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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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