LXQt - Community ISO

Community ISO rebuild

ISO is build using the official profile (master branch) found at Manjaro Gitlab and built from Manjaro unstable branch

Edition ISO profile on gitlab
LXQt/Kwin gitlab

Download from https://iso.uex.dk NOTE

NOTE: I have moved location - you will be redirected to uex.dk/iso. Don’t panic - it is intentional.

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Should probably update the title from Community ISO stable branchLXDE / LXQt / Openbox Community ISO stable branch to make it easier to find in forum searches :slight_smile:

Also, why aren’t these hosted on the official Manjaro website?

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Would you be so kind as to provide a link showing that the Manjaro official stable branch has reached 21.1. To my knowledge it has not.

21.1.0 is the current ISO version for these community builds, anyone can release their build for 21.1.0 if they feel like their version is ready for it. These are built with what is available in the current stable repo.

There is no such thing as “Manjaro’s stable branch has reached 21.1” because we are a rolling release distro.

KDE & XFCE’s 21.1.1 ISOs are already stable enough for release, but they are holding back because GNOME isn’t ready yet.


Run this command on your system - my build system is showing what I posted in the OP - stable branch has - according to lsb_release - been on 21.1.0 for quite some time - as @realmain points out.

lsb_release -a

Because they are unofficial - officially I resigned from maintaining them because I cannot promise a stable maintenance. I fix package issues with the current profiles.

OSDN has changed their infrastructure to Amazon which makes it a pain to upload new iso - therefore - after I resigned I decided to use a domain I control to provide the ISO.

I can do that

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While Manjaro is a rolling release, it does have releases of installable media. That media is classified by a version number. Seeing that this thread is in a forum section devoted to the release of installable media I assumed those responding would be aware of that fact, but I was wrong.

Thanks for the info. Very interesting and useful command.

I know that - I have been building these ISO for years. This topic is created in the section #contributions:spins and while the ISOs has been official they are now unofficial and you can read why in the topic I linked above - or the featured topic from my profile.

As I don’t want to create confusion on the official Manjaro releases I have specifically left out any mention of versioning. Instead I used the output from lsb_release to describe what content to expect.

These ISO are rebuilds using what-ever version the official repo is providing at build time.

The ISO name, release version and the text in the installer is auto-generated by manjaro-tools from /etc/lsb-release on the system running the buildiso script.

Screenshot from LXDE installed using the present LXDE ISO

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Sorry for the confusion, the first part of my previous post was directed to the person I quoted. thanks for the screen shot, but your previous post with the command was quite helpful.

Age does seem to be a cruel mistress. At 58 my body long ago decided to add 10 years extra to its wear and tear. Thankfully the mind is still 58.

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I’m glad there is LXQT ISO (though I discovered it late unfortunately).

I hope there would be a link on Manjaro website to the community editions. (LXQT is not there!)

I just wanted to say thanks to @linux-aarhus for updating these ISOs for us all, even though they are semi-retired. Much appreciated!

Thank you - I have just created a special lxqt core-qt ISO.

What is the difference to the “normal” lxqt? The filesize is the same.

it is using kwin instead of openbox - it is kind of WIP - not perfect yet - but very usable.

There is still some adjustments to be made e.g. I will replace sakura and qterminal with konsole.

The theming will also change - I want to remove everything not in the repos from the ISO - except some minor graphics.

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The new LXQt ISO has been uploaded.

Why am I doing this? Because I can - joke aside - I enjoy creating something new and I have come to appreciate the combination of LXQt and kwin - so it is mainly because I use it - and if You find it usable too - I am honored - thank you.

The installer is located in the System Tools menu.

For you to enjoy and have fun with :slight_smile:


Thanks, I’ll download it tonight. I like the small system file size for use in a VM. :grinning:

It stops here. Virtualbox 4GB Memory, 1 core i71165G intel, VMSVGA 64MB.

I have no idea - I have tested on bare metal - a Clevo N141WU (intel 620 graphics)

This is not a real Manjaro but a modified version.

The following drivers is present with the live ISO - it seems I have forgotten the vmware display driver - though I don’t think it makes much of difference with relation to VirtualBox (vbox drivers is built into the kernel) - I will try adding it.

## added
  Host: panther Kernel: 5.15.23-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc
    v: 11.1.0 Desktop: LXQt 1.0.0 tk: Qt 5.15.2 info: plank, lxqt-panel
    wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux
  Type: Laptop System: Notebook product: N14xWU v: N/A
    serial: <superuser required> Chassis: No Enclosure type: 10
    serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: Notebook model: N14xWU serial: <superuser required>
    UEFI: American Megatrends v: 1.05.02 date: 03/26/2018
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 32.6 Wh (93.7%) condition: 34.8/35.3 Wh (98.5%)
    volts: 13.0 min: 11.4 model: Notebook BAT type: Li-ion serial: 0001
    status: Charging
  Info: quad core model: Intel Core i7-8550U bits: 64 type: MT MCP
    smt: enabled arch: Coffee Lake rev: A cache: L1: 256 KiB L2: 1024 KiB
    L3: 8 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 800 min/max: 400/4000 cores: 1: 800 2: 800 3: 800
    4: 800 5: 800 6: 800 7: 800 8: 800 bogomips: 32012
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
  Device-1: Intel UHD Graphics 620 vendor: CLEVO/KAPOK driver: i915 v: kernel
    bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:5917 class-ID: 0300
  Device-2: Chicony Chicony USB2.0 Camera type: USB driver: uvcvideo
    bus-ID: 1-4:3 chip-ID: 04f2:b649 class-ID: 0e02
  Display: x11 server: X.org compositor: kwin_x11 driver:
    loaded: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa resolution: <missing: xdpyinfo>
  Message: Unable to show advanced data. Required tool glxinfo missing.
  Device-1: Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio vendor: CLEVO/KAPOK
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:9d71
    class-ID: 0403
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.15.23-1-MANJARO running: yes
  Sound Server-2: JACK v: 1.9.20 running: no
  Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: yes
  Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.45 running: no
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
    vendor: CLEVO/KAPOK driver: r8169 v: kernel port: e000 bus-ID: 3a:00.1
    chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
  IF: enp58s0f1 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full
    mac: 80:fa:5b:60:c4:53
  Device-2: Intel Wireless-AC 9260 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel
    bus-ID: 3b:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:2526 class-ID: 0280
  IF: wlp59s0 state: down mac: 3c:6a:a7:da:e5:53
  Device-1: Intel Wireless-AC 9260 Bluetooth Adapter type: USB driver: btusb
    v: 0.8 bus-ID: 1-5:4 chip-ID: 8087:0025 class-ID: e001
  Report: rfkill ID: hci0 rfk-id: 1 state: down bt-service: not found
    rfk-block: hardware: no software: no address: see --recommends
  Local Storage: total: 465.76 GiB used: 4.27 GiB (0.9%)
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB
    size: 465.76 GiB speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD
    serial: S4EVNF0M721355B rev: 2B2QEXM7 temp: 31.9 C scheme: GPT
  ID-1: / size: 440.3 GiB used: 4.27 GiB (1.0%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2
  ID-2: /boot/efi size: 299.4 MiB used: 288 KiB (0.1%) fs: vfat
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1
  ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 17.06 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%)
    priority: -2 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3
  System Temperatures: cpu: 41.0 C pch: 36.0 C mobo: N/A
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
  Processes: 202 Uptime: 1h 26m wakeups: 1 Memory: 15.51 GiB
  used: 1.59 GiB (10.3%) Init: systemd v: 250 Compilers: gcc: N/A Packages:
  pacman: 674 Shell: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.12

Just tested on a relabeled clevo NV40MZ (Intel iris XE): starts clean, no trackpad

tested on a lenovo x220: starts clean, no trackpad

The core system as in kernel and drivers has not been changed and in that regard the system on the ISO is identical (accomodated for newer packages) to previous ISOs - it is only the graphical part which is changed.

The Clevo system works as expected.

The following config is used in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-touchpad.conf

Section "InputClass"
    Identifier "tap-by-default"
    MatchIsTouchpad "on"
    MatchDriver "libinput"
    Option "Tapping" "on"

The synaptics package is not included - because it is deprecated.

I have just uploaded a new ISO it has been suffixed -2.

I booted to command line - edit grub and add 3 to the kernel cli then I get a message about xterm not found - and indeed xterm is not installed.

No trackpad on the x220.