MX Linux 19.2 KDE Install

MX Linux 19.2 KDE Edition is an Advanced Hardware Support (AHS) enabled 64-bit only version of MX featuring the KDE/plasma desktop.


System requirements:

  • 1GB RAM (2GB recommended for a comfortable usage).
  • 15GB of disk space (20GB recommended).
  • The 64-bit ISO can boot with BIOS or UEFI.


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MX-19.2 KDE includes the usual MX tools, antiX-live-usb-system, and snapshot technology that our users have come to expect from our standard flagship Xfce releases. Adding KDE/plasma to the existing Xfce/MX-fluxbox desktops will provide for a wider range user needs and wants.

  • KDE/plasma 5.14.5 (current Debian buster version)
    GIMP 2.10.12
    MESA 20.0.7 (AHS)
    MX AHS firmware package
    Debian (AHS) 5.6 kernel
    Browser: Firefox 79
    Video Player: VLC 3.0.11
    Music Manager/Player: Clementine 1.3.1
    Email client: Thunderbird 68.11
    Office suite: LibreOffice 6.1.5 (plus security fixes) (debian-backports version available in MX-Packageinstaller->Popular Apps)

and more in the MX repositories.


Key Default Applications

  • Browser: Firefox 79
  • Video Player: VLC 3.0.11
  • Music Manager/Player: Clementine 1.3.1
  • Email client: Thunderbird 68.11.0
  • Office suite: LibreOffice 6.1.5 (x64); v. 7.0.0 in MX Test Repo


Key Default Applications

The versions listed refer to the date of release; they will be continually upgraded as time goes on.



Some users with intel video chipsets may need to use “i915.invert_brightness=1” boot code as some machines apparently have brightness values backwards in the driver. There are live menu options for that code.

System clock settings are not adjustable via the KDE systemsettings unless the user is running systemd. Use the MX Date & Time application to adjust your system clock settings.


ISO Download links:

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Xfce 1.8GB 64-bit Light, simple, efficient edition desktop


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