About Auxtral and Features








Auxtral is a project whose main objective is to spread the virtues and advantages of "free software" and the GNU / Linux operating system, mainly Debian, which is considered by many to be the best OS distribution. It is made up of a careful selection of software on a Debian "base system", designed especially for users of other OS, mainly proprietary ones, so that they can experience at least an approach to GNU / Linux and free software in general. . I hope you find it a pleasant experience to navigate the pages of this site, as well as an interesting and productive one for those who decide to download the Auxtral 3 (Alsephina) ISO and give it a try. Thanks a lot.

Arq. Guillermo E. Sosa

San Nicolás

Province de Bs. AS.

Argentina Republic



Auxtral's policy regarding pre-installed applications is to have only the basic ones of an OS, plus the system administration ones, typical of the selected graphical environment. All software packages in this distribution are "free software" and come mostly from the "main" section of the "official Debian Bullseye repositories". Those of another origin are specified under the title "II. Of the packages of Other Sources" of the page "Licenses" of this site.


Pre-installed software

Auxtral comes pre-installed only the necessary basic software: Brave web-browser, Mirage image viewer, Mate-Terminal terminal in Cinnamon and Mate, and logically Xfce4-Terminal in Xfce, SM-Player video player, Audacious music player,tect editor, Pluma, GParted partition manager, Cheese webcam software, Gnome Software app store, balena-Etcher USB flash, USB-multiboot USB-Creator, Galculator calculator You are going to install the specific applications, according to your software needs according to the destination you want to give your PC, being able to choose "free", "open source", or "not free" applications. "Freedom is yours." Installation is quick and easy, being able to do it from the Debian online repositories or by downloading the ".deb", "appimages" packages. For more details on the installation of applications visit this page >> "Help" of the old-site.


Choice of Repositories in the "first start"

Auxtral 3 (Alsephina), is installed by default with the "main" repositories (free) according to the Debian "free software guidelines" (DFSG), or sometimes with a minimal configuration of it. However, Debian also supports those users who develop and run non-free software on Debian, so by installing Auxtral you can enable the "contrib" repositories (free software packages that require other software (dependencies) other than 100 % free) and "non-free" (packages that are not considered free software). Some because although they can be freely distributed and installed, there is no access to their source code, others, in which their source code is available, but the software license is not contemplated in the Debian directives.

To do so, and complete the list of repositories, at the first start of the system, from the terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T) and as "root user" execute the "main" script to enable the "free repositories" or execute "nonfree" for the repositories" non-free + contrib + the multimedia repository".

With either of the two "main or nonfree" options, after enabling the chosen repositories, both scripts will install all the updates available at that time, if any.



System Updates

An icon in the "System Bar" will notify you if there are updates available (changing from green to yellow or orange depending on the importance of the updates)

To update Auxtral, the correct thing is to do it through the console (or terminal), you open it from the panel icon or with the key combination Ctrl + Alt + T; you log in as Superuser (root) with the command "su" (without quotes), give "enter", enter your administrator password, again "enter" and execute the script "upgr", without quotes, and it will install all available updates. If you want to see the updates to install before updating, run "lupgr" so that the system will show you a list of them.

Note: in case you update in another way, for example with Sinaptyc, or if you configure "pk-update-indicator" to install the updates, after doing it with these applications, execute the script "osrx" in the console