AUFS is a must

Thanks everybody for your suggestions for improvements, I really appreciate them. I've added connman as a network manager and scite as a text editor, and things start to look pretty decent now.

I realized that overlayfs is completely unsuitable for a distro such as Slax. It does not provide the necessary functionality at all, it is not possible to work with modules on the fly. So the only way to go forward is to recompile Linux Kernel and add AUFS from sources, which is exactly what I did for this 2nd release candidate.

As like before, you can provide feedback and report bugs, preferably through the slax-users Google group

Thank you for testing and as always, have a nice day :)

User comments
lucbertz 2022-02-15 10:11

Very good!
I love scite, pcmanfm is my favorite and connman is a good solution; but, above all, load modules "on the fly" is the core of the Slax.
Code for kernel compilation is already included in github source code under linux-live/Slax/debian11/ ?
Thank you!

Tomas M 2022-02-15 11:20

The script for kernel compilation is included here:
But it is a script just for my personal purposes, you may tweak it for your needs (the way how it looks for the previous kernel configuration in /boot/config* may not work if you do not have config-5.10.0-11 installed)

Ujin 2022-02-15 22:31

How can i enable other window manager like i3wm on slax start ?

nikhilmwarrier 2022-02-16 05:41

Install i3 (`apt install i3`) and replace `startfluxbox` with `i3` in ~/.xinitrc

+nikhilmwarrier2022 2022-02-16 09:42

thank you all working

Tony 2022-02-16 17:12

I came here because version 9 does not support Intel Ethernet I219-LM and I failed to update the intel drivers myself as the kernel headers for Debian 9 were not found.

But this one does support that LAN Card out of the box.

Looking forward for the stable release.

I don't know how much you want to implement on board and keep the file size low, but here I my wishes:

On version 9 I had issues with selecting the proper sound output device systemwide. Instead I had to set the output device manually for example in VLC. It would be good to have at least basic hardware control for audio and video output on board because many systems come with multiple audio and video output ports and Linux most of the time picks the wrong one. It would be good to be able to set the correct audio and video output devices without having to install additional software.

I helped myself by installing pulasaudio volume control and Audio Picker in Chrome.

Nico 2022-02-17 21:23

Please add a better "savechange" option that also detects changed files and not only new files.

Right now changes are only recognized, if a new file is created. If you just change the configuration inside an already existing config file, that change is not detected.

Tomas M 2022-02-18 10:10

Nico, that is not the case, all changes are detected.
However, there are some excluded files, so if you modify those the change is ignored.


animu 2022-02-18 11:48

is there support for uefi yet ?

lukve 2022-02-18 13:46

tomas pls, support for exclude /etc/wpa_supplicant/ files from changes

Noobster 2022-02-19 16:46

My first comment here. i have been living out of a usb key with Slax 9 for about 1 year and a half and I just couldn't imagine Slax without loading modules on the fly. So I'm so happy you decided to use aufs again!!!! Thank you Tomas :)

Gato Blanco 2022-02-20 08:54

Hi Thomas, I'm glad you're back!

Tomas M 2022-02-20 14:55

@lukve2022 please explain why you suggest to exclude that directory
Thank you

@imba_pericia 2022-02-20 17:26

Good day, the other day I found slax, this is the top, mega respect to the author.
In this version, root access is disabled for ssh by default, unlike version 9. I fixed it myself, maybe it will come in handy for someone, although those who need ssh, I think, are able to handle this themselves. I just had to run to the host twice)
Where can I get up-to-date information on slax, discord?

@imba_pericia 2022-02-20 17:50

Can't edit previous post, swap is enabled by default too.

voin 2022-02-21 10:25

@Tomas M
I used savechange save sources.list change and genslaxiso.
But the new iso Can't override /etc/apt/sources.list File

motoleonx 2022-02-21 13:01


Lukve 2022-02-21 18:20

Thanks for bring back aufs this make usefull my old scripts Works again apt2sb and buildep2sb i create my own Sb packages Like mpg123, links, lynx and mplayer i do t want to háve in each packages my WiFi settings and i must say your new added WiFi settings app is good choice and thnaks for the blackbox in core modules

SamJ 2022-02-25 07:49

Just discovered Slax. Very cool! I will find time to have a play with this.

TheNoobster 2022-02-25 19:55

Hi Lukve,

could you please upload your buildep2sb script somewhere ?

Thank you