MaXX Interactive Desktop for Linux - Release Indigo 2.0.1

Installation Guide for Ubuntu 18.04+ distributions on Intel 64bit CPU architecture.

Release Notes for Indigo 2.0.1


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

Disk 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

$ sudo -s
# apt-get update
# apt-get install cpp
# apt-get install lib64ncurses5 lib64tinfo5
# apt-get install libxaw7
# apt-get install pavucontrol   <-- Audio control panel in MaXX Desktop

// Older xfonts required as a backward compatibility safety net
# apt-get install xfonts-100dpi xfonts-75dpi 

// NEW as of Indy 1.1
# apt-get install fonts-dejavu 
# exit


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

To install MaXX Interactive Desktop - Indigo Release

$ cd /tmp
$ wget
$ chmod a+x
$ sudo -s
# ./
# 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/

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 Intractive Desktop from GDM's available session menu,  choose MaXX Desktop as your preferred Session and login :)

Congratulation and Welcome to MaXX Desktop!