This is a development release.
- Kernel upgraded from Linux 4.4 to Linux 4.8 (to better support new devices).
- Pulseaudio added (reason explained later).
- Linux 4.8.9
- OpenRC 0.22.4
- Eudev 3.2.0
- ConsoleKit2 1.1.0
- hardinfo (graphical system information).
- ffmpegthumbnailer (video thumbnails in Thunar).
Reasons for adding pulseaudio:
On an Intel Broadwell laptop, sound did not work by default. On installing pulseaudio it worked.
The reason was that two audio devices were detected, Intel HDMI and Intel PCH; Intel HDMI was selected as the default device even though the HDMI cable was not connected.
After setting default device to Intel PCH in Alsa as described in http://superuser.com/questions/626606/how-to-make-alsa-pick-a-preferred-sound-device-automatically, sound worked in ALSA as well.
Hence I included Pulseaudio to provide better out of the box functionality.
Users who do not want it can disable it by:
- Removing it from startup (program is start-pulseaudio-x11), AND / OR
- Removing it from the system (sudo pacman -Rs pulseaudio pulseaudio-alsa pavucontrol xfce4-pulseaudio-plugin).
Booting in EFI mode does not work currently[FIXED] (Manjaro Tools Broken).
- Include pulseaudio
- Do not include pulse, ALSA is enough