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MX Beowulf (Devuan) Respin

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Post by rasat » Fri May 24, 2019 4:57 am

There are discussions about MX next major release MX19 with Debian Buster, with or without systemd. For non-systemd base, Devuan (fork of Debian) has been suggested by forum users (I am one of them :) ). Question asked, does it work and how reliable is Devuan as a future base?
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=50427

This respin is based on MX18.2 (Debian stretch) replaced with Devuan beowulf (buster) repo. The upgrade had minor broken package installs but easily fixed. Runs with default Xfce which works fine. Gnome is tested and runs well too (not installed in this respin). Currently with Slim window manager (login) but you can replace with lightdm.

Download here:
https://archive.org/details/mx-beowulf-respin

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Re: MX Deowulf (Devuan) Respin

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Post by GuiGuy » Fri May 24, 2019 6:11 am

Thanks, rasat. Downloading now. :happy:

Do the MX enhancements to Thunar work?


P.S. Thread title seems to contain a typo. :eek:

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Re: MX Beowulf (Devuan) Respin

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Post by rasat » Fri May 24, 2019 7:08 am

Thx, corrected.

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Re: MX Beowulf (Devuan) Respin

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Post by mxer » Fri May 24, 2019 7:31 am

Sounds interesting, grabbing a copy, thanks. :)
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Re: MX Beowulf (Devuan) Respin

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Post by PondLife » Fri May 24, 2019 7:54 am

Currently using Devuan so this is definitely of interest.

Also on the Devuan forum they have a section “Devuan Derivatives” so could be worth posting there as well if you want if you want to attract some extra attention.

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Re: MX Beowulf (Devuan) Respin

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Post by GuiGuy » Fri May 24, 2019 10:05 am

Tried to run it from DVD: it starts OK but I can't get any login to work; please give us login names with passwords.

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Post by manyroads » Fri May 24, 2019 10:20 am

I think I prefer the idea of going with XFCE/openbox antiX over Devuan. I'll try MX Devuan, though ('cause why not?!?!)

As this points out, there are options. :happy:
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Re: MX Beowulf (Devuan) Respin

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Post by Jerry3904 » Fri May 24, 2019 10:49 am

GuiGuy wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 10:05 am
Tried to run it from DVD: it starts OK but I can't get any login to work; please give us login names with passwords.
It worked for me with our usual ISO login: demo/demo
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Re: MX Beowulf (Devuan) Respin

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Post by rasat » Fri May 24, 2019 11:02 am

Thx Jerry3904, forgot to mention that Slim doesn't login automatically.

user: demo
pass: demo
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Fri May 24, 2019 10:20 am
I think I prefer the idea of going with XFCE/openbox antiX over Devuan. I'll try MX Devuan, though ('cause why not?!?!)
This Devuan option is for all DE, including Gnome what antiX doesn't.

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Post by GuiGuy » Fri May 24, 2019 11:11 am

Thanks Jerry and rasat: I stupidly didn't think of the obvious one. :bagoverhead:
Posting from the live DVD now.
Will soon see if everything else works. :crossfingers:

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