Expirion Linux

Lord Boltar

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Latest Update 01 Mar 2021
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

Expirion 3.2 Is now Released on 19Apr2021 Kernel is now 5.8.0-50 LibreOffice is 7.1.2 plus several internal security updates get the ISO here https://sourceforge.net/projects/expirion-linux/
Here is ubuntu support status below

Aspire-E5-575G:~$ ubuntu-security-status
2263 packages installed, of which:
1693 receive package updates with LTS until 4/2025
470 could receive security updates with ESM Apps until 4/2030
97 packages are no longer available for download

Lord Boltar

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Please to announce an updated version of Expirion – had an issue with some NIC Cards not being recognized there was file in the wrong folder causing the issue (10-globally-managed-devices.conf), it was located in /usr/lib/NetworkManager should have been in folder /etc/NetworkManager/conf.d - that has been corrected. As with the issue Nelson Muntz had (see post 16). I also had the same NIC issue myself when trying to use HDHomeRun, moving this file corrected that as well.

Also upgraded LibreOffice to 7.1.3 and the usual security updates – kernel is now 5.4.0-72 since 5.8 is going to be dead soon.

The full ISO is available for download if anyone wants to give it a spin - released 10May2021


Lord Boltar

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Well here is what I found.

Really nice Linux distro.
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.
[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]:~$
I had an issue as well here is how to fix it - you need to create a blank file with your text editor and save it as 10-globally-managed-devices.conf - now drop it into /etc/NetworkManager/conf.d/ - you will need to do it as root - now reboot and try NIC Card
I relesed an updated ISO on 10 Apr 2021 with the fix it in.
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