Download via BitTorrent: PixieLive-1.0.torrent

Direct Download: PixieLive-1.0

Gentoo Linux + linux-live.org based live ditribution for GMA500 (aka poulsbo, psb) equipped netbooks.

It works on other kinds of hardware anyway, most of kernel drivers are compiled in.

Key Features:

  • boot live from USB or SD/MMC
  • persistent changes
  • Custom Settings Saver
  • Gnome-2.30
  • LCD brightness control
  • Processor Power states (Energy saving)
  • Wicd (Easy Network configuration)
  • Bluetooth
  • OpenOffice (Office Suite)
  • Gimp (graphic editor)
  • Inkscape (vectorial graphic)
  • GTKam (digital camera management)
  • Mozilla Firefox (Web Browser)
  • MPlayer (Media Player)
  • Skype (VoIP / IM client)
  • Pidgin (IM Client)
  • Deluge (bittorrent client)
  • Filezilla (FTP Client)
  • Samba support
  • MidnighCommander (CommandLine FileManager)
  • GParted (Partition Manager)
  • partimage (partition backup utility)
  • Luks encrypted disks support
  • Aircrack-ng
  • Wireshark
  • Zenmap
  • Suspension and Hibernation
  • Size < 1GB (good for PoorMan Pendrive | SD)
root password: toor
pixielive password: pixielive

to make the disk bootable you can run:
boot/bootinst.bat (DOS/Windows)
boot/bootinst.sh (GNU/Linux)


  • Sticky Notes and Firefox Settings & Bookmarks are automatically saved on your boot device, you don't need to save them manually
  • For security reasons your firefox passwords will not be saved on your BootDevice
  • if plan to use it on a computer without frequency scaling capabilities and/or Brightness Manager move the module aac-notebookpower-applets.lzm from PixieLive/modules to PixieLive/optionals (or you will get an error message once you start gnome, it's not harmful, just annoying if you use it frequently)
  • For boot on Sony Vaio P you need to add at boot "mem=1900MB" (press -TAB- and edit the line in the blue screen of the boot loader) if you have 2GB RAM version, or it will not work (scale the 1900 appropriately if you have a different quantity of RAM) (thanks to electrodacus).

  • You can find some updates here
  • and some ScreenShots here

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