MX-19.3 now available!

November 11, 2020

Updated iso images
–direct download:

Mirrors will populate over time. Other download locations:

Torrents here:

We are pleased to offer MX-19.3 for your use.

MX-19.3 is the third 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-19.3 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 5.8 kernel, mesa 20, as well as a new updated firmware package.

The KDE iso has also been updated, and being based on AHS, also has the 5.8 kernel and updated firmware and mesa packages.

As usual, this release includes the latest updates from debian 10.6 (buster) and MX repos.

Xfce 4.14 or KDE/plasma 5.15
GIMP 2.10.12
MESA 18.3.6 (20.1.8 ahs)
Latest debian 4.19 kernel (5.8 ahs)
Browser: Firefox 82
Video Player: VLC 3.0.11
Music Manager/Player: Clementine 1.3.1
Email client: Thunderbird 68.12.0
Office suite: LibreOffice 6.1.5 (plus security fixes) (LO 7 is available in MX-Packageinstaller->Popular Apps)
and more in the MX repositories.

–New and updated mx-apps since 19.2. Highlights include:

mx-installer (based on gazelle-installer) fix pertaining to autoinstall and ESP flag setting on UEFI setups.
mx-snapshot – misc. enhancements, including a reset network connections function in the gui.
mx-packageinstaller – updated kernel entries and misc. improvements
misc. improvements to the antiX live system, including live system will no longer set alt+shift by default for keyboard switching.

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

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)

40 thoughts on “MX-19.3 now available!”

  1. I have had mx linux on my computer for a year now, really works perfectly and as far as I know very safe, had no problem yet
    automations will be upgraded after 19.3
    now also use the rc2 version of avlinux mxe really top my favorite music distro avlinux in combination with my other favorite mxlinux what more could a person want, thank you
    it is unfortunate that I cannot make a donation for support
    because mxlinux not ideal support (european banking system)

  2. MX-Linux is a good alternative to void; seems to have more devs

    The only part I’d love to see improved is the installer. The fedora
    installer is quite simple to use and convenient; I’d wish the MX
    installer would be as simple too (or perhaps offer more than
    one variant, as an additional option, for faster “poweruser”

    Not many systemd-free distributions left, so I take the opportunity
    with MX linux for sure.

  3. My 19.2 –> 19.3 upgrade automatically is done.
    No Problems at all, I’m working with 19.3 now for a couple of hours.

    Thanks a lot to the MX-Team!

  4. When I am installing Wine. ( 19.3_x64 / AHS )
    This happened —-> Problem detected while instaling.please inspect the console output.
    What do I have to do?

  5. I LOVE MXLinux but the only deal-breaker for me is “I am unable to disable middle mouse paste”. I use laptop and even when I scroll page with two fingers it pasts, which is irritating. I tried many distros and the reason why I love MXLinux is its AHS. My laptop is quite older and other distros don’t support my Intel WiFi out of the box except MXLinux. Only Windows10 and MXL supports my Intel WiFi. BUT if you could tweak or atleast suggest how to disable middle mouse paste settings I would stick to it forever. Lot’s of Love!

  6. Working perfectly on my HP Stream 14. Bluetooth, Wireless, Display Brightness Keys, Wireless on/off, Volume Keys, everything …

  7. I have been working with GNU/Linux since its inception and I have thoroughly tested many distributions. But this MXLinux is unsurpassed. It never ceases to surprise me. For stability, ease of use and great completeness. Great great job!

  8. LOL I was just flashing a USB with an image of 19.2, for my new (used) pc, and I just came to read some news and theres a new version, thats cool, gotta love seeing how you guys keep this updated all the time, I was going with mint 20 but then I just like 19.2 xfce was so cool on my old pc, so I just cannot leave like that!

    Keep at the good work guys, waiting for mx 20!!

  9. I think there’s a bug in the installer. Formatting to ext4 fails consistently, seemingly there’s a typo in the mkfs command – there’s a chapeau (^) before the “64” flag. Manual formatting the partition with exact same parameters (sans chapeau) is OK, but the installer forces to reformat the partition and then fails. Same with ext3fs.
    I tried using btrfs, but the installer greyed out installing grub to EFI, only MBR or PBR offered and that resulted in unbootable machine.

    I worked around this by installing the MX-19.2 version and doing an apt distro-upgrade. After that it works well on this MacBookPro 2010

    I found the installation to be faster if the live system was booted with the toram parameter.

    Some wishes for future default settings: /tmp in tmpfs and swap in RAM (zram) – or give a clickable yes/no option at installation time. I find myself changing this first thing after every install.

    • our ext4 formatting command does not have a 64 flag. this is the ext4 command.

      mkfs.ext4 -F /dev/sda1 -L “rootMX19”

      ext4 is the most tested format for MX. If you want to provide the /var/log/minstall.log we will take a look. you can post it in the forum, not here in the blog.

  10. Anyone try making a live-USB with persistence in 19.3 XFCE? If you do, good luck saving anything you change, like desktop backgrounds or new file folders on the desktop. On a reboot it will not be there. I’ll have to try doing it in 19.2 to see if the same problem existed.

    • working fine on my live usb. you do have to make sure you are using the persistence boot codes on subsequent boots. the legacy boot as a Functin Key save menu and the UEFI mode has an option to save a custom entry.

      • Okay, that left me way deep in the weeds; regret I have no idea what that means. Persistence was set as a percentage of the USB stick capacity using the make live usb tool. But the tool doesn’t actually configure the stick to run in persistent mode? If not, it should, otherwise what’s the point of setting persistence up? I have verified UEFI from BIOS settings, and in Mint 19.2 64-bit via terminal command(s), on my 64-bit machine. Thanks for trying to help.

        • what live usb tool? Ours? Ours sets freespace, but not persistence, and the ubuntu live usb makers do something completely different. We always make persistence files on first boot of the live-usb with the persistence option enabled. I’ve done a lot of videos, but this one is pretty complete in explaining the boot options. around 13:45 I show the UEFI versions of the F-key menus shown in the first part of the video, including creation of persistence.

          • Thank You dolphin_oracle! Your video showed me what you said in your earlier reply, and I was able to set up persistence! Now I’m on my way to breaking MX-19.3 by trying other desktops. :). Also, my earlier comment about persistence referred to the MX Live-USB tool; I had clicked on “Show Advanced Options”, and set the size of the ESP Partition, not realizing how dang far in the weeds I already was at that point, and confusing the ESP Partition with the persistence reserved size, since I never knew how it was done on any distro.

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