We are proud to announce the release of Manjaro ARM 22.02.
You can find all our images on manjaro.org!
Manjaro ARM is proud to be the default installation on the Pinebook Pro and the PinePhone from Pine64.
We have put in a lot of work to get to this point and we are excited that we have been accepted by the creators of this laptop and phone, as a great OS option.
We are still working on getting great support for the Quartz64, but we will not make it part of these releases, until we have most of the stuff working.
But you can find our weekly images on Github for Quartz64-BSP and Quartz64-A and in our Manjaro ARM Flasher.
These images are currently Dev images, based on Unstable branch.
This is also the first release, where we include a Generic Aarch64 image. This image does not include any board firmware and as such requires the user to have the correct Board Firmware (like u-boot, petit-boot or tow-boot) on their boards SPI flash or any other storage that gets checked before the drive with the Generic image installed. It is using the extlinux bootloader schema. It does not support UEFI yet, but we are working on it. The download pages for the Generic image, will list the devices that we have tested to work with this image. Of course having a generic image won’t include device specific firmware (like wifi firmware) and tweaks, but those can be installed afterwards, if needed.
We have our own GUI app to make it easy for users to flash a Manjaro ARM image on to an SD card or eMMC card.
If you are on Manjaro ARM, simply install
manjaro-arm-flasher and launch the app “Manjaro ARM Flasher” from your menu. This will download and flash the image of your choice.
You can also manually run the application (if you are not running Manjaro ARM) by downloading this python script, make it executable with
chmod +x manjaro-arm-flasher and then run it with
sudo ./manjaro-arm-flasher. It requires
python-blkinfo 0.1.3 to be installed, which can be installed with
pip install blkinfo.
This release uses Calamares as our new First Time Setup tool.
Calamares is a QT based graphical application for setting locale, keyboard layout, User information, timezone and so forth.
This also means, that SSH can no longer be used to setup the system on GUI editions.
This release sports the First Time setup for all Minimal images, also via SSH. This means that at first boot, you will be asked about the following:
- keyboard layout (except on pinebook, that is fixed to us layout)
- additional user groups (optional)
- full name
- password for that username
- password for root
Then the setup script will set these settings and reboot to the login screen.
All the download links can be found on the website
Torrents are also available!
Because of the new build system, gpg signature is not available yet
- New packages from upstream and Manjaro ARM.
- All GUI editions now use Calamares for First Time Setup
- XFCE 4.16
- KDE Plasma 5.24
- Gnome 41.4
- MATE 1.26
- Sway 1.7
- Pacman 6.0
- Switched to the new Breath theme on Plasma edition. This should have been done automatically in a previous update.
- Switch Do-Not-Disturb mode off by default on XFCE.
- Switched from TLP to Power Profiles Daemon on all editions. This should also have been done automatically in a previous update.
- No audio cards on Roc-CC.
Smoothness on Raspberry Pi 3 devices
To get a smoother experience on your Raspberry Pi 3 device, while running the Raspberry Pi 4 image do this:
/boot/config.txtand comment out
- Save the file and reboot.
- Khadas Vim 2
- Khadas Vim 3
- Generic Aarch64
- Odroid C4
- Odroid HC4
- Odroid N2
- Odroid N2+
- Pinebook Pro
- Radxa Zero
- Raspberry Pi 4 (tested on Model B, Raspberry Pi 3 and Raspberry Pi 400)
- Rock Pi 4B
- Rock Pi 4C
With Manjaro ARM Installer (in addition to the above devices): (Download it here)
- ClockworkPI DevTerm
- Khadas Vim 1
- Khadas Edge-V Pro
- LibreComputer ROC-RK3328-CC
- NanoPC T4
- Odroid C2
- Quartz64 Model A
While we do make images for a lot of devices, we 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.