Manjaro 21.2.2 Qonos released!

Manjaro 21.2.2
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Since we released Pahvo Mid-Season last 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 41.3. 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 5.90 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 new 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.


Qonos 21.2.2 is now available!

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Download XFCE

Full

https://download.manjaro.org/xfce/21.2.2/manjaro-xfce-21.2.2-220123-linux515.iso
https://download.manjaro.org/xfce/21.2.2/manjaro-xfce-21.2.2-220123-linux515.iso.sig
https://download.manjaro.org/xfce/21.2.2/manjaro-xfce-21.2.2-220123-linux515.iso.sha1
https://download.manjaro.org/xfce/21.2.2/manjaro-xfce-21.2.2-220123-linux515.iso.sha256
https://download.manjaro.org/xfce/21.2.2/manjaro-xfce-21.2.2-220123-linux515.iso.torrent
https://download.manjaro.org/xfce/21.2.2/manjaro-xfce-21.2.2-220123-linux515.iso.pkgs

Minimal

https://download.manjaro.org/xfce/21.2.2/manjaro-xfce-21.2.2-minimal-220123-linux515.iso
https://download.manjaro.org/xfce/21.2.2/manjaro-xfce-21.2.2-minimal-220123-linux515.iso.sig
https://download.manjaro.org/xfce/21.2.2/manjaro-xfce-21.2.2-minimal-220123-linux515.iso.sha1
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https://download.manjaro.org/xfce/21.2.2/manjaro-xfce-21.2.2-minimal-220123-linux515.iso.torrent
https://download.manjaro.org/xfce/21.2.2/manjaro-xfce-21.2.2-minimal-220123-linux515.iso.pkgs

Minimal (linux510)

https://download.manjaro.org/xfce/21.2.2/manjaro-xfce-21.2.2-minimal-220123-linux510.iso
https://download.manjaro.org/xfce/21.2.2/manjaro-xfce-21.2.2-minimal-220123-linux510.iso.sig
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https://download.manjaro.org/xfce/21.2.2/manjaro-xfce-21.2.2-minimal-220123-linux510.iso.pkgs

Minimal (linux54)

https://download.manjaro.org/xfce/21.2.2/manjaro-xfce-21.2.2-minimal-220123-linux54.iso
https://download.manjaro.org/xfce/21.2.2/manjaro-xfce-21.2.2-minimal-220123-linux54.iso.sig
https://download.manjaro.org/xfce/21.2.2/manjaro-xfce-21.2.2-minimal-220123-linux54.iso.sha1
https://download.manjaro.org/xfce/21.2.2/manjaro-xfce-21.2.2-minimal-220123-linux54.iso.sha256
https://download.manjaro.org/xfce/21.2.2/manjaro-xfce-21.2.2-minimal-220123-linux54.iso.torrent
https://download.manjaro.org/xfce/21.2.2/manjaro-xfce-21.2.2-minimal-220123-linux54.iso.pkgs

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https://download.manjaro.org/gnome/21.2.2/manjaro-gnome-21.2.2-220123-linux515.iso
https://download.manjaro.org/gnome/21.2.2/manjaro-gnome-21.2.2-220123-linux515.iso.sig
https://download.manjaro.org/gnome/21.2.2/manjaro-gnome-21.2.2-220123-linux515.iso.sha1
https://download.manjaro.org/gnome/21.2.2/manjaro-gnome-21.2.2-220123-linux515.iso.sha256
https://download.manjaro.org/gnome/21.2.2/manjaro-gnome-21.2.2-220123-linux515.iso.torrent
https://download.manjaro.org/gnome/21.2.2/manjaro-gnome-21.2.2-220123-linux515.iso.pkgs

Minimal

https://download.manjaro.org/gnome/21.2.2/manjaro-gnome-21.2.2-minimal-220123-linux515.iso
https://download.manjaro.org/gnome/21.2.2/manjaro-gnome-21.2.2-minimal-220123-linux515.iso.sig
https://download.manjaro.org/gnome/21.2.2/manjaro-gnome-21.2.2-minimal-220123-linux515.iso.sha1
https://download.manjaro.org/gnome/21.2.2/manjaro-gnome-21.2.2-minimal-220123-linux515.iso.sha256
https://download.manjaro.org/gnome/21.2.2/manjaro-gnome-21.2.2-minimal-220123-linux515.iso.torrent
https://download.manjaro.org/gnome/21.2.2/manjaro-gnome-21.2.2-minimal-220123-linux515.iso.pkgs

Minimal (linux510)

https://download.manjaro.org/gnome/21.2.2/manjaro-gnome-21.2.2-minimal-220123-linux510.iso
https://download.manjaro.org/gnome/21.2.2/manjaro-gnome-21.2.2-minimal-220123-linux510.iso.sig
https://download.manjaro.org/gnome/21.2.2/manjaro-gnome-21.2.2-minimal-220123-linux510.iso.sha1
https://download.manjaro.org/gnome/21.2.2/manjaro-gnome-21.2.2-minimal-220123-linux510.iso.sha256
https://download.manjaro.org/gnome/21.2.2/manjaro-gnome-21.2.2-minimal-220123-linux510.iso.torrent
https://download.manjaro.org/gnome/21.2.2/manjaro-gnome-21.2.2-minimal-220123-linux510.iso.pkgs

Minimal (linux54)

https://download.manjaro.org/gnome/21.2.2/manjaro-gnome-21.2.2-minimal-220123-linux54.iso
https://download.manjaro.org/gnome/21.2.2/manjaro-gnome-21.2.2-minimal-220123-linux54.iso.sig
https://download.manjaro.org/gnome/21.2.2/manjaro-gnome-21.2.2-minimal-220123-linux54.iso.sha1
https://download.manjaro.org/gnome/21.2.2/manjaro-gnome-21.2.2-minimal-220123-linux54.iso.sha256
https://download.manjaro.org/gnome/21.2.2/manjaro-gnome-21.2.2-minimal-220123-linux54.iso.torrent
https://download.manjaro.org/gnome/21.2.2/manjaro-gnome-21.2.2-minimal-220123-linux54.iso.pkgs

Download KDE

Full

https://download.manjaro.org/kde/21.2.2/manjaro-kde-21.2.2-220123-linux515.iso
https://download.manjaro.org/kde/21.2.2/manjaro-kde-21.2.2-220123-linux515.iso.sig
https://download.manjaro.org/kde/21.2.2/manjaro-kde-21.2.2-220123-linux515.iso.sha1
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https://download.manjaro.org/kde/21.2.2/manjaro-kde-21.2.2-220123-linux515.iso.pkgs

Minimal

https://download.manjaro.org/kde/21.2.2/manjaro-kde-21.2.2-minimal-220123-linux515.iso
https://download.manjaro.org/kde/21.2.2/manjaro-kde-21.2.2-minimal-220123-linux515.iso.sig
https://download.manjaro.org/kde/21.2.2/manjaro-kde-21.2.2-minimal-220123-linux515.iso.sha1
https://download.manjaro.org/kde/21.2.2/manjaro-kde-21.2.2-minimal-220123-linux515.iso.sha256
https://download.manjaro.org/kde/21.2.2/manjaro-kde-21.2.2-minimal-220123-linux515.iso.torrent
https://download.manjaro.org/kde/21.2.2/manjaro-kde-21.2.2-minimal-220123-linux515.iso.pkgs

Minimal (linux510)

https://download.manjaro.org/kde/21.2.2/manjaro-kde-21.2.2-minimal-220123-linux510.iso
https://download.manjaro.org/kde/21.2.2/manjaro-kde-21.2.2-minimal-220123-linux510.iso.sig
https://download.manjaro.org/kde/21.2.2/manjaro-kde-21.2.2-minimal-220123-linux510.iso.sha1
https://download.manjaro.org/kde/21.2.2/manjaro-kde-21.2.2-minimal-220123-linux510.iso.sha256
https://download.manjaro.org/kde/21.2.2/manjaro-kde-21.2.2-minimal-220123-linux510.iso.torrent
https://download.manjaro.org/kde/21.2.2/manjaro-kde-21.2.2-minimal-220123-linux510.iso.pkgs

Minimal (linux54)

https://download.manjaro.org/kde/21.2.2/manjaro-kde-21.2.2-minimal-220123-linux54.iso
https://download.manjaro.org/kde/21.2.2/manjaro-kde-21.2.2-minimal-220123-linux54.iso.sig
https://download.manjaro.org/kde/21.2.2/manjaro-kde-21.2.2-minimal-220123-linux54.iso.sha1
https://download.manjaro.org/kde/21.2.2/manjaro-kde-21.2.2-minimal-220123-linux54.iso.sha256
https://download.manjaro.org/kde/21.2.2/manjaro-kde-21.2.2-minimal-220123-linux54.iso.torrent
https://download.manjaro.org/kde/21.2.2/manjaro-kde-21.2.2-minimal-220123-linux54.iso.pkgs

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Changelog

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Apologies for question. I would like to check which kernel is recommended please. Thanks very much!

you can check the .pkgs file like https://download.manjaro.org/kde/21.2.2/manjaro-kde-21.2.2-minimal-220123-linux515.iso.pkgs

The kernel recommended is 5.15.16-1

PS: why xdg-desktop-portal-gnome 41.1-1 and xdg-desktop-portal-gtk 1.12.0-1 in KDE minimal?

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probaly because of pamac GUI flatpak support (pamac is a gtk application)

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But evince is not necessary for xdg-desktop-portal-gtk, as there is okular for KDE

Something wrong with Minimal XFCE (linux54)?
Downloaded twice from Website and via torrent. Live session not starting…

Warning: /lib/modules/5.4.173-1-MANJARO/modules.devname not found - ignoring
Starting version 250.2-1-manjaro
ERROR: '/dev/disk/by-label/MANJARO_XFCEM_2122' device did not show up after 30 seconds...
   Falling back to interactive prompt
   You can try to fix the problem manually, log out when you are finished
sh: can't access tty: job control turned off
[rootfs ]#

Tried to reproduce in a VM - and I do see the same error.

A post was merged into an existing topic: [Stable Update] 2022-01-23 - OpenSearch, Kernels, KDE Software, Cinnamon, Pipewire, Mesa, Gnome, LibreOffice

I’ve made some changes to the ISO profile and KDE settings. Only xdg-desktop-portal-kde will be installed. You can try out a nightly ISO build if you wish the next time one is built:

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Thanks! I will wait for the next stable update.

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2 posts were merged into an existing topic: [Stable Update] 2022-01-23 - OpenSearch, Kernels, KDE Software, Cinnamon, Pipewire, Mesa, Gnome, LibreOffice

Just a note for potential and current Manjaro users

When following the “Announcement > Releases” category, use the Download Now button and not the links under the expanded arrows ⮞.

Announcements > Category Text : 21.2.2
Announcements > Category Links: 21.2.2
Announcements > Category Button takes user to download web page : 21.2.5