MX-19 Beta 1 available for testing

MX-19 Beta 1 available for testing


August 25, 2019

Updated iso images

–direct download:

We are pleased to offer MX-19 Beta 1 for testing purposes.

Updated packages

The latest updates from debian 10 (buster), antiX and MX repos.

Xfce 4.14

GIMP 2.10.12
MESA 18.3.6
updated firmware
4.19.5 kernel

Browser: Firefox 68
Video Player: VLC 3.0.8
Music Manager/Player: Clementine 1.3.1
Email client: Thunderbird 60.8.0
Office suite: LibreOffice 6.1.5 (plus security fixes)

and more in the MX repositories.

–New and updated mx-apps

formatusb, for formatting usb storage devices
mx-packageinstaller now displays version number for flatpak applications.
mx-alerts package for sending emergency messages to users.
tons of misc. updates to the mx tools.
most help files are now available on the iso

-antiX live system changes

The latest antiX live system updates, included improved support for hyper-v and kvm.
improved support for frugal installations on ntfs devices
live system now boots with a informative text-based boot splash.

Improved localization
almost all mx-apps received translation updates (we love translators, and BTW we are looking for a new translations co-coordinator)


sysVinit remains the default init system. systemd is available as a boot option on installed systems (but not on live systems). In other words, exactly the same as MX17/18.

Set your gtk scaling in Appearance, log out/log in and Qt apps should follow the scaling set.

New conky configs (conky-manager for selections)

Known issues with beta:

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.

The beta will receive updates over time through the repositories, but certain items, such as the live system and some user settings defaults, will not be obvious without some user intervention.

Please place any general feedback here: MX-19 Beta 1 Feedback thread

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 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!

Dolphin Oracle (on behalf of the MX Dev Team)

39 thoughts on “MX-19 Beta 1 available for testing”

  1. Testing 19-Beta-1 on my Acer Aspire One Netbook. Quite fast foran old machine!

    Some windows (MXTools) are too high for the screen, Maybe some/one of dev’s could look into that? Maximum height 550 pixels, for instance. Scrolling works, so give it a try…

  2. To Dolphin Oracle, can the beta ISO be run in UEFI machines without having to disable secureboot? Debian 10 can do that, I think, so can MX19 Beta 1 do the same? Just to make sure I can boot into it properly, thank you.

  3. Vertical dark band using my Canolide 100 scanner with LMCE 19, 19.1 caused me to desert LMCE. I haven’t had a chance to test MX 18.3 or 19beta on the scanner but when I get back to my home I will. They are working wonderfully on my Dell Latitude laptop.

  4. Installed and running fine on my Dell PrecisionT1700, I am sure that the final product will be even better. Good work by the team,well done.

    Não é possivel imaginar o sistema rodando o servidor Samba, sem ter a função de Hibernar ativada !

  6. Hello,
    When the final version comes out, will we be able to upgrade from the beta version to the final release? or will it be necessary to reinstall?
    P.S. I have been distro hopping since a few months, and I always keep coming back to MXLinux. The only complaint I have is that the apps aren’t available in more recent versions. Now I do understand that the newer versions of apps must be totally free of bugs before being available in MXLinux repositories…

  7. فکر کنم در ایران فقط من میدونم ام اکس چیه. بهتر از مینت و اوبونتو و حتی فدورا و دبین. عالی عالی عالی.
    Keep up the good work
    From Tehran, with love

  8. I guess it’s about time that I noticed this!

    MX 18.3 has been superb. Just put MX-19 Beta 1 on a USB stick and I am testing it now. I put the hardware information on the forum Beta 1 testing page; all is going well, no issues on thus far. I typically do not run into many issues with Debian-based software, and both antiX and MX Linux have similarly excellent results on my system.

  9. Go on with your excellent work.
    Congratulations! I love your reliable, fast, stable distribution. It’s made with love and one can feel it!

  10. Amazing work! Out of the box and no screen tearing, found wifi drivers instantly and surprisingly smoother than MX 18 on myolder Dell 5420.

    Thank you!

  11. OK! Установил в VirtualBox ноутбука Aser FX2511 и второй системой на ASUS N750JV.
    Проблем пока не обнаружил! Удобный выбор приложений и отлично сгруппированы инструменты. Всё заработало из коробки!
    Основная моя система – Linux Mint Cinnamon, знаком с MX-17, MX-18.
    Спасибо за отличную работу и желаю успехов в дальнейшем!
    P.S. Мне 73 года, но с Вашим продуктом отлично справляюсь – спасибо!

  12. What is it with the number 19 and LINUX?
    LMCE 19 19.1 19.2 as well as LM xfce introduced a vertical dark strip when using my Canolide 100 scanner. This was blamed on Ubuntu.
    I switched to LMDE and the strip ceased to exist. One up for Debian.
    Then I experimented with MX 18 and again no vertical strip.
    However when MX 19 beta became available the strip re-appeared.
    So much for blaming Ubuntu. Debian now shares the scanner fault.
    I have become used to Linux MX 18 and 19 (don’t see much difference) but I hope this scanner problem can be eliminated.

  13. Downloading and will install as a full system rather than via a virtual drive. Been very pleased with MX versions thus far and I’m looking forward to testing this latest beta version.

  14. Bonsoir je test actuellement la version beta 2 sur mon vieux pc , elle a l’aire stable et surtout bien fini ( j’adore ) vous pensez que je peut la mettre sur mon pc principale ? il faut mieux attendre la version RC ? merci a vous


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