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My new MeX Linux can run superfast from RAM – Build 151217

Posted 12-17-2015 at 08:18 AM by exton (Exton's Blog)
Updated 12-22-2015 at 01:12 PM by exton (More INFO)

NEWS/CHANGES in MeX Build 151217
Mex Linux is no longer based on Linux Mint. MeX build 151217 is based only on Debian 8.2 and Ubuntu 15.10. I have replaced the original kernel with my special kernel 4.3.0-4-exton. All packages in MeX Linux have been upgraded to the latest version by 151217.

MORE NEWS 151217
1. The MeX ISO is now a ISO-hybrid, which means that it can very easily be transferred (copied) to a USB pen drive.
2. Another big improvement is that MeX now can...
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.xpm File format - additional information border width in Xfce

Posted 12-13-2015 at 01:34 PM by error_401 (LINUX mostly DEBIAN - hardware and software)

Most xfce themes have the shortcoming of having very narrow borders. Resizing such a window with the mouse is hard, awkward and can drive one nuts.

BTW this may not work at all if the applications use GTK. It's frustrating at best and using an available theme may save you a lot of time. So I'm just blogging what I found out about the xfwm4 theme definition in 2 hours of searching and tinkering with the definition file. No luck so far and I drop the subject.

All the...
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EPSON PERFECTION 4490 PHOTO Scanner Debian 8 Jessie

Posted 12-13-2015 at 11:58 AM by error_401 (LINUX mostly DEBIAN - hardware and software)

Stumbled onto a new hardware treat.
A friend held an EPSON Scanner for quite some time in the original box but had no use for it.
Got it for 50 bucks and installing into my Debian system now.

This is a USB scanner and has no network connection.

Documenting on the go in this blog as I do use my blog as reference and sharing platform:


2. DOWNLOAD (The challenge...)...
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Run your Ubuntu/Debian 64 bit system with the latest stable kernel!

Posted 12-12-2015 at 12:20 PM by exton (Exton's Blog)
Updated 12-22-2015 at 01:13 PM by exton

I have compiled yet another Ubuntu/Debian kernel for 64 bit systems. This time kernel 4.3.0-4-exton, equivalent to Kernel.orgs latest stable kernel 4.3.2 released 151210.

Whats new in kernel 4.3?

Install kernel 4.3.0-4-exton in Ubuntu/Debian based distributions
My self-compiled Ubuntu kernels can be used in all types of modern Ubuntu systems, including Mint. They can even be used in Debian Jessie (Debian 8.2).

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SlackEX (Slackware 14.1) Live DVD Build 151211 with KDE and kernel 4.3.1-x86_64-exton

Posted 12-11-2015 at 11:06 AM by exton (Exton's Blog)
Updated 12-12-2015 at 08:20 AM by exton

SlackEX is based on Slackware 14.1. Slackware is the first widely-used Linux system, which is still developing. Slackware has existed since 1993.

New features in version 151211 of SlackEX
I have replaced kernel 4.1.1-x86_64-exton with kernel 4.3.1-x86_64-exton with support for “everything”. KDE is downgraded to version 4.10.5 from version 4.11.1. All other component software is also upgraded to the latest Slackware version by now. I may mention in particular GParted 0.24.0...
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