antiX-Libre 21 respin – less than 700mb ISO’s, 32-bit PAE and non-PAE

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  • #87453
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    ModdIt

      Hi calciumsodium,
      open video driver is terrible on my NVidia card. Needs Tesla 470.
      My netbook should run well with it though, way electricity pricing
      is going I will be using that a lot soon. or starving :-(.

      Present German government looks after the rich and makes poor suffer more,
      every day new taxes and levys come along. If this continues the danger of
      desperate citizens protesting gets higher. As the police are likely to escalate
      any such protest to maximum the danger of violence, possibly riots is very high

      During my recent reinstall I changed over to ytdlp and setup latest
      tongue breaker, ytfzf, I aliased it to yt ages ago. Latest versions were
      not available direct from repo. Posted a way to pull and install them.
      A couple of days later the updates reached repos.

      Will give the config a spin on a weaker machine, on this one I am running
      a full monty rescaling debanding etc from subluminal, it gives incredibaly
      improved output quality but needs plenty of processing power.

      #87457
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      calciumsodium

        Hi @ModdIt,
        I have extensively tested this ytdlautoformat.lua config file that I posted. It works on the oldest of equipment to the newer i5 computers (the newest equipment I have). It is robust and it is very simple. I have this configuration on all my antiX setups, antiX19 and antiX21. I think other members in the antiX forum also use this method. You can add other domains in the Streamsource section. I mostly watch youtube.
        But mostly, I change the changeQuality resolution section. I found that 360 or 480 is the best compromise between resolution and download speed. On my oldest equipment, I had to go all the way down to 144 resolution.
        It automatically finds the best video output for your hardware. It starts with gpu output. It that is not available for your hardware, it tries the next one.
        Good luck.
        BTW, thanks for all your updates on ungoogled chromium. I follow that thread too.

        #89083
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        andyprough

          UPDATE: In order to update the Linux-libre kernel, there’s a good discussion on this thread: https://www.antixforum.com/forums/topic/updating-the-jxself-gnu-linux-libre-kernel/

          Andy the developer of the Linux-libre kernels, Jason Self, has changed the gpg key he uses to sign the kernels recently. He has given instructions on upgrading the gpg key and the version of your Linux-libre here: http://trisquel.info/en/forum/package-linux-libre-being-kept-back

          His instructions basically boil down to running ‘sudo apt update’ and ‘sudo apt full-upgrade’ to get the new gpg key and to be able to upgrade your Linux-libre kernel. If you have any trouble upgrading a kernel, leave me a note here and I’ll try to help you.

          #107311
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          calciumsodium

            I have been predominantly using the antiX23 b1 system. But recently I went back to play with the antX21 x32 libre respin. I updated the kernel to the latest 6.3.3 gnu 32-bit kernel. I was amazed how efficient in cpu usage with this modern kernel on this two processor 32-bit system using this kernel.

            For example, running mpv (360p resolution) only uses about 15 % cpu.
            More amazing is that running the same youtube video on firefox 111.0.1 uses only about 35 % cpu.

            Works good. Unfortunately, I have not been able to find a 32-bit 6.3 kernel to test on non-free firmware systems.

            $ inxi -b
            System:    Host: antix Kernel: 6.3.3-gnu i686 bits: 32 Desktop: IceWM 2.9.6 
                       Distro: antiX-21_386-base Grup Yorum 31 October 2021 
            Machine:   Type: Laptop System: TOSHIBA product: Satellite C55-B v: PSCMLU-03X09J serial: <superuser required> 
                       Mobo: TOSHIBA model: ZBWAA v: 1.00 serial: <superuser required> UEFI-[Legacy]: TOSHIBA v: 1.40 
                       date: 07/25/2014 
            Battery:   ID-1: BAT1 charge: 4.5 Wh (43.3%) condition: 10.4/31.7 Wh (32.8%) 
            CPU:       Info: Dual Core Intel Celeron N2840 [MCP] speed: 2582 MHz min/max: 500/2582 MHz 
            Graphics:  Device-1: Intel Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series Graphics & Display driver: i915 v: kernel 
                       Device-2: Chicony TOSHIBA Web Camera - HD type: USB driver: uvcvideo 
                       Display: server: X.Org 1.20.11 driver: loaded: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa 
                       resolution: 1366x768~60Hz 
                       OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics (BYT) v: 4.2 Mesa 20.3.5 
            Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL810xE PCI Express Fast Ethernet driver: r8169 
                       Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter driver: ath9k 
            Drives:    Local Storage: total: 0 KiB used: 0 KiB 
            Info:      Processes: 116 Uptime: 17m Memory: 3.77 GiB used: 613 MiB (15.9%) Shell: Bash inxi: 3.3.06 
            
            • This reply was modified 1 year, 2 months ago by calciumsodium.
            #107315
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            RJP

              antiX-Libre 21 respin – Not available as removed from the server.

              • This reply was modified 1 year, 2 months ago by RJP.
              #107327
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              calciumsodium

                antiX-Libre 21 respin – Not available as removed from the server.

                You can create your own libre respin.

                This is a link to create your own 64-bit libre respin:

                https://www.antixforum.com/forums/topic/installing-the-linux-libre-x64-kernel/#post-85661

                To create your own 32-bit libre respin, start with your own antiX21 32-bit system and adapt the previous instructions.

                Good luck. Make sure you have free firmware systems like with ath9k wifi. If you have non-free firmware, the libre respin does not work. There may be some realtek firmware that may work.

                • This reply was modified 1 year, 2 months ago by calciumsodium. Reason: Make sure you have free firmware wifi firmware, otherwise libre respin will not work
                #127531
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                mr_mike

                  Hi Andy,

                  Have you completely removed your ISO from Mega or Google Drive ?

                  Thanks,
                  Mike

                  #127587
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                  andyprough

                    Hi Andy,

                    Have you completely removed your ISO from Mega or Google Drive ?

                    Thanks,
                    Mike

                    Hi Mike,

                    Looks like the 32-bit versions are still up on archive.com – https://archive.org/details/antiX21LibreRespin32bitPAEwAbrowser
                    Click on “Show All”. There’s a smaller ISO without a large Firefox-based browser, and there’s a larger ISO with a Firefox-based browser called ‘Abrowser’.

                    I don’t think I ever had Google Drive, and my free Mega account may have been deleted due to non-use over the years. But Archive.com should stay up there for a long time.

                    Let me know if you are interested in seeing a libre-software version of antiX 23, I could probably spin it up this spring. There’s also a libre-software distro called GNUinos with 32-bit and 64-bit versions that’s created by someone who’s much more technically advanced than me that I would recommend you take a look at. It is based on the latest version of Devuan, and uses either runit or s6 as init manager. That distro has dedicated web hosting and creates regular ISO updates, at gnuinos.org.

                    #128050
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                    mr_mike

                      Thanks a lot Andy for your guidance on downloads and new developments.

                      I am going to use your antiX21 Libre version.

                      Will be good too to try soon your antiX 23 version more particularly for the new power management features of Debian 12!

                      Take care,
                      Mike

                      #142980
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                      MasterPythoner

                        Let me know if you are interested in seeing a libre-software version of antiX 23, I could probably spin it up this spring.

                        yes @andyprough , We would love to have this respin on the list .
                        please create a minimalistic low-size respin x64 antix 23 . that have minimal software and the lowest size possible .
                        Thank you!

                        #143086
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                        andyprough

                          Let me know if you are interested in seeing a libre-software version of antiX 23, I could probably spin it up this spring.

                          yes @andyprough , We would love to have this respin on the list .
                          please create a minimalistic low-size respin x64 antix 23 . that have minimal software and the lowest size possible .
                          Thank you!

                          Looks like @calciumsodium just created one, so I think we should try this one out for now – https://www.antixforum.com/forums/topic/antix-23-1-x64-libre-minimal-respin-605-mb-cd-fits-into-cd/

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