Debian Guide (x64)
This Installation Guide will allow you to install the MaXX Desktop on a Debian Linux Distribution from version 9 and above.
We cannot confirm if it works 100% for all derivatives of Debian, but it should. For Devuan users pay attention to the POST Installation.
Release Notes for Indigo MAX IMPACT v2.1.1
Backup Older MaXX Desktop Installation
To guaranty a successful installation or upgrade, you must backup your current MaXX Desktop installation. Follow the simple instructions below.
It is VERY IMPORTANT to backup your older MaXX Desktop installation outside a running MaXX Desktop session. Ideally from the text console or from another desktop session like GNOME or KDE.
1. Backup you current MaXX Desktop Installation.
$ su - cd /opt mv MaXX MaXX-old exit $
2. Run the following commands (AS ROOT) to remove deprecated files from older version 2.0 of MaXX Desktop.
This step is optional in case you modified or installed old MaXX GTK Themes. At this point you probably know what you're doing...
$ su - rm /usr/share/themes/IndigoMagic rm /usr/share/themes/Rio rm /usr/share/themes/Gotham rm /usr/share/themes/MaXX* exit $
Below are the prerequisites for installing and running MaXX Desktop and some older X11/Motif applications...
Storage Space Requirements
120MB in /tmp partition (something it is part of the / 'root' partition) 500MB in /opt partition (something it is part of the / 'root' partition)
Software Package Requirements
$ su - apt-get update apt-get install cpp libxaw7 libjpeg62-turbo libgtk2.0-0 apt-get install pavucontrol <-- Audio control panel in MaXX Desktop // Debian 9 apt-get install lib64tinfo5 // Debian 10 and Devuan Beowulf apt-get install libtinfo5 freeglut3 // Older xfonts required as a backward compatibility safety net apt-get install xfonts-100dpi xfonts-75dpi // Mandatory Fonts for Modern Look apt-get install fonts-dejavu fonts-noto fonts-noto-core fonts-noto-extra fonts-noto-ui-core fonts-noto-ui-extra fonts-noto-mono exit $
Now let's install the MaXX Interactive Desktop onto your system. Follow the simple instructions to download and run the installer.
You will need superuser access to run some of the commands...
1. Download and Install MaXX Interactive Desktop - Indigo MAX IMPACT v2.1.1
$ cd /tmp $ wget https://s3.ca-central-1.amazonaws.com/cdn.maxxinteractive.com/maxx-desktop-installer/MaXX-Desktop-LINUX-x64-2.1.1-Installer.sh $ chmod a+x MaXX-Desktop-LINUX-x64-2.1.1-Installer.sh $ su - ./MaXX-Desktop-LINUX-x64-2.1.1-Installer.sh exit $
$HOME/.maxxdesktop/desktopenvand replace this line:
Upgrade User Preferences
This step is ONLY for MaXX Desktop users of v.2.1 whom are required to upgrade their User Preferences.
1. Run the following commands (UNDER YOUR NORMAL USER) to upgrade your MaXX Desktop User Preferences.
$ cd $HOME $ /opt/MaXX/share/misc/HOME/MaXX-Desktop-v2.1.1-upgrade.sh $
Log out or simply restart your computer to allow GDM to take into consideration the new addition.
Once your system is rebooted, you can now choose MaXX Interactive Desktop from GDM's available session menu.
To customize your environment, refer to this book.
Congratulation and Welcome to MaXX Desktop!