SbK LXQt release

I am happy to announce the release of SbK LXQt

The watermark is not present on the installed system.

This SbK LXQt release is based on Majaro 21.2.0 RC2.

Both iso’s in this release include:

  1. The 5.10.83 LTS kernel.
  2. The New FlatRemixSpin-Grey icon theme with light and dark versions of the control icons.
  3. The new KvSpinDarkGrey3 matching Gtk and Kvantum themes in one package.
  4. The new Usplash- desktop wallpapers. One of them is the background for the grub, desktop, and login screen backgrounds.
  5. The iso’s are up to date as of 12/12/2021.

Both iso’s also contain the standard SbK features.

  1. The latest LTS kernel.
  2. A Manjaro stable install that is also AUR compatible with a lot of packages used to build packages installed…
  3. It is multiarch by default to make running wine games and other 32bit software you may run easier.
  4. The Spins by Kilz signed repository is enabled for SbK project packages.
  5. A signed iso. For information on checking signed iso’s visit
  6. Bloatware has been removed (HP printer software and others).
  7. Flat packs and snaps are not installed. The back ends are also not installed but can be installed by the user.
  8. All SbK iso’s contain Manjaro Architect script in case you want to do a custom install. Sadly to get any SbK packages like themes, icons, and other goodies you will have to add the SbK Repository after install.
  9. Timeshift autosnap installed. It takes a snapshot before upgrading so any bad upgrades can be easily reversed.
  10. A basic Conky with a color theme that matches the desktop themes.

A full and very minimal iso can be found here.

As always comments, suggestions, requests are always welcome, just post below.


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Just a simple question, what is the sbk.repo.db ?
Have the SbK iso specific repos and other maintening updating system ?

The sbk.repo.db is the database file for the SbK repository. The SbK repository holds themes and other packages used to build the spins. Pacman and pamac download the database files to make sure there are no updates.
The error you got is that the file did not download fast enough. Since the SbK Project uses free hosting for FOSS projects this happens sometimes. Trying again usually downloads the file and the error goes away.

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Any chance of a Raspberry Pi version of this Spin? It would make a killer distro for the Pi. Great theming AND I imagine very good performance.

I dont have any experience with pi builds. I would love to try and make one, but I dont have a pi to test it.