Manjaro XFCE (17.0)



Manjaro Fringilla was a great release! Now we are proud to announce our current stable release we call “Gellivara”. It took us more than three months to prepare this new release series for 2017.

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.

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, nine kernel-series are available directly from our binary repositories, ranging from the mature & rock-solid 3.10 series to the latest 4.10 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 new release Gellivara:

  • We updated the stock kernel to linux49 4.9 LTS
  • 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
  • Some of our themes got updated and new got designed

Changes since RC3 release:

  • fixed an issue with glx and nvidia driver
  • Gimp v2.8.20
  • Manjaro-Settings-Manager v0.5.1
  • Mesa v17.0.1
  • Xorg-Server v1.19.2
  • Pamac v4.3.0

Changes since RC2 release:

  • without plymouth installed
  • Kernel v4.9.13
  • newer linux-firmware
  • updated wallpapers and settings
  • updated XFCE apps and plugins

Changes since RC1 release:

  • updated Breath wallpaper
  • updated gstreamer packages
  • updated mesa-stack
  • updated documentation
  • [CAL] Add optional config value neverCreateSwap in partition module.
  • [CAL] Improve EFI configuration check in grubcfg.
  • [CAL] Improve EFI configuration check in bootloader.
  • [CAL] fixed two bugs in packages module

Changes since Beta3 release:

  • full profile

Changes since Beta2 release:

  • Manjaro Hello 0.4.10
  • Fixed some crashing issues with Xorg-Server
  • [CAL] partition: use always double click to activate a partition tree view item
  • [CAL] netinstall: moved module to a tree based UI
  • [CAL] welcome: Add fallback check for internet connection
  • [CAL] partition: Don’t hardcode /dev/sd* as device path.
  • [CAL] packages: Make try_{install,remove} more robust.

Changes since Beta1 release:

  • Pamac 4.2.0
  • Mesa 13.0.4
  • Manjaro Settings Manager 0.5.0
  • Network Manager 1.6.0
  • QT 5.8.0
  • [CAL] fix for an issue in the users module, which could break login if the chosen password had non-Latin1 characters
  • [CAL] proper exception handling in the networkcfg module
  • [CAL] improved autologin configuration handling for sddm.

Changes since Alpha releases:

  • fixes for EFI installation
  • gcc updated to v6.3.1
  • xorg-stack v1.19
  • Calamares 3.0 includes countless fixes and improvements to the core application and to the modules, as well as an all new PythonQt-based module interface. The PythonQt interface is optional, and allows module developers to create view modules in Python with Qt.

We hope you enjoy this release and let us know what you think of Gellivara. Our latest install media, you can find them on

Going for the jugular

Why I always first read release information on Distrowatch :smiley:
Thanks for your great efforts, you are awesome :muscle:


Really Manjaro Linux is awesome…there’s something you want crave on that only here in Manjaro Linux you dig it. But as of now, my experience after upgrade is that my machine starts to run slow…I don’t know why.


Hi, thank you for your work, I have XCFE .17.RC3, I wanted to ask how I can install 17 stable without installing from 0.

Thank you.


unless you have a problem with glx… and you can ask here how to resolve it.
all your system is up to date as long as you apply updates. manjaro is a rolling release. all the packages are the same.


Thank you very much for replying so fast, everything is fine, when I get updates I give OK and that’s it.

A greeting.


If you apply all updates, essentially you are now running Gellivara?
Also, do the rolling updates also provide all new themes, icons, wallpapers?



Yes. You can check it with command lsb_release -a

Yes if you have the package manjaro-xfce-settings installed (it is installed by default). So, if in the future the breeze-wallpaper or the theme vertex-maia change to something else, you would get it (you might need to explicitly choose it from appearance settings, but it will be installed).


Many thanks for the quick, concise reply Thanos!


Thank you.


I am trying to get my machine working since yesterday, but since the update it gets stuck aftrr booting the grubmenu. The Manjaro logo appears and when the welcome screen should boot it gets stuck in a black screen with starting version 232
/dev/sda: clean etc.
I’ve tried to reinstall deepin and I also tried a cleann install with Xfce, but it hangs on the same screen.


ive had that experience in the past… not sure why.


Great work!


No, they might get pulled as dependencies for manjaro-*-settings packages, but usually the look is defined in the $HOME folder with GUI for appearance settings. So you would need to adjust manually.



I just want to say thanks for the work done on the new installer. I had a great experience.

I have used Manjaro for about 1.5 years now, and I have loved it. Generally, I have kept my HOME partition and put new installation of Manjaro [or occasional other ARCH distros] on the same install partition.

On previous installs, I have always had to manually partition the drive. None of the auto-methods worked

But today, I installed 17.0 with Gellivara, and the auto-partition worked perfectly! I simply selected Replace Manjaro installation, selected the correct partition, selected “keep home /sda3/ partition”, and installed!

No glitches! No problems at all!

A few minutes later, I’m up and running again, getting my favorite software re-installed, with my /home/ files exactly where I left them.


Thanks Manjaro!!! :sweat_smile::tada:


Today, I explored Manjaro 17.0 Xfce edition. It is very much usable and keyboard navigation is extremely easy. Just hit on windows key and search for application you want to open and then hit enter. That’s all!!.

There are too many positives, but I don’t want to name them.:slight_smile: I would like to list a few issues/desired features with this release.

  • Firstly, screen capture shortcut is not enabled by default. It could be better if it use Fn + Print for screen capture.
  • Tap to click option is not enabled by default. This is common with other distributions like Fedora. But, I don’t find any reason to not enable this option by default.
  • When I tried top Steam it was not opening. It was showing following error in console:

Repairing installation, linking /home/manjaro/.steam/steam to /home/manjaro/.local/share/Steam
Running Steam on manjarolinux 17.0 64-bit
STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(0)
/home/manjaro/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib32/ undefined symbol: xcb_send_request_with_fds
/home/manjaro/.local/share/Steam/ line 444: no match: ssfn*

It appears like, 32 bit libraries are not available in Steam.

While exploring this release, I have captured a few screenshots of this distribution which you can checkout in my blog (Distroscreens).

Finally, I would like to thank you the maintainers and developers for taking this project forward and making open source community more diverse.



Just a note for your blog, the 17.0 release is Gellivara not Fringilla.


Such a big mistake !!!. Thanks for pointing out. I have corrected it.


Awesome work.
Thanks for your efforts :wink:


I’m currently installed and using the Manjaro 16.10.

How could i install the 17.0 without re-installing the OS ?