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LDD Linux review by eznix

LDD Linux review by eznix

About LDD Linux

  • Project Home page -
  • LDD Linux - Lightweight Debian Distribution is custom Live build of Debian Linux with DWM, Openbox, i3wm,
  • Desktop environments XFCE, MATE, LXQT, KDE are optional and are preinstalled in dedicated editions.
  • The goal of this project is to create custom debian live cd image and lightweight OS that can be used on VM or older hardware.
  • Linux Mint based custom ISO

  • my-debian - LDD Linux at
  • Download files
  • To start X session run startgui command after login in terminal
Feature Description
Livecd user/pass user/live
ULTRA sessions Custom-DWM, Openbox, i3
XFCE sessions Custom-DWM, Openbox, i3, XFCE
MATE sessions Custom-DWM, Openbox, i3, MATE
LXQT sessions Custom-DWM, Openbox, i3, LXQT
KDE sessions Custom-DWM, Openbox, i3, KDE
DWM custom ModKey Win
i3wm ModKey Win
Openbox ModKey Win
DWM terminal ModKey + Shift + Enter (Win + Shift + Enter)
DWM Dmenu ModKey + p (Win + p)
DWM exit ModKey + Shift + q (exits to terminal)
DWM close app ModKey + Shift + c
i3 terminal ModKey + Enter
i3 quite app ModKey + Shift + q
i3 exit ModKey + Shift + e (exits to terminal)
i3 poweroff ModKey + Shift + p (shuts down the system)
Openbox terminal Win + Enter
Openbox Dmenu Alt + F3
i3wm terminal Win + Enter
i3wm Dmenu Win + d
Network Manager nmtui, nm-applet
Volume Control pavucontrol
ULTRA Power Manager upower -i /org/freedesktop/UPower/devices/battery_BAT0
XFCE Power Manager xfce4-power-manager, upower -i /org/freedesktop/UPower/devices/battery_BAT0
MATE Power Manager mate-power-manager, upower -i /org/freedesktop/UPower/devices/battery_BAT0
WWW browser Firefox,

Editions /variants

All LDD editions have DWM, Openbox, i3wm window managers. There are also some other editions that comes with preinstalled and configured Desktop Environments.

  • ULTRA wich does not have any DE.
  • XFCE
  • MATE
  • KDE
  • LXQT

There is also Devuan Linux based LDD iso.



You have three options:

  • Debian installer
  • Graphical debian installer
  • Start Live cd mode and run in terminal
sudo calamares 


  • 2020-02-19 fixed startgui script in ultra edition.
  • 2020-02-18 Added development tools, java, python3, adb.
  • 2019-08-26 Created working and installable Devuan based ISO.
  • 2019-08-19 Added few rescue tools (ntfsutils, chntpw) to all LDD variants.
  • 2019-07-04 Added Mint based ISO with (DWM, Openbox, i3wm, XFCE)