MX 18.3 RC1 available for testing

Direct download:

We are pleased to offer MX-18.3 RC1 isos for testing purposes.

MX-18.3 is a refresh of our MX-18 release, consisting of bugfixes and application updates since our original release of MX-18.

Note: Existing users do not need to reinstall. All bugfixes and additions will come through the regular update channel.

Updated packages

The latest updates from Debian 9.9 (stretch), antiX and MX repos.

New and updated mx-apps

mx-installer (based on gazelle-installer): The installer workflow has been reworked to allow the user to enter system configuration selections while the major system copy is proceeding, speeding up the actual installation time for the user. This is in addition to the encryption cipher options and select-able ESP install location that were previously added. Improvements to the UEFI boot installation routines have been added as well, along with a ton of of other bug fixes.

The kernel has been updated to 4.19.37-2 (linux-image-4.9.0-5 debian package name). So-called “zombieload” patches are included. Existing users can change kernels with the kernels section of MX-PackageInstaller->Popular Apps if they wish.

The MX Manual

Updated mx-manual with revised sections and screenshots, especially pertaining to the installer.

The antiX live-USB system

All the antiX live-USB features, including persistence (up to 20GB!) and remaster.
Significant improvements to the live-usb-maker system. (Special thanks to fehlix & BitJam for the work on live-usb-maker.) In addition, there should be better support for hyper-v environments with the live system.

Improved localization

Thanks to Old Giza and the Translation team, we continue translation refreshes for many mx applications (we love translators!)

Please post feedback here:

If posting hardware issues, please post the output of the terminal command “inxi -Fxrz” or use our “Quick-system-info” from the menu, at a minimum.

If posting nvidia-installer issues, please post the contents of /var/log/ddm.log.

If posting installer issues, please post contents of /var/log/minstall.log and /var/log/minstall.conf

If posting remaster issues, please include the contents of /var/log/live/live-remaster.log

If posting issues with MX-PackageInstaller “Popular Apps”, please post contents of /var/log/mxpi.log or /var/log/mxpi.log.old (whichever contains the log of your issue).

Thank you!

Dolphin Oracle (on behalf of the MX Dev Team)

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