October 4, 2019
Last beta before RC!
Updated iso images
We are pleased to offer MX-19 Beta 3 for testing purposes.
As usual, this beta includes the latest updates from debian 10.1 (buster), antiX and MX repos.
Latest debian 4.19 kernel
Browser: Firefox 69
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
mx-installer (based on gazelle-installer) fixes pertaining to automount issues.
MX Date & Time, to make clock setting chores easier
formatusb, for formatting usb storage devices
mx-packageinstaller now displays version number for flatpak applications.
mx-alerts package for sending emergency messages to users.
mx-updater no longer requires a password to check for updates (still required for installation of updates)
new wallpaper artwork (mx19-artwork package)
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.
“safe” video boot mode from live boot menus should get you to X when all else fails.
almost all mx-apps received translation updates (we love translators)
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:
Run all updates before installing nvidia drivers.
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 also new options in the various live boot menus for this.
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. Beta isos will always report themselves as beta versions in quick-system-info and inxi.
Please place any general feedback here: MX-19 Beta 3 Feedback thread
Any specific bugs can go to our Bug Manager at bugs.mxlinux.org
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).
Dolphin Oracle (on behalf of the MX Dev Team)