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      Debian 12 Bookworm was released today so I thought it a good idea to make available some up to date beta2 iso files.
      We have had great feedback from our alpha1 and beta2 64 bit runit release.
      Many thanks to all who participated in testing.

      This is what is available for now –

      antiX-23-beta2-full-runit (64 bit)
      antiX-23-beta2-full-sysvinit (32 bit)
      antiX-23-beta2-core-sysvinit (64 bit)

      Get them here:

      This version is 99% certain to be fully dist-upgradable to final unlike alpha1 and beta1.

      64 bit versions ship with a 6.1 series kernel
      32 bit version ship with a 5.10 kernel
      64 bit full editions ship with 6.1 (Modern) and 5.10 (Legacy) kernels.

      Default is now zzzFM-IceWM ‘desktop’ and zzzFM is the default file manager
      Rox is still available for those that prefer it.

      No systemd
      No elogind
      No snap support
      No flatpak support out of the box (it depends on libelogind0)

      Give it a try and let us know what you think

      Please post feedback in this thread.


      • This topic was modified 1 year ago by anticapitalista.

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      Brian Masinick

        GREAT! Downloading the antix-23-beta2-runit-x64-full.iso now; should be able to install it right over my Beta 1 copy.

        Thank you very much!

        Brian Masinick

        Brian Masinick

          I may be one of the first community members this time to get this installed; since I have my other partitions in place on my system, I even have all my customizations in place – even my own wallpaper, scripts that I’ve written or copied, and I’ve got most, if not all, of the additional packages I typically add or alter in place and the runit image for Beta 2 is working just fine; no issues from either the USB or the installed image!

          Great job, and I’m really happy to hear that I can simply update this one to Final when it’s ready; that’s precisely what I’d do (other than changing the identification to the final form). Congratulations on the GREAT job you and the team have done already; this is certain to be another excellent release, especially for those of us with new AND old systems!

          Brian Masinick

          Brian Masinick
            pinxi -Fxz
              Kernel: 6.1.31-antix.1-amd64-smp arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc
                v: 12.2.0 Desktop: IceWM v: 3.4.0 Distro: antiX-23-beta2-runit_x64-full
                Arditi del Popolo 11 June 2023 base: Debian GNU/Linux 12 (bookworm)
              Type: Laptop System: HP product: HP Laptop 14-fq1xxx v: N/A
                serial: <superuser required>
              Mobo: HP model: 887C v: 59.11 serial: <superuser required> UEFI: AMI
                v: F.18 date: 11/26/2021
              ID-1: BAT0 charge: 40.6 Wh (99.8%) condition: 40.7/40.7 Wh (100.0%)
                volts: 12.8 min: 11.3 model: HP Primary status: not charging
              Info: 6-core model: AMD Ryzen 5 5500U with Radeon Graphics bits: 64
                type: MT MCP arch: Zen 2 rev: 1 cache: L1: 384 KiB L2: 3 MiB L3: 8 MiB
              Speed (MHz): avg: 1516 high: 2100 min/max: 1400/4056 boost: enabled cores:
                1: 1400 2: 1400 3: 1400 4: 2100 5: 2100 6: 1400 7: 1400 8: 1400 9: 1397
                10: 1397 11: 1400 12: 1400 bogomips: 50305
              Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm
              Device-1: AMD Lucienne vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: amdgpu v: kernel
                arch: GCN-5 bus-ID: 03:00.0 temp: 48.0 C
              Device-2: Chicony HP TrueVision HD Camera driver: uvcvideo type: USB
                bus-ID: 1-3:3
              Display: server: X.Org v: driver: X: loaded: amdgpu
                unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa dri: radeonsi gpu: amdgpu
                resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz
              API: OpenGL v: 4.6 Mesa 22.3.6 renderer: AMD Radeon Graphics (renoir LLVM
                15.0.6 DRM 3.49 6.1.31-antix.1-amd64-smp) direct-render: Yes
              Device-1: AMD Renoir Radeon High Definition Audio vendor: Hewlett-Packard
                driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 03:00.1
              Device-2: AMD ACP/ACP3X/ACP6x Audio Coprocessor vendor: Hewlett-Packard
                driver: snd_rn_pci_acp3x v: kernel bus-ID: 03:00.5
              Device-3: AMD Family 17h/19h HD Audio vendor: Hewlett-Packard
                driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 03:00.6
              API: ALSA v: k6.1.31-antix.1-amd64-smp status: kernel-api
              Device-1: Realtek vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: rtw89_8852ae v: kernel
                port: f000 bus-ID: 01:00.0
              IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
              Device-1: Realtek Bluetooth Radio driver: btusb v: 0.8 type: USB
                bus-ID: 1-4:4
              Report: hciconfig ID: hci0 rfk-id: 1 state: down bt-service: disabled
                rfk-block: hardware: no software: yes address: <filter>
              Local Storage: total: 238.47 GiB used: 45.93 GiB (19.3%)
              ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Toshiba model: KBG40ZNV256G KIOXIA
                size: 238.47 GiB temp: 28.9 C
              ID-1: / size: 47.76 GiB used: 15.15 GiB (31.7%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5
              ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 7.81 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%)
                dev: /dev/nvme0n1p6
              System Temperatures: cpu: 53.5 C mobo: N/A gpu: amdgpu temp: 49.0 C
              Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
              Processes: 228 Uptime: 26m Memory: total: 7.5 GiB note: check
              available: 7.1 GiB used: 1.26 GiB (17.7%) Init: runit runlevel: 2 Compilers:
              gcc: 12.2.0 Packages: 1665 Shell: Bash v: 5.2.15 pinxi: 3.3.27-11
            • This reply was modified 1 year ago by Brian Masinick.

            Brian Masinick

            Brian Masinick

              I notice the new name for antiX 23 – Arditi del Popolo – I’ll have to read up on this person.

              I already have a LOT of reading to do about “Salonica, City of Ghosts” – I have the book and I’ve started to read it, but the book has 475 pages of written content, and notes that take it up to 503 pages and a Glossary up to page 507 and an index that ends at page 525. If I get into serious reading, this antiX 23 image will have to rest – oh, the choices; I’ll mix a little bit of each of them along with my other distros – siduction ought to be changing pretty soon as Sid gets populated once again, and MX Linux 23 Beta 1 is also likely to be updated soon too!

              This geek won’t be bored, that’s for certain!

              Ardito, nice to see you here!

              Brian Masinick

              Brian Masinick

                Wikipedia gave me some information, though I’m at it’s mercy to know whether it is accurate or not:

                “The Arditi del Popolo (The People’s Daring Ones) was an Italian militant anti-fascist group founded at the end of June 1921 to resist the rise of Benito Mussolini’s National Fascist Party and the violence of the Blackshirts (squadristi) paramilitaries.[1] It grouped revolutionary trade-unionists, socialists, communists, anarchists, republicans, anti-capitalists, as well as some former military officers, and was co-founded by Giuseppe Mingrino, Argo Secondari and Gino Lucetti[2] – who tried to assassinate Mussolini on 11 September 1926 – the deputy Guido Picelli and others.[3] The Arditi del Popolo were an offshoot of the Arditi elite troops, who had previously occupied Fiume in 1919 behind the poet Gabriele d’Annunzio, who proclaimed the Italian Regency of Carnaro. Those who split to form the Arditi del Popolo were close to the anarchist Argo Secondari and were supported by Mario Carli. The formazioni di difesa proletaria (Proletarian Defense Formations) later merged with them. The Arditi del Popolo gathered approximately 20,000 members in summer 1921.”


                Brian Masinick


                  Awesome, thank you!!! Upgrading right now.

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                  Brian Masinick

                    Awesome, thank you!!! Upgrading right now.

                    You’ll love it; Bookworm is now stable, so antiX 23 Beta 2, though not 100% finished,
                    is already stable, and I’ve personally downloaded, configured, it. Very good,
                    and what’s nearly as good is that when it’s released, the Beta 2 image can be
                    upgraded to final release; the identification strings won’t change unless you
                    manually change them, but functionally everything will be based on Bookworm
                    and the antiX 23 repositories.

                    Brian Masinick


                      Testing 32-bit. Everything looks great & runs well.
                      However, I did notice that upon switching to herbstluftwm, the “other desktops” window appears (as usual), but only shows 3 window manager options – the other radio buttons are blank.
                      Switching to any wm via slimski is normal, however.

                      confirmed antiX frugaler, since 2019


                        Many thanks, anticapitalista!

                        Downloading as I write this…

                        I liked the way you handled the available kernels, specially offering the older one on the 32bits iso (I guess Marcelo will be pleased with that)!



                          Is it possible to update from beta1 to beta2 directly without having to install the new ISO? I tried with the usual “sudo apt update” but “All packages are up to date.”


                            Is it possible to update from beta1 to beta2 directly without having to install the new ISO?

                            No. But anticapitalista said he’s 99% sure it will work going from this beta (2) to the final release.

                            confirmed antiX frugaler, since 2019

                            Brian Masinick

                              The Alpha and Beta images are installed separately, though anticapitalista did state that it’s possible to get to the final release from Beta 2 without reinstalling with one caveat – the identification string will identify it as Beta 2 unless you manually change it.

                              Some people like having the name and identity so they always reinstall.

                              Brian Masinick


                                Testing 64-bit runit live for 15 minutes now.Very nice, I like the new theme and the package installer changes…..

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                                  Is it possible to update from beta1 to beta2 directly without having to install the new ISO?

                                  No. But anticapitalista said he’s 99% sure it will work going from this beta (2) to the final release.

                                  what about from antix 22 to 23?

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