[Inx] Updates, and inx 1.17

Peter Garrett inx-one at optusnet.com.au
Wed Jan 13 11:01:06 PST 2010

Hello all,

I finally decided to upload a new "unstable" - 1.17. As those who have
been on the list for a while will know, the "unstable" uploads are not
usually unstable in the usual sense of the word :) It's just a label to
distinguish development versions from "official" versions like 1.0 and

You can grab the new iso from here:


Direct links:


This version is not dramatically different from 1.15, but has a new
game included :) It also has wvdial by request, for those who need it
to configure modems for 3g or whatever (I don't have 3g,  so you will
have to "do it yourself" for your particular setup).

1.17 has a few fixes in the menus that you probably won't notice. For
example, the GNU Screen "tour" introduction now includes the information
about how to quit irssi (on first run). IRC lurkers will be aware of
the comical stuff that happens with "inx-live" users who are not used
to irc and try all kinds of stuff to close their clients :-)

Of course the new iso includes all security updates and new kernel, so
it is pretty much up to date with current Ubuntu 8.04 as at around Jan
7, 2010.

You can get most of the updates using the "update-inx" script, which is
included (with menu) in 1.15. "Update-inx" will also work for inx-1.1,
but you will need to grab the script:

wget http://inx.maincontent.net/updates/update-inx
chmod +x update-inx

Of course, if you use the update-inx method you won't get for example
the newer kernel, and your inx version as shown by "cat /etc/issue.net"
or "cat /etc/issue" will not change. On the other hand, the new apps and
menus will only involve a maximum download of 14 MB or so using the
update-inx method.

If you use "update-inx" from inx-1.1 you won't, of course, get the
initrd and kernel associated with the Ubuntu netinstall files, since
these are in a separate directory on the CD.

Testing and Feedback Request:

If possible, please try the 1.17 iso . Have a look at the fun & games
menu first, and try the new game ;-)

Since both 1.15 and 1.17 now include the "netinxtaller", any tests of
that install method will be appreciated too.

Do list members think this version is different/interesting enough to
become inx-1.2, or should more bells and whistles be added before we
make that jump and announce it officially?


"INX Is Not X" Live CD based on Ubuntu 8.04 : http://inx.maincontent.net
Screenshots slideshow: http://inx.maincontent.net/album/1.png.html

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