SbK LXQt 21.2.1 release

I am happy to announce the release of SbK LXQt 21.2.1.


The SpinsbyKilz.com watermark is not present on the installed system.

Some minor package renaming was done during the downtime between series. The old KvSpinDark"color" theme package name was changed to SpinThemeDark"color". This was done because there is more to the theme package than a kvantum theme. The Gtk part of the theme package also had its name changed from KvSpinDark"color" to GtkSpinDark"color" to show it is a Gtk theme. Old themes will keep the old naming, and the new naming will be used for future themes.

Both iso’s in this release include:

  1. The 5.10.89 LTS kernel.
  2. The New FlatRemixSpin-Teal4 icon theme with light and dark versions of the control icons.
  3. The new SpinThemeDarkTeal5 matching Gtk and Kvantum themes in one package was used.
  4. The new Usplash-21.2.1 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 1/3/2022.

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 Checking
  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.

Jim

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There is an issue with setting up and using keyboard shortcuts. The issue has been fixed upstream but may take some time to get to Manjaro stable. There is a work around.

First I created a script and placed it in /usr/bin as “startgkey” and made it executable.

#!/bin/bash
sleep 10
lxqt-globalkeysd

Then I edited 2 lines in /etc/xdg/autostart/lxqt-globalkeyshortcuts.desktop to

# TryExec=lxqt-globalkeysd
Exec=startgkey

Then restart.