Next version of Slax is planed in few months. This page is dedicated to list all improvements and bug fixes which should make its way to the next release. If you have a suggestion or an idea which should be included in next version, or if you know how to easily achieve any of the listed tasks in best and optimal way, feel free to get in touch, simply send email to slax-users@googlegroups.com, no registration required.


Features planned for some of the next releases

  • make devices and disks/CDs auto-appear in filemanager
  • implement scrollbar indicator for xlunch, so user can see if there are more icons
  • let user select only text-mode boot
  • add 'echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward' to pxe script to enable traffic forwarding
  • test EFI support in virtualbox according to this post
  • make xlunch rely on Terminal=true/false settings in .desktop entry, do not guess


  • Changelog


    Slax 9.6.3 - released on 20th of November 2018

  • Fixed persistent changes on 64bit version
  • Fixed missing depmod in pxe script

  • Slax 9.6.0 - released on 15th of November 2018

  • Configured timezone to UTC to show correct clock
  • Fixed PXE booting, add 'pxe' command (script) which starts PXE server in Slax
  • Disabled chromium cache by default

  • Slax 9.5.0 - released on 23rd of July 2018

  • fixed launching chromium from fluxbox menu
  • fixed several xlunch issues
  • updated to latest Debian stable

  • Slax 9.4.0 - released on 26th of March 2018

  • add rfkill so users can switch on/off their wifi devices
  • make xlunch in Slax search for icons in /usr/share/pixmaps too, else many apps won't show up in the list
  • if there are more rows with icons in xLunch, next row is displayed at the bottom of screen, should be on top
  • include libdrm-intel1, libgl1-mesa-dri, libglu1-mesa packages in Slax for direct rendering. Adds 8 MB :(
  • allright, add /usr/share/games to PATH
  • enable hotkeys in alsa config (enabling volumeUp/Dn/mute buttons)
  • if filesystem is not known, do not add partition to fstab, else it fails miserably
  • add xarchiver
  • remove unneded packages grub* vim* debconf-i18n installation-report
  • consider cbatticon as battery monitor
  • Setup file associations in file manager, as per this suggestion
  • add shortcuts to apps which will auto-install and then run

  • Slax 9.3.0 - released on 24th of December 2017

  • add nonfree firmware drivers for WIFI support
  • add wicd network manager
  • auto-update xlunch each time it starts so users see newly installed apps
  • make keyboard layout persistent
  • update booting (fix ntfs/ext4 support, add newest syslinux)