Kicksecure System Requirements

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System Requirements for Kicksecure

Supported Platforms[edit]

Kicksecure System Requirements[edit]

Table: Kicksecure System Requirements

Category Description

Meeting Minimum Hardware

  • Additional hard drive space when installing applications into the Kicksecure.
For Best Performance
  • A solid state drive (SSD).
  • Additional RAM to dedicate to the Kicksecure when multitasking. [3]
Additional Notes
  • Kicksecure can be run with 256 MB RAM when not using a desktop environment. [4]
  • Kicksecure changed the display manager from lightdm to gdm3. 1 GB RAM is now required for Xfce desktop to launch. [5]
  • Users that experience the PAE or "VERR_SSM_FIELD_NOT_CONSECUTIVE" error or other problems should refer to the VirtualBox Troubleshooting chapter.

Kicksecure for Qubes System Requirements[edit]

Kicksecure-Qubes does not have any special system requirements over and above Qubes own system requirements. In other words, it is only necessary to fulfill the minimal system requirements for Qubes compatibility.

Refer to the Qubes documentation for further information:

Architecture Support[edit]

info amd64 might imply AMD only. This is wrong.

amd64 means Intel and AMD.

For technical reasons, in Debian (and in many other Linux / Freedom Software related places) both, Intel and AMD, is called amd64. This is common knowledge without controversy among technical people, in doubt see Wikipedia

See Also[edit]


  1. Unsupported: QEMU
  2. Unsupported: VMware
  3. In case used as VM check Increase Virtual Machine RAM
  4. The virtual machine can work with as low as 256 MB RAM, but resource intensive operations like kernel package upgrades that rebuild the initrd might leave the virtual machine in a frozen state. It might run with 196 MB RAM or even less. Experimentation with RAM lower than 256 MB is up to the user; please share your results.
  5. display manager - lightdm,

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