MX-Fluxbox (MXFB) has two purposes: to provide an attractive option for users and to extend the range of MX down to hardware that lacks sufficient resources.


You can also get rid of these MXFB packages if they bother you:

sudo apt remove mxfb-docs mxfb-art mx-idesktool mx-dockmaker

1) Don't want to be bothered by MX-Fluxbox?

sudo apt purge mx-fluxbox fluxbox

2) MXFB is also used by people who like a simple, fast desktop over which the user has near-total control (we have somebody who runs it on a Lenovo X1 Carbon).

The core package mx-fluxbox is being upgraded.

Here's what is different and how the user should handle it:


MX15 and MX16 are End of Life.

MX15 and MX16 are now at End of Life and support for those versions is ceasing.

This coincides with the End of Life for Debian Jessie.


This is a great series from a great video maker for antiX and MX!


Guess what? There is a now a PC available with MX Linux preinstalled.

Star Labs, a UK based laptop vendor, is offering their laptops not only with Ubuntu preinstalled, but also with several other smaller distributions, including MX Linux.

You can check out the offerings at

MX Linux boosted

Want to liberate yourself from the clutches of Google / Youtube?

Support the development of PeerTube, if possible, as the push for version 3 functionality is ongoing!

Here's the basic roadmap plan of funding points:

Global search


Plugins & Playlists
(Aug. - Sept.)

Live streaming
(Oct. - Nov.)

Let's make this happen 👍

#Peertube #funding #deleteYouTube #deleteGoogle #roadmap #Framasoft #streaming #live

New video for MX FLuxbox: Tips & Tricks #1: where's the calendar?

MX-Fluxbox: want to have the menu in your own language? 1) download the spreadsheet


2) fill in a column with your translations, putting the 2-letter language code at the top 3) get it to us--send a link, attach a file, email to manual AT

The new background rotation feature is set by default to go through the branded wallpapers.

To stop: Menu > Appearance > Desktop icons, double click "Set background rotation" and follow the direction at the top.

Updated MX-Fluxbox packages have started coming now through the repos. Remember to click

Menu > MX Fluxbox to get them copied to your /home folder.

Go to ~/.restore/fluxbox/ to copy and paste back any existing items you want to keep as you had them before the update.

If you use the Utah Salt Lake City repos (switch to them with mx-repo-manager if you want), you should be safe.

Mirrors will catch up over the next 12 hours or so.

Thanks and sorry about that!

Accidents happen...don't update for a while...

There is a repo package problem in the MX main not update...see this message for details.


"Not your mama's fluxbox" .

A new video that presents MX-Fluxbox 2.1 from installation to ... science fiction.


MX Linux boosted

MX-Fluxbox 2.1 settings and apps released! Not just an update but a significant upgrade:


Conkies and conky management have been improved.

Dev fehlix has updated the entire MX collection, including converting to the new syntax, and there is a new Conky Manager.

Details in Blog post:


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