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  • #49165
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    andyproughandyprough

    I gave the second iso a shot – nice to get it under 700MB (jut shows how much ‘bloat’ using non-free uses).

    I was not trying to reduce the size, but that is an interesting side benefit.

    Works well on my laptop with ethernet.
    Only issue (and a serious one) was that a dist-upgrade updates the kernel and causes errors.
    I think you should include the linux-headers as well.

    If you still have it on your system, could you attach a text file with your /var/log/apt/history.log? I want to see the output if possible. It may be more than just the missing headers, as I was hacking around on some Intel firmware files and I think I accidentally removed some of the important ones that are not non-free.

    #49168
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    Brian MasinickBrian Masinick

    Though I have not experimented with this particular effort, I still love to see people experiment with various things.

    I pretty much have to use a non-free configuration because I use Wifi almost exclusively and I have to go elsewhere (outside of my room or right next to a router to run from Ethernet.

    Still I love seeing this kind of activity; a couple of years ago I may have tried something similar myself; great idea!

    Brian Masinick

    #49174
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    anticapitalistaanticapitalista

    Virtualbox install.

    This ‘fixes’ the issue before upgrading the kernel.

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

    antiX with runit - leaner and meaner.

    #49175
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    andyproughandyprough

    Virtualbox install.

    This ‘fixes’ the issue before upgrading the kernel.

    OK, thanks, very helpful. I’ll retrace your steps and make changes accordingly.

    #49176
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    anticapitalistaanticapitalista

    I think you would need to remove linux-compiler-gcc-8-x86:amd64 (4.19.160-2), ndiswrapper-utils-1.9:amd64 (1.61-0mx17+3), linux-kbuild-4.19:amd64 (4.19.160-2), ndiswrapper:amd64 (1.61-0mx17+3) from your live build.

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

    antiX with runit - leaner and meaner.

    #49177
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    andyproughandyprough

    I think you would need to remove linux-compiler-gcc-8-x86:amd64 (4.19.160-2), ndiswrapper-utils-1.9:amd64 (1.61-0mx17+3), linux-kbuild-4.19:amd64 (4.19.160-2), ndiswrapper:amd64 (1.61-0mx17+3) from your live build.

    Yes, I’m going to try first to just repeat your exact steps, see how it goes.

    #50631
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    andyproughandyprough

    A new respin has been uploaded to this Mega drive for fast download: https://mega.nz/folder/KI8igD5L#-yjCYlm9EshiqjEkCQeZvg
    Internet Archive download site with torrent is here: https://archive.org/download/20210124-anti-x-19.3-libre-respin

    It weighs in at a hefty 699MB. Passwords are antix/antix, root/antix.

    Wifi will work now if you have a USB dongle or wifi card with an Atheros chipset that runs off of free drivers. Tested and works on my system with a TP-LINK Tl-WN722N wifi dongle with Atheros AR9271 chipset.

    Firefox-esr has been replaced by the libre “abrowser” package from the Trisquel project. abrowser is a version of Firefox with non-free and non-privacy blobs stripped out. It is set up in the menu to start with apulse in order to get sound on antiX’s alsa system. In the next update I’ll change out the Trisquel bookmarks in abrowser for the antiX bookmarks.

    This version seems a lot more stable, but I would still consider it to be in an alpha, experimental state, not for production machines. This version tracks a lot more closely to vanilla antiX (“Base” version) than the last version. Let me know if you find anything I need to correct.

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    #55939
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    andyproughandyprough

    Based on requests from users of the x64 antiX Libre respin, I’ve now created an i386 version of the antiX Libre respin. ISO torrent and download are available from here: https://archive.org/details/antiX19.3LibreRespin386-20210317
    The torrent downloads best (and fast!) using qbittorent. I’ve had problems with Internet Archive torrents using Transmission.
    An ISO is also available in a Mega folder for fast direct download: https://mega.nz/folder/XAsDVCiI#DAXDk7xcY9z5-T9L30GWCQ

    ISO size is 694mb, small enough to fit on a CD. Like the x64 version, this respin utilizes the Linux Libre kernel from jxself’s repo and the ‘abrowser’ web browser from the Trisquel repo. The kernel version is 4.9.261. If you need a newer version of the kernel, just use any of the installation commands on jxself’s page: https://jxself.org/linux-libre/
    For example, ‘sudo apt install linux-libre-4.19’ will put you on the 4.19 kernel series, and ‘sudo apt install linux-libre-4.19-nonpae’ will do the same for non-pae machines.

    I’ve traded out the xfburn CD burning software on this respin for brasero, which works much better in my testing. This respin also has the Synaptic package manager under the Preferences menu, and qbittorrent for torrents.

    Usernames and passwords are antix/antix and root/antix for the Live USB. To change the user name and passwords after installation, just use the antiX User Manager in the Control Centre, Maintenance tab.

    I’ll repeat my warnings from the x64 respin here: This respin is extremely experimental and of course has no warranty of any kind. Please do not trust it with your important data – use it as a vm or as a Live USB and see what you think. Please make sure your data is backed up before trying this. Let me know your thoughts.

    #58081
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    andyproughandyprough

    Going to drop an antiX Sid runit libre respin with DWM/Icewm soon. Working on reducing the ISO size by a few hundred mb’s now. Has anyone put any Sid runit respins out yet? I don’t recall seeing any. This thing is running nice with the Librewolf browser.

    #58085
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    anticapitalistaanticapitalista

    … Has anyone put any Sid runit respins out yet?

    Yes, for 19.3 series.
    runit-sid

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

    antiX with runit - leaner and meaner.

    #58140
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    andyproughandyprough

    I’ve been using those, but I was wondering if anyone had made a respin with runit sid and a default DE or window manager.

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