Compendium.

./welcome.sh
This is the Compendium. We do hope that you won’t run into any problems with Nitrux,
however no system is perfect!. If you need help with Nitrux check out the information here.
./welcome.sh –live-session-info
Live USER: nitrux
Live PSWD: (empty)
cat /etc/issue
Nitrux 1.0.8

Getting started is easy.

How can I take this great Linux distribution for a spin?.

Hardware requirements

Minimum

CPU 2.5 GHz Dual Core 64-bit
RAM 2GB
Storage 5.0GB
Display 128MB VRAM OpenGL 2.1 Support
Other Motherboard with support for USB boot

Recommended

CPU 2.66 GHz Quad Core
RAM 4GB
Storage 5.0GB
Display 256MB VRAM OpenGL 3.0 Support
Other Motherboard with support for USB boot, UEFI Support

Nitrux 1.0.8 — ISO Checksum:

ad28472dae42c5fb45db179ebd1d8a078b4ccc13176fe798129f04ab601d533f nitrux_release_1.0.8-4.iso


Nitrux 1.0.8 — What's new:

– Updated packages from bionic.
– Updated kernel 4.14.15 with patches for Meltdown and Spectre.
– Latest version of Plasma 5 (5.12.80), KDE Apps (18.03.70), KF5 (5.43.0) and Qt 5 (5.9.3).
– Updated NX Software Center; updated UI (WIP), ability to perform updates to AppImages.
– Added Software Updater KCM, a simple to use GUI to update the system.
– Updated Nomad Look and Feel.


Nitrux 1.0.8 — Known issues:

– nodejs is put on hold to prevent plasma-workspace from braking.
– ONLYOffice Desktop Editors does not work in the Live session, this is an issue with permissions. Once the system is installed it works without any issues.

Creating bootable media

How to create a bootable USB drive to try Nitrux.

Installing Nitrux

How to install Nitrux to your computer using the bootable USB.

Using the Terminal.

To use Nitrux on a USB follow the series of commands below. Plug the USB in first and ensure it’s available but not mounted.

sudo fdisk -l /dev/sdX
Disk /dev/sdX: 21.5 GB, 21474836486 bytes
sudo dd if=nitrux_release_1.0.X.iso of=/dev/sdX bs=4M status=progress oflag=dsync
sync
exit

Good!, now you have a bootable USB.

Make sure that the USB stick has finished writing before you unplug it and it should now be ready to boot Nitrux!

Next — Installing Nitrux

Using the GUI.

We recommend using ImageUSB or Win32 Disk Imager to flash Nitrux to your USB on Windows.

1
Select the USB drive to use.
2
Select Write image to USB drive.
3
Select the Nitrux .img file.
4
Click on Write to begin the flashing process.
5
Once it’s done, exit.
1
Select the Nitrux .img file.
2
Select the USB drive to use.
3
Click Write to begin the flashing process.
4
Once it’s done, exit.

Good!, now you have a bootable USB.

Make sure that the USB stick has finished writing before you unplug it and it should now be ready to boot Nitrux!

Next — Installing Nitrux

Installing Nitrux.

Steps to install Nitrux to your computer.

Using Nitrux.

Details on how to use your Nitrux system.

Using Nomad Desktop

How to get around the flagship desktop in Nitrux.

Updating Nitrux

How to maintain Nitrux up-to-date.

Installing new software

Assistance in installing more software in Nitrux.

Nomad Desktop.

Nomad Desktop is the flagship desktop of Nitrux. It focuses on simplicity and elegance. Written from scratch with integration in mind, the Nomad Desktop tightly integrates with the KF5 stack, employing underlying technologies to offer an alternative desktop experience.

Next — Software Tour

Software Tour.

One of the core aims of Nitrux is to provide an out-of-box Linux experience that can take care of the average’s users daily needs with entirely free software.

Updating Nitrux.

Nitrux regularly provides updates to the packages that make up the system. These include security updates, bug fixes or newer versions of software. All systems should be updated regularly to ensure the system operates in the most efficient and secure manner possible.

sudo apt update; sudo apt upgrade -y
[sudo] password for user:
sudo apt clean; sudo apt autoclean
exit

Installing Graphics Drivers.

By default Nitrux will use the open source video driver Nouveau for your NVIDIA graphics card. This driver lacks support for 3D acceleration and may not work with the very latest video cards or technologies from NVIDIA. An alternative to Nouveau are the closed source NVIDIA drivers, which are developed by NVIDIA. AMDGPU is AMD’s open source graphics driver for the latest AMD Radeon graphics cards. It is a compliment to the open source Radeon driver included by default in Nitrux, which works with graphics cards not supported by AMDGPU. Please make sure that you are connected to the Internet before installing these drivers.

If you have an NVIDIA graphics card you will need to install its proprietary driver.

sudo apt update
[sudo] password for user:
sudo apt install nvidia-387 nvidia-settings -no-install-recommends -y
sudo apt clean; sudo apt autoclean
exit

If you have an AMD graphics card you will need to install its FOSS driver.

sudo apt update
[sudo] password for user:
sudo apt install xserver-xorg-video-amdgpu -y
sudo apt clean; sudo apt autoclean
exit

Installing New Software.

You can install applications in different ways. Terminal or the NX Software Center. With the NX Software Center, you just open it from the menu, and search for the application that you want.

Next — Help and Support

Help and Support.

Get in touch with us if you need an extra helping hand with your experience in Nitrux.

Matrix / Riot

Matrix is an open standard for decentralised, real-time communication. Find us at: #nxos @ riot.fm

Email

If you have questions about the use of Nitrux please send us an email at hello@nxos.org.

FB Community

Be the first to join our new community over at FB, get the support you need from other Nitrux users.

G+ Community

Be the first to join our new community over at G+, get the support you need from other Nitrux users.

Roadmap.

This is a snapshot of what we are planning to do at a given point in time — but like everything else in life, even the best-laid plans are subject to change.

Nitrux 1.0 — June 2017

First public release of Nitrux OS. Based on Ubuntu Zesty.

Nitrux 1.0.x — 2017, 2018

Current set of releases of Nitrux OS. Initially based on Ubuntu Zesty and currently based on Ubuntu Bionic.

Nitrux 1.1 — 2018

First Major Revision of Nitrux OS.

Nitrux 2.0 — 2019

Second Major Release of Nitrux OS.