Manjaro ARM 19.06 released!
I am proud to announce the immediate availability of Manjaro ARM 19.06.
We also started supporting the new Odroid N2 device, with a 4.9 kernel. It's Hardkernels version of a RockPro64 board, just with an Amlogic S922x SoC.
So the Odroid-C2 prebuilt images have been switched for the Odroid-N2 ones.
We also finally support the
rockpro64, which we have worked for the last few months.
And the Rock64 prebuilt images has been switched for the RockPro64 ones.
And a last minute entry is support for the
rockpi4 device, which is also an rk3399 based board.
You can still install Odroid C2 and Rock64 with
New eMMC flash image for Pinebook
We also introduced a special kind of image with this release.
It's an image for supported laptops designed to flash Manjaro ARM to the built-in eMMC module, so you don't have to fiddle with DD and/or take out the eMMc module yourself.
Right now an image for the Pinebook is available in the download folders linked below, but will be named emmc-installer in addition to the regular filename.
This release sports the custom install option for all images. This means that at first boot, you will be asked about the following:
- full name
- password for that username
- password for root
- keyboard layout (except on pinebook, that is fixed to us layout)
Then the setup script will set these settings and reboot to the login screen.
No torrents this time! Sorry!
- New kernels and packages all around.
- LXQT 0.14.1
- KDE/Plasma 5.16.1
Updating from 19.04:
- Old releases should just keep on rolling.
- If you want the 19.06 experience, I recommend re-installing the system.
- Please install
- No lockscreen installed (LXQT only).
- No audio cards on RockPro64, Rock64, OC2, ON2 and RockPi4.
- Rock64 rev3 does not boot from SD cards. Need correct uboot patch.
- Wifi/BT not available on Rock Pi 4. Mainline support should be coming in 5.3.
- Raspberry Pi 3 not increase from base clock frequency, do to a kernel bug.
- Devices using mainline kernel might have issues with internet connections. Turn of ipv6 for the active connection and force it to run ipv4. It's a kernel bug.
- Raspberry Pi 3 (tested on B)
- Odroid C2
- Odroid N2
- Pinebook (tested on 11" 1080p edition)
- Rock Pi 4
- Pine64-LTS / Sopine (tested on Pine64-LTS board)
What about other devices?
Manjaro ARM is dropping armv7h support entirely this August. So if you have/use an armv7h device, you should be looking at other distro's that might fit your need. Some could be:
- Arch Linux ARM
- Raspbian (for the raspberrypi)
- Ubuntu Mate
All package updates have stopped for armv7h. That means, no more package updates for armv7h at all going forward. I am also removing any armv7h support still present in
August 1st, the armv7h repo will be removed from the repo server and mirrors.
I am still waiting on the Pinebook Pro for testing.
I won't be making images for all the supported devices. If your desired image for your desired supported device does not exist, please use
manjaro-arm-installer to install it to an SD/eMMC card.