What is ExTiX 13 64bit?
Previous versions of ExTiX were based on KNOPPIX/Debian. Version 7.0 of ExTiX was based on the Swiss Linux System Paldo. Version 8 of ExTiX was based on Debian Sid. Version 11 of ExTiX was based on Ubuntu 12.10.
ExTix 13 version 130428 has been downloaded over 5000 times this week. Unfortunately it had some minor bugs. I have therefore uploaded a new version (130504) with Gnome 3.8. This new version of ExTiX 13 is bug free (as far as I know).
ExTiX 13 64bit is a remaster of Ubuntu 13.04 released on April 25, 2013. The original system includes the Desktop Environment Unity (Ubuntu). After removing Unity I have installed Gnome 3.8 and Cairo-Dock 3.2.1. The system language is English.
My special kernel 3.9.0-0-exton corresponding Kernel.org's stable kernel 3.9. The orignal Ubuntu kernel is 3.8.0-19-generic. Read more about kernel 3.9.0-0-exton...
Feature OVERVIEW for the Linux 3.9 kernel
Program content etc.
Among many other programs Libre Office, Firefox, Thunderbird, Brasero, Vlc, Gimp and win32 codecs. In addition Java and all necessary additions in order to install programs from source. All programs have been updated to the latest available stable version as of May 4, 2013 >> see a complete list.
The password for live is live. The password for root is root. When logged in as live you can use Sudo to become root. (Command: sudo su). If you want to login to Gnome 3.8 as root you can do so. Sign in as root with password root. Click first on "Not listed?" on GDM's login site.
Differences: Ubuntu 13.04 and ExTiX 13 is different only in principle to the terms of program content. A general truth: If an original system can run on a particular computer an "Exton remaster" of the same original system can run on the same computer. I never change a Linux system for the worse in terms of auto configuration and hardware detection, etc. It happens that I replace the original kernel, but always to a "better" one with even more native support for various hardware etc. (Which I have done in this case).
One big difference in ExTiX 13 though: There is a password for root (and you can login as root to Gnome). After installation to hard driveExTiX 13 otherwise will behave exactly as any other Ubuntu system. You can even remove root's password (if you want). Command (as root): password root -l. Or change it with passwd root.
Installation to hard disk
Note that you in advance (just in case) should create a partition of at least 8 GB for ExTiX 13 and a SWAP space double the size of your computer's RAM. Ie if you have RAM of 1024 MB or less. If you have RAM of 2 GB or more it's enough with a SWAP space of 2 GB. The installation program in ExTiX 13/Ubuntu is otherwise "intuitive". Choose manual partitioning and select the partition you created in advance for installation. If you receive the error message The username you entered is invalid: See this solution. SAFE INSTALLATON: Do not change language/locale from default English during installation.
You should use UNetbootin in Windows or Linux. See a picture how it looks before the installation starts in Windows 8. There's other ways to do it, but using UNetbootin is the best/safest way. NOTE: You must replace syslinux.cfg in the root of the stick with this file. However, if you want to install ExTiX 13 to harddisk you will have to run the system from a dvd disc during installation. If you use Startup Disk Creator in Linux to transfer ExTiX 13 to USB it is possible to install ExTiX to harddisk later on from the USB stick.
Change of locale/language
After a hard drive installation you can (of course) change the default language (English) settings. Login as root and go to System Settings >> Locale Support and install necessary language packages. Apply your settings System-Wide. Then edit /root/.bashrc and change at the bottom of that file en_US.UTF-8 to sv_SE.UTF-8 or your preferred language. Restart your computer and everything should be in your choosen language.
Create new users via System Settings
Go to Applications >> System Tools >> System Settings >> User Accounts. Click Unlock and give the root password. Add a new user with the plus sign.
Changing the root password
If you install ExTiX 13 to hard drive you should immediately (for security reasons) manually change root's password. This is because the installation program does not ask about a new root password. (Ubuntu original uses no root password). The root password is changed by running the command sudo passwd root. After installing ExTiX to hard drive, you can alternatively remove the root password altogether. This is done with the command sudo passwd root -l.
Read more about ExTiX 13 (if you understand Swedish)...
The ISO file (extix13-64bit-1230mb-130504.iso) can be downloaded from the Swedish Linux Society's server.
ExTiX 13 64bit can also be downloaded from Sourceforge.net - Fast, secure and free downloads from the largest Open Source applications and software directory.
A third download location for ExTiX 13 is Softpedia.com - the encyclopedia of free software downloads!
md5sum for ExTiX 13 ISO which is of 1230 MB.
How do I run ExTiX?
In order to start from the DVD disc, first adjust the boot list in the BIOS Setup of your computer to boot from CD/DVD (before the hard drive). Put the DVD in and restart the computer. You will run ExTiX as the ordinary user live or root. Root's and live's password is root respectivly live. ExTiX 13 can also be installed to hard drive. The program is very easy to use. Be sure to have one install partition of about 8 GB ready in advance though. You can also first test to run ExTiX 13 live and then start Ubiquity from the menu (ExTiX Install).
Normally, just start Network Manager and do your settings. It pops up a box that alerts you that there is a Wireless network to join. Just insert your WAP/WEP password and connect! You can check which Wireless interface is correct by running the command iwconfig. Maybe your Ethernet interface is eth1 or eth2 (instead of eth0). Check with the command ifconfig. Then change in NetworkManager's Preferences and press Refresh!
How do I install and remove programs?
ExTiX/Ubuntu/Debian uses Apt/Synaptic. The most important commands are apt-get update and apt-get install program-name. You can read about package management with Apt HERE. Apt/Synaptic works extremely well. You can also install programs in ExTiX 13 from source using the commands 1) ./configure --prefix=/usr 2) make 3) make install.
Read more (if you understand Swedish)...
CD/DVD-label for ExTiX
Other EXTON Linux Live CD/DVD's in English you may like
ExTiX 13 64bit » version 130507 based on Ubuntu 13.04 with Gnome 3.8, Cairo-Dock 3.2.1 and kernel 3.9.0-0-exton
MeX 13.04 64bit Linux » version 130506 based on Ubuntu 13.04 with KDE 4.10.2, three other Desktop Environments and kernel 3.9.0-0-exton
EXTON OpSuS 12.3 KDE/Cinnamon Linux live USB » version 130322 and 130328 based on openSUSE 12.3 with KDE 4.10.1 or Cinnamon 1.6.7 Desktop environments. Coming as two IMAGE files for direct installation on a USB stick
ExLight Live DVD 32bit » version 130509 based on Ubuntu 13.04 with Enlightenment 17 STABLE and kernel 3.9.0-0-exton
CruxEX 3.0 64bit 2013 Linux Live CD/USB » version 130222/130313 based on CRUX 3.0 with LXDE and kernel 3.7.8-exton/3.8.2-x86_64-exton
ArchEX 2013 Dual boot 64bit/32bit Linux Live DVD » version 130207 based on Arch Linux with kernel 3.7.5-1-ARCH and LXDE
Exton-Slack 14.0 64bit current Live DVD » version 130514 is a remaster of Slackware 14.0 with kernel 3.8.7-exton. KDE 4.10.3 is used as Desktop environment
SlackEX 64bit Live DVD » version 130221 based on Slackware 14.0 with Xfce 4.10 and kernel 3.7.8-exton
Exton|Defender Linux Super Rescue System » version 121120 - 32bit - and version 130307 - 64bit - based on Slackware 14.0 with Xfce 4.10 and on Fedora 18 with Cinnamon 1.6.7
EXTON MultiBootCD 6-OS » version 121203 with six (6) different mini Linux Systems
exGENT Linux Live CD 32bit » version 130423 based on Gentoo with Cinnamon 1.6.7 and genkernel 3.8.8-gentoo-exton
PuppEX 2013 Linux Live CD 32bit » version 130227 based on Puppy Linux Slacko 5.4 with "my" extra kernel 3.7.9-exton
DebEX Barebone 64bit Live CD » version 130402 based on Debian Wheezy with LXDE and my special kernel 3.8.0-15-exton
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Screenshot of the standard Desktop - ExTiX 13 Gnome 3.8 with Cairo-Dock 3.2.1
See also root's Gnome 3.8 Desktop
EXTON distributions: The number of Exton distributions has decreased from 66 (all time high in June 2011) to 16. See a complete LIST. It was a bit too much for me to keep 66 distributions up to date. All Exton distributions on the Swedish Linux Society's FTP Server can be reached HERE. Thirteen (13) Exton distributions in English (English locale) can also be dowloaded from SourceForge.net.