ExTiX Deepin 20.1 live based on Deepin 15.11 (latest) with Skype, Spotify, Refracta Snapshot and kernel 5.5.0-rc3 :: Build 200101
NEWS 200101 ABOUT ExTiX Deepin
I had to replace version 191230 today after I discovered that Samba client was misconfigured. Now you can use Deepin File Manager and connect to your Windows computers in your Home Network. Watch this screenshot.
NEWS 191230 ABOUT ExTiX Deepin
I’ve released a new version of ExTiX Deepin today (191230). This ExTiX Build is based on Deepin 15.11 released by Deepin Technology 190719.
NEW FUNCTIONS etc
1.You can run ExTiX from RAM. Use boot alternative 3 (load to RAM) or Advanced. A wonderful way to run Linux if you have enough RAM. Everything will be super fast. When ExTiX has booted up you can remove the DVD or USB stick.
2. You will have the opportunity to choose language before you enter the Deepin 15.11 Desktop. All main languages are supported.
3. I have replaced Deepin Installer with the Reborn version of Deepin Installer. Works better in every way.
4. I have replaced kernel 5.3.0-rc6-exton with kernel 5.5.0-rc3-exton.
5. Spotify and Skype are pre-installed.
6. You can watch Netflix while running Firefox.
7. You can install ExTiX Deepin also in VirtualBox/VMware using Deepin Installer. (In previous versions you had to “chroot” into the install partition and install Grub).
8. While installing ExTiX Deepin to a USB stick using Rufus 3.8 you can create a persistent partition on the stick. Thus all your changes of the ExTiX Deepin system will be saved directly on the stick! See below though about persistence.
When installing with Rufus it can look like this. (Note that a persistent partition of 25 GB is created).
Unfortunately persistence will only work if you run ExTiX from a USB stick on an UEFI enabled computer. You shall see the boot screen below.
On a non-UEFI computer the boot screen will look like this.
I may add that there is no other live version of Deepin 15.11.
MORE NEWS 191230 ABOUT ExTiX Deepin 20.1
I’ve released a new version of ExTiX Deepin today with Refracta Snapshot and kernel 5.5.0-rc3-exton. Deepin 15.11 (latest version released 190719) is made in China. Deepin is devoted to providing a beautiful, easy to use, safe and reliable system for global users. Previous versions of ExTiX Deepin were based on Debian and Ubuntu. ExTiX 20.1 is a live build of Deepin 15.11, which is based on Debian unstable. All packages have been updated to the latest available version as of today. Study all installed packages in ExTiX Deepin 20.1 Build 191230. So ExTiX 20.1 is based on Deepin 15.11 and Debian unstable. I may add that there is no other live version of Deepin 15.11 (as far as I know).
ExTiX Deepin 20.1 replaces ExTiX 19.8.
The Ultimate Linux System
I’ve called my different versions of ExTiX The Ultimate Linux System for many years by now. As regards ExTiX 20.1 Deepin I feel it’s especially justified. Everything just works.
While running ExTiX Deepin 20.1 live or from hard drive you can use Refracta Snapshot (pre-installed) to create your own live installable Deepin/Debian system. A ten year child can do it!
My special kernel 5.5.0-rc3-exton corresponding Kernel.org’s kernel 5.5.0-rc3.
What’s new in Linux kernel 5.5?
Login to Deepin Desktop
Log in from LightDM Login Manager as the ordinary user live with password live. You can’t login to Deepin as root. While logged in as live you can use Sudo to become root. Example commands: sudo su or sudo dde-file-manager. The password for root is root.
Read my instruction.
Install ExTiX to hard drive using Refracta Installer or Deepin Installer
While running ExTiX 20.1 live (from a DVD or USB stick) you can install the system to hard drive in two ways. I.e. besides Refracta Installer you can use Deepin Installer. Please read my INSTRUCTION especially about how to use Deepin Installer.
Using ExTiX Deepin Installer (Deepin’s original install program)
This was a bit tricky before since Deepin isn’t made for running in live mode. Not anymore though. Deepin Installer works very well also in VirtualBox and VMware. Watch a slideshow below showing the install process.
If you can’t see the slideshow in your browser you can watch this animated GIF.
VirtualBox and VMware
ExTiX Deepin 20.1 runs very well live in VirtualBox and VMware.
Spotify is pre-installed in ExTiX Deepin 20.1.
Printing using Cups
It’s really very simple to install a printer in ExTiX/Ubuntu. Cups (Common UNIX Printing System) is already installed. Open up Google Chrome and go to http://localhost:631/admin. See the following five screenshots showing when I added my local printer HP Photosmart Wireless in ExTiX KDE.
1. Cups start page
2. Add the printer
3. Add a local printer
4. Configuration of the added printer
5. Printing a test document
While running ExTiX Deepin 20.1 live or from hard drive you can use Refracta Snapshot (pre-installed) to create your own live installable Deepin/Debian system. A ten year child can do it! Watch a slideshow below. (The slideshow is for ExTiX Budgie 17.7, but Refracta tools works in the same way in ExTiX Deepin). You don’t even have to install ExTiX to hard drive before you can use the Refracta tools. If you have plenty of RAM you can create a new (your own!) Deepin system while running ExTiX from a DVD or a USB stick. Please note that the whole Refracta process (creating your new ISO) will only take 10 – 15 min! You’ll find the ISO in /home/snapshots. (Or change that in /etc/refractasnapshot.conf).
Normally NetworkManager works very well in ExTiX Deepin. Just add your network password and connect. If you, however, after a hard drive installation can’t reach the Internet you shall run the command sudo dpkg-reconfigure resolvconf and reboot your computer.
1. ExTiX Deepin 15.11 Desktop
2. ExTiX Deepin being installed in VirtualBox using Deepin Installer
3. ExTiX Deepin screenshot showing all installed apps
4. ExTiX Deepin login screen (LightDM)
5. Movie showing how to enable Window effects
Deepin Screen Recorder
In ExTiX Deepin you can record everything you do. Watch this small video.
ExTiX on YouTube
Someone (not me) has published a video about ExTiX Deepin 19.4 on YouTube.
A general truth: If an original system can run on a particular computer an Exton Build 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).
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8 thoughts on “ExTiX Deepin 20.1 live based on Deepin 15.11 (latest) with Skype, Spotify, Refracta Snapshot and kernel 5.5.0-rc3 :: Build 200101”
ExTiX Deepin is now on the front page at DistroWatch.com. That will surely increase the download numbers! – https://distrowatch.com/
I would love to try with persist. Could you post a link to rufus or similar for some1 that has no use for windows and uses only linux or maybe instructions on persistence with dd or other than rufus?
Rufus is only for Windows. You can, however, make a totally persistent USB stick with ExTiX Deepin on it if you use Refracta Installer. (Included/pre-installed in ExTiX Deepin). Just follow my instructions at https://www.extix.se/?page_id=24 under B).
Persistence using the dd-command will never work.
The best distro so far!Excellent, responsive,sleek and fast…Beautiful as well.All works fine! Congratulations!Love it!
Thanks for your kind words.
ExTiX Deepin Build 200101 is now on the seventh place at DistroWatch.com. Before Deepin itself(!?). That is on the Ranking List for the most popular Linux distros the last seven days – https://distrowatch.com/index.php?dataspan=1
Relly cool that Extix deepin can run flawlessly in a Virtual machine.
Better in a VM (Vmware) than the original is in a VM actually. You cant even tell you are running in a VM. It is exactly like the original. That is a good reason to try Extix deepin if one wants to see what it has to offer. Besides that, I wonder what is the benefits of using Extix deepin instead of the original? Is it updated more often? It seems to rely on the old software in deepin software store (for example Firefox is still 67.0.1 even though Firefox is version 71 nowadays)
I personally am a bit paranoid when it comes to this software since it is more or less controlled by the Chinese government. Sure deepin is open source, and hopefully someone has audited all the code and does audit all updates to come. But somehow I doubt that wont happen until there is indications that deepin is doing something wrong, but in my imagination it probably will be too late.
I guess Extix deepin does nothing to ease that paranoia? Like checking every update from deepin that it does no harm?
Anyhow, the fact is that deepin is the most beautiful DE that has existed on Linux up to date so I will keep extix deepin in a frozen VM snapshot.
Hi! I have a few questions! How will the system restore from a snapshot work if you put the system with proprietary drivers before creating it?
Maybe you should not try to install programs in the system by default, and give the user to choose what he needs. Skype or something.? And make some menu for that.