Our recent kernel problem

Q&A NOTE: this is a post from June 22, 2019 and is no longer relevant. What actually happened? An update to the MX-18.3 default kernel (4.19) was released that lacked the ability to rebuild various significant kernel modules such as nvidia, virtualbox, broadcom, and a few others. We normally push upgrades within a kernel series … Read more

BitJam’s programs list

Some of the other programs BitJam has written but don’t have a home: localize-repo localizes antiX/MX and Debian repos based on time-zone. make-xorg-conf creates an xorg.conf file for the live system if it is needed. splash-term set the console background from the command line. all-splash update the background image on all opened consoles. Typically called … Read more


MX Linux Devs, in an effort to reduce the repetitive questions of new users, has published its first version of Frequently Asked Questions. Additions and revisions will occur frequently, and can be tracked through the Wiki entry. Feedback and suggestions can be posted on the Forum. En français. Can I use Ubuntu PPA’s? Ubuntu is not Debian, … Read more

Debian 9 (Stretch) and MX-16

With the release of Debian Stretch as the new Stable, many users have begun to wonder how that relates to MX Linux. These Questions and Answers are designed to respond to that understandable reaction. Q: When will MX Linux change its base to the new Stable?A: The official change will occur with the release of MX-17, tentatively … Read more

Now testing the Point Release Beta

MX Devs have begun to test the beta version of the point release MX-16.1 that will be released in the coming weeks. In addition to many bug fixes that have accumulated since MX-16 first came out, it will include other changes: Significant updates to a whole cluster of major packages. Revisions to MX Tools with … Read more

Important changes to MX Package Installer Released

This morning’s updates bring significant revisions to one of the MX Tools. MX Package Installer retains its selection of packages that are popular or somewhat obscure such as the language packs or Wine installation and configuration. Responding to user request, packages can now be uninstalled by simply selecting them and clicking the appropriate button. A … Read more

Linux Pro Italia names us Distro of the Month

MX Linux is very pleased that Linux Pro Italia has just named MX-16 its distro of the month. The DVD supplied with the magazine contains the MX-16 ISO and a full Italian translation of the Users Manual. The issue also includes an article with the history of the distro, an explanation of current features and … Read more

Dev Team Reorganized

The MX Linux Development Team is pleased to announce a revision of its structure and function. This was triggered by the increase in user base with the release of the very successful MX-16, the need to develop new areas for expansion, and the wish to redistribute the work load as the distro moves forward. The … Read more

GPG error and solutions

Recently the GPG signatures on one of the upstream repositories expired before it could be renewed. A fix should have propagated to all mirrors by now, and may require action on your part to correct. For unknown reasons, the correct solution appears to vary somewhat by user, so multiple methods are given here that have … Read more

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