Kibojoe Linux - Manjaro Linux re-spin with JWM [18.02rc5 is ready > 2018-03-19]



@Holmes: this question is still open.
I would also like to know the reason.

Thanks in advance.


The second one :smiley:

Looking good, Holmes!


Theory: resource saving and redundancy.


Looking good, I can’t seem to find where I can download 17.09. Anyone care to point me in the right direction?



@Holmes, how much does the new version eat ram? I’m checking to know if I need to slim down bspwm edition further :slightly_smiling_face:


after boot 186 (used ram)!

i have not released yet…

vlw fwi, Holmes :slight_smile:


Okay, so bspwm is still slightly lighter. I figure it should be around 130-150Mb range now that I added pulseaudio by default.

I’m looking forward to trying your edition, hope you import the profile soon :slightly_smiling_face:


Well , I got to my PC this morning and attempted to unlock the screen on my 17.04 JWM install to be told that my password was wrong. Rebooting the machine revealed a kernel panic so I figure its time for a new install.

I thought that maybe the SSD had died but I have managed to backup everything in /home. First time I have had such a catastrophic event occur. Hey ho

Loving the look of 17.09 so i will wait and continue using a live CD.


also now this happened to me with an old version of Manjaro JWM
strange thing!

vlw fwi, Holmes :slight_smile:


@muser creates some great Manjaro wallpaper artwork, you guys should collaborate.


Oooh A new one, your on a roll @Holmes:grinning:


186 mb RAM?! That’s INSANE! :smiley:


this value is about my system, which is an old installation
a new installation should be at 160mb

vlw fwi, Holmes :slight_smile:


Still freaking amazing :smiley: haha


@Holmes, thank you for continuing your excellent development of this great edition of Manjaro!


I have had this issue on two machines when I attempted to update Kibojoe recently. However, after reinstalling the latest Kibojoe iso on all systems, I have not had any issues (as long as I do not update). :slight_smile:

Thanks again for all of your work, @Holmes!



Looks like a great spin!

Gotta try this out, many thanks for the work @Holmes!


thank you @cybersquid and @tuxfan1

vlw fwi, Holmes :slight_smile:


:heart::heart: Kibojoe Linux 17.09rc1 - Manjaro Linux re-spin with JWM is ready :heart::heart:
I’m happy to announce our FIRST release candidate (RC1) of Kibojoe Linux (Manjaro Linux re-spin with JWM), codename MUG. So what is Kibojoe Linux? Kibo is one of three volcanic cones of Killimanjaro,
the highest mountain in Africa (Tanzania). We adopted the name joe from Joe Wingbermuehle, the creator and maintainer of Joe’s Window Manager (JWM), wrote a window manager and called it JWM to run on the
X window system. This release comes with advanced graphical installer Calamares. Stable branch was used to create the install media. For more information please read the Kibojoe JWM User Orientation Guide ( Start > Support > Kibojoe > User Orientation Guide).

Change Log (rc1)

  • New JWM Theme SX-Dark,
  • New LXDM Theme SX-Dark-Simple,
  • New Collection Wallpapers Dunes and Moon,
  • New DockAppJWM, made with tray JWM.
  • New LeaveJWM, made with Rofi,
  • New Window Buttons JWM Flat-SX Theme,
  • New GTK Theme Numix-SX-Dark,
  • New Icon Theme Surfn-Mint-X-Grey,
  • Using Nitrogen, a background browser and setter for X windows,
  • Using GPicView, a simple and fast image viewer for X,
  • Using Light, program to easily change brightness on backlight-controllers,
  • Using Gsimplecal, a simple and lightweight GTK calendar,
  • Using JWM 2.3.7-1,
  • Using Kernel Linux414,
  • Remove Feh,
  • Add Rofi, Gsimplecal, GPicView and Nitrogen,
  • Add option in menu JWM “Places” and “Leave”,
  • General review CLI Utilities,
  • Update User Orientation Guide,
  • Packages updates and some corrections (Stable Update Manjaro 2018-01-07).

Download Kibojoe:

kind regards,
Kibojoe Linux Maintenance Team


Let the games begin!!! :slight_smile: