ABOUT DebEX Barebone/KDE Linux 64 bit build 140821 and 140819
Both systems are based on Debian "Jessie" (upcoming Debian 8) with certain elements of Debian "Sid" (unstable).
I have made a new version of the extra version of DebEX, wich I call DebEX KDE Live DVD. It's a pure Debian system. I.e.: There are no Ubuntu or Kubuntu elements involved. DebEX KDE uses KDE 4.13.3 as Desktop environment. (The latest stable version of KDE).
I've made a new version of DebEX Barebone replacing version 140509 - see below. All packages have been uppdated to the latest version by 140819 - http://debex.exton.net/debex-barebone-installed-packages-140819.txt
The DebEX Barebone ISO is now a ISO-hybrid, which means that it can very easily be transferred to a USB pen drive. You can then even run DebEX Barebone from the USB stick and save all your system changes on the stick. I.e. you will enjoy persistence! NetworkManager has been removed. It doesn't go together with Wicd when it comes to configuring wireless networks. I've added the applications GParted (partition editor), AbiWord, Icedove (Thunderbird) and AlsaPlayer. The biggest improvement in version 140509 of DebEX Barebone is that DebEX Installer now work flawlessly. Another big improvement is that DebEX Barebone now can run from RAM. Use Boot alternative 3 (Copy to RAM). When the system has booted up you can remove the disc (DVD) or USB stick. You'll need at least 2 GB RAM to run DebEX from RAM.
NOTE about WIRELESS connections: My first version of DebEX Barebone is from 130110. In version 140821/140819/140509 I have replaced NetworkManager with Wicd to make it easier to configure wireless connections. Now just start Wicd Client. Give your WEP/WAP password and connect. That's it! Maybe you will have to change your network interfaces (eth0, wlan0) to for example eth1 and wlan1 in Wicd's Preferences and click on the button Refresh before you can connect. It can look like this: http://debex.exton.net/debex-barebone-wicd-configure.jpg
DebEX Barebone/KDE are based on Debian Jessie (upcoming Debian 8). There are also certain elements of Debian Sid (unstable). DebEX uses Xfce 4.10.1 (Barebone version) respectively KDE 4.13.3 (KDE version) as Desktop environment.
DebEX Barebone uses kernel 3.14.2-amd64 (corresponding Kernel.org's kernel 3.14.2). DebEX KDE uses kernel 3.16.0-7-exton equivalent to Kernel.orgs stable kernel 3.16, released 140803.
The system language is English in both versions of DebEX.
DebEX uses Apt (apt-get) and Synaptic. I have also installed Pacapt ("an Arch's pacman-like package manager"). It works extremely well.
PROGRAM content etc
As the name suggests, DebEX Barebone has only a minimum of software installed in advance. Among them AbiWord, LXTerminal, Thunar, Leafpad, Wicd, Iceweasel (Firefox), Icedove (Thunderbird), GParted and Synaptic. All programs have been updated to the latest available version as of August 21, 2014 respectively August 19, 2014. I will give you the pleasure of installing all extra packages YOU need after a hard disk installation of DebEX Barebone. You can of course also install new packages while running the system live (from DVD/USB stick), but nothing will be saved after a reboot. If you have plenty of RAM you can even install big programs (such as LibreOffice) while running the system live. Study the full PACKAGE LIST of 140819: http://debex.exton.net/debex-barebone-installed-packages-140819.txt respectively 140821: http://debex.exton.net/debex-kde-installed-packages-140821.txt
In version 140821 of DebEX I have added all common KDE packages and removed Xfce4.
LOGIN and passwords
After booting up from DVD/USB stick you'll end up at LightDM's login screen. Log in to Xfce4 as root. The password for root is root. During the installation of DebEX to hard disk you'll get the chance to create your own ordinary user. After booting up DebEX KDE you'll end up at KDM's login screen. Log in to KDE 4.13.3 as root or as the ordinary user user. The password for root is root. The password for user is live.
INSTALL to hard drive
Just click on the Desktop icon "Install DebEX" (or start Live Installer) and follow the installer instructions. Watch a SLIDESHOW of the installation process: http://debex.exton.net/debex-installer-slideshow.html
Read my instruction: http://debex.exton.net/debex-usb-persistent
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