antiX-19-a1-full (64 bit) available

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    If I install the Alpha version, with a dist-upgrade can I upgrade it to the future stable? Or should I reinstall?


    Since it is an alpha, there are likely to be any changes before it it released. So, I would recommend a reinstall.

    Philosophers have interpreted the world in many ways; the point is to change it.

    antiX with runit - leaner and meaner.



    Thanks for clearing things up. Just a bit over protective antiX that all I run it on all my computers and it is my daily driver on all. Keep up the Excellent work..

    T430 MX-19 , antiX-19 runit.


    This “retired” person is just getting around to checking out the test release. Just downloaded the a1; I’ll either get the patch or if apt package updates are functioning during testing, I’ll update that way. I will also put the test release on a separate partition to I can compare this work to nice working copies of MX 18.2 and antiX 17.4.1.

    I’ll provide an update when I actually get the time to install and check out the image. Keep up the good work; looks like a lot of the early issues have been identified already and are either fixed or in the queue for the next round of changes. My feedback will come once I install and evaluate what I’m able to check out on my Dell Inspiron 5558 laptop system.

    Brian Masinick


    Square + PNG … provisoric — ’cause of ‘FLUCHbox’. 😉


    sudo dd if=${PWD}/antiX-19.a1_x64-full.iso of=/dev/sdb bs=512M; sync
    2+1 records in
    2+1 records out
    1126170624 bytes (1.1 GB, 1.0 GiB) copied, 0.731779 s, 1.5 GB/s


    Now to install it and report back again (hopefully soon)

    Brian Masinick


    I installed antiX-19-a1-full (64 bit) yesterday, and I also experimented a little with the live version of the USB I used to install.
    The installation and initial configuration went smoothly.

    My Configuration:

    inxi -Fxz
    System: Host: antix19 Kernel: 4.9.170-antix.1-amd64-smp x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 8.3.0 Desktop: JWM 2.3.7
    Distro: antiX-19.a1_x64-full Marielle Franco 27 April 2019 base: Debian GNU/Linux buster/sid
    Machine: Type: Laptop System: Dell product: Inspiron 5558 v: 01 serial: <filter>
    Mobo: Dell model: 086DKN v: A00 serial: <filter> UEFI: Dell v: A04 date: 08/06/2015
    Battery: ID-1: BAT0 charge: 37.7 Wh condition: 37.7/41.4 Wh (91%) model: Samsung SDI DELL 07G07587587 status: Full
    CPU: Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core i7-5500U bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Broadwell rev: 4 L2 cache: 4096 KiB
    flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 19155
    Speed: 2400 MHz min/max: 500/3000 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 2400 2: 2451 3: 2512 4: 2400
    Graphics: Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 5500 vendor: Dell driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0
    Device-2: NVIDIA GK208M [GeForce 920M] vendor: Dell driver: nouveau v: kernel bus ID: 08:00.0
    Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.3 driver: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa resolution: 1366×768~60Hz
    OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 5500 (Broadwell GT2) v: 4.5 Mesa 18.3.4 direct render: Yes
    Audio: Device-1: Intel Broadwell-U Audio vendor: Dell driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:03.0
    Device-2: Intel Wildcat Point-LP High Definition Audio vendor: Dell driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0
    Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.9.170-antix.1-amd64-smp
    Network: Device-1: Intel Wireless 3160 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: f040 bus ID: 06:00.0
    IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
    Device-2: Realtek RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Dell driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI
    port: e000 bus ID: 07:00.0
    IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter>
    Drives: Local Storage: total: 931.51 GiB used: 3.94 GiB (0.4%)
    ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Seagate model: ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB size: 931.51 GiB
    Partition: ID-1: / size: 97.93 GiB used: 3.94 GiB (4.0%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda11
    ID-2: swap-1 size: 7.91 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda2
    Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 50.0 C mobo: N/A sodimm: 37.0 C
    Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 2200
    Info: Processes: 161 Uptime: 54m Memory: 7.71 GiB used: 1.60 GiB (20.7%) Init: SysVinit runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 8.3.0
    Shell: bash v: 5.0.3 inxi: 3.0.33

    After using the software for a while and trying different window managers and also trying both the live and installed instances, I did encounter a few issues, some of which have been previously noted:

    1) I had difficulty connecting to the internet after booting (without installing) the USB instance of the a1 image. I did not see this issue when I installed the software to disk.
    2) When I installed to disk, initially I used IceWM and it appeared to work well., Later I switched to another desktop (Fluxbox, then JWM, I was not able to see IceWM or switch to it without manual intervention on my part.

    Note that I installed a1 and did not patch yet with a2, but I did perform a dist-upgrade following the a1 installation. More than likely when the next improvements are included in the packages, this quirk will get straightened out.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 3 months ago by masinick.

    Brian Masinick


    I resolved the missing Icewm menu entry by removing and manually adding Icewm packages.

    Brian Masinick


    Here just one more example of what I’ve said in #20817:

    “Icon set, gtk theme and the wallpaper are 1 (one == unity) and not 3 (three) separate things to consider.

    You are using flat icon set, combined with ‘1997’ window-borders-theme.
    The wallpaper is beautiful and completely wrong.

    The most beautiful image != the most suitable wallpaper!”

    If antiX is to look more modern at the end, it’ll need some new, flat theme and a few wallpapers to go with it.

    Theese screenshots here are NOT to be liked or disliked but, just as an example.


    @noClue : you said the pictures were not to be liked or disliked, but I can’t stop thinkings that the Icon set, the gtk theme and the wallpaper are perfectly matched. The wallpaper fits just right with conky.
    That said I also would like to comment that the colors matched more closely what’s more common among other distros (like MX). that was my own personal choice in my antiX box.
    Using one of this screen grabs on DistroWatch to “identify” antiX could pull in a few more newbies willing to try it… It just looks much more modern than the default Windows Xp look (I’m not complaining, I’ve been using antiX for about 2 years now, I used the default look for the better part of a year until I tried personalizing it- but I get that most users want to just use a OS, and don’t alter much more that the wallpaper).

    @ devs: The new icon set looks great and conveys a more “unified” look in all antiX menus and options…
    But is this the correct place to make some construtive suggestions about the new Control Center icons?
    I’m not currently with my usb thumb drive I use to run antiX 19 Live, but I can give, 2 examples I think could improve the icons ” readbility” (I mean looking at the icons and knowing what they mean) – the change resolution icon should look something like a screen or monitor, maybe with arrows inside it pointing outwards. Also one of the options to change the keyboard language has a cryptic icon- maybe you can use the same “keyboard” icon that the keyboard option uses? Also it makes sense to group all “change windows managers options icons together”.
    If you want/need help redesigning/altering a couple of icons, I can try helping!



    Am glad you liked it but, that’s unfortunately irrelevant.

    “… the gtk theme and the wallpaper are perfectly matched.”

    Yes, they are but … It’s not at all that sure if it could/would pull in more newbies — flat themes are not everybody’s taste.


    I could be too late to voice my feedback on this thread, which appears to have ended three weeks ago… However if someone still reads this thread I would like to mention:
    – I hope the mini-icon quality issues on Fluxbox will be ironed out as I figure from consensus on this subject (including creators of this best linux distro ever built) and thanks to extensive contribution on this topic by noClue with suggestions how to fix it. I understand the solution is already in plans and if i understand correctly then I would like to thank noClue for contribution to this and thank to the creators of AntiX for recognizing this important issue. Fluxbox is the best IMHO and worth effort to fix…
    – I am not sure if it is fact or just my wishful imagination but upon my first testing of antiX today I noticed another important fact: Fonts appear to be vastly better than previous version (17.2 is the one I am primarily using) so I no longer need to install a good font set in order to fix font quality issue with the previous version… Since nobody seemed to mention this I am afraid it might be just my wishful imagination that font improved though…

    Other than that I do not have additional observations on top of those already reported, except not clear how to make Connman to set up for enterprise parameters…
    My thanks to creators of AntiX for continuing development of this best ever Linux… This one starts to look even better than ever before…


    Our first alpha build of the upcoming antiX-19 release, based on Debian Buster.

    * connman replaces wicd and is default. ceni still included.
    Please test and give feedback.

    Not sure if this is a bug or something on my machine but: after frugal install with root/home persistence connman is not detecting wi-fi networks… I noticied that the situation is resolved by running ceni and “deleting” wlan configuration… In a matter of a few seconds connman detects and connects to my wi-fi network…



    * connman wired and wireless. If you want to use ceni, you’ll need to remove connman

    antiX-19-a2_x64.iso xdelta patch


    @Male: Sorry for the very short post, I should have given more details: I’ve always used connman to connect to my wi-fi network since I began testing antiX 19. On a wired network it never failed to connect, but at home, using wi-fi, it sometimes fails to detect wi-fi networks. Rebooting usually solved that problem. Since I did a frugal install, I noticed that after I started using root persistence, and entered my wi-fi password and set it to auto-connect, the next time I booted, I had no wi-fi signal. If I fired up connman gui, it showed wi-fi was active, the wi-fi led light on my netbook was on, but no wi-fi signals showed up. I decided to try ceni to configure the network and when I did the first step, to remove the wlan0 configuration (I believe It’s the right expression, sorry, I’, not near my antiX box right now), I had connman gui open on the background and I noticed that, when I did that, in a couple of seconds, the list of wi-fi signals filled up and it autoconnected to my wi-fi network.

    @Anticapitalista- I noticed the Gnome-MPV version that ships with antiX19A2 has a bug that was already reported and solved: sometimes when the user opens a file via a file manager, GMPV opens a blank window, with no file selected. I tried installing the latest GMPV .deb and noticed that bug was fixed and it seems to run ok on my system and no package seems broken…
    Also, not a bug but here it goes: I suggested on a different thread (and even on the git page for JWM default config) a alternate and “cooler” look for JWM that requires no new files to be installed, and used only icons antiX 19 provides out of the box… Some of it may look cool to give antiX JWM desktop a breath of fresh air… But it’s only my personal taste.

    I can’t wait to install the final version of antiX 19, with all the small problems ironed out… It will probably stay on my netbook for the rest of it’s life (it’s a +10 years old model)…
    Keep up the good work, dev team


    • This reply was modified 1 year, 1 month ago by PPC.
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    @Anticapitalista- I noticed the Gnome-MPV version that ships with antiX19A2 has a bug that was already reported and solved: sometimes when the user opens a file via a file manager, GMPV opens a blank window, with no file selected. I tried installing the latest GMPV .deb and noticed that bug was fixed and it seems to run ok on my system and no package seems broken…


    Which version is the fixed one? The one in Debian/sid?

    Philosophers have interpreted the world in many ways; the point is to change it.

    antiX with runit - leaner and meaner.

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