ExLight Linux Live DVD with Enlightenment 0.20.99.0
WHAT’S NEW IN VERSION 160612?
1. ExLight is now based on Ubuntu 16.04 (alias
Xenial Xerus) and Debian 8.5 Jessie.
2. I have upgraded the Desktop environment Enlightenment (Beauty
at your fingertips) to version 0.20.99.0
3. I have replaced kernel 4.2.0-16-exton with kernel 4.6.2-exlight.
4. ExLight's ISO file is now a ISO-hybrid,
which means that it can very easily be transferred
(copied) to a USB pen drive. You can then even run
ExLight from the USB stick and save all your system
changes on the stick. I.e. you will enjoy persistence!
5. Another big improvement is that ExLight can run
Use Boot alternative 3 (Copy
to RAM). When the system has booted up
you can remove the disc (DVD) or USB stick. You'll
need at least 2 GB RAM to run ExLight that way.
6. The installation program Ubiquity
(live installer) is now working as intended in ExLight
version 160612. I.e. a new user (your user) will be
created during the installation process.
7. I have installed Nvidia proprietary
Graphics driver 361.45.11.
8. I have added three animated
new in kernel 4.6?
at your fingertips). Kernel
latest stable kernel 4.6.2). Program
Libre Office, Synaptic, GParted, Wicd,
(for watching Netflix
movies) and Gimp.
Furthermore compilation tools so that
you can install programs from source. I have also included Nvidia proprietary Graphics driver 361.45.11.
It has support for the following GPUs (among
others): GeForce 900, GeForce 800A, GeForce 800M,
GeForce 700, Quadro Series, GeForce GTX 970M and
GeForce GTX 980M. Study the full ExLight program
at June 12, 2016.
The system language is English.
Login to Enlightenment
When you start up from the dvd or USB stick you will
end up at Slim's
login screen. Log in to Enlightenment as the ordinary
or as root.
The user exlight has no password.
The password for root (superuser) is
Using the Nvidia
If you want (and can) use Nvidia Graphics driver
361.45.11 you shall boot up ExLight
alternative 4 (Compatibility mode). Then open up
a terminal and run sudo
nvidia-xconfig. Log out. If you can't reach
X/Enlightenment then your card isn't supported. Delete
xorg.conf with sudo
rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf and run startx.
Or reboot your computer.
In version 160612 I have replaced NetworkManager with
Wicd to make
it easier to configure wireless connections. Now just
start up Wicd-client. Give your WEP/WAP password and
connect. That's it! Maybe you will have to change your
network interfaces (eth0, wlan0) to for example eth1
and wlan1 in Wicd's Preferences and click on the
button Refresh before you can connect.
to hard drive
Note that you in advance (just in case) should
create a partition of at least 10 GB for ExLight and
a SWAP space double the size of your computer's RAM.
I.e. 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 ExLight /Ubuntu is
otherwise "intuitive". Choose manual partitioning
and select the partition you created in advance for
installation. NOTE re. ExLight Build
you want to add respositories with a command
(for example: sudo apt-add-repository
ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports) you'll have
change the first line in /etc/lsb-release to "DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu".
Read my INSTRUCTION.
If you install ExLight
to hard drive you must/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 ExLight to hard drive, you can
alternatively remove the root password altogether.
This is done with the command sudo passwd root
Create new users
Run the command sudo
Use Alsamixer (command: alsamixer)
for sound settings. It can look like this.
Also: Unmute with the round sound button in the bottom
How do I install and remove programs?
ExLight/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 ExLight from source using the
commands 1) ./configure --prefix=/usr 2) make
3) make install.
It’s really very simple to install a
printer in ExLight/Ubuntu. First you have to install Cups
Do it in Synaptic or use the command sudo apt-get
install cups. Then open up Google Chrome and go
See a screenshot
when I have added my HP Printer in ExLight.
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The ISO file
can also be downloaded
from the Swedish
for ExLight ISO which is of 1260 MB.
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Disclaimer: This is experimental software. Use at
your own risk. Under no circumstances may C A Exton or
exton.se be held liable for damage to hardware or
software, lost data or other damage either direct or
indirect caused by using this software.
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See three screenshots of the Enlightenment 0.20.99.0
Desktop - pic
1 - pic
2 - pic
3 (animated wallpaper)
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