New kernels available

Latest secure kernels available in the repos for 32 (pae and non-pae) and 64 bit architecture.

5.8.7 (antiX-17, antiX-19, testing and sid)
4.19.143 (antiX-17, antiX-19, testing and sid)
4.9.235 (antiX-17, antiX-19, testing and sid)
4.4.235 (antiX-17, antiX-19, testing and sid)

Note: The 5.8.7 kernel might not build broadcom-sta wifi, nvidia drivers or virtualbox drivers (yet).

Wifi with connman – antiX 19.2

This is from antiX user and helper, Xecure.

For a long time, people have been having problems setting up their wireless connections with connman. Some were not able to find it, for some connman did not perform as expected. Others started using CENI before trying out connman.

I have created a video for all those users who are having difficulties with connman. It includes a few case scenarios:
– Connman is not in the Control Centre.
– Wifi is softlocked
– Connman doesn’t scan for Wireless Access Points.
– Connman gives out a strange error.

I hope this video can help all those who have problems with connman.

The only case I forgot to include is “The user set up wifi with CENI before trying out connman”.
For those reading this, the solution is to edit /etc/network/interfaces and remove the configuration created by ceni.
To edit the file, execute in terminal:
sudo geany /etc/network/interfaces
Edit the file until it only contains these lines:
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------
# /etc/network/interfaces
#
# interfaces(5) file used by ifup(8) and ifdown(8)
# Used by ceni but not by connman
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

Save the file and restart your system.

Latest IceWM 1.8.1 available

For those using testing or sid repos, there is an automatic upgrade the the very latest IceWM version (1.8.1), which is not even in Debian sid yet.

If you want to test this out on buster/stable antiX-19 series, add dev to the antiX sources list and do

sudo apt update && sudo apt dist-upgrade

I have been running it on antiX stable for 3 days without issue.

New kernels available

Latest secure kernels available in the repos for 32 (pae and non-pae) and 64 bit architecture.

5.6.10 (antiX-17, antiX-19, testing and sid)
4.19.120 (antiX-17, antiX-19, testing and sid)
4.9.221 (antiX-17, antiX-19, testing and sid)
4.4.221 (antiX-16, antiX-17, antiX-19)

Note: The 5.6.10 kernel might not build broadcom-sta wifi, nvidia drivers or virtualbox drivers (yet).

antiX-19.2 based on debian sid isos available

These iso files are based on Debian sid and come as core or net version using svsVinit or runit.

The following flavours for both 32 and 64 bit architecture are available.

antiX-core (c400MB) sysVinit and runit versions – no X, but should support most wireless.
Core versions also include elogind and dbus-x11.

antiX-net (c180MB) sysVinit and runit versions – no X. Just enough to get you connected (wired only) and ready to build.

The 32 bit version uses a non-pae kernel.

These iso files are for experienced users of antiX or Debian.

* Based on Debian sid
* runit or sysVinit as init
* eudev (3.2.9) instead of systemd-udev
* Customised 5.5.0 kernel with fbcondecor splash
* antiX remaster and persistence tools
* live-kernel-updater
* cli-aptiX – a cli package installer
* antiX-cli-cc – cli control centre
* live-usb-maker
* basic cli installler
* no UEFI install option
* no encryption option
* cannot install to emmc, nvme

Download isos from the sid or runit-sid folder

Enjoy!