

Enjoy!

Available here:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/antix-linux/files/Testing/MX-14/beta/

and from MEPIS mirrors here:

http://www.mepis.org/mirrors

Post feedback here:

http://forum.mepiscommunity.org/viewtopic.php?f=91&t=35465


anticapitalista, Thessaloniki


22 January 2014

MX-14 beta1 available

So, what is MX-14?

"MX-14 is a midweight OS designed to combine an elegant and efficient desktop with simple configuration, solid performance and medium-sized footprint. It is a collaborative product from the Mepis and antiX developers and communities, relying on the excellent upstream work by Linux, Debian, and Xfce. It also incorporates the independent and innovative development products Whisker Menu, simsu and gottet, Midori Browser, smxi and inxi." For more information, see the webpage here:

http://www.mepiscommunity.org/mx14

Enjoy!

Available here:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/antix-linux/files/Testing/MX-14/beta/

and from MEPIS mirrors listed here:

http://www.mepis.org/mirrors

Post feedback here:

http://forum.mepiscommunity.org/viewtopic.php?f=91&t=35402&p=327274#p327274

anticapitalista, Thessaloniki


07 June 2013

antiX-13_386-full.iso is now available from sourceforge.

If you had the previous version, just ignore any 64 bit notice and continue to use as normal. antiX-13_386-full.iso is a32 bit iso.

06 June 2013

The 32 bit antiX full file antiX-13_386-full.iso is not available from sourceforge at the moment. It will be uploaded as soon as possible.

You can download from here:

http://download.tuxfamily.org/antix/releases/antiX-13/

http://www.mepisimo.com/antix/Released/antiX-13/

Torrent: LinuxTracker

28 April 2013

antiX-13 full flavours available for testing.

antiX-13-beta3 full isos available for testing in 32 and 64 bit. (c670MB)

  • 3.6.11 antiX kernel for 32 bit
  • 3.7.10 antiX kernel for 64 bit
  • 3.8.10 antiX kernel available in the repository for those who want/need a more up to date version.
  • Dist-upgrade to 28 April 2013
  • Debian Wheezy repo.
  • Iceweasel-20.0-1 browser.
  • Default window manager is IceWM with a Rox desktop. Fluxbox, JWM, wmii and dwm are available.
  • SpaceFM desktop option at boot.
  • Better boot menu integration for unetbootin live usb.
  • Installer improvements.
  • 32 bit uses older flash for PII/PIII.
  • Double entries removed from menu.
  • Various under the hood bug fixes.

https://sourceforge.net/projects/antix-linux/files/Testing/

For 99% of users, this release is just like a final, but we want to make sure that new features for the 1% are working ok.

Since we have added a few more features, we need users to test them out. In particular, checking the Fn key options work when running live, including live usb or frugal set up using UNetbootin.

Please test that custom boot 'cheats' carry over to install and F7 save does save customised boot options when using live usb or frugal install.

Enjoy!


12 April 2013

SLiM login upgrade warning!

There is a new slim deb in the repository. You should be prompted to update conf file to dev version (or something like that), choose N (no ) which is default.

If you chose Y(es) then you may find you get an X cursor at desktop.

To fix: Ctrl Alt F1 to get out of X. Login as root. Use mc or nano to edit /etc/slim.conf to change default user from demo to your username. Save and reboot into X.

Added:

Uploaded later version slim_1.3.6.5.3 that should avoid this. User may need to set up autologin again.

25 March 2013

antiX-13 full flavours available for public testing.

antiX-13-beta2-pt1 full isos available for testing in 32 and 64 bit. (c695MB)

  • 3.6.11 antiX kernel for 32 bit
  • 3.7.10 antiX kernel for 64 bit
  • 3.8.4 antiX kernel available in the repository for those who want/need a more up to date version.
  • dist-upgrade to 24 March 2013

Most work since beta1 has focussed on customising the live boot menu to include a whole range of boot options via Fn keys. Chosen boot parameters can be customised and saved on writable media.

  • The versions of applications shipped come from the Debian Testing/Wheezy repo.
  • Latest iceweasel browser version available via the meta-package installer.
  • Default window manager is IceWM with a Rox desktop. Fluxbox, JWM, wmii and dwm are available.
  • Latest SpaceFM and udevil.
  • usb devices set to automount (default). Easily changed.

https://sourceforge.net/projects/antix-linux/files/Testing/

Enjoy!


08 February 2013

antiX-13 base flavours available for public testing.

antiX-13-beta1 base isos available for testing in 32 and 64 bit. (c365MB)

  • 3.6.11 kernel
  • dist-upgrade to 07 Feb 2013
  • more options in meta-installer
  • mupdf replaces epdfview and zathura
  • mc removed use ranger for cli filer
  • installers now give xfs, jfs, ext2 as options. btrfs is avaliable, but only use for data, not for installing onto.
  • numerous 'internal' changes to antiX scripts

https://sourceforge.net/projects/antix-linux/files/Testing/

Enjoy!

09 November 2012

antiX-12.5-alpha2 flavours available for public testing.

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

The 486 flavours are bugfix and development releases from antiX-12. Since Debian Testing is relatively quiet development changes are predominantly with the antiX side.

Basic features.

  • Base and full use latest 3.6.6-antix kernel
  • Core is libre using latest 3.6.6-gnu-antix kernel.
  • Live scripts changes mean a faster boot.
  • Introduction of a dynamic fstab for running live.
  • Latest apps include 0.8.2 spacefm and 0.3.4-1 udevil.
  • gcc-4.7.1
  • Xorg-1.12.4-1
  • All apps: apt-get dist-upgrade on 09 November 2012.

Available here:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/antix-linux/files/Testing/

Torrents:

http://linuxtracker.org/index.php?page=torrents&search=antiX&category=0&active=1


08 November 2012

64 bit antiX-base-alpha2 available for testing.

Available here:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/antix-linux/files/Testing/

http://download.tuxfamily.org/antix/Testing/

http://www.mepisimo.com/antix/Testing/

md5sum - 9fd0acd3ca4c20ff1817667981bfff5e antiX-base-amd64-alpha2.iso

  • Bugs from alpha1 should be fixed.
  • Latest 3.6.6 kernel (fixes ext4 issue)
  • mplayer2 replaces mplayer
  • all apps upgraded to November 07 2012.
  • install-meta should now work in 64 bit
  • re-organised sources.list so third party repos are included, but commented out
  • added a couple of xmms skins
  • xsw presentation app now works for 64 bit
  • live init scripts altered for faster booting
  • new live devices detection for fstab
  • general code clean up for gui and cli installer

This is an alpha release as there are likely to be changes, though everything should work just fine like a final release.

Enjoy!

07 August 2012

antiX-12 'Edelweißpiraten' available.

15 months on from the release of antiX-M11 series, we are pleased to announce the release of our antiX-12 series, code name Edelweißpiraten.

3 versions available:

full (697MB) - features 5 windows managers! IceWM(default), Fluxbox, JWM (all with or without a Rox desktop) wmii (pre-configured to get users started) and dwm. LibreOffice suite, EPDFView, osmo provide for office needs. Iceweasel 10 for browsing the Net and Claws-mail is included as our email client. XMMS is the default audio player, Streamtuner2 replaces streamtuner for audio streaming and gnome-mplayer defaults for video. File management is via Rox-filer and the new, but extremely versatile SpaceFM and udevil replace Thunar. Gucview for webcam, synaptic for gui package management, Yad replaces Zenity, 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 (356MB) - features Fluxbox, JWM, wmii and dwm. Iceweasel 10, base edition of antiX-control-centre, rox-filer, SpaceFM with udevil.

core (135MB) - no X, cli-installer only. NOTE This is libre.

All use Debian Testing repos by default and all applications upgraded via Debian 'Testing' repositories up to 06 August 2012.

All versions use the present latest stable kernel (3.5.0) - customised for antiX to allow booting with PI and AMD K5/K6 CPUs.

Note: antiX now has its own repo (thanks to Dave).

All built from scratch using debootstrap. This version of antiX is not remastered from MEPIS nor any other existing iso.

Vast improvements in running live persistence. Booting live/frugal with persistence from an ntfs (windows) partition should work, though it is not advised. Use fat or ext instead. Documentation available in /usr/share/antiX/live-boot-docs.

https://sourceforge.net/projects/antix-linux/files/Final/

Known issues:

  • Use new_usb.sh to install to usb not antix2usb gui application.
  • To install grub to root partition, simply unclick the MBR box.

All apps: apt-get dist-upgrade on 06 August 2012.

Some quick advice:

1. Choose your language before installation by pressing F2 at live boot grub screen or typing lang=XX (XX= your language eg lang=ru).

2. Choose your prefered timezone by pressing F3 at live boot grub screen or typing tz=XX/YY (XX/YY = Continent/City eg tz=Europe/Athens).

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

4. Default has nouveau disabled and vga is set to auto-detect. You may need to add cheats to get the screen resolution of your choice. Press F1 at live boot screen for options.

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

6. 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.

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

8. 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. Rox desktop (with icons) is available.

9. To install antiX to a usb device use the cli script new_usb.sh, or use unetbootin or use dd for isohybrid.

10. Have a read of the antiX FAQ and the 'How To' articles at the antiX main site. http://antix.mepis.org/index.php?title=Howto_articles

11. Cheatcode options that carry over to install.

  • desktop=fluxbox (or jwm, wmii, dwm for live)
  • dpi=xx (XX=a number. Default is 96)
  • noRox (Disables Rox desktop)


Thanks to everyone involved in antiX and especially to these people for work on antiX-12:

  • BitJam for further improvements to antiX-live use, persistence scripts and so much more!
  • Dave for Yadifying the antiX scripts. (antix-system, user-management, inxi-gui, wallpaper, add-key, add-start) and for setting up the antiX repository ... and much more!
  • 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 Strębski (Polish), Sergiy Gavrylov (Ukrainian) and all those who contributed translations to previous releases.
  • h2 for integrating the smxi script into antiX and for inxi, sgfxi, svmi. (http://smxi.org)
  • oldhoghead, dolphin_oracle, rokytnji, masinick, Dave, dark-D, eriefisher, lagopus, rust collector, drg, SamK, 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 http://softwarebakery.com/maato/volumeicon.html
  • 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.
  • petya@nigilist.ru for ps_initrd.sh.
  • Chris Rankin for sudoku-savant.
  • tradetaxfree for zram script.
  • P@draigBrady.com for ps_mem.py.
  • SamK for unplugdrive.sh 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 07 August 2012.


01 August 2012

Due to changes made to the latest udev (175-5) in Debian Sid, users should upgrade kernel and headers to linux-image-3.5.0-antix.2-486-smp otherwise you will not be able to boot. At the moment those using the default Debian Testing repository are not affected, but users should still upgrade the kernel and its headers.

05 March 2012

antiX-test2 images available for testing

10 months on from the release of antiX-M11 series, we now make available for testing our antiX-12 series.

3 versions to play with:

full (650MB) - features 5 windows managers! icewm(default), fluxbox, jwm (all with or without a Rox desktop) wmii and dwm. LibreOffice replaces Abiword and gnumeric. Iceweasel 10 replaces iceape, claws-mail included as email client. qmmp replaced by the mighty xmms, yad replaces zenity, thunar removed and replaced with spacefm and sunflower, cheese added, Asian fonts removed and many other changes including ability to create a live.iso snapshot of installed system (thanks to refracta-snapshot application).

base (330MB) - features fluxbox, jwm, wmii and dwm. iceweasel 10, base edition of antiX-control-centre.

core (115MB) - no X, cli-installer only.

Both full and base use Debian Testing repos by default and all applications upgraded via Debian 'Testing' repositories up to 04 March 2012.

core uses Debian Stable repos.

All versions use the latest kernel available (3.2.9) - customised for antiX to allow booting with PI and AMD K5/K6 CPUs.

Note: antiX now has its own repo (thanks to Dave).

All built from scratch using debootstrap. This version of antiX is not remastered from MEPIS nor any other existing iso.

Vast improvements in running live persistence. To test out live persistence see the thread. Booting live/frugal with persistence from ntfs (windows) partition should work, though it is not advised. Use fat or ext instead. Documentation available in /usr/share/antiX/live-boot-docs.

https://sourceforge.net/projects/antix-linux/files/Testing/

http://www.mepisimo.com/antix/Testing/

Known issues:

  • Installing grub to root using installer fails, instead install to MBR or use no grub option and add manually afterwards.
  • Linux headers broken. Fixed with apt-get dist-upgrade. (Thanks to Ikey of SolusOS for the fix)


11 May 2011

Bug-fixes

  • Install libxine1-all-plugins for goggles media manager and gxine to work correctly.
  • If firmware-b43legacy-installer fails to upgrade, just remove it.
  # apt-get purge firmware-b43legacy-installer
  # apt-get -f install


03 May 2011

antiX-M11 'Jayaben Desai' released

Just over a year since the release of antiX-M8.5, the antiX-team are pleased to announce that antiX MEPIS 11 'Jayaben Desai' - a fast, light, very flexible and complete desktop and livecd based on Debian Testing and SimplyMEPIS - is now available in full, base and core versions (for 686 and 486 kernel all using hybridiso). This release defaults to a fully customised icewm-Rox desktop (fluxbox, wmii and dwm are also installed) using a SimplyMEPIS 2.6.36-4 kernel, our own assistants to help configuration, and the usual range of applications for desktop use. Latest Iceape (2.0.13-1) for internet needs, Abiword (2.8.6) and gnumeric (1.10.14) for office use, qmmp and goggles music manager (0.12.1) for audio, gxine, mplayer and gnome-mplayer for video, gppp (dial-up), wicd (1.7), umt-panel2 (from aptosid) for GPRS/UMTS/3G and ceni (2.21) for network connection, pidgin (2.7.11) for chat. Many cli apps are also included such as Alpine for email, moc for audio, elinks for browsing, abcde and ripit for cd ripping and much more. Features include a cli-installer script for fast and light install, live with persistence, 'remaster on the fly', new boot cheatcodes for setting dpi and desktop windows manager with or without icons, antix2usb to easily install to usb stick. Many languages are fully supported out of the box with the language chosen at live CD boot carrying over to install. Chinese, Japanese and Korean fonts are included as well as ibus in the full version.

antiX works on computers with as little as 64 MB RAM, though 128MB RAM is the recommended minimum and the 486 kernel version should work on AMD K5/k6. antiX is fast and has low RAM usage running live or installed.

Full Release notes for 'Jayaben Desai' (antiX-M11)

Main upgrades from 'Marek Edelman' (antiX-M8.5)

  • New antiX tools to configure system, user management, wallpaper and PC information.
  • MEPIS 2.6.36-4 kernel
  • Improved antiX-Control Centre, new options.
  • New icewm/fluxbox menu structure
  • Improved and extended themes and artwork for icewm and fluxbox
  • Localisation of antiX apps extended
  • Chinese, Japanese and Korean fonts included in antiX-full, as well as ibus.
  • meta-installer to install kde4, xfce, lxde, gnome and lite versions. LibreOffice available too.
  • wallpaper is now set by feh and nitrogen is removed.
  • Thunar replaces pcmanfm
  • xfburn replaces gnomebaker
  • no /etc/X11/xorg.conf file is created by default, option to create one by removing the noxorg cheat at boot.
  • umt-panel2 (from aptosid) added for GPRS/UMTS/3G
  • vim added by request
  • isolinux used instead of grub in live mode
  • hybridiso
  • adblock added to improve internet surfing with low RAM.
  • X.org 7.5
  • Rox-filer 2.10
  • fluxbox 1.3.1
  • wicd 1.7 with wicd-ncurses added
  • pidgin 2.7.11
  • ceni 2.21
  • grub-legacy
  • zathura added
  • cdw added
  • apt-show-versions added
  • qmmp replaces xmms
  • file-roller replaces xarchive
  • elinks-lite replaces links2
  • cherokee replaces lighttpd
  • idesk removed
  • umtsmon removed
  • mpd/ncmpcpp/mpdpss removed
  • osmo removed
  • Samba/pyneighborhood added
  • install-meta applications updated
  • Extra cheatcodes at boot menu
  • speedcrunch added
  • toshset added
  • prism2-usb-firmware-installer added
  • volumeicon added
  • fancy-prompts script added

All apps: apt-get dist-upgrade on 01 May 2011.

Some quick advice:

1. Choose your language before installation by pressing F2 at live boot grub screen or typing lang=XX (XX= your language eg lang=ru).

2. Choose your prefered timezone by pressing F3 at live boot grub screen or typing tz=XX/YY (XX/YY = Continent/City eg tz=Europe/Athens).

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

4. Default has nouveau disabled and vga is set to auto-detect. You may need to add cheats to get the screen resolution of your choice. Press F1 at live boot screen for options.

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

6. 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.

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

8. 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. Rox desktop (with icons) is available.

9. To install antiX to a usb device use the antix2usb-gui application or isohybrid.

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

11. Cheatcode options that carry over to install.

  • desktop=fluxbox (or wmii, dwm for live)
  • dpi=xx (XX=a number. Default is 96)
  • noRox (Disables Rox desktop)


Thanks to everyone involved in antiX and especially to these people for work on antiX-M11:

  • BitJam for further improvements to antiX-live use. (linuxrc) and for fancy-prompts script.
  • Burt Holland for writing the cli-installer script. Fantastic addition to antiX.
  • Dave for the new antiX scripts. (antix-system, user-management, inxi-gui, wallpaper, add-key, add-start). Another wonderful addition to antiX.
  • Translators at antiX Launchpad and eselma (Catalan), secipolla (Brazilian), ICE-M (Romanian), clandestine (Brazilian), bozhkov (Bulgarian), atcl (German), Hannes Worst (Dutch), Sombreros (French), megatotoro (Spanish), Spartak77 (Italian), Utopia (Swedish), Hosuli (Finnish), Kuvaly (Czech), Piotr Strębski (Polish), Sergiy Gavrylov (Ukrainian) and all those who contributed translations to previous releases.
  • h2 for integrating the smxi script into antiX and for inxi, sgfxi, svmi. (http://smxi.org)
  • oldhoghead, dolphin_oracle, rokytnji, masinick, Dave, ice-m, eriefisher, lagopus, clandestine, Cuttlefish, drg, 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 http://softwarebakery.com/maato/volumeicon.html
  • carlops for hosting antiX at mepisimo.

All artwork is from one of the following sources.

not forgetting, of course,

  • Warren at MEPIS
  • 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 03 May 2011.


07 February 2011

Upgrading antiX-M8.5 to squeeze

From a fresh install of antiX-M8.5. Make sure you have plenty of space on your root partition and a fast and reliable internet connection.

Good luck!

1. Edit /etc/apt/sources.list - Comment out the Testing repos, uncomment the first 2 in the stable repos and change the word stable to squeeze - Change all references to lenny to squeeze - remove the goggles repo - Do not enable the MEPIS repos.

2. Comment out halevt & in both /home/username/.fluxbox/startup and /home/username/.icewm/startup files.

3. Either remove wicd completely if you do not need it or create a user called demo by running the following in a root terminal.

  adduser demo

4. back up your important data, just in case.

5. apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade

A fresh install upgraded 670 packages, removed 5 (ok), 88 newly installed. 454MB of archives downloaded, 190MB of additional space to be used.

6. Answer N (default) if asked if you want to accept maintainers version.

7. If the upgrade gives an error at end, try

  apt-get -f install

8. Remove unwanted cruft.

  apt-get autoremove
  deborphan | xargs apt-get -y remove
  COLUMNS=200 dpkg -l |grep ^rc |awk '{print $2} ' | xargs dpkg -P

9. Update the inxi script

  inxi -U

10. Reboot.


Congratulations to Debian on its release of Squeeze.


23 January 2011

The signing key for the MEPIS package pools expired Jan 22, 2011.

Here are the instructions from Warren of MEPIS.

http://www.mepis.org/node/154


12 April 2010

antiX-M8.5 'Marek Edelman' released

9 months since the release of antiX-M8.2, the antiX-team announce that antiX MEPIS 8.5 'Marek Edelman' - a fast, light, flexible and complete desktop and livecd based on SimplyMEPIS and Debian Testing - is now available in full and base versions (686 and 486 kernel). This release defaults to a fully customised icewm desktop (fluxbox, wmii and dwm are also installed) using a SimplyMEPIS 2.6.32-11 kernel, tweaked MEPIS Assistants for better compatibility in antiX and the usual range of applications for desktop use. Iceape for internet needs, Abiword and gnumeric for office use, xmms and goggles music manager for audio, gxine, mplayer and gnome-mplayer for video, gppp (dial-up), wicd and ceni for network connection, pidgin for chat. Many cli apps are also included such as Alpine for email, moc for audio, links2 for browsing, abcde and ripit for cd ripping and much more. New features include live with persistence, 'remaster on the fly', new boot cheatcodes for setting dpi and desktop windows manager, antix2usb to easily install to usb stick. 12 languages are fully supported out of the box with the language chosen at live CD boot carrying over to install.

antiX works on computers with as little as 64 MB RAM, though 128MB RAM is the recommended minimum and the 486 kernel version should work on AMD K5/k6. antiX is fast and has low RAM usage running live or installed.

Full Release notes for 'Marek Edelman' (antiX-M8.5)

Main upgrades from 'Tȟašúŋke Witkó' (antiX-M8.2)

  • Persistence live with 'remaster on the fly then install' feature
  • All MEPIS tools updated and adapted for antiX
  • MEPIS 2.6.32-11 kernel
  • Dependency based booting
  • ext4 available as option in installer
  • Improved antiX-Control Centre, new script for autologin
  • New icewm/fluxbox menu structure
  • New feature: icewm control centre
  • Improved and extended themes and artwork for icewm and fluxbox
  • Localisation of antiX apps extended
  • meta-installer to install kde4, xfce, lxde, gnome
  • iceape replaces iceweasel
  • X.org 7.4
  • Rox-filer 2.10
  • fluxbox 1.1.1
  • wicd 1.7 with wicd-ncurses added
  • pidgin 2.6.5
  • ceni 2.7
  • smxi, inxi scripts upgraded
  • Dillo2
  • antix2usb gui
  • sysv-rc-conf replaces rcconf
  • system-config-printer replaces gtklp
  • gamix replaces aumix
  • asunder replaces gnormalize
  • geeqie replaces gqview
  • mpd/ncmpcpp/mpdpss added
  • gxine added
  • apvlv added
  • dwm and dmenu added
  • wmii added
  • imagination slideshow added
  • sudoku game added
  • smbc included for samba shares
  • ttf-sil-gentium font added
  • Samba/pyneighborhood added to install-meta
  • Extra cheatcodes at boot menu
  • cdw removed
  • aptitude removed

All apps: apt-get dist-upgrade on 11 April 2010.

Some quick advice:

1. Choose your language before installation by pressing F2 at live boot grub screen or typing lang=XX (XX= your language eg lang=ru).

2. Choose your prefered screen resolution by pressing F3 at live boot grub screen or typing xres=XX (XX= your resolution eg xres=1366x768).

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

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

5. 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.

6. You can safely use sidux, liquorix and Debian kernels in antiX (if you wish). Use smxi.

7. 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. Rox desktop (with icons) is available.

8. To install antiX to a usb device use the antix2usb-gui app.

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

10. Cheatcode options that carry over to install.

  • desktop=fluxbox (or wmii, dwm for live)
  • dpi=xx (XX=a number. Default is 96)
  • Rox (Sets Rox desktop)

11. If you are using the persistence or 'remaster on the fly then install' option, do make sure that these are the correct links before installing to hard drive. (if not just rename them)

  • For antiX-full: /etc/rc0.d/K11ejectcd /etc/rc6.d/K11ejectcd /etc/rcS.d/S25antiX-post.sh
  • For antiX-base: /etc/rc0.d/K10ejectcd /etc/rc6.d/K10ejectcd /etc/rcS.d/S25antiX-post.sh

Thanks:

  • BitJam for modified linuxrc to enable persistence and 'remaster on the fly'. Brilliant!
  • OU812 for new menu structure on antiX-M8.5. And much more.
  • secipolla and oldhoghead for FAQ documentation. And much more.
  • ICE-M for BlackAntiX fluxbox theme. And much more.
  • Translators - eselma,wingevil, plvera, Richard, Hannes Worst, Ko, coyotito, Vipe, Diversion, Per, alaqsory, Lyash Dmitry, kuvaly, Vizesiz gezegen, atcl and translators at antiX Launchpad.
  • impuwatt for antiX-themes and Marek Edelman grub image.
  • eriefisher for packaging and forum help
  • sleekmason for the sleek2flux fluxbox theme
  • h2 for integrating the smxi script into antiX and for inxi, sgfxi, svmi. (http://smxi.org)
  • Sakasa for the never-ending supply of quality wallpaper. (http://bestfreewallpaper.net)
  • lagopus for the antix2usb script and French translation.
  • Adrian for the remaster script.
  • Jerry for FAQ editing and general documentation work.
  • SilverBear for finishing touches to antiX FAQ.
  • oldhoghead, dolphin_oracle, rokytnji, masinick for testing and promoting antiX as widely as possible.
  • Loukas Avgeriou aka luckyb for luckyBackup tool (http://luckybackup.sourceforge.net)
  • teresaejunior for mpdpss
  • SliTaz for mountbox
  • carlops for hosting antiX at mepisimo.

not forgetting, of course,

  • Warren at MEPIS
  • antiX Community
  • MEPIS Community
  • Debian team and volunteers.

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

and many more...

anticapitalista Thessaloniki 11 April 2010.

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