Manjaro JWM 16.06.1 released



The Manjaro Community is proud to announce the release of our JWM Edition 16.06.1 - Code 19616 - Daniella. JWM (Joe’s Window Manager) is a lightweight stacking window manager for the X Window System written by Joe Wingbermuehle. JWM is written in C and uses only Xlib at a minimum. Configuration is accomplished by editing an XML file - no graphical configuration tools are provided. Our well-known tools are included in a mix of fresh artwork from our community. This release comes with our advanced graphical installer Thus as well as our text-based CLI-Installer. Stable branch was used to create the install media.

The system boots up with less than 111MB of RAM usage.

For more information please read the Manjaro JWM User Orientation Guide (Menu > Help > Manjaro > Manjaro JWM User Orientation Guide).


• Kernel (4.4 LTS);
• JWM (2.3.5-1);
• Pacli Package Manager;
• JWMConf Configuration Tool;
• Manjaro Settings Manager;
• Thus;
• CLI-Installer;
• mhwd;
• Preload;
• Prelink;
• LightDM;
• PCManFM;
• Conky;
• i3lock;
• cbatticon;
• Sakura;
• Medit;
• Conky;
• Feh;
• Pale Moon;
• HexChat;
• DeaDBeeF;
• SMPlayer;
• GNU Chess;
• Gweled;
• LBreakout;
• JWM Maia Theme;
• GTK Vertex Maia Dark Theme;
• Icon Vertex Maia Theme;
• LightDM Maia Theme;
• Icon Oblogout Maia Dark Theme;
• Collection Wallpapers Perspective;
• Scripts Install for AUR, Firewall, Java, Multimedia and Printer.

To download the isos to access the link Manjaro JWM Community Edition 16.06.1 - Code 19616 - Daniella.

Please verify the downloaded ISO files with the provided checksum before installation!

kind regards, Holmes, Maintainer Manjaro JWM Community Edition


you got just one md5 and one sha1 file, there are 2 iso images. Could you please rename the checksum files for 64 and 32 bit iso accordingly.

Looking forward to playing with it. Cheers.


each file (md5 and sha1) has the codes 32 and 64 bits. open files…

vlw fwi, Holmes :slight_smile:


ah, i feel like a potato. :grin:


so stop getting fried…


I have a hardrive stashed for this, Gracias @Holmes!:v:


Awesome, I’ve been working on my own JWM theme and I can’t wait to share it with everyone. Wanted to wait till 16.06 became stable before I continued working on it.


hi all,
@Beto quickly install Manjaro JWM.
@Cycad i look forward to your theme.

vlw fwi, Holmes :slight_smile:


It needs a unicorn, put a used toothpick on its forehead or something. :stuck_out_tongue:


Hi, there is a system to have the conf of JWM from the Manjaro JWM version (like a repo with the files or a guide to config the wm)?
Because now i have the xfce version installed and i prefer not to reinstall th entire system.
Thanks in advance


First make sure you have installed all packages meant to be in JWM edition. Then fetch jwm config files

sudo pacman -R manjaro-xfce-settings
sudo pacman -Sy manjaro-jwm-settings

then copy individual config files from /etc/skel to your home. Log out/login and you have jwm edition.


wow this is amazing :slight_smile: thanks
the only problem is that it is not set the theme in the iso, the manjaro colors one


I was using the package jwm-git without problems. But in this new release of Manjaro JWM, when I change form jwm to jwm-git I can’t log in. (The release of jwm didn’t change. 1535). What can I do?

There is a problem in the log in screen. I can skip it, by opening another tty, then login with commands and finally startx without problems.


hi @deletetefile
i did not understand!

it appears an error message?

vlw fwi, Holmes :slight_smile:


Hi @Holmes
The message: Failed to start session
The log in /var/log/lightdm/lightdm.log:

[+0.00s] DEBUG: Logging to /var/log/lightdm/lightdm.log
[+0.00s] DEBUG: Starting Light Display Manager 1.18.1, UID=0 PID=507
[+0.00s] DEBUG: Loading configuration dirs from /usr/share/lightdm/lightdm.conf.d
[+0.00s] DEBUG: Loading configuration dirs from /usr/local/share/lightdm/lightdm.conf.d
[+0.00s] DEBUG: Loading configuration dirs from /etc/xdg/lightdm/lightdm.conf.d
[+0.00s] DEBUG: Loading configuration from /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf
[+0.00s] DEBUG: Using D-Bus name org.freedesktop.DisplayManager
[+0.03s] DEBUG: Registered seat module xlocal
[+0.03s] DEBUG: Registered seat module xremote
[+0.03s] DEBUG: Registered seat module unity
[+0.37s] DEBUG: Monitoring logind for seats
[+0.37s] DEBUG: New seat added from logind: seat0
[+0.37s] DEBUG: Seat seat0: Loading properties from config section Seat:*
[+0.37s] DEBUG: Seat seat0: Starting
[+0.37s] DEBUG: Seat seat0: Creating greeter session
[+0.38s] DEBUG: Seat seat0: Creating display server of type x
[+0.38s] DEBUG: Could not run plymouth --ping: Failed to execute child process "plymouth" (No such file or directory)
[+0.38s] DEBUG: Using VT 7
[+0.38s] DEBUG: Seat seat0: Starting local X display on VT 7
[+0.38s] DEBUG: DisplayServer x-0: Logging to /var/log/lightdm/x-0.log
[+0.38s] DEBUG: DisplayServer x-0: Writing X server authority to /run/lightdm/root/:0
[+0.38s] DEBUG: DisplayServer x-0: Launching X Server
[+0.38s] DEBUG: Launching process 533: /usr/sbin/X :0 -seat seat0 -auth /run/lightdm/root/:0 -nolisten tcp vt7 -novtswitch
[+0.38s] DEBUG: DisplayServer x-0: Waiting for ready signal from X server :0
[+0.38s] DEBUG: Acquired bus name org.freedesktop.DisplayManager
[+0.38s] DEBUG: Registering seat with bus path /org/freedesktop/DisplayManager/Seat0
[+0.41s] WARNING: Error getting user list from org.freedesktop.Accounts: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name org.freedesktop.Accounts was not provided by any .service files
[+0.41s] DEBUG: Loading user config from /etc/lightdm/users.conf
[+0.42s] DEBUG: User jere added
[+1.50s] DEBUG: Got signal 10 from process 533
[+1.50s] DEBUG: DisplayServer x-0: Got signal from X server :0
[+1.50s] DEBUG: DisplayServer x-0: Connecting to XServer :0
[+1.50s] DEBUG: Seat seat0: Display server ready, starting session authentication
[+1.50s] DEBUG: Session pid=1562: Started with service 'lightdm-greeter', username 'lightdm'
[+1.53s] DEBUG: Session pid=1562: Authentication complete with return value 0: Success
[+1.53s] DEBUG: Seat seat0: Session authenticated, running command
[+1.53s] DEBUG: Session pid=1562: Running command /usr/sbin/lightdm-gtk-greeter
[+1.53s] DEBUG: Creating shared data directory /var/lib/lightdm-data/lightdm
[+1.53s] DEBUG: Session pid=1562: Logging to /var/log/lightdm/x-0-greeter.log
[+1.80s] DEBUG: Activating VT 7
[+1.80s] DEBUG: Activating login1 session c1
[+1.80s] DEBUG: Seat seat0 changes active session to c1
[+1.80s] DEBUG: Session c1 is already active
[+2.04s] DEBUG: Session pid=1562: Greeter connected version=1.18.1 resettable=false
[+2.32s] DEBUG: Session pid=1562: Greeter start authentication for jere
[+2.32s] DEBUG: Session pid=1615: Started with service 'lightdm', username 'jere'
[+2.32s] DEBUG: Session pid=1615: Got 1 message(s) from PAM
[+2.32s] DEBUG: Session pid=1562: Prompt greeter with 1 message(s)
[+4.77s] DEBUG: Session pid=1562: Continue authentication
[+4.80s] DEBUG: Session pid=1615: Authentication complete with return value 0: Success
[+4.80s] DEBUG: Session pid=1562: Authenticate result for user jere: Success
[+4.80s] DEBUG: Session pid=1562: User jere authorized
[+4.80s] DEBUG: Session pid=1562: Greeter sets language en_US.utf8
[+4.87s] DEBUG: Session pid=1562: Greeter requests default session
[+4.87s] DEBUG: Seat seat0: Failed to find session configuration jwm
[+4.87s] DEBUG: Seat seat0: Can't find session 'jwm'
[+4.90s] DEBUG: Session pid=1562: Greeter start authentication for jere
[+4.90s] DEBUG: Session pid=1620: Started with service 'lightdm', username 'jere'
[+4.90s] DEBUG: Session pid=1620: Got 1 message(s) from PAM
[+4.90s] DEBUG: Session pid=1562: Prompt greeter with 1 message(s)
[+4.92s] DEBUG: Session pid=1615: Exited with return value 0
[+4.92s] DEBUG: Seat seat0: Session stopped
[+9.08s] DEBUG: Seat seat0 changes active session to 
[+18.72s] DEBUG: Seat seat0 changes active session to c2


nono the theme its not the same, its different.
for now no error messages, all ok


i believe the problem is in the change jwm-git to jwm.
in my tests i had no problems…

vlw fwi, Holmes :slight_smile:


i believe that the updated package is not in stable repository.

vlw fwi, Holmes :slight_smile:


Thus is still freezing in Virtualbox for me. Is there an idiot’s guide for how to use the graphical CLI Installer?


you can install the Calamares.

sudo pacman -S calamares

vlw fwi, Holmes :slight_smile: