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exGENT (Gentoo) 64 bit Linux Live DVD

 

NEWS 20160123

I've made yet a new version (20160123) of exGENT based on Gentoo Linux. Now with Xfce 4.12.1 and kernel 4.4. It is for the 64 bit architecture. I call it exGENT 2016 Xfce4 Live DVD. It replaces version 20141227. The ISO file is of 2280 MB due to the fact that this version has a lot of packages pre-installed. Among them two different Web Browsers: Firefox and Opera. Despite this exGENT version 160123 runs surprisingly fast from DVD or USB. Even in VirtualBox. Faster than most other Linux live systems. All installed packages in exGENT have been updated to the latest available version by 160123.


Used KERNEL

My special kernel 4.4.0-gentoo-exton corresponding Kernel.org’s kernel 4.4. It’s the latest stable kernel as of now.


What’s new in kernel 4.4?


Programs etc
The best thing with exGENT is the premier autodetection of hardware and the ability to easily install the system to hard drive during a live session. Installed programs: Among many others GParted, GNU Emacs, Firefox, Thunderbird, Samba, AbiWord,
Nvidia Graphics driver 352.63 and NetworkManager. Furthermore compilation tools so that you can install programs from source the Gentoo way. (After the installation to hard drive).


History

The predecessor to exGENT, Exton-Gentoo, was built completely from scratch. I.e. all its programs were compiled from source. As for exGENT version 111019 I did "cheat" a bit. I.e. exGENT version 111019 was based on another Gentoo-based distribution, but I changed (almost) everything. The changes were so great that virtually nothing was left of the original distribution. In exGENT version 120814, 130215, 130318, 130415, 130423, 130926, 131017, 131028, 131129, 140207, 140210, 140212, 141205, 141227 and 160123 I'm back to building from source.

Quick install to Hard Drive
exGENT Linux can be installed to hard drive in 3 - 10 min. (Depending on computer type). This means that all of you who might hesitate to perform a normal Gentoo installation - which can take up to a couple of days - now have the chance to get this great Linux system (Gentoo) installed on your computers very easy. Read below on how the installation works.

 

UPGRADE the System
The exGENT System (version 160123) is in very good shape, since I, without problems, have been able to update the whole system with the following commands:

# emerge --ask --update --newuse --deep --with-bdeps=y @world

# emerge --depclean
# revdep-rebuild

(Since I haven't upgraded exGENT since 20141227 it now took me four (4) days to upgrade/compile all included packages).

SPOTIFY
You can easy and quick install Spotify in exGENT. Just run the command emerge spotify. The installation takes about 1 min.


Rolling distribution

Gentoo/exGENT is a rolling distribution, which 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).

Default language
The default language (locale) is set to English.

Keyboard
The default keyboard layout is American (us). Change it by running the command setxkbmap se (for Sweden).

Configure X
Normally X is configured automatically during startup from the disc (dvd). On one of my computers with an Nvidia card (GeForce GTX 550 Ti) I had to change the boot line to look like this: kernel /boot/vmlinuz real_root=/dev/loop0 looptype=squashfs loop=/livecd.squashfs initrd nomodeset udev nodevfs cdroot

NVIDIA
I have also installed Nvidia Graphics driver 352.63 in this version of exGENT. It has support for the following GPUs: Quadro K1200, Quadro M6000, GeForce 920M, GeForce 930A, GeForce 930M, GeForce 940M, GeForce GTX 950M, GeForce GTX 960M and GeForce GTX TITAN X. This driver will be used automatically if your card is supported.

Install exGENT to hard drive
Please read this INSTRUCTION.

Install exGENT to a USB stick
Please read this INSTRUCTION. This is done in the same way as a hard drive installation.

Porthole
You can (if you like) use Porthole Package Manager (after a hard drive/USB pen drive install). Porthole is preinstalled in exGENT version 160123. Porthole is a front-end for Portage, the Gentoo Package management system. It allows you to browse through available software packages and install them easy as pie. You can for example install the LXDE Desktop Environment (in version 160123). It will look like this.

Login and passwords
Log in to Xfce4 - version 160123: When you start up your computer from the dvd you will end up at Slim's login screen. Log in as the ordinary user live with password live or as root with password root.

GO FOR IT!
You'll run exGENT super fast in RAM. (Version 160123). The launch from the dvd becomes a little slow, but then... A wonderful way to run Linux if you have enough RAM. You'll need at least 2 GB.

Wireless connections
NetworkManager make it easy to configure wireless connections. Give your WEP/WAP password and connect. That's it! You'll find the NM-applet to the right in the panel. Check the name of your interfaces with the command iwconfig (as root).

Changing the root password
If you install exGENT to hard drive you must/should immediately (for security reasons) manually change root’s password. This is because the installation script does not ask about a new root password. The root password is changed by running the command sudo passwd root.


Who is exGENT/Gentoo for?
Experienced Linux users or those who really want to learn Linux.

What happened to the 32 bit version?
Please note that the 32 bit version of exGENT from December 2014 won't be upgraded. I have deleted the ISO file from the servers. Almost no downloads! I guess 32 bit Linux systems are out of fashion nowadays.

Screenshots
exGENT running Audacity
exGENT running Brasero
exGENT running Samba
exGENT running Spotify

DOWNLOAD
exGENT Linux version 160123 can be downloaded from SourceForge.net - Fast, secure and free downloads from the largest Open Source applications and software directory.

ALTERNATIVE DOWNLOAD location
The Swedish Linux Society

md5sum for version 160123 - 64 bit - of 2280 MB


 






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