MX-19 “patito feo” released!

MX-19 now available!

October 21, 2019

Updated iso images

–direct download:

Mirrors will populate over time. Other download locations:

Torrents here:

We are pleased to offer MX-19 for your use.

As usual, this iso includes the latest updates from debian 10.1 (buster), antiX and MX repos.

Xfce 4.14

GIMP 2.10.12
MESA 18.3.6
updated firmware
Latest debian 4.19 kernel
patched sudo info

Browser: Firefox 69
Video Player: VLC 3.0.8
Music Manager/Player: Clementine 1.3.1
Email client: Thunderbird 60.9.0
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 and partitioning
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-packageinstaller now features libreoffice upgrades from debian backports (currently 6.3.X) (Popular Apps -> Office )
mx-updater no longer requires a password to check for updates (still required for installation of updates)
new wallpaper artwork (mx19-artwork package)
new app: bash-config to help with theming your bash prompt and managing aliases.
mx-boot-repair has been updated to support more situations (encryption, etc…)
updated themes
tons of misc. updates to the mx tools.
most help files are now available on the iso
updated FAQ (now with translations!)

-antiX live system changes

The latest antiX live system updates, included updated video configurations via vcard boot code.
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. Try “nuke=org” as a boot code if the “safe” options don’t work.

“safe” video boot mode from live boot menus should get you to X when all else fails.

-Improved localization
almost all mx-apps received translation updates (we love translators)

Thank you to all the contributors, supporters, and enthusiasts. MX-19 is for you.

Special thanks to:

New contributor, Nite Coder, for bash-config application and for adding theme-set saving to MX-Tweak.
Enthusiastic forum members JayM, Huckleberry, Richard, Buck Fankers, manyroads, Gerson, skidoo, turtlebay777, and so many others.
To all the beta testers, we can’t name you all, but thank you, thank you, thank you!
To adrian ak-47, kmathern, timkb4cp, for all the work on the MX-apps.
To stevo, timkb4cp, mmikeinsantarosa, and SwampRabbit (new) for all the work on the repos and package porting, especially on bringing in Xfce 4.14
To asqwerth and the art team ( , for getting our art and theming in line.
To fehlix for troubleshooting, from grub to policykit to the live system, and pretty much everywhere else in the MX ecosystem.
To knelsonmeiseter for the help with systemd-shim.
To the debian-init-diverisity team for their work.
To the Forum Moderator team of richb, Eadwine Rose, Paul, Utopia, chrispop99, and rokytnji.1 for keeping the unrulely, well, rulely.
To peregrine for all the work on the website, blog, and help files.
To Jerry3904, for the documentation work, Project Management, and conky configs, and pretty much any other thankless job we can find.
To anticapitilista, BitJam, and antiX-dave for the work on the antiX live system and antiX repos.
To Old Giza and ravrett, for keeping the translations coming!
To everyone at the BDL LUG group, but especially zeb who did some extra installer testing on request and cubiclenate for some documentation help.

and to the rest of the dev team, who put up with a lot to test things that never go public.


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 MX 19 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 also new options in the various live boot menus for this.

For RC1 users, migration notes are at Note that upgrades from 17/18 or betas are not officially supported.

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)

The team: adrian, peregrine, richb, kmathern, timkb4cp, Old Giza, Jerry3904, m_pav, Stevo, Paul, namida12, Utopia, asqwerth, dolphin_oracle, chrispop99, Gaer Boy, Bitjam, antiX-Dave, anticapitalista, mmikeinsantarosa, SwampRabbit, fehlix, Auro Kumar Sahoo, aledie, and AK-47

56 thoughts on “MX-19 “patito feo” released!”

    • MX 19 ist sehr gut aber Treiber für Samsung Drucker was im Kernel ist muss weg !Es wird Scanner nicht erkannt (Xpress c460 Fw ).Was kann man dagegen machen ?I habe zur Zeit keine Lösung gefunden .

  1. Дождались финала! Разработчикам большое спасибо.
    Можно вкратце разъяснить чем финальная версия 22.10.19 отличается от RC1 15.10.19?

  2. Congratulations on the new distro. I leave my computer on with Transmission this night because I saw that the download link had not yet been updated.

  3. Fantastic release! The only bug I am seeing is that often when my computer awakes from a screen blank from being away, the Display Settings window is on my screen for some reason.

  4. Thanks again Dolphin and Team. Donation on the way. Just finished installing as an upgrade and my /home directory is intact. Only had to re-install Wine for 2 Windows apps and all is well. I do believe this is a “snappier” version.

  5. Gracias, agradecido, kudos, petabytes of thanks!!!! I’m a newbie in MX distro, started recently few weeks ago (MX-18.3). Today I installed MX-19 and… is simply… I truly thanks to all the people who made this possible. It is a super great distro!!! Working nicely well on my old coffee-laptop-maker 1.0 x64.
    De todo corazón, agradecido.

  6. After clean install MX 19 x64 (I had MX 18 before) I can’t boot, only entering grub rescue:
    grub rescue error: file `/boot/grub/x86_64-efi/normal.mod` not found

    I tried to boot via usb, and trying repair grub, but it cannot be fixed. Even my Windows boot not detected. Does this happen to anyone else?

    • I had something like this. I found through some digging around that the /boot directory was completely empty. Grub rescue didn’t recognize the fs on two out of three of my hard drives.
      Better yet. rescatux failed (with core dump) to install grub on the same system as well.

      My current theory is either I installed the 386 version on an x64 machine by accident, OR my install medium was corrupt (I used iso on a dvd, so likely transfer issues.) It may have been both. The only question is, how in ghu I was able to run the live cd numerous times without problem on my x64 machine. I would expect that at LEAST dmesg would have been screaming about something if I was running 386 live on an x64 machine.
      I figured install medium corruption was likely when I tried to bring up the live cd again on my borked system to try and fix things. It took twice as long to load, and I could never get into X. I got the splash screen forever– no cheerful green, just gray gray gray. Suddenly I could log in, so I logged in and got… more splash screen. I was able to get a command prompt by killing X and changing tty, using ctrl+alt+F2. There was gibberish in the xlog. I found I couldn’t save anything to my plugged in thumb drive because nothing I tried would mount it. (I got permission problems from root shell, then after that “command not found” from mount though I had spelled it correctly and used it with output just minutes before…) So unfortunately I have no record of what actually happened.After that, I got a little nervous and just shut down the machine.

  7. Thank you for an excellent release, really excellent work! In my opinion MX Linux is unique in that it does everything that I want very well and doesn’t do anything else.

    I’ve signed up for a small monthly donation (I’m poor sorry), and I hope that once my life calms down I will be able to donate some time to help in other ways.

  8. I’m satisfaction with MX Linux, distro stable, friendly, fast and nicer. Congratulations, Team MX! Moutinho, from Brazil.

  9. Hi MX Linux Team,

    Thanks for huge efforts!!!
    I would to ask if this version is Spectre & Meltdown patched or I have to download the latest from Intel?

    Thank you.

  10. Danke an das ganze MX/ANTIX/MEPIS TEAM




  11. @Lookmann: Always a fresh install is the best. (You can copy your home folder to another place on live session and put back later) or choose to keep it during installation, this way most of your your customizations, preferences etc. will be kept.

    @Redy Basuki: You can open a thread (or search) in the forum:

    @Alhumaidy: Don’t worry about Spectre & Meltdown. antiX & MX kernels are already patched not only for those, even for the later ones since a long time ago. Even before MX 19.

  12. Been using 18.3 with no problems. Installation of 19 went smoothly, but now my computer (Toshiba Satellite laptop) experiences constant freeze-ups. All the time. Reinstalled. Same problem. Also, Thunderbird will no longer allow me to import my GMAIL account (although I realize this might be a Thunderbird or Google problem). As of now, version 19 is unusable. for me.

  13. I have been using 18.3 till today and today I have installed 19.0.
    This has great looks besides all the features needed by a normal computer user.
    Thank you MX

  14. I think I am going to have to re-checkout MX. One sentence history: been Windows-free since RedHat 5.1, from MandrakeKDE to Kubuntu to Xubuntu to MintXFCE to DevuanXFCE. My journey away from Mint was because I had extremely annoying issues on my system that started when Mint switched to systemd, and disappeared when I installed Devuan.

    But I check out Distrowatch every few months, just to see out what else is out there because the options are mind-blowing. MX’s popularity there led me here, and MX look REALLY promising to me. I read the post on “MX-19 and systemd” and I don’t care so much that systemd is an option (key word) because I am a realist. I’ve been around long enough to see it EXPLODE on the business side, and I get the need for standardization across thousands of servers. It’s just not for me on MY machine. 🙂

    Now off to install MX in a VM and check it out!

  15. MXLinux was not booting, and I was so disappointed for 5 minutes, but I promptly doubted the quality of “pen drive” and checked again with another pen drive, it worked beautifully. How could I doubt MX Linux : ) ! Awesome job, enjoying it. Thanks to the team.

  16. Has been my primary OS since korora Linux was discontinued ,mx Linux 18 was a awesome distro in many ways with option to choose systemd, having mx tweak utility and many more .
    Was excited about new release having tried my hands on it after release should say in mx Linux 19 I see home , back, forward icon not displayed properly apart from that it’s very good as a primary os on my laptop.

  17. MX-19-x64 ……
    NOT BOOTING from yumi usb
    Complaining of no grub config WTF
    All that hard work an NO GO……… what do you expect for free
    Some one has to pay
    Leaves a lot to be desired

  18. I changed to MX because Mint wouldn’t pick up my printer HP laserjet m1217 mfp. MX picked it up wirelessly right away. THANKS. Although the scanner won’t work…that’s why I duel boot with win.

  19. @David

    You know, HP printers/scanners work in Linux via “hplip” software which is provided / maintained by HP guys… At least, you can find / install the latest version of hplip in MX Package Installer (Stable / Test Repos). Also newest stable kernels.. (sometimes latest kernels can make it work…)

  20. واحد من افضل التنظيمات المتواجدة علي الأثير
    one of the best distro I’ve ever used as an operating system,
    Im only disturbed by the many MX configurators
    There are many setting and configuration programs for the same thing, plus MX conf. its really to much, Please reduce it to single app.
    really a great operating system, successful work, I like it,

    five star plus

  21. I installed MX o my old laptop (packard bell) and it works fine like a new one ! I also installed it into two other PC.
    It’s the best and rapid distribution for the years 2017….2019.
    1000 of thanks to the all the team.
    Merci beaucoup
    Bonne continuation 🙂

  22. After 2 Years pased into some Linux Distro (using windows 7 daily) . now i think the LOVE is MAGIC MX19…for me……… BUTttttttttttttttttttttt.Plsssssssssssssssssssssss black screen after installing nvidia driver PLSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!
    This the unic horrybilis PROBLEM.
    i have Nvidia Quadro 2000 and impossible to install drivers on MX 19.some help is good(lol). Thnx

  23. Dedoimedo has made his final decision on the best Xfce distro of 2019. It is MX-18.
    Best Xfce distro of 2019
    Updated: December 22, 2019

    ”Indeed, [MX Linux MX-18] Continuum delivered well on all fronts – aesthetics, networking, media, peripherals, performance. It was elegant, designed with style, and trying very hard to be friendly both to new and veteran users alike, something that isn’t easy to do. A good, strong start…”

    “…MX-19 was a nice product, with good connectivity and speed…But then, things came undone – I noticed problems I didn’t have before… I was unreservedly happy with MX-18, but I didn’t feel the same connection with the newest version…Bugs sure don’t help. This is a recommended distro, but its worst enemy is – ITS EARLIER SELF…

    “…MX Linux MX-18 takes the lead once again…

    ”All in all, ’tis a reason to be jolly, but there’s also something we must carefully consider. And that is the fact MX-19 wasn’t as good as the previous edition.”

  24. Having issue installing mx linux 19 . I have build my computer with AMD along with MSI board and graphics card. I have windows installed and I’m trying to have mx linux 19 installation going but during the process instead of going to demo desktop after the initial setup it just shut off instead. Any idea what I’m doing wrong? Please help

  25. Always the best distro !
    It’s really a complete, stable and rapid distribution. Material recognition is top!
    Thanks to the hole MX team.

  26. Hi folks, after many years on Xubuntu I gave a chance to your distro. Very very impressed, i’m quite happy of my decision, think I’ll be around for a while. My compliments, keep going your very well done job.

  27. Grazie veramente per il vostro lavoro che ha prodotto un sistema veramente fantastico anche per salvare pc veramente vecchi e con hardware che ormai non riusciva più a trovare aggiornamenti ottimali. Ho usato il vostro Brutto (Bellissimo !) anatroccolo su un acer aspire del 2000 (1gb di ram e solo 64gb di ram!) con una sola porta usb funzionante e un lettore di disco che non riusciva a leggere neppure i cd odierni sia vuoti che con dati. Il bios anche aggiornato non mi permetteva di usare una usb bootable e il cd reader inservibile lo avrebbero destinato al macero ma grazie a plop boot manager consigliato dal vostro manuale e a consigli in rete ho potuto installare il vostro OS ed avete veramente riportato in vita un morto perché ora il lettore legge e scrive cd/dvd e l’unica porta usb sana riconosce un hub a tre porte (che prima non riconosceva!) e per cui ora può essere usato anche con il mouse e le altre due porte servono per le usb. Questopc servirà per una bimba che ha forti difficoltà scolastiche e i vostri programmi per bimbi della primaria sono veramente fantastici anche la grafica è veramente bella e semplice l’utilizzo. Ho potuto salvare anche il mio portatile acquisito che sarebbe stato buttato (un hp compaq 6720s con cpu celeron da 64bit e con ram 3gb e rom utilizzabile 111 gb – del 2008) e ora con la versione 64 bit del brutto anatroccolo è diventato un bel cigno e non si surriscalda più come prima ed è diventato persino silenzioso. Non so davvero come non ringraziarvi per il vostro prezioso servizio. Disegno e per cui sto cercando di preparare dei possibili wallpaper con cui spero di poter contribuire in parte per dire grazie.


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