Expirion Linux

Lord Boltar

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Expirion 3.1 ISO is Buntu 20.04.2 based distro about 1.7GBs in size
Linux Kernel is 5.4.0-66 Xfce desktop is 4.16, LibreOffice is 7.1.0
Mozilla Firefox is 86.0, Thunderbird is 78.8
qBittorrent 4.3.3, VLC Player 3.0.12, BleachBit 4.2

 


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Hello Lord Boltar,


Where can I find info on Expirion Linux.

Minimum hardware requirements / recommended hardware requirements / user documentation / forum.

Being it's a Ubuntu 20.04 base is it a 3 year or 5 year release.

I know questions and questions.


Thanks.
 
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Where would I have seen them.
All I've seen was the Sourceforge link to the iso.
 

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When I boot the image in VirtualBox, the network doesn't automatically connect, unlike pretty much every other distro out there. I suppose I can set up the network, but is there any particular reason for this?
When you boot to the Live version you must connect to the network first before installing like all Linux versions I know of
 

Lord Boltar

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Hello Lord Boltar,


Where can I find info on Expirion Linux.

Minimum hardware requirements / recommended hardware requirements / user documentation / forum.

Being it's a Ubuntu 20.04 base is it a 3 year or 5 year release.

I know questions and questions.


Thanks.
Since it is based on Buntu you will need the same or similar system requirements
  • 2 GHz dual core processor - amd64
  • 4 GiB RAM (system memory) - it will run on 2GiB but 4 is better
  • 15 GB of hard drive space (or USB stick, memory card or external drive but see LiveCD for an alternative approach)
  • VGA capable of 1024x768 screen resolution
  • Either a CD/DVD drive or a USB port for the installer media
  • Internet access is helpful
 

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When you boot to the Live version you must connect to the network first before installing like all Linux versions I know of
Nah...

They all automatically connect. (I do this a half-dozen times every day.) This one doesn't.

Grab VirtualBox, download an ISO (say Lubuntu), and set VBox to boot to that ISO. You don't have to configure a thing, it just connects. I even used the same exact VM that I use to test all the other live ISOs.
 

Lord Boltar

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Where would I have seen them.
All I've seen was the Sourceforge link to the iso.
Latest Update 01 Mar 2021
Expirion USB 3.1 has the same basic software as the Full ISO version listed above, but is designed to run on an USB stick 8GBs or larger and has built in persistence. Click of the Files tab and you can download it from there. Installation instructions are in the exprion-linux folder also under the Files tab
 

Lord Boltar

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Nah...

They all automatically connect. (I do this a half-dozen times every day.) This one doesn't.

Grab VirtualBox, download an ISO (say Lubuntu), and set VBox to boot to that ISO. You don't have to configure a thing, it just connects. I even used the same exact VM that I use to test all the other live ISOs.
I do not use Oracle VirtualBox, but will check it out
 

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I could easily just set the network up, but that's highly unusual. I can't think of a (live) distro where I've needed to do that in a long, long time.

I spend a lot of time in VirtualBox, mostly doing Lubuntu testing lately. There's nothing even remotely special about the VM instances I start, so it's nothing in that area. They're all exactly the same configuration.
 
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Since it is based on Buntu you will need the same or similar system requirements
  • 2 GHz dual core processor - amd64
  • 4 GiB RAM (system memory) - it will run on 2GiB but 4 is better
  • 15 GB of hard drive space (or USB stick, memory card or external drive but see LiveCD for an alternative approach)
  • VGA capable of 1024x768 screen resolution
  • Either a CD/DVD drive or a USB port for the installer media
  • Internet access is helpful
Thanks for the info.

Got a 2 GHz dual core processor or better.
Got 4.0 GiB RAM.
Got big enough hard drive.
Got CD/DVD drive and USB port.
Got 1024x768 screen resolution.
Got an excellent wired internet.

I'll more than like install version XFCE on bare metal and see what it's like.
I'm one of them annoying users that checks everything out before hand so that I have a good first experience.

Thanks again.
 
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Well here is what I found.

Really nice Linux distro.
However
I was never able to connect to the internet Live or on bare metal.

I've been using Linux for 7 years and that's the first time OOTB that any Linux distro didn't find my wired network adapter.

Anyhow I'll give it a try on another desktop and see if it likes that network adapter.

Kinda disappointing because it really is a nice Linux distro.

Here's the desktop I tried it on.
Code:
[email protected]:~$ inxi -Fxz
System:    Kernel: 5.4.0-66-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.3.0 Desktop: LXQt 0.14.1 
           Distro: Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS (Focal Fossa) 
Machine:   Type: Desktop System: Hewlett-Packard product: HP Compaq dc7800p Small Form Factor 
           v: N/A serial: <filter> 
           Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 0AA8h serial: <filter> BIOS: Hewlett-Packard 
           v: 786F1 v01.04 date: 07/18/2007 
CPU:       Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core2 Duo E6550 bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Core Merom 
           rev: B L2 cache: 4096 KiB 
           flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 9310 
           Speed: 1995 MHz min/max: 1998/2333 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1995 2: 1995 
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel 82Q35 Express Integrated Graphics vendor: Hewlett-Packard 
           driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.9 driver: intel unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa 
           resolution: 1024x768~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Q35 v: 1.4 Mesa 20.2.6 direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Intel 82801I HD Audio vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: snd_hda_intel 
           v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.4.0-66-generic 
Network:   Device-1: Intel 82566DM-2 Gigabit Network vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: e1000e 
           v: 3.2.6-k port: 1100 bus ID: 00:19.0 
           IF: enp0s25 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 149.05 GiB used: 6.29 GiB (4.2%) 
           ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Western Digital model: WD1600AAJS-22L7A0 size: 149.05 GiB 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 145.71 GiB used: 6.29 GiB (4.3%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 42.0 C mobo: 39.0 C 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 1809 fan-2: 0 fan-3: 1237 fan-4: 1012                            
Info:      Processes: 148 Uptime: 14m Memory: 3.77 GiB used: 724.7 MiB (18.8%) Init: systemd       
           runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 9.3.0 Shell: bash v: 5.0.17 inxi: 3.0.38                    
[email protected]:~$
 

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When I boot the image in VirtualBox, the network doesn't automatically connect, unlike pretty much every other distro out there. I suppose I can set up the network, but is there any particular reason for this?
of course one that doesn't automatically connect after install is slackware which doesn't connect to wifi et cetera until you give execute permissions to network manager daemon & wifi daemon in rc.d
 

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of course one that doesn't automatically connect after install is slackware which doesn't connect to wifi et cetera until you give execute permissions to network manager daemon & wifi daemon in rc.d
Yeah, a few still don't. I bumped into another one a month or so back, but have forgotten the name. It was a defunct distro. Anteregos? Maybe? Something like that. Based on Arch as I recall.
 

Lord Boltar

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Well here is what I found.

Really nice Linux distro.
However
I was never able to connect to the internet Live or on bare metal.

I've been using Linux for 7 years and that's the first time OOTB that any Linux distro didn't find my wired network adapter.

Anyhow I'll give it a try on another desktop and see if it likes that network adapter.

Kinda disappointing because it really is a nice Linux distro.

Here's the desktop I tried it on.
Code:
[email protected]:~$ inxi -Fxz
System:    Kernel: 5.4.0-66-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.3.0 Desktop: LXQt 0.14.1
           Distro: Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS (Focal Fossa)
Machine:   Type: Desktop System: Hewlett-Packard product: HP Compaq dc7800p Small Form Factor
           v: N/A serial: <filter>
           Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 0AA8h serial: <filter> BIOS: Hewlett-Packard
           v: 786F1 v01.04 date: 07/18/2007
CPU:       Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core2 Duo E6550 bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Core Merom
           rev: B L2 cache: 4096 KiB
           flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 9310
           Speed: 1995 MHz min/max: 1998/2333 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1995 2: 1995
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel 82Q35 Express Integrated Graphics vendor: Hewlett-Packard
           driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.9 driver: intel unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa
           resolution: 1024x768~60Hz
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Q35 v: 1.4 Mesa 20.2.6 direct render: Yes
Audio:     Device-1: Intel 82801I HD Audio vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: snd_hda_intel
           v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.4.0-66-generic
Network:   Device-1: Intel 82566DM-2 Gigabit Network vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: e1000e
           v: 3.2.6-k port: 1100 bus ID: 00:19.0
           IF: enp0s25 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 149.05 GiB used: 6.29 GiB (4.2%)
           ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Western Digital model: WD1600AAJS-22L7A0 size: 149.05 GiB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 145.71 GiB used: 6.29 GiB (4.3%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 42.0 C mobo: 39.0 C
           Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 1809 fan-2: 0 fan-3: 1237 fan-4: 1012                          
Info:      Processes: 148 Uptime: 14m Memory: 3.77 GiB used: 724.7 MiB (18.8%) Init: systemd     
           runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 9.3.0 Shell: bash v: 5.0.17 inxi: 3.0.38                  
[email protected]:~$
Here is my Specs
Code:
Aspire-E5-575G:~$ inxi -Fzx
System:
  Kernel: 5.4.0-66-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.3.0
  Desktop: Xfce 4.16.0 Distro: Expirion 3.1 LTS
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: Acer product: Aspire E5-575G v: V1.47
  serial: <filter>
  Mobo: Acer model: Ironman_SK v: V1.47 serial: <filter>
  UEFI [Legacy]: Insyde v: 1.47 date: 09/06/2018
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT1 charge: 31.0 Wh condition: 31.0/62.2 Wh (50%)
  model: PANASONIC AS16B5J status: Full
CPU:
  Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core i5-7200U bits: 64 type: MT MCP
  arch: Amber Lake rev: 9 L2 cache: 3072 KiB
  flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
  bogomips: 21599
  Speed: 669 MHz min/max: 400/3100 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 600 2: 600
  3: 600 4: 600
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 620
  vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI Aspire E5-575G driver: i915 v: kernel
  bus ID: 00:02.0
  Device-2: NVIDIA GM108M [GeForce 940MX] vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI
  driver: nvidia v: 460.39 bus ID: 01:00.0
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.9 driver: modesetting,nvidia
  unloaded: fbdev,nouveau,vesa resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz
  OpenGL: renderer: GeForce 940MX/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 460.39
  direct render: Yes
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio
  vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI Acer Aspire E5-575G driver: snd_hda_intel
  v: kernel bus ID: 00:1f.3
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.4.0-66-generic
Network:
  Device-1: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter
  vendor: Lite-On driver: ath10k_pci v: kernel port: 4000 bus ID: 03:00.0
  IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter>
  Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
  vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI Acer Aspire E5-575G driver: r8169 v: kernel
  port: 3000 bus ID: 04:00.1
  IF: enp4s0f1 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 3.87 TiB used: 222.50 GiB (5.6%)
  ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Micron model: 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN size: 238.47 GiB
  ID-2: /dev/sdb type: USB vendor: Toshiba model: External USB 3.0
  size: 3.64 TiB
Partition:
  ID-1: / size: 233.24 GiB used: 22.10 GiB (9.5%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 47.5 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 46 C
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:
  Processes: 193 Uptime: 19m Memory: 7.65 GiB used: 973.1 MiB (12.4%)
  Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 9.3.0 Shell: bash v: 5.0.17
  inxi: 3.0.38
 
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