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ExLight Linux Live DVD with Enlightenment 0.19.12 - 64bit



1. ExLight is now based on Ubuntu 15.10 (alias Wily Werewolf) and Debian 8.1 Jessie.
2. I have upgraded the Desktop environment Enlightenment (Beauty at your fingertips) to version 0.19.12.
3. I have replaced kernel 4.0.0-4-exton with kernel 4.2.0-16-exton.
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! I've found two scripts which make the installation to USB very simple. The scripts are quite ingenious. My tests show that they work flawlessly on USB installations of all normal Ubuntu systems. Read my INSTRUCTION how to use the scripts.
5. Another big improvement is that ExLight can run from RAM. 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 151031. I.e. a new user (your user) will be created during the installation process.
7. I have installed Nvidia Graphic driver 352.55.
8. The ISO file has decreased in size from 1200 MB to 1050 MB. It means that the system will run faster from DVD or USB stick. When you run ExLight from RAM everything will be superfast!

What’s new in kernel 4.2? One million new lines of code in kernel 4.2! (The biggest kernel release ever according to Linus Torvalds).

Installed packages
The Desktop Environment is Enlightenment 0.19.12. (Beauty at your fingertips). Kernel 4.2.0-16-exton is used. (Kernel.org's kernel 4.2.3). Program content: Synaptic, GParted, Wicd, PCManFM, Google Chrome (for watching Netflix movies) and Gimp. Furthermore compilation tools so that you can install programs from source. I have also included Nvidia Graphic driver 352.55. It has support for the following GPUs: GeForce 800A, GeForce 800M, GeForce GTX 970M and GeForce GTX 980M. Study the full program LIST. All programs have been updated to the latest available version as at October 31, 2015.

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 user exlight or as root.   The user exlight has no password. The password for root (superuser) is root.

Using the Nvidia driver
If you want (and can) use Nvidia Graphic driver 352.55 you shall boot up ExLight using boot 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.

Wireless connections
In version 151031 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.

Installation to hard drive
Note that you in advance (just in case) should create a partition of at least 6 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 151031: If 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".

USB installation

Changing the root password
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 -l.

Create new users
Run the command sudo adduser NewUser.

Use Alsamixer (command: alsamixer) for sound settings. It can look like this. Also: Unmute with the round sound button in the bottom panel.

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.

ExLight Linux Live DVD can be downloaded from SourceForge.net - Fast, secure and free downloads from the largest Open Source applications and software directory.

file (exlight-64bit-e0.19.12-isoh-persistent-1050mb-151031.iso) can also be downloaded from the Swedish Linux Society server.

md5sum for ExLight ISO which is of 1050 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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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. All exton distributions in English (English locale) can also be dowloaded from SourceForge.net.