CentOS 7 and RHEL 7 Installation Guide (x64)

Release Notes for Indigo 2.0.1


These are below the prerequisites for installing and running MaXX and some older X11/Motif applications...

Storage Space Requirements

75MB   in  /tmp  partition (something it is part of the / 'root' partition)
465MB  in  /opt  partition (something it is part of the / 'root' partition)

Software Package Requirements

$ su -
# yum update
# yum install cpp
# yum install ncurses
# yum install libXaw
# yum install pavucontrol       <-- Audio control panel in MaXX Desktop
# yum install epel-release      <-- additional repo for cool CentOS packages

// Older xfonts required as a backward compatibility safety net
# yum install xorg-x11-fonts-misc.noarch  bitmap-fonts-compat.noarch (15MB)
# yum install xorg-x11-fonts-75dpi.noarch xorg-x11-fonts-100dpi.noarch (6MB)
# yum install xorg-x11-fonts-ISO8859-1-100dpi.noarch xorg-x11-fonts-ISO8859-1-75dpi.noarch (2MB)

// NEW as of Indy 1.1
# yum install adobe-source-code-pro-fonts adobe-source-sans-pro-fonts (6MB)  // optional
# yum install dejavu-sans-mono-fonts
# exit
required for Inventor and nice replacement of Microsoft fonts

dnf install liberation-fonts liberation-mono-fonts liberation-sans-fonts liberation-serif-fonts liberation-narrow-fonts


Then to install, simply download the installer and run it as root as described below.

To install MaXX Interactive Desktop - Indigo Release

$ cd /tmp
$ wget http://maxxdesktop.arcadedaydream.com/Indigo-Releases/Installers/MaXX-Indigo-2.0.1-Installer.sh
$ chmod a+x MaXX-Indigo-2.0.1-Installer.sh
$ su
# ./MaXX-Indigo-2.0.1-Installer.sh
# exit


Post Installation Tasks

Run the following commands (NOT UNDER ROOT), from a terminal or console, to preserve your old configuation files and then to properly initialize your new MaXX Desktop environment.

$ cd $HOME
$ mv $HOME/.maxxdesktop $HOME/dot.maxxdesktop   // just in case you already had MaXX Desktop Indy
$ /opt/MaXX/share/misc/HOME/initMaXX-Desktop-Home.sh

Run the following commands (AS ROOT), from a terminal or console, to remove deprecated files from previous version of MaXX Desktop.
In case you modified them, then you probably know what your are doing...

$ sudo -s
# rm /usr/share/themes/IndigoMagic
# rm /usr/share/themes/Rio
# rm /usr/share/themes/Gotham
# rm /usr/share/themes/MaXX*
# exit


Almost Done

Log out and restart your computer to allow GDM to take into consideration the new addition ;)

Once your system is rebooted, you may choose MaXX Interactive Desktop from GDM's available session menu,  choose MaXX Desktop as your preferred Session and login :)

Congratulation and Welcome to MaXX Desktop!

Revision #6
Created 9 February 2020 21:41:00 by Eric Masson
Updated 4 July 2020 22:20:52 by Eric Masson