MX-19.4 now available!

March 31, 2021

Updated iso images
–direct download:
32 bit Xfce/fluxbox with debian standard 4.19 kernel

64 bit Xfce/fluxbox debian with standard 4.19 kernel

64 bit Xfce/fluxbox with AHS 5.10 kernel

64 bit KDE/plasma with AHS 5.10 kernel

Mirrors will populate over time. Other download locations:

Torrents here:

We are pleased to offer MX-19.4 for your use.

MX-19.4 is the fourth 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-19.4 releases (32 bit and 64 bit) feature the latest debian 4.19 kernel.

The AHS (Advanced Hardware Support) iso features a debian 5.10.24 kernel, mesa 20.3 updates, as well as a new updated firmware packages.

The KDE iso has also been updated, and being based on AHS, also has the 5.10.24 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 (20.3.4 ahs)
Latest debian 4.19 kernel (5.10 ahs)
Browser: Firefox 87
Video Player: VLC 3.0.12
Music Manager/Player: Clementine 1.3.1
Email client: Thunderbird 68.12.0 (78.9 available in test repo)
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 19.3. Highlights include:

mx-installer (based on gazelle-installer) password strength indicator and other improvements.
mx-snapshot – misc. enhancements, including a new cli mode suitable for scripting.
mx-packageinstaller – updated kernel entries and misc. improvements
mx-tweak – fixes to custom theme set features
system-keyboard-qt – a new tool for setting your systemwide keyboard (unlike the Xfce keyboard tool, which is session oriented)
job-scheduler – a gui front end for the cron job system standard on most linux distros.

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)

73 thoughts on “MX-19.4 now available!”

  1. When will these updates become available? I just ran some updates and I even restarted my computer and it still shows version 19.3

  2. I keep saying I use MX because:
    It works!
    The MX Dev Team is incredibly competent!
    The community is great!

    Thank you for all your work !!!


  3. Espectacular el trabajo que se esta haciendo con MXLinux, la uso desde hace un año y siempre está ahí fiable y muy eficiente. Seguro que esta nueva versión. aún funcionará mejor y más poderosa.

    Spectacular the work that is being done with MXLinux, I have been using it for a year and it is always there reliable and very efficient. Sure this new version. it will still work better and more powerful.

  4. MX es una gran distribución y muy sólida con el respaldo de sus desarrolladores. Un gran aplauso para todo el equipo de MX y gracias por regalarnos su tiempo y dedicación para nuestro bienestar.

  5. Tried soon (2 weeks ago) Linux Mind and Ubuntu latest versions (just to test for my friend) … I was disappointed … The MX Linux that I like and use is much better from these.
    Congratulationns, everything is ok with (MX19.4), after clean install, but can yo please chek and think about the stupid Gray Trash Icon, that was changed in MX18… and still is the same?.
    Please, if possible change it like it was in MX17
    The Empty Trash-(was) Green Icon/
    Files in Trash for delete-(was) Red Icon.
    It’s much better visible and conveniently.

  6. I’ve been a Linux user for over 25 years, and am currently running Mint on a workstation and a laptop. I started with Slackware, then switched to S.u.S.E. before it was openSUSE, and I ran Red Hat before it became RHEL. I’ve mostly been a Debian or Debian-based user. However, it wasn’t until today (April 1, 2021) when I finally decided to give MX Linux a try. I love the fact that you have a choice between SysV or systemd, and I wanted go back to using SysV. I also wanted to make sure I could still use ZFS, because that’s how I have my Mint workstation configured. So, I set up a VM in VirtualBox, made all my configurations, and within an hour, I downloaded the “19.4” iso, configured a VM to my specs, installed MX Linux, and setup 4 virtual disks into a RAIDZ configuration with ZFS. I then tested the default Xfce desktop, and so far, I am quite pleased. I will continue to put MX Linux through its paces, to make sure it can handle everything I currently use. If so, then I might switch over completely. So, why did it take so long for me to give MX Linux a try? I want to make sure this distro remains stable for years to come. After Mandrake and MEPIS were dissolved years ago, I’ve been very reluctant, because I’d hate for the same fate to occur.

    • You missed MX 18 then – this was one of these releases that somehow turned into the perfect distro (and the fastest of the previous decade, and this I should not wonder). The shift to systemd and debian going out of their way to make using another init as difficult as possible seems to have created problems in 19 but it is still a stellar job.

    • Saludos, a todos, Excelente trabajo el del equipo de MX LINUX. Si me sumo a la espera de un MX Linux BASE 19.4 en limpio sin las aplicaciones de la versión ISO. Gracias, Excelente trabajo.

  7. I haven’t even really noticed that the update from 19.3 to 19.4 was carried out.
    Everything worked flawlessly and was done in a few minutes when I think of Windows …

  8. Hola equipo MX Linux mis felicitaciones por esta gran distro, cada vez más sólida, veloz y segura, llevo más de un año utilizandola y no me defrauda nunca, cada vez sorprende más, sigan adelante.

  9. Xfce MX-19.4 running on a HP Z series “professional workstation” ? with commercial software for photographics and basic video editing on MX-19.4. i also have to have a Windows 7 professional on another HP Z series for heavy video editing.

    Having some window freezing on MX-19.4 random not predictable i use kill to shut window terminal. Z series are notoriously bad on Debian derivatives.Even though Z series are rubbish… MX-19.4 is ridiculously fast on it..

    03/04/2021 England.

    • mx 19.4 installed in NVME PCIe 3×4 setup, ThinkStation P500 workstation, Xeon 10 core, 8 gigs ram, Tweak feature quick info reports storage drive speed as 31.6 G/s, this thing smokes fast!

  10. Great job, MX team! I think MX Linux is one of the best distros around, at least for a workstation (didn’t use it for server purposes yet). I love the (in theory) midweight concept, the 32 bits version even runs on a Intel Atom netbook with 1GB of RAM, so in my opinion any hardware that you could reasonably use for light desktop use (say, most computers from 2009 or later) can run MX Linux. So in theory, midweight, but in practice you only need one distro for old and new hardware. I like Mint too, but it is more resource hungry, so you need slightly better hardware for that.
    And in addition to that, the live features are simply unrivalled, the remastering, the encryption, how the persistence is set up.
    MX is top-notch! Thanks team for your hard work.

  11. The only thing I wish is that this included the latest version of XFCE but I guess it must not have been tested enough to use that so looking forward to when that will finally be released.

  12. Which 4.19 kernel should we be on? I’ve run all updates through the terminal, currently on 4.19.0-13 (4.19.160-2). That kernel is from 11/28/20. Is there are newer kernel we should install in MX Package Installer?

    Also, a little while back, I installed 5.10, but it didn’t work with suspend resume. I uninstalled it through the package installer, but it still appears in GRUB and you can even boot into it. Is there a way to cleanly remove this from the system?

    Thanks for any help, keep up the great work.

  13. Successfully update to 4.19.16-0-amd64 (4.19.181-1), date 03/19/21. Suspend/resume works fine. Is there a reason kernels don’t update through sudo apt-get upgrade and require the use of the package installer instead? All I need to sort out is how to get the previous kernel and 5.1 off the system, not seeing an option in the MX Package Installer to uninstall them. Thanks again.

  14. Xfce. ( Pixeluvo )

    Pixeluvo is a fast commercial image editor that I use to quickly touchup photographs, it is a no-nonsense program quick simple and effective. It has always worked on Linux desktops with no problem including Debian, and so on. For some reason it would not work on “MX-19.4 patito feo.” It give all types of error messages about QT. I found if you change the desktop menu command to /opt/pixeluvo/bin/Pixeluvo64

    It runs with no more problems. The error messages it was giving were totally misleading.
    So naturally you would edit the edit launcher the menu.

  15. Congratulations! Really great job as usual! This distro works successfully as no other one, in my opinion, for quite old machines such as my 2011 notebook HP G61! Keep on improving!

  16. normal update without reinstall from mx 19 to mx 20 will be in the future?
    also this is very fast and best debian-based distro better than ubuntu and mint also better and faster than LMDE4

  17. ¿Hay alguna manera de que no se bloquee o congele el sistema en la hibernacion o suspension ya que 19.4 KDE con el kernel 5.10 se bloquea y hay que apagar por las bravas para poder seguir trabajando?
    Un saludo

  18. The best distro of my life. I thank the day i discovered MX Linux. I played around with all linux distros and windows included but MX Linux is the winner. I installed it on my all computers. The decision to embrace KDE was an excellent choice. Thank you for this amazing OS

  19. Ive been using linux for 2-6 months, trying out all the different distro’s(as u do), and this is the one(atm!) 4 me. Thanks! Ish,Ish! Xxx

  20. thanks guys for the great system, my computer is dual core and i see a huge difference between xfce and kde, while xfce using 800mb of memory so kde using just 360mb.
    all the best! ✌

  21. Gran trabajo del equipo MX linux… para mí la mejor distro, de la que no pienso moverme.
    Sería muy agradecido una versión 19.4 base, perfecto para mí y para otros según veo en éstos comentarios.
    Abrazo a todos y todas

  22. Bonjour à tous,
    Depuis la version 19.4 AHS, le pc met plus de 30 minutes pour démarrer. C’est la première fois que cela survient. J’utilise MX depuis plusieurs années et je l’adore, mais cela devient pour moi inutilisable. Le Windows en dual boot démarre pourtant rapidement. C’est bizarre.

  23. Bonjour à tous,
    Je suis trop content, c’était juste un Dvd qui empechait le pc de demarrer. Le systeme cherchait à booter sur le dvd.
    J’utilise Mx depuis la version 14 et c’est pour moi la meilleure distro linux.
    Thanks for the great Job of the team.

  24. I love this MX, I installed it today, but I have a audio problem. I cant hear anything. I tride very difficult things but nothings works.

    Maybe any friendly guy may help me?
    A little tip what I still can do what I maybe forgot?
    That would be very kindly, thank you very much.

    • Aart,
      op een oude computers voor 2007 HP en Acer had ik schoon Linuxmint 19 en 20 maar erg traag.
      in het blad computer idee las ik over MX Linux 19.4 deze op alle twee ge installeert ,het start veel sneller op en een heel mooi programma en dat voor een 79 jarige.

  25. Creo que deberían de cambiar el logo que da un muy mal aspecto y sobre todo ya cambiar la tienda por otra más intuitiva con imagenes o al menos con los íconos de las aplicaciones. Con esos sutiles cambios se que ganaría más usuarios aún. Saludos.-

    • Package ‘spacefm’ has no installation candidate
      There was a problem updating sources. Some sources may not have provided updates. For more info check: /var/log/mxpi.log
      spacefm udevil

      Unable to apply some actions, aborting
      Building tag database…


      Unable to apply some actions, aborting
      Building tag database…

      linux-image-amd64 linux-headers-amd64

      Unable to apply some actions, aborting
      Building tag database…

  26. Hi,
    Best Linux distro for me, keep going in the same direction. I look forward to new, even more improved versions. Good luck !!!

  27. Usualy I use Mint, but since my computer died, I had to buy a new one, wasn’t very careful – only cared about power and price – Mint and my new hardware – not a very friendly relationship, But wiht MX (ahs) everything OK out of the box – tried xfce and KDE somehow I prefer KDE, both GOOD

  28. Gostaria de parabenizar os desenvolvedores e todos aqueles envolvidos no projeto! A distro MX para mim está a frente de todas as outras distros. Saudações do Brasil!

  29. I have spent dozens of hours trying to install different new released Linux distros on my new laptop machine: HP Pavilion 15-eg0079nw with Optimus technology. The only one installation which was successful was with MX-19.4.1_x64 KDE, “ahs. Both GPUs well supported: Intel TigerLake GT2 [Iris Xe Graphics] and NVIDIA TU117M [GeForce MX450]. Thanks so much for Your work!

  30. I’m thoroughly happy with MX 19 installed from a magazine-DVD. Thank you so much! (My only inconvenience ist that the touchpad of my laptop is too sensitive and too fast when scrolling. (Doesn’t show up in Quick System Info, the main bits of this copied below.) I have always applied all updates but this doesn’t seem to go further than 19.2. My question here: upgrade to 19.4 or better straight to 21, considering my hardware? Any pitfalls?

    System: Host: mx Kernel: 4.19.0-18-amd64 x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 8.3.0
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-4.19.0-18-amd64

    Desktop: Xfce 4.14.2 tk: Gtk 3.24.5 info: xfce4-panel wm: xfwm4 dm: LightDM 1.26.0
    Distro: MX-19.2_x64 patito feo May 31 2020 base: Debian GNU/Linux 10 (buster)
    Machine: Type: Laptop System: Hewlett-Packard product: HP ProBook 6560b v: A0001D02

    CPU: Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core i5-2520M bits: 64 type: MT MCP

    Graphics: Device-1: AMD Seymour [Radeon HD 6400M/7400M Series] vendor: Hewlett-Packard
    driver: radeon v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 1002:6760
    Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.4 driver: ati,radeon unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa
    resolution: 1600×900~60Hz

    Repos: No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list
    Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian-stable-updates.list
    1: deb buster-updates main contrib non-free
    Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian.list
    1: deb buster main contrib non-free
    2: deb buster/updates main contrib non-free
    Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mx.list
    1: deb buster main non-free


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