SbK LXQt 24.0.0

I am happy to announce the release of SbK LXQt 24.0.0.

The watermark is not present on the installed system.

The 24.0.0 Manjaro stable update was huge. It introduced Qt6. For LXQt and its applications it is a new toolkit. Older applications still use Qt5 and will not follow the desktop theme appearing with a very light color. I have tried to make sure the applications in the iso’s follow the dark theme, but I may have missed a couple. The good news is that as the older applications are updated in the future they will use the theme. Until then there is nothing that can be done if an application has a light theme.

Both iso’s in this release include:

  1. The 6.6.30 LTS kernel.
  2. LXQt 2.0.
  3. The New KoraSpin-Pink10 icon theme with light and dark versions of the control icons. They are part of the KoraSpin-24.0.0 package.
  4. The new SpinThemeDarkPink10 matching Gtk and Kvantum themes in one package was used.
  5. The new Usplash-24.0.0 desktop wallpapers. One of them is the background for the grub, desktop, and login screen backgrounds.
  6. The iso’s are up to date as of 5/15/2024. Lots of updates since the last release.
  7. An optional Firefox theme, SbK Dark Pink10, that matches the color scheme, is available at Firefox Themes. Just click on the image in Firefox to install it.

Both iso’s also contain the standard SbK features.

  1. The latest LTS kernel.
  2. A Manjaro stable install that is also AUR compatible. In the full iso there are also a lot of packages used to build packages installed. AUR packages are not supported by Arch or Manjaro.
  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 Check ISO. Check ISO
  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. To get any SbK packages like themes, icons, and other goodies you will have to add the SbK Repository. 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.


This release series is full of changes because of the large update. Its going to take extra time to get it out.

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