Manjaro 21.2.0 Qonos released!

Manjaro 21.2

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Since we released Pahvo Mid-Season this year all our developer teams worked hard to get the next release of Manjaro out there. We call it Qonos.

This release features major improvements to Calamares, including filesystem selection for automatic partitioning and enhanced support for btrfs. For btrfs installations, the default subvolume layout has been improved for easier rollbacks and less wasted space on snapshots. Additionally, swapfiles on btrfs filesystem are now supported.

The Gnome edition has received a major rework the update to Gnome 41.2. The default layout has been redesigned to follow more closely upstream defaults, with some adjustments to reduce the pointer travel for users who prefer using mouse with gnome.

For users that preferred the old vertical desktop layout, we have the Manjaro legacy layout, which mimics the previous gnome defaults. We made sure that all the layouts shipped with gnome-layout-switcher still work after the transition to Gnome 41.

Firefox now comes with the gnome-desktop style theme enabled by default for more consistent look with the desktop, but this can be toggled with one click from gnome-layout-switcher for users preferring the native Firefox look.

The Plasma edition comes with the latest Plasma 5.23 series, Frameworks 5.88 and Applications (Gear) 21.12. We polished our default theme even more to match upstream Breeze theming. Active elements in a dialog window, for example, “light up” when the window gets focus, checkboxes show actual ticks and radio buttons switch on like bulbs. Scrollbars and spinboxes are bigger, making them more accessible and easier to use with touchscreens, but have been re-designed in such a way as to still look elegant on desktop and laptop machines.

Making Plasma fully functional under Wayland is a priority for the KDE Community. Wayland will enable you to do much more on the desktop, improved performance, increased stability and mew features, such as those required by devices with touchscreens. Entering tablet mode in Wayland increases the size of System Tray icons, making them easier to tap on a touchscreen. The System Tray will also notify you when something is recording the screen and will let you cancel it. In System Settings, under Global Theme > Colors you’ll find a new option that lets you pick the desktops accent colors. Accent colors are the colors of highlighted items on drop-down menus and lists, backgrounds of the icons of selected apps in the panel, the actual bars in progress bars, the backgrounds of checkboxes and radio buttons, and so on.

With our XFCE edition, we have now Xfce 4.16. The window manager received lots of updates and improvements again in the area of compositing and GLX. Support for fractional scaling was added to the display dialog, along with highlighting the preferred mode of a display with an asterisk and adding aspect ratios next to resolutions. The settings manager has improved search and filter capabilities. Thunar file manager received a boatload of fixes and quite a few notable features, including pause for copy/move operations, support for queued file transfer, remembering view settings per directory and support for transparency in Gtk themes.

Kernel 5.15 LTS is used for this release, such as the latest drivers available to date. With 5.4 LTS and 5.10 LTS we offer additional support for older hardware as needed.

We hope you enjoy this release and let us know what you think of Qonos.


Final Release of 21.2 Qonos is now available!

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Download XFCE

Full

https://download.manjaro.org/xfce/21.2.0/manjaro-xfce-21.2.0-211220-linux515.iso
https://download.manjaro.org/xfce/21.2.0/manjaro-xfce-21.2.0-211220-linux515.iso.sig
https://download.manjaro.org/xfce/21.2.0/manjaro-xfce-21.2.0-211220-linux515.iso.sha1
https://download.manjaro.org/xfce/21.2.0/manjaro-xfce-21.2.0-211220-linux515.iso.sha256
https://download.manjaro.org/xfce/21.2.0/manjaro-xfce-21.2.0-211220-linux515.iso.torrent
https://download.manjaro.org/xfce/21.2.0/manjaro-xfce-21.2.0-211220-linux515.iso.pkgs

Minimal

https://download.manjaro.org/xfce/21.2.0/manjaro-xfce-21.2.0-minimal-211220-linux515.iso
https://download.manjaro.org/xfce/21.2.0/manjaro-xfce-21.2.0-minimal-211220-linux515.iso.sig
https://download.manjaro.org/xfce/21.2.0/manjaro-xfce-21.2.0-minimal-211220-linux515.iso.sha1
https://download.manjaro.org/xfce/21.2.0/manjaro-xfce-21.2.0-minimal-211220-linux515.iso.sha256
https://download.manjaro.org/xfce/21.2.0/manjaro-xfce-21.2.0-minimal-211220-linux515.iso.torrent
https://download.manjaro.org/xfce/21.2.0/manjaro-xfce-21.2.0-minimal-211220-linux515.iso.pkgs

Minimal (linux510)

https://download.manjaro.org/xfce/21.2.0/manjaro-xfce-21.2.0-minimal-211220-linux510.iso
https://download.manjaro.org/xfce/21.2.0/manjaro-xfce-21.2.0-minimal-211220-linux510.iso.sig
https://download.manjaro.org/xfce/21.2.0/manjaro-xfce-21.2.0-minimal-211220-linux510.iso.sha1
https://download.manjaro.org/xfce/21.2.0/manjaro-xfce-21.2.0-minimal-211220-linux510.iso.sha256
https://download.manjaro.org/xfce/21.2.0/manjaro-xfce-21.2.0-minimal-211220-linux510.iso.torrent
https://download.manjaro.org/xfce/21.2.0/manjaro-xfce-21.2.0-minimal-211220-linux510.iso.pkgs

Minimal (linux54)

https://download.manjaro.org/xfce/21.2.0/manjaro-xfce-21.2.0-minimal-211220-linux54.iso
https://download.manjaro.org/xfce/21.2.0/manjaro-xfce-21.2.0-minimal-211220-linux54.iso.sig
https://download.manjaro.org/xfce/21.2.0/manjaro-xfce-21.2.0-minimal-211220-linux54.iso.sha1
https://download.manjaro.org/xfce/21.2.0/manjaro-xfce-21.2.0-minimal-211220-linux54.iso.sha256
https://download.manjaro.org/xfce/21.2.0/manjaro-xfce-21.2.0-minimal-211220-linux54.iso.torrent
https://download.manjaro.org/xfce/21.2.0/manjaro-xfce-21.2.0-minimal-211220-linux54.iso.pkgs

Download GNOME

Full

https://download.manjaro.org/gnome/21.2.0/manjaro-gnome-21.2.0-211220-linux515.iso
https://download.manjaro.org/gnome/21.2.0/manjaro-gnome-21.2.0-211220-linux515.iso.sig
https://download.manjaro.org/gnome/21.2.0/manjaro-gnome-21.2.0-211220-linux515.iso.sha1
https://download.manjaro.org/gnome/21.2.0/manjaro-gnome-21.2.0-211220-linux515.iso.sha256
https://download.manjaro.org/gnome/21.2.0/manjaro-gnome-21.2.0-211220-linux515.iso.torrent
https://download.manjaro.org/gnome/21.2.0/manjaro-gnome-21.2.0-211220-linux515.iso.pkgs

Minimal

https://download.manjaro.org/gnome/21.2.0/manjaro-gnome-21.2.0-minimal-211220-linux515.iso
https://download.manjaro.org/gnome/21.2.0/manjaro-gnome-21.2.0-minimal-211220-linux515.iso.sig
https://download.manjaro.org/gnome/21.2.0/manjaro-gnome-21.2.0-minimal-211220-linux515.iso.sha1
https://download.manjaro.org/gnome/21.2.0/manjaro-gnome-21.2.0-minimal-211220-linux515.iso.sha256
https://download.manjaro.org/gnome/21.2.0/manjaro-gnome-21.2.0-minimal-211220-linux515.iso.torrent
https://download.manjaro.org/gnome/21.2.0/manjaro-gnome-21.2.0-minimal-211220-linux515.iso.pkgs

Minimal (linux510)

https://download.manjaro.org/gnome/21.2.0/manjaro-gnome-21.2.0-minimal-211220-linux510.iso
https://download.manjaro.org/gnome/21.2.0/manjaro-gnome-21.2.0-minimal-211220-linux510.iso.sig
https://download.manjaro.org/gnome/21.2.0/manjaro-gnome-21.2.0-minimal-211220-linux510.iso.sha1
https://download.manjaro.org/gnome/21.2.0/manjaro-gnome-21.2.0-minimal-211220-linux510.iso.sha256
https://download.manjaro.org/gnome/21.2.0/manjaro-gnome-21.2.0-minimal-211220-linux510.iso.torrent
https://download.manjaro.org/gnome/21.2.0/manjaro-gnome-21.2.0-minimal-211220-linux510.iso.pkgs

Minimal (linux54)

https://download.manjaro.org/gnome/21.2.0/manjaro-gnome-21.2.0-minimal-211220-linux54.iso
https://download.manjaro.org/gnome/21.2.0/manjaro-gnome-21.2.0-minimal-211220-linux54.iso.sig
https://download.manjaro.org/gnome/21.2.0/manjaro-gnome-21.2.0-minimal-211220-linux54.iso.sha1
https://download.manjaro.org/gnome/21.2.0/manjaro-gnome-21.2.0-minimal-211220-linux54.iso.sha256
https://download.manjaro.org/gnome/21.2.0/manjaro-gnome-21.2.0-minimal-211220-linux54.iso.torrent
https://download.manjaro.org/gnome/21.2.0/manjaro-gnome-21.2.0-minimal-211220-linux54.iso.pkgs

Download KDE

Full

https://download.manjaro.org/kde/21.2.0/manjaro-kde-21.2.0-211220-linux515.iso
https://download.manjaro.org/kde/21.2.0/manjaro-kde-21.2.0-211220-linux515.iso.sig
https://download.manjaro.org/kde/21.2.0/manjaro-kde-21.2.0-211220-linux515.iso.sha1
https://download.manjaro.org/kde/21.2.0/manjaro-kde-21.2.0-211220-linux515.iso.sha256
https://download.manjaro.org/kde/21.2.0/manjaro-kde-21.2.0-211220-linux515.iso.torrent
https://download.manjaro.org/kde/21.2.0/manjaro-kde-21.2.0-211220-linux515.iso.pkgs

Minimal

https://download.manjaro.org/kde/21.2.0/manjaro-kde-21.2.0-minimal-211220-linux515.iso
https://download.manjaro.org/kde/21.2.0/manjaro-kde-21.2.0-minimal-211220-linux515.iso.sig
https://download.manjaro.org/kde/21.2.0/manjaro-kde-21.2.0-minimal-211220-linux515.iso.sha1
https://download.manjaro.org/kde/21.2.0/manjaro-kde-21.2.0-minimal-211220-linux515.iso.sha256
https://download.manjaro.org/kde/21.2.0/manjaro-kde-21.2.0-minimal-211220-linux515.iso.torrent
https://download.manjaro.org/kde/21.2.0/manjaro-kde-21.2.0-minimal-211220-linux515.iso.pkgs

Minimal (linux510)

https://download.manjaro.org/kde/21.2.0/manjaro-kde-21.2.0-minimal-211220-linux510.iso
https://download.manjaro.org/kde/21.2.0/manjaro-kde-21.2.0-minimal-211220-linux510.iso.sig
https://download.manjaro.org/kde/21.2.0/manjaro-kde-21.2.0-minimal-211220-linux510.iso.sha1
https://download.manjaro.org/kde/21.2.0/manjaro-kde-21.2.0-minimal-211220-linux510.iso.sha256
https://download.manjaro.org/kde/21.2.0/manjaro-kde-21.2.0-minimal-211220-linux510.iso.torrent
https://download.manjaro.org/kde/21.2.0/manjaro-kde-21.2.0-minimal-211220-linux510.iso.pkgs

Minimal (linux54)

https://download.manjaro.org/kde/21.2.0/manjaro-kde-21.2.0-minimal-211220-linux54.iso
https://download.manjaro.org/kde/21.2.0/manjaro-kde-21.2.0-minimal-211220-linux54.iso.sig
https://download.manjaro.org/kde/21.2.0/manjaro-kde-21.2.0-minimal-211220-linux54.iso.sha1
https://download.manjaro.org/kde/21.2.0/manjaro-kde-21.2.0-minimal-211220-linux54.iso.sha256
https://download.manjaro.org/kde/21.2.0/manjaro-kde-21.2.0-minimal-211220-linux54.iso.torrent
https://download.manjaro.org/kde/21.2.0/manjaro-kde-21.2.0-minimal-211220-linux54.iso.pkgs

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that was here first !

Hi,

How do I upgrade an existing install to this new version?
Thanks!

Jesse

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And here we have the release announcement of Manjaro Linux 21.2.0 Qonos, including a first look video, on 9to5Linux.

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Manjaro is rolling, you always have the latest “version” if no updates available. These releases are for ISOs only.

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Hi,

I don’t have a VM at hand, what btrfs subvolume layout does this version use ?

Thanks !

Congratulations!

However, 5.15 has a bug, affecting sda HDDs, that are part of RAID, ignoring power settings, therefore forcing them to spindown after few seconds.

I tried to report this to the official Kernel team, I spent 30 minutes to add all they information required, and my email got rejected, cause it was considered spam from their server. Didn’t bother to re-send it.

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buenas a todos soy nuevo en linux manjaro kde y me encanta estare encantado de ayuadar ala comunidad en lo que me sea posible .

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Hola, bienvenido a Manjaro.

Hay un subforo en Español: Español - Manjaro Linux Forum

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Great Work,
Thanks :blush:

Congratulations!

What is the kernel in Manjaro Qonos’ ISO?

I mean the x in 5.15-x

Because x<3 is uncompatible on Intel Graphics: Kernel 5.15 issue in recent stable update - #16 by oberon

And x<8 is buggy with Intel AX210: Bluetooth of my Logitech mouse sometimes not-working - #11 by Firestar

@Firestar In the first post, if you click the arrow next to “Download Xfce” (or whatever desktop you’re curious about), there are files available to download that end in “pkgs”. These include all the installed packages and their versions.

The first one for Xfce, for example, contains linux515 5.15.7-1

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i suppose this release can be DL at Manjaro.org,
but it currently still has an issue with Python and some AUR packages;
so where can i DL the fixed version(stable iso) when it comes out?

Awesome, just changed system from Mint to Manjaro. Much better though I had to install it several times, but it appears it was an issue with my hd.
Installed it on an old Fujitsu laptop (from 2006) of my father and it is running smooth!

Great work.
Thanks a lot. Merry christmas.

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I’ve tested this on real hardware (HP EliteBook 8560w). While I was able to get it installed and usable, I had a couple of serious issues with it.

  1. Even after booting from a GPT USB drive, the Manjaro graphical installer changes my fresh unallocated GPT SSD (wiped and set up as GPT with the included KDE Partition Manager in the live environment) to MBR, with no option to not do so. I want to use a GPT boot drive, not MBR.
  2. After simply installing with MBR and booting to the new installation, the SDDM login menu and even TTY 2 both said my root and user password were not correct. I typed the same password twice in the installer and the installer confirmed that the passwords matched, and it’s a very simple password, so I’m 100% sure I typed it correctly. Yet even after multiple reboots, I couldn’t get in, so I had to restart the whole installation process. I know for a fact that caps lock was not enabled.

Thanks for the release!

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before insitalling
ALWAYS recheck options in UEFI
secure boot off
fast boot off
csm off
legacy off
drivers on AHCI ( not raid )
no optane RST

it easy to check before installing

inxi  -Fxza
test -d /sys/firmware/efi && echo efi || echo bios
sudo efibootmgr -v
sudo parted -l 

if you get MBR instead of UEFI that you have not checked BEFORE installing

Why?
My setup was installed as MBR and I don’t have any problems.

other way : you format in GPT ,
with a 1rst partition from 8Mb , not initialised , with flag bios_grub

muchas gracias en un rato lo reviso .

Like LordTermor said it’s a rolling system. you can update as usual via the softwarecenter or via the terminal “sudo pacman -Syu”