Manjaro v17.0.4 released



Hi community,

Manjaro Gellivara was a great release! Now we are proud to announce v17.0.4, our hopefully final release of Gellivara. We found some issues with our graphical package managers and installer, the shipped Mesa-Stack in combination with KDE and decided therefore to fix those with a new release of our ISOs. These ISOs also include all other updates from today’s stable release.

Everyone, who used older install media than v17.0.2 release, should read also this announcement about password weakness and follow its advice to secure your systems.

Also, Gellivara is the last edition of Manjaro Linux supporting 32bit Architecture. Read more about this decision here.

We hope you will enjoy this release as we did creating it.

kind regards
Philip Müller and the development team of Manjaro

The Xfce edition remains our flagship offering and has received the attention it deserves. Few can claim to offer such a polished, integrated and leading-edge Xfce experience. We ship Xfce 4.12 with this release of Manjaro. We mainly focused on polishing the user experience on the desktop and window manager, and on updating some components to take advantage of newly available technologies such as switching to a new Vertex-Maia theme, we already using known as Maia for our KDE edition.

Our KDE edition continues to deliver this powerful, mature and feature-rich desktop environment with a unique look-and-feel, and with the perks of Manjaro’s latest tools.

We ship now Plasma 5.10 desktop in combination with the latest KDE-Apps 17.08. It was a huge step to get it all playing together smoothly and to give the user experience the same feeling as our KDE4 editions of the past.

GNOME being a powerful, userfriendly, easy to use, customizable and fully accesible GTK3+ desktop environment, the Manjaro team has decided to offer the GNOME edition as a third official flavour with the 17.0 release. The Manjaro Gnome edition stays close to vanilla GNOME while of course being customized and configured for out-of-the-box usability with all the proven features of a Manjaro edition like Manjaro-Hardware-Detection, Manjaro-Settings-Manager, Pamac package management and the new Manjaro-Hello welcome screen.

The Manjaro Settings Manager (MSM) now provides an easy-to-use graphical interface for installing and removing the many series of kernels we offer. Manjaro’s selection of readily available kernels remains the most extensive of all Linux distribution we know of. At the time of this release, twelve kernel-series are available directly from our binary repositories, ranging from the mature and rock-solid 3.10 series to the latest 4.13 release. Additionally we offer two realtime kernel series. Such a wide array of available kernel options results in extensive hardware support, getting the most out of your system for you, be it old or new.

Features of the updated release of Gellivara:

  • Latest LTS stock kernel of linux49 4.9 LTS series
  • We updated the Xorg-Stack to v1.19 series
  • We enhanced and improved our Manjaro Tools & Profiles
  • MHWD we adopted a more efficient way to handle libglx binaries
  • Updated and new designed themes and styles
  • Updates on Calamares
  • Fixes to our Mesa-Stack and Pamac

Changes since v17.0.3

  • Fixes to our Mesa-Stack and Pamac
  • Calamares v3.1.4

Changes since our first release candidate

  • Updated internet browsers
  • Updated Mesa stack
  • Fixed toolchain
  • Updates to Calamares

Changes since v17.0.2

  • Updated printer-stack
  • Updated internet browsers
  • Updated toolchain
  • Updated drivers stack
  • Updated KDE desktop
  • Updated Gnome desktop

Download one of our current stable editions from here.


Torrents not up yet :cry:


They will be soon.


You did not mention inclusion of kernel 4.14. Installed. no problem.


You need more help buddy. The time is nigh-(space, time, relation …).
Those who can step up to the plate(s) should, and do it just for the love of it.


I was surprised to see this release news on twitter. Because, it was at beginning of this week, I feed blogged about Manjaro 17.0.3 release, and in release announcement, it was mentioned that, 17.0.3 is going to final release in 17.x series.

Now I understand, 17.0.4 is an unscheduled bug fix release.


I am working on them.

Download speeds have been slow today from SF.


Thanks team, all work.

Manjaro 17.0.4 Gellivara
Kernel: x86_64 Linux 4.13.0-1-MANJARO



I run KDE with an Intel i5, the update went well. But I have gotten 2 notifications to upgrade my kernel. These notifications came after I upgraded. I am currently running the LTS according to the Manjaro settings. I plan to upgrade to 4.14 when it reaches LTS status.


Torrents are now live at:


Downloaded and seeding now :slightly_smiling_face:


Lovely update, unfortunately with rolling release model only bugs are visible on the first look :frowning:
There’s a bug with volume of pulseaudio - with every reboot or use of command killall --user [myname], volume resets to 100%

[edit] I tried to add a startup script which would run

pacmd set-sink-volume 0 26000

To lower the volume to 40%, but KDE system settings seems to not save any changes I’ve done to system.


These notifications are misleading. They simply tell you later kernels are available. They mistakenly ask you to upgrade which they should not do unless your kernel has been dropped.

Its been discussed before, but nobody has time to fix it right now.

Personally I never run anything but LTS kernels, because I have no exotic hardware requirements.


This is why there are two stages of updates before ‘stable’: unstable and testing. If people don’t test packages before they reach stable, bugs won’t be found.


Thank you for the reply. I agree, I only run LTS kernels as well.


Why is not added package usb_modemswitch?


There is no package usb_modemswitch in our repositories, neither in AUR or as binary at Archlinux.



That’s usb_modeswitch, not usb_modemswitch like you mentioned.


Sorry for that