About DebEX Barebone
Budgie, DebEX Gnome and DebEX KDE Plasma Linux 64 bit
new in kernel 4.15?
three systems/distributions are a based on Debian
Buster/Sid (upcoming Debian 10).
Desktop 10.4 is used as Desktop environment in DebEX
3.26 is used in DebEX Gnome. KDE
Plasma Desktop 5:42 is used in DebEX KDE. The
system language is English (in all three
versions of DebEX).
180223 about DebEX Gnome - a Refracta Build
I have made a new extra version of DebEX, which I call DebEX
Gnome Live DVD. It's a pure Debian system using
the testing (buster)
and unstable (sid) repositories.
(latest) is used as Desktop environment. Gnome in combination with Docky is perfect (I think). Watch this screenshot. I have removed the Mate Desktop,
since Gnome now can be used on all kind of computers. Also when
running DebEX in VirtualBox
No need for Nvidia's
proprietary graphics drivers when running this new version
DebEX. You can of course install such drivers if you want to.
Furthermore I have replaced Google
Chrome with Iceweasel
56.6. It is now possible to watch Netflix
movies using Iceweasel (Firefox) in Linux. All installed packages
have been updated
to the latest version as of 180223.
DebEX Gnome uses kernel 4.15.4-exton
latest stable kernel 4.15.4.
180221 about DebEX KDE Plasma - a Refracta Build
have made a new version of DebEX KDE Plasma Live DVD.
It replaces version 171203. It's a pure Debian system.
(Unstable/Experimental). I.e.: There are no Ubuntu
elements involved. DebEX KDE Plasma uses the KDE
Plasma Desktop 5:42 as Desktop environment. It uses kernel
4.15.4-debex - (4.15.4).
I have replaced Wicd
It works better.
I have replaced Google
Chrome with Iceweasel 52.6 (for Netflix). I've also
- an alternative to Vlc.
(SMPlayer is a free
media player for Windows and Linux with built-in codecs
that can play virtually all video and audio formats. It doesn't need
any external codecs. Just install SMPlayer and you'll be able to play
all formats without the hassle to find and install codec packs).
All other installed packages have also been updated to the latest
version of 180221. Study the full package
IMPORTANT CHANGE: I have replaced Refracta Installer with Calamares
3.1.12 Installer Framework. Now you can choose
language when the installation starts. When it's ready
everything will be in your chosen language! Log in to KDE as user with password live or as root with password root (when running DebEX Live).
NEWS 180219 about DebEX Budgie -
A new version of DebEX Barebone with Budgie Desktop
10.4 and kernel 4.15.4-exton (equivalent to Kernel.org’s
latest kernel 4.15.4) is ready. All packages have
been updated to the latest version as of February 19, 2018.
DebEX Barebone is now based on Debian
Buster/Sid (upcoming Debian 10).
important: The ISO has decreased from 1330 MB to 899 MB,
which makes it easier to run the system live from RAM. That
ability allows DebEX Budgie to be very fast, since reading and writing
data from/to RAM is much faster than on a hard
You can use the Refracta
tools (pre-installed in all three versions of DebEX) to create your own
Debian Live DVD once you have installed DebEX to hard drive. I
mean change everything and then create a whole new Debian live system. When
you start Refracta it will
like this. You don’t even have to
install DebEX to hard drive before you can use the Refracta tools. If
you have plenty of RAM you can create a new (your own!)
Debian system while running DebEX from DVD or a USB stick.
Please note that the whole Refracta process (creating your new ISO)
will only take 10 - 50 min! You'll find the ISO in /home/debex.
Runs from RAM
All three systems can run from RAM.
alternative 3 (Load 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 DebEX from RAM. I.e. superfast! It's absolutely the best way
to enjoy a Linux live system. Especially if it is a "big" system and
you have lots of RAM. (DebEX Barebone Budgie, Gnome and KDE ISO files
are of 899 MB, 1340 MB respectively 1200 MB).
DebEX Barebone and DebEX Gnome uses kernel 4.15.4-exton.
DebEX Plasma uses kernel 4.15.4-debex.
Program content etc
As the name suggests, DebEX Barebone has
only a minimum of software installed in advance. Among them LXTerminal,
SMPlayer, SMTube, PCManFM, Leafpad, NetworkManager, Firefox,
Thunderbird, GParted, AlsaPlayer and Synaptic. In my extra version of
DebEX from 180223 (DebEX Gnome) I have installed Gnome 3.26. In version
180221 of DebEX I have added all common Plasma/KDE packages.
All programs have been updated to the latest available version as of February 19, 2018, February
I will give you the pleasure of installing all extra packages YOU need
after a hard disk installation of DebEX Barebone/Gnome/KDE. Use Synaptic
for that. You can of course also install new packages while running the
system live (from CD/USB stick), but nothing will be saved after a
reboot. If you have plenty of RAM you can even install big programs
(such as LibreOffice) while running the systems live. (LibreOffice is
pre-installed in DebEX Gnome).
DebEX (all three versions) uses Apt (apt-get)
I have also installed Pacapt
(an Arch's pacman-like
package manager) in DebEX Gnome. It works extremely well.
-h. For example: pacapt -S libreoffice
All three versions of DebEX
use NetworkManager. It works extremely well. Just give your password
LOGIN and passwords
After booting up DebEX (built with Refracta) from DVD/USB stick you'll end up in Budgie/Plasma/Gnome as the
ordinary user user. The password for user is live.
The password for root is root.
After the installation of DebEX to hard disk you'll get the chance to
create your own ordinary user. When logged in as user you can use Sudo to
become root. (Command: sudo su). Note:
After a hard
drive installation of DebEX you can still log in to Budgie, Gnome
respectively KDE/Plasma as root.
VirtualBox and VMware
DebEX Budgie, DebEX KDE/Plasma and
Gnome run very well in VirtualBox
about how to use the Calamares Installer when running DebEX Plasma in VirtualBox or
Install DebEX to hard drive
It's now very easy to install DebEX (all three versions) to hard drive.
Just start Refracta
Installer (as regards DebEX Budgie and DebEX Gnome)
and follow the installer instructions. You'll have to use Boot
alternative 1 - live then. You
can (if you want) use Grub2
as boot loader. If you already are using Grub2 or Grub
Legacy as bootloader you can skip this part of the
installation. When you
use Refracta Installer it can happen that you'll
see some error messages in the end of the install process. Never
mind. Everything is alright. When you start up Refracta Installer it
like this. You can choose between "Simple" installation and "Expert"
DebEX KDE/Plasma Build 180221 uses Calamares
Installer Framework. Now you can choose
language when the installation starts. When it's ready
everything will be in your chosen language! Watch
a YouTube video about running Calamares in ArchEX.
Calamares works in the same way in DebEX. For more info about how to
perform the installation read my Instruction. NOTE: When using Refracta Installer
you can also choose language/locale when the installation starts. You
can use Refracta Installer in all three versions of DebEX.
Transfer/Install DebEX Barebone
Budgie/Gnome/KDE to a USB stick
Please read my INSTALL
It’s really very
simple to install a printer in DebEX/Debian. First you have to install Cups
Printing System). Do it in Synaptic or use the
command sudo apt-get install cups. Then open
up Firefox and go to http://localhost:631/admin. See below a
screenshot showing when I added my local printer HP Photosmart Wireless
in DebEX KDE/Plasma.
Screenshot of Cups
start page in Google Chrome.
You can easily install Spotify in DebEX (even while running the system live). Just run the command sudo apt update followed by sudo apt install spotify-client. Watch a screenshot when Spotify is running in DebEX Gnome.
Debian/DebEX are rolling
implies that once you have installed the system on the hard drive there
is no need for re-installations (which otherwise is common in the Linux
world). This means, for example, that you can go on and
or/and KDE in
DebEX Barebone Budgie,
DebEX Gnome and DebEX KDE/Plasma
Linux Live DVD can be downloaded from
- Fast, secure and free downloads from the largest Open
Source applications and software directory.
DebEX Barebone Budgie ISO file
(debex-barebone-budgie-64bit-refracta-899mb-180219.iso) can also be
from the Swedish
DebEX Gnome ISO file
(debex-gnome-64bit-refracta-1340mb-180223.iso) can also be
from the Swedish
DebEX KDE Plasma ISO file
can also be downloaded
from the Swedish
for DebEX Barebone Budgie ISO, which is of 899 MB.
for DebEX Gnome ISO, which is of 1340 MB.
for DebEX KDE ISO, which is of 1200 MB.
Other EXTON Linux Live
CD/DVD's in English you
Exton|OS 64bit Linux Live DVD » version based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Debian Buster/Sid with Budgie Desktop 10.4 and kernel 4.16.0-rc3-exton
ExTiX 18.4-2/18.4/17.7/17.5/16.5 64bit » version 180421 based on Debian and Ubuntu 18.04/17.04/16.10 with Deepin/Budgie/KDE/LXQt and kernel 4.16.2-exton
MeX 64bit Linux » version
with Refracta Tools based on
Ubuntu 18.04 with Cinnamon
3.6.7 and kernel
LFA (Linux for all) 64bit DVD
170827 with Refracta Tools based
on Ubuntu 16.04.3
LTS and Debian
Stretch with Fluxbox
combined with Cairo-Dock
and kernel 4.12.0-12-exton
EXTON OpSuS Tumbleweed Linux live
USB » version 180114 based on
openSUSE Tumbleweed with KDE
4.14.38 and Cinnamon 3.6.2 as Desktop environments.
Coming as an IMAGE file for direct
installation on a USB pen drive
ExLight Live DVD 64bit » version 180217/171112 based on Ubuntu and Debian with Enlightenment 0.22.1/0.20, Refracta Tools and kernel 4.15.2-exlight
Linux Live DVD »
Build 171129 based on Arch
Linux with kernel
4.13.12-1-ARCH and Deepin
15.5 and Calamares
64bit Live DVD »
version 171223 based on Slackware
14.2 with KDE 4.14.38 and
CruxEX 3.3 64bit 2018 Linux Live USB » version 180321 based on CRUX 3.3 with LXDE and kernel 4.15.11-exton
Exton|Defender Linux Super Rescue
System version 170909 - 64 bit
- based on Fedora
26 with Cinnamon 3.4.6
and kernel 4.12.9
EXTON MultiBootCD 6-OS »
version 160928 with six (6) different
mini Linux Systems
exGENT Linux Live DVD 64bit » version 180410 based on Gentoo Linux with LXQt 0.11.0 and genkernel 4.15.14-aufs-gentoo-exgent
Slack64/Xenial Linux Live CD
64/32bit » version 160823/160822 based
DebEX Barebone/Gnome/KDE 64bit Live DVD » version 180219, 180223 and 180221 based on Debian Stretch/Buster/Sid with Budgie Desktop 10.4, Gnome 3.26 respectively KDE Plasma 5:42 with kernel 4.15.4-exton
AndEX (Android-x86_64) 8.1 Oreo » version 180202 with GAPPS, Google Play Store, Aptoide App Manager and Win 10 Launcher
7.1.2 Nougat » version 170930
with “my special” kernel
4.13.3-exton-android-x86_64 and GAPPS
AndEX (Android-x86_64) 6.0.1
Marsmallow Live CD »
version 170923 with “my special”
kernel 4.4.20-exton-android-x86_64 and
pre-installed. Netflix works (!).
5.1.1 Lollipop Live CD » version
160215 with “my special” kernel
4.4.0-exton-android-x86 and GAPPS
Android-x86 KitKat 4.4.4 Live CD Exton Build 10 » version 180108 with kernel 4.4.0-exton-android-x86, Google Play Store and many other GAPPS pre-installed
RaspEX for Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, 3 Model B+ and Raspberry Pi 2 Model B » version 180328 based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, Debian 9 Stretch and Linaro (Open Source software for ARM SoCs)
RaspEX with OpenCPN 4.99.0 for for Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, 3 Model B+ and Raspberry Pi 2 Model B » version 180331
7.1.2 for Raspberry
3 Build 171220 »
RaspAnd Nougat is an Android
system system which can run on Raspberry
Pi 3. NOTE: RaspAnd can be installed in Windows
6.0.1 for Raspberry
3 and Pi 2 Build 170521/160915
» RaspAnd Marshmallow is an Android
system which can run on Raspberry
Pi 3 and Pi 2. NOTE:
Can be installed in Windows
Lollipop for Raspberry Pi 3/2 »
version 160315 is an Android
system with Google
Services which can run on Raspberry
RaspArch for Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+, Pi 3 Model B and Pi 2 Model B » version 180402 is a “remaster” of Arch Linux ARM. When you have installed RaspArch to your Micro SD Card you can use the system like any other Arch Linux system
OS (ChromX) » Exton Build 170212
is for all 64bit “normal” Desktop
computers and laptops. It must be
installed to a USB Pen Drive
Debian PIXEL » Exton Build 180316 is a 32bit remix of the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s PIXEL image, which can run on a PC or Mac. Refracta tools are included
Other considerations »
Disclaimer: This is experimental
software. Use at your own risk. Under no circumstances may C A Exton or
exton.net/exton.se be held liable for damage to hardware or software,
lost data or other damage either direct or indirect caused by using
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of the Boot menu
of the Boot menu in DebEX Budgie created with the Refracta
of the Budgie Desktop in DebEX Barebone Budgie
of the Gnome Desktop in version 180223 of DebEX Gnome
of the Gnome Desktop with Docky in version 180223 of DebEX Gnome
of the KDE Plasma Desktop in version 180221 of DebEX KDE - pic1
of the KDE Desktop with Synaptic
running in version 180221 of DebEX KDE - pic2
showing how Alsamixer
should be set
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.
If you install DebEX Barebone/Gnome/KDE to hard disk you will always
get the latest Debian packages if you run the following commands: sudo
apt update and then sudo apt upgrade.
ABOUT wireless configurations
NetworkManager. It works extremely well. Just give your Network password and connect.