MX-19.2 now available!

June 1, 2020
Updated iso images
–direct download:

Mirrors will populate over time. Other download locations:

Torrents here:

We are pleased to offer MX-19.2. for your use.

MX-19.2 is the second refresh of our MX-19 release, consisting of bugfixes and application updates since our original release of MX-19. If you are already running MX-19, there is no need to reinstall. Packages are all available thru the regular update channel.

Migration notes are here:

The standard MX-19.2 releases (32 bit and 64 bit) feature the latest debian 4.19 kernel and unlike in the past the kernel will now auto-update along with debian sources by default.

The AHS (Advanced Hardware Support) iso features a debian 5.6 kernel, mesa 20, as well as a new updated firmware package.

As usual, this release includes the latest updates from debian 10.4 (buster) and MX repos.

Xfce 4.14
GIMP 2.10.12
MESA 18.3.6 (20.0.7 ahs)
updated firmware
Latest debian 4.19 kernel (5.6 ahs)
Browser: Firefox 76
Video Player: VLC 3.0.10
Music Manager/Player: Clementine 1.3.1
Email client: Thunderbird 68.6.1
Office suite: LibreOffice 6.1.5 (plus security fixes) (6.4 available in MX-Packageinstaller->Popular Apps)
and more in the MX repositories.

–New and updated mx-apps since 19.1. Highlights include:

mx-installer (based on gazelle-installer) – new – -oem commandline switch for OEM style installations. When you specify – -oem, user accounts will be set up on the first reboot rather than during install. This feature is a little experimental right now but you can specify it from the commandline. (minstall-pkexec – -oem). There is also a new “live-log” tab in the gui so you can see the background commands being run real time.
mx-packageinstaller – new confirmation dialogs added to installs and removal operations for both apt and flatpak installations.
conky-manager – updated so that conky configs can be saved on a per Desktop Environment/Window Manager basis. You can have a different conky on fluxbox than you have on Xfce, no muss, no fuss.
mx-conky-data: our collection of pre-built conky configurations received a ton of bug fixes and enhancements.
MX-Fluxbox – MXFB got a whole ton of updates, including localized default menus, updated art work, new vertical launcher bar, updated docs, and a new mx tool to manage the idesk desktop settings.

Many mx-apps received translation updates (we love translators)

Known issues with MX 19.2 final:

Some users with intel video chipsets may need to use “i915.invert_brightness=1” boot code as some machines apparently have brightness values backwards in the driver. There are options in the various live boot menus for this.

Any specific bugs can go to our Bug Manager at

If posting hardware issues, please post the output of “quick-system-info” from the menu (now in the default favorites!) or terminal, at a minimum.
If posting nvidia-installer issues, please post the contents of /var/log/ddm.log.
If posting remaster issues, please include the contents of /var/log/live/live-remaster.log
If posting installer issues, please include the contents of /var/log/minstall.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 to all the contributors, supporters, and enthusiasts. MX-19 is for you.

Thank you!

Dolphin Oracle (on behalf of the MX Dev Team)

29 thoughts on “MX-19.2 now available!”

  1. When I ran updates, there is no indication that the kernel is upgrading over the shipped version (from 11/11/19). Are we just supposed to use MX Package Installer and select the Debian 5.4 kernel if we want to upgrade to the newest LTS kernel?

  2. Congratulations my team 🙂 Well done and thankyou!!! If you keep going like this, you can even reach the moon 😀

  3. Dear MX team,

    For me MX linux is the best option when it comes to remastering.
    I tried *several* distros and I did not find anyone having the same comfort an ease to remaster.

    Also running (remastered, customized) ISO in RAM opens the door to a bunch of use cases.
    ( rescue, testing new things/softwares/desktops with easy fallback by reboot, online banking having no traces on PC after reboot, lightweight iso having only 1 environment for 1 specific task, … )

    I started to run in RAM and found it quite stable. My plan was to use it as temporary solution for a few weeks. Now with the arrival of 19.2 I noticed that it is already a long period since my start in MX17, so this is a few years now i stick to this “temporary” solution.

    Now the release of AHS has better support for the macbook I also started to use.

    Also for me, MX is the primary OS and I was able to convince some friends and colleagues to make use of.


    • I imagine support for Ryzen 7 3700x would be better in a 5 series kernel than stock 4.19 kernel.

      Also the 5 series kernels perform better better than 4.19(flatus velocitas 🙂 )……………. actually I’m going to install MXLinux at the weekend…


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