The application alien is a CLI command that allows you to install an RPM package on a Debian system or just convert it into a deb file.


Install alien and fakeroot from the repos.


Single Step rpm install

To install an rpm package, open a console in the same directory where the package is and type :

Time settings


If your clock time is always wrong, there are 4 possible issues:

  • wrong timezone
  • wrong selection of UTC versus local time
  • BIOS clock set wrong
  • time drift

These issues are usually addressed in MX-15 using Start menu > System > TimeSet, in MX-16 with Start menu > System > Time Settings. The command line method described here may be desired or--in the case of antiX--required.

Frugal installation


A frugal install goes onto an existing partition and can co-exist with other frugal installs, with installed Linux or installed Windows. The major benefit is you get to take advantage of the speed and size of an internal drive, up to literally ten times faster! If you are starting out with a usb-3 live-usb in a usb-3 port then the speedup will be less dramatic, but from a live-dvd then prepare to have your mind blown.

Advantages of frugal installations:



DOSEMU stands for DOS Emulation, and allows you to run DOS and many DOS programs, including many DPMI applications such as DOOM and Windows 3.1, under Linux.


DOSEMU is available in the repos. As installed, it must be run as root. To run DOSEMU as a normal user, it is necessary to edit the file as root


by adding as the last line:


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