SolydX RPI

Current version: 201707

SolydX RPI is a Debian based distribution for the Raspberry PI2 and PI3 with the Xfce desktop. It intends to be as light-weight as possible without giving up any of the expected functionality.

SolydX RPI supports the RemotePiBoard by default.


Note: this image cannot run on the RPI1!

Unpack and dd to an SD card of at least 4GB:

sudo dd if=solydxrpi_201603.img of=/dev/sdb bs=4M && sync

Where /dev/sdb is your (not mounted) SD card.

Windows users can use Win32 Disk Imager.

When you boot the first time, it will expand the rootfs to fully use the capacity of your SD. For about 10 seconds you will see nothing more than a blinking cursor after which your system will reboot.

The user is “solydxk” and has the same password as root: solydxk


SolydX RPI does not need to be reinstalled each time an update is released. You don’t have to reinstall, ever!
The update manager sits in your system tray and signals you whenever there is an update available.


You can download the image directly from our server, by torrent, or mirrors. After the download, verify that the signature corresponds with the provided file.


SolydX RPI (1.1G)



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Total downloads

1945 times (updated daily)

mem/disk usage

mem: 250MB
disk: 2.6G

SolydX RPI has all the programs you need to get productive right away. These are some highlights of the programs that come pre-installed with SolydX RPI.

Internet and E-mail

Epiphany is the installed internet browser and Claws the default e-mail client. Both these applications are light-weight and very much suited for the Raspberry PI.


The LibreOffice suite contains all you need.
You can open and edit your MS Office documents as well as any open standard document.

These are some of the programs of LibreOffice:

  • A Word processor: Writer,
  • a Spreadsheet: Calc,
  • and for presentations: Impress.


VLC is a media player that can play almost any music or video file, and you don’t need to install any additional codecs either.

Now go and grab the latest SolydX RPI and try it out!