MX-21 Fluxbox is built from Debian-bullseye and MX repositories. The Fluxbox edition is new to the MX-21 series. On more limited equipment it may be a good choice because of the desktop’s lower resource requirements. It is also a features a more limited set of applications installed by default than our flagship release, as well as a customized fluxbox “desktop” experience.
–direct download of testing images:
Fluxbox release-specific things that are new in the beta 1
–Fluxbox-centric release with a few traditional Xfce applications to round out the feature set.
–Settings manager (similar to Xfce settings manager)
–A traditional default panel (tint2 panel) with a collection of pre-built configurations to choose from along with a expanded set of applications for panel management.
–mx-fluxbox 3.0 settings and tools suite–expanded and revised apps and keys files
*revised Help doc (with 10 translations)
*desktop link to dedicated YouTube channel for MX-Fluxbox
*default inclusion of many former goodies such as mxfb-quickshot and mxfb-timer
*tiling options by default, using Ctrl + 1-9 or alternatives (→ keys)
General things that are new in the MX beta 1
–New and updated applications
–New installer partition selection area, including some lvm support if lvm volume exists already
–New UEFI live system boot menus. Now you can select your live boot options (persistence, etc…) from the boot menu and submenus rather than using the previous console menus.
–User password (sudo) for admin tasks by default. You can switch this in mx-tweak->Other tab.
With this beta 1 release, we are particularly interested to continue testing the new UEFI live system boot menus along with the installer. Virtualbox testing is welcome, but we are looking for edge cases on real hardware for the most part. Any errors and/or bugs resulting from the fluxbox configurations and tools are also of particular interest for this release.
–the wallpaper is a little busy and the current conky gets washed out a little. looks better on some screens than on others. That will get worked out after default wallpaper is chosen.
–32bit iso only : there is an error message when you boot the iso in virtualbox. also the virtualbox guest additions are not pre-installed on the 32 bit iso.
–MX Package Installer: test repo and backports tabs will not display anything, for obvious reasons, the repos don’t exist or are empty at this time. Feel free to test popular application installations though.
– Fluxbox Submenus are not yet all translated.
Feedback for testing should be via forum post here: MX-21 fluxbox beta 1 feedback thread
Be sure to include proper system data, including the output of quick-system-info.
If posting nvidia-installer (ddm-mx) 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)