Linux Mint 9 Fluxbox released!

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 9 Fluxbox.

Linux Mint 9 Fluxbox

New features at a glance:

For a complete overview and to see screenshots of the new features, visit: “What’s new in Linux Mint 9 Fluxbox“.

Known problems:

  • Splash screen resolution
  • Moonlight
  • Windows installer
  • Theme issues
  • Ctrl+Alt+Backspace
  • Upstream issues

To get more information about these problems and their solution, read the “Known problems” section of the release notes.

System requirements:

  • x86 processor
  • 256 MB of system memory (RAM)
  • 4 GB of disk space for installation
  • Graphics card capable of 800×600 resolution
  • CD-ROM drive or USB port

Upgrade instructions:

  • To upgrade from a previous version of Linux Mint follow these instructions.
  • To upgrade from Linux Mint 9 Fluxbox RC, simply apply any level 1 and 2 updates (if any) available in the Update Manager.


Linux Mint 9 Fluxbox is available in 32-bit as a liveCD, via Torrent and HTTP download:


We look forward to receiving your feedback. Thank you for using Linux Mint and have a lot of fun with this new release!


  1. Mint is top of my list for operating systems. Looking forward to give Mint Fluxbox a drive.

    BTW, on top of this page there is a banner enticing you to click for a free scan of your Windows errors. Best laugh I’ve had all day 😀

  2. I really appreciate your efforts, I used blackbox in windows and now I’m moving definitively to Linux with this distro. I followed Mint since the 5th release and now is better than ever. Congrats!

  3. 26th!
    I was going to install mint flux 9 rc a week ago, but I thought “naw, the full version will be out soon” Being right feels awesome

  4. Nice to see this release. I have Linux Mint 8 Fluxbox running on a 450 MHz. Pentium II with 192 MB RAM. It’s a little bit on the slow slide (what else would you expect on an 11 year old computer?) …but…it works!!!

  5. I hate to spoil the show, but I made several downloads on different machines and I tried the different cds on several machines – and each time get warnings from both RKHUNTER and CHKROOTKIT.

    Not being sure where to submit this, here is a short extract of the ‘warnings’ part of the logs.

    Please, do not hesitate to email me for more details.



    Performing file properties checks
    [00:16:32] Info: Starting test name ‘properties’
    [00:16:36] Warning: Checking for prerequisites [ Warning ]
    [00:16:36] No output from the ‘lsattr’ command – all file immutable-bit checks will be skipped.
    [00:16:36] /bin/bash [ OK ]


    ………] Checking /dev for suspicious file types [ None found ]
    [00:18:38] Checking for hidden files and directories [ Warning ]
    [00:18:38] Warning: Hidden directory found: /etc/.java
    [00:18:38] Warning: Hidden directory found: /dev/.udev
    [00:18:38] Warning: Hidden directory found: /dev/.initramfs
    [00:18:43] Info: Test ‘apps’ disabled at


    System checks summary
    [00:18:43] =====================
    [00:18:43] File properties checks…
    [00:18:43] Required commands check failed
    [00:18:43] Files checked: 132
    [00:18:43] Suspect files: 0
    [00:18:43] Rootkit checks…
    [00:18:43] Rootkits checked : 245
    [00:18:43] Possible rootkits: 0
    [00:18:43] Applications checks…
    [00:18:43] All checks skipped
    [00:18:43] The system checks took: 2 minutes and 18 seconds



    Searching for Ambient’s rootkit (ark) default files and dirs… nothing found
    Searching for suspicious files and dirs, it may take a while… The following suspicious files and directories were found:
    /usr/lib/pymodules/python2.6/.path /usr/lib/pymodules/python2.6/PyQt4/uic/widget-plugins/.noinit /usr/lib/firefox-3.6.8/.autoreg /usr/lib/jvm/.java-6-sun.jinfo /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun- /usr/lib/thunderbird-3.0.6/.autoreg /usr/lib/xulrunner-

    Searching for LPD Worm files and dirs… nothing found


    Checking `bindshell’… not infected
    Checking `lkm’… chkproc: nothing detected
    26 /usr/share
    2 /usr/share/icons
    5 /usr/share/icons/gnome
    1 /usr/share/icons/gnome/24×24
    1 /usr/share/icons/gnome/scalable
    1 /usr/share/icons/gnome/32×32
    1 /usr/share/icons/gnome/22×22
    1 /usr/share/icons/gnome/16×16
    7 /usr/share/icons/hicolor
    2 /usr/share/icons/hicolor/16×16
    2 /usr/share/icons/hicolor/32×32
    2 /usr/share/icons/hicolor/48×48
    1 /usr/share/icons/hicolor/scalable
    1 /usr/share/icons/hicolor/128×128
    1 /usr/share/icons/hicolor/22×22
    1 /usr/share/icons/hicolor/64×64
    1 /usr/share/synaptic
    1 /usr/share/ppd
    5 /usr/share/man
    1 /usr/share/lintian
    2 /usr/share/doc
    1 /usr/share/kde4
    1 /usr/share/polkit-1
    12 /usr/share/mime
    3 /usr/share/pyshared
    3 /usr/share/dbus-1
    1 /usr/share/qt4
    1 /usr/share/fonts
    1 /usr/share/fonts/truetype
    1 /lib
    chkdirs: Warning: Possible LKM Trojan installed
    Checking `rexedcs’… not found
    Checking `sniffer’… lo: not promisc and no packet sniffer sockets
    eth0: PACKET SNIFFER(/sbin/dhclient3[1777])
    Checking `w55808’… not infected
    Checking `wted’… chkwtmp: nothing deleted
    Checking `scalper’… not infected
    Checking `slapper’… not infected
    Checking `z2’… user mint deleted or never logged from lastlog!
    Checking `chkutmp’… The tty of the following user process(es) were not found
    in /var/run/utmp !
    ! root 1823 tty7 /usr/bin/X vt7 -nolisten tcp
    chkutmp: nothing deleted
    Checking `OSX_RSPLUG’… not infected


    So, maybe this is important, I hope not. I prefer letting you judge by yourself — I am not skilled enough for that.

    Please, do not hesitate to email me.


    {Walter Prooff}

  6. If you would actually read all that output you would find out thereţs absolutely nothing wrong. It’s OK that people are focused on security and they get specialized applications but the same people should understand it would be better if they would learn how to use the software and what to do with the scan results.

    So you hate to spoil the show but you don’t care too much about details before writing in here. Please think about this.

  7. Can anyone please tell me whether I will be able to use it with Windows xp in dual boot? I tried Ubuntu 10.04 using Wubi. Is linux mint has this kind of support too?

  8. Hmm will there be a 64 bit version as well?
    Just because Fluxbox is mostly used by people with older hardware doesn’t mean us freaks with powerful systems don’t enjoy the lightweightedness of it too 😉

  9. @ kneekoo
    Those people focused on security and absolutely not competent at all have nothing to do here!?!??! Hummm…

    Anyway, I am not focused on security. I just checked – as anyone should do – the basics before deciding whether or not it is ok to install and use the system on my netbook – as I will be connected to internet for the first time with a Linux system. You can call me a newbee – for I am and not ashamed of it. You must realize that not everybody is a superskilled genius who knows everything! Some people have to learn before they know things! And sometimes they make mistakes but is it not that way that you learn?

    Ok, maybe all this fuss may have been for nothing, but better a false alarm no? After all LKMs are tricky aren’t they! (Yes I searched a little bit before posting… that is why I did) But was it necessary to be so agressive!!! One who knows so much would have better briefly explained why all this represents no threats. Don’t One think?


  10. mint its that aright, mints a local word for excellent and more. What a great thing you all do. Thanks MINT Newcastle division

  11. Just upgraded to Mint 9 from Mint 5 and… what a difference! 😀 Linux Mint has been easy to use, stable, and beautiful to look at. So I wanted to say thank you for a really good work (I also donated some money to keep the project alive ;-).
    Again: thank you very much.

  12. Here’s to hoping that Fluxbox and LXDE will have 64bit versions even though Kimono said on the reply of Snek the link to Wikipedia (which can really change through time as I read somewhere regarding LXDE that there will 64bit version of LXDE on the next release – though I might be wrong :P)

  13. Tried today and it is amazing.everything works out of the box. simple and elegant. i am changing from ubuntu to mint from today.looking forward for future versions. i love it. congratulations.

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