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)

43 thoughts on “MX-19.2 now available!”

    • Hello! Please tell me how to enable reading mode/remove the blue spectrum of the screen? Thanks!
      I look forward to the release of MX KDE

    • Ho installato Mx 19 (Patito Feo) con dual boot sul mio laptop Acer, dove era presente Windows 7 Professional, sperando in un incremento delle prestazioni che in realtà non c’è stato. Cronometro alla mano il tempo di avvio di Mx è di 1 minuto e 28 secondi, quello di Windows 7 è di 1 minuto e 30 secondi. Anche usato solo come browser per internet con Firefox non ho visto miglioramenti.
      Sicuramente ho apprezzato la facilità di installazione e i pacchetti già presenti e la configurazione della stampante in rete multimediale HP Envy
      Ma come è possibile che nel complesso sia così lento?
      Il PC è un Acer 5738ZG con
      Intel Pentium Dual Core Processor T4200 2.0 GHz, 800MHz FSB, 1MB L2 cache
      Schermo 15,6″ Acer CineCrystal LED LCD
      Scheda Video 1791 MB NVIDIA Geoforce G105 TurboCache
      RAM 4GB DDR3
      250 GB HDD
      Acer Nphfy 802.1b/g/Draft-N WLAN
      Grazie per qualsiasi considerazione.

  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…

  4. I already tried 8 or 10 times to install the MX-19.2 and grub does not work, at startup it is always on the command line (grub>) I install ubuntu or mint everything is fine with MX I still couldn’t get it, I never formatted the home.

  5. yaa guys thanks so much i was using ubuntu but now upgraded to mx linux 19.2 but during installation i selected to install using whole disk but then after installing then i got a problem showing me the largest drive partition is still encrypted and more so when i want to open it, it fails and asks for a passphrase. when i do enter the passphrase and root password it still remains with the padlock symbol any help from probably with all the codes necessary will help me
    ooo my name is Joseph and am in Uganda perhaps you can send me any help via email: [email protected]
    please guys i need help ASAP
    kind regards

  6. Obrigado pelo projecto. MX linux 19.2 (xfce) está muito bom.
    Estou a adorar trabalhar com ele. No entanto, gostaria de chamar atenção, para uma futura revisão. A protecção de ecrã quando activada e a suspensão do pc ocorre, por exemplo, quando a tampa do portátil é fechada. Ao reinicializar o sistema, este simplesmente abri e bloqueia completamente.

  7. kde is broke on my dell latitude E6230 I can not see the menu, task bar
    or wallpaper. I have tried apt –fix-missing and resetting everything to default
    in kde system settings but to no avail, nothing works

  8. I was very pleasantly surprised, after 15 years with Linux you managed to bring me back to Debian again.
    Well done guys and girls I can’t believe how stable your distribution is on a laptop that should have been in the trash a long time ago (Acer D257 / 2g ram)

  9. Can’t say enough about the scope and craftsmanship of these two distros, which (IMHO), embody and exalt the vision Linus Torvalds has carefully pursued and protected for nearly three decades. As corporate and government entities around the globe attempt to carve out fiefdoms, expropriating and exploiting the open-source ‘commons’ — by whatever means they can think of — the Linux kernel and distros like MX Linux, continue to stand in their way. Make no mistake: the right of humane beings to lead private lives and live out a peaceful future — is under siege by totalitarians around the world, numbering in the millions. It is up to those of us with the skills, ingenuity, and determination, to expose and thereby prevent them. These are the tools with which we will do that.

  10. Hi

    I downloaded that MX Linux 19.2 and installed on SSD hard drive and installed grub but after rebooting it did not show MX Linux on bootloader list and i did select that SSD hard drive to boot manually and it said error and rebooting. Am clueless why it won’t installed properly. It motherboard is LGA1155 with 16mb ram and i7.

  11. Hi,
    This is the 1st distro when using rkhunter comes with a trojan “xorddos component”. I’ve
    read the forum here and nobody seems to confirm whether it’s a false positive or not. Somebody
    needs to look in to why this error is occurring. Keep in mind right after I installed MX Linux 19.2 I get that error message and others are getting it too.


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