MX-21 Release Candidate 1 now available for testing purposes

October 5, 2021

MX-21 series RC1 iso images for testing
–direct downloads:

Xfce Desktop

32 bit Xfce with debian standard 5.10 kernel sha256_checksum md5_checksum signature

64 bit Xfce with debian standard 5.10 kernel sha256_checksum md5_checksum signature

KDE/Plasma Desktop

64 bit KDE/plasma with Debian standard 5.10 kernel sha256_checksum md5_checksum signature

MX-fluxbox

32 bit Fluxbox with Debian standard 5.10 kernel sha256_checksum md5_checksum signature

64 bit Fluxbox with Debian standard 5.10 kernel sha256_checksum md5_checksum signature

MX-21 RC1 is now available for testing. MX-21 is built from debian-bullseye and MX repositories.

Things that are new in MX-21 RC1:

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.
Xfce 4.16, Plasma 5.20, fluxbox 1.3.7 with mx-fluxbox 3.0 configs
User password (sudo) for admin tasks by default. You can switch this in mx-tweak->Other tab.
Many many bugfixes since beta2.

Changes with RC1

All releases: updated installer and live system to latest versions. Many translation updates. The live menus now include special features like rollback options for remasters gone wrong. In addition, we added the mesa vulkan drivers to the default package set. New “mx-comfort” themes are also in use. Better support for some realtek wifi parts. Debian security repo enabled by default. gtk3-nocsd removed from default feature set.

Xfce isos: Updated Xfce packages to latest bug fix releases. Added thunar samba shares plugin (accessible via a folder’s properties dialog in thunar). Updated docklike plugin. Add “thick” variants for xfwm4 mx-comfort themes.

KDE/plasma iso: fix for dolphin file manager crash issues when “Save desktop changes” was utilized during install. various improvements to default settings. New mx-comfort color schemes as part of the MX global themes.

Fluxbox isos: updates to many of the mxfb-accessories scripts, improved localization, general configuration changes. Auto updating menus on package installation. Captions on by default on desktop, and additional pre-configured panel setups. New mx-comfort fluxbox styles.

Feedback for testing should be via forum post:

MX-21_rc1 feedback thread (Xfce)

MX-21_KDE_rc1 feedback thread

MX-21_fluxbox_rc1 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).

Thank you!

Dolphin Oracle (on behalf of the MX Dev Team)

MX Linux