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 1.0.14

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 32MB 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; Laptop with Legacy support

Nitrux 1.0.14 — ISO Checksum SHA256:

142bb2f4dd4b0c451e4a692c03c50cd77a1babcf8841b431b43f61da56a9d812 nitrux_release_1.0.14.iso


Nitrux 1.0.14 — What's new:

– Updated packages from Ubuntu/cosmic.
– Updated kernel to version 4.17.10.
– The latest version of Plasma 5 (5.13.2), KDE Apps (18.04.2), KF5 (5.48.0) and Qt 5 (5.11.0).
– Updated Nomad Look and Feel.
– Updated Kvantum to version 0.10.7.
– Updated Nomad Kvantum themes.


Nitrux 1.0.14 — Known issues:

– AppImages not showing icon in the menu. This is a known issue and we’re working with the AppImage team on a solution. Logging out and logging in solves it.

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 Rufus 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 USB drive to use.
2
Select the Nitrux ISO file.
3
Select between GPT (EFI/UEFI) or MBR (BIOS) modes.
4
Click BEGIN to start the flashing process. A popup window will appear asking to choose ISO or DD modes, select ISO.

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. Video by — Riba Linux

Next — Using Nitrux

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.

Update using the GUI

How to update Nitrux using the GUI.

Updated using the terminal

How to update Nitrux using Konsole.

Update using Software Updater.

Updating Nitrux is pretty straightforward. Open System Settings, scroll-down and then click on Software Updater. The system will then ask for your password. To check for new updates click on Check for Updates once it’s done fetching the new packages the Software Updater will show you the available updates. To install them click on Install and they will be installed.

Good!, Nitrux has been updated.

You don’t need to restart your PC for most updates to take effect. However there are things like kernel updates that do require you to restart.

Next — Installing Graphics Drivers

Update using Konsole.

To get verbose messages during system updates use Konsole, the KDE Terminal emulator. Updating is easy simply enter the commands to download and install the available updates for Nitrux.

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

Good!, Nitrux has been updated.

You don’t need to restart your PC for most updates to take effect. However there are things like kernel updates that do require you to restart.

Next — Installing Graphics Drivers

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 is the closed source NVIDIA driver, 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-driver-396 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

Add More Languages.

By default, Nitrux is only available in one language English (US) out-of-the-box.  This is so that the ISO size is kept relatively small making it easier to download for users with restricted internet bandwidth. However, If you prefer to use your native language you can install the available translations for both the operating system and KDE software. Please make sure that you are connected to the internet before installing these translations.

To determine the language pack that you need you can use apt-cache search to search for it. Once you found the correct package proceed to install it.

sudo apt update
[sudo] password for user:
apt-cache search language-pack-* kde-l10n-*
sudo apt install language-pack-XX language-pack-XX-base kde-l10n-XX
sudo apt clean; sudo apt autoclean
exit

Afterward, you want to make sure that the locale is correctly set and if it isn’t, reconfigure it. If a locale does not appear in the list, it will have to be additionally installed. Check for available locales in /usr/share/i18n/SUPPORTED.

Check current settings
locale
Check available locales
locale -a
Replace es_MX accordingly to generate the appropriate locale
sudo locale-gen es_MX.utf8
[sudo] password for user:
Generating locales…
Generation complete.

It may occur that after executing the commands not everything is translated approprietly. This can be recognized by the fact that the file /etc/default/locale still has some strings set to en_US.UTF-8. To correct this it’s necessary to edit the file.

sudo nano /etc/default/locale
[sudo] password for user:
Replace every instance of en_US.UTF-8 with your locale string

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 — Installing Steam

Installing Steam for Linux in Nitrux.

Steam offers Linux gamers a growing catalog of games and content to play around with. With over 150 million users on Steam, it is the largest digital distribution platform for PC gaming.

sudo apt update; sudo apt install curl
curl -O http://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/client/installer/steam.deb
sudo dpkg -i steam.deb
[sudo] password for user:
Follow the prompts Steam will now proceed to install the packages it needs to initialize
Next — Help and Support

Help and Support.

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

Gitter

Gitter is an open source messaging system for users of GitHub repositories. Find us at: Nitrux/public

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

The current set of releases of Nitrux OS. Initially based on Ubuntu Zesty then based on Ubuntu Bionic and currently Ubuntu Cosmic.

Nitrux 1.1 — 2018

First Major Revision of Nitrux OS.

Nitrux 2.0 — 2019

Second Major Release of Nitrux OS.