MX-19 now available!
October 21, 2019
Updated iso images
Mirrors will populate over time. Other download locations: https://mxlinux.org/download-links/
Torrents here: https://mxlinux.org/torrent-files
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.
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…)
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.
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 (https://mxlinux.org/blog/mx19-artwork-thanks-and-attribution/) , 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 https://mxlinux.org/migration Note that upgrades from 17/18 or betas are not officially supported.
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)
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